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#21 Vigoda Motorsports

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Posted 09 January 2022 - 12:20 PM

No offense meant whatsoever, Im genuinely curious, but who are you that you can just ring up Bobby Allison and Richard Petty on the horn?

Edited by Vigoda Motorsports, 09 January 2022 - 12:20 PM.


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#22 RamblinRandy

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Posted 09 January 2022 - 01:47 PM

No offense meant whatsoever, Im genuinely curious, but who are you that you can just ring up Bobby Allison and Richard Petty on the horn?

 

When you own a chuck of NASCAR history like this big red truck... it opens doors.  I called Bobby in 2004 when I bought the truck and we talked on the phone for about 10 minutes.  I asked him if he had pics of the hauler and he laughed at me saying: "No one took pics of the trucks... it was always about the cars, always about the cars".   I saw him again in Charlotte at a race promo and we talked again... his biz card is pinned to the office wall.  He said don't give this number out LOL.

 

I do not have Petty's phone number but life is all about doing things and the flip side would be sitting on a couch doing nothing.   Petty's aunt lived 4 houses down the road from me as a child and Petty would stop in when ever he was near the area ( she probably made good cookies )...  so this big light blue truck parked in her drive way was a clue he was there.  Fairly sure I could have Petty's phone number in 24 hours if I needed it.  But my research doesn't point to Petty, at least not at this time.

 

I once carried Stylvester Stalones golf bag when I parked cars at a fancy hotel in South Carolina... and drove ZZTop around for a day in the hotels Lincoln Town car when they were in town.  Been a normal life other than that :)


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Posted 08 December 2022 - 01:07 AM

UPDATE:  Found a new prior owner in McClure Ford out of Troy Pa.  While being owned by Al McClure...  modified racing champion Geoff Bodine used the hauler briefly at the Shangri-La racetrack.  The McClure's bought the hauler out of Richmond Va in 1973 but they can't recall who they bought it from.

 

Waiting on a paper VIN request to be returned from the Richmond MVA.  Fingers crossed it will have some info as the trail has gone cold.  


Edited by RamblinRandy, 08 December 2022 - 01:10 AM.



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Posted 08 December 2022 - 06:14 AM

Randy, it's cool that you do this, good luck on your continued search.





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