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Legendary Ramchargers Book from SAE International Available in Audio Format

WARRENDALE, Pa., Jan. 12, 2012 - Listen to SAE International’s best-selling and highly entertaining We Were The Ramchargers book on CD-ROM. Narrator Dave McClelland, “The Voice of NHRA” (National Hot Rod Association) brings Dave Rockwell’s book to life, giving listeners the inside details on all elements of the Ramchargers story. This abridged audiobook includes bonus materials that include interviews with author Dave Rockwell and Ramcharger Tom Hoover.

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.

To order, visit http://books.sae.org/book-r-384cd; email CustomerService@sae.org; or call1-877-606-7323 (U.S. and Canada only) or 1-724-776-4970 (International).

For media review copies, email pr@sae.org or call 1-724-772-8522.

Book Information:

· ISBN: 978-0-7680-6034-8

· Published By: SAE International

· Published: May 2011

· Binding: CD-ROM

· Product Code: R-384.CD

· List Price: $39.95

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