Hottest Dragsters and Funny Cars

Author: Jim Gigliotti

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780766028708

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

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"Learn about drag racing, funny cars, and experience what it feels like to spend the day at a drag race"--Provided by publisher.

Funny Cars

Author: Susan Creighton

Publisher: Silver Burdett Press

ISBN: 9780896863620

Category: Drag racing

Page: 47

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Describes the sport of funny car racing, an event in drag racing competition, including its history, types of funny cars, the drag strip, and famous drivers.

1001 Drag Racing Facts

The Golden Age of Top Fuel, Funny Cars, Door Slammers & More

Author: Doug Boyce

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251912

Category: Transportation

Page: 416

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Spanning the 1950s through the 1970s, 1001 Drag Racing Facts is packed with well-researched drag racing facts that even some of the most hard-core drag racing fans might be surprised to learn. Covered are all the popular classes of racing of the era, including Top Fuelers, Funny Cars, Pro Stocks, Eliminators such as Gassers and Altereds, Stocks, Super Stocks, and more. There is even a chapter on racetrack facts! Fans of these legendary cars will appreciate the technical and entertaining information shared on every page about all of the great cars, teams, drivers, and classes. Author Doug Boyce is well known for his encyclopedia-like knowledge of drag racing facts. The detail in his previous books, such as Grumpy’s Toys, Junior Stock and Drag Racing's Quarter Mile Warriors: Then and Now, proves he is up to the task of sharing everything you never knew about drag racing in the golden era. Whether you’re an avid fan of nostalgia drags, a trivia buff who wants to stump friends, or simply a fan of the big and powerful drag cars of the 1950s through the 1970s, this book is an informative and entertaining collection of facts from one of the industry’s most respected sources

Drag Racing Funny Cars

Factory Flyers to Flip-top Fuelers

Author: Lou Hart

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583882207

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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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.

Drag Racing Funny Cars of the 1970s

Photo Archive

Author: Louis Hart,Wallace A Wyss

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583880685

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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See the cars raced by many of the legendary names in drag racing, including Don Prudhomme, Tom McEuen and Jim Dunn. The authors include action shots, as well as clear, detailed "in the pits under-the-shell" shots. Photographs show various makes and models of cars that have been reconstructed as funny cars, plus everything from stock to modified Camaros, Mustangs, Javelins, Dodge Chargers, and Firebirds, to oddball exhibition cars like the "backwards pickup."

Funny Car Dragsters

Author: Tyrone Georgiou

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 143394698X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Learn about how fast funny cars can go and why they are funny.

Smokin' Dragsters and Funny Cars

Author: Jim Gigliotti

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1622851595

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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This fun volume explores the personalities, the history, and the crazy cars associated with the wild world of drag racing. Readers get a look into the different types of drag racing, and a "day at the races" for an exciting you-are-there feeling.

Funny Cars

Author: Cameron Steele

Publisher: Bellwether Media

ISBN: 1612114814

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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With huge rear wheels, flip-up bodies, and powerful engines, funny cars thrill fans across the country. Funny car engines can have over forty times the horsepower of a normal production vehicle. Sometimes their engines explode during a race! Students will explore the technology in a funny car and the future of these high-tech dragsters.

Burnout!

Funny car races

Author: Jay Denan

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc

ISBN: 9780893752569

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes those supercharged dragsters known as "funny cars" that have become a popular addition to drag racing.

Drag Racing Funny Cars of the 1960's Photo Archive

From Super Stockers to Floppers

Author: Lou Hart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781583880975

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 126

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In the 1960s funny cars captured the fans with tremendous smoky burnouts and gigantic wheelstands, they were so unpredictable that you never knew what to expect--they might go straight or end up glancing off the guard rail. It was an era of development, of success and of failure. Many raced for Saturday night bragging rights, but many raced for a living--today they are legends of the sport, several of which have contributed information to this book.

AMC Muscle Cars : Muscle Car Color History

Author: Larry G. Mitchell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610608015

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

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Anybody who wanted to go toe to toe with the Big Three in the 1960s had to produce credible muscle cars. American Motors Corporation did exactly that with the SC Rambler and the incredibly fast AMX. Some argue, however, that AMC's insistence on pouring its relatively limited resources into the "muscle wars" ultimately led to its demise. Illustrated throughout with modern photography of restored and factory-original cars, archival images, AMC concept drawings, period advertisements, and cutaway illustrations, this color history primarily focuses on the conception, development, production, and performance of the AMX, as well as the Javelin upon which it was based. Special models like the Mark Donohue Signature Edition Javelin, along with the less-than-well-received Marlin, Rebel, SST, Hornet 360, Gremlin X, and others are also included.

Funny car racing for beginners

Author: I. G. Edmonds

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co

ISBN: 9780030590474

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 211

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Describes funny car racing, how it began, and the types of cars used. Also includes vignettes about top drivers, an interview with the current record breaker, and information on how a beginner can break into the field.

Drag Racing 101

From Building Your First Race Car to Securing Sponsors

Author: Ike Heckler

Publisher: Drag Racing 101

ISBN: 1450514901

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 90

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Everything you wanted to know about the exciting world of drag racing !! The NHRA, NMCA, PINKS ALL OUT, building your race car, rule books, race classes, tow vehicles, trailers, components of a run, heads-up racing, index racing, bracket racing. Plus funding your operation, securing sponsorship, and getting magazine and TV coverage !! The author also takes you on a visual journey showing the various builds of his '67 Pontiac LeMans with assembly pictures that show with time slips how the car evolved from 16 secs in 1994 to a 14 sec bracket car in 2005 all the way to a 10 sec all-out race car in 2009 !! This 90 page book has over 85 color assembly pictures of: engines, fuel system, exhaust, rollbar, seats, and suspension, we also include sponsor artwork getting applied and some other fun pictures. If you are building a drag race car, these pictures will save you hours of aggravation and prevent many $$$$ of re-work or the wrong parts. "For those of you interested in reading how Ike put together his race car, made improvements and has maintained his team, this will be a good read......" David Harris - SPEED TV

Car Racing Greats

Author: Pat Ryan

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429665009

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Lists and describes top race car drivers from both the past and today"--Provided by publisher.

Drag Racing Gassers Photo Archive

Author: Lou Hart

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583881880

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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One of drag racings very popular classes formed was the Gassers. During the `50s, Model A and 1932-`34 Fords were considered the hot set-up for these gas classes. Using Ford V-8 "flatheads" and later overhead valve engines, Gas Coupe and Sedan classes had to maintain stock wheelbases and the engine relocation was limited. By the mid-60s, it was rare to find an upper classed gasser with any other body make than Willys, Studebaker, Austin or Anglia. They were the stoutest full-bodied cars on strips nationwide. Touring teams ran four to six times every week, often traveling several hundred miles day and night to make their next dates. This was old school racing! However, interest waned as fliptop funny cars took over in popularity. The battles in A/GS (later AA/GS) ranks created many heroes and villains who etched their marks into drag racing history. Gassers shared with fans of the quarter mile one the most thrilling overall racecar types, and for an era that was all too short, they were literally the Kings of the Sport. Enjoy this photo book that takes you back to that time.

Rocky's Road

Author: Jim Rockstad

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480946877

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 181

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Rocky’s Road By: Jim Rockstad With more than three decades of experience in the world of hot rods, drag racing and funny cars, Jim Rockstad has a million and one stories of the races, drivers and good old days of drag racing in the Pacific Northwest. He was there in the pit when Ed “Ace” McCulloch put the Northwest racing scene on the map with his momentous win in the Northwind dragster in 1965 and from there the rest is history. Rocky’s Road is a trip down memory lane through the milestones of West Coast racing from one of the sport’s premier managers and promoters. Rockstad’s story isn’t just sports trivia—it’s also a personal memoir, showing that anyone with enough passion and luck can find success in chasing their dreams.

Drag Racers

Author: Jeffrey Zuehlke

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0822590131

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Drag racing is all about pure speed. Inside and out, top fuel dragsters, funny cars, and other drag racers are built to burn off the starting line and sail across the finish line. Races take just a few seconds, but they're packed with excitement, danger, and intense competition. Even the smallest mistake can be the difference between winning and losing. In this book you will learn how the sport got its start on a lonely stretch of road near Santa Barbara, California. You'll also learn about the major classes of drag racers, how they got their start, and the drivers who push them to their limits.