In his quest for one matching number example of each color Boss 9, Les Baer has already accumulated 10 picture-perfect examples. LES BAER: AN AFFAIR WITH THE BOSS (9)! Before getting into Al Rogers’ excellent story (and photos) about Les Baer and his passion for Boss 429 Mustangs, LES BAER: AN AFFAIR WITH THE BOSS (9)!, here’s some background history on the engine, car, and why Ford built its unique Mustang Supercar. Ford never had a true business case for building a Boss 429 Mustang and t...Read More
RARE FIND: ’69 S-CODE BOSS 429 MUSTANG!
Al Rogers documents the locating and restoration of an early production Boss 429 Mustang with its born-with S-Code, NASCAR style 429 engine. It’s a legendary kind of story for a legendary kind of Mustang. Amazingly, in 2012, an original, well-preserved ‘69 Boss 429 Mustang is rescued from a garage in Montana, where it had been stowed away for 37 years. According to documented records, this rare musclecar last appeared in public in 1979. In 2015, nearly three years later, the concours-restored t...Read More
1969-’70 MUSTANG: THE BOSS (429) IS BACK!
A continuation and modernized Boss 429 showcases the Boss 302 and Mach 1 Mustang portfolio of Ford licensed turnkey Ponycars. Licensed by Ford Motor Company, Classic Recreations will be building the first-ever turnkey versions of some of the Blue Oval’s legendary vehicles. The program will kickoff with the 1969-‘70 BOSS 302, BOSS 429 and Mach 1 Mustangs. Each vehicle will be built to customer specifications using the latest chassis and drivetrain technology paired with new Ford-licensed reprodu...Read More
FORD: TOTAL PERFORMANCE, ROAD & TRACK!
CarGuyChronicles Editor and Ford GT owner, Martyn Schorr chronicles Ford’s rich performance heritage from the 1920s through the golden age of musclecars. And, takes you inside Ford’s Skunk Works. FORD TOTAL PERFORMANCE is 208 slick pages of Ford race and street car history from 1920s Fours, 1930s-1940s Flatheads, 1950s Y-Blocks and 1960s to 1971 big-blocks. It showcases Boss 302-351-429 Mustangs, Shelby GT Mustangs, Shelby & AC Cobras, Pantera, Torinos, Sunbeam Tiger & Lola-Ford GT ...Read More
THE 100 MOTORCARS OF RADNOR HUNT: CONCOURS!
One of the highest-quality and most eclectic shows in the country celebrates its 18th year. Mike & Maureen Matune bring us highlights. This year’s Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance, benefitting the Thorncroft Equestrian Center, featured a field of select Concours grade automobiles along with motorcycles and featured groups. Best in Show honors went to Margie & Bill Cassini’s ’33 Chrysler CL Imperial five-passenger Phaeton, top. Originally purchased by LeBaron designer Ralph Roberts f...Read More
HOT RODS & MUSCLECARS: ON THE STREETS!
Mike Matune checks out historic Clifton, VA, when it’s transformed for one day into an incredible car show. Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer. The kids here go back to school the Tuesday after and hot, lazy days become a distant memory, for at least another year. It also marks the day the Clifton Lions Club and the Custom Cruisers of Northern Virginia present their “On The Streets” car show in historic downtown Clifton. If the red building to the left, top, looks familiar, i...Read More
BOSS 429 GPT-SPECIAL TORINO: POTEET POWER!
Bonneville racer George Poteet nails Street Machine of the Year honors. Under brilliant sunshine and in front of record crowds, Tennessee’s George Poteet collected the Goodguys 2013 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year award for his vintage NASCAR-inspired ’69 Ford Torino at the Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals in Columbus, OH. Poteet’s Torino captures the essence of hot rodding’s current trend of blending retro styling cues from bygone eras with modern technology and masterful bui...Read More