1968 Ford Torino NASCAR Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines
Pearson, a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Winning the NASCAR Rookie of the Year award the very first year he raced in 1960, Pearson would go on to become one of the most distinguished and respected NASCAR drivers. Going up against the likes of Richard Petty and other racing legends, Pearson cemented himself in history with 105 outright victories. Inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011, David Pearson was respected and revered by some of the very best in motorsport. In 1968, Pearson entered 48 of the year’s 49 events. Campaigning a Holman-Moody #17 Ford Torino he qualified on the pole on 12 separate occasions, won 16 events, scored 36 top-fives, and won his second NASCAR Grand National championship. That season he scored wins at some of the most famous racetracks: Darlington, Charlotte, Bristol, Richmond, North Wilkesboro, Nashville Speedway, Asheville-Weaverville, Beltsville Speedway, Langley Field Speedway, Middle Georgia Raceway, Columbia, Bowman-Gray, Hickory, and Augusta Speedway. The engines in Pearson’s No. 17 Ford Torino were built by Waddell Wilson. During Wilson’s illustrious career, he built the engines that won 132 premier series races. Now available for those looking for an iconic piece of NASCAR history, owned and driven by NASCAR Hall of Fame driver David Pearson, this car is an excellent museum piece and capable entrant into vintage racing. With formidable power, perfected handling, a menacing presence with museum quality, it is the perfect combination. Being a prime candidate as a museum-level collector car with excellent heritage and a capable race car for a driver who wants to celebrate David Pearson’s long and successful career, this Team Holman-Moody/David Pearson NASCAR Ford Torino stock car pulls historic double duty with aplomb.