What started as a Butterscotch 1971 Dodge Charger SE turned into a Richard Petty Nascar Tribute. Not just a reminder of various Petty racing Chargers but also a tribute to all of the admiration shared between the fans and the Petty family.
I was able to load up the car with my son Zack and a few of his friends and meet with Richard in the competitors parking area on a Saturday during a race weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. He looked the car over. He asked specifically about the headlights. "Now it's official!" He proclaimed after autographing the roof. I wasn't expecting him to sign anything. I was just hoping for a picture. H
I had no idea Richard was going to autograph the actual car. I was just hoping for a picture. One on the team #43 crew members was injured in the pits at Daytona the weekend prior and was with him. I gave him my digital camera and asked if he could take a group shot with Richard and the car. The camera beeped when it focused, then snaps the picture. I guess pit crew guys are always in a hurry. U
I was so moved by how generous Richard was with his time with us and by the way he volunteered to autograph the car. He personally endorsed this "likeness of him" with no contracts, no restrictions of use, no payments. What other celebrity today would ever consider doing anything like that? This had such an impact on my life that I knew I would always use this car the way I though Richard would wa
Thanks race fans!
Here's my 1971 Dodge Charger 43 Petty tribute car. Let's Go Racing! I'm not speeding, I'm qualifying!
For my 50th birthday we went SCCA auto crossing. My son Zack in one of his muscle car Honda's and Me and the "King". It was great fun.
My 50th birthday was spent in Macon GA racing the clock between the cones. Great fun.
Proud Member of the North GA Mopar Club
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Loaded up the Troop 162 Hampton GA Boy Scouts the 43 car hits the high banks of AMS for a few parade laps.
My turn behind the wheel on a parade lap at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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