Traction Action : Classic Drag Racing 1970 - 1984

Photo Pictorial of Drag Racing

by Jon Van Daal


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Jon Van Daal has been taking photographs of all forms of motorsports for over thirty years. His real passion has been for taking photographs of drag racing and this is his first book on the straight-line sport titled " Traction Action".

Traction Action: Classic Drag Racing 1970 - 1984 includes 200 black and white photographs of the classic period in Australian drag racing's history 1970 through to 1984 when Sydney's Castlereagh International Dragway closed. Many of the photographs were taken there as well as the old Surfers Paradise Raceway.

Some of the great names in Australian drag racing started out through this period, Jim Read, Bill and Norm Oakey, Santo Rapisarda just to name a few.

● The Early Days
● Top Fuel Dragsters
● Fuel Funny Cars
● Australian Pro-Stock
● Sportsman Racers
● Crash Sequences

Black & white photographs.

product details

  • Publisher: Bookworks P/L
  • ISBN: 1876953373 (1-876-95337-3)
  • ISBN-13: 9781876953379 (978-1-876-95337-9)
  • Format: Softcover, 162 pages
  • Date Published: 2006


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