If you’re a travelling Aussie and still in America or a Local American and planning a trip to Iowa, don’t forget to go and see Jeff Gordon Salute to Champion display at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum (NSCHoF&M) on Turn 2 at Knoxville Raceway.
The Jeff Gordon display was unveiled in July and runs until December 31st this year. It is a fabulous one-time exhibit featuring six of his winning race cars including:
• The 1988 #6 multiple (in same year) track championship winning winged Sprint Car
• The 1990 #4 National Championship winning USAC Midget
• The 1990 #4 non-winged Sprint Car
• The 1991 #4 championship winning Silver Crown car
• The 1992 #1 Busch Grand National car – Ford Thunderbird
• The 1994 #24 NASCAR Cup car in which Jeff won his first Coca Cola 600
All these winning cars are testament to Jeff Gordon’s adaptability as a Driver. He is one of those Drivers who can jump in and out of pretty much any class of racing car and be competitive.
The display also features plenty of Jeff’s racing memorabilia (two trophy cases full), and a unique video featuring Jeff driving all six display race cars.
The National Sprintcar Hall of Fame and Museum’s merchandising shop is offering a commemorative T-Shirt to coincide with the display. It features a front print with all 6 of the winning racecars, while the back has an image of the talented Gordon and a list of all the associated championships by date. The T-Shirts come in White, Grey and Dark Pink and are the top Gildan brand and pre-shrunk. Smaller sizes in white start at a reasonable $19.95, while a couple more bucks gets more gets you larger sizes and coloured cotton.
Also an awesome poster is available of Jeff Gordon and his cars in the museum shop – It’s the same image as the front image of the T-Shirt and as you can see is full of stunning colours and at just $3 is an absolute steal – frame it up and it would make a ripper Christmas Present – especially for those hard-to-buy for friends.
Although not part of the display, our good buddy and leading West Australian Speedway Cameraman Peter Roebuck dug up some old black and white photos of a very young Jeff Gordon when he came to Australia and raced at Claremont back in 1988. Thanks Peter – the images really compliment this feature article of the Great Jeff Gordon.
Before signing off, we have to remind people of the raffle opportunity of a lifetime. The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum has configured the “raffle of all raffles”. They have on offer a complete, functional race-ready Eagle Sprintcar powered by a Don Ott 410 engine.
The raffle will be drawn on Friday December 21st which is only 5 weeks away. Visit the NSCHoF&M at Knoxville Raceway and purchase a swag of tickets for your chance to own a fire-breathing 410 Sprint Car. The raffle tickets are $20 each, or 6 for $100, and all of the proceeds go to benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum.
Good Luck !