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High Performance free pdf This text traces the history of drag racing from the earliest "legal" drag runs in rural airfields to the spectacular - and sometimes tragic - careers of drag racing's boldest innovators. The author has interviewed most of drag racing's legends and superstars such as "Pappy" Hart, who opened the first commercial strip in Santa Ana, California- Florida's "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, the first person to define himself as a professional drag racer- and Shirley Muldowney, who was nearly killed in a 250 MPH crash and returned to the cockpit two years later with the explanation, "It's what I do". The book covers all aspects of drag racing: the sport, the business and the means of personal affirmation. Most of all, the author explores it as an example of technological enthusiasm, tracking the innovation that permitted racers to disprove on pavement the "laws of physics" that experts laid out on paper.

About Robert C. Post

Robert C. Post is curator at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books on the relationship between technology and culture, including 'Street Railways and the Growth of Los Angeles' and 'The Tancook Whalers: Origins, Rediscovery, Revival'.

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Author : Robert C. Post
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Data Published : 20 September 1996
ISBN : 0801854644
EAN : 9780801854644
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 448 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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