Scottsdale, AZ – The long awaited debut of the BOSS SNAKE Goodguys Giveaway car gave fans a thrill at Westworld in Scottsdale as the car was introduced to a capacity crowd at the 1st Spring Nationals. Curt, Dan and E.J. from RPM Hot Rods (www.RPM-Hotrods.com) drove for two straight days coming from Warrendale, PA to make the debut, arriving in Scottsdale at 4am Saturday morning, March 13th. As Dan said ‘We went and checked in to the hotel, brushed our teeth, took a 45 min nap then rolled over to the grounds to get set up for the debut. We’re stoked to be here!”
The crowd was even more stoked to get a look at the masterfully constructed BOSS SNAKE.
Built completely in house by RPM, The BOSS SNAKE features a 770 horsepower Jon Kaase built 520 cubic inch Boss Hemi, Ride Tech suspension featuring Chris Alston components, PPG Goodguys Yellow Paint, Custom one off Intro Wheels, Baer 6 piston brakes with 14 inch rotors, Classic Instruments Gauges, Custom Interior by RPM, Custom exhaust by RPM and Stainless Works, Custom Flowmaster stainless exhaust, a Tremec Magnum 6 speed transmission and hundreds of intricately fabricated parts and pieces by RPM.
The BOSS SNAKE is a replica of the ultra rare “QuarterHorse” Mustang of which there were only two known to exist. Conceived as a possible replacement for both the Boss 429 and Shelby Mustangs, the so-called QuarterHorse Mustangs were built from actual Boss 429 Mustangs by the Kar Kraft company in Brighton, Michigan. Also referred to as the “Composite” Mustang, it contained several different parts and pieces than the original BOSS 429 Mustangs. The body was standard 1970 Boss 429, the front clip was Shelby Mustang, less the hood scoops, and the dash was Cougar. The first Quarterhose, KK 2061, was painted Grabber Blue and was initially fitted with a Boss 429 engine. It was soon replaced with a 429 SCJ and sent to Hollywood to star with Burt Reynolds in a short-lived TV series called “Dan August”. The second Quarterhorse was Candy apple Red and was fitted with a 429 SCJ engine. Amazingly, both Quarterhorses survived the crusher and are in the hands of collectors.
The BOSS SNAKE will serve as the official grand prize giveaway vehicle for the Goodguys 2010 event season. It will be displayed at all Goodguys national events this year. Click here for official contest rules
For a look at the build from start to finish click here
Take a look at these pictures from the Snake’s triumphant debut: