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Grumpy's Toys: The Authorized History of ''Grumpy'' Jenkins' Cars
     

Grumpy's Toys: The Authorized History of ''Grumpy'' Jenkins' Cars

by Doug Boyce
 

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Few men have impacted the sport of drag racing like Bill Grumpy Jenkins. His storied history at the drag strip began in the late 1950s, and continues today. Throughout his career, both innovation and success have followed him closely, and this book documents the long and colorful history of the competition cars that proudly bear the name Grumpy's Toy.

Grumpy's

Overview

Few men have impacted the sport of drag racing like Bill Grumpy Jenkins. His storied history at the drag strip began in the late 1950s, and continues today. Throughout his career, both innovation and success have followed him closely, and this book documents the long and colorful history of the competition cars that proudly bear the name Grumpy's Toy.

Grumpy's Toys: The Legendary Cars of Bill Grumpy Jenkins stands as a full and complete history of Jenkins' career to date as told through his cars, and has been heartily authorized by the man himself (Jenkins wrote the book's foreword.) Author Doug Boyce has been following Jenkins throughout his racing career, and amassed an impressive collection of vintage photography which is shared on the pages. Through his own knowledge, extensive research, and by working with Grumpy himself, Grumpy's Toys offers readers an unparalleled look behind the man and his machines.

This book boasts the largest collection of Jenkins-centered vintage photography ever assembled. Input from Grumpy punctuates the tales behind the now-legendary cars, and author Boyce's fan-friendly writing style entertains. Many myths about both Jenkins and his formidable racing cars have grown over the decades, and this book separates the fact from the fiction. This book is essential for the true drag racing fan.

Editorial Reviews

Canadian Hot Rods - Alan Mayes
"Bill Jenkins was a racer, builder, tuner and innovator, a rare combination in the high ranks of successful racers. If you are a fan of door cars or the man himself, this is a must-have book." -Eastern Hot Rodder, Spring 2013
Area Auto Racing News
A complete written and visual account of one of auto racing's most influential and storied personalities. Grumpy's Toys would make a great addition to anyone's motorsports library.
Vintage Motorsport
This is the most complete record of Jenkins' cars ever published, an essential read for any drag racing fan. --(D. Randy Riggs)
Midwest Book Review
Auto history buffs will consider this a 'must-have'.
Angelo VanBogart
This book is as much fun you can have reading about a drag racing hero without strapping yourself into the passenger seat.
Old Cars Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934709276
Publisher:
CarTech, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/15/2011
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Doug Boyce has had a lifelong addiction to drag racing. He turned his first wrench at age 8 and attended his first race at age 10. The essence of burning rubber and screaming open pipes filled his head and by his early teens, he was elbow deep in building classic Chevys. He continued to fuel the fire while working 9 to 5 in the automotive field. Doug has filled what little spare time he has had writing numerous club and magazine articles related to drag racing's golden years. His has an on going love of drag racing and the way it used to be. He is the author of Grumpy’s Toys and Junior Stock, both best-selling CarTech titles.

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