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Dyno Don: The Cars and Career of Dyno Don Nicholson (edição: 2018)

de Doug Boyce (Autor)

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Many fans of drag racing consider the most interesting era to be from the 1950s through the 1970s, the years when the sport really took off. During that period, so much changed from a speed and technology standpoint that people often refer to this time as the golden age of drag racing. Drivers often became associated with a particular manufacturer, such as Chevy, Ford, or Chrysler through sponsorship, factory team rides, or sometimes simply their own preference. The more successful drivers became household names in the drag racing community. Chevy had Grumpy Jenkins, Pontiac had Arnie "the Farmer" Beswick, Mopar had Sox & Martin and Dandy Dick Landy, and Ford's most successful driver of the era was the legendary "Dyno Don" Nicholson. Nicholson's first wins on a national level were actually in the early 1960s in Chevrolet products. He became extremely successful on the match-race circuit. Then, in 1964, he switched over to Mercury with the new Comet after General Motors enacted a factory ban on racing activities. He won 90 percent of his match races that year. He stuck with Ford and Mercury products and won throughout the 1960s and 1970s, even after Ford also pulled the plug on factory team sponsorship. He made it to the final rounds in nearly 50 national events during that period, in addition to winning championships, awards, and match races along the way. If you are a fan of a certain era of racing, a Ford fan, or certainly a "Dyno Don" fan, this book will be a welcome addition to your library.… (mais)
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Título:Dyno Don: The Cars and Career of Dyno Don Nicholson
Autores:Doug Boyce (Autor)
Informação:CarTech (2018), 176 pages
Coleções:Sua biblioteca
Avaliação:*****
Etiquetas:Cars

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What can I say. CarTech books in my opinion are absolutely the best and this is another prime example, great info and COLOR photos. No matter if you're a fan of Dyno Don Nicholson or just a fan of drag racing, this is a pretty cool book. It's loaded with history and tons of color and black and white, (about 50/50) photos of vintage drag cars and some of the people and haulers that got them to the track
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  camaro6te7 | Aug 2, 2021 |
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Dino Don: The Cars and Career of Dyno Don Nicholson (2018) by Doug Boyce. Racing fans will long remember the outstanding “Dyno Don” Nicholson for his career running Chevys and Mercs before moving onto funny cars and Super Stocks. Setting the standard at the original Winternationals, or as a kid street racing, Mr. Nicholson was always the leader of the pack. But he was far more than just a driver; he was brilliant under the hood or working on car bodies. And he got his nickname by being the first mechanic trained on the new dynamometer. He put his early knowledge or torque conversions into super powering his vehicles.
Doug Boyce has written a well researched biography of a racing pioneer. Starting with a brief primer on Don’ youth, he quickly captures the thrill of the early rain years, the changing of aligence from one manufacturer to another, his race to the top and the later years when there were fewer and fewer tracks to race. Each section tells of a different chapter in the fascinating career of “Dyno Don” and gives us pause to think of all he had seen and done. All too few racers can even try to accomplish all he did.
Don Nicholson is missed by all who remember the greats. ( )
  TomDonaghey | Apr 30, 2019 |
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This biography of Don Nicholson, nationally known drag car racer and Motorsports Hall of Famer inductee was obsessed with speed from his early years. After a stint in the Navy, he began working on cars rather than racing them. Lured by the promise of a mechanics shop and racecar, he quickly moved his family from California to Georgia. It was not long before the temptation led to him to compete and ultimately win several races. Author Boyce provides detailed specifications for the cars he worked on and raced. This book will appeal to those who enjoy motor racing and details such a life will bring. ( )
  bemislibrary | Jan 27, 2019 |
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This is an interesting detailed overview of the career of "Dyno Don" Nicholson - driver of the Eliminator Mercury Cyclone (cover image) and many other GMs and Fords. I wasn't really aware of "Dyno Don" as a kid, other than seeing a few references in publications - he was a bit before my time and since he was mostly a West Coast dragger wasn't on my radar growing up. I think. Seems he started as a GM driver then switch to Ford, even trying out the Pinto at some point (seems everyone was moving to the lightweight cars during that period).

The book is very well written with a good amount of detail, but still easy to read. I found myself reading a chapter before going to bed on some evenings, though it took some time to get through the whole book. There's some excellent vintage photography of Don's cars in here - I found myself studying the various configurations. I think if you're into classic drag racing you'll enjoy reading about Dyno Don and this book is an excellent resource.

Full disclosure, I received this book as part of LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. ( )
  johnnyapollo | Dec 24, 2018 |
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With his book "Dyno Don: The Cars and Career of Dyno Don Nicholson, Doug Boyce tells the biographical story of a drag racing legend. As one of only two people to make the finals in six different drag racing categories, Dyno Don Nicholson certainly set himself apart from other drag racers. Mr. Boyce does an excellent job of telling Dyno Don's story. The book is loaded with photographs. Absolute must read for drag racing fans.

I received this book as part of the LibraryThing early reviewers program. ( )
  LouisianaReader | Sep 25, 2018 |
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Many fans of drag racing consider the most interesting era to be from the 1950s through the 1970s, the years when the sport really took off. During that period, so much changed from a speed and technology standpoint that people often refer to this time as the golden age of drag racing. Drivers often became associated with a particular manufacturer, such as Chevy, Ford, or Chrysler through sponsorship, factory team rides, or sometimes simply their own preference. The more successful drivers became household names in the drag racing community. Chevy had Grumpy Jenkins, Pontiac had Arnie "the Farmer" Beswick, Mopar had Sox & Martin and Dandy Dick Landy, and Ford's most successful driver of the era was the legendary "Dyno Don" Nicholson. Nicholson's first wins on a national level were actually in the early 1960s in Chevrolet products. He became extremely successful on the match-race circuit. Then, in 1964, he switched over to Mercury with the new Comet after General Motors enacted a factory ban on racing activities. He won 90 percent of his match races that year. He stuck with Ford and Mercury products and won throughout the 1960s and 1970s, even after Ford also pulled the plug on factory team sponsorship. He made it to the final rounds in nearly 50 national events during that period, in addition to winning championships, awards, and match races along the way. If you are a fan of a certain era of racing, a Ford fan, or certainly a "Dyno Don" fan, this book will be a welcome addition to your library.

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