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It’s been making waves since it was first announced, now the Ford Mustang B0ss302R racer has earned its first victory, taking the chequered flag at the Grand Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, run at Barber Motorsports Park, in the hands of Multimatic team drivers Scott Maxwell and Joe Foster.
“This is a pretty special victory for us,” said Maxwell,” there is a special legacy in racing the Boss 302R and the amazing job that Parnelli Jones did winning the championship in the Boss.”
He refers of course to the 1970 Trans Am season, when Jones and teammate George Follmer helped give Ford the manufacturer’s title, stealing it from archrival Chevrolet.
However, just like the old days, the racing Boss will no doubt help increase credibility for the 2012 street version, which starts at $40,995 and packs a 444 horsepower 5.0 liter V-8. By contrast the 1970 street going model was rated at 290 hp with it’s 302 engine and retailed for $3,720 before options.
[Source: Motor Trend WOT]
Porsche enthusiasts are some of the most die-hard brand loyalists out there; many Porsche owners we know wouldn’t even consider owning a sports car built anywhere outside of Stuttgart. And whether you own a fleet of Porsche racing cars, a Boxster, 924, Cayenne, or even just a few posters and a die-cast model or two, you’ve got passion for Porsche as well. After all, no one buys a 911 just because they needed something with four wheels to get to work. Now, Porsche is giving back to its most enthusiastic fans by offering up three free trips to the Porsche Sport Driving School at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
Before you go get fitted for a new racing suit, there is, of course, a catch. As part of its 60th anniversary, Porsche wants to hear from enthusiasts about their “Porsche Passion.” And no matter what cars you’ve owned (or just wish you owned), Porsche wants your story. They are seeking entrants’ tales which “exemplify their unique passion for a specific Porsche car, an experience, or the brand as a whole.”
Entries will be accepted through November 1st, 2010, and then the best 20 stories will be published online, so fans can vote on the 3 winners. You can submit your story here.