We Were The Ramchargers

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New audio CD brings Best Selling book to life!

Racing enthusiasts will appreciate exclusive bonus materials featuring one of drag racing's most enduring figures, Tom Hoover. Perfect for your next road-trip.

Original hardcopy and eBook are also available!
We Were The Ramchargers

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We Were The Ramchargers Audio CD-ROM and Hardcopy Book Set

Listen to the best-selling and highly entertaining We Were The Ramchargers book (SAE, August 2009) on CD-ROM. Narrator Dave McClelland, “The Voice of NHRA” (National Hot Rod Association) brings Dave Rockwell’s abridged book to life, giving listeners the inside details on all elements of the Ramchargers story. This audio book serves as the perfect road-trip companion, and contains 9 individual CDs, including bonus materials such as interviews and question and answer sessions.

Rockwell and McClelland take you behind the scenes with the group of Chrysler engineers who, from the 1950s through the 1970s, 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 NHRA Super Stock titles during the sport’s golden era of factory competition.

Rockwell, a Ramcharger himself, interviewed more than 40 team members, competitors, and track operators, making it the first book to provide inside details on all elements of the Ramchargers story. In addition to chronicling the races they won and legendary cars they developed (including the High and Mighty, 426 Hemi, and first Funny Car), corporate and personal files are revealed and take listeners behind the doors at Chrysler (showing, among other things, how the Ramchargers helped pioneer the platform team concept), and the personalities of the men who made it all happen.

Sections include:

  • That Thing Gotta Hemi? 1898-1955
  • Likes Cars Too Much 1955 - 1958
  • The Rodney Dangerfield Affair 1959 - April 1961
  • The Most Important Drag Race - 1961
  • I'm No Damn Fool - 1962
  • Candyland - 1963
  • Dropping The Atom Bomb - 1964
  • Drag Racing’s Greatest Year - 1965
  • A Dark Year - 1966
  • The Road Less Traveled - 1967
  • Grabbing A Higher Gear - 1968 - 1974
  • Postscripts
  • Team Innovations & Distinctions
  • Q&A with Dave Rockwell and Tom Hoover

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  • 2011-05-19
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  • Published by SAE International with a Product Code of R-384CD, ISBN of 978-0-7680-6034-8. Table of Contents
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