The Cel­e­bra­tion Con­tin­ues

Mustang Monthly - - HINDSIGHT -

In our year­long cel­e­bra­tion of the 50th an­niver­sary of the Co­bra Jet that was launched in 1968, we present this fan­tas­tic color shot pulled from our archives, lo­cated deep in the bow­els of the Petersen Au­to­mo­tive Mu­seum in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia. The Co­bra Jet en­gine pack­age and re­sul­tant car made its ini­tial waves at the 1968 Win­ter­na­tion­als, where Al Joniec won Su­per Stock in his ’681/2 Mus­tang Co­bra Jet. This shot of Ed Skel­ton’s blue CJ rac­ing Ron­nie “Mr. Four-Speed” Sox’s Ply­mouth wasn’t from the Win­ter­na­tion­als, but rather the 1968 NHRA World Fi­nals in Tulsa, Ok­la­homa. Skel­ton was rac­ing SS/B in his four-speed Mus­tang, but we couldn’t find any re­sults on this race, hence we don’t know if he beat the Mopar or not—but we as­sume he did!

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