The Saga of the Polaris Racing 1971 Mustang
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Two buddies, with Gapp and Roush’s help, campaigned this 1971 Mustang in the early days of NHRA Pro Stock

The Kawneer Corporation was a metal fabrication shop that specialized in commercial aluminum window and door frames, and the company had held over 400 patents by its founder Francis Plym. Based in Niles Michigan, once a year it would hold a company picnic for its employees. Francis enjoyed meeting his employee’s families and he even brought his own family to share in the festivities. In 1951, Francis’s so Andy, age six at the time was introduced to another six-year-old, Wayne VanGilder. For many years the two hung out together, including after Andy came back from Vietnam.

One day in 1969, Andy and Wayne went to US131 Dragway in Martin, Michigan to watch some drag racing, and while sitting there they saw a 1969 Boss 302 run down the strip. He told Wayne, “We need a racing team.” The guys caught the racing virus. Andy’s family was fairly well to do, so off to the Ford dealer they went and purchased a brand new Boss 302 Mustang. Within a matter of time, they were out running the car and struck up a friendship with Wayne Gapp and Jack Roush. Even though the Boss 302 was a good car, Gapp and Roush mentioned that they could build him even a better one, so a 1970 428 automatic Mustang coupe Super Stocker was put together to run with the big boys. Andy looked at the factory teams and said, “I want to do it like them but only better!” Not to be outdone, Andy also contracted Car Corporation to build a hauler to his design specs. It was a beautiful rig that matched the car perfectly!

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As always a neat article and Bad Ass Mustang! Roush was a big fixture in the upper Mid West drag racing scene. Long before he got into Nascar.

JTS
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(07-09-2017, 12:20 PM)JTS71 Mach1 Wrote: As always a neat article and Bad Ass Mustang! Roush was a big fixture in the upper Mid West drag racing scene. Long before he got into Nascar.

JTS

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Yeah I can see where that could complicate things. On the other hand it says you did a good job the first time.

JTS
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