Here is a nice 3/4 angle shot of the ‘Taxi’ showing some good details of the vehicle.
One of the discussions that I have read about over the past is the actual name of the car.
There were three iterations of the name:
- “Tijuana Taxi”
- “Juana Taxi”
I don’t know the reasoning for the name changes. Some of have stated it was pressure from NHRA to change it from ‘Tijuana’ to ‘Juana’ or just plain ‘Taxi’.
I doubt it. The reasons for the changes are lost in time.
Check this article.
Couple of things. The team lasted from late 1970 through 1978. The mention of the driving is nice but by looking at the other entries on this site a person could tell that there was quite a bit of engineering skill involved as well.
Wheelies are a waste of time. Physics people. Go out…not up 😉
This is fun. One of the first videos that i have encountered of the Maverick’s running down the track. Got a few of the Pinto’s that I’ll post at some point.
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A great shot of the red Boss 429 powered Ford Maverick.
A 3/4 angle shot showing some nice detailing.
This is from ’75.
The bits inside include a biography of the two principals, discussion of the vehicles and a few photos.
Here’s another nice from the Web. This is the 2nd Pro Stock vehicle. The first was a blue Maverick. That’s my Dad in the blue shirt on the right.
I told my Dad that this is a pretty sharp looking BOSS 429 powered MAVERICK!!
I’ve got a huge poster from this advertising campaign.