Before Johnson ever burned rubber at Daytona, he kicked up dirt in half-empty football stadiums, racing in the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Series. "The bulk of my collection are vehicles with some special meaning behind them," he says. "This is from my first professional race, when I was 15 years old."
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