This is the story of how Top Fuel drag racing started, told by those who lived it. An insider from the beginning, author Tom Madigan draws on interviews with builders and racers like Mickey Thompson, Tony Nancy, Tommy Ivo, and Tom McEwen, to name just a few. Their words, and those of others such as engine builder Ed Pink and chassis builder Kent Fuller, give readers a real sense of a lost, and truly thrilling, world.
This is Top Fuel drag racing of California in the 50s and 60s, and these are the racers who made its name. Fuel and Guts" recreates a time of passion and pure adrenaline--a time before accountants and corporations saw a winner in drag racing. In sidebars, drivers like Don Garlits and Shirley Muldowney tell what it was like to leave home and try to make it on the Californians' home turf. You weren't really a winner until you beat the guys who started it all. And in this book, readers meet these winners and feel once more an excitement now gone forever.
"Nitrogeezers.com, September 2007 "
"Must have for anyone interested in the history of Drag Racing."
DragRaceCentral.com, Dec. 12, 2007
"This book is wonderful from start to finish and it will make a great addition to any drag racing fans collection."
|The fuse is lithellip; How did it all start?|
|Late 1950s to Early 1960s|
|The California Gang Goes on Tour|
|Getting Serious about Going Fast|
|The Late 1960s|
|The Late 1960s to Early 1970s|
|The Last Winning One-Man Team|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 15th August 2007
Dimensions (cm): 31.14 x 23.978 x 2.413
Weight (kg): 1.61