Proving Ground: A History of Dodge, Chrysler and Plymouth Racing
by Jim Schild
and MBI Publishing
From the early decades of the Indy 500 to the modern superspeedways of NASCAR,
from the 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car race to drag racing's 4.5-second
quarter-mile runs, this is the story of one company's pursuit of performance
and the glory that came with it. Full of hundreds of color and black and white
photos. We hear tales of the Hemi, the Superbird, "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Lee
and Richard Petty, Ronnie Sox, the Summers Brothers and many other legends.
Noted historian, author and Chrysler enthusiast Jim Schild tells the whole
MOPAR story, from door-banging Trans Am racing, to land speed records on the
salt flats of Bonneville, from the legendary C-300 to the road-shredding Dodge
Viper. Full of fascinating history and excitement, this book is a must-have
for all fans of racing and of Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth.
Format: Hardbound with glossy color dust jacket.
Size: 9.25 x 10.875-inches
ISBN-13: 9780760334584 - Publication date October 15, 2009
You can order your copy now through
Barnes & Noble
or you can get an autographed copy by ordering through
(Jim Schild's website).