1969 CASC Mustang
BOSS 302 ROGER BRIERE
© Mark Larsen, Steve Francis, Wolfgang Kohrn - November 24th, 2018
subject to further changes)
The History of the 1969 Roger Briere Canadian ASC Boss 302
Independent driver Roger Briere bought this Boss 302 on June 27, 1969 and immediately turned it into a Canadian CASC Series racer and campaigned it.
1969 Boss 302 CASC Series Mustang VIN 9F02G1XXXXXX
Delivered from the Ford Factory in Dearborn, Michigan
to Gerard Grenier Auto Inc., Nicolet, Quebec, Canada (outside of Montreal).
The car was prepared to emulate Stage II – III
specification in the Ford Competition Chassis Manual by Roger.
It is known that he raced the Boss in CASC
races in Canada.
Championnat Canadien Tourisme –
Attained a 5th Place Finish (numbered as 112) behind some Camaros and a Javelin.
Championnat Molson –
Attained a 5th Place Finish (numbered as 712) in AS Class, behind three company-sponsored Camaros (Carter Chev., Gelinas Auto., & Todco Racing) and another Ford Mustang.
Championnat du Quebec Laurentide
Attained 8th Place (numbered as 112) behind four company-sponsored Camaros (Brown Racing, McConnell Racing, SanAir, & Gelinas Auto), a Ford, another Camaro, and a Lotus Super 7. This place despite only finishing half (15) of the front runners 30 laps.
Championnat Canadien Tourisme –
Did Not Start (DNS) numbered as 112, likely due to failure in earlier race, Race 8.
Qualified 7th place, although Did Not Start (DNS) (numbered as 712)
campaigning the Boss, Roger Briere, who owned a performance shop, converted it
into a high-powered street muscle car, and painting it black.
The car changed hands to a prominent person in Quebec involved in the building of the Montreal Olympic Stadium.
Jean Elliott acquired the 1969 Boss 302 from said person, who sold it to Francois Huppe.
Prior to Francois buying the car, it had been sitting for a very long period of time; whether this was during the ownership of the buyer previous to Jean Elliott or Jean Elliott himself is not currently known.
It is known that Francois Huppe of Vercheres, Quebec, Canada did register the Black 1969 Boss 302 for very occasional, probably “spirited” street duty.
Mark Larsen purchased the then Black 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Racing Car from Francois Huppe on April 15, 2016 after seeing it on the internet; and calling, speaking to the then owner Francois, and seeing the car in person. It had 60,853 miles on the odometer with a Quebec DMV registration card. Documents of the sale included a written sales agreement with formal Bill of Sale, DMV, and Canadian - U.S. customs documents completed. On the second trip to Canada, Mark trailered the Boss himself by enclosed trailer down through customs into the United States, and home in Connecticut.
Historic Races Attended:
·Historic Festival-36, Lime Rock Park, Connecticut (August 30 – September 3, 2018), registered early for the event and attended.
· Further Documentation:
CASC Logbook has not been discovered, if they were issued between 1969 – 1971. Race History derived directly from CASC website and period photographs
Marti report is supported by Ford Factory VIN numbers on Windshield VIN Tag, fender apron VINs on both driver side and passenger side, door tag, and build or “buck tag”.
Plans underway to list in Boss 302 registry by Mark Larsen
·Finished in Original Color Ford Bright Yellow with Black Boss Stripes and Accents
· Flared front fenders and rear wheel openings per Roger Briere to accommodate larger racing wheels and tires, American Racing 200S “Coke Bottle” wheels were on car when current owner purchased the Boss.
· Currently running Goodyear Sportscar Blue Streak Tires with American Racing Torq Thrust D wheels
· 1970 Boss 302 Engine with rear VIN marking, Bud Moore Mini Plenum Intake with Demon Carburetor, original 1970 Boss 302 iron heads with roller rockers, 1970 Boss 302 cast aluminum valve covers, original Accel distributor with mechanical drive tachometer cable changed to MSD Billet small cap distributor, Bud Moore (Aviad) Oil Pan, Edelbrock Hi-Volume Racing Water Pump, early Hooker Super Comp Headers with to 3” Competition side exiting exhaust
· Original Ford Close-ratio 4-speed Toploader with tag, complete rebuild in Spring 2018 by David Kee with Road Racing Kit and replacement of any necessary internal components
· Ford 9” Rear (N-Case) with Detroit Locker and 11” rotors with 3” ARP studs, clamped by standard Boss front calipers with Porterfield D-4 Vintage Racing Brake Pads
· Interior: DOZX-style Competition Dash with Stewart Warner Gauges, midline section removed for fit between front roll cage bars, roll cage built to Ford Competition TA- style specs by NASCAR chassis shop, Kirkey low back seat, full racing harness with switch box and brake bias adjuster on trans. tunnel by driver
· Suspension: purchased with older Koni Shocks front and rear, raw aluminum block spacers originally present on front shocks and rear sway bar; currently with QA1 Single adjustable front shocks, performance front coils, TA-style boxed upper control arms, upgraded ball joints, original size front rotors with 3” ARP studs and Kelsey Hayes 4-piston calibers with Porterfield D-4 Racing brake pads; rear suspension with Maier Racing complete Panhard suspension system (welded-in and new sway bar bolted directly in place of original), Hane Performance narrow rear leaf springs, and QA1 Double Adjustable Rear Shocks
·Original 1969 Oil Cooler and lines changed to new Hi-Performance Oil Cooler
· Large heavy-duty aluminum racing radiator
· 18-gallon Fuel Safe fuel cell with Edelbrock Billet Hi-Flow Electric Fuel Pump and Inline Fuel Filter
· Rear mounted Battery with shut-off switch on rear passenger side of roll cage, easily accessible to corner workers