In 1947, NASCAR was first formed into a private corporation. Visionary Bill France saw the potential of a unified, organized racing series and he took a bold, decisive step by announcing the formation of the National Championship Stock Car Circuit (NCSCC). This new touring series for stock car jockeys was complete with a standard set of rules, points standings and prize money. By the end of the 1947 season, attendance at most of the NCSCC races exceeded capacity and France knew it was time for stock car racing to expand beyond its Southern roots. He held a big NCSCC convention in Daytona Beach, appointing technical and competition committees within all factions -- drivers, mechanics, and owners. Louis Jerome Vogt, ace-mechanic of the era, coined the name for the new organization: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. You can learn about these events and more in the following article, from season highlights to the year's champion, all packed with plenty of photos.