Mark Martin CraZy
I reached a bittersweet milestone this week. I grabbed the final grail from my want my list... which should make me happy. But I'm finding it hard to enjoy. I've collected Mark Martin diecast for nearly 30 years, and there's nothing left (from a retail perspective) that I'm longing for. Nothing. There's plenty that I don't have, but I'm not really in search of them, either. Granted, I still have dozens on my custom build list, but it's not the same. I've always referred to my collecting as "the thrill of the hunt." Whether it was hitting Walmart at 6am on my way to work, or driving two hours to get that one car that I just had to have but wasn't anywhere around me. Or putting a half-dozen cars in layaway because I couldn't afford to bring home everything that I'd found. I never actually saw this day coming, either... and I didn't realize it until my next to the last find. Regardless, at least my last one was a good one. Wherever it's been for the last 27 years, it's been taken care of. And these Raceway Replica cars are top-notch. Proud to add it to the collection. I've wanted one for years.