“Maximum Performance,” Chrysler dubbed them, and these remarkable cars and engines took the Super Stock racing world by storm in the ’60s—and helped bring about what is now recognized as the golden era of stock drag racing. With an unparalleled, intimate knowledge of these cars—from the assembly line to the track—Jim Schild gives a profile of Mopar cars like no other.
His book takes us into the era that produced these unique cars and delves into the details behind their creation—the specially prepared engines, ram-induction two four-barrel intake systems, exhaust cutouts, and the like—lightweight cars made strictly for racing, with no back seat, no heater, low gearing, and altered wheelbases. Along with highly detailed and accurate information on the cars’ specifications and equipment, Schild recounts their exploits on the race tracks, where, driven by legendary teams such as the Ramchargers, Golden Commandos, and Sox & Martin, they dominated the world of drag racing, setting class records that still stand today.
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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 organizations, including the Society of Automotive Historians.Review:
Old Cars Weekly, Nov. 9, 2006
“Schild argues that if it weren’t for Chrysler’s participation and sponsorship of Super Stock and factory experimental drag racing, the sport of drag racing would not be what it is today. He’s right, of course, and you’ll agree with him after flipping through the pages of the ‘meat’ of Chrysler’s glory days.”
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Descripción Motorbooks, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110760321922
Descripción Motorbooks. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0760321922 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.1251996