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 Jeff Gordon Salute to the Champion Display is a must see attraction - Photo by Dave Hill

The Jeff Gordon Salute to the Champion Display runs until Dec 31 - Photo by Dave Hill

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.

The awesome Jeff Gordon Poster that is a cool $3. The image also appears on the front of the Tee-Shirt

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.

Jeff Gordon as a young lad at Claremont - Perth, Western Australia in the 1980's - Photo by Peter Roebuck

Jeff Gordon is introduced to the excitable Claremont crowd by the ubiquitous Con Migro - Photo by Peter Roebuck

Jeff Gordon punches his midget through pits bend at Claremont - Photo by Peter Roebuck

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 of all Raffles. This 410 Don Ott powered Eagle could be yours ! - Photo By David Herrmann (NSCHoF&M)

The #9 Eagle Raffle car is an absolute stunner and puts the "oooh" back into SMOOOOTH - Photo By David Herrmann (NSCHoF&M)

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 !


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