I swung out to the Suburban Collection to take a look at this car that the Roush folks have restored.
Guide to restoring a classic car: Many big-name races racers like Bob Glidden and Jack Roush made their mark running Mustangs in these classes, and the cars and stars are no less exciting today. The recent influx of factory drag cars has added to the existing brand rivalries and there is huge factory support to push these cars deep into the 8s. Today’s Cobra Jet Mustangs regularly see tough competition from the Chevrolet COPO Camaros, Dodge Drag Pak Challengers and the slew of original muscle cars that continue to compete.
I really don’t know much about this car. Story from Dad is that there was a hole in rules that would allow this car to run and win class in Super Stock/HA which they did at Indy in ’72.
Beyond that entry I’m not sure how much they ran this car.
The caption of the photo reads:
Although best known for their Ford Pro Stockers, the team of Wayne Gapp and Jack Roush actually drove a Cobra Jet-powered ’69 Ford Mustang in the early 1970’s in the Super Stock/H Automatic category.
Here’s another pic of the car that I found in my Dad’s files:
3-24-2010: The original headline was “68 Mustang”. Tom Tate pointed out to me that this is a 1969 Mustang Convertible. Doh! My bad…
A little bit of back story on this car. My Dad tells me that the Jack spotted a hole in the Super Stock rules that enabled this car to win class at Indy with WG driving. The idea, of course, to get a bit of attention for this new business called ‘Gapp & Roush Performance’. Perhaps you’ve heard of it?
Be nice to have this car today.