Cale Yarborough Pace Car
Hawkeye Racing News
Every once in a while we get a new Registration into the Club which makes my blood flow a little faster. That recently happened again. Mike Taylor registered his R Code Cale Yarborough Spoiler and casually mentioned that it was sold new out of Ottumwa Iowa, just 40 miles from my hometown. Having recently let our Cale R Code go, it warmed my heart to find another one that was not previously Registered.
However, there is more to the story. As you can read in the newspaper, clipping below, it was the Pace Car for Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids Iowa. In addition, the car was owned by Hawkeye Racing News an Iowa racing newspaper.
The car will soon go into restoration, and I hope Mike will keep us posted. No word on if he is going to restore it with the original Pace Car livery. What do you think he should do?