I was at work today and one of my friends/coworker stops me and said he had something he thought I'd like. So I followed him to his office and he handed me a FIRST RUN issue of the Revell BRE/Datsun 240Z! I was just flabbergasted! I've seen many of them in the past, but all have been re-issues. This one was absolutely complete, the box in near perfect shape, instructions, decals, the whole enchilada! I wanted to offer him some money, but since I didn't have any to offer, I proceeded to tell him the value of this kit. I wish my camera/phone was working, but it wasn't. I may still offer him some money, but he's an avid race fan, so he'll likely end up keeping it.
While I was looking at that, he pulls out a post card that has the Sox & Martin Barracuda and I think it was a Charger. Then I noticed it was autographed in BALL POINT PEN by Ronnie and Buddy themselves! My jaw hit the floor! I don't know that this will top the Sox and Martin postcard, but the then pulls out an autographed ad for Hertz Rental with a picture of O.J. Simpson and his signature in silver paint pen.
I guess when you grow up racing, you are open to all kinds of cool things because you are basically the "star of the show" and racing events and when fame shows up, they typically get the run of the place.
I'll try and get some pics if possible.
I just thought I'd share today's experience.