Wal­ter Wolf

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Wal­ter Wolf is a Cana­dian oil-drilling equip­ment sup­plier who made a for­tune from the North Sea oil busi­ness in the early 1970s and de­cided to join the world of For­mula One. In Canada, Wolf be­came a renowned busi­ness­man. At first his funds helped prop up Frank Wil­liams’ fledg­ling F1 team be­fore Wil­liams left in 1977 to form Wil­liams Grand Prix En­gi­neer­ing (later the Wil­liams F1) team. Wolf’s team con­tin­ued as Wal­ter Wolf Rac­ing and be­fore be­ing wound up in 1979 they man­aged to win three F1 Grands Prix. Wal­ter Wolf was in­ducted into the Cana­dian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 1998. His mo­tor­sports

spon­sor­ship was global in­clud­ing to­bacco spon­sor­ship for his brand Wal­ter Wolf cig­a­rettes. He spon­sored mo­tor­cy­cle teams in Canada and the fac­tory Suzuki team, which used RG500S, thus the link to the of­fi­cial Fac­tory Suzuki team in Ja­pan and leg­endary Ja­panese rider Masaru Mizu­tani (pic­tured).

Sexy All-ja­pan RG.

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