Get the full details on Chrysler’s drag racing history in the 60’s, when they revolutionised the sport with top drivers, monster engines, and experimental cars.
Since the early days or racing, Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth have dominated drag strips and race tracks. During 1955 alone, Chrysler 300s won 37 major stock car races and clinched both the NASCAR and AAA stock car championships.
Although the impressive engine options of 1950s consistently out-performed the competition, they were a mere opening act for the extremes of performance that would be unleashed throughout the 1960s--the golden era of drag racing and factory super-performance cars.
Maximum Performance: Super Stock Drag Racing 1962-1969 details Chryslers amazing dominance in this era. Its drivers were among drag racings first paid professional racers, and this book covers the complete story of Mopar drag racing accompanied by historical imagery as well as contemporary photos. This is the real story behind Super Stock and Factory Experimental drag racing as told the people who lived it!
Jim Schild is the publisher of The Auto Review and is the author of several books in the Collector’s Originality Guide series, including Challenger and Barracuda 1970-1974, Chevrolet Camaro 1970-1981, and Ford Model A. He has also written two acclaimed histories of Chrysler’s racing efforts, Proving Ground: A History of Dodge, Plymouth, and Chrysler Racing, and Maximum Performance: Mopar Super Stock Drag Racing 1962-1969. Schild lives in Columbia, Illinois, and is a member of 15 local and national collector car organisations, including the Society of Automotive Historians.
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