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Wayne Gapp and the Stars of the East Coast funny car circuit

Check out this article

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.

Boss429Mustang

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’.

Wayne Gapp and Bill Jameson – Boss 429 Maverick (and by Maverick I mean Mustang)

(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.

Bill Wayne Boss429 engine