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  • tekt
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    I currently have a Fox body mustang, but have been thinking a V8 2 door lark or Daytona might be more fun, so who knows? I originally found out Salvino's connection to STP by talking Studebaker with him several years ago. He grew up around the racing scene and seems to knows everyone. I've heard him talk about the Granatelli's, and wait a minute........ I bet he could call them and see where the R4 Daytona is, hmmm.... maybe you should forget this post. I'll get back to you later.

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  • barnlark
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    Originally posted by tekt
    I've lurked on this board for years, have attended LaPalma for years, and have never posted because, well, I don't own a Studebaker.
    Welcome, Bill. If you've lurked here for years, you know that owning one can cause even more problems in your life than you may already have! So, you're smart, live in a great climate near my beloved Altadena and finally realized that you don't have to own a Stude to have little Studebaker connection gems like your first post. [8D] Thanks. Don't be a stranger.

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  • fastfritz
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    I just think the teams signed up with STP just so they could wear the cool STP pit uniforms!!


    Or they just wanted the decals because there appears to be 1001 uses for them. Such as sun screen and UV protection for your eyes!
    Or a place to keep your pens too!


    Frank Remlinger
    SDC# A004602R

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  • fastfritz
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    quote:Originally posted by Chris_Dresbach

    Just some random thoughts, but I have several #43 Petty STP cars on my train layout that were made by Hot Wheels.
    I think Richard Petty was the King of Merchandising as well. You would have to see ALL of the toys/pens/jackets/photos/hats/models/boxes of cereal/firearms/etc. emblazoned with the various sponsors logos and the #43. Literally THOUSANDS of items endorsed by Petty. They are on display and the collection and assortment is mind boggling.

    Frank Remlinger
    SDC# A004602R

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  • tekt
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    quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

    Need the forum's help.....

    Anybody have any quality info on the connection between Richard Petty and STP?
    Sources, etc. are needed, as this will be published...(magazine articles, etc)
    (I'll let y'all know the when and where.. I'm not writing it, but have been asked to provide some info)
    Thanks ahead of time.
    Jeff[8D]




    http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock
    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)
    I've lurked on this board for years, have attended LaPalma for years, and have never posted because, well, I don't own a Studebaker.

    But I do know the son (Rick Salvino) of the guy (Ralph Salvino) who ran STP racing, and signed Petty to race for Studebaker.

    The bad news is I don't have his contact info.

    The good news is I can tell you how to reach him. He is on a slot car bbs slotblog.net under the wing car section, or you can try Buena Park Raceway 714.827-9979 as he is a regular there and will be there this weekend. Tell him the guy who knows what STP really stands for sent ya.

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  • dmayne51
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    for STP info check out Arther Willey Cleveland , Ohio he owned the chemical formula, Andy Granatelli was closely conected to marketing STP.

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  • Chris_Dresbach
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    Just some random thoughts, but I have several #43 Petty STP cars on my train layout that were made by Hot Wheels.

    Chris Dresbach

    1940 Champion two door.
    Parts of the 1952 Model N

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  • fastfritz
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    Here are some pics from our trip to the Petty Museum in Randleman,NC. I liked the old museum in Level Cross a lot better!

    Here is another view of that Charger:


    Richard's Grand Prix:


    Here is a Monte Carlo in front of the Charger:


    Here is the most visually striking of his cars-1970 Superbird without the STP badging:


    Some of the hardware The King brought home with his STP sponsorship:


    Frank Remlinger
    SDC# A004602R

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  • okc63avanti
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    I always thought that his #43 STP sponsered Dodge Charger was the best looking NASCAR car of all time ...



    John


    63R-2386 under restoration & modification

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  • rockinhawk
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    I remember him crossing the finish line in the STP Dodge several times. NT


    Neil Thornton
    Hazlehurst, GA
    '57 Silver Hawk
    '56 Sky Hawk
    '51 2R16 dump truck
    Many others.

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  • StudeRich
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    Jeff, email sent.
    Rich.

    StudeRich

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  • Invalid User Name
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    Wikipedia has some information on dates and links.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petty_Enterprises



    Doug
    Venice, Florida
    1950 Champion
    9G F1

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  • Orestudeguy
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    Jeff,

    Don't have any info for you.. But I wanted to say it's nice to see you posting here.. And I hope that you continue..
    I miss your humor!!

    George
    Grants Pass, Oregon
    64 Station Wagon with fixed roof (Canadian Car)

    64 Wagonaire sliding roof South Bend car.

    63 GT Hawk

    51 Champion Starlight Coupe

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  • nibbs53
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    quote:Originally posted by nibbs53


    http://www.stp.com/racing.php

    stp @ bottom of page.

    http://www.allpar.com/racing/petty-plymouth-racing.html
    Read trive @ bottom of page.

    http://encyclopedia.stateuniversity....ard-Petty.html

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  • nibbs53
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    http://www.stp.com/racing.php

    stp @ bottom of page.

    http://www.allpar.com/racing/petty-plymouth-racing.html

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