Friday, March 4, 2011

Jim Reed Impala stocker R14

In 1959, Jim Reed's '59 Impala stocker pulled out an upset victory over many better known Grand National drivers to win the Southern 500. His bat-winged '59 was powered by a 348 V8 and was one of the first stock cars to race with Goodyear tires. His average speed was over 111mph! It was a pleasure to work with the Reed family on this upcoming F64 release 14 Impala.
Release 14 has some other great additions like the next Fireball Tim release- Lethal Bad Mood GTX, Jake Neal's dirt modified, Spoilers GTO and a special Boss Mustang collaboration with automotive artist, Danny Whitfield. I am really excited for the Boss 429 release because Danny Whitfield will be offering exclusive JL automotive prints of the artwork that appears on the blister card. More details will be released in the next few weeks.

Tom Zahorsky
Senior Design Manager
Johnny Lightning


  1. this is a beautiful model, i love both the paint scheme & silk screen job... but the wheels, well i guess it’s a prototype, cuz a light gray doesn’t looking good, myb a red or chromed wheels would b better =)

  2. This is a release I'll be looking for. But I do agree the wheels don't look quite right.