Total Performers: Ford Drag Racing In The 1960s by Charles MorrisTotal Performers: Ford Drag Racing In The 1960s by Charles Morris

Total Performers: Ford Drag Racing In The 1960s

byCharles Morris

Paperback | April 16, 2015

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The 1960s was arguably the most important decade for drag racing. It had exciting cars, thrilling races, rapidly changing technology, and most important, factory participation. Among the best high-performance cars and engines were those coming from Dearborn, Michigan. Ford Motor Company's "Total Performance Years" saw a breakthrough as Ford's drag racing program helped the younger, performance- and style-conscious consumer begin receiving some recognition on the street, and of course, generate sales in the showroom.

Factory participation in drag racing pushed the envelope for high-performance developments. In this new paperback edition, Ford's FE-series engine, Police Interceptors, GT 390, 427 SOHC, 428 Cobra Jet, and Boss 429 are all covered in detail. See the cars and the drivers that made them famous: Dick Brannan'sGoldfinger, Bill Lawton'sMystery Mustang, "Dyno Don" Nicholson's Eliminator Comet, Gas Ronda's stretched Mustang, and Al Joniec'sBatcar.Follow the progression from the early Starliners to the factory lightweight Galaxies to the Thunderbolts, Shelby Cobras, Mustangs, and more.

Accomplished journalist and lifelong Ford aficionado Charles Morris takes you back to the "Total Performance Years" through first-hand accounts and with more than 400 rare photographs. A drag racer since 1966, Morris has been a crewmember for a Top Alcohol Funny Car and a Pro/Stock team, and has run cars in Stock, Super Stock, and Nostalgia Super Stock classes. This book is a must-read for all drag racing fans, not just Ford enthusiasts.

Charles Morris is an auto enthusiast and a die-hard Ford fan who has written scores of articles for Ford car magazines. A drag racer since 1966, Morris has been a crewmember for a Top Alcohol Funny Car and a Pro/Stock team; he has also run cars in Stock, Super Stock, and Nostalgia Super Stock classes. He was a 2006 inductee into the US...
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Title:Total Performers: Ford Drag Racing In The 1960sFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.38 inPublished:April 16, 2015Publisher:CartechLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1613252315

ISBN - 13:9781613252314

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Table of Contents

About the Author 

Foreword 

Preface 

Introduction 

 

Chapter One: 1960 & A Break in the Clouds 

Chapter Two: 1961 & Rising Stars in Starliners 

Chapter Three: 1962 & Things Start Getting "Lively" 

Chapter Four: 1963 & The Super-Torque Fords 

Chapter Five: 1964 & Total Performance Delivers Championships 

Chapter Six:1965 & Destiny Fulfilled 

Chapter Seven: 1966 & Firing Back at the Funny Mopars

Chapter Eight: 1967 & Mustang Grows and Cougar Comes on Board 

Chapter Nine: 1968 & The Year of the Snake 

Chapter Ten: Ford of Canada Presents

Chapter Eleven: 1969 & Who&s the Boss?

Chapter Twelve: 1970 & Pro/Stock is Born as the End Draws Near

 

Epilogue