Big things with little cars

Another NASCAR Custom Torino

This time it’s the #98 Jim Robbins Special, a 1969 Ford Torino Talladega raced by LeeRoy Yarbrough. I built this from the HW Flames Torino on the shelf these days.

LeeRoy Yarbrough had a helluva year in 1969. He started 30 of the 54 races and won 7 times. That includes winning the Daytona 500, Southern 500, and World 600 - something no other driver has done in a single year.


To build his car I used Pattos Place decals and Tamiya paints. I have a whole bunch of Torinos, Dodge Charger 500s, a Dodge Coronet, and a couple Charger Daytonas and plan on building a whole field of late 60's aero cars.

My Petty and Yarbrough builds together. Apologies for all the dust.


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