Name That Vehicle



February 19, 2013

Thank you to everyone who commented on the “Name That Vehicle” photo on the HVA website and the HVA's Facebook page.

This vehicle is Dale Earnhardt's 1956 Ford Mainline. The vehicle is not a Victoria, because the Victoria was a hardtop coupe with no post, and the vehicle shown in the photo is a two-door sedan. This was Earnhardt's first race car, painted pink.

And the winner of the contest is...Vinton Tarrant, from Florida!

For guessing correctly, Vinton will receive a free HVA ballcap. 

Comments

  1. Buzzy Bondurant Greensboro,NC

    1955 ford

  2. Jeff Collard Owosso MI

    Dale Earnhardt's '56 Ford Late Model

  3. s.balash pa

    ford farilane

  4. Paul Ditter Denver, colorado

    That is Dale Earnhardt's 1956 Ford victoria

  5. Lou D New Haven ct.

    Ford Thunderbird

  6. EDDIE EDWARDS JOHNSTON CITY,IL.62951

    ITS DALE EARNHARDTS FIRST DIRT CAR...AWESOME!!

  7. joe blazek ohio

    1956 ford victoria or fairlane

  8. Ron Bush Toledo Ohio

    1957 Ford

  9. Randy Dove Kernersville, NC

    1956 Ford driven by Dale Earnhardt

  10. Jeff Head Leesburg, GA

    1956 Ford Victoria. K2 was Dale Earnhardt's first race car in 1970.

  11. Doug Brekke Burnsville,Mn

    1956 Ford. Could it be Dale Earnhardt's race car?

  12. Lew Daniels Ontario, NY 14519

    The mystery car is a 1956 Ford two door sedan.

  13. Ed Carter California

    1956 ford crestline

  14. Jim Wydareny St. Thomas On.

    Ford Meteor

  15. Jim Ashley Cookeville, TN

    Dale Earnhart's 1956 Ford

  16. Jim Williams Traverse City

    Dale Earnhardt's '56 Ford Sedan

  17. Butch Gilpin Sharpsburg, Georgia

    This was Dale Earnhardts first race car...The answer to your question is....... 1956 Ford Victoria.

  18. Tom Haag Wisconsin

    It is a 1956 Plymouth

  19. Doug fairhaven MI

    I sure this stock car is a1957 Ford

  20. Will Blazer Haddonfield NJ

    1957 Ford Fairlane 2dr post

  21. scotty garrett austin texas

    1956 ford

  22. Bruce Leesburg IN

    Looks like a 56 ford to me.

  23. Vince Castellano Clemmons, NC

    That is a photo of Dale Earnhart's first race car. It was a 1956 Ford Fairlaine Victoria. I recognize this because I just finished restoring a 1956 Victoria for my Mon and Dad for their anniversary...that was their first car.

  24. Gary Haisten Childersburg, AL

    1957 Ford Fairlane

  25. Russell Davidson Cochran, Ga

    1956 Ford Victoria, driven by Dale Earnhardt Sr.

  26. Dick Knoll Houston, TX

    Ford....either of 56 or 57 ford

  27. Gary in Georgia usa

    The correct answer is 1956 Ford Victoria was his 1st ride.....

  28. Mark Brown Cohutta, Ga

    Ditto on it being Dale Earnhardt's race car. 1956 Ford Crown Vic.

  29. Merry Joseph Plymouth, Michigan

    K-2 is Dale's 1956 Ford Fairlane

  30. CM Gibson Gerogia

    1956 Ford Victoria

  31. Doug Georgia

    1956 Ford Victoria - raced by Dale Earnhardt

  32. Daniel Hull Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    1956 Ford Victoria

  33. Robert Bauman Ephrata, pa

    1956 Ford Victoria. The first race car driven by Dale Earnhardt. (Ralph Dale Earnhardt). 7 time champion.

  34. Bart Baker Scottsdale,AZ

    1954 Olds

  35. Herb Sardina Miami, Fl

    1956 Ford Victoria

  36. Jim Descalzi Pittsburgh, PA

    58 ford fairlaine

  37. Bob Haight Moncks Corner S.C.

    Dale Earnhardt 's pink 1956 Ford Victoria

  38. Gary Croley Los Lunas, New Mexico

    It is a 1956 Ford Victoria

  39. Susan Owen Anderson, SC

    56 Ford Victoria

  40. Eric Korth Houston

    1955 Ford Mainline/Customline

  41. Brian Crickenberger Lynchburg, VA

    1956 Ford two door sedan/business coupe

  42. Rick New Orleans

    1956 Ford Victoria

  43. Jerry Henry WI

    That's Dale Earnhardt's first race car, a 1956 Ford.

  44. tucky 4 shamrock, Portsmouth, VA 23701

    1956 Ford Victoria 2 door Post SDN

  45. Jaime Phx. AZ.

    1956 Ford custom

  46. Rick Manchester, NH

    1956 Ford Victoria Limited Edition (Dale Earnhart Sr's).

  47. Roger Moneymaker Panama City, Fl.

    It's a 1956 Ford Victoria

  48. Jack Good Liverpool, NY

    1956 Ford Sedan

  49. Jerry Albertelli Granbury, TX

    '56 Ford

  50. R Nelson New York

    57 Ford

  51. Ed Whitton Ft Worth, TX

    Dale Earnheart Sr's 56 Ford Victoria

  52. Ken Suisun

    Moonshiner special!! Dale Earnhardts first race car! 1956 Ford Victoria.

  53. Ted Closter NJ

    Dale Earnhardt’s 1956 Ford Victoria

  54. marshall watson home

    it is a 1957 ford

  55. Michael Miller Winter Springs Fl

    1956 Ford 2 door sedan

  56. Jay Milstead Huntington WV.

    Dale Earnhart 1956 Fod racecar

  57. ken texas

    56' ford victoria

  58. Jeff Athens, Ga.

    1956 Ford Victoria

  59. Vickie Hall Los Lunas, New Mexico

    This is Dale Earnhart Sr's 1956 Ford Victoria race car.

  60. Cecil Jessup Ararat, Va

    1957 Ford Fairlane

  61. Brian Ross Kentucky

    That's Dale Earnhardt's early race car - a '56 Ford Victoria.

  62. Jim Lancaster, PA

    1957 Ford Fairlane

  63. Tom Giacco New Jersey

    Dale Earnhardt Sr's 1956 Ford Victoria

  64. Bill Daughtry United States

    1958 Chevy

  65. Norm Smyers Missoula, MT

    A '57 Ford Sedan Coup

  66. R. HANNA ATHENS, AL

    1956 FORD VIC

  67. Ken Tennis Hudson, Fl

    1956 Ford Victoria

  68. Greg luedtke Milwaukee

    Earnhardts 56 ford

  69. Tom Podgorski Grosse Pointe Park, MI

    1956 Ford Victoria

  70. Tom Davis Santa Cruz Calif.

    It is a 1957 ford fairlane

  71. Frank Marousek Cortlandt Manor, NY

    1957 Ford

  72. Jay Janiga United States

    1958 Ford

  73. Randall Berman New Jersey

    1956 Ford Victoria first car Dale Sr. raced in the dirt

  74. Vinton Tarrant Florida

    A 1956 Ford Mainline 2 door---NOT a Victoria (they were hardtops without center posts! Probably a business coupe!

  75. Alan Adams Silverthorne, CO

    19 year old Dale Earnhardt's first (dirt track) race car, a 1956 Ford.

  76. Don Procko Mystic Ct

    Dale Earnhardt’s - 1956 Ford Victoria

  77. JOHN MARQUETTE ill

    DALE EARNHARDT 56 FORD

  78. Joe Shuler

    Studebaker

  79. Mark Turechek Central Massachusetts

    Dale Earnhardt's first race car: the K-2 1956 Ford Victoria

  80. Jack Murphy Hollister, Ca

    Dale E. 1956 Ford Victoria

  81. LARUE JEFFREY OHIO

    1957 FORD

  82. Jeff Roessler San Clemente, CA

    It looks like a mid '50's ford coupe roof welded to a 1955 T-bird.

  83. Roger van Hoy Vancouver, WA

    Started life as a 1956 Ford Tudor, probably Mainline, possibly Customline or Fairlane.. It's NOT a Victoria; that's a hardtop. [The model kits say Victoria; they're wrong.]

  84. Clint Burleson Richardson, Texas

    1955 Ford Mainline 2 door sedan

  85. joh marinn elk grove ca

    a 1953 mercury comet

  86. Raymond Laubenstein 500 Bunker Hill Rd., Mayfield, New York, 12117

    1956 Ford Victoria.

  87. Don Szczodrowski New Carlisle, Indiana

    Wow, does this bring back memmories! It is a 1956 Ford 2 door sedan (Victoria) and was Dale Earnhardt Sr’s first race car sponsered by Dayvault's of Kannapolis. North Carolina. The Dayvault family built a replica of K-2 in 2000.

  88. August Vortriede Farmington Hills, MI

    1956 Ford Vicky

  89. John Lancaster Co.,PA

    58 ford

  90. Betty Rhodes Missouri

    1957 Ford Fairlane 500

  91. Denis Lepel Rochester NY

    The Late great Dale Earnhart's 56 Ford Race Car

  92. Robert Piva Langley BC Canada

    That looks like a 1956 ford 2 door post sedan : )

  93. Joe Zarazua Saginaw, MI

    1956 Ford Fairlane - Dale (Sr's) Earnhart's race car.

  94. Bill Price Ontario

    Looks like a 56 Ford Custom

  95. Ed Derry Horseheads,NY

    Dale Earnhardt's 55 Ford two door sedan.

  96. jerry garing butler,pa

    this is earnharts 56 ford.

  97. Mark Stover Vancouver WA

    56 Ford Victoria

  98. Blake Bluffton In.

    The first car Dale Earnhardt drove, a 1956 Ford.

  99. Michael A. Chicago, IL

    1958 Ford

  100. Roy Shipp Parsons, Kansas

    1955 Chevy

  101. Ronald Kokx Hart, Michigan

    My guess is a 1956 Ford Fairlane

  102. Joe Hensley Sugar Hill,Ga.

    '56 Ford

  103. Miek Welch B'ham, MI

    why it looks like a 1956 Dale Earnhardt dirt racer knockoff - a 1956 Ford Mainline......when do i get my hat????

  104. Aaron Young PA

    Dale Earnhardt Sr. IN THE PINK It's hard to believe that the Intimidators' first car was pink. It was 1970 and Dale was only 19 years old. Dale's neighbors, Ray and David Oliver, let him have their 1956 Ford. Dale's father, Ralph, was a racer and master mechanic. Ralph built the engine and family friends, Wayne and Frank Dayvault and their cousin Gregg helped tune it. When it came time to paint the car, they mixed paint that they thought would go with the purple-flake roof, but some how the paint came out pink. They couldn't afford to re-paint the car, so Wayne went ahead and painted DAYVAULT'S TUNE-UPS & BRAKE SER. on the side, and Dale raced the pink car on dirt tracks around Charlotte.

  105. Charlie Edwards Dayton, Nv.

    It is a 1956 Ford 2 door sedan

  106. Joan Nickel West Chester, Pa

    1957 Ford Fairlane 2 door Sedan

  107. Steve Joswick Whitesboro, New York

    1956 Ford Victoria

  108. Junior Johnson Concord NC

    1956 Ford Victoria driven by the late Dale Earnhardt sr. Picture taken in front of Frank & Wayne Dayvault dyno shop on Ebenezer rd . Kannapolis NC. This car was given to Dale by Ray and David Oliver who was Dales neighbor. Ralph Earnhardt built the engine and was tuned by Frank and Wayne. Old memories of a one time good friend.

  109. Robert United States

    The question should be why was dale Sr's first race car Pink?Anyone worth their salt knows it's a 1956 Ford Victoria given to him by his next door neighbors.

  110. Paul Williams Roxboro, NC

    1956 ford custom

  111. DENNIS LAFKO orlando fl.

    57 FORD MAINLINE

  112. Bill California

    1956 Ford Victoria.

  113. RON OREGON

    195 FORD VICTORIA,

  114. Richard Pollina Roswell ga

    1955 ford

  115. Paul Eberle Dayton, OH

    Canadian 56 Ford Meteor

  116. Sheila Pollina Roswell ga

    1956 ford

  117. Ray Marcath Shelby Twp Mi

    1956 Ford Victoria

  118. Darryl Barkel Byron Center,Mi

    1956 Ford Victoria

  119. JOE M manchester nh

    1956 ford victoria

  120. Carl Owen TEXAS

    '56 Ford Victoria

  121. Ken Huntley,Illinois

    1956 ford victoria 2 door sedan Dale Earnhart car

  122. ken ,mann MIDDLETOWN N.Y

    looks like a 56 ford but i thinks its an 56 olds

  123. Rich Moen 60118

    1956 Ford Customline/fairlane 292 modified Engine

  124. Dennis F Madera, CA

    1956 FORD VICTORIA, driven by Dale Earnhardt in 1970, Dale was 19 years old. Dale's neighbors, Ray and David Oliver, let him have their 1956 Ford. Dale's father, Ralph, was a racer and master mechanic. Ralph built the engine and family friends, Wayne and Frank Dayvault and their cousin Gregg helped tune it. When it came time to paint the car, they mixed paint that they thought would go with the purple metal-flake roof, but some how the paint came out pink. They couldn't afford to re-paint the car, so Wayne went ahead and painted DAYVAULT'S TUNE-UPS & BRAKE SER. on the side, and Dale raced the pink car on dirt tracks around Charlotte.

  125. barry immele kansas city, mo.

    1957 70series custom tudor sedan

  126. NATHAN STEIN DESTREHAN, LA

    57 FORD FAIRLANE

  127. Alan Amtsberg Brunswick Ohio

    That's 19-yr. old Dale Earnhart's 56 Ford. His 1st race car!

  128. Shawn Lynch Lombard IL

    Dale Earnhardt first race car

  129. Jack Weiszer Portage, MI

    1956 Ford, Dales first race car.

  130. John McKenzie Endicott, N.Y.

    '56 Ford Victoria.

  131. Jim Hunka Merrick,New York

    It's Dale earnhardt's 1st race car from 1970. He was 19 years old and got it from a neighbor. It's a '56 Ford Victoria. They thought they were painting it purple but it came out pink.

  132. Louis Cohen New York

    looks like a 1955 ford Mainline 2 door sedan

  133. M Peterson Michigan

    1956 Ford Victoria - Dale Earnhardt's first race car.

  134. Marilynn Peterson Michigan

    1956 Ford Victoria - race car driven by Dale Earnhardt

  135. Richard S.Parent Livonia,MI

    Looks a lot like an old 1955 Buick in the windshield and backlight area , but the quarter panel on the top looks like a Pontiac with the lower part removed. The wheel opening looks very GM distinctive of the 1955's so my guess is a 1955 Pontiac.

  136. Phyllis O'Keefe Delton, MI

    It is a 1956 Ford Victoria

  137. Dave Sanders Lake Cypress Springs, TX

    Dale Earnhart's 56 Ford. I believe it was his first race car.

  138. Dave Sanders Lake Cypress Springs, TX

    Dale Earnhart's 56 Ford. I believe it was his first race car.

  139. Danny M. Spartanburg,S.C.

    1956 Ford 2 door sedan

  140. T.O.Bauldry ohio

    '56 Plymouth

  141. danny urton maineville

    Dale Earnhardt Sr. first race car 1956 Ford

  142. Gary Kendrick Griffin, GA

    1956 Ford Club Sedan!

  143. Billy Ray Daugherty Tennessee

    1957 Ford

  144. craig hamburg ny

    it is a 1956 ford [customline ,mainline or a fairlane ] 2dr sedan -the victoria designation that everybody is using came from some asian company that is making collector small scale replicas 1/64 1/24 and is incorrectly calling them dales k-2 1956 ford [victoria] - ,victoria was just for hardtops and not sedans[pillard cars]

  145. anthony fiteni bluffton, s.c. 29910

    Looks like a 1961 Ford fairlaine. 2 door sedan.

  146. Bob queens, ny

    1956 Ford Victoria

  147. Dane Simpson Lake Spivey, GA 30236 USA

    1957 Ford coupe

  148. Stuart Norman Hortonville, WI

    That is the 1956 Ford Victoria stock car that was driven by Dale Earnhardt Sr. in 1970, when he was 19 years old, on dirt tracks around Charlotte, N.C.

  149. Ken Lowery pa

    56' Ford Victoria

  150. Tom Reed Kalvesta, KS

    Its a 56 Ford 2 door sedan (post), The Victoria was a two door hard top, (no post)

  151. Ben Dobreuenaski E. Patchogue,NY

    1956 Ford Mainline 2dr sedan

  152. C Sanders 65244

    1956 Dodge Coronet

  153. ron kline 49415

    64 comet

  154. Steve Ayers Commerce, GA

    1957 Ford Custom 100

  155. Pebo Stillwater, MN

    "1956 Ford Victoria" - Driven by Dale Earnhardt

  156. Jim Morristown,Tn.

    It's a 1956 Ford Club Sedan,raced one like it in 1964.

  157. Gary fluck Hatfield,PA

    1956 Ford 2 door sedan

  158. Bill Girimonti Bohemia, New York

    1956 Ford Victoria. Dale Earnhardt's car

  159. Donald J. Dobbins West Lafayette, Ohio

    I believe it's a 1955 Ford Victoria. Thanks

  160. john holly michigan

    1956 ford victoria

  161. Ron Gamble Wilmington Delaware

    1956 Ford 2dr not a Victoria

  162. John Federico United States

    Dale Earnhardt 's pink 1956 Ford Victoria

  163. Skip Holley Southaven,Ms

    I think the car is a 1957 Buick

  164. Chris Pickel United States

    I am sure it is NOT a 57 but I have to guess it is a 1955 Ford

  165. Gary L. Green New Kent County, VA

    Love Junior Johnson, I can't top that!

  166. marty thomas sun prairie, wi.

    Looks like a '57 Ford to me. I might be mistaken. But I don't think so.

  167. Marlene Price Tara, Ontario

    1956 Ford Fairlane

  168. RANDY HOOVER iowa

    dale earnhardt sr 1st race car 1956 ford mainline coupe raced 1970

  169. Rick Fleming New Berlin, Wi

    1956 Ford Victoria - Dale Earnhardt's first race car

  170. Stephen D. Bowman Beavercreek Ohio

    Dale Earnhardt Sr. 56 Ford Victoria

  171. Ed Mucha Goode VA

    1957 Ford Custom 300 (cheapest model they made, therefore, the lightest and easiest to lighten up further).

  172. Keith Everson Dacula, GA

    1956 Ford Victoria

  173. Ernie B Bland, VA

    56 Ford Dale Sr's first race car and he was fast in Pink!

  174. Joe Fleet Newaygo, MI

    1956 Ford Base Model of Dale Earnhardt

  175. barry immele kansas city, mo.

    1957 ford 70series custom tudor sedan

  176. Buddy whittington myrtle beach sc.

    1956 ford victoria... and as pointed out by Dennis F. from calf. the car was sponsered by Dayvault automotive! they were number 1 in knapolis nc. a friend of mine Jim gurstimire talked Frank and Wayne dayvault into coming to myrtle beach sc. and they opened dayvaults automotive here in the early 70s. they had the first and only chassis dyno in myrtle beach sc. stock car legend Joe frasson had his car on that dyno back in the day.....

  177. BERNARD SKELLY wolcott ny

    1955 ford

  178. SCOTT GILBERT Kingston

    I believe it is a Studabaker

  179. Ken Sayles El Paso, TX

    1956 Hot Pink Ford Victoria, Dale Earnhardt's first dirt track car.

  180. Brandon Emanuel Dallas, TX

    Dale Earnhardt's K-2 1956 Ford Victoria

  181. Larry Laidley Griswold ct

    That's a 1956 ford Victoria once raced by Dale Earnhardt sr

  182. JOE CIAVARELLA CAPE CORAL, FL

    1956 FORD VICTORIA

  183. Bob Hutchens 2395 Two Mile Ln. New Albany, IN 47150

    1956 Ford "customline" 2 door sedan

  184. Fred Reichwald Spokane, WA

    Dale Earnhardt's 56 Ford Victoria

  185. tom hayes 7005 e.eden rd hamburg n.y. 14075

    55 ford fairlane

  186. Duane D Near Flint, MI

    Dale Earnhardt Sr. First Race Car 1956 Ford Victoria

  187. Jacob Oceanside, Ca

    Dale Earnhardt's 1956 Ford Victoria dirt track racer

  188. Mac Hamilton Portland Oregon

    Dale Earnharts 1955 Ford

  189. pat smith ceres, ca

    my first car, itis a 56 ford , 2door coupe.

  190. Bill Howard Bethlehem, Pa. 18015

    1956 Ford 2 door sedan.

  191. Jamie Carnes Brownsville, KY

    1956 Ford Victoria (Dale Earnhardt's "Dayvault's Tune-Up - Brake Ser." Car)

  192. Tony OHaleck Auburn WA.

    56 Ford Custom

  193. Mike Graves Little Rock, AR

    Dale Earnhardt's first race car, "pink K-2" 1956 Ford Victoria 2 door post.

  194. Brian Hawley North Las Vegas, NV.

    1956 Ford Victoria

  195. Denis Florida

    Dale Earnhardt's 1956 Ford victoria

  196. Barry Holder Durham, N.C.

    1956 ford Victoria

  197. Roger Taylor Houston , Texas

    56 Ford

  198. Kevin L. King 9855 St. Rt. 821 Lower Salem Oh. 45745

    1956 Ford Fairlane Driven by the late great Dale Earnhardt

  199. Ron Jones Brockport

    Dale Earnhart's 58 Ford Victoria

  200. Woody Snell Deatsville, AL

    1957 Pontiac

  201. P.U. Detroit, MI

    This could be a 1958 Ford, or maybe Edsel?

  202. Eric Kammerer Downingtown, PA

    56 ford Victoria as noted above, Dale Earnhardt's debut at 19 in 1970. Engine by Ralph Earnhardt. Come on random winner, daddy needs an HVA cap...

  203. Wayne Union,SC

    1956 Ford

  204. Tom Kaminski Michigan

    It is a 1956 Ford Victoria which in this case was one of Dale Earhardts dirt cars that he raced

  205. Art Zimmermann New Jersey

    It is a 1956 Ford Victoria

  206. Cal Campbell Valley, NE.

    The K-2 was 1 1956 Ford Driven by Dale Earnhart

  207. Jim M Sacramento CA

    I am thinking this is a 1956 Ford 2-door post sedan, and I'm a Chevy guy.

  208. Greg Jennings Janesville, Iowa

    1956 Ford Victoria, as most everyone before me has stated.

  209. LeRoy Jamison Randolph,N J

    1957 Ford 300 body

  210. Dave Georgia Trumansburg, NY

    This is a "fuzzy" photo of Dale Earnhardt's '56 Ford Victoria.

  211. tom jarosch east lansing, mich

    It is a 1956 Ford Victoria, Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s dirt track car from about 1970.

  212. Scott Owen Michigan

    Dale Earnhardt Sr's '56 Crown Victoria....painted pink because that is what they had lying around at the shop (if I recall the story correctly).

  213. Bob Lund Stanley,NC

    It is Dale Earnhardt's 1956 Ford Victoria sponsored by Dayvault's Tune up and Brake Service

  214. Mike Jones Indiana

    Dale Earnhardt's '56 Ford Victoria that was supposed to be green

  215. John Adams Wilmington, N.C.

    It's a 56 Ford 2 Dr. Sedan.

  216. Mike Dyer Delta, BC

    Dale Earnhardt's 1956 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan

  217. Paul Detroit, MI.

    1955 or "56 Ford

  218. steve brindle duncansville, Pa.

    1956 Victoria dale earnhardt stock car.

  219. Bob Eakin Greenville, MI

    1955 Ford Customline Tudor

  220. Walt Hetz Jacksonville, Florida

    Ford fairlane.

  221. Nicholas Carriero Fairfield CT.

    Looks like a 56 ford

  222. David Kirkby Fritch,Tx

    1956 Ford.

  223. Chuck Chicago, IL

    Got to be - Dale Earnhardt's 56 Ford Victoria.

  224. Tom Nebel Shepherdstown, WV

    '56 Ford Customline

  225. Bobby Spedale Baton Rouge,La.

    1956 ford of Dale Earnhardt's

  226. Charlie Dempseu Millen, Ga

    It is a 55 mercury.

  227. tj larivey 6662 boston state rd

    56 ford victoria

  228. Bobby Lewis Culpeper Va

    1956 Ford Victoria driven by Dale Earnhardt

  229. Allen Charlotte , N.C.

    Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s 1956 Ford K2 from Kannapolis , N.C.

  230. Victor Pinelli SoCAL

    It was 1970 and Dale was only 19 years old. Dale's neighbors, Ray and David Oliver, let him have their 1956 Ford. Dale's father, Ralph, was a racer and master mechanic. Ralph built the engine and family friends, Wayne and Frank Dayvault and their cousin Gregg helped tune it. When it came time to paint the car, they mixed paint that they thought would go with the purple metal-flake roof, but some how the paint came out pink. They couldn't afford to re-paint the car, so Wayne went ahead and painted DAYVAULT'S TUNE-UPS & BRAKE SER. on the side, and Dale raced the pink car on dirt tracks around Charlotte. It's hard to believe that the Intimidators' first car was pink. It was 1970 and Dale was only 19 years old. Dale's neighbors, Ray and David Oliver, let him have their 1956 Ford. Dale's father, Ralph, was a racer and master mechanic. Ralph built the engine and family friends, Wayne and Frank Dayvault and their cousin Gregg helped tune it. When it came time to paint the car, they mixed paint that they thought would go with the purple metal-flake roof, but some how the paint came out pink. They couldn't afford to re-paint the car, so Wayne went ahead and painted DAYVAULT'S TUNE-UPS & BRAKE SER. on the side, and Dale raced the pink car on dirt tracks around Charlotte. The Crown Victoria had a slanted 4" + (?) wide chrome post which trim ran across the top.

  231. Ron St Paul MN

    Dale Srs. 56 Ford race car

  232. mike B'ham

    It's NOT a Victoria!!!....unless they fabbed in the posts. Look up 56 Mainline & 56 Victoria and see what you see......and it's a replica, the original is no more.

  233. james wilson Manchester, MI

    1956 Ford

  234. byron martinsville va

    56 Ford

  235. Randy Kauffman Zullinger,Pa.

    I am a ford man,not sure of drivers name but Iknow it is a 1957 ford fairlane

  236. Jackie Holland Toccoa, GA

    1956 Ford Victoria - Dale Earnhardt's first race car

  237. Art Smith Guelph, ON

    1956 Ford Fairlane

  238. Cesare Federico Longmeadow MA

    1956 Ford Victoria

  239. Kerry Camp Oviedo,Fl.

    '56 Ford.Dale Sr.

  240. Kali Smith Alpena, MI

    1956 Ford Victoria driven by Dale Earnhardt.

  241. Chuck Winston-Salem

    '56 Ford Club or Custom Sedan 2 dr. post

  242. Bruce Steele Tully,NY

    56 Mercury Monterey

  243. Bob Johnson Lagrange Ohio

    1957 ford custom 300

  244. Chad Keller Alpena, MI

    1956 Ford Victoria raced by Dale Earnhardt in 1970

  245. C Simmons Three Oaks Mi

    Looks like 1955 Ford

  246. Allan Maybee Camp Hill, PA

    It is a 1956 Plymouth Belvidere

  247. Ron Little Grand rapids MI

    1956 Ford Fairlane driven by Dale Earnhardt.

  248. bernie south hadley MA

    1957 ford

  249. Michael Rubin Napa Valley

    1957 Ford business coupe

  250. Rich von Gemmingen Mechanicsville VA

    I have seen the model of this car and it is a 1956 Ford Victoria

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