The Boss 302 was an icon to the mustang’s long road and is one of the big hits at local car shows. The classic long body of the 69 and 70 mustang featured the iconic Boss 302 hood and side stripe as well as a shaker hood scoop on some models making it stand out from the crowd. Powered by a 302 and either a close or wide ratio 4 speed, these cars are a fan favorite and ideal car for any mustang enthusiast or collector. 8t6gt of Michigan was able to take this years spring ROTM win with his restored 1970 Boss 302. With a back story that is likely to stay in the family for generations to come, this Boss 302 will have a long and bright future ahead. Bought by 8t6’s father in the late 70’s for just a few hundred bucks, this boss was a tired, rusted out pony and sat in a barn for around 30 years. Restoration did not start until 8t6’s teenage years and would be a continuing father son build until completion.
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When Ford introduced the Mustang for the first time in April 1964, it was an instant hit. Selling 121,000 units in its first year, the Mustang was one of the first “pony cars;” a smaller, lighter alternative to big block muscle cars. However, by 1968, Ford found itself in the middle of a performance war against rival manufacturers. Needing a more powerful engine to keep pace on the track and in showrooms, Ford created the 428 Cobra Jet engine. However, the automaker worried that simply throwing the new power plant into a GT wasn’t enough to differentiate it as a standalone performance model. Ford needed an equally impressive moniker to accompany the 428. Not just a simple re-badging, the Mach 1 name came to denote high performance variants of the Mustang until 1978.
Ride of the year is the pinnacle award here at Modded Mustangs. The victor is selected by the members so the award is chosen by the people for the people. There is only one person a year who gets to enjoy this prestigious title and the running is always pretty tight. There are many Mustang worthy but popular vote as well as performance, handling, and looks all play a vital role in determining the annual recipient.
While most Mustang owners are interested in quarter mile E.T.’s and breakneck launches. There is another group of guys who garner their thrills from the G forces of a hairpin turn or the rush of a perfectly executed S-curve. One such racer is Serlin. His passion for auto crossing has fueled the vision for his 2000 Mustang GT.