Life of Junior Johnson in Comics; Part 1

Junior Johnson is one of NASCAR’s all time top drivers and car owners. His driving record includes 50 wins and he retired at age 34! Then he did what most drivers cannot do; he became a very successful car owner. His drivers included some names familure to the aero car family; such as Lee Roy Yarbrough and Cale Yarborough.

The following is our second round of comic book history lessons. This comic book published by Vortex Comics in 1991 gives us a brief overview of Junior’s racing and early car owning life. Subsequent parts will be published here over the next few weeks.

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Legends of NASCAR Staring Junior Johnson: 

To Be Continued: Part 2



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About the Author: Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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  1. Alan Miller says:

    That was very cool . I enjoyed it . Thanks for sharing .

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