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Judy Stropus is the Owner of JVS Enterprises Public Relations in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Author and scriptwriter Brock Yates once described Judy as a “racing personality” since her career in motorsports has covered a gamut of disciplines. She is a driver, racer, author, professional timer/scorer, and award winning public relations expert. She’s worked with top teams including Penske Racing, Brumos Racing, Bud Moore Racing, and Al Holbert’s Porsche IndyCar Team just to name a few. She has served as a judge at the finest concours events, competed in vintage races, rallies, and received numerous awards including the RRDC Bob Akin award. Judy competed in the notorious Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash in 1972 with actress Adrienne Barbeau playing her character loosely based on Judy in the movie, “Cannonball Run”. Judy was one of the original “Outlaws” from the Cannonball Run.
“You know what? You’ll get over it.” – Mark Donohue
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
Dealing with some of the men racers who made things difficult for Judy when she decided to race cars.
AH HA MOMENT
While working for Karl Ludvigsen Judy learned a lot about the world of PR. Then getting to work for Roger Penske.
FIRST SPECIAL CAR
A 1950 Jaguar 120
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
When warming up an old car, don’t let it sit idling, drive it!
Penske’s Maestro by Gordon Kirby, Karl Kainhofer, and Joseph Freeman
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
Be honest, kind, respectful, and enjoy people.
WHERE TO FIND JUDY
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