Multi-time ADRL Extreme Pro Stock winner Brian Gahm brought a brand-new Jerry Haas-built 2012 Mustang to the Memphis Drags III with perhaps its most noticeable feature being the retro graphics adorning its carbon-fiber bodywork.
“This is an exact copy of the paint on my Pro Mod Camaro from 1994,” said Gahm, who more recently became known for having elaborate and highly detailed murals painted on his race cars. “I just wanted to keep things more simple this time. I told my dad that and he went straight to a filing cabinet at the shop and pulled out an old IHRA Drag Review magazine from back then that had our car on the cover; he knew exactly where it was.
“So I sent that cover to Larry Williams to design it for the Mustang and then Dave Roemer at R&R Auto Body in Cleveland painted it. I think it came out great, it looks perfect on the car,” Gahm said.
After picking up the car from Haas in Fenton, MO, on Wednesday, Gahm made a quick side trip to Gateway Motorsports Park, near St. Louis, where he performed just a couple of burnouts “just to make sure everything worked,” before continuing on for the car’s competition debut this weekend at Memphis International Raceway.
In its first qualifying pass, Gahm ran the new Mustang to an early shutoff 5.791 at just 83.79 mph to place 18th of 20 entries after the first of four scheduled qualifying rounds.
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