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John Kuvakas
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 Call him whatever you like, the man knew how to bend the rules. Click here for the article in Mac's Garage. 

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Thanks for that great post, John!

Being interested in NASCAR and its history, it is always a pleasure to read about Junior and other drivers of his time.

University of Racing has released a model of the car in 1/24, but (for cost reasons) it has the standard Galaxie body.

JJ Galaxie

Another of UoR's Galaxies:

Marvin Panch's car

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Ralf Buyer
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Jack Dodds
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My fave clip involving Junior Johnson was the one when he kissed the wall and rolled his car (51 Olds I think it was) which landed upright.  He gets out, pops the hood and uses his shirt to extinguish a carb fire; all the while cars are screaming by.  It didn't seem to faze him one bit.  What a colorful character; he contributed so much to the sport over the years.


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Then there's Ned Jerrett's championship winning '65.

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Then there's Ned Jerrett's championship winning '65.

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I Remember when this car driven by Ned burst into flames....he narrowly escaped.


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Classic New Arrival!

This is the 1949 Mercury Coupe Atlantic Blue in 1:18 scale by Auto World.

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https://bit.ly/3Oid6pn