Wednesday, April 08, 2015

the Merc 9, looks like a '71 Cyclone, but that's just for looks. Under the skin it began as a 1969 Nascar Torino

Matt Robison is the owner and driver of the car and has been road racing since the late 1990s.

He’s wheeled the car to multiple podium finishes and front row qualifying sports at places like Sears Point, Laguna Seca, and Thunderhill Raceway.

For preferred aerodynamics the bodywork was changed to Mercury when the 70/71 Mercury Montego/Cyclone body became available — the same body style that gained record braking success in the Grand National series for the Wood Brothers with Donnie Allison, A.J. Foyt and David Pearson driving.

The large Mercury Cyclone body has not been shrunken, sectioned, or otherwise reduced to make it more slippery through the air. Jon Kaase handled that problem by a mega-horsepower 555 cu in Ford big block.  says this years Bog Bore Challenge is the weekend after SEMA, same weekend as the Optima Challenge, Nov 7-8th

1 comment:

  1. It's NOT a Camaro or a Mustang. Someone has some creativity. I like it....I like it a lot!