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Emily Compagno’s 1972 Mach 1


PROJECT Overview

Emily Compagno is a federal attorney, former NFL cheerleader (Raider Nation!) and a current host on Fox News. A friend learned that she had a ’72 Mach 1 Mustang for a long time, and discovered that she was also a supporter of veterans causes, so when we were planning a race at the 24 Hours of Lemons in Road Atlanta promoting Laps of Honor, a veteran’s organization that delivers new, mortgage-free homes to wounded warriors, we invited Emily to join us for the race. She was so excited that she became part of our race team, including as one our drivers of the race car. She immediately became a friend and family member of IPT and took her Mach 1 on the Power Tour with us in 2019. It was there, however, that the 351C had some valvetrain issues so we towed it back to our shop in North Carolina for a rebuild. The rebuild turned into a complete, ground-up build of the entire car. We swapped in a Ford Racing Coyote Aluminator engine and Tremec 6-speed (the woman prefers to shift her cars for herself) and treated it to a full-on IPT suspension and interior, and kept her required bright orange paint with flames and a few subtle touches to include her beloved Raiders logo and also her Doberman Pinscher Justice. She is currently enjoying the car at home in New York City.