A few months ago, we met a writer named Bill Gurstelle.

He was in Cabarrus County, gathering information and stories for an article he was working on for Popular Mechanics.

Our company President, Howard Hitchcock, sat down with Gurstelle and gave him a tour of the Lionel headquarters – from our retail and archive room to the NASCAR and NHRA die-cast displayed throughout our offices.

The result of Gurstelle’s visit is an incredible piece of writing about the county we’re proud to call home.

Gurstelle captured it all, from the beginning of Dale Earnhardt’s career to local go kart tracks, right down to our NASCAR die-cast cars.

It’s an article that’s worth your time, and you can read it all on the Popular Mechanics web site.