Watch This 427FE Powered ‘Stang Destroy The Field At A Road Race

Watch This 427FE Powered ‘Stang Destroy The Field At A Road Race

The Mustang was an incredibly important car, not just for Ford but for the entire aftermarket performance industry…twice. In the 1960s it was a widely used platform for all kinds of racing  and that lasted into the 1970s. Let’s face it, the Mustang II sucked but it was the car Ford needed at the time and then the second Mustang revolution began in the 1980s and honestly continues today. The Fox platform cars and the 5.0L small block were such an amazingly huge entity in an unto themselves that whole companies were born or more importantly saved by the cottage industry that grew up around those cars alone. We’re not anti-Mustang guys here (maybe Chad is). I, like many of you have owned one in my past and may own another in the future. Long story short, congrats Ford and Mustang fans….today is your day!

All that being said, we’re not going to run some retrospective on all the Mustangs or which ones were the coolest. Instead we are going to run the video below which shows a Holman and Moody 427 FE powered Mustang absolutely laying waste to the field during the vintage road races up in Portland, Oregon. This car sounds flippin’ amazing, the driver can steer the wheels off of it, and it is faster than 14-mo fos. The car is brutal and even a Corvette or three cannot get around it. Normally we’re talking about big block Mustangs on the drag strip, not the road course but this is an exception that we happily ran into. We’re neanderthal men around here so the bigger the motor and the more brutal the power, we’re in. This car has it all in spades. From the sounds to the performance and the endurance to get it done.

Press play below to celebrate the Mustang’s birthday by watching 427 powered one hammer a field at the vintage road races –

(skip to 4:00 to avoid the pace laps…they are boring)

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One thought on “Watch This 427FE Powered ‘Stang Destroy The Field At A Road Race

  1. Denny Aldridge

    This was a great race for us, the promoter, SVRA, and all the Corvette guys hated us for winning “their” race being the 60 year anniversary of the Corvette Race. They all thought we were cheating, so we invited the fastest Corvette guy over to inspect the Mustang, we handed them magnets and let them go from bumper to bumper, Wow they said this thing is legal !!. We had just finished this engine combo and dyno’d it just the day before this race, we told everybody we could, that it dyno’d at 600 hp, but with this new combo of heads, manifold, cam, and so on, we were quite pleased to have 744hp, the Corvettes didn’t know what hit them. In later engines and a lot of R&D we ended up with 780hp, the Mustang won every event we went to, and set the track records at Portland,Seattle, Sonoma, Laguna Seca. They still hate us!! . We retired the Mustang in 2016 and built a new all aluminum real Cobra, in the year 2019 we won every event and set the track record of all the above mentioned tracks, I am the Engine Builder for these cars, the Mustang and Cobra, and the Cobra at the Portland Rose Cup Race in A/P class won the event and set the track record at a fast 1:20.001, I’ll bet that time will never be broken in my life time by any other A/Production car. One of our greatest asset’s is our crew, Owner Larry Bothwell, Jim Brownlee, Randy Borho, Hank Bothwell, Tom Phillips, Sig Hustad, Dan Spiegal, Darin Aldridge, Brent SooHoo, and myself, and having one of the best drivers around Ken Sutherland also helps. In 2012 I was asked to start doing the engines and rearends for the team, its been 8 years now and a fun ride. Thank you for watching, hope you enjoyed. Denny Aldridge @ Aldridge Motorsports& Engineering Vancouver Washington

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