Styled by design legend Larry Shinoda, the Boss was conceived to bring some heat to GM, whose new Camaro was the first true competitor for the Mustang, which offered performance that easily overshadowed what previous versions of the ‘Stang could muster. Incidentally, Shinoda was a former employee of GM, where he was responsible for the stunning ’63 Sting Ray. The story goes that the car was named “Boss” after he was asked by a co-worker what he was spending his time on; “The boss’s car,” he replied. Equipped with a new version of Ford’s 302-cubic-inch engine called simply “Boss 302”, it was a hybrid of existing Windsor block and Cleveland heads, each item named for the city in which it was built. Though modestly rated at 290 HP, it was enough for a then-competitive 6.7 seconds to 60 MPH and a 14 ½ second, ¼ mile time.
Now, on to the links…
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TheCL: The War On Terror
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CH2.0: Boehner Willing to Abandon GOP & 2nd Amendment
TS Report: The Creative Class Hoax
SJ: Communism survivor Manuel Martinez understands the importance of the 2nd Amendment
Bunker: State Dept has new story on Afghan blast that killed Diplomat
Asylum Watch: How Long Before The Left Completes Its Takeover Of The Military?
TMGGB: There’s a possible perk in the gun control legislation…imagine that
The Eye: How High is Up
Spellchek: It is the five year blogging anniversary @ Spellcehk… A tribute to friends
FCBZ: Zany, Beloved, Legendary Comedian Jonathan Winters
MTTM: New Legislation Requires Clearer Information
Gator: Obama’s war on charities
Jen: Bill O’Reilly’s non-ideological power
Tom: In God we trust?
The TCN: What Texans Should Know about Agenda 21 – Videos from Cathie Adams & Lord Christopher Monckton
The NC: Army Email Labels Christian Ministries as “Domestic Hate Groups”
Teresa: Second Amendment Questions
PR: Coburn Defends Vote To Hear Gun Control Bill
Zilla: Maggie Thatcher