Russ Collins on the incomparable Atchison, Topeka, Sante Fe. Photo © Steve Reyes.
Russ Collins on the incomparable Atchison, Topeka, Sante Fe. Photo © Steve Reyes.

“The entire drag racing community owes John a debt of gratitude. This book is the first place where our history has been gathered in one place. Great reading for anyone who loves or wants to know more about the sport of motorcycle drag racing.” —Terry Vance, 14-time Drag Racing Champion

“John Stein has done something remarkable here. Using curiosity, great photo research abilities, affection, and a wonderful writing touch, Stein has coaxed motorcycle drag racing out of its hidey-hole in motor culture’s darkest room, and forward into the sunshine.” —Cook Neilson, Editor, Cycle

“The best book on the subject that’s been done or will ever be done.” —Frank Spittle, Drag Racing Historian

“On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s a 15!”—Roy Strawn, Promoter, AMDRA

By resurrecting the heady early days of this unique strain of American mechanical ingenuity and visual creativity, Stein identifies himself as a true devotee, lovingly and with deep insight taking a critical step in restoring this chapter in innovation to its rightful place in the history of motor sports. —Thomas Lentz, Director, Harvard Art Museums

“It’s interesting to go back and see where the sport came from and this book by John Stein is comprehensive in detailing key moments and events from the past and the people who made it happen.” —Ron Teson, Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion