Book Review: A Snake de-Skinned

by Phil R. Elliott Don “The Snake” Prudhomme: My Life Beyond the 1320 By Don Prudhomme with Elana Scherr $42.95 CarTech Books www.cartechbooks.com Every once in awhile, there is treasure in my mailbox. A few weeks before Christmas, a familiar looking package lurked there, a book from … [Read more...]

Book Review: Goldenrod: The Resurrection of America’s Speed King

Author, John Baechtal, published by Landspeed Media Group Available for $99.99 or less through http://goldenrodbook.com and fine bookstores by Phil R. Elliott The Summers Brothers’ Goldenrod holds a very special place in my heart. As I read about during its construction phases, my young and … [Read more...]

Book Reviews: “Dyno” Don, The Cars and Career of Dyno Don Nicholson

Author, Doug Boyce Available for $34.95 through CarTech Books & Manuals www.cartechbooks.com (800) 551-4754 by Phil R. Elliott I received "Dyno Don: The Cars and Career of Dyno Don Nicholson by Doug Boyce some time ago, and excitedly read it in its entirety – all 174 pages – immediately. … [Read more...]

Book Reviews: Match Race Mayhem

Match Race Mayhem Author, Doug Boyce Available for $34.95 through CarTech Books & Manuals www.cartechbooks.com (800) 551-4754 by Phil R. Elliott “When it came to match racing, the rules were simple: There were none.” Doug Boyce That is the basic premise for match racing, easily the most … [Read more...]

THEN & NOW, A Review by Phil R. Elliott

Drag Racing’s Quarter-Mile Warriors Then & Now By Doug Boyce Published by CarTech and available through www.cartechbooks.com <http://www.cartechbooks.com> and other CarTech outlets Drag Racing’s Quarter-Mile Warriors Then & Now is the type of book that will bring hours of … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Chrisman Legacy… Always Faster

The Chrisman Legacy… Always Faster by Tom Madigan A book review by Phil R. Elliott Like many of you, I’ll miss Art Chrisman. About the time I discovered drag racing, Art Chrisman won the 1st Fuel & Gas Championships at Bakersfield. I was reading copies of my older cousin Chuck’s Hot Rod … [Read more...]

Book Review: Match Race Madness

by Grady Bryant Another book review by Phil R. Elliott When I trip over a book with Match Race Madness in the title, I’m gonna be all over it. True story. In this case, Grady Bryant sent me a copy way back in 1995 and I read and reviewed it then for IHRA’s Drag Review, of which I was the … [Read more...]

Book Report: Junior Stock, Drag Racing the Family Sedan

Junior Stock, Drag Racing the Family Sedan, Stock-Class Drag Racing 1964-1971 (Doug Boyce, 2012) By Phil R. Elliott I had to borrow this one. I’d love to have Junior Stock, Drag Racing the Family Sedan, Stock-Class Drag Racing 1964-1971 in my library but right now, buying more books is not … [Read more...]

Book Report: Top Fuel Wormhole, part 2

By Phil R. Elliott I have to blame my pal Cole Coonce for a lot of recent hours gone. But I’m not too upset. Just about the time I completed Top Fuel Wormhole, Volume 1, guess what arrived in my mailbox? Yup, Top Fuel Wormhole, Volume 2. Like the first, part two of Top Fuel Wormhole is a … [Read more...]

Flyin’ Phil’s Book Reports: Top Fuel Wormhole, part 1

By Phil R. Elliott This time, I saved the best story for last. You see, Top Fuel Wormhole is a compilation of tales-of-the-dragstrip a la Cole Coonce, originally written for a variety of places, including Super Stock & Drag Illustrated, Nitronic Research, Bikini, and several other places – … [Read more...]