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Muscle Monday: '69 Mercury Cyclone NASCAR Racer

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My archaeological dig through my “toy room” has led to some unexpected find - a whole box full of 1960s and 70s race cars, (F1, Can Am and NASCAR) that I bought off a fellow collector a few years ago and promptly forgot about.

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The models themselves date from the 70s through to the 90s. This one is an old Racing Champions ‘69 Mercury Cyclone. The casting is dated 1992. I knew nothing about the driver, Cecil Gordon. Wikipedia doesn’t have a lot about him either, except that he was a “competitor in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series between 1968 and 1985, he competed in 449 events without winning a race.”

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That’s dedication.

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He seems to have raced a variety of yellow Fords and Mercurys with the number 24 - the below picture is the only once I could find that shows this car - or something very similar.

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I will show some of the other stuff I found occasionally, but...they are not exactly on par with Kyosho models when it comes to detail...

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