September 14, 2008

Tighe Scott NASCAR Winston Cup Stock Car on Display at New Egypt Speedway  


On September 13, 2008, Tighe Scott's Winston Cup stock car was on display in the picnic area at New Egypt Speedway. Very cool. I love seeing old Cup cars. I wasn't able to find the guys who brought it that night, but I understand that the car is still owned by Tighe Scott, and is one of the actual cars raced by him in NASCAR in the 1970's.

While now in full race trim, you can tell that this car was not built as a ground up race car, but actually began life as an Oldsmobile Cutlass. Based on the rear window, I would guess its a 1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442, but I'm not really sure. Looks like a 442 nose as well. Feel free to comment if you can identify the year of this car, or have anymore interesting information on Tighe Scott.

I found a link here that provides some information and statistics on Tighe Scott's NASCAR Cup career. It looks like he was pretty competitive for a couple years, finishing 13th in points in 1978.

Click here to see Tighe Scott's Wikipedia page.

Click here to see a Youtube video of Tighe Scott's crash in the 1982 Daytona 500. This was towards the end of his Cup career, and obviously in a later car.

Here are some more photos of the car:

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