Victory Junction Gang Camp Unveiled their New Bus
November 25, 2003

This, of course, is not their new bus, but they liked the way I designed their logo to extend around the nose of our G-99. This car raced with Kyle Petty, Paul Newman, and Gunnar at Watkins Glen this year.

Mary Barr at Victory Junction saw our race car and asked me if there was a possibility that I would design the artwork for their new Thomas Built Bus. I was honored that they would ask and looked forward to helping out the camp in any way I could. So, I contacted Carlos Galarza, the artist that helps with the artwork on our t-shirts and he was game to give me a hand by drawing out my designs. The artwork was accepted by the people at Victory Junction. The Petty Enterprises' graphic installers, Motorsports Designs, took over all the printing and application. The bus was unveiled at the camp in North Carolina yesterday, November 24th. I was invited and had the chance to meet Gunnar there (he drove in from Atlanta). On the left is a picture of Gunnar, Kyle and I with the totally awesome short bus!

I used the existing Victory Junction logo and added the trees, which is what I figure the rope swing would hang from. I got the idea from website where there is a photo of the Petty Family home with big trees in front. I thought if a tire would swing anywhere, it would be swinging from the Petty trees.

The person that makes a lot of this happen at Victory Junction is Mary Barr. Mary and the rest of the staff are awesome! The Petty's are so lucky to have such a great group of people working for the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

The picture on the left is Mary and Pat and the grin on their faces is constant at Victory Junction Camp. The other picture is Mary and Heather. Heather worked for Boggy Creek, another Hole in the Wall Camp founded by Paul Newman, for seven years before she joined the Victory Junction Gang Camp. We got to take the first ride on the new bus to Sir Pizza in Randleman. Randleman is also the new location for the Petty Museum. Oh yea...the pizza was great!

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