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emember when a group of ^Chrysler engineers not only '"took their work home with them," but raced (and won) ion dragstrips across the | country?

Dave Rockwell does. He was one of the original Ramchargers, and his new book from SAE International, We Were The Ramchargers: Inside Drag Racing's Legendary Team is the first to provide inside details on all elements of the Ramchargers' story.

Rockwell's book takes you behind the scenes with that group of Chrysler engineers who, from the '50s through the '70s, became one of the most successful and influential drag racing teams of all time. The only team of engineers from an automobile manufacturer to drag race successfully, the Ramchargers broke the most time barriers in drag racing history and earned the most National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Super Stock titles during the sport's golden era of factory competition during the '60s.

In addition to chronicling the races they won and legendary cars they developed, including the "High and Mighty," the Max Wedge and 426 Hemi-powered Dodges, and their first Funny Car, Rockwell opens corporate and personal files to take you behind the doors at Chrysler, at a time when those doors (and the rest of Ma Mopar's engineering labs) were in Highland Park.

Among other things, you'll see how the Ramchargers helped pioneer the platform team concept, while you read about the personalities of the men who made it all happen.

If you're a devoted student of Mopar racing history, We Were The Ramchargers belongs on your bookshelf!

GET IT: SAE INTERNATIONAL • 877/606-7323 • http://books.sae.org/book-r-384

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