KNOXVILLE, Iowa – The latest National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum “Members Only” diecast has been officially revealed, marking the first such release since 2012.
Acme Trading Company is producing a 1:18 scale 1974 Gilmore Racing No. 14 Silver Crown car diecast, the car formerly driven by four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt.
The cars are available to members of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, with only 400 cars being produced, so members wanting to assure their piece of history should order quickly.
“Mat Long and the folks at Acme Trading Company have done an unbelievable job with this diecast,” said National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Coordinator Bill Wright. “This car has such an amazing story, and the diecast is like looking at the original. To top it off, the car will be on loan from Tony Stewart this summer as part of our ‘Salute to Champion A.J. Foyt’ exhibit. This is a great opportunity for our members to grab a piece of history.”
Up to two die-casts can be ordered ($119.95 each plus shipping) by National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum members.
To order, call (641) 842-6176, or visit www.SprintCarStuff.com.
If ordering online, please enter your member name and number in the “Notes” section at checkout. Shipping is scheduled for late July or early August.
For those wishing to purchase a die-cast that are not supporting members, membership information can be requested by calling the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at (641) 842-6176.
The car in question was built by Grant King and driven by Foyt from 1974 through 1977. It later fell into the hands of the late Jerry Nemire, who drove the car himself between 1981 and 1985 before retiring it from competition.
Before his passing in May of 2017, Nemire sold the restored Silver Crown racer to three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Stewart, whose hero growing up was Foyt.