This is a 1970 Plymouth Superbird that was driven by Richard Petty, and I saw it at the 2019 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. The Plymouth Superbird is a muscle car that’s based on the Plymouth Roadrunner. The Superbird was only produced in 1970 and is very similar to the ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona. Like the Charger Daytona, the Superbird was used in NASCAR. The engine of this one is a 7 liter Hemi V8 that produces 425 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 4-speed manual.
This is Dale Earnhardt’s ’77 Chevy Nova, and I saw it at the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. This is from the fourth generation, which was made between 1974 and 1979 (model years between 1975 and 1979). The engine is a 5.8 liter NASCAR V8 that produces 700 horsepower. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. This Nova was originally a Pontiac Ventura, but was converted to a Chevy Nova for better aerodynamics. This Nova was auctioned off for $209,000.
Today’s car of the day is this ’68 Mercury Cyclone that was at the 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. The Mercury Cyclone is a car that was built on the same platform as the Ford Torino. The engine of this one is a 7 liter V8, but I’m not sure how powerful it is. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. It was made as a tribute to Bud Moore and Tiny Lund, and it’s owned by Rich Moore.
Today’s car of the day is this ’59 Chevy Impala that was at the 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. It’s from the second generation, which was made between 1958 and 1960 (model years between 1959 and 1960). The engine is a 5.7 liter V8 that produces 320 horsepower. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. It was driven by Junior Johnson, and it won the 1960 Daytona 500.