By Bob Baker
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 20, 2012) – The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation has set the end of business on Tuesday, September 4, as the deadline for individuals to purchase its eighth “Members Only” die-cast sprint car, which is the famous Rick Ferkel-driven #0 sprint car from 1984. The 2012 die-cast, produced by R&R Enterprises exclusively for the museum to support its annual membership program, honors 1990 Hancock County (Ohio) Sports Hall of Fame and 1995 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Rick Ferkel. Supporting members of the museum foundation can order the 1/18th-scale “The Ohio Traveler” sprinter by calling 1-800-874-4488.
Rick Ferkel, who was born in Green Springs, has lived in the Tiffin-Bowling Green-Fostoria area of northern Ohio his entire life. He is known as one of the ‘Original Outlaws,’ having competed with the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) under C.H. “Bud” Miller and Bert Emick in the 1970’s and ‘80s and Ted Johnson’s World of Outlaws (WoO) beginning in 1978. In fact, Rick Ferkel was runner-up to champion Steve Kinser in the inaugural year for the World of Outlaws.
The Rick Ferkel 1984 “The Ohio Traveler” Sprint Car #0 die-cast sprint car is only available through the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation at a retail price of $84.95. Orders can be placed by calling the museum at 1-800-874-4488 or by mailing the completed order form, which can be found on-line at http://www.sprintcarhof.com/Pages/SpecialEvents, with payment back to the museum at P.O. Box 542, Knoxville, Iowa, 50138. FAX orders will be accepted at 641-842-6177, while e-mailed orders will be accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation annual supporting memberships ($25) are required in order to purchase this “Members Only” museum-benefit die-cast sprint car and they are also available when ordering the die-cast sprint car. The museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation organized in the state of Iowa on April 25, 1986.