Now that I have break from school and travelling, I can finally make my first post!
I found a box of old racecars, mostly NASCAR and few Indy from around 1990. This is a double throwback for me since I started collecting around that time and it really show how far the diecast detail has progressed. The one exception to that is that Plymouth Superbird of Richard Petty from 1970. The nose and massive rear wing look just like the real thing. It does lack an interior and the sticker stickers only pass the 5 foot rule. The wheels are some of my favorite on any diecast and the spring axles add extra realism when it takes a spin around the desk.
The rest of the collection has some famous names. Since tobacco and alcohol sponsorships were everywhere in NASCAR, I have taken the time to look up what the adult versions:
#9 Bill Elliot: Coors
#11 Geoff Bodine: Budweiser
#14 A.J. Foyt: Copenhagen
#15 Morgan Shepherd: looking good for 49 years old
#16 Larry Pearson: Chattanooga Chew (the kids will never notice his suit...)
#25 Ken Schrader: Kodiak and some sweet gold wheels
#33 Harry Grant: Skoal
Dale Earnhardt’s first years in the now iconic black #3
and my favorite car of all, Petty’s #43
I have been to an Indy 500 and some other road course races. The Andretti name is still synonymous with Indy and 4-time winner Rick Mears in the #2 is no slouch either. These cars are from the 75th Anniversary. The 100th Indy 500 is next year, maybe they’ll make some more!