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    Here is another photo of the Dennis Leech Mustang. Silverstone. July 1973.

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    (Ken Hyndman

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfettafan View Post
    Finally, after literally years of searching i managed to find the copy of Auto Enthusiast magazine from May 1973 which featured the Dennis Leech Mustang. Attached below are the 3 pages scanned from the mag:-

    Hope it is ok to post here, cheers, Alistair
    Wow! Nice find, thanks so much for sharing.

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    Just spotted this on the Mustang GB Owners forum, looks like the Big Hemi Boss is on its way back to the UK...

    https://www.mocgb.net/forums/showthr...942#post726942

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    Thanks alfettafan, thats great news. The Dennis Leech Mustang is returning home. For years its been in a 'restored' state in the US which, while the car looks great, bares no resemblance to the way it was when Leech raced it: http://www.ponysite.de/dennis_leech.htm

    But I see on your link it shows that Bill Shepherd recently purchased it. Shepherd is a long time Ford historic racer, having raced a Cobra and Mustangs throughout the UK and Europe for many years. He also owns a large Mustang dealership. I've no doubt the Leech Mustang will be correctly returned to its period Group 2 guise.

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    Leech Mustang Restoration Update

    But I see on your link it shows that Bill Shepherd recently purchased it. Shepherd is a long time Ford historic racer, having raced a Cobra and Mustangs throughout the UK and Europe for many years. He also owns a large Mustang dealership. I've no doubt the Leech Mustang will be correctly returned to its period Group 2 guise.
    Seeing the interest displayed here, I thought I'd drop this thread an update on the whereabouts and the plans that we have for the car. The Boss is now back in the UK and restoration has begun as of December 2018. We will, of course, be restoring it to the spec that it ran in for the 72/73 season sporting the 429 and fetching rootes turquoise livery. Bill has been in contact with Dennis regarding the car and amazingly he even had a bunch of spare bits for it! Hopefully, the Boss will be eligible to run in a couple of events once completed, but almost certainly It'll thunder up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, although maybe not this year.

    A big thanks goes to you Steve and also to Alistair (alfettafan). Your research posted here has been massively helpful for us in restoring the car. Thanks to everyone else too, It's great seeing that there are others out there that are just as excited/enthused about the Boss as we are!

    Cheers
    Fred Shepherd
    Last edited by Fred Shepherd; 03-04-2019 at 01:05 PM.

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    Thanks Fred for the update. I saw the car race at Silverstone in 1973 and the turquoise livery is stunning.
    I hope you don't mind me sharing this site;

    http://www.ponysite.de/dennis_leech.htm

    (Ken Hyndman)

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    Thanks Fred for the update. I saw the car race at Silverstone in 1973 and the turquoise livery is stunning.
    Hi Ken
    Interestingly the Silverstone 73 race is one of the rare occasions I managed to find/buy a picture of the car in 429 spec, although the Javelin gets more of the spotlight here. This might bring back some memories?

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    Fred,
    I took this one photo of the first lap at Silverstone. It looks like all these photos are at the same corner.
    I tried to crop my photo down and it is not clear but it is in colour and gives a wide view of the Becketts Corner at Silverstone in 1973.
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    (Ken Hyndman photo)

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    A moment later at Beckett's Corner.

    (Ken H )

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    Ken,

    Thanks for sending those across, much appreciated.
    Personally, I find that a fantastic photo as it shows a great deal of the atmosphere of the racing back in the 70s (something I unfortunately never got to experience). Great to see the marshall in a stripey jumper and bell-bottoms!

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    OK Fred,
    I recently found the original slide from that day.
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    (Silverstone. British GP day. July 1973. )

    ( Ken H photo..)

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