Collecting Drag Racing Model Kits

Tim Boyd
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Tim Boyd contributed numerous “Kit History” and “Classic Kits” articles to Scale Auto magazine during its 40+year history. Now he has finished a new model kit history book comprising 175 pages of comprehensive text along with nearly 400 color kit photos.
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Modeling expert Tim Boyd, author of the best-selling Collecting Muscle Car Model Kits, turns his focus to drag racing model kits from late 1950s through today in this must-have new book. 

Boyd covers options, collectability, variety, availability, and value of drag racing kits. He also showcases the differences between original kits, older reproduction kits, and newer reproduction kits that enthusiasts find at swap meets and online sources. 

Gassers, Rail Dragsters, Stocks and Super Stocks, Funny Cars, Pro Stocks, Exhibition Racers, and more are covered.  Drag racing cars that never actually existed but were created by model companies are also included.

This book is an essential resource for modelers, model-kit collectors, and drag-racing fans of all ages.

Published by CarTech
Author: Tim Boyd
Size: 8.5x11
Pages: 176
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Table of Contents




Chapter 1: Introduction to Drag Racing Model Kits

Chapter 2: In the Beginning

Chapter 3: Stocks and Super Stocks: Racing the Family Sedan

Chapter 4: Gassers

Chapter 5: Front-Engine Rail Dragsters

Chapter 6: Rear-Engine Rail Dragsters

Chapter 7: Funny Cars: Part I

Chapter 8: Funny Cars: Part II

Chapter 9: Pro Stocks

Chapter 10: Altereds, Exhibition Racers, and All the Rest

Chapter 11: Fictitious Flyers

Chapter 12: There’s Even More! 

Chapter 13: Scale Drag Strip Gallery

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