This race car may not be fit for NASCAR racing but I still like this vintage stock car oil painting. I was surprised to learn that NASCAR racing was second only to the National Football League in professional sports franchises for television viewers and fans in the United States. Internationally, its races are broadcast in over 150 countries. It’s also been reported that NASCAR holds 17 of the top 20 regularly attended single day sporting events in the world. So it would make sense that this vintage stock car oil painting would be a favorite among man cave dwellers. Hung behind the bar or over that big comfortable sectional, this painting will add vintage style to your space.
Vintage Stock Car Oil Painting
A stock car is an automobile that has not been modified from its original factory configuration. But it later came to mean any production based car used in racing. There are several classes for stock car racing and each with a different set of rules. A few examples are street stock, super stock and late model stock car racing. But did you know that the origin of stock car racing began back in the 1920’s with the prohibition. Bootleggers needed to distribute their illegal whisky so they used small fast vehicles to outrun the police. Many of the drivers would modify their cars for speed and handling, as well as to hold more precious cargo. They eventually began to challenge one another as to who could race the fastest and it progressed into an organized event in the 1930’s. Drivers start your engines.