Darrell Waltrip's Time Capsule: 1971 GMC Hauler Packed FULL of NASCAR History (Museum Grade Stuff)
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If you've watched the first video on this epic hauler you already know it was formerly hauling Dale Earnhardt cars and Bobby Allison among other things in its career. Darrell packed this thing full to the roof with personal items, awards, and memorabilia at some point when moving in the mid 90's...then completely forgot about it. The truck has moved to a couple locations since then but NEVER unpacked until now! Darrell gives us the backstory on the truck itself over the phone and is excited to have some of his old trophies back! This right here is honestly one of the coolest things I have ever been a part of. I am glad we could team up with @The Garage Shop to share it with you guys too. Make sure you subscribe if you are into history like this because this is just the tip of the iceberg!
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  • Stapleton42
    Stapleton42

    If you could keep one thing from inside this truck..what would it be? Merch link! Stapletonautoworks.com

    • Ma New
      Ma New

      That phone book is gold.

    • Robert Bradley
      Robert Bradley

      The Candy red Zero Briefcase..

    • Gaming with Gree
      Gaming with Gree

      The Racing Champions 1/64 car

    • Steve Macke
      Steve Macke

      The diecast car that you talked about opening, that would be the keeper for me.

    • Steven Lynch
      Steven Lynch

      A bush plack

  • Aaron McCall
    Aaron McCall

    I miss DW being around the sport. Guy could tell some stories.

    • Greg Lang
      Greg Lang

      That's why they called him JAWS.

  • John Snow
    John Snow

    I bet the Nascar museum wants the video tapes. Lost history needs to be digital for everyone to watch.

    • Y4123
      Y4123

      Yeah all of those need to be digitized

    • Edward Ott
      Edward Ott

      Same for those letters, especially the ones from Goodyear (during the "tire wars" with Hoosier) and Harry Melling. That's some next level materials of NASCAR history there!

  • Mike Davidson
    Mike Davidson

    Man calling up Darrel Waltrip and talking to him about his hauler had to be an experience.

    • Kyle Geitzenauer
      Kyle Geitzenauer

      You mean Darrel Waldtrip

  • Adam Tereska
    Adam Tereska

    Definitely restore the truck. That would be ideal to preserve the history, so definitely restore it to new.

    • ixlr8
      ixlr8

      dont put neil in the western auto hauler!

  • jeff
    jeff

    This is a " not all heroes wear capes " moment. I respect the amount of respect you had with the process. - Mark martin fan

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thanks dude. Mark martin guys are always respectful 🤟🏻

  • Brandon Englund
    Brandon Englund

    My God, Darrell is just such a treasure. I could listen to him talk all day, and he could talk all day 😂 the fact that he held onto so many items, gifts, letters from fans speaks volumes what a great person he is. Love you DW

  • Joe
    Joe

    Imagine if DW made an account and left a comment here 🤣 -honestly it looks like they moved DWs office at some point and just needed a place to put all his memorabilia and stuff, so it went in the old truck and was forgotten about. I can imagine all the awards and keepsakes accumulating over the years. Just awesome.

  • Timothy W.
    Timothy W.

    We gotta keep the history. We got to appreciate it.

  • MR.B4D_IDL3
    MR.B4D_IDL3

    I would love to see everything restored but not replaced and of course get her running and sounding like a monster. It would be super cool to have Darryl record an audio biography on the truck so the recording can be played if used for an exhibit.

  • Austin Herrig
    Austin Herrig

    This is so cool. I'm literally at a loss for words. So much history and so many stories!

  • Matthew Conway
    Matthew Conway

    That is amazing, I would be like a twelve year old kid if I was there, and witnessed all of his history stuff. DW built the sport , and it's not the same when he's not in the booth. I bet he's enjoying retirement, I hope he's doing well.

  • roger deanda
    roger deanda

    It would be sick if you can get a sit down interview with D.W and talk about his experiences

  • Travo’s BB-Q and fun
    Travo’s BB-Q and fun

    Dude this is the coolest video I’ve seen in awhile. I’m a huge nascar guy. This is awesome can’t say not enough. Great job.

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thanks dude I’m glad you came across this video 💪🏻

  • Stuart Stogdill
    Stuart Stogdill

    This might be the best content you have created... very cool to see all that stuff and the call with DW. Keep the great work going Sir!

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thanks man. We are always pushing to discover new things and learn!

  • Ed Dean
    Ed Dean

    My late wife was a big Darrell Waltrip fan. She would have loved this.

  • Grimace Sanchez
    Grimace Sanchez

    You are the only person that could ever appreciate and stand in awe of race history. Thank you for your vids bro

    • YOU DROP WE MOP
      YOU DROP WE MOP

      He's definitely not the only one, although im super thankful he did this. I'd have a stroke if i had an opportunity like this, my whole life is deeply entrenched in vintage nascar 😂

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thanks man. This stuff will always fire me up.

  • Crispy 1
    Crispy 1

    That was absolutely awesome to be able to see some of that stuff. Someday that all might be in a museum and you'll be able to say I helped ReDiscover that a out of Darrell Waltrip's old car hauler. To be able to hear from DW himself was the icing on the cake

  • v2_
    v2_

    "Time only happens once" Shit, that's a quote, man. Insane.

    • Mind of Matter
      Mind of Matter

      I thought Stapleton did a great job explaining why this stuff is important to him

  • Josh Cook
    Josh Cook

    It’s so awesome getting to see all this kind of stuff from great racing history

  • John Wendland
    John Wendland

    Love this video, brought back alot of memories of watching NASCAR of my dad when I was little. I know they were talking about maybe having someone get it back up and running, this is a small suggestion if you even notice it. I recommend reaching out to Gentry and Sons Trucking they do a lot of cabover rebuilds and he put alot of love in to his truck. I think this might be something he would like to get into.

    • TokenTimit4t
      TokenTimit4t

      Yesssss I agree with this be a cool ass video

    • Glenn Evitt
      Glenn Evitt

      @Kenneth Atchley I Think Its In The Future

    • Kenneth Atchley
      Kenneth Atchley

      That would be awesome conten G&S AND STAPLETON42 IN WILL IT RUN VIDEO 💯🇺🇸🔥✌✌

    • Glenn Evitt
      Glenn Evitt

      Me Two Thank you for The memories

  • Team Brahma
    Team Brahma

    Everything about this is freaking cool. Time capsule stuff right here. Glad you got the chance to do this.

  • gixxernut
    gixxernut

    I love that you care about the history!! Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it!!

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Exactly

  • 217_Nick_O
    217_Nick_O

    This was freaking sweet! Not even a big fan of his but the history is too cool

  • Peter Cole
    Peter Cole

    This channel has come so far!! Def on of my favorites the content is amazing part history part hot rodding!!

  • Kahunas Garage and Tiki Racing
    Kahunas Garage and Tiki Racing

    It was a real trip down memory lane seeing all that stuff. I remember seeing so much of that stuff sold in stores and at the track merch trailers. The drinkware combo in the blue box, I remember getting an Earnhardt branded set one year for Christmas. I grew up a Dale fanatic, especially since I grew up 45 mins away from RCR. But I was obsessed with DW’s Tide Monte Carlo and Lumina cars.

  • Hamilton Mechanical
    Hamilton Mechanical

    as a newcomer to the sport, I think watching all these old stories, DW is one of my favorites. just seems like a cool guy to sit down and chat with :)

  • Tommy Drywater
    Tommy Drywater

    Such a great experience to watch! I can only imagine what it felt like to actually be there going through it. Im a golfer so I would have to keep the Gatorade golf set haha

  • Mad Cow Mark
    Mad Cow Mark

    Just hope you bring the GMC back to life. What RAT could put a thumbs down to this video? Not one RAT was harmed in the making of this video!

  • Ryan LaBlue
    Ryan LaBlue

    Back I'm gonna say around 1990-1991. Our local track here in Tucson used to invite the pros out and they would race the top five cars. The class was late model sportsman it was a dirt track. I got to meet Dale Earnhardt Senior, Richard Petty, and Darrell Waltrip. And actually have a beer I'm not sure what they were drinking keep in mind. We all just sat at the beer well and chitchatted after the race. All I have to say is those were Men for sure. We were talking about restrictor plate racing and I remember Dale Earnhardt said if it was up to me we just take those damn restrictor plates off May the best driver win! Then I became a fan LOL

    • Logan Erwin
      Logan Erwin

      That’s awesome! Memories that will last a lifetime for sure

    • Ryan LaBlue
      Ryan LaBlue

      Im assuming you have watched the movie Stroker Ace. If not I highly suggested I guarantee you you will dig it it

  • RedNek Tek
    RedNek Tek

    Wow, mind blown! What a time capsule, amazing how much history was in that one truck!

  • jcnpresser
    jcnpresser

    This was one of the coolest videos, I love that era. Back when the cars were real cars, and you could tell them apart and every make was in it, except dodge.

  • Stanley Flory
    Stanley Flory

    I remember all that DW merch at the tracks, so cool to see it again! And to here from DW was the icing on the cake! I would proudly sport one of those windbreakers! 2XL!

  • MalibuDan1967
    MalibuDan1967

    Such a cool episode Mitchell & Logan... Glad you had the opportunity with the blessing of DW to go through the contents of that hauler. The difference between you & American Nose Pickers is this is REAL reality. Not SCRIPTED "reality". I'm sure you'll find a competent 2-Stroke Detroit mechanic who is just as interested in this rig as you & a lot of others are. If you're looking for some creators to possibly collaborate with a "WILL IT START???" I would suggest Ole2Stroker in Pennsylvania & BusGreaseMonkey who I believe is in Tennessee now. Be cool to see if you could find some more Allison & Earnhardt memorabilia surrounding this truck. SUCK IT!!! *LoL*

  • The C.A.R. Guys / Big Easy-Bob Oh
    The C.A.R. Guys / Big Easy-Bob Oh

    I’d love to see this truck restored back to its former glory!

  • RebelRacer99
    RebelRacer99

    That was awesome, all that cool stuff finally seeing the light of day after who knows how long. Kinda makes me wanna find an abandoned NASCAR hauler to dig thru. As for picking something to keep from this one, I'd probably go for one of the stickers, one of the toy cars or one of the Pontiac hats

  • staglione79
    staglione79

    Dude that's a tuff question. There's so much super cool stuff in there. Truly a once and a lifetime experience. Great job Mitchell and Logan... keep kickin ass!!!

  • kevin auman
    kevin auman

    Some of this stuff is absolutely priceless but could you just imagine if you were to take everything to an automobile collectors club auction or sports/racing memorabilia auction the money that it would go for?!?!? Insane find and alot of this stuff belongs in a Nascar museum for sure!

  • Michael Newjerseydiecast
    Michael Newjerseydiecast

    I love to see DW's truck should be restored! It's amazing of Darrell's racing career!

  • David Quesnel
    David Quesnel

    Dude, so been waiting for this one! Thanks for sharing, there's some amazing history in there, love it!

  • Stephen Breen
    Stephen Breen

    I absolutely love these videos. They bring back so many great memories of growing up in the golden age of racing 🏁

  • Camping with Homer
    Camping with Homer

    That was so enjoyable to watch! What more can you say than "WOW"! My notification bell is definitely on!

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Heck yeah you will be glad you did 🤟🏻

  • Matt
    Matt

    Killer good video. I love how excited everyone gets. I'd be in the same boat myself. And your views on "time only happens once".... Keep up the great content brother

    • Matt
      Matt

      @Stapleton42 I have been watching you for a while and subscribed since the uncle rob turbo attempt at coopers house. Your content has progressively gotten better and you still continue to engage with fans. It shows that you do this for the right reasons and you love what you do. And btw, keep Logan around she compliments your nerd level quite well. And car girls are tough to find.

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thanks man

  • Steve Mcafee
    Steve Mcafee

    This was awesome the history in the truck thanks so much Mitchell for showing us and I would want that farewell glass show piece with the glass cactuses in it with the 66 car

  • Edward Ott
    Edward Ott

    Mind blown! Amazing to see how much important artifacts and memorabilia you found in DW's old race team truck, but also so happy that you and your crew plan to ensure they find a good place - either back to DW (for the personal items) or (perhaps) the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum (for some of the historical pieces), among others who value the importance of this treasure trove of racing history. Perhaps the Barrett-Jackson people would be interested in some of those items, too. And yes, definitely do restore the hauler! :) #boggityboggityboggity

  • Corey Bair
    Corey Bair

    It's like stepping in a time warp. I love looking at all the forgotten history. I envy you. Keep the good times coming!

  • chevyfan 82
    chevyfan 82

    That was cool brought back my childhood of the 80's early 90's. Definitely need to keep that history alive thank you for sharing it👍, and yes save that sweet 71 GMC.

  • Jason-'05 Magnum R/T
    Jason-'05 Magnum R/T

    Awesome history lesson, you guys are my favourite channel.

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thanks dude you da man 🤟🏻

  • Luke Louviere
    Luke Louviere

    Never disappointed with this awesome content! Nascar is so different now days. To me personally the history 2001 and before cannot be beat! Just ordered my ICTitties hoodie!

  • Rebeldryver's Garage
    Rebeldryver's Garage

    Thanks for the history tour of DW's stuff. That era of NASCAR was when I was growing up and watched nearly every race. Or, recorded them on VHS. As a chauffeur in LA for 20 years I got to spend time with Dale Jr, Michael Waltrip, and Ryan Newman. Still my fav clients.

  • Actionronnie
    Actionronnie

    Wall-Trip was my second fav driver. The best part is that he's still around to possibly enjoy the stuff, and bring back some cool memories.

  • Brett Baratheon
    Brett Baratheon

    This is absolutely AMAZING!!!

  • Joshua Shanahan
    Joshua Shanahan

    This is sick man. Such cool history and memories. Thanks for the content man. Keep killin it.

  • Jostein Carlsen
    Jostein Carlsen

    Please say thanks to Darryl from me in Norway for showing us this cool stuff!!!! And I really want to see it go broom again!!

  • MiniMax Diesel Dude
    MiniMax Diesel Dude

    Thats some awesome history y'all found. Should hit up JH Diesel and see about a video collaboration on getting that truck running again .

  • JB.
    JB.

    You would think somebody had gone through all of that stuff. This is NASCAR royalty memorabilia

  • Johnathon Reyes
    Johnathon Reyes

    Awesome finds. That Mark Martin Folgers car and the Harry Gant car took me way back to my childhood.

  • Mjr Burn
    Mjr Burn

    Very cool that you actually helped to save some history that was just rotting away. Same goes for the old truck, would love to see it restored as just like the cars it's important to save...

  • Ches A
    Ches A

    One of the coolest videos I've seen. When do you get to see the unveiling of personal property of a NASCAR legend. Thanks for sharing and thanks to DW for allowing us to see a glimpse of his life. Such a great video.

  • Bryan Sanges
    Bryan Sanges

    Awesome content. I love the truck time capsule history. Would like more Newell content. Especially race coaches.

  • kyle cox
    kyle cox

    Dude I'd love one of those seat cushions they are mint! And the pole awards are ridiculous! I'd 100% pay for one of those, great videos!

  • dzlfumz20
    dzlfumz20

    Wow this was great!!! I normally don’t watch more than 30 minute vids but man i tell you i could have watched another 12 hours of this!! So cool guys!!!

  • Switz
    Switz

    Amazing time capsule. A very cool chunk of history!!

  • Mark Miller
    Mark Miller

    Dang, how cool is that! You are so right, time only happens once, as you said in the video. It was a huge positive experience to be able to go through this time capsule of a great race car driver's career for sure. That was also so cool to be able to speak to Darrell himself, and that you all did contact him about all his stuff that is in excellent shape. You sure stumbled upon a huge gold mine of NASCAR memorabilia for sure! This video rocks for sure, and a huge thank you to you & Logan for sharing all of this with us! Keep up the great video content, and you know I'm right there with you all.

  • Greg Simon
    Greg Simon

    Old pictures are priceless and they tell such a story. So glad you guys got to do that and you shared it with us, great memories and all that memorabilia.

  • Joe Bolognese
    Joe Bolognese

    Dude I’d love to have one of those superflow patches, they are pretty badass!!

  • Michael Myboy319
    Michael Myboy319

    This is the perfect example of "Find something to do that you love,and you'll never work a day in your life". This was a great video! Keep it up!!!

  • Electro Restorations
    Electro Restorations

    Love the vid man, definitely would love to see the truck restored 😀

  • Phillip King
    Phillip King

    One hell of a video bro!!!! It was cool to see the history packed away in that truck! This is the stuff that sets you apart from other IRglo influencers that race! You guys keep up the great content!

  • Jerry Zotta
    Jerry Zotta

    This is epic! I want one of those seat cushions! This is history worth learning!

  • Mene Center
    Mene Center

    I've always wanted to stumble upon something like that. Its basically an unopened time capsule to something we love and enjoy

  • Fetus McCarlane
    Fetus McCarlane

    What a sensory overload! So stoked to see all of this , thanks so much for sharing this piece of amazing history!

  • Andres Gomez
    Andres Gomez

    This is awesome, I have some cars from early 90s when my dad was collecting nascar, had some memorabilia of dale too but got water damaged over time

  • Majiksmoke
    Majiksmoke

    I just think that woodgrain grant custom steering wheel would be the absolute tits for the Uncle George build. So cool to see all of these items of history dug out and appreciated again. I would love to see a video of DW going through the crates and telling the stories about these items.

  • Brock Pendred
    Brock Pendred

    This is awesome. That truck has to get restored to at least running and driving. Gotta keep the classics on the road.

  • Rodney
    Rodney

    I totally would love to see that truck restored

  • Joe Bob Tarheel
    Joe Bob Tarheel

    Darrell Waltrip sounds like a super down to earth human being!

  • Southern Rocker
    Southern Rocker

    Thanks so much for this video! I had forgotten why I loved nascar so much back in the day. The drivers and crews were true badass road warriors back then!

  • TheCheeseMan
    TheCheeseMan

    great video as always!! so awesome watching you two grow together!!

  • Edward Rucker
    Edward Rucker

    This video was super cool cant wait for more like it. Would love to see what they do with all of it and what darrel says about all the stuff you guys found

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