Robert Canepa - Diablo, California
1970 Ford Boss 302 #41 - Originally driven by Ed Hinchcliff
Originally built and raced by Ed Hinchliff, a Ford Motor Company Engineer and Trans Am Racer who raced in the Trans Am series from the 1960’s to this current decade.
Ed Hinchliff of Ypsilanti, MI, an experienced SCCA Trans Am Series racer and Ford Motor Company engineer, acquired this new body-in-white Sportsroof Mustang in 1970. He then built this Trans Am Boss 302 using parts, contacts, and information, from Ford Motor Company, Kar Kraft, and Bud Moore Engineering. This car had most of the racing component parts that the factory cars had, but none of the factory funding. Ed, whose father was a Ford Vice President, had assistance from other Ford Motor Company employees, both in building the car and crewing during races. They finished this Grabber Blue Boss 302 in time to run Road America and Watkins Glen in the 1970 SCCA Trans Am Series. They campaigned in nine races in the 1971 season, and five races in 1972. Hinchliff, and his crew, did quite well with this car in Trans-Am, with 4 top ten finishes out of 16 races.
The car was then owned by Rodger Pierce until 1983, when partners Ross Myers and Terry Bookheimer purchased the car.
1970 SCCA Trans-AmRoad America - 17th OA
Lime Rock - 11th OA