Drag Racing Gassers Photo Archive

Drag Racing Gassers Photo Archive
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Author:

Lou Hart

Format: Paperback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781583881880
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
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Illustrations: 115 b/w & 15 color
Size: 10.25 x 8.5
Weight: 0.06 lb.
Published: May. 1, 2007
DC: AE
Price: $36.95
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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.
Lou Hart has been covering the sport of drag racing for over 30 years. He sells his vintage photos at swap meets, and usually charges about the same price as this book for one or two photos. He has also authored Drag Racing Funny Cars of the 1960s Photo Archive, Slingshot Dragsters of the 1960s Photo Archive, and co-author of Drag Racing Funny Cars of the 1970s Photo Archive.
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