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Pro Stock is a unique class of racing, and one
that has changed considerably over the years. In its early years, Pro
Stock was similar to the Super Stock era from a decade before, in that
it featured cars that seemed to be a lot like a hot rod version of what
people were driving on the street. While the engines were a little
bigger and nastier than most street versions, they were not that far
removed, and fans could really relate to cars like 'Cudas, Mustangs,
Camaros, Mavericks, and Vegas going at it on Sunday afternoon. These
mostly stock-bodied cars were, after all, what most fans wanted their
own street version to be.
Over the years, as always seems to happen in
racing, the original vision morphs into something completely different,
and in the case of Pro Stock, that meant tube frames and flip-up
fiberglass bodies that resemble nothing seen on the street. And in that,
there becomes a little bit of a disconnect with the fans, whose interest
in Pro Stock originated in the relative stock appearance of the cars.
For this reason The Dawn of Pro Stock by Steve Reyes is a celebration of
the early years, when fans could really connect with the cars, and brand
rivalries were intense.
Legendary drag racing photographer Reyes was
trackside at the biggest and best NHRA events from the mid 1960s
throughout the 1990s. He had a unique perspective on the development of
Pro Stock, as he was able to document the evolution of both the cars and
drivers as he observed them throughout the season. For a genuine
insider's view, Steve has gotten together the very best shots he had,
and supplemented them with some great images from his contemporaries to
offer this new collection. Steve's own observations punctuate the
outstanding images to give the reader a trackside view of Pro Stock's
early days unlike any offered before.
An incredible photo collection showcasing the
legends of the Pro Stock class.
Delivered in a scrapbook format, the Author?s captions
tell the tale, sharing both facts and personal observations.
All the best-known cars and drivers share space with
lesser-known participants for a look at the evolution
from many angles.