John began construction of the Mustang in 2014 doing the bulk of the work in his modest shop, farming out just the paint, engine build, and extensive rollcage. The end result is as good as it is because John is no stranger to wrenching on vintage roadrace Mustangs, having competed in the historic Trans Am circuit from 1995 to 2008 in two different 1969 Mustang Boss 302s. For a few years prior to that, he raced an early Shelby GT350 in various big-bore grids around the West Coast, as well. Back then John was his own pit crew and mechanic and honed the skills that eventually led to building the car you see here.
After six years away, John felt the urge to race again, and this car is the result. Though his current Mustang doesn’t have vintage history, John built it to legally run in some of the vintage groups that don’t require provenance. He methodically followed the Trans Am formula for success established 50-plus years ago—a formula which, considering its appeal today, seems like it was way ahead of its time.
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