'69 Mustang Boss 302 Mark Plaggemars Holland, MI
Mark Plaggemars' childhood dream was to have a collection of Mustangs from '65-70 representing all body styles-and he actually achieved it. The crown jewel, however, is his legit Boss 302. He nearly swapped it once for a Boss 302 Trans Am, but the owner of the racer suggested he keep working on the Boss and build his vision. That vision was sketched out on paper over 25 years ago, and it's nearly come to fruition as the Boss is close to finished. Of course some parts choices have evolved as technology improved, but it still resulted in creating a Mustang that makes Mark feel like he achieved a childhood dream.
|By The Numbers
||Roush 427R crate engine, Roush heads, Edelbrock Victor Jr intake, Holley 770, MSD ignition and distributor
||Tremec TKO-600 five-speed, Lakewood scattershield
||modified Global West upper control arms, Total Control Products lower control arms, 1 1/4-inch sway bar, and Koni double-adjustable coilovers up front; three-link and watts link with Koni double-adjustable coilovers in the rear.
||Baer 13-inch four-piston up front, 12-inch single-piston Baer in the rear
||narrowed nodular 9-inch with a Detroit Locker, 31-spline axles, and 3.50 gears
||17x9 Ford Racing Bullitt wheels and Custom Mustang Tuning 17x12
||245/40R17 and 295/40R17 BFGoodrich G-Force KD
||With an open road race-style 'cage designed around the Silver State Classic Challenge's rule book, it'll be getting driven like a Boss 302 should be: hard.
'68 Camaro • David Bryant • West Chester, OH
Working and saving every dime possible throughout his high school years allowed David Bryant to purchase the car he always wanted not too long after graduation. The Camaro was in good shape and easily made the drive home, but there were lots of little things David wanted to tackle. Of course the winters in Ohio tend to be long and boring, so all those upgrades were planned for the cold and snowy months so the Camaro would be ready to go again in the spring. The plan has been to keep a late '60s, early '70s vibe to the car, which is why you'll find 14-inch wheels under it rather than big modern hoops. It's been 12 years so far, and David says the to-do list is still just as long as the completed list, but that's fine since David loves a project and feels a good one should always have something to upgrade.