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Jim Reeds winning 59 Impala Southern 500

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I built a replica of Jim Reeds 59 Impala that he won the Darlington 500 in 59.  I also included a picture of his car at Darlington.  I really enjoyed building this car.  Thanks fer lookin.

Dan

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Real Nice Work!

Back when men carried their junk in a Radio Flyer Wagon with Stake Rack

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Thanks guys for the kind words.  Yeah, I liked watching the races back then.  Now, not so much.  Now, it's hard to tell the difference between makers of the cars, cause they look so much alike.

Dan

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I built one of these some years ago. I call it: " A New York Yankee in NASCAR Land."

Yours looks good.  Where did you get the decals?

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Thank you George.  The decals were made by a friend of mine who has passed away.  He was the owner of Red Pegasus Decals.

Dan

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That looks great Dan! Yeah, I lost track of NASCAR many years ago when the cars were no longer representative of what you could actually buy.

That '59 Chevy I'm sure may have drove a lot of sales that year despite its radical looks. Racing played a big part and now the cars today are soooo.............tame by comparison to the way it used to be. :(

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Another great looking car.  I like it a lot.

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Great Chevy!! This is one I didn't know about.

There was a Jim Reed Chevrolet dealership in Nashville, Tennessee, back in the day. I bought a used Dodge from them in '79.

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Thanks guys for the kind words.  I really enjoyed building this car.  The 59 Impala is my favorite car and Jim Reed won the Darlington 500 with this car in 59.

Dan

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