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Mustang Boss 302: From Racing Legend to Modern Muscle Car Hardcover – Aug 29 2011


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; First edition (Aug. 29 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760341419
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760341414
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 1.9 x 28.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #412,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Words blur like dotted white lines on a dark empty highway, and life is just cool as can be in the new book: Mustang Boss 302: From Racing Legend to Modern Muscle Car. This isn’t a book merely for Mustang enthusiasts; it is a given they have to own it. That is just one of the rules. For others, get it because this is a book that will re-energize your character. A reader regains that carefree whimsical do-it-all energy you used to hold so dear like the times before you became such a politically correct stiff." - Go2Geiger.com / Radioactive Drag Racing News

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Boss 302: The name invokes visions of stripes, spoilers, and Parnelli Jones screaming to a Trans-Am championship in a School Bus Yellow Mustang. When Ford needed a muscular Mustang to homologate a special engine for Trans-Am and to compete against the Camaro Z28 on the street, the Boss 302 met the challenge – and became a legend in muscle car and racing history.
 
For over 40 years, Ford waited for the right Mustang and the right 5.0-liter engine to bring back the Boss 302 name for a modern reincarnation of the original. Like its 1969-70 predecessor, the 2012 Boss 302 Mustang was bred for racing, by racing.
 
Donald Farr’s Boss Mustang: From Racing Legend to Modern Muscle Car is the complete story of the Boss 302 Mustang, from Trans-Am victor to modern muscle…


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Great book about this legendary Mustang. Great pictures, well documented. You might be able to afford a 302 Boss (one day she'll be mine) but you van keep dreaming with this book.
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SpeedReaders.info review Dec 28 2011
By Speed Readers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Farr has been involved with Mustangs for several decades now, from being a passenger in grandpa's new `66 (a car he now owns) to being bought his own--a Boss look-alike--in 1970 to learning what a real Boss was all about, then buying a used Boss, researching the model's history, and thereby laying the groundwork for a full-fledged professional life revolving around writing about Mustangs. These days he is the Editor of "Mustang Monthly Magazine". His 1982 book on the same subject has become the benchmark title. As before, Farr has interviewed many of the principals, obviously from the current but also the original project, and the many verbatim quotes lend the book authority. A number of new insights have come to light since the 1980s so the old book would have benefited from updating whether or not there is a new Boss 302.

Little is said of the '94 retro-styled Mustang for which the Boss' original designer Larry Shinoda developed a "re-creation" graphics package, and nothing is (or, rather, this being an "official Ford book, can be) said about the Boss Shinodas that are still being made toady.

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Mustang Boss 302; From Racing legend to Modern Muscle Car Sept. 10 2011
By John A. Plewa - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent Product and fast shipment. Pleasure doing business with. Friendly, courteous servive. Easy ordering and the customer is always treated exceptionally.
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Excellent Nov. 2 2011
By Wrenchead - Published on Amazon.com
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Lots of info on both the new as well as the old Boss 302. Good pics. Well worth the price if you are interested in these classics.
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Great Followup BOSS 302 Book - Will Be Another Collectible Aug. 11 2011
By Peter L. Sigwardt - Published on Amazon.com
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Donald Farr is considered by most Mustang enthusiasts as the best author possible to update the iconic Ford BOSS 302 Mustang history. He authored the very best book in the 1980's about the car MUSTANG BOSS 302 - FORD's TRANS-AM PONY CAR which is now a collectible and highly prized by Mustang enthusiasts. This new book includes more historical information about the original 1969-70 BOSS 302's plus a great deal of development information about the new 2012 BOSS 302's. I am proud to have added this new book to my personal Mustang history library. Congratulations to Donald Farr and thanks to John Clor and all the contributors to the new book.
Big Boss Book on 2012 Boss Mustang Hot Rod Jan. 2 2012
By phillip gary smith - Published on Amazon.com
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The Mustang Boss 302: From Racing Legend to Modern Muscle Car.
Here is a book where you drive each page.

A passionate group of Team Ford engineers spent years bringing to birth the most sophisticated Mustang yet built: the 2012 Mustang 302 Boss with everything trick, hot, and ready to rock.

From 1960's pony car racing star to this moment¡a modern muscle car is reincarnated for the driver who wants a real racer for the street; no more namby-pamby toys whose idea of performance is 0-60 mph in about an hour.

Stack this book on the coffee table with that special edition "Hugo Boss 2008 Prize," printed by the Guggenheim Museum you hold so dear. Slide it over with your prized copy of "Caribbean Houses: History, Style, and Architecture" fanning your fantasies.

Watch the scramble as gathering hands instead reach to hold this new legend with its dizzying cover of the bad-boy black Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca with race-red trim debuting with its heritage, a 1970 grabber-orange Mustang Boss 302.

Who really but the boss author of everything Mustang, Donald Farr, should write and compile this classic. The man who created the 1983 epic "Mustang Boss 302, Ford's Trans-Am Pony Car: a Complete History" and Mustang Monthly editor, still tunes a mean bass guitar when he rocks at Mustang fests. Wait until the Laguna Seca convention--you know there will be one--when no doubt playing will be a rendition of Dick Dale's "Wild, Wild Mustang" with Farr surf rocking.

This is the definitive next big-thing hot rod, the Mustang Boss 302, designed as "a street car for the track."

Its wild younger brother, the Laguna Seca model, grabs the role of the "ultimate track Mustang." Call it a Mustang with fangs.

Farr thinks buyers will choose the Laguna Seca to "race it or collect it." It should be illegal to hide this car in a collector's confine. That's like caging an animal deserving of the wild beyond.

Instead, go burn the tires off it, put it through difficult paces, and race the pack at the track. Laguna Seca is Corkscrew, as in one of the world's most challenging racetrack twists where you will also discover the exhilarating Andretti Hairpin testing your skills.

Laguna Sega means go.

Motor on to the grocery with the exhaust throbbing. Wake the uninformed but make their day by cruising knowingly with the hot rod's only other color combo showing off in baronial silver with race-red.

Oh sure, it rides so low it doesn't clear those curbs easily, and sure, the tires are meant for the track, and sure, Ford designers threw "daily-driver practicality out the window" for the Laguna Seca.

However, the pure joy of tooling about in this Mustang is a true Walter Mitty fantasy, vividly imagining putting fear into NHRA Funny Car Champion John Force on the drag strip . . . .

How could you not want to ride the stallion every day . . . others are driving to work; you're racing Force.

This isn't a book merely for Mustang enthusiasts; it is a given they have to own it. That is just one of the rules.

For others, get it because here is a book that will re-energize your character. A reader will regain that carefree whimsical do-it-all energy you used to hold so dear like the times before you became such a politically correct stiff.


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