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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=57109
Submitted by: DiRF
Comments: 5  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 0  (View)
Submitted on: 11-06-2006
View Stats Category: Vehicle Misc
I have been trying to get this diecast for two years now, and I finally friggen' HAVE IT!

It was produced in VERY limited numbers as part of the 2002 "Racing Champions Motorsports" series...

Tim Flock's 1955 Chrysler C-300 stock car, with which he won both the Daytona Beach road race AND the Nascar championship for that year.


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11-06-2006 @ 11:45:01 AM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
This is the only time his 1955 Chrysler was produced in diecast form... Team Caliber DID produce his #300-A 1956 Chrysler in diecast form, of which I also have, but it's just not the same http://photo.ricecop.com/pics/timflock56.jpg .

Interesting story about Tim Flock, he actually RETIRED from racing in 1954, after winning the '52 Championship with the Fabulous Hudson Hornet (I have a diecast of that car too ^_^ ), but Carl Kiekhaefer, who was fielding a "Super Team" for the '55 season sponsored by his company, Mercury Outboards, needed drivers to fill the seats of his numerous Hemi-powered Dodges and Chryslers... during qualifying for the 1955 Daytona Beach race, he found Tim sitting in the stands as a spectator, and made him an offer to drive... from the description, you can see what happened after that. Tim won the '56 Daytona Beach race too, in the 300-A Chrysler.

11-06-2006 @ 02:15:38 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
I think it's time to share my favorite parts of my Nascar diecast collection...

Nascar Cup champions! http://photo.ricecop.com/pics/cupchampions1.jpg http://photo.ricecop.com/pics/cupchampions2.jpg

Daytona winners! http://photo.ricecop.com/pics/daytonawinners1.jpg

Cup Rookie of the Year winners! http://photo.ricecop.com/pics/cuprotys.jpg

...and to sum it all up, Busch Series and Truck Series champions! http://photo.ricecop.com/pics/busch...ckchampions.jpg

11-06-2006 @ 02:21:43 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
Sort of funny that it says "Mercury" on the side.

11-06-2006 @ 02:28:00 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#3, That's why in '56 they switched the advertising to say "Kiekhaefer Outboards" with "Mercury" written in script much smaller on the rear fender.

11-06-2006 @ 05:42:37 PM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
*wants to rant about stock cars not having anything in common with stock cars nowadays but decides not to*

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