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Miscellaneous diecast shelves (24 cars)

When I stopped collecting Nascar diecast, I needed to fill the void with *something*, so I started collecting my favorite types of cars - Le Mans (generally), and Fords (specifically). This shelf holds some of my most recent acquisitions.



Winston Cup Champion shelves (44 cars)

Most of the cars on these shelves are part of the original 25-years of Winston Cup Champions set produced by Action in 1995. Cars representing years prior to 1970 had to be obtained individually.

On the bottom of this section of the case lives all of my GT-40's. Since they are LeMans winners, they deserve a place in the Champion section of the case.



Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty shelves (49 cars)

Most of the cars on the Richard Petty shelf are from the Racing Champions Richard petty set that was sold on QVC back in 1998 or 1999, and include some of his championship cars (duplicated on the Champions shelves, seen below). You can also see the bottoms of the two Franklin Mint cars (1970 and 1992).

The Dale Earnhardt shelf shows many of his special paint schemes, and the 1/24 car was ordered three days prior to the 2001 Daytona 500. I'm still missing one or two important DE cars in 1/64 (his 1985 T-bird, for one).



NASCAR by car number (left side of case - 200 cars)

This section features 144 1/64 cars, representing all eras of Nascar competition, and they are organized by car number.

On the bottom shelf, you'll see the Chromalusion car Jeff Gordon drove in (I think) 1997 or 1998. This is IMHO, the most beautiful special paint scheme I've seen, and because of that, I bought the same car in three different scales - 1/24, 1/43, and 1/64. It is the only diecast of which I've intentionally bought more than one.



NASCAR by car number (right side of case - 154 cars)

This section features 144 1/64 cars, representing all eras of Nascar competition, and they are organized by car number.

On the bottom shelf, I've plased a complete set of plastic 1/43-scale Nascar cars that were made available individually, and all of the ones you see there have the same sequential serial number. The smaller cars are gifts from people that love me and that wanted to help contribute to my collection.



The Big Picture

This is the whole thing. It started out as an entertainment center, and we added some lighting, glass shelves, and an oak frame around the front that holds sliding glass doors. I have room for 75 more 1/64 cars on the shelves in the bottom-right section, and there's an entire lower section that hasn't even been lighted or shelved yet.