A member of Ford Motor Company's Special Vehicle Operations family his other claim to fame was that he was one of the lead fabricators on the team that built LBJ's presidential Lincoln , Hinchcliff was privy to much of the technology and developmental pieces that Ford and Kar-Kraft Inc. According to Bittle, this Mustang was an important breakout car in Hinchcliff's storied career. When that project didn't pan out, the car was sold to Craig Conley and Chris Liebenberg, and I bought it from them. Up to , Ford had the upper hand in Trans-Am racing with its
It wasn't long ago that Gen-II Firebirds got the boo-hiss treatment from car freaks. But they're starting to get the respect they deserve from collectors and hot-rodders alike. Despite their 3,pound heft, these things can be made to handle, stop, and charge with the best of them. And even though federally mandated smash-em-up bumpers forced some bulky front end styling, we really get excited when we see these things in the boneyard now.
Historic Trans-Am 1968 Ford Mustang Gets New Life As Vintage Racer
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Back in the day, those who had a soft spot for American muscle yet also yearned for European road racing had their prayers answered with Trans-Am racing. This series was created by the Sports Car Club of America in Initially there were two classes of racing — over and under 2. The new-for Brainerd International Raceway in northern Minnesota was the perfect venue for this fledgling class of racing.