'70 Mustang • Travis Durst • Fort Worth, TX
A pending divorce caused Travis Durst's brother-in-law to decide to part with this '70 Mustang project, and Travis took the opportunity to purchase it to build a daily driver. His brother-in-law drove it during college and Travis' wife rode around in it during high school, but there's an even more intriguing backstory than that. The Mustang was originally delivered as a government fleet vehicle and a parking tag from the FBI was found during disassembly. Since daily driving is the plan, the drivetrain will stay modest with a stock 5.0 HO short-block that should deliver power and mileage when paired with a T-5 trans.
Brian Fuerstenberg Ponder, TX
This Barracuda is what Brian Fuerstenberg always wanted back when he was in the Army. After he got out, he was working for a drag race team when he ran across it. His girlfriend (now wife) agreed that it was the perfect project, so the Barracuda came with Brian. He had it running within a week, but it ended up staying in the garage for years waiting for a full redo. After 9/11, Brian needed something to take his mind off things and set to work on the Barracuda again, adding a fresh paintjob just in time for a big local car show. He enjoyed the experience so much that he vowed to keep the car running no matter how it looked from then on.