The year, somewhere 1973 I figure, and my local camera/hobby shop decided to sponcer a model car contest. One prize only, winner gets a trophey and $15 in merchandise, ...... so I enter. Oh, you had to buy the model there also. I purchase a Petty Roadrunner .... and guess what? ..... I win. My first ever trophey. Well I still have the trophey but the Nascar Roadrunner is long gone.
Fast forward: Atlanta NNL, 2008 .... I find a built Petty Nascar Roadrunner in the box for $25. Time to rebuild my first trophey car.