Took a day off working on bikes yesterday and went to a historic race car meeting instead. The sound of this 650+ hp 351W Mustang screaming to 8000rpm made my day. Named Mustang Sally, it won 6 Historic touring car championships in Australia in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The red Mustang below with the transporter in the background is a replica of the car Alan Moffat drive in Australia. The original car was one of 7 Trans-am ‘69 Boss 302 Mustangs built at Kar Kraft and gifted to Moffat by Ford USA with the sole aim of winning the Australian Touring Car Championship. It never won a championship but won all 3 races on its race debut and 101 wins from 151 starts.
Kar Kraft sliced 2 inches out of the front of the car to improve the aerodynamics which gave the car its shark like hunkered down look. Moffat’s competitors never caught on until years later.
The original car is in a private collection in Queensland and is shown in the last 2 photos.