Herb McCandless – Drag Racing Living History: Part 1

In episode one of “Born to Win – A Documentary on the Life of Herb McCandless”, we learn about Herb’s youth and how he got interested in cars, but more important, the internal combustion engines that motivated the machines he drove and raced. We’ll go back in time with Herb and his early forays into cruising his hometown’s main avenue, street racing adventures and drag racing his slew of Chevys at tracks all across the south in the late 1950s and early 1960s. But pay attention as Herb will tell us about that fateful meeting with a Chrysler Zone Manager that forever changed the face of drag racing. So, sit back, listen and learn how a young, unknown drag racer from Arkansas got the attention of a major automotive company and became one of their most successful racers.