We just got this press release from our friends at Car Craft magazine about a cool new drag racing nostalgia publication they'll be releasing soon. We can't wait to check it out. In the meantime, here's the lowdown directly from Car Craft headquarters in El Segundo, California:
Editors of Car Craft, both past and present, have collaborated to present the second-ever issue of Elapsed Times, available on newsstands August 7. The special-edition magazine will feature an in-depth look at the golden era of drag racing in the ’60s and ’70s. Editors will take readers on a nostalgic cruise through time with features and photos from the glory years.
Elapsed Times will contain articles that specifically recall the personalities and trends that made the drag racing culture what it was. Readers will be treated to this trip down memory lane which starts in the ’60s with the Chrysler Maximum Performance effort and continues through the muscle car era from ’64-’72.
In addition to remembering some of the biggest influencers in the sport, Elapsed Times will also examine some of the more famous vehicles that roamed the tracks, such as Landy’s AFX and the infamous Car Craft Hemi ’Cuda. Plus, readers will find original photography from the Car Craft archives with never-before-seen images from more than four decades ago.
Elapsed Times doesn’t just cover the past, either; the resurgence of nostalgia drag racing in America is in full swing within the magazine’s pages, which feature the cars and stars of today. In addition, readers can get up to date information on events such as the 2012 March Meet and Orange, MA, Reunion.
“Car Craft magazine was the voice of drag racing during the nitro privateer glory days of the ’60s and ’70s,” said Douglas R. Glad, Editor-in-Chief of Car Craft. “Elapsed Times is revisiting those days with the same irreverent voice through hundreds of never-before-seen photos and the talents of the original Car Craft editors telling the real stories about the way it was. We are also excited that there has been a resurgence of nostalgia drag racing today and are looking forward to those stories that are yet to tell.”