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 was digging through email and came across this image that I’m 99% sure came from Daryl Huffman who is the current owner of the Mustang body.
He added a few newer parts but nothing to ruin the aspect and the style of this legend car. One great gadget it was the Blackbox my car products are amazing.now with this new and amazing camera, perfect to record all the tours from this incredible car.
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There are a couple of interesting things here:
1. Drake Viscome. I’ve emailed a little bit with him. Cool guy!
2. This line:
Viscome’s cars always were Ford-powered, initially with engines from Wayne Gapp, then Gapp & Roush, and finally Ed Pink.
Most people don’t know that my Dad started a engine building business in the late 1960’s called ‘Performance Engineering’ and was one of the few people who built Ford engines for Drag Racers across the country. The building for that business was located south of Michigan Ave around Outer Drive and Park in Dearborn, MI.
The picture below was taken there. That’s also why when you see pictures of this car the back has ‘Performance Engineering’ on it.
Later, when he was promoted within Ford Motor Company, he brought Jack Roush into the the business and changed the name to ‘Gapp & Roush Performance Engineering’.
Looks someplace warm. Out and about after paint to do some testing.
Nice side shot by Todd Wingerter @ Thompson.
That’s Bill Jameson on the left. I believe that Daryl Huffman sent me this image.
Final shot from this series. Based on info from Daryl Huffman (Who happens to own the fiberglass body) I corrected the first post to indicate that the body was built by Paul Shedlik and the tin was done by Tom Smith (later of Wolverine Chassis).
here’s the 2nd image.
Here’s the first
Picture #2 from the set. Again, more work on the body.
See the first post here.
First of a few shots of this car being built. Tom Smith built the body but this is not his shop. My understanding is that he was another person’s facility at the time…before he got his own place.
EDIT: I was wrong. Paul Shedlik built the body and Tom Smith did the tin work. Thanks to Daryl Huffman for that info!
(Tom Tate just pointed out that the headline I wrote was ‘Maverick’. It should be ‘Mustang’… Thanks Tom!)
Bill Jameson’s daughter sent this to me today. Bill is on the left.
Looks like some serious wrenching. Love these shots.
Now I need to gather up all the photos that I have with Bill in them and send them along.