Since Daytona speed week’s are upon us, I felt like posting this would be really neat. This is a tribute to Dale Earnhardt Sr’s ‘77 #2 Coca-cola Pontiac Ventura. This car was raced a few times in the Busch series in 1980 and 1981. Before the series was even rebranded to the Busch series. This car was owned by car owner Robert Gee, and sported the Osterlund Racing style number 2, like Dale’s cup car from 1979 and 1980. Dale drove for Robert Gee Racing for several years in that Ventura, changing numbers and sponsorships periodically as Dale jumped from cup teams.
So here it is, It is a 2002 Action casting. They had several cars in the can series,but this was something that was easy for me to find. They made a good bit of them, so I found this a week after Christmas brand new on Amazon for like 7 bucks and some change. And it’s really special because for the longest time, there wasn’t many Busch series castings from this era. There still really isnt. Plus I’m a Dale Earnhardt super fan.
So here we go, the detail is really cool. It has an opening hood that I can’t open. But I’m not even mad, its just such a cool part of racing history. And the detail on this 1/64th casting is really good. Action from this Era was really good for that.
The chrome Wheels really give it an awesome and classy look. Drivers and owners of this era never really sprung for the chrome wheels. It was just to expensive. That money could be used to go to the next race. And if they did have a set of chrome rims, it was used for the start of the race. For pageantry purposes only. Usually by the first pit stop they were off of the car.
Now I really only think he ran this car a few times. It was really hard to find pictures of the real car. It was actually easier to find photos of his Mello Yello Ventura he ran in the same year, but I found one. Since I don’t own the photo, I will post the link for y’all to check out yourselves.
I don’t know if you will have to copy and paste, or just click. I just don’t want to go against LALD rules by posting the photo.
But anyway, I figured a few of you would enjoy this
Thank you all for the read