1970 FORD BOSS 302
First making it's debut at the 2019 Gerry Marshall Trophy, the Boss 302, piloted by Bill and 2x LeMans winner and Pikes Peak superstar, Romain Dumas, was instantly on the pace, taking a dominant pole position by seven tenths of a second. The race saw Romain in a constant 20-minute long, eb-and-flow, battle for the lead, before confusion at pit entry converted minor contact into a completely improbable retirement for the car.
The Boss Mustang returned for the 2020 Goodwood Speedweek, which hosted the Gerry Marshall Trophy later in the year due to the Covid-19 epidemic. This time it was the turn of Fred, Bill's son in his Goodwood debut to pilot the car, teaming up with 3x LeMans winner and Formula E star, Andre Lotterer. Unfortunately, a red flag in qualifying only saw Andre complete one flying lap, but an earlier banker saw the car line up on the second row. Fred started the race, carving his way up to take the lead on the fifth lap, to which Andre then extended the advantage of in his later stint. The car came across the line in first, marking a maiden win, both for the Boss and for Fred.
The Mustang has returned to the Gerry Marshall Trophy on numerous occasions since, every time finishing on the podium.
In 2021 a ding with the tyre wall in qualifying resulted in Fred starting the car from last on the grid in the heat-based knock-out race. Despite this, the car roared it's way through the pack, picking up an eventual third place in the Final classification.
Watch above as Fred Shepherd cuts through the pack in the 2021 Gerry Marshall Sprint (reverse grid), on his way to a podium place.
1970 Ford Mustang Unibody
Ford OEM Steel
Full MSA-compliant roll cage.
Bespoke developed Ford 302. All-legal rocker gear and cast manifold.
MSD ignition system.
Bespoke fabricated stainless steel exhaust system. The car can run flat out at all test/ track days (105db and above) with no noise regulation issues at all.
Steel T10 gearbox.
Updated Bill Shepherd Automotive pistons w/ titanium backing plates. Fully braided brake lines etc.
Koni single adjustable shocks
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BILL SHEPHERD AUTOMOTIVE,
100 ROYSTON ROAD,
KT14 7NY, UNITED KINGDOM