Date published: February 24, 2012
Motorcycle Drag Racing: A History, By John S. Stein (246 pages, more than 200 photos): From the earliest days of Top Eliminator Motorcycles at C.J. Hart's Santa Ana Dragstrip and Dewey Merritt's 132-mph Triumph to the modern-day thunder of Larry "Spiderman" McBride's five-second Top Fuel bike and the ongoing battle for supremacy in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle division, John Stein's Motorcycle Drag Racing: A History has it all. Before Stein embarked on his ambitious project, no one had ever attempted to compile a comprehensive history of two-wheel drag racing, but Stein has managed to gather perhaps the greatest collection of photographs, remembrances, and data ever produced on the subject. For more information, log on to www.gearheadpublishing.com.