Dividing up race cars into decades.  You can see the different car styles, paint jobs, and the difference in cars drivers had from year to year and decade to decade.  Enjoy

Cars and Stars from the 1950's
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Louise Smith's 1940 Ford

Red Byron's 1949 NASCAR Champ

Gober Sosebee's 1950 Oldsmobile

Slick Smith's 1950 Nash

1950 TUCKER driven by Joe Merola

Marshall Teague's 1951 Hudson Hornet

Johnny Mantz's 1951 Plymout

Tim Flock's 1951 Olds

Frank Mundy's 1952 Oldsmobile

Al Keller's 1954 Jaguar - 1st foreign make to win race

Don Oldenburg's 1955 Buick Convertible

Tim Flock's 1956 Chrysler 300 -- note car #300-A

Billy Myer's 1956 Mercury Marauder

Jim Paschal's 1956 Mercury Marauder

Junior Johnson's 1956 Pontiac - here and at right

Fireball Robert's 1957 Aiken - Mitchel Chevy

Frank Thompson's 1957 Ford Fairlane

Buck Baker's 1957 Chevy - "Black Widow"

Cotton Owen's 1957 Chevy

Sal Tovella's 1958 Ford Edsel

Curtis Turner's 1958 Ford

Richard Petty's 1959 Plymouth Fury

Tim Flock's 1940 Ford "The Black Phantom"

Buck Baker's 1950 Oldsmobile

Jimmy Florian's 1950 Ford Lincoln

Louise Smith's 1950 Nash

Harold Kite's 1950 Lincoln

Frank Mundy's 1951 Studebaker

Curtis Turner's 1951 Nash

Tim Flock's 1952 Hudson

Curtis Turner's 1953 Olds

Lee Petty's 1954 Chrysler

Dick Rathman's 1955 Hudson

(Flocks team-mate) Buck Baker's 1956 Chrysler 300

Marvin Panch's 1956 Ford

Joe Weatherly's 1956 Ford Convertible

He had a rough day on the beach; rolled it; finished 40th

Fireball Roberts' 1957 Ford

Richard Petty's 1957 Oldsmobile

Emanual Zervakis' 1957 Chevy

Bobby Myer's 1957 Oldsmobile - fatal start at Darlington

Fireball Robert's 1958 Chevy

Joe Lee Johnson's 1959 Chevy

Buck Baker's 1959 Chevy