Richard Petty’s 200mph Plymouth Superbird Driven For The First Time Since 1970!!
This right here is Richard Petty’s very own 200mph Plymouth Superbird and it’s being driven for the first time since 1970!! I’m sure you know who he is, but it’s not bad to reminisce, Richard Lee Petty, nicknamed The King, is a former NASCAR driver who raced in the Strictly Stock/Grand National Era and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. He is most well known for winning the NASCAR Championship seven times winning a record 200 races during his career, winning the Daytona 500 a record seven times, and winning a record 27 races (10 of them consecutively) in the 1967 season alone (a 1972 rule change eliminated races under 250 miles in length, reducing the schedule to 30 races).
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is just around the corner so, we wanted to show you a cool video from the guys at Goodwood Road & Racing. They have recently visited Richard Petty as a warm-up to him attending the UK’s Festival of Speed. Of course, the trip was totally worth it! Andy got up close and personal with Richard and got a tour of the shop! The cherry on the top came in with a ride along. Petty’s mechanic Larry took Andy out for a little ride in Petty’s famous 1970 Plymouth Superbird.
Petty says that the front and rear wings made the Superbird so stable that it’s nearly impossible to spin out when driving it. He also adds that he hasn’t driven it since 1970 which is a shame because it’s definitely our favorite especially after hearing the epic sounds that come out of its 625 HP. You just make sure to turn up your volume for this legendary car!