Independent Danny Moore T/A Boss 302
© Forrest S., Wolfgang Kohrn - 2002, last updated July, 29th 2011

 



Ponca City Grand Prix A/S,  early 1970ies
Picture courtesy Tom Byers

Picture Forrest S.
Restored to 1972 specs as of 2002
Picture Forrest S.

Picture Forrest S.

Picture Forrest S.

Picture Forrest S.
0F02G129236 as it appeared 2002
All pictures above except first one courtesy Forrest S.


The History of Danny Moores "Ol Blue" independent Trans Am Racer


The car as raced at the Ponca Grand Prix in A/S in the early 1970ies  in its original calypso corral paint scheme- Picture Tom Byers

'Ol Blue' already in the blue-white paint scheme  at Mid-Ohio 1973
The 'Ol Blue" name was painted on the rear and maintained from 1973 - 1979


Danny Moore was running back then an import salvage business named RAM Automotive and successfully campaigned a "Orange Blossom Special" Shelby G.T.350 from 1968 through 1972. Under the banner of RAM Racing he entered this car in various street and track races as he did with the later BOSS 302. 
He took a BOSS 302 from his salvage yard and Bob Carter welded a roll cage in it. The first appearance was at the Texas World Speedway in December 1971. Danny Moore and Jerry Crew entered the racer again at Daytona in 1972 in another IMSA race (#37). This car was named Old Blue (not to be mixed up with Ole Blue's Pup that was Dannys car after 1979) and was driven by Danny in the Southwest Division through into 1978, when SCCA decided to put bigger 351 engines into the cars instead of the 302 (GT-1 class).

Jerry Crew bought in 1972 his own BOSS 302, but did not got it finished until 1975.
During the Road Atlanta race in 1978 Danny popped both his engines and asked Jerry for his 302 engine. Thus Jerry's 302 BOSS engine went into the Moore car.


This is from an article written by Jerry Crew and published in the "Shelby American" sometime in '80 or '79 plus an interview with Jerry from Alex Gabbard." Jerry is in touch with Forrest S.


Former independent Danny Moore Trans Am racer # 57 
was restored in 2002 


The current owner Forrest S. tells us:
"In 2002 I purchased this Boss 302 (OFO2G129236) originally campaigned by Danny Moore in 
- Trans Am ('72 Mid Ohio and "72 Watkins Glen); 
- in IMSA ('71 thru '73+ at 12 hrs Sebring and Daytona);
-  then in SCCA A Sedan ('72-'78). 

Danny Moore became the National Champ in '79 (in the factory T/A BOSS 302 #..073) and runner up in '78 in my car. The car had been restored in 2002/2003.  I had it first out for racing at SAAC does Vegas in early 2003.
I have race log books with various car numbers and many drivers including Danny Moore.

Forrest has a special request:
In 1972 it made its appearance at the Watkins Glen 500 with him at the wheel. Danny started 20th of 31 cars in the actual race and finished 13th.
"What I'm stilll looking for is any rare photos of the car during the Trans Am races in '72.  It was Calypso Coral in the Trans Am races with the number 57.... with a square white meatball. 
It also had RAM Racing on the "C" pillar.
 In 1973 after the Trans Am races the car was painted blue and white. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks to John Scott we received this picture below in 2011.


Danny Moores car 1973 or 1974 at the Aqua Fest in Austin/Texas. Picture John Scott archive.

Picture Forrest S.
Picture courtesy Forrest S.

Picture Jim Harris
Picture courtesy Jim Harris from the Coronado Island race 2003

Picture Jim Harris
Picture courtesy Jim Harris from the Coronado Island race 2003

E-Mail
Back to Trans Am Mustangs overview
Back to Homepage