1988 Ford Mustang – Gregg Biddlingmeier’s Desert Fox
If you’ve ever been to an event in Arizona or an AutoCross race in the southwest than at some point you’ve noticed Gregg Biddlingmeier’s 1988 Ford Mustang Foxbody. It’s nasty.
Gregg’s ‘Stang has come a long way from its humble beginnings as an $800 stock 4-banger. Initially, Gregg was looking for a V8 Foxbody to cruise around after moving to Arizona from St Louis but all he could find were overpriced, beat-to-hell versions.
This would all quickly change however with one weekend in Scottsdale at the Goodguys Southwest Nationals at Westworld of Scottsdale. Gregg had been wanting to dip his toes in the competition waters for a while but up until that weekend in 2013, he was just a spectator. A few laps around the orange cones during the “fun run” session and he was hooked.
Being a fan of Pro-Touring cars as well as the look of them Gregg formulated a plan. Opening a catalog and ordering every part then drop the car off at a shop for a six-figure build wasn’t part of the plan. He would work on the build himself as time and money permitted with the goal being to produce a well-balanced, and efficient track car while still being able to be driven on the street.
That 302 motor has since been punched out to a whopping 363 cubic inches. Any NASCAR team would be proud of the thunder this thing makes! Black Widow mufflers take care of the exhaust note while Trackspec Motorsports hood vents keep things cool under the hood.
A Carter’s Customs rear diffuser under the bumper as well as the homemade Lexan rear spoiler helps keep the potent pony planted during those hi-speed track days. PROCAR racing seats with a DJ Safety five-point harness make sure Gregg gets home safely to his wife and son.
We had a blast shooting this car out in a remote part of the Arizona desert. Hearing it, seeing and feeling it made for a great afternoon. Thanks Gregg.