1988 Ford Mustang – Gregg Biddlingmeier’s Desert Fox

If you’ve ever been to an event in Arizona or an AutoCross race in the southwest than at some point you’ve noticed Gregg Biddlingmeier’s 1988 Ford Mustang Foxbody. It’s nasty.

Gregg’s ‘Stang has come a long way from its humble beginnings as an $800 stock 4-banger. Initially, Gregg was looking for a V8 Foxbody to cruise around after moving to Arizona from St Louis but all he could find were overpriced, beat-to-hell versions.

Gregg has owned numerous Fox’s in the past so he had prior experience and knowledge in working with them. Once he found this white Mustang the first thing on the to-do List was to pull out that stock grandma motor and swap in a 302 c.i. V8 equipped with a set of GT40P heads. A few minor suspension and brake upgrades followed and BAM – it would serve as Greg’s daily driver for the next few years.

This would all quickly change however with one weekend in Scottsdale at the Goodguys Southwest Nationals at Westworld of Scottsdale. Gregg had been wanting to dip his toes in the competition waters for a while but up until that weekend in 2013, he was just a spectator. A few laps around the orange cones during the “fun run” session and he was hooked.

Being a fan of Pro-Touring cars as well as the look of them Gregg formulated a plan. Opening a catalog and ordering every part then drop the car off at a shop for a six-figure build wasn’t part of the plan. He would work on the build himself as time and money permitted with the goal being to produce a well-balanced, and efficient track car while still being able to be driven on the street.

Through the years Gregg’s knowledge, as well as the vehicle itself, have evolved into what you see today. The flared out Foxbody is sitting on Falken 315/30’s at all four corners on Rovo Pretoria 18X10.5″ wheels. Suspension has been upgraded through a combination of a Maximum Motorsports K-Member, control arms, and coilovers. Gregg fabricated torque arm/Watts link in the rear in his garage.

That 302 motor has since been punched out to a whopping 363 cubic inches. Any NASCAR team would be proud of the thunder this thing makes! Black Widow mufflers take care of the exhaust note while Trackspec Motorsports hood vents keep things cool under the hood.

A Carter’s Customs rear diffuser under the bumper as well as the homemade Lexan rear spoiler helps keep the potent pony planted during those hi-speed track days. PROCAR racing seats with a DJ Safety five-point harness make sure Gregg gets home safely to his wife and son.

We had a blast shooting this car out in a remote part of the Arizona desert. Hearing it, seeing and feeling it made for a great afternoon. Thanks Gregg.

Born and raised in New York, it wasn't until Terry moved to Arizona that his love for photography and vehicles merged into a passion. Terry has always photographed vehicles since he was young but it wasn't until he started shooting autocross at Goodguys Rod & Custom Association events that led to more opportunities. Since then, he's covered various motorsport events and worked with corporations within the performance market. Terry has always had a love for trucks and has owned several, including lifted and lowered ones. Currently, he's working on finishing his 1972 F-100 Flareside.