Event Coverage, Festival of Speed
APR 25th 2020

Andrew Craig

Gallery: Richard Petty's legendary 1970 Plymouth Superbird

First published on November 16th 2015.

Long before Disney Pixar decided to use the image of Richard Petty’s 1970 Plymouth Superbird in its Cars movie, the enormous blue 200mph machine had become a true icon. Built by Plymouth specifically to lure Petty back to its NASCAR fold after he’d spent his one-and-only year driving for Ford, it transcends all motorsport tastes and allegiances. Everybody loves the number 43 Superbird.

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