Richard Petty: The Cars of the King

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What were the first cars Richard Petty drove? Was his number always 43? When did he start painting the cars Petty Blue? How did Petty Enterprises end up with Pontiac? The list goes on and on. The more the authors researched, the more they realized that large portions of the King's career are obscure, a mystery to the legions of stock car racing fans and modelers who have discovered the sport in recent years. All this information and more is included for the die-hard race fan or ...

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Overview

What were the first cars Richard Petty drove? Was his number always 43? When did he start painting the cars Petty Blue? How did Petty Enterprises end up with Pontiac? The list goes on and on. The more the authors researched, the more they realized that large portions of the King's career are obscure, a mystery to the legions of stock car racing fans and modelers who have discovered the sport in recent years. All this information and more is included for the die-hard race fan or modeler.

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Beckett Racing &. Motorsports Marketplace
Book ‘Em Richard Petty has been quoted as saying “Lord knows we don’t need another book on Richard Petty.” Then why did Richard allow another book of himself on the market?

“I’ve had lot of folks ask us all sorts of questions,” Petty says. “Real often they will ask questions about things that were forgotten about a long time ago. This is a book about the race cars that have come out of the shops of Petty Enterprises.” With this different approach, readers of Richard Petty: The Cars of the King, do not necessarily have to be Petty fans. As a car enthusiast, the reader is taken through a chronology of cars that Richard was associated with in the early ‘60s to the vehicles used by the Petty team in 1997.

Claude Lewis
When it comes to the most beloved of all stock car racers, Richard Petty has to be at the top of the list. How else could he have garnered the same nickname as Elvis?

There has been tons of stuff written about Petty’s career, most of it about Petty himself. But there is a new book out that is dedicated to the cars driven and owned by Petty. It is aptly named The Cars of the King.

Penned by longtime Petty fans Tim Bongard and Bill Coulter and published by Sports Publishing Inc., this 259-page book not only has all the stories on every car ever raced and owned by Petty, but it also has chapters on the cars driven by his father, Lee, and son Kyle.

The Cars of the King not only has a lot of text, but there are hundreds of photos of Petty’s cars from his first 1957 Oldsmobile Convertible through the Plymouth glory years up to the last car he drove-the 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix SE. As Petty says in the liner notes: “Over the years, I’ve had lots of folks ask us all sorts of questions about the cars I drove. People sometimes amaze me with what they remember about me and those cars and real often they will ask questions about things that were forgotten about a long time ago.”

“I guess that’s what makes this book so interesting. This is not just another story about me. Lord knows we don’t need another book on Richard Petty.”
Sun Herald

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582613178
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Pages: 259
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.49 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Bongard has been a Richard Petty fan since his Dad introduced him to stock car racing when he was a young boy. He found hobbies such as photography, model building, and writing naturalways of understanding and appreciating more aboout racing. He has worked extensively in the photographic industry, written many how-to articles and features, and won numerous awards for hi models.

Coulter is a well-known author in the automotive industry as well as the scale modeling hobby. His numerous articles have appeared in many magazines over the past 20 years.

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Table of Contents

1949-1964 The Lee Petty Years: The Petty dynasty begins 8
1958 A Humble Beginning: The convertible division gives Richard his start 15
1959 The Birth of #43: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue 18
1960 Changing of the Guard: The younger Petty begins his winning ways 21
1961 A Bleak Year at Best: A life-threatening accident leaves Richard holding the reigns at Petty Engineering 25
1962 A Savoy Season: Richard gives 'em a run for their money 27
1963 Poised on the Pinnacle: 14 wins leave no doubt as to who will be a future champion 30
1964 It's My Turn Now: Petty wins his first Daytona 500 and Grand National Championship 34
1965 Outlawed!: NASCAR outlaws the Hemi. Chrysler boycotts and goes drag racing 40
1966 Repeat Performance: Petty and the Hemi return with a vengeance 48
1967 Richard Becomes "The King": Defining "Unbeatable" 52
1968 And Plymouth Slept: Some said the Pettys were two years ahead of everybody else. Plymouth's lax attitude blows the advantage for all 57
1969 The Year of the Torino: Chrysler's decision not to give the Pettys the fast car they wanted prompts them to move to Ford 62
1970 A Tale of Two Birds: Richard runs the Plymouth Road Runner and the Superbird 68
1971 The Hemi Road Runner: A fast bird without wings 74
1972 The Racer's Edge: STP and Petty team up 78
1973 Not Always Easy: Winning with the big block Charger 84
1974 Back on Track: Small blocks and big power 88
1975 Hard Charger: The Charger and Petty become a fixture in victory lane 94
1976 The One That Got Away: The famous Pearson and Petty battles 98
1977 Running on Borrowed Time: The aging Charger gets another life 104
1978 The Magnum Misfires: The Chrysler replacement for the Charger fizzles leaving Petty Enterprises to search for a replacement and speed 110
1979 Speed Found: A Cutlass, a Monte Carlo and a Caprice power Petty to his 7th championship 118
1980 At Break Neck Speed: Richard has two wins and two horrific wrecks as NASCAR prepares to downsize the cars 126
1981 The King's Regal Ride: The Buick Regal dominates the first year of racing the downsized cars 134
1982 Power by Pontiac: The Grand Prix becomes the ride of the King and Kyle 140
1983 Transitions: Richard celebrates 25 years of racing by notching 3 more wins 146
1984 Record Season: Richard wins his 200th victory, but with a shaky team 152
1985 Like Being Parked at the Curb: A good idea gone bad 158
1986 The Pontiac Droop Snoot: Richard re-opens Petty Enterprises with Pontiac's odd looking aerocoupe 162
1987 Searching for Speed: As the Monte Carlo flies, the 2+2 struggles to find the same combination 168
1988 Baptism of the New Grand Prix: The King still wins the hearts and souls of the fans 172
1989 The Bottom Drops Out: Some years are better forgotten 178
1990 Back to Basics: The road back takes time 182
1991 Shifting Gears: Making plans to move on 186
1992 The Fan Appreciation Tour: The last dance that lasted a whole year 190
1993 Lukewarm Runs and Hot Laps: Richard begins his career as a car owner 198
1994 A Tale of Two Drivers: Dallenbach and Andretti show two very different levels of performance in STP Pontiac 202
1995 Vindication: Bobby Hamilton puts the STP team back up front 206
1996 The Boys are Back: The possibilities are endless 212
1997 Full Circle: Kyle returns home to form pe[superscript 2] 218
Getting From Here to There: A look at Petty transporters and car haulers over the years 220
Model Building Section
Basic Building Techniques: How to build a decent model without injury 224
Basic Painting Techniques: Beyond finger paints and house painting 228
Masking: Doing those fancy paint schemes 232
Decaling: Making the markings stick 236
Basic Detailing: Adding to your skills and talents 239
Resin Conversions: Doing something different 242
Advanced Techniques: Exploring the great modeling beyond 245
Petty Collections: Can't get enough of a good thing 248
Petty Kit Summary: Where to get the good stuff 253
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