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Darrell Waltrip’s NASCAR Mercury Diecast

Here is another outstanding diecast for your collection. This one also comes with or without the driver’s autograph and certificate of authenticity. Darrell Waltrip’s storied NASCAR Winston Cup Career began in May 1972 at  the Talladega Motor Speedway in Alabama. Waltrip rolled onto the track in a 1971 #95 Mercury Cyclone prepared by Holman Moody. Ironically, the chassis of this car was that of the original 1967 Ford Fairlane Mario Andretti drove to victory in the 1967 Daytona 500.  The car was owned by Waltrip and sponsored by Terminal Transport of Owensboro, Kentucky.

During his racing career, Waltrip drove race cars for Bud Moore Engineering, DiGard Race Team, Junior Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports and for his own team, Darrell Waltrip Racing. Darrell Lee Waltrip born Feburary 5, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky, is a 3-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion (1981, ’82, ’85), a 3-time runner up (1979, 1983, 1986), winner of the 1989 Daytona 500 and 5- time winner of the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 (1978, ’79, ’85, ’88, ’89).  Waltrip has 84 career Cup Series Wins, 271 top five finishes, 390 top 10 finishes, and competed in 809 Cup Series races spanning 29 years (1972-2000). Waltrip is a 2-time winner of NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver Award (1989, ’90), and was “NASCAR’s Driver of the Decade” (1980’s).

Waltrip currently is a lead television analyst and race commentator with Fox Broadcasting Company and SPEED TV, a columnist at Foxsports.com and an author. DW was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in January 2012.

This diecast is another 24th scale masterpiece. The DW Autographed car sells for $$99.95 and the non-autographed car sells for $74.95.

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Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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