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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, NC

    Junior Johnson, RIP


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Thomasville, NC
    Used to see him and chat with him when I was running a route in Yadkinville. Hung out at the Ford dealership. Was full of funny tales mostly about the moonshine business.

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Devilwin View Post
    Used to see him and chat with him when I was running a route in Yadkinville. Hung out at the Ford dealership. Was full of funny tales mostly about the moonshine business.
    He was the human bridge between the new NASCAR back to Stock Car racin' and moonshine runnin' before that.
    Don't waste your time on House of Cards S6!
    -We found out Frank was critical to making anyone else in the show interesting...not a surprise...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    near the Thrillerdome in ATL

    Then Last American Hero

    Here is Tom Wolfe's piece from Esquire Magazine circa March 1,1965. I apologize if that is not citation enough or not allowable due to copyright infringement.

    https://classic.esquire.com/article/...junior-johnson

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lewisville, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by HereBeforeCoachK View Post
    He was the human bridge between the new NASCAR back to Stock Car racin' and moonshine runnin' before that.
    Several years ago, there was a piece in the Winston-Salem Journal about Junior, and he colorfully described how happy he was:

    "I couldn't be no more tickleder."

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    I had several chances to talk with Johnson back when I was involved with the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Yes, he was the moonshine-running-good ole boy. But he was also as sharp as a tack. A very intelligent man and obviously a pioneer in the development of a sport deeply enmeshed in North Carolina's history and culture.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Thomasville, NC
    One thing I recall, was his attire. Always a pair of green "Dickie" work pants and a white tee shirt..lol Usually dirty..

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