What kind of Burro is that? A question that is seen on Trophy Burro‘s Instagram, but for its owner, Simon Flynn, and his 1969 Ford F100 it has a different meaning. After purchasing the vehicle from Andy McMillin three years ago it has since got a little more Burro style.
“I got into the off-road scene about 15 years ago when I moved to Cabo and ran into a crew who raced Class 9 and Class 16 down here,” Simon said. “I was looking for a build to could be fun, comfortable, and something to race the NORRA peninsula runs.”
The truck Flynn ended up with was ready to go and with the success of the McMillin family in off-road racing, the truck was definitely set up for success from the start. Even with the original package, Flynn had his list of to-dos.
“After I got the truck I did some updates to it before the 2019 NORRA 1000 with Even Weller and got it working well just fixing the suspension and weight mainly,” Flynn explained. “Then after NORRA, we found some items on the frame that needed attention.”
“We got the frame all plated, boxed, and braced which also included boxing in the beams,” Flynn continued. “After that was taken care of, we then went to town with fiberglass, paint, and finally all new wiring and electronics.”
Powering this Burro is a 351 Windsor stroked to 383-ci built by Greg at TPR Industr, but that will be changing soon. The next step is a new SBF from TPR Industry with EFI which should be a lot of fun.
The truck features Mark Newhan beams and Dirt Tech Real links and Method 103 beadlocks which were powder coated by Swift Powder Coating. In addition, the Burro has Baja Designs lights all over including taillights and headlights and Advance Fiberglass Concepts fenders.
“I love the new interior set up and the new AEM Electronics screens,” Flynn said. “It’s amazing to have modern technology in an old F100.”
The F100 isn’t done seeing time racing as Flynn plans to do NORRA again when they start running back to Cabo. Other than racing he plans to do some runs with the Expedition Off-Road crew and catch them on one of their next adventures.