- May 16, 2007
eBay Find of the Day: Days of Thunder Mellow Yellow #51
Talk about a piece of history. On eBay is the last of the Mellow Yello Chevy Luminas from Days of Thunder. Before Katie and TomKat, before Mission Impossible, before Tom thought it was okay to jump up and down on couches with Oprah, back when Tom still made sense to most of us, there was Days of Thunder -- arguably the first movie to make NASCAR a mass market proposition. Days of Thunder is also where Tom met Nicole Kidman. The seller says this is the car used for closeups, documented by Hendrick Motorsports (which prepared the cars for the film) and that Tom actually sat in its seat and used its steering wheel. The press release listed with the sale indicates that the car has 650 HP. The seller doesn't mention that, but really -- it's Tom, it's Nicole, it's NASCAR, it was the best of times. Need we say more?