the beginning, there's always been a need for speed. From the
first cars to challenge each other, it was a man to man battle,
but often times, a spectator event. Even if the crowd's were small,
just a few characters hanging around to see who would win, crash,
or break down, it had it's appeal.
came about as a way to bring this new kind of event to the public.
There were plenty of drivers who were willing to build and risk
their cars. Though they were primarily stock at the beginning.
raced on A1A and the Daytona Beach (which had been used for racing
from Ormond Beach since the early 1900s). More orless in an oval.
But people loved to watch it.
soon became so popular that the Daytona Speedway was built, and
the rest as they say is history. It's become one of the most watched
spectator series there is for motorsports.
companies wasted no time in coming out with NASCAR related model
kits. Fromt the 1960s on, there have been hundreds of versions
of car kits to make stock cars. Many of the more or less the same
kit, with different decals, but the kits are still released today.
kits, from AMT, MPC, and Lindberg fuel the car builders who like
the older cars. The cars used on circle tracks, dirt tracks, and
late Saturday night specials.
kits are still released, recently by Revell. So NASCAR kits aren't
going away anytime soon. It's true the market for those kits has
shrunk over the years, but there are still model car builders
who like to build them.
what I've seen, the 1960's and 1970's race cars are the most popular
kits of their kind.
with it's Chrysler 300s and their Hudson Hornets, has brought
two cars that NASCAR modelers have wanted for decades. Several
versions are available of each, and the its are well made with