Lionel Racing is kicking off 2017 with a throwback to 1985.
With the NASCAR Classics line of die-cast, Lionel Racing taps into the sport’s past digging up paint schemes and cars that were once the class of the field. Some of them, however, may have been forgotten as the pages of time turned.
The latest offering in the company’s NASCAR Classics line takes fans all the way back to 1985. That year, Bobby Hillin Jr. was just entering his prime as a driver in NASCAR’s premier series. The 1985 campaign marked his first full season in the series.
And during Hillin’s first full season of competition at the sport’s elite level, he piloted the No. 8 Trap Rock Industries Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Stavola Brothers Racing.
Trap Rock Industries, a construction company specializing in hot mix asphalt, was founded by Joseph Stavola, father of Mickey and Billy Stavola.
Now, for the first time, the die-cast of Hillin’s first full-season car is available to the collecting community. Lionel Racing is offering his 1985 Trap Rock Industries Chevrolet in both 1:24 and 1:64 scale. Built on the company’s original Chevrolet Monte Carlo tool, the 1:64-scale features a fully die-cast body and chassis.
To order, visit www.lionelracing.com or any officially authorized Lionel Racing die-cast dealer online or in your local area.