Bud Moore Trans-AM 9F02M212776 in Trans Am Racing
© Sam Colman, David Bauer, Gus Tarrab, Steve Francis, Wolfgang Kohrn - 2003
l July 22nd, 2006, last updated September 30th, 2009
Warren Tope with the ex-Follmer car
Picture courtesy Larry Barnes (pictured with his mate Warren)
The History of the T/A Mustang Racer #9F02M212776
Follmer's #212776 at Bridgehampton in 1970
Picture courtesy Ford Media
Bud Moore Main Team Car. George Follmer primary car #16 in 1970, sold to Warren Tope in 1970 and raced until 1972 in T/A, raced by Bill Clawson from 73-75, stored until 1980.
"The car was first restored around 1983 - 1985 by Richard Rodeck to it's present condition. He did a lot of racing with the car in the late '80's, and had George Follmer drive the car as well. I should know I helped Richard at the Palm Springs Vintage Races as part of his pit crew on four different races. The last time that Richard brought the car to Palm Springs, we had Bill Cooper drive the car and he won the race as well for us. In fact we won the T.A. class all four times, when I was there. I can't recall if Richard went more than four time to Palm Springs. The best part was when SAAC had a meet at Sears Point. And Richard gave me a ride in the Boss at speed. We must have done about 10 laps I guess." Gus Tarrab
Sold finally to Ross Myers. Restored in 1995 and vintage raced since then.
#212776 at SAAC-31 Virginia Int. Raceway (Picture courtesy Frank Dobias)