British Drag Racing (Paperback)
The Early Years (Those were the days...)
Veloce Publishing, 9781845843373, 96pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2011
A detailed look at the first ten years of drag racing in Britain from 1960-1969, complemented by 100 color pictures. It includes the visits by American dragsters, and the running of drag races on RAF airstrips by a growing band of enthusiasts with home-built machines. 1966 saw the opening of Santa Pod Raceway, Britain's first permanent drag strip; this book takes a look at the first four seasons racing there, and the development of the facility as entries and performances increased.
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Praise For British Drag Racing: The Early Years (Those were the days...)…
"A fascinating nostalgic study of one of the fastest, loudest, most powerful motor sports in the world." - Restored Cars
"Nick's book is excellent and a must-read for anyone interested in the history of the sport. The quality of the reproduction of the pictures is outstanding: some are of sufficient clarity and colour to appear to be 3D which is doubly impressive given their age." – eurodragster.com "This is great stuff. The text is well-researched but it's the pics that count ?? with a wealth of images from the original Drag Fests to early meetings at Santa Pod." – Octane "Nobody can fail to be impressed by the photos. Pettitt has compiled the most amazing, amusing, evocative and downright period-perfect collection of photographs yet assembled. It's a beautiful time capsule for an era we'll not see the likes of again. For any true drag racing fan, this little softback is quite possibly the best $30 you'll spend this year." – American Car "A detailed look at the first ten years of drag racing in Britain from 1960-1969, complemented by 100 dramatic colour pictures. A fascinating, nostalgic study of one of the fastest, loudest, most powerful motor sports in the world." – Startline