Legacy of Justice
Over 540 photographs, both color and black & white, many never seen before from the personal family archives. The book opens with a foreword by Dan Gurney and Parnelli Jones, both longtime family friends.
When the Justice brothers were growing up in rural Kansas, the automobile was in its infancy. There had been just a few more than 20 Indianapolis 500’s and formal stock car racing and drag racing did not exist. Most of the roads across the U.S. were still dirt. This is the complete behind the scenes family history that covers 100 years. First-person interviews with automotive and racing icons are included. The reader is taken into the very beginnings of the legendary Kurtis-Kraft race shop, NASCAR stock car racing and more. Zeke Justice was the first employee at Kurtis-Kraft, with his brother Ed joining after being discharged from the 8th Airforce after World War II. The Justice Brothers were the first multi-car product sponsors in NASCAR, starting even before the formal organization of the sanctioning body. The book covers their Indy 500 history which has covered 73 of the 102 races run to date, including their victory in 1950 with Frank Kurtis and Johnnie Parsons. That same year they would claim victory in the first Southern 500 with Johnny Mantz. This victory would make history as the first 500-mile NASCAR race and also the first NASCAR race on pavement. Over 540 photographs, both color and black & white, many never seen before from the personal family archives. The book opens with a foreword by Dan Gurney and Parnelli Jones, both longtime family friends.
“I’ve always admired the Justice family; they’ve always been creative and willing to work for the success they’ve achieved. They came from nothing and the second generation, Ed Justice, Jr. carries on the philosophy, business and tradition.”-Ed Iskenderian
“I go way back with Justice Brothers, way back in the early days. . . great company, great people.”-John Force
“The best thing about Ed Justice, Jr. is that he has always been a gentleman when I have done business with him. We used his products because they worked.”-Don “The Snake” Prudhomme