SpeedwayFan
SpeedwayFan Reader
9/4/22 9:46 a.m.

Feel free to share your own photos

SpeedwayFan
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9/4/22 11:36 a.m.

hybridmomentspass
hybridmomentspass Dork
9/5/22 8:01 a.m.

First pic is interesting as I didnt realize how 'off' the front end of those cars were.

Second...well... the first was very cool

M2Pilot
M2Pilot Dork
9/5/22 11:21 a.m.

Boomer here waiting for Linda Vaughn photos.

SpeedwayFan
SpeedwayFan Reader
9/5/22 11:46 a.m.

In reply to hybridmomentspass :

You got something against jimmie?

hybridmomentspass
hybridmomentspass Dork
9/7/22 6:07 a.m.

I got something against silly drawings

slefain
slefain UltimaDork
9/7/22 10:33 a.m.

slefain
slefain UltimaDork
9/7/22 10:36 a.m.

jmabarone
jmabarone Reader
9/7/22 10:45 a.m.
slefain said:

 

The track is celebrating its 75th birthday today.  

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
9/7/22 11:13 a.m.
SpeedwayFan said:

Feel free to share your own photos

This is a great example of why NASCAR's body rules have evolved.

NY Nick
NY Nick GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/7/22 11:15 a.m.

Here are some pics from the Darlington pits circa 1997. I was in the infield and somehow scored pit passes, it was pretty awesome.

Earnhardt's car, I like the old school jack and jack stands

Benny Parsons turning down a free lunch

I always liked this pic of Robert Yates

Schrader driving the Bandit, can't remember if this was (edit) Andy Petree racing or someone else?

Gentleman Ned, he was too. Stopped and talked to everyone that came up to him.

stafford1500
stafford1500 GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/7/22 11:17 a.m.
J.A. Ackley said:
SpeedwayFan said:

Feel free to share your own photos

This is a great example of why NASCAR's body rules have evolved.

Also why there is so much nostalgia for the old cars. Nearly every pieces of it was created by craftsmen. The current cars are effectively LEGO that have to be assembled.

The shape of the above car can still be seen in the Truck series. Those bodies are still hand built...

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
9/7/22 12:01 p.m.

Colorized

slantvaliant (Forum Supporter)
slantvaliant (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
9/7/22 3:53 p.m.

The King in a Road Toad.

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
9/7/22 5:04 p.m.


Speaking of interesting bodies. There was a time when the Lincoln Mark VIII was considered for NASCAR competition. Here's how it looked.

BlindPirate
BlindPirate Reader
9/7/22 9:07 p.m.

In reply to J.A. Ackley :

There is an interesting YouTube video by Stapleton 42 where they talked to a Penske guy about how they needed the rear deck lid  from the Lincoln because the Taurus sloped down too much. The Lincoln wasn't going to work for Ford for some reason so they took a street Taurus and raised the deck lid up like the Lincoln. They must have done a good job because they gave it to NASCAR to make the body template from it and they didn't notice 

SpeedwayFan
SpeedwayFan Reader
9/10/22 10:46 a.m.

In reply to J.A. Ackley :

Well that scheme is awfully familiar

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