The Staff of Motorsport Marketing
The Staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
7/10/17 9:53 a.m.

story by dan scanlan • photos by scott r. lear

Some cars are born into greatness. Others have greatness engineered upon them.

The 1960 Ford Falcon is one such tale of greatness coming after the fact. Ford created it to become the brand’s first modern compact—something to fend off the European invas…

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Trackmouse SuperDork
7/10/17 10:11 a.m.

What a pretty NASCAR! Now if only they all could start adding artful body lines to the cars, instead of them all looking alike.

stan GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
7/10/17 12:00 p.m.


One of the prettiest/coolest race cars I've seen...

jimbbski Dork
7/10/17 3:45 p.m.

Saw this or one like it at Watkins Glen SVRA race last Sept.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/10/17 3:50 p.m.
jimbbski wrote: Saw this or one like it at Watkins Glen SVRA race last Sept.

What color was that one? In addition to this blue one, I remember there being a while one.

M2Pilot HalfDork
7/10/17 4:00 p.m.

I saw a white one at Savannah historics in Oct. 2012 or 2013 IIRC.

7/11/17 12:00 a.m.

Cool car. So Riggins has been building race cars since he was 15 years old? That is impressive.

JimS New Reader
7/11/17 1:04 a.m.

Saw a white one at VIR vintage event this past fall.

7/12/17 5:21 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

David, this car is now white with a black hood. I photographed it at VIR last year.

V8 Road Racing West
V8 Road Racing West New Reader
7/15/18 10:53 a.m.

Great article and GREAT build!   We love V8 thunder road racers.   Check out this vintage Falcon I found on racing junk:

Keep up the great work!


Michael Cohen

V8 Road Racing West

GTXVette SuperDork
7/15/18 11:37 a.m.

the car guy that started my life passion with cars bought a new 63.5 sprint 260 3 speed. the 64 would be me but not at 180.

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