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Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird: Design, Development, Production and Competition
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Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird: Design, Development, Production and Competition
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        Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird: Design, Development, Production and Competition delivers a blow-by-blow account of the biggest races between FoMoCo and Chrysler, along with telling the rich stories of the development of these cars. If you are a fan of NASCAR, or just love outrageous muscle cars, this richly detailed and well-illustrated account of a fascinating era of performance will be a valued addition to your library.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgments
Foreword by Doug Schellinger

Introduction

Chapter 1:

NASCAR: Early Days
The Emergence of Professional Drivers

NASCAR and Bill France
Detroit Hosts NASCAR
Grand National Circuit
Daytona Speedway
Factory Teams 

Chapter 2:

Enter the Hemi
Image Maker

Dyno Testing
Track Testing
1964 Daytona 500
Chrysler and Ford Boycott NASCAR in 1965
John Pointer’s Big Influence

Chapter 3:

The Charger
Show Car Descendant

Performance Issues and Solutions
A Body for Speed
Interior Upgrades
1967 Race Events
1968 Race Events

Chapter 4:

The Charger 500
Styling Lessons

Handling Challenges
The Road to Homologation
The Public Unveiling
Points Competition
Rules Changes
Petty in a Ford?
Nichels Engineering Cars
Changing Attitudes
1969 Race Events 

Chapter 5: The Charger Daytona

Radical Design
Innovative Build Team

Testing at Chelsea
Styling Opinions
Assembly and Final Testing
Impact in the Marketplace
Talladega Superspeedway
1969 Race Events
Factory Future 

Chapter 6:

The Superbird
Aerodynamic Engineering

Petty Approves
1970 Race Events
Factory Espionage 

Chapter 7:

The Winged Cars in Full Flight
1970 Race Events

Season Totals
End of an Era 

Chapter 8:

The Ban
Chrysler Retreats

Sales Numbers Dwindle
USAC and Wings
The Wedge Takes Over NASCAR
Wings Return 

Chapter 9:

Collecting Survivors
A 1969 Hemi Charger Daytona

An Original Superbird
A Vitamin C ’Bird

Index 

Specifications
Publisher: Cartech Books
Softcover: 204 pages
Dimensions: 10.0 x 10.0 x 0.5 inches
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