Today it was announced that Richard Petty, his son Kyle, and Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe will dedicate the limited-edition Muscle Car Forever stamps at the Daytona International Speedway where "The King" won a record seven Daytona 500 Championships.
"The Muscle Cars stamps celebrate an exciting era in American automotive history," said Richard Petty. "These examples of raw power bring back fond memories for me and my family, a testament to how aerodynamics transformed racing. I've been around racing and muscle cars all my life. These stamps bring back the memories of our racing heritage in the '60s and '70s. This is a great way to share our stories, old and new, about the Petty history in racing."
"The muscle cars gave everyday Americans the opportunity to experience the rush of driving a fast, powerful car," said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. "Just looking at the stamps evokes a feeling of speed. As Forever stamps, they'll always be good for mailing a First-Class letter anytime in the future. And when you think about it, that's fitting. Because these stamps--just like the great cars they represent--are timeless."
The Muscle Car Forever Stamps go on sale today. Read more.
(PRNewsFoto/U.S. Postal Service, Daniel Afzal, U.S. Postal Service)