by Mark Fletcher and Richard Truesdell

Bob Riggle’s legendary Hemi Under Glass Barracuda started out as a way to promote Hurst performance parts, as well as showcase Mopar’s massive HEMI power-plant in the back of the car for all to see. The unintended consequence was an inability to keep the car’s front wheels on the ground when it actually hit the track. And thus began the 1960s drag racing phenomenon that came to be known as “wheel standers”. To get the full scoop on one of drag racing’s most entertaining stories, pick up this Must Read, Hemi Under Glass: Bob Riggle and His Wheel-Standing Mopars by Mark Fletcher and Richard Truesdell.