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Funny Car Fever: The Birth of Drag Racing's Wildest Class Paperback – October 15, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Car Tech (October 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193249443X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932494433
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.4 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,052,983 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Drag Review Magazine, reviewed by Jim Marchyshyn, May 2007    


"Steve Reyes takes us back to a magical era lost in the mist of time. If you love early Funny Cars and the history of our sport, you will want Funny Car Fever in your library."



Mike Kelly's Cruise News, July 2007

 

"The book is of the utmost quality, and if you are like us, flipping through the pages will be a mesmerizing blast from the past."  



Mike Kelly's Cruise News, July 2007

 

"The book is of the utmost quality, and if you are like us, flipping through the pages will be a mesmerizing blast from the past".

About the Author

Steve Reyes is one of the most published automotive photographers from the 1960s to the 1990s with over 300 magazine covers and a multitude of features within a number of automotive magazines. Reyes is one of four photographers inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame.  He resides in Florida.

 

 

 

 


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A must for drag racing fans.
Rhonda L. Kleinspehn
This book takes you from the birth of the AF/X cars to the crazy days of the early 70's (the golden era of funny cars).
M.S. Hennessy
Tons of color photos with some of the classic magazine cover shots and handout photos.
Gary E. Newgord

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Randy W. Brinckman on June 2, 2007
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Steve Reyes is the photo king of the drag racing world. Awesome photos of the 1960's thru early 1980's of all the great funnys and lots of obscure ones too. Must have for drag racing fans interested in the rich history of the sport before all the corporate p.c. crap of the current day. Wild and wooly the way it really was.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rhonda L. Kleinspehn on June 29, 2007
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If you love drag racing, this book is for you. It gives the history of funny cars up to and including present drivers. A must for drag racing fans.
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I've not finished reading this book (I just got it yesterday). The photos are spectacular and the stories about the drivers are very insightful. This book takes you from the birth of the AF/X cars to the crazy days of the early 70's (the golden era of funny cars). With names like Mickey Thompson, The Snake, Ed "The Ace" McCullough, Beadle, etc. this book is filled with the greats and the legends of floppers.

I did notice several typo's, but not enough to detract from the overall enjoyment of this book.
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If you care anything about the early years of Funny Car racing, you need to get this book. Steve Reyes was there in those great years of the sport.
National events, match racing at many tracks that are now gone. All the great drivers of the day with awesome photos and many very interesting stories to remember the fun times. I may have to get another copy as I'm sure mine will get worn out.
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By Greg Zyla on September 9, 2007
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Ok nitro fans, here's the complete story, in Steve's own words and photos, on the growth and popularity of one of the all-time greatest, most exciting classes of race car in the history of motorsports.

If it had to do with drag racing, Steve Reyes was there with his cameras. Great job, Steve! You've recaptured my youth with this great book and your stunning photography.
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By L. A. Cathey on July 1, 2014
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One of the best drag racing photographers.
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Funny cars were basically an effort to establish brand names back to the sport.They provided a fiberglass body to simulate a brand.Beyond that,they were basically AA Fuel Dragsters with shortened wheelbase.
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