8 1/2 x 11, 100 color photos, 200 b/w photos In many ways, drag racing spawned the muscle car era of the '60s. Super Stock drag racing was huge in the early '60s, and the factories encouraged their teams' success by building high-power, lightweight cars that'd be sure hits at the drags. Then in '64, Pontiac introduced the GTO, with the classic qsmall car, big engineq formula that hot rodders had been using for years. Other manufacturers responded with their own pony cars and muscle cars, and for nearly 10 years, muscle cars ruled the drags. Quarter Mile Muscle covers the development and success of the muscle cars at the drags in all classes, from Super Stock to the early muscle car-based funny cars. Special attention is paid to low-production factory cars that were intended specifically for the drags - cars like the COPO Camaros, Ford Thunderbolts, and the dealer-built specials from Yenko, Motion, and others.Certainly when one speaks of muscle cars, the early 413/426-ci Ram Induction cars must be included. Here is the Flying ... Note the non-factory scoops derrated as to advertised horsepower (330), and the 1962-63 Mopars. Warner T-10 4- speed manual transmission. Although ... 16 SA-Design Performance History Chapter 1.
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