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  1. Gatorrari

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    I photographed this model at the NNL Southern Nationals car show held this past Saturday. Can anyone tell me about the subject?

    A Google search revealed nothing more than another photo of the same model (with the same disagreement between car numbers "69" and "96") and a link to an eBay merchant selling the decals.

    I checked sources and can find no record of Phil Parsons ever driving a Lumina number 69 or 96 in NASCAR competition. (Considering the I.D. of the sponsor, I would guess the car might have been a one-off entry for the Sears Point race.) So I'm guessing the color scheme is a figment of someone's imagination?
     
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  3. 96impalaSS

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    I like how the numbers flip flop around. LOL.
     
  4. GrigioGuy

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    The Lumina didn't come into Nascar until 1988. Between 1988 and 1992 Phil Parsons ran Oldsmobiles and Fords. He ran a Lumina in 1993, but was sponsored by Manheim Auctions (at least through Martinsville). The car number was 41. He switched to a Ford team for the last race of 1993 and stayed in a Ford through 1995.

    He ran a limited schedule in 1997 in a Chevy (1 race!) and was sponsored by BellSouth. That car was number 42
     
  5. Iceman.1

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    This car is well known in scale model circles because it is unique and a fun build.
    It is indeed a real car and the numbers are accurate with the roof number backwards.

    I am going by memory and am a bit foggy on some of the details.

    The entry was a complete screw up...right down to the backward numbers. It was only entered once and as I recall, and I might be wrong, it failed to make the grid. I believe it was for an oval race but am not certain.

    In 1/43 Starter made a kit of this car.


    Bill
     
  6. GrigioGuy

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    Well I'll be damned.

    I found the record of the car.

    http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/1990/28/data/results_official.html

    It wasn't Phil Parsons, it was Brent Kneading driving it in the Checker 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 04, 1990. Finished 29th, started 38th and ran #69. That was Brent's only start, and I can't find anything about the guy. Maybe a pseudonym?
     
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  8. teegeefla

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    There is a well known west coast sprint car/oval track racer named Brent Kaeding who I would guess is the driver in question. More than likely his name was mispelled on the results. His sons are also excellent drivers.
     
  9. GrigioGuy

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    Yep, that's it. With the new spelling I found this:

    http://racing-reference.com/rquery?id=kaedibr01&trk=009&series=W

    So I wonder why the Parsons name is on the model?

    I haven't found any shots of the real car, just the model

    Of interest is the fact that Phoenix had an F1 race that year, maybe there was a tie-in there somewhere?
     
  10. Gatorrari

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    Good detective work! Now I know why I found nothing under Phil Parsons' name. Thank you. Now let's see if anyone can come up with a photo of the actual car.
     
  11. 96impalaSS

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    So it was sponsored by Ferrari of Los Gatos.
     
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  13. GrigioGuy

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    I sent Mr. Kaeding an email, I hope he responds.
     

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