Independent Ak Miller T/A BOSS 302
©Steve Francis, Wolfgang Kohrn -  June 6th, 2002, last updated December 2011


Picture courtesy Gus Tarrab
Dick Guldstrand racing the BOSS 302 at Riverside 1970
Picture courtesy Gus Tarrab

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Ak Miller at Pikes Peak 1971
Picture courtesy (sorry, don't remember)

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Ak Miller
Picture courtesy (sorry, don't remember)

The History of Dick Guldstrand and Ak Millers Pikes Peak racer

This car was built by the famous Hot rodder and racer Ak Miller with the Collegiate Racing Team.
Dick Guldstrand drove this car in the 1970 Riverside TransAm race. As you can see in this picture he did not finish. He parked his car at the fence while Follmer passes him and walked obviously away.

"Ak brought the car to my grand mothers house, when it was taken to Riverside for racing. I was very young, both me and my brother got to ride in it. Very scary indeed. There are some things from your childhood you never forget and that was one of them." David Smith

In 1971 Ak Miller appeared with this car at the Pikes Peak race in 1971. 

Hot Rod magazine featured an article in 1972 about the custom 351 Cleveland motor Ak Miller built specifically for the Pike's Peak race.  The complete article along with a large selection of photos is available in "Musclecar & Hi-Po Engines: Ford 351 C & Boss 351" published by Hot Rod.

Stock Car Racing also had an article on the Pikes Peak Ride. The first is the title picture and the second out of a 4 pages article outof that magazine thanks to P. Sigwardt. Ak Miller won the Pikes Peak in 14.18 min, 8 seconds ahead of the second placed 71 Dodge from Ted Foltz.

"A 69 Boss 302 that was allegedly built by Ak Miller and the group from Chaffey College was offered some years ago. Asking price was $55,000. The VIN was 9F02G196857 He had the original dealer invoice and the car had extensive race history including Trans-Am."
Steve Francis (2002)

Acc. to the SAAC NW region, the car is still in a collectors stable (Ray) as of 2003. It is stripped and in pretty rough condition. 

Confirmed in 2006.

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