In the exclusive world of motorsports competition, the name Justice Brothers is famous.
    Having been major sponsors of vehicles involved in almost every kind of racing venue, from
    mid-west dirt tracks to the Indianapolis 500, the company has developed a reputation for
    being true supporters and racing enthusiasts for over six decades. The colorful Justice
    Brothers logo has adorned some of the most famous race cars to ever hit the track.

    Long before they founded their automotive chemicals company, the three Justice brothers
    were budding gear heads and racing enthusiasts. Having been raised in Paola, Kansas
    during the depression years, the boys learned how to fix almost anything mechanical in
    order to earn a few dollars. This led to repairing bicycles and cars, which further honed their
    mechanical skills. They even sent away to Clymer Publications for mail order plans on how
    to build a midget racer at home. It wasn’t long before they were terrorizing the local tracks
    (and streets) with their latest creation. Ed, Lawrence and Gus Justice were on their way to
    lifelong careers in the automotive industry.


    Prior to WWII, the brothers moved to the west coast and were hired by the famous Kurtis
    Kraft Shop in Los Angeles to build midget racecars. In fact, the first Kurtis racecar ever built
    is in the museum. In the evenings they continued their side business repairing all types of
    vehicles. When the repair business became more profitable than working at Kurtis, they
    went at it full time, as well as starting to build their own racecars. For a time this new
    business served them well, but they realized that it would never make them rich. Being
    astute businessmen, the brothers foresaw a looming decline in the popularity of midget
    racing and they looked for other opportunities in the automotive field.


    They soon took advantage of an opportunity selling car care products in Florida. Trusting
    their luck and experience, they made the move and being natural salesmen, they quickly
    became the area’s sales leaders for this major automotive lubricant company.  With racing
    in their blood, they convinced the company to sponsor the Kurtis Kraft team in the 1950
    Indianapolis 500, and the resulting win increased their business dramatically. Seeing this,
    they decided to start their own car care products business, and founded the Justice
    Brothers, which remains a family owned and managed international business today. And still
    currently sponsors many race teams across the nation as well.


    As a result of their success, the Justice Brothers Museum of Early American Racing was
    founded in 1985 in Duarte, CA. by Ed Justice, Sr. Situated along the famous “Mother Road”,
    Route 66, the museum is housed in three buildings and includes an impressive array of
    beautifully restored early race cars, street rods, classics and historic automobilia. A
    museum visitor is immediately surrounded by midgets, sprint cars, Indy cars, a collection of
    vintage gas pumps, racing engines, movie cars, original event posters and more, and it’s all
    free. There is NO admission charge, and the museum is open weekdays from 9AM to 5PM
    Mon./Fri. This is a display of American racing history second to none. So if you find yourself
    cruising historic Route 66, or just want a great day outing, stop in at the museum and
    experience this awesome collection for yourself.
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