Cover your Groupon in black-and-white checks and flag down today's side deal: for $15, you get Richard Petty's Audio Scrapbook (a $34.94 value, including shipping and handling) delivered to your home, office, or the cloud castle of your choosing.
This four-hour audio scrapbook is a four-disc set that features Richard "The King" Petty as he sits down with Hall of Fame announcer Barney Hall and crew chief Dale Inman to reminisce over 60 years of racing history. As you listen, close your peepers and imagine the interview conducted from the intimate space of a sturdy roll cage. Audio books make for peaceful nighttime listening while assembling a boat in a bottle, knitting tiny socks, or whittling armor for the marmoset soldiers that live in the basement. This audio book is especially appropriate for listening while driving and will help justify the head- and neck-restraint system you had installed. The CDs also feature cameos from David Pearson, Bobby Allison, and Junior Johnson, who join in and further enliven the storytelling. If you're a fan of NASCAR, Petty's tales will enthrall your imagination to new heights and fill your personal space with an almost perceptible smell of burnt rubber that for once isn't coming from the cat's rollerskates.
Richard Petty's Audio Scrapbook has been reviewed on Volunteer State Bench Racing's blog and Stock Car History Online. Richard Petty was interviewed about the audio book in the Bristol Herald-Courier in Roanoke, VA:
- The concept and organization of the story-telling was solid. – TMC, Volunteer State Bench Racing
- Instead of a dry question-and-answer format, it’s almost as if you’re eavesdropping on a casual conversation between some of the most famous voices this sport has ever known. – Rick Houston, Stock Car History Online
- Despite the blanket coverage of the sport on television, Petty feels a history lesson is needed on the men who paved the way for the current mega-stars. “It’s really good for us old guys to go back and reminisce for folks about how things were,“ Petty said. “We didn’t have power brakes, power steering, cool suits, or anything like that.” – Allen Gregory, Bristol Herald-Courier