First Registry of worldwide known American Raceway Inc. (ARI) Mustangs
ARI Pace Car Mustang
- #0F03R120300 -
The Eastern (yellow) Pace car convertible had been found in Texas and is acc. to its
owner in storage since 1992 and has 56.000 miles on it. A restoration started
in 2021 and the owner is in touch with other ARI pace car owners to get it correct and
finished. Photos are promised for the time, when the car is painted and
As of June 2021 it was delivered to Anghel Restorations.
The best place for such a project.
Note: An earlier report from 2000 has been replaced with this latest
owner information as of 2021.
- #0F03R120301 -
Mr . Gary Pietraniec owned
the Grabber green Michigan car (Story in Mustang Monthly Feb 1996, Muscelecar Review Dec 1992).
The Michigan car was up for sale in Nov 1992 with an asking price of $42500 and was probably owned by R. Sandie/MI acc. to the Mustang Production Guide by Jim Smart/Jim
Haskell. In 1999 it was spotted at SEMO Classic Mustangs for a resto job.
Mr. Bruce Weiss, FL owned the
Grabber blue Atlanta car (Story in Mustang & Ford Sep 1993, Mustang Monthly Feb 1993)
for a long time. In 2009 he sold it to the new owner R.M.
- #0F03R120303 -
John Bakke/Norway owns the
Pastel Blue Riverside Int. Raceway Pace car
- #0F03R120304 -
Calypso corral Texas International Speedway car registered from Mustang Production Guide by Jim Smart/Jim Haskell in Louisiana/USA.
It is still there as of 2010.
B. ARI 428 Mach 1
Five ARI 428 Mach1 Fastbacks (code 05) were built. The VINs of all 5 are known
since the Kevin Marti research from 2002.
- #0F05R120299 - The
- #0F05R121214 - The
Eastern International Fastback -
- #0F05R121215 - The
Texas International Fastback -
Atlanta Car - Owner Mr. Allen
Michigan Car - went through the hands of
Gary Pietraniec and Steven Magee.
Well at least we thought so for more than a decade, but in fact it was another
car that Gary Pietraniec owned.
Garys car was #190031 delivered to
In addition to that 10 or 36 'normal' H or M-code Promo Sportsroofs acc. to various sources
Kevin Marti says, probably about 100 of promo cars were built and delivered to
dealers near the Texas Int. Speedway over a certain period.
C. ARI 351 Mach 1 Texas
Speedway Promo Fastbacks
Most Promo car have confirmed 351 engines, both Cleveland and Windsors so far. These promo cars were apparently not built in a sequence and ordered by different dealers, who supported the American Raceways Inc., that underwent serious cash flow problems at that time.
- 0F05M135033 ARI 351 Promo Fastback owned by Bill (William) and Kim Jester in the Mustang & Fords Jan. 1994 issue, restored to Trailered Thoroughbred class.
- 0F05M131235 - Texas International Speedway promo car, originally sold to Jack Burden Ford in Tomball, today owned by Ben. E. Kozlovsky
- 0F05H132476 - Texas International Speedway promo car, originally sold to Russell and Smith Ford, Houston/Texas,
once owned by Jerry Phillips with a 351 Windsor 2V engine, today owned by
- 0F05M132485 - Texas
International Speedway promo car, originally sold to Luke Johnson Ford in
Houston/TX, currently owned by Marco Kallela
- 0F05..... Texas International Speedway promo car, originally sold to a Texas dealer, in 1995 owned by Daniel Wilder
- 0FO5H131270 Texas International Speedway promo car, originally sold to Draeger Motor Co. Inc. in Austin Georgetown/Texas, today owned by Marc Memmer
Texas International Speedway promo car, originally sold to Jim Basset Ford, in Giddings/Texas, in May 2002 for sale (35.000$ OBO) by
Selectmotors, in June 2007 for sale by JW Brokers/Simmons Autos
on sale by OnlineAuctions/Adam Schweizer as of Jan. 2011
We have some other VINs on file researched by Lois Eminger. If you think you have an ARI Pace car, please contact us with your
According to Terry
Fritts the VIN range runs from 0F05H130111 thru 0F05M137750 only for
the Texas Promotion Cars.
D. ARI 351 Mach 1 Riverside
Speedway Promo Fastbacks
As we have shown in the
news somewhere, there was also a batch of special ARI promo cars at the
Riverside raceway. We have at least confirmed one meanwhile (2007)