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The Coolest Nascars

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BrandMooreArt    1,518

know what, im gonna hijack this thread before it inevitably happens anyway. this is now the "coolest race car thread". all cool race cars welcome

 

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McCarthy    6,886

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I always liked this one because it didn't give a flip about the green car superstition. 

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CS85    5,407

My dad grew up a NASCAR fan and my uncle and gramps got into it for a time, so little by little I got some NASCAR views in.  My thoughts, unranked:

 

Labonte classic

 

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Dale Earnhardt is timeless

 

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Liked the Dale Jr baseball car:

 

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Jeff Gordon's rainbow Dupont cars were always cool:

 

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And perhaps the most famous, Richard Petty's STP:

 

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8BW14    294
3 hours ago, CS85 said:

My dad grew up a NASCAR fan and my uncle and gramps got into it for a time, so little by little I got some NASCAR views in.  My thoughts, unranked:

 

Labonte classic

 

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Dale Earnhardt is timeless

 

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Liked the Dale Jr baseball car:

 

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Jeff Gordon's rainbow Dupont cars were always cool:

 

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And perhaps the most famous, Richard Petty's STP:

 

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I'll second all of these and add some more of my favorites that I can remember off the top of my head. Disclaimer: (Jeff Gordon is my favorite driver so I would probably put most of his paint schemes on my list)

 

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i thought this was cool because it's the two cars together and I had forgotten that Earnhardt's car was red inside

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Also, I love the square body styles of the 70's and 80's 

 

Im sure there are more I'm forgetting but that what this thread is for.

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MiK    97
23 minutes ago, 8BW14 said:

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All time favorite. Loved that the transition from white to red to light blue were made up of little V's. Just an outstanding look.

 

I also LOVE that Alan Kulwicki made this list. Polish victory laps for us all! On Wisconsin!

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Pabig    54

Can someone please change the thread title to "Best NASCAR paint schemes" or something similar? Reading "Nascars" used as a noun hurts. A lot.

 

Having said that, I always loved the Texaco Havoline paint schemes. As seen here driven by Juan Pablo Montoya.

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His ride from the 2009 Brickyard 400 was also really cool, throwing back to his IndyCar days.

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Too bad he wasn't allowed to win that day.

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j'villejags    295
On 3/19/2017 at 9:12 PM, dont care said:

that car was actually kinda behind its time because as Darrel himself said they had to put so many sheets of chrome on it (they didn't chrome plate the car) that it would actually way close to 100lbs more than other cars

Wow, that is interesting. I was not aware of that. Thanks for sharing. I guess it just looks more modern to me with the chrome trend we've seen on football helmets over the last few years. 

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Cujo    2,468

Moved from other Nas-cars thread

 

On ‎3‎/‎9‎/‎2017 at 9:23 PM, vicfurth said:

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ltp74    50

I'm not a big NASCAR fan but I always dug the look and paint jobs of the mid 70's to mid 80's cars, maybe because I had some Matchbox or slot cars that looked like them.

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RichO    248
On 3/20/2017 at 0:29 PM, BrandMooreArt said:

know what, im gonna hijack this thread before it inevitably happens anyway. this is now the "coolest race car thread". all cool race cars welcome

 

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Is there ever a bad looking Martini car?

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Matito    264
On 3/21/2017 at 5:52 PM, Pabig said:

Can someone please change the thread title to "Best NASCAR paint schemes" or something similar? Reading "Nascars" used as a noun hurts. A lot.

 

Having said that, I always loved the Texaco Havoline paint schemes. As seen here driven by Juan Pablo Montoya.

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You like the Texaco Havoline cars, but chose that as your example? That was probably my least favorite of them all.

There's Ernie Irvan, one of my favorite drivers from when I was growing up, who drove it from 1993-1997.

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Or the original Davey Allison scheme, from 1987-198941e8879873f754834b416d3f5dfcb58d.jpg

 

The more red-centric version that Kenny Irwin, Jr, and Ricky Rudd drove from 1999-2001

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The no-red version Rudd drove in 2002

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The black, yellow, and silver design Jamie McMurray drove in 2003

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Or when they finally came to their senses and brought back the black and red version for McMurray and Casey Mears from 2004-2006, before Montoya's design started in 2007

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Pabig    54
4 hours ago, Matito said:

You like the Texaco Havoline cars, but chose that as your example? That was probably my least favorite of them all.

There's Ernie Irvan, one of my favorite drivers from when I was growing up, who drove it from 1993-1997.

 

As a Montoya fan, I am a bit biased. But I also really liked the different versions of matte and glossy black on the JPM version.

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