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JIMMIE JOHNSON Print E-mail

 

Jimmie-Johnson-sizedRacecar driver Jimmie Johnson celebrated his fifth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup title after the Ford 400 race in southern Florida on November 21. 2010.

 

Jimmie was born in 1975 in El Cajon California. When five years old he began his racing career on 50cc motorcycles. Later on after graduating to four wheel vehicles, he picked up 25 wins in the SODA, SCORE and MTEG series.

In 1998, Jimmie began racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and joined the American Speed Association. Johnson received unexpected support in 2002, when NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon became a part owner of his #48 team. In 2006 Jimmie received his first Nextel Cup Series Championship. He also won five races that year.

Johnson best expressed his love of racing during an interview this year when asked if he was satisfied after winning five straight championships. Johnson replied ... "I do feel satisfied, but I have never set marks for myself that I wanted X amount of championships or wins and stuff like that. I mean, since I was kid, what's drawn me to racing is the feeling inside of me, the passion I have for the sport, the feeling I have while competing and doing what I do in a car, on a bike, whatever it's been. I guess someday when that goes away, I'll stop.

... But I don't have any major goals. If it all ended today, I would be extremely satisfied and proud of what I accomplished, but I still have that desire to work, do my job and compete.'' ...

If you do a search for Jimmie Johnson on this Big Bear Shopping website, you will find a Jimmie Johnson's #48 Lowes/Sponge Bob 2003 Monte Carlo diecast replica for sale. This NASCAR diecast collectable is one of 1,648 pieces produced. Check it out.

If you get a chance to visit our beautiful Big Bear Lake resort community, stop by at the historic Village Trading Post building in Big Bear Village on Village Drive where my huge NASCAR collection is on permanent display.

 

Debbie Montero

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TCX Chopper Print E-mail

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of the more popular drivers in NASCAR. Putting his popularity to work, helping those less fortunate, the Dale Jr. Foundation was established. Among the many charities and organizations that this foundation supports is the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina. As of May 2010, Dale Earnhardt Jr. granted his 200th wish to this organization.

In 2006, JR Motorsports along with The Cycle Xchange created the TCX/Dale Jr. Charity Chopper for the Dale Jr. Sports Celebrity Auction. The chopper was autographed on the rear fender, and the signature was clear-coated in to preserve it. This one-of-a-kind work of art was auctioned off on E-Bay $67,000,. The proceeds were donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This TCX Chopper raised awareness of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s commitment to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as well as to raise significant dollars in support of this worthy cause.

A diecast model replica of this TCX/Dale Jr. Charity Chopper is available at the Village Trading Post in Big Bear Lake, and here on Big Bear Shopping.Com. I have only one in stock, and it is on sale for $69.99. Click on the image below for more details.

If you are a Dale Earnhardt fan like I am, check back to the Big Bear Shopping.com website often. I will be adding "hard to find" Earnhardt diecast NASCARs and other Earnhardt memorabilia on a regular basis.

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Debbie Montero

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