21 Feb 2011

Legacy by Petty: “The King’s” Story Told

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From Mopar Muscle:

The car, named Legacy by Petty, is a Dodge Challenger unlike any other. First of all, it’s a convertible.

Dodge doesn’t produce a stock Challenger convertible, so Petty’s Garage worked with Drop-Top Customs on the fully-functional convertible conversion. This is the first convertible to come out of Petty’s Garage, Richard Petty’s high-performance speed shop.

Legacy by Petty’s base coat is the trademark Petty Blue color made famous by “The King” Richard Petty’s #43 race cars since 1960, but it’s the story-telling graphics airbrushed on top that really stand out. Renowned airbrush artist Mickey Harris is covering the vehicle with amazingly detailed images of key moments in Petty’s career, including his spectacular crash on lap 106 of the 1988 Daytona 500 and, as depicted by eagles, Petty’s Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian award. Petty is the first motorsports athlete ever to be honored with this award.

Renowned airbrush artist Mickey Harris adds renderings of key moments in Richard Petty’s racing career to the tribute car Legacy by Petty being built by Petty’s Garage.

Harris airbrushed every rendering freehand,while onlookers and Petty himself watched during a recent open house at Petty’s Garage, located in the former home of Petty’s race team in Level Cross, North Carolina in mid-November.

Read the entire article here.

See more photos and get more info here.

See the press release from Richard Petty’s Garage

3 Responses to “Legacy by Petty: “The King’s” Story Told”

  1. Richard Petty Honored with Customized Legacy Challenger - StreetLegalTV.com says:

    [...] all could see the masterful air brush work by Mickey Harris on both flanks of the car that depicts Petty’s [...]

  2. tim draber says:

    I saw this Legacy by Petty Dodge win an award at Detroit Autorama. My girlfriend never heard of King Richard Petty. After seeing this car we had a conversation with her dad and grandpa that night. Every scene we described was like a page in their minds. Great job. What an amazing story has been told of an amazing American Hero!

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