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Old 07-17-2010, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default petty shop, circa 1971

On a trip up north in 1971 I found Petty's shop in North Carolina and stopepd by. Said I was a fan and just wanted to look around. They said fine: go anywhere except the engine shop and don't touch anything.

My how things have changed.

In one of these shots it appears that the Petty drag-racing Barracuda is there, apparently stripped.
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:40 PM   #2
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I love the Superbird..
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:46 PM   #3
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Yeah, it looks used up. If I had any brains at the time I would have offered them $50 for it and found a way to get it home!
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:33 PM   #4
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Lee Petty stated in an interview long ago that there were many Petty cars AND parts buried behind the Level Cross shop. I can believe that.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:58 PM   #5
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Wow! Those are some great photos and that certainly does look like one of the Drag 'Cudas back there. I bet the Petty family purchased the "Petty Blue" paint by the 55-Gallon drum for several decades!
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:58 PM   #6
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Maurice ran the dozer from what I hear.
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:31 PM   #7
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