This photo shows how Kar Kraft boxed the
rear inner fender aprons
The History of the
Bud Moore Engineering #4 (known as Body in white #41971)
A first picture of
the Body in White after almost 40 years thanks to Steve and Kinga Johns
(received Jan. 2009) Minilite T/A wheels will be fitted during
The last Kar Kraft-Bud Moore Mustang, body-in-white # 41971 has changed hands in 2008 rom Curtis Jackson to
Steve & Kinga Johns which included about 2/3rds of
original T/A parts needed to finish the car.
Ownership as registered by The Road Racing Registry/Ed Ludtke:
1. Kar Kraft, MI.
2. Bud Moore, SC.
4. Roger Hurst from KY. (purchased in Rochester, NY Jan/Feb
of 1972, made no changes to the car. Sold 1975-76)
6. Paul Petty, CT. (1975-76 to 1988)
7. David Castellano, CT. (1988 to 1991)
8. David Castellano and Marty Handshy, CT. (partners for
6 months in 1990)
9. David Castellano, CT. (1991)
10. Curtis Jackson, GA. (April 27, 1991 to December
11. Steve and Kinga Johns
This is what Steve wrote us on
"The excitement in finding and
obtaining the last Bud Moore, Kar Kraft, Boss 302 Trans Am Mustang has
turned out to be a chapter and not the book.
There is only one "last" Bud Moore, Trans Am Boss 302 and it
is brand new, NOS, never completed, raced or finished. Immediately the
question came to mind, how to finish what Kar Kraft and Mr. Moore had
started 40 years ago?
Of the eleven Bud Moore Mustangs, it appears that two had never been
finished by Bud Moore or raced in Trans Am back in the day with only
mine left unfinished. The significant historical nature of this last
car facilitated my contacting Bud and Greg Moore and soliciting their
opinion as to what to do with it, without hesitation, they said
I asked if they would guide the project, the response ? -- yes!
It was decided that the car would be completed as they would have done
it back in 1971 had they pressed it into service. Now, weeks away from
completion, what you see is what Bud, Greg and Daryl Moore have wanted
this last car to look and perform like.
Chapter 1 - obtaining the car (3 years).
Chapter 2 - Finishing the car (18 months).
Chapter 3 -2012
The car close to completion In Februar 2012