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Drag Racing Funny Cars : Factory Flyers to Flip-Top Fuelers
by Lou Hart and Pam Hardy


Overview - Since the early 1960s, dealer-sponsored Super Stockers battled for supremacy on the quarter-mile and in the dealer showrooms. Evolving into the Factory Experimental class, these wild steel bodied, altered wheelbase monsters were stuffed with massive fuel injected and supercharged engines that attracted crowds to the dragstrip Legendary pioneers Dyno Don Nicholson, Jack Chrisman, Bill Shrewsberry, Butch Leal, Dick Landy, Arnie Beswick, Phil Bonner, Gas Ronda, Don Gay, Sox & Martin, Richard Petty, and many other A/FX stars were instrumental in the development of the funny car as it morphed from a heavy production car into seven-second 250mph aerodynamic fiberglass, tubular chassis missile.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Since the early 1960s, dealer-sponsored Super Stockers battled for supremacy on the quarter-mile and in the dealer showrooms. Evolving into the Factory Experimental class, these wild steel bodied, altered wheelbase monsters were stuffed with massive fuel injected and supercharged engines that attracted crowds to the dragstrip Legendary pioneers Dyno Don Nicholson, Jack Chrisman, Bill Shrewsberry, Butch Leal, Dick Landy, Arnie Beswick, Phil Bonner, Gas Ronda, Don Gay, Sox & Martin, Richard Petty, and many other A/FX stars were instrumental in the development of the funny car as it morphed from a heavy production car into seven-second 250mph aerodynamic fiberglass, tubular chassis missile. The popularity of funny cars led Jungle Jim Lieberman, Bill Lawton, Lew Arrington, Bill Flynn, Norm Kraus, and Big John Mazmanian to become household names. Tom Mongoose McEwen, Don Snake Prudhomme, Tom Hoover, Kenny Safford, Terry Capp, John Force, Kenny Bernstein, Jake Johnston, Larry Reyes, Richard Tharp, Roland Leong, Randy Walls, Jess Tyree, Rich Siroonian and others who achieved success racing funny cars are all featured in over 300 incredible color and black and white photos."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781583882207
  • ISBN-10: 1583882200
  • Publisher: Iconografix
  • Publish Date: November 2008
  • Page Count: 158

Series: Photo Gallery

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