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AJ Foyt's Last Nascar Attempt - 1996 Brickyard 400

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  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Hillsboro, TX
AJ Foyt's Last Nascar Attempt - 1996 Brickyard 400
Posted by ibj40 on Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:07 PM

History will show that AJ Foyt showed up at the 1997 Brickyard 400, however that car was withdrawn without ever seeing the track.

For 1996, Foyt tried to redeem himself from a failure to qualify in 1995, due to rain on the second day of qualifying (back when Nascar had more cars show up than they started in field).

The 1996 Ford Thunderbird was sponsored by Kennametal.

Here is an interview with Foyt, showing the car in the background.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-Psa8nV7vU

This was a "simple" repaint and redecal.

Taking an Ertl American Muscle Mark Martin Valvoline Thunderbird and stripping off that livery, I sent the body and decal set to my buddy Lee Rilea to perform his magic.



Have to admit that the decal sheet was pretty primitive, but Lee pulled it off.





Didn't do anything to the rolling chassis, and the Ertl versions of this era are pretty basic.



  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, March 27, 2020 4:04 AM
beautiful work. love that yellow

My Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/87459383@N07/albums

  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, March 27, 2020 6:19 PM

Wow, never seen that supertex car before. You did an awesome job.

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