Lost Drag Strips

Lost Drag Strips

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by Tommy Lee Byrd
     
 

This book takes a look at many of the lost quarter-mile tracks across the country. Some of them are gone completely; paved over to make room for housing developments or strip malls. For fans of drag racing's past, it's a sobering and interesting study.See more details below

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This book takes a look at many of the lost quarter-mile tracks across the country. Some of them are gone completely; paved over to make room for housing developments or strip malls. For fans of drag racing's past, it's a sobering and interesting study.

Editorial Reviews

Modified Mustangs and Fords - James Cox
"The history of drag racing is a broad spectrum of high points and low points, but we've found a great way to relive it, thanks to a new book that profiles abandoned drag strips across the United States. In Tommy Lee Byrd's book, Lost Drag Strips: Ghosts of Quarter Miles Past, you'll find features on more than 25 drag strips that once flourished, but closed due to various reasons. With hundreds of vintage photos, you can relive the old days, and find out the fate of each historic track, thanks to in-depth stories and modern day photos of these lost, but not forgotten facilities. Tommy Lee says, 'This was never meant to be an all-inclusive book, so while the book may not feature every lost drag strip in America, you will find a wealth of information on tracks such as Lions Associated Drag Strip, Pocono Drag Lodge, Green Valley Raceway and many more, including a number of small, hometown tracks.'" -Auto Enthusiast Weekly, January 29, 2013
Muscle Car Review - Drew Hardin
Lost Drag Strips: Ghosts of Quarter-Miles Past deserves ongoing attention and recommendation as one of the few automotive history titles to cover abandoned and lost drag strip tracks across the country. Pairing vintage (color and black and white alike) photos from drag races with stories behind the track's history, events, and why they closed down, this is packed with powerful surveys of what put drag strips out of business, when, and more. Much evidence remains of these strips' past: this lovely title captures this remaining history in a gorgeous presentation for any race car fan and many a general-interest reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613250457
Publisher:
CarTech, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/15/2013
Series:
CarTech
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
320,483
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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