Thursday, March 19, 2009


History of NASCAR
In the years immediately following World War II, stock-car racing was experiencing the greatest popularity it had ever seen. Tracks throughout the country were drawing more drivers, and bigger crowds.

Nonetheless, there was a serious lack of organization. From track to track, rules were different. Some tracks were just makeshift facilities, built to produce one big show at a county fair or something similar to capitalize on the crowds flocking to the events. Other tracks were more suited to handle the cars, but not the crowds. Some could manage both, but did little to adhere to rules set by other tracks.

In December 1947, Bill France Sr., of Daytona Beach, Fla., organized a meeting at the Streamline Hotel across the street from the Atlantic Ocean to discuss the problems facing stock-car racing.
France had come to Florida from Washington, D.C., years earlier. He operated a local service station and also promoted races on the city's famed beach-road courses, often racing himself. He was a man of strong will -- and ambition. Thus, by the time that meeting at the Streamline Hotel was complete, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing was born. Few knew when the meeting adjourned if the organization would be successful. In fact, there were skeptics who believed it never would work.

Not even France, who believed a sanctioning body was exactly what the sport of stock-car racing needed, could have envisioned what NASCAR has become today.
Among all the NASCAR driver, my favourite is Jeff Gordon Race car No 24

Driver Details
Sponsor : DuPont
Manufacturer : Chevrolet
Car Owner : Rick Hendrick
Team : Hendrick Motorsports
Crew Chief : Steve Letarte

2009 Official Driver Standings: Kobalt Tools 500, He is now rank No. 1 with 634 point over 64 other driver. He is so popular, where he also involve in the movie title as: Looney Tunes: Back in Action, back in 2003. The main actor are Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman.

I personally like the colour selection and the design of the car and the crew uniform. The striking florescent yellow no. 24 is his number to look for. You surely can't miss him on the track.

This Jeff testing the new car.

This my first Jeff's car collection. Brought a the Wal Mart in Utah USA, back in 2004, for USD 4.99.
It is made by Winners Circle for NASCAR fans. Title is Decade of Champion, 2001 Champion. The card is printed on the rainbow reflecting sheet and a 3D effect given by the clear plastic cover to make the trophy look more real.
The Car is a non-metal car. But the detail is just as good as the metal casted car.

This 1/64 scale #24 DuPont parts van. I brought it at Brunei, half way around the world from the state. I found it in one of this very old toy store, selling all kind of toy include some die cast cars. I pay for 2 Brunei dollars for it in 2005.
Finding the truck is a very nice experience as a toy car hunter.

Sad to say, the NASCAR die cast car wasn't popular as the other race car such as F1, Rally, JGTC in Malaysia.
I like collect the NASCAR cars, because it is one of the most detail die cast you can find. Some of the car come with open front hood, rubber tire with printed words on it, and very high detail on the exterior and interior as well. I be back for more of my Stock Car collection.

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