Ford Mustang Countdown Celebrates Parnelli Jones [Video]
The new footage features former racing driver Parnelli Jones, who won the 1970 Trans-Am Championship while driving a track-prepped Ford Mustang Boss 302. Famous for his Indy 500 accomplishments, which include a 1963 win as a driver and 1970 and 1971 victories as a team owner, Parnelli Jones is also known for driving the No.15 “School Bus Orange” Mustang Boss 302 in the 1970 Trans-Am Championship.
With Jones behind the wheel, Ford recaptured the manufacturers title after two seasons dominated by Mark Donohue and his Penske-sponsored Chevrolet Camaro. Scroll below to watch Parnelli, who turned 80 earlier this month, talk about the 1970 Trans-Am season and how he won the last race at Riverside with a damaged car.