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A turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder 1979 Mustang was the first of its' kind to roll off the assembly line in October 1978. Tom Huber, a Ford Motor Company engineer, purchased the Mustang and in May 1979 sold it to his brother "Papa Jon" Huber.  Papa Jon almost sold the car a few years later, but his son Jon wanted to drive it when he turned 16. The car was put into storage until 1990. As soon as Jon passed his driver's test, he and his dad took the car to I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri for the cars' first pass - a 9.90 in the eighth mile. The father son duo made steady improvements to the car and in 1998 they decided to make it an official race car. Ultimately, this was the beginning of Huber Performance.

For many years, Jon & Papa Jon raced the car weekly at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois and also traveled across the country for drag racing events, drawing attention wherever they went. Audiences are always intriqued to check out the car upon witnessing the wheels-up launches with passes as low as 8.61 in the quarter mile.

Today, Jon is busy with the family life and limits his racing activities. He does continue to participate annually in Hot Rod's Drag Week, where cars are driven 1,000-plus miles on public roads during a trip that includes four dragstrips and five races in five days.

  • Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, January 2009

  • Hot Rod, March 2008

    • America's Fastest Street Car [Quickest Four-Cylinder]​

  • 5.0 Mustang, February 2008

  • Muscle Mustang & Fast Fords, January 2008

    • Ranked #4, in Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords 2007 Top 10 Mustangs of the Year.

  • Hot Rod, December 2007

    • The Top 10 Best Cars of 2007

  • Hot Rod Drag Week Winner, September 2007

  • 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords, February 2007​

    • Fantastic Four​

  • 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords, October 2006

  • Sportsman Drag Racing / Popular Hot Rodding, April/May 2006

  • NMRA Race Pages, 2006

  • Popular Hot Rodding, 2005

  • Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, January 1998

  • Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, May 1998


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