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« on: June 28, 2011, 02:05:04 PM »

Anybody have some old press kits from the '72 and earlier era that they would care to share? Vic Laskorski sent me these two images he saved off ebay of a 1970 Craig Fisher/Todco Racing press kit. He unfortunately didn't win the auction so these are as good as are available so far. If somebody has this press kit (or others), I know we all would appreciate seeing larger images posted.
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 10:28:26 PM »

Here are a couple of samples from Frank Dihartce of two Camaro press kits in his collection. He's going to try and make some complete copies for us. Thank you, Frank!
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 02:26:35 AM »

Here are a few photos of a Bruce Behrens Racing Team press kit, courtesy of Frank Dihartce. Thank you, Frank!











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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011, 03:21:29 PM »

More info from Frank Dihartce on Bruce Behrens...

"Chevrolet high performance iron salesman Bob Dance of Indian River Chevrolet in Cocoa, Fl. told me he sold Bruce Behrens a 1969 Z/28 JL-8 radio delete car that was turned into a Trans Am racer. Dance also told me he had many 1967-1969 Z/28 radio delete and a few JL-8 cars on his lot, and a bunch of COPO Camaros... He also said the workers at Cape Canaveral and Martin were good customers. Bob Tucker was a rocket electrical engineer at Martin in the 1950's thru mid 1960's, and drag racing was his hobby that he turned into a full time business.
 
The Bruce Behrens team also hired the services of the fabulous painter Fred Griffith, who painted many famous cars - including Corvette's for Bo Laws, Bob Jorjorian (his 1963 split window was the next car to be painted after my Camaro ZL-1, and he still has the silver Vette), and Rodger Judski's Corvette Center (who owns the yellow ZL-1 Corvette)."
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012, 05:12:08 PM »

1970 Todco Racing press kit, courtesy of Craig Wheeldon. Thank you, Craig!

















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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2012, 01:12:36 AM »

1970 "Chaparral Camaro" press kit, courtesy of Craig Wheeldon. Thank you again, Craig!


























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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 07:19:11 PM »

Hello,

See link for access to a thread containing a sample of images from the '70 Penske Racing Donohue/Revson effort, whereas nearabouts the same thread the '70 homologation papers may too be viewed.  There is another website, AAR 'Cuda related, that contains a great many more photo images from this press kit - I'll try to follow up and confirm where they in turn may be found or accessed.  Looking across the thread on amccars.net, I spied a RWR/ARE '71 press kit as well as many very neat poster images and memorabilia akin to what has featured here - not a bad experience to follow up on.  

http://amccars.net/cgi/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1257818535

Thanks...

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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2012, 10:37:18 AM »

AAR Cuda Press Kit, courtesy of Craig Wheeldon.




































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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012, 03:46:10 PM »

More info from Frank Dihartce on Bruce Behrens...


 
The Bruce Behrens team also hired the services of the fabulous painter Fred Griffith, who painted many famous cars - including Corvette's for Bo Laws, Bob Jorjorian (his 1963 split window was the next car to be painted after my Camaro ZL-1, and he still has the silver Vette), and Rodger Judski's Corvette Center (who owns the yellow ZL-1 Corvette)."

Jon, not sure why I didn't notice this before, but the yellow ZL-1 Corette was once owned by the owner of ZIP Corvette Products from Virginia. IS that Rodger Judski? I saw the car at a Carlisle event way long time ago. The blue ZL-1 roadster is in the Simeone museum in Philly.
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2012, 10:47:52 AM »

No, that was Wayne Walker (from Zip Products) that owned it before Roger did. Roger is down in Florida.
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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2012, 04:12:14 PM »

10-4, that name sounds familiar.
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2012, 11:34:48 AM »

Not a "press kit" but a profile on Fred Marik and his company Professionals In Motion. Fred was the
man Roger Penske hired to promote his racing efforts and his sponsors. People weren't really doing
promotion for their sponsors back then (not like today) and Roger was ahead of the curve with this.








Fred can be seen in the yellow shirt standing at the right in the photo at the link below.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ockhams_razor7/1394042123/in/set-72157602224091136/
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2012, 04:38:23 PM »

1968 Kaplan Javelin Racing Team
1969 Kaplan Javelin Racing Team
1970 Javelin Penske Racing
1970 Kaplan Fyr Fyter Javelin
1971 Javelin Penske Racing
1971 Javelin Roy Woods Racing
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2014, 03:43:34 PM »

Robert Lodewyk (sixteengrandsedan#56) pointed out this '71 Sunoco Javelin press kit currently for sale on ebay, in case anyone is interested.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-Sunoco-Javelin-AMX-Penske-Mark-Donohue-Trans-Am-Press-Kit-Brochure-wu2552-/351107606332?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51bfa4e73c#ht_12859wt_1067
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