Bud Moore "Body in white" 1-1971 in Trans Am Racing
© Ed Ludtke, David Ritter, Wolfgang Kohrn - 2003, last updated on Feb. 2nd, 2011
#1-1971 at Bryar Motorsport Park, 1971
Last owner is Dave Ritter:
"I purchased the Bud Moore no. 11971 Peter Gregg car at the Gooding Auction in January 2009. The car will be on display at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March and will compete in the SVRA one-hour enduro and sprint races help prior to the 12 Hour race.
I intend to race several SVRA events during 2009 - Gary Jones Motorsports of Hepzibah, GA will prepare and maintain the car. I am delighted with the acquisition and look forward to the upcoming race season."
Update April 2009 Dave Ritter
Some photos on right and below from the SVRA event held prior to the 12 Hours of Sebring 2009.
The car qualified 2nd overall in Group and finished 1st in Class in the race. Gary Jones of Gary Jones Motorsports was the driver.
The car performed well considering that it was purchased in January and this was the first time we raced the car.
This is the Bud Moore Trans Am no. 18159 Car in White no. 1-1971 driven by Peter Gregg in the 1971 season in no. 16 livery. We will replace the no. 16 prior to our next race.
The History of the Body in white #1-1971This is an original Bud Moore Team Car or to be accurate one of 4 body/chassis left over of the T/A program. Built by Bud Moore from Kar Kraft shell for the 1971 Trans-Am season.
Driven by Peter Gregg with the #16 car for the entire 1971 season.
BIW #1-1971 driven by Peter Gregg at the MIS in September 1971
- competed in SCCA ARRC - Road Atlanta
1973 - Donated to Spangler Automotive in ARM mechanic school in Indianapolis.
1976 - Purchased by Phil Bartelt of Milwaukee, raced SCCA #18-159 in A/Sedan, GT-1 from 1977 to 1981.
The following pic shows Phil and #1-1971 at the Road Atlanta race in
1982 - Sold to Edward Ludtke of Michigan who restored the car back to 1971 specs and prepared the Mustang for vintage racing.
The following pic shows #1-1971 as displayed at a SAAC-convetion in
Dearborn in 1983.
All pictures courtesy Ed Ludtke except where indicated
2000 - Sold to John Mozart of CA
2003 - Sold 15/16h. August @ R-M auction in Monterey for $342,000
2009 - Sold @ Gooding & Co
auction in Scottsdale, AZ for $407,000 (370 w/o fees) to Dave Ritter
Note: Most of this information is provided thanks to Ed Ludtke.
2nd Note: The information here is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I have collected this information with the help of Bud Moore, Greg Moore, Marshall Robbins, and William Spangler, various employees of Kar Kraft, Competition Press and Autoweek magazines and programs and press accounts from the Trans-Am series. I also disclaim any liability incurred in connection with the use of this data of specific details.