In 1953, the NASCAR circuit was dominated by Hudson which won 22 of 37 races that year. This Oldsmobile '88' raced its first NASCAR event on March 8, 1953 at Harnett Speedway in Spring Lake, North Caroline. Driver Dick Passwater drove this car in twelve of the 20 races in his NASCAR career. In this car, Passwater had one win (Charlotte) and nine top ten finishes (six in the top five). This car was gifted to the Museum from Dick Passwater.