Shelby Team car "Horst Kwech" in Trans Am Racing
© Sam Colman, David Bauer, Wolfgang Kohrn - January, 11th 2003, last update March 2015
There are only a few pictures of this Shelby team car #2 available. Those are subject to copyright.
Mike Mulcahy was kind enough in 2003 to permit us the usage of this pic and gave us a short comment on the scene and his background.
The History of #148627
After that accident It was stored on a big shelf under a cover at Holman & Moody.
The current status is yet unknown although some posts on the boss302.com Forum (Jan. 2003) said it was found. In fact it did not surface at that time.
Dr. John Craft quote from www.boss302.com.
"The Kwech death car (killed an infield spectator at MIS as he sat in his AMC) WAS stored at H&M in the old hanger that was adjacent to the main shop-along with the remains of the Walt Hansgen GT MkII (in which he died at LeMans), the remains of the Ken Miles J Car(in which he died at Riverside), the remains of the Les Ritchie AFX Mustang (in which he was beheaded-really really gross as his head rolled down the track still in the helmet) and the remains of the Fireball Roberts '64 H&M Galaxie (in which he was horribly burned at the World 600 in May 1964).
When Ford cut H&M loose at the end of the '70 season (via letter dated 12/2/1970), they transfered ownership of the hulks to H&M.
Per Lee Holman, the cars were ultimately cut up. Holman used to have bits and pieces of the cars (the melted nylon encrusted quick release buckle from Fireball's Galaxie, the steering column from the Hansgen car etc...) before the old H&M brick building was torn down, He may still have those pieces parts."
Early 2011 I heard again of the statement from MattLaFond about it being still existent. You'll be the judge yourself for the stories coming along. Not much happened until 2015.
Some parts had been indeed sold from HM to Curtis Jackson from HM and along with BIW/BME #4, The chassis is still missing, since it was gone, when Curtis returned to HM.