Jeff Gordon is coming off what could be his final start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
While subbing for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Chevrolet at Martinsville Sunday, Gordon posted his best performance of 2016 and gave his fans another chance to see him trade paint one last time. Gordon finished sixth at the historic short track.
But it was his paint scheme from another famous short track that inspired the latest release in the Jeff Gordon ICON Collection.
The No. 24 Axalta Rainbow paint scheme that Gordon drove at Bristol in August of 2015 was one of the most anticipated cars of the year.
Inspired by one of the most popular cars in NASCAR history, Gordon’s Axalta Rainbow die-cast was Lionel Racing’s best-selling special paint scheme of 2015.
Now Gordon’s fans will have the chance to add the ICON version of this historic car to their die-cast collections.
ICON die-cast are produced on the 1:24-scale ELITE tool to create the most detailed, premium-level die-cast available.
Inspired by the championship trophies that Lionel Racing creates for Goodyear at the end of each race season, each ICON car is fully plated in a gleaming chrome finish – the body, the chassis, the engine, the interior and the wheels. Then each one is polished to perfection creating a true trophy piece.
Built on the premium ELITE tool, each ICON car is crafted of more than 260 individual parts and pieces. More than 500 people have a part in the creation of each ICON car, and it takes close to 1,000 steps to put these cars in the hands of collectors.
The end result is worth it.
Incredibly realistic touches collectors will notice on each ICON die-cast include tethered roof flaps, roof antennae, tethered trunk with hinges, drop-down window net, and a working suspension with a serialized plate.
Each also ships in a collector grade sky box that features the ICON logo stamped in silver foil.
This latest addition to the Jeff Gordon ICON Collection is available for pre-order at www.lionelracing.com, your hometown die-cast dealer, or e-commerce retailer.