BOOK REVIEW: Junior Stock: Drag Racing the Family Sedan by Doug Boyce


Title: Junior Stock: Drag Racing the Family Sedan
Author: Doug Boyce
Published: 2012 by CarTech, Inc.
Source: review copy from publisher

From Amazon:
In the 1950s and 1960s, drag racing was an exciting new sport that anyone with a car could participate in. Based on their equipment, the participants cars were assigned to specific classes. This structure made it possible to compete against others with similar equipment, and for the most talented tuners and drivers to become National Champions and/or World Record holders in their class.

This class format encouraged amateur participation on a level never before seen. Drag racing was a popular hobby for many, and their competition vehicles were typically warmed-over street cars that had been strategically upgraded to the limits of their specific class. This made drag racing wildly popular and amazingly attainable. The end of the class structure meant a great loss in the sport s popularity, but these amazing times will never be forgotten. 
Stock-class drag racing is celebrated in this new book, with hundreds of vintage color photographs showing the way it used to be. If you were a fan or participant back in the day, or are a lover of vintage drag cars, Junior Stock: Stock-Class Drag Racing 1964-1971 is a book you ll thoroughly enjoy.


Mrs. Beamer's Review:
I love this book!  It far surpassed my expectations.  As a reference tool, it delivers.  As a narrative, it delivers.  Junior Stock: Drag Racing the Family Sedan packs in the photos, offering oodles of visual appeal.  I found the chronological organization easy to follow and pleasant to read.  This book will appeal to all ages (10+) and has something for everyone.  I highly recommend it for all school and public libraries...and for homes with racing fans and/or automobile enthusiasts.  



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