Wednesday, August 19

2010 Goodguys Giveaway: The Boss Snake

Goodguys is proud to announce the 2010 Grand Prize Giveaway Car – the 1970 BOSS Snake. Boss Snake is a 429 Ford powered super muscle car designed by Kaucher Kustoms being built and assembled by Max-G Systems of Fogelsville, Pennsylvania. Max-G Systems is bringing new and innovative products and designs to the automotive aftermarket suspension industry led by their new Max-G Bolt-In Chromoly 4130N Aircraft Alloy chassis system. The BOSS Snake is a concept based on the ultra rare QuarterHorse Mustang of which there were only two prototypes ever built.

The car’s finish will be PPG/Goodguy yellow. It will feature a complete Max-G suspension system powered by a Jon Kaase-built 429 Ford hemi motor, custom one-off Intro Wheels and many other unique muscle car performance parts and accessories.

Conceived as a possible replacement for both the Boss 429 and Shelby Mustangs, the so-called QuarterHorse Mustangs were built from actual Boss 429 Mustangs by the Kar Kraft company in Brighton, Michigan. Also referred to as the "Composite" Mustang, it contained several different parts and pieces than the original BOSS 429 Mustangs. The body was standard 1970 Boss 429, the front clip was Shelby Mustang, less the hood scoops, and the dash was Cougar. The first Quarterhose, KK 2061, was painted Grabber Blue and was initially fitted with a Boss 429 engine. It was soon replaced with a 429 SCJ and sent to Hollywood to star with Burt Reynolds in a short-lived TV series called "Dan August". The second Quarterhorse was Candy apple Red and was fitted with a 429 SCJ engine. Amazingly, both Quarterhorses survived the crusher and are in the hands of collectors.

Max-G will be at this year’s Great American Nationals (Sept 25-27 at Pocono Raceway) to display the chassis and give fans an up close look at the vehicle’s chassis and suspension system. Look for the BOSS Snake to debut as a finished car in Scottsdale.

Project sponsors include: Vintage Air, Classic Instrument, Painless Performance, BFGoodrich, Flaming River, Ricks Hot Rods, Dynacorn, Baer Brakes, Tremec, Optima Batteries, Herculiner, PEAK, Grundy Insurance, Flowmaster Exhaust, Comp Cams, Performance Rod & Custom.

No comments: