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Total Performers-Ford Drag Racing in the 1960s [Hardcover]

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The 1960s was arguably the most important decade for drag racing. It had exciting cars, thrilling races, and most importantly, factory participation. Among the best high-performance cars and engines were those coming from Dearborn, Michigan. Ford Motor Company's "Total Performance Years" saw a breakthrough as drag racing helped the younger, performance- and style-conscious consumer to begin receiving some recognition. Factory participation in drag racing pushed the envelope for high performance developments. Ford's FE-series engine, Police Interceptor, GT 390, Single Overhead Cam, Cobra Jet, and Boss 429 are all covered in detail. See the cars and the drivers that made them famous - Dick Brannan's Goldfinger, Bill Lawton's Mystery Mustang, "Dyno Don" Nicholson's Eliminator Comet, Gas Ronda's stretched Mustang, Al Joenic's Batcar, and more. Accomplished journalist and life-long Ford aficionado Charles Morris takes you back to the Total Performance Years through first-hand accounts as well as over 400 rare photographs. A drag racer since 1966, Morris has run cars in both Stock and Super Stock classes. He is currently the owner of the original Norristown Ford 1963 lightweight Galaxie and races the car in Nostalgia Super Stock as part of the 422 Motorsports Drag Racing Team. This book is a must read for all drag racing fans, not just Ford enthusiasts.

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Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.43" Width: 10.24" Height: 0.79"
Weight:   2.31 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 30, 2005
Publisher   CarTech
ISBN  1932494073  
ISBN13  9781932494075  

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1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Automotive > Classic Cars
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Automotive > History
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Automotive > Racing
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Transportation > General
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Fast n Friendly   Dec 17, 2007
Nice book covers most all of the big-time ford flyers from the sixty's and seventys.
Brought a lot of memories from U.S. Nationals at Indy.
Best of the best were there, this book covered them.
Nice purchase ,will do the Mopar book next.
Worked for G.M. hated them
Ford Fans  Mar 20, 2007
This is a great book. It covers everything Ford did drag racing wise in the 60's
Wonderfully showcases drag strip racing breakthroughs in automotive performance   Sep 9, 2006
Total Performers: Ford Drag Racing In The 1960s by journalist and dedicated racing fan Charles Morris clearly documents the decade of the 60s as one packed with exciting cars, thrilling races, and substantial factory participation in the development of drag racing vehicles and technologies. Enhanced with 130 full color and 390 black/white photographs, Total Performers wonderfully showcases drag strip racing breakthroughs in automotive performance that included Ford's FE-series engine, the Police Interceptor, GT 390, Single Overhead Cam, Cobra Jet, Boss 429, and more. Here are all of the cars and their drivers that made drag racing history. Also very highly recommended from CarTech Auto Books & Manuals for car racing enthusiasts and fans is Pat Ganahl's Von Dutch: The Art, The Myth, The Legend (1884089984, $39.95).

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