Petty Dy­nasty plus Mod­ern Mopar Funny Cars

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Rac­ing Cham­pi­ons Mint 2018 Re­lease 1

1:64 | $42 (set of 6)

This set is all over the map, but ev­ery cast­ing in it has col­lec­tor ap­peal. We start with a pair of Petty NASCAR rac­ers. The 1957 Oldsmo­bile King Richard ran dur­ing much of the 1958–59 sea­sons, in­clud­ing the in­au­gu­ral Day­tona 500. But wait—wasn’t that a con­vert­ible? Sort of. Petty En­ter­prises built the car as a hard­top with a bolt-on re­mov­able roof so that it could run in ei­ther class de­pend­ing on the event, but it was the same car with the Air Lift spon­sor­ship on the rear quar­ter. Petty ran it at Day­tona with­out a roof, but the car often ran as a hard­top, like it ap­pears here. No am­bi­gu­ity about the other Petty car: the leg­endary Aero War­rior 1970 Ply­mouth Su­per­bird in which he won 18 races that year. From 500-mil­ers, we jump to quar­ter­mil­ers and a pair of 2017 Dodge Charger NHRA Funny Cars: the NAPA car driven by Ron Capps and the Pennzoil car driven by Matt Ha­gan. They are team­mates and both for­mer cham­pi­ons driv­ing for Don Schu­macher Rac­ing. The set is rounded out by a pair of un­race­like trucks—a Chevy Sil­ver­ado and a Ford F-350 Dually—both 1999 mod­els.

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