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The Birth of Pro Stock: Drag Racing's Fastest Doorslammers 1970-1979 (Cartech) Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Apr 2013
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Filled with black and white and color photography all throughout, this read of the history of the sport is intriguing and hard to overlook for those curious about the sport and wanting to learn more. The Dawn of Pro Stock is a must for any racing history collections, highly recommended. --Midwest Book Review, March 2013----Steve's own observations punctuate the outstanding images to give the reader a trackside view of prostock unlike any offered before. --Modified Mustangs and Fords magazine, May, 2013----The text is incisive, including biographies of all the class biggies, and is sprinkled with candid, perid ads , magazine outtakes and the various misshaps that passed befor Steve's camera. An overdue book, and one you won't want to miss --Hemmings Muscle Magazine, May, 2013----That era when Pro Stock arrived is documented in this new book by Steve Reyes. As a motoring press photographer he was on hand to cover Pro Stock's birth and growth. The result is a book to appeal to fans of motorsport and muscle cars, showcasing some of the most fearsome machines based around the likes of the Plymouth 'Cuda, the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Vega. The author offers both personal insight and bare historical facts through captions to over 300 colour images. -- --Classic Car Buyer, May, 2013
It's not so much about the cars: its about the people who Pro Stock such a crowd draw in the Seventies. You get a fascinating potted career history of each of about a dozen drivers and teams: however the real stars of the title are the photographs. The author is a long-time Pro Stock fanatic and even longer-time trackside photographer, and the 300 or so breathtaking colour and black-and-white photos in this title are what make it great. They're the main reason you're going to buy the book, but don't worry, it's still a damn good read. -- --American Car Magazine, June, 2013---tells the story of drag racing in the Seventies muscle-car era…..Reye's enthusiasm and a selection of spectacular period action photographs will win you over. -- --Classic Car, June, 2013<br
The text is incisive, including biographies of all the class biggies, and is sprinkled with candid, period ads , magazine outtakes and the various misshaps that passed before Steve's camera. An overdue book, and one you won't want to miss --Hemmings Muscle Magazine, May, 2013
Drag racing photographer Steve Reyes was trackside at the biggest and best NHRA events from the mid 1960s throughout the 1990's. He was able to document the evolution of both the cars and drivers as he observed them throughout the season, and offers a genuine insider's view. --Modified Mustangs and Fords, September, 2013
About the Author
Steve Reyes is the author of previous CarTech drag racing photo books Fuel Altereds Forever, Funny Car Fever and Quarter-Mile Chaos. He is one of the most noteworthy and respected drag racing photographers in history. Reyes is also recognized for his outstanding photography skills in other sports coverage as well, especially for his work covering NHL hockey. From the 1960s-1990s, he was the staff photographer for Popular Hot Rodding magazine and published both new and vintage imagery in every issue. He has also shot and written car features for Super Chevy and Street Rodder magazine, along with a wide range of motorcycle and chopper magazine features.