“What wins on Sunday, sells on Monday” pushed Detroit's Big Four (GM, Ford, Chrysler and AMC) to produce selected factory-built production cars with gutted trim, lightweight frames stuffed with high cubic-inch powerful engines with modified fuel systems. Rivalries quickly flourished as Detroit's finest teams battled out across the country for supremacy. Factory-backed legends Dick Landy, “Dyno” Don Nicholson, Sox & Martin, Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, Bob Glidden, Wally Booth, Paul Blevins, Richie Zul, Warren Johnson, “Akron” Arlen Vanke, Billy Stepp, Gapp and Roush, Bill Carlton, Butch Leal, and many others from Jr. Stock to the giants of Pro Stock, come alive in this photo gallery of Pro Stock Drag Racing.
Lou Hart has been covering the sport of drag racing for over 30 years. He started going to the drag strips in the heyday of drag racing with his camera and has collected a large amount of vintage drag racing photography. This will be his eighth successful book in the subject of drag racing.