The ranks of True Street are swollen with late-model Fox-chassis Mustangs, partly due to the class's origination in the Mustang ranks. Thus, it's really hard to get noticed in a Mustang because there are so many of them around. Fortunately for Mike Biggs, his '88 LX stands out from the crowd, not so much for earth-stopping performance, but for its attention to detail, clean looks, and flawless execution. Yes, Mike takes pride in his work, and this LX is his calling card for a burgeoning performance shop he runs back in Indiana. Looking beyond the fairly common, yet competent nitrous'd fuel-injected 351, the LX employs a bulletproof Liberty face-tooth-gear-shifted Tremec, which allows lightning-fast, effortless, clutchless shifts. Mike, the perennial stickman, swears by the United Manual Transmission Racers (UMTR) association, a loose confederation of racers who run a race series in Ohio strictly for stick cars. Amazing launches, wild wheelstands, and gear-jamming excitement are the main draw, and we confess to having no prior knowledge of the Ohio-based group. If the mayhem continues, we may have to check it out.
1988 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 Mike Biggs Occupation: Auto shop owner Hometown: Fortville, IN Best Prior e.t.: 11.04/128 True Street e.t. Average: 11.120