In 1964 drag racing magazine journalism was in sad shape. The Petersen magazines dominated, not a word about any non NHRA events, no color photos inside the mag, no hint of controversy.
Then a magazine showed up with the effect of an F-16 appearing over a WWI battlefield.
Lou Kimzey and Pete Millar started Drag Racing magazine. All sanctions were covered. The truth about racing and drag politics was printed. Loads of color pages every month.
Pete Millar went on to other projects. The magazine prospered and changed the face of drag racing journalism forever.
Breaking Loose column includes a description of the bad feelings of Bakersfield motel owners towards drag racers. A listing of previous year's damages.
A feature story on Wes Koogle and his Original Dependable wedge Dodge super stocks.
Racing coverage of the British International Drag Festival.
A feature with color photography on Gary Cagle's dragster & blown fuel roadster.
On The Inside column by Mike Doherty The lineups for the factory A/FX racing teams in 1965. News and gossip about drag racing and racers.
A big preview of Bakersfield 1965. Includes past race coverage, MANY photos including color.
A look at the 1964 NHRA World Points Champions.
Center pages are a great wheelie color photo of the Traveller A/GS.
Zoom headers were allowing faster top fuel speeds. A look at the new technology.
Race coverage of the Phenix City AL NHRA points finale.
Car feature on the 400 JR. Chevy powered top fuel dragster. Includes color images.
Don Prudhomme's one time drag boat adventure.
A full page color photo of Joe Winter's top fuel dragster.
The National Drag Racing Poll, top ten fuel & gas dragsters and a Super Stock-A/FX list of ten.
Some faint numbers written on the back cover. Otherwise, a magazine in excellent condition. Very well preserved.