Fred Vincent probably never expected that he’d be brought back into the driver seat thanks to a Mustang II, the oft-overlooked second generation of the eponymous pony car wedged between the beloved original and the darling of the aftermarket, the Fox-body. Vincent’s amateur racing career started behind the wheel of a drag car in the 1960s, and he eventually campaigned a 1967 L88 Corvette convertible that ran 11s, sans roll bar. From there, he dabbled in building sprint cars and their engines before taking time off from racing to raise a family. However, the allure of speed never truly left. After all, it’s tough to shake the call of a wide-open V-8 engine.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/06/12/land-speed-racing-mustang-ii