Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Would You Buy a Used Car from This Man?

"Pride of the Carolinas" Don Kernodle
One half of the NWA World Tag Team Champions in 1982-1983 

In 1981, Don Kernodle was selling used cars in addition to a full schedule working for Jim Crockett Promotions. One of the cars he listed in this ad in the Burlington (NC) Times-News was a 1973 Cadillac coupe owned by Blackjack Mulligan!

The first vehicle in the ad reads: "CADILLAC COUPE, 1973. Excellent condition. Owned by Blackjack Mulligan. $1695."

1981 Newspaper Ad - Burlington Times-News

Don was still about a year away from his big push that began as a tag team with Jim Nelson as Sgt. Slaughter's Marine privates, and then as Sarge's partner in a huge box office program with Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood over the NWA world tag team championships.

Thanks as always to Mark Eastridge for the great vintage newspaper clippings from his vast collection.