Monday, October 26, 2015

365 Project - Day 299 - "Seventy-Five Cars"

October 26, 2015 - "Seventy-Five Cars"

Today I will be busy.

Busy photographing and listing for sale seventy-five NASCAR die-cast cars.

(More than 75, actually. Closer to 100 or more.)

A collection created over the course of a decade... approximately 99.44% of which consists of Dale Earnhardt Jr. race cars. They range from his very first races as a Rookie in the Winston Cup Series in the #8 Budweiser Chevrolet... to his move to Hendrick Motorsports and the #88 Amp Energy/National Guard Chevrolets.

Most are 1:24-scale cars. A few are smaller 1:43 or 1:64 scale cars. One is an incredibly detailed 1:16-scale car I'm having a bit of a hard time convincing myself to let go of. Each and every one of them has a story. Each and every one of them brings back a memory.

Yet life goes on. Collecting die-cast cars just doesn't interest me anymore... and except for a select few cars - such as Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s 1998 Daytona 500 Winning car - I just don't feel strong enough of an attachment to warrant holding on to them anymore. So they will go... and will be replaced by something else...

Maybe a baseball or photo autographed by Jacob deGrom...

Maybe another camera...

Maybe I'll order a half-dozen bottles of Westvleteren XII and enjoy every single sip of them...

Maybe I'll just buy another watch.

Yep. That last one seems most likely.


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