Stock car racing has been a popular form of auto racing for many years and is now very popular in Europe, where it has become one of the most popular forms of sports car racing. The term stock car was actually first used in the early 1930's by the Ford Motor Company as part of its advertising campaign to help promote their line of vehicles and was originally used to refer to the vehicles produced by Ford and Plymouth. Since then, other manufacturers such as Chevrolet, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and others have adopted the use of stock cars in their marketing campaigns, often creating new terms for the cars in order to distinguish them from the standard models produced by other manufacturers.
Originally, stock car racing was primarily used as a means of attracting the masses to view the races held in local motor tracks and also as an attempt to promote sales. Today, stock car racing events are held at high-profile tracks throughout North America, including Daytona, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Long Beach and more. Some stock car events, such as those hosted by NASCAR and the ARCA circuit, also include off-track events as a means of providing the public with an opportunity to participate. Stock car racing can be a highly entertaining spectator sport as well as a competitive car event, with the drivers competing against each other for the championship and prize money.
In the beginning, stock car racing was a highly commercial form of auto racing because it was a relatively inexpensive way of promoting the sales of the cars involved in the races. The races also offered a cheap way for people to show support for a particular racing team, and they were an excellent opportunity to see a number of different drivers compete for the title. Today, the number of participants is relatively small, but the excitement remains as the cars race around a track in a bid to finish in the top half of the field.
The history of stock cars began at the turn of the century, when the Ford Motor Company created a special class of race cars that bore their own brand name and logo and were designed to showcase their vehicles. Eventually the names became known as the Ford Blue Book series, and the Ford Blue Book series still exists today, even though it no longer features the Ford name. These types of cars were later named after the company, but the Ford Motor Company still retains the right to use this name on any cars sold today. As more cars began to be produced, they soon developed the name “stock” which refers to the amount of factory modifications that were done to the cars, such as new bumpers, bodywork or upgrades to the engines.
Stock cars were a popular option for those who wanted to purchase vehicles with unique or unusual designs and styles, but had little or no funds to spend on custom design. The cars could also have a number of factory modifications such as spoilers, bodywork and exhausts, and in some cases, entire re-built racecars were purchased to create a one-off car that would be the centerpiece of the buyer's dream car collection. With this popularity came a variety of racers that sought to obtain these cars, many of whom were able to purchase them at local races and then have them customized to fit their needs.
Over time, the popularity of stock cars took on a life of its own as more people began to view them as an opportunity to make some money, either through the purchase of a new vehicle or through participating in car racing events as a means of participating in a car race. They soon became a popular choice for both hobbyists and serious drivers, and their popularity continues to grow. In addition to being a popular way of creating some extra cash, car enthusiasts began to place bets as to who would win a certain race or who would place a certain number of laps around a certain track at a certain time. The bettors often did not care what the car actually looked like, but rather, they were betting on the driver, the car and their ability to perform to the best of their abilities. They could then make a profit when the winner emerged and claimed their winnings.