1981 Buick Replica Built by Petty’s Garage Revealed at the General Tire Sponsored ARCA Race in Daytona Beach, FL
LEVEL CROSS, N.C. (February 11th, 2019)– Petty’s Garage and General Tire teamed up to build a 1981 Buick Regal replica. The Buick was revealed at the Daytona Beach ARCA race and will travel to multiple shows throughout the year.
“I remember the ‘81 race perfectly because my crew chief Dale Inman outsmarted them all,” said Richard Petty, Owner of Petty’s Garage. “Petty’s Garage has done an outstanding job of replicating the race car and keeping it classic but also modernizing it with today’s trends.”
General Tire representatives had a vision of bringing back the old school look but making the vehicle drivable, comfortable, and up-to-date. The Buick stands out with signature R-M paint colors : Petty blue and day glow orange. Internally it holds an L-S motor that is able to reach 430 RWHP. The vehicle sits on General Tire G-Max RS tires, has a contemporary Alpine stereo system, and Petty’s Garage components.
Through outstanding partners and companies the General Tire Buick showcases the following products:
General Tire – G Max RS Tires
MagnaFlow® Exhaust Kit
Ridetech Suspension Kit
MAHLE Engine Components
Alpine Stereo System
Silver Sport Transmission
Safety Kleen – Performance Plus Oil
R-M Paint Finish
“We have a very strong partnership with Petty’s Garage so we wanted to pay homage to Richard and to one of the most iconic stock cars. Petty’s Buick Regal won Richard his seventh Daytona 500 trophy, which is a record number of wins that still stands today. This car is a showstopper and will be part of our General Tire display that travels across the country. We look forward to letting fans get up and close to it!” – Travis Roffler, Director of Marketing for General Tire.
About Petty’s Garage
Founded in 2008, Petty’s Garage is a high performance speed shop owned by “The King” Richard Petty. Headquartered in Level Cross, North Carolina, Petty’s Garage occupies the legendary Petty facility that produced winning stock cars for more than 50 years. Petty’s Garage specializes in performance upgrades, parts, restorations, luxury personal builds, custom builds, engine builds, tuning, paint and body, exhaust upgrades, brake systems, custom interiors, tires and wheels, custom fabricated projects, and corporate builds. For more information on Petty’s Garage, please call 336-498-3745 or visit www.pettys-garage.com.
About General Tire
For over 100 years General Tire has offered a complete quality line of ultra-high performance, passenger, light truck, off-road and commercial tires to meet all your needs. General Tire is a proud supporter of ARCA, Best in the Desert Racing Series, Major League Fishing, Fishing League Worldwide, King of the Cage, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Late Model Dirt Series, Pro Pulling League, Modified Series, Drag Boat Racing Series and ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series, Petty’s Garage, Expedition Overland, FreestyleMx.com Tour, Zero One Odyssey and Spec Tire of JeepSpeed. Team GT supports athletes: CJ Hutchins, Jim Beaver, Jeff Proctor, Chase Motorsports, Camburg Racing, Stan Shelton, Ryan Beat, Skeet Reese, Edwin Evers, Mark Rose, Ott DeFoe, Andy Montgomery, James Watson, Alton Jones Jr., John Crews, Britt Myers and Bill McDonald.