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Top Fuel Dragsters of the 1970s Photo Archive
     

Top Fuel Dragsters of the 1970s Photo Archive

by Howard V. Koby, Tommy Ivo, Don Garlits, Wally Parks, Tommy Ivo (Foreword by)
 

The early '70s were a pivotal time for rear engine dragsters. "Slingshots" were front engine fire-breathing diggers where the driver sat just three feet behind the motor. This set-up proved to be very dangerous, so in 1970 at Lions Drag Strip "Big Daddy" Don Garlits vowed, after a horrific transmission explosion in his slingshot Wynns Charger, that he would

Overview

The early '70s were a pivotal time for rear engine dragsters. "Slingshots" were front engine fire-breathing diggers where the driver sat just three feet behind the motor. This set-up proved to be very dangerous, so in 1970 at Lions Drag Strip "Big Daddy" Don Garlits vowed, after a horrific transmission explosion in his slingshot Wynns Charger, that he would formulate a design that would put the fuel motor behind him. The emergence of the rear-engine dragster rekindled the interest in Top Fuel Eliminator class. Legendary championship drivers like TV Tommy Ivo, Tony Nancy, Gary Beck, Don Prudhomme, Jerry Ruth, Carl Olson, Tom McEwen, Shirley Muldowney, James Warren, Jeb Allen, Herm Peterson, Steve Carbone and many more, are all portrayed in sensational fire-and-smoke belching action at the race track.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583881286
Publisher:
Enthusiast Books
Publication date:
10/15/2004
Series:
Photo Archive Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.37(d)

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