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Stock car racing history from 1950 through the early '70's with emphasis on the first two eras of factory involvement. Over 60 models of actual stock car racers show how these cars started out as basically stock vehicles and eventually changed to the purpose built race cars by the late '60's. There are three pictures of each car showing the whole vehicle, the engine, and the chassis. Besides NASCAR, there are vehicles that raced in AAA, USAC, ARCA, & IMCA. There are also two cars that raced in the 1952 Mexican Road Race, and two that raced in what was called the Permatex race at Daytona. Many of the models are cars raced by drivers before they became famous. Still other cars are those that were driven by men who never visited victory lane, but still raced to the best level that they and their car were capable of. There is a history of each car and also a narrative describing the model itself. This book pays tribute and recognizes the men that built and raced these cars.