Crazy Horses

The History of British Drag Racing

Crazy Horses The History of British Drag Racing
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Author:

Brian Taylor

Foreword by:

Don Garlits

Format: Hardcover, 224 Pages
Item: 150035
ISBN: 9781844254255
Specs
Illustrations: 140 color & 80 b/w ill
Size: 8.27 x 10.64 x .95
Weight: 2.188 lb.
Published: November 1st 2009
DC: AE
Price: $42.95
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This colorful and entertaining book, the first comprehensive history of drag racing in the UK, is a must for all fans of this exciting sport. Dramatically illustrated, it traces the roots of drag racing from its UK sprinting and American speed trial and hot-rodding origins in the early 1900s, moving on to the landmark opening of Santa Pod in 1966, through the boom periods of the 1970s and 1980s, and finishing with the sport’s rejuvenation in recent years. Meticulously researched, this book features many historic photographs and a wealth of first-hand memories from the leading protagonists.
Brian Taylor first saw drag racing at the 1965 Drag Fest at Blackbushe and has been hooked ever since. He commentated at Santa Pod, chaired the British Drag Racing and Hot Rod Association, and is still closely involved in the sport. He lives in Sidmouth, Devon.
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