Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Photo Flashback: ESPN and NASCAR

Growing Up Disney ESPN NASCAR Richard Petty #43
Ridge in front of the ESPN Club with a Petty Enterprise Car
This Sunday is the kickoff of NASCAR's 2013 season with the Daytona 500 so I thought this picture fit for this week.  What better love affair than a teenage boy and a car.

This is from November 1999 outside the ESPN Club over at Disney's Boardwalk Resort.  I'm not sure the car number but #43 is the number forever associated with Richard Petty.
--DisneyDad


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20 comments:

  1. My personal connection with Disney and the Daytona 500 is the many times I have gotten stuck in race traffic on my way down I-4 as I head to WDW.

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    1. We lived in Daytona when Amy was small. Speedweeks and Bike week trafic is terrible. I prefer to watch the Daytona 500 on TV.
      --DisneyDad

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  2. I love the older photos! brings back memories! I remember seeing that car on the boardwalk.

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    1. I love the old photos too! Got a bunch on 35mm slides I got to get converted to digital.
      Of course I like taking new pictures too! - Road Trip to WDW anyone?
      --DisneyDad

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  3. I remember that car! My sons still stop and drool over the cars parked throughout WDW. Thanks for sharing and for joining in the DWW Blog Hop fun!

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  4. Love the pic and racing! Have you had the chance to do the Richard Petty Driving Experience?

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    1. Never done the Driving Experience. I have some friends who have done the Experience at Talledega Speedway here in Alabama and they have said it was fantastic.
      --DisneyDad

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  5. LOL, this was still on film, nothing thrown away and I am not making the best face.

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    1. Yes, we all have lots of those photos since you didn't like to smile for a camera. ;-)

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    2. Hey it was the only face you had at the time - No smile --- at least not when a camera was pointed at you.
      --DisneyDad

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  6. Great pic! My husband would have been drooling over this car for sure :)

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    1. I'd love to see it again! A little drool is not bad.... a lot causes rust!! :-)
      --DisneyDad

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  7. Great Pic, Amy. I don't remember this car, lol.Thanks for sharing

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    1. A great old picture, as Ridge pointed out, from FILM.
      --DisneyDad

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  8. I wish that car was still sitting there. :)

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    1. It was a fun picture. Maybe they will bring it back one day.
      --DisneyDad

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  9. Love the Boardwalk!! So fun to see some older shots!

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    1. Thanks. I've got lots of old stuff. I try to post the older pictures here at Growing Up Disney when it's my turn for our Photo Flashback.
      --DisneyDad

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  10. I grew up in the Daytona area, great memories of Speed Week & Bike Week... though I admit, I have never actually been to a Daytona 500. I would always rather spend the time and money at Disney. Go figure. Thanks for sharing.

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