Bud Moore Trans-AM 9F02M212775 in Trans Am Racing
© Ed Ludtke, Wolfgang Kohrn - Published November 26th, 2003, updated April 24th, 2017
#15 Boss 302 T/A with Parnelli Jones at Kent in 1970
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The History of the T/A Mustang Racer #9F02M212775
Bud Moore Main Team Car raced by Parnelli Jones and George Follmer.
Parnelli Jones drove #212775 to win the Championship on 9-20-70. This main car and Follmers #776 were originally built with the unique three-link rear suspension. Both had a very high shelf in the rear window area. While both #775 and#776 carried a gray paint interior, the backup car #777 was a black with gray paint. That is the quickest and easiest way to tell the two #15's apart.
#212775 at Riverside 1970 heading for the pole position
Picture courtesy Gus Weil
Parnelli did not like the rear suspension (3-link) and proved it with setting faster times with the back-up car (#777). So he did race and win with #777 early in the season. Bud Moore finally decided to switch both main cars back to the rear suspension set-up run in 1969 and in #777, so then Parnelli drove #775 in Kent and Riverside.
212775 also was used in the first half of the 1971 season until the July 17th. Elkart Lake race for Parnelli (Lime Rock) and Follmer, who drove it to two victories.
Following are the 1971 season races and results from Ed Ludtke himself (Mustang Road Racing Registry):
The # 775 car was sold to a racer in Mexico in 1971 and the money used to fund the rest of the 1971 T/A season for Bud Moore, who had no more Ford money and who still lead the championship in the first half of that season.
I believe the Mustang to still be in Mexico, the owner who bought the Mustang from Bud Moore still has it.
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.
President and caretaker of the Mustang Road Racing Registry