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« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2014, 12:19:38 AM »

Al, I'm pretty sure it was Roy who had the deep pockets but I don't know where the money came from. I'm pretty sure he was not just a front for somebody else's money.
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« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2014, 01:03:31 AM »

Was RWR sponsored by Carling at some point? Seem to recall the cars having the Carling Black Label logo, but that may have been later in the 70's....
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« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2014, 12:12:53 AM »

Here's a nice article from Competition Press & Autoweek that gives some good insight into Roy Woods and his team.
Many thanks to Craig Wheeldon for sharing this with us. Yes, Carling did sponsor Roy's cars starting in 1973.






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« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2014, 12:36:14 AM »

1973 Carling Black Label news release, courtesy of Craig Wheeldon.
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« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2014, 09:26:10 AM »

Jon,
 Do you know where in Gardena the Kastner-Brophy Inc.  Co. was located?
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« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2014, 10:32:57 AM »

429 East Alondra Blvd. is the address I have seen mentioned.
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« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2014, 10:51:51 AM »

Just came by these pictures of the RWR Javelin during one of it's restorations.
Original post here, http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/?showtopic=67624

Here are some pics of that Javelin. It's a 1971 Javelin, built by Roger Penske Racing and driven to the 1971 Championship by Mark Donohue. It was then sold to Roy Woods Racing and driven to the 72 Championship by George Follmer. We restored this car 2x. After the 1st, the owner had parked it outdoors under a sheet of plastic and with tarps over that. Even though it was in sunny southern California, moisture trapped under the plastic destroyed the lacquer paint inside and out. We also did a more extensive restoration the 2nd time. Including repairing some crash damage inflicted in the TransAm wars in the Penske days. It had been nicely repaired, but there was 2" thick bondo in the front inner panels ahead of the wheel wells. And this 2nd time we took the car down to the bare and rebuilt it completely.




From the post information this information is from Richard Parcells.
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« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2014, 05:57:42 PM »

Thanks Jon, Gardena was a hot bed of Hi Performance and racing activity back in the day. My hometown, and where the Jones brothers started  racing Jalopies in the 50's.
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« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2014, 07:11:50 PM »

Jon, thank you for the Carling sponsorship info, glad I wasn't imagining that....
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« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2014, 11:34:18 PM »

You're welcome, Tim.
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