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WHO’S THE BOSS?

March 16th, 2011 by Luke | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized

Allan Moffat’s legendary Trans Am Boss 302 Mustang is set to wow Victorians and Tasmanians over the next couple of weeks.

The legendary car will turn laps at Albert Park in the lead up to March 25’s Australian Grand Prix. And in the hands of the great man no less.

A week later, April 1-3, the Coca-Cola Mustang will appear at the inaugural Longford Revival Festival outside Launceston.

Organisers say it the first time the famous pony car will travel to the Apple Isle. Most certainly since it has been in the hands of the Bowden family.

Its presence represents a real coup for the Longford Revival Festival organisers.

“The Moffat Mustang is the cornerstone of our muscle car collection,” Bowden said.

“It’s just the best muscle car Australia has ever had. There’s just something very special about it. I still get a tingle every time I open the garage door and when I drive it. This car has to stay in Australia. Even if I was going broke I still would not sell that car overseas. I could not live with myself.”

The 1969 Trans Am Boss 302 Mustang, raced by Moffat between 1969 and 1974, notched up 151 starts for 101 victories.

For fans of the General, a Chev Corvette, once driven by Peter Brock and raced from 1965 to 1969 in the West Coast and Mid-West division of the Sports Car Club of America ‘A’ production class, will also be on show.

In 2004, the car underwent a restoration to European FIA Historic Racing specs and has since been raced at every major circuit and event in Europe, including Le Mans, Spa and the famous Nurburgring.

In 2005 and 2006, the Corvette was raced by the late, great Brock at the prestigious Goodwood Revival and sadly, the car was one of the last cars ever raced by him before his tragic death in early September 2006.

The car is now owned by Melbourne collector Joe Calleja. The Longford weekend is the latest ‘revival’ event on the Aussie historic motoring calendar. The circuit hosted Tasman Series events in the 1960s, with many of the greats of the Formula One world competing during their summer break.

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