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The Daytona 1200: Here I learn how sure-things can easily turn out to be anything but. Elements: Factory supercar versus home-built. Winged 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. Hemi. 1200 mile round trip race to Daytona Beach, early seventies. Gentlemen: start your engines...

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Rare custom black 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 super car

Red 1969 Boss 429 Ford Mustang

An actual 1969 Boss 429 Mustang like the one above always sat parked on display at a service station in Morristown TN during the time I owned Shadow. Steve and I and others several times stopped by to admire the car back then (Morristown was only a 25 mile trip from our hometown). I personally never ever saw this car on the road and moving. And cannot recall ever seeing a second Boss 429 in real life, either. Not even at the drag strip.

Yellow and black 1970 Boss 302 Ford Mustang

The hot rod shop owner-- operating just a few doors down from Steve's dad's electrician's shop-- had a Boss 302 Mustang owning buddy. To be more precise, the guy owned a hollowed out 1970 Boss 302. That we actually rode around in a bit, with him. I say hollowed out because the original Boss 302 engine had blown up in racing I believe, and been replaced with a regular motor. So it still possessed the suspension goodies and looks: just not the original heart of the machine. I think the guy said getting another Boss engine would have been too expensive.

Boss 302 Mustangs seemed to be much more common than the 429s and 351s, back then.

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Green and black 1971 Boss 351 Ford Mustang

Steve's gorgeous 1971 Boss 351 Mustang. Like the Boss 429, I never saw a second one of these in real life, either.

An artistic rendering of my best friend's customized 1970 Ford Mustang

Large picture of a winged 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona 426 Hemi

AUTHOR'S NOTE: Here's an aerial photo of a large rock slide in this area in late 2009. Here's a video: Rock Slide Takes Out Highway. END NOTE.

Rear tail end of a winged 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

Overhead view of a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Hemi

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