1985 Ford Racing Ad
In 1985, Ford Motor Co. ran this two page ad in numerous race publications and programs promoting Ford drivers in various series.
JD Stacy had nothing on The Southland Corporation of Dallas, Texas when it came to sponsoring cars (and trucks) during the 80s.
Of the 19 drivers in this Ford ad, 9 were being sponsored out of my Dallas office by 7-Eleven, CITGO and Chief Auto Parts. Those 9 drivers I sponsored in this ad were Kyle Petty, Manny Esquerra, Tom Gloy, Bruce Jenner, Billy Meyer, Bobby Rahal, Bob Glidden, Klaus Ludwig and Jeff Huber.
Not pictured in the Ford ad were 4 other Ford drivers we sponsored in 1985 - Lyn St. James, Doc Bundy, Darin Brassfield and Derrike Cope.