20Folgers Monte Carlo

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Ever wonder who came up with Days of Thunder? Probably not, because you likely haven’t even seen the movie; but it was a NASCAR-inspired film, starring Tom Cruise, that was straight out of the ‘80s. Tim Richmond’s Folgers Monte Carlo would rack up victory after victory toward the end of

the decade; Richmond would finish 3rd in 1986 (right behind Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Darrell Waltrip).

What goes up, must come down, as they say. Racecars don’t have a long service life, and even the #25 Monte Carlo would end up in a heap of trash amidst transmission jacks, five-gallon buckets, and industrial equipment. Nobody even bothered to seal up the window.

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