This is a “two-fur”. We have been bringing you updates on Rich Turner and his Tiny Lund tribute race car. We also have been bringing you regular reports on what cars you will be able to see at the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance in Lexington, KY on July 19, 2014.
Rich just had the car lettered by an original old school NASCAR sign painter and it looks terrific. Rich and his car will also be attending the Concours d’Elegance this year along with other hand selected cars. If you want to get up close and friendly with the Tiny Lund car this will be your chance. Rich has done an outstanding job with this car. He said virtually every part of the car has been modified other than the glass! These may have been “Stock Cars” back in the day and were obviously much more stock than today’s NASCARs but they were still far from stock.
Original NASCAR Grand National Stock Cars are very rare. It is a great service that people like Rich Turner and John Craft perform to restore these old car or faithfully build a tribute car for those of us who have never seen the originals. I admired these cars back in the day but being a product of the midwest seeing one of these Grand National Cars was limited to when they become old and pushed down to the local dirt tracks. They were the hot ride on these small half mile tracks but by this time they were not the cars of their glory days.