Wait, Superman Once Built A NASCAR Racecar?

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While doing a bit of research for yesterday's Question of the Day, I came across one of those little facts that, upon hearing, makes you make one of those confused-disbelief faces the sitcoms like so much. The fact was that Superman once built a NASCAR racer. For a race sponsored by aliens.


Yes, the car is just known as "Superman's Race Car," and here's the description of it, from the Superman Wiki:

Superman's Race Car is a race car built by Superman, so that he could join a group of famous Nascar racers in an intercontinental race, which was sponsored by an alien species. (Superman Meets the Nascar Drivers)

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I like that the "alien species" wasn't content to just observe our Terran-land-car races, but actually went so far as to sponsor it. Sponsoring implies they'd have some product or service to sell, right? What were they advertising, I wonder? Antennae wax? Blowhole lube? I hope it was something humans could use, otherwise those aliens are really going to take a bath on this one.

This one-shot issue has the sort of look of a comic book you'd get for free as a kid that had Superman very concerned with home window safety or the importance of getting enough sorghum in your diet, sponsored by the National Sorghum And Anti-Defenistration Council.

I haven't found any details about Superman's car itself, though based on the cars on the cover, I bet it's one of those NASCAR-style cars. But maybe it's that sprint car back there.


I wonder if he welded parts together with his heat-vision, or if he just contracted out some experts? I guess I'll never know, because the cruel fact of me not giving enough of a shit will always prevent me from finding an issue of this and reading it.

So sad.


They're already here. Notice the ill fitting skin and the light from our sun causes him noticeable discomfort.