John Nemeth’s 1966 Mustang Coupe has been in the family since the mid 1970s, when his brother bought it from the original owner. To John, it’s much more than a wild Pro Street/ Strip build, his very sinister Stang is a part of who he is, and it almost got away!
“My brother actually put the car up for sale in 1980,” tells Nemeth. “But our mom knew how much I loved it so she purchased it from him, and a year later, when I got my driver’s license, I bought it from her for $1500! It was my first car, and I still have it!”
Now living in Boise, Idaho, Nemeth grew up in Southern California, the epicenter of hot rodding, and as long as he can remember he has been fascinated with cars. He could often be found at Ontario Motor Speedway catching stock car action or Riverside Raceway to take in some straightline fun. His favorites, though, were The Winter Nationals and World Finals at Pomona Raceway. His first taste of drag racing would be in the early 1980s when he took his Mustang to Orange County Raceway to take a ride down the infamous quarter mile that closed in 1983.
“Once I got a taste of drag racing in my own car, I was hooked!” he added. From there, though, as most young Americans hooked on horsepower, he initially hit the back roads of SoCal to sew his wild oats….. Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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