Ross Myers - Boyertown, Pensylvania
1970 Bud Moore Boss 302 Mustang #16 - Originally driven by George Follmer, Warren Tope, & Bill Clawson
This was George Follmer's #16 primary car for the 1970 Trans-Am race season. It was originally built with unique 3-link rear suspension.
Laguna Seca - 3rd
Shortly after the 1970 Riverside Trans-Am, Road & Track magazine approached Ford about borrowing one of the Bud Moore T/A cars for a road test similar to R&T's regular new car testing. Ford agreed, and sent George Follmer and this car to Ontario Motor Speedway for the test. The results were impressive. With Follmer shifting lazily, this Boss covered the quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds at 110 mph. The results were published in the January 1971 issue of R&T.
The car was sold to Warren Tope at the end of the 1970 season. Tope won the 1971 A-Sedan Championship and continued to race the car until 1973. Tope then stripped the drive train and installed the parts on a new 1973 Mustang fastback. Tope sold this Bud Moore car to Bill Clawson as a stripped shell.
Clawson used parts from his 1968 Mustang T/A notchback to put this car back in race ready trim. It was raced by Clawson from 1973-75, and then stored until 1980.
The car was sold and went to Canada, but not raced. It was sold to Richard Rodeck in 1982. He restored it and debuted the car at the Anaheim SAAC convention in 1985.
Rodeck vintage raced this car into the late 1980's and often had George Follmer and also Bill Cooper, an instructor from the Bondurant School, behind the wheel. It was sold to Bo Cheadle and vintage raced by him, then sold to Ross Meyers.
It is currently being raced by R/T Racing.