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This is a print on demand (POD) book with color photos. The paper and photo quality in this book, although good, often does not match the original version but the information remains the same.

Few men have impacted the sport of drag racing like Bill Grumpy Jenkins. His storied history at the drag strip began in the late 1950s, and continues today. Throughout his career, both innovation and success have followed him closely, and this book documents the long and colorful history of the competition cars that proudly bear the name Grumpy's Toy.

Grumpy's Toys: The Legendary Cars of Bill Grumpy Jenkins stands as a full and complete history of Jenkins' career as told through his cars, and has been heartily authorized by the man himself (Jenkins wrote the book's foreword.) Author Doug Boyce followed Jenkins throughout his racing career, and amassed an impressive collection of vintage photography which is shared on the pages. Through his own knowledge, extensive research, and by working with Grumpy himself, Grumpy's Toys offers readers an unparalleled look behind the man and his machines.

This book boasts the largest collection of Jenkins-centered vintage photography ever assembled. Input from Grumpy punctuates the tales behind the now-legendary cars, and author Boyce's fan-friendly writing style entertains. Many myths about both Jenkins and his formidable racing cars have grown over the decades, and this book separates the fact from the fiction. This book is essential for the true drag racing fan.

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This is a print on demand (POD) book with color photos. The paper and photo quality in this book, although good, often does not match the original version but the information remains the same.

Few men have impacted the sport of drag racing like Bill Grumpy Jenkins. His storied history at the drag strip began in the late 1950s, and continues today. Throughout his career, both innovation and success have followed him closely, and this book documents the long and colorful history of the competition cars that proudly bear the name Grumpy's Toy.

Grumpy's Toys: The Legendary Cars of Bill Grumpy Jenkins stands as a full and complete history of Jenkins' career as told through his cars, and has been heartily authorized by the man himself (Jenkins wrote the book's foreword.) Author Doug Boyce followed Jenkins throughout his racing career, and amassed an impressive collection of vintage photography which is shared on the pages. Through his own knowledge, extensive research, and by working with Grumpy himself, Grumpy's Toys offers readers an unparalleled look behind the man and his machines.

This book boasts the largest collection of Jenkins-centered vintage photography ever assembled. Input from Grumpy punctuates the tales behind the now-legendary cars, and author Boyce's fan-friendly writing style entertains. Many myths about both Jenkins and his formidable racing cars have grown over the decades, and this book separates the fact from the fiction. This book is essential for the true drag racing fan.

Pages : 176
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 218 color, 86 b/w
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613252994
Product Code : CT489C

Foreword by Bill Jenkins

Preface

Acknowledgments

 

Chapter One: The Beginnings

The Making of Grumpy Jenkins

 

Chapter Two: Dave Strickler and the Old Reliable Cars

Old Reliable I, 1961 

Old Reliable II and Old Reliable III, 1962

Old Reliable IV, 1963 

A Strong Northwind 

 

Chapter Three: The Chrysler Years: 1964–1965 

The Dodge Boys, 1964 

Bud Faubel’s Honkin’ Dodges 

Black Arrow Plymouth, 1965

Monster Mash Chevy: The Original Grumpy’s Toy?

 

Chapter Four: Super Stockers: 1966–1969 

Grumpy’s Toy I, 1966 Chevy II 

Grumpy’s Toy II, 1966 Chevy II 

Grumpy’s Toy III, 1967 Camaro 

George Cureton’s Tokyo Rose

Grumpy’s Toy IV, 1968 Camaro

Grumpy’s Toy V, 1968 Chevy II

Dave Strickler’s Old Reliable, 1968 Camaro

Grumpy’s Toy VI, 1969 Camaro 

 

Chapter Five: The Pro Stocks: 1970–1983

Grumpy’s Toy VII, 19701⁄2 Camaro

Grumpy’s Toy VIII, 19701⁄2 Camaro

Grumpy’s Toy IX, 1972 Vega 

Grumpy’s Toy X, 1972 Vega 

Grumpy’s Toy XI, 1974 Vega 

Grumpy’s Toy XII, 1975 Monza

Grumpy’s Toy XIII, 1976 Monza 

Grumpy’s Toy XIV, 1977 Monza

Grumpy’s Toy XV, 1979 Camaro 

Grumpy’s Toy XVI, 1981 Camaro 

Grumpy’s Toy XVII, 1983 Camaro

 

Chapter Six: Beyond the Toys

 

Epilogue

Appendix

Index 

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