Jump to content


Photo

Happy 45th Ford Mustang!


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 Arrows4Ever

Arrows4Ever
  • Member

  • 831 posts
  • Joined: June 03

Posted 17 April 2009 - 15:35

The Ford Mustang is 45 today!!!
Launched on april 17th 1964,apparently nobody at Ford expected it to be a huge success. (22 000 orders on release day!)

French link:
http://monvolant.cyb...paign=retention

Post your favorite Mustang pics and/or share your Mustang stories here.

Advertisement

#2 AMICALEMANS

AMICALEMANS
  • Member

  • 366 posts
  • Joined: February 07

Posted 17 April 2009 - 21:51

Also in french, but with many pictures of Racing Mustang in France.... :love:

http://www.autodiva....c.php?f=2&t=405

Happy birthday Mustang

#3 Arrows4Ever

Arrows4Ever
  • Member

  • 831 posts
  • Joined: June 03

Posted 18 April 2009 - 02:42

Just to please me and I guess he was celebrating too, someone passed on my street today with a beauty exactly like that:

http://mustangmonthl...1-ho/index.html

#4 Ellis French

Ellis French
  • Member

  • 453 posts
  • Joined: June 06

Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:24

I took my 66 K Code GT and then later my 70 Boss 302 out for a swerve thru the back blocks on a couple of Targa Tas sections to wish their predecessor a happy 45th birthday.

Long Live the Legend.

Ellis

#5 AMICALEMANS

AMICALEMANS
  • Member

  • 366 posts
  • Joined: February 07

Posted 18 April 2009 - 09:47

Some more story about Mustang Racing in Europe :

http://freenet-homep...ony/history.htm

#6 Terry Walker

Terry Walker
  • Member

  • 2,720 posts
  • Joined: July 05

Posted 18 April 2009 - 14:29

Just a Ford Falcon in a party frock - but oh what a party all these years!

#7 AMICALEMANS

AMICALEMANS
  • Member

  • 366 posts
  • Joined: February 07

Posted 18 April 2009 - 15:41

The Mustang ran :
Le Mans and others sportscars races
Monte Carlo and other rallyes
Drag racing
Dirt Track
Hill Climb including Pikes Peak
Modern Panamerican
Baja 1000

Few cars in the world could do that ! (did you ever see a 911 in Drag Racing or Dirt Track ?)

#8 HistoricMustang

HistoricMustang
  • Member

  • 4,076 posts
  • Joined: November 03

Posted 18 April 2009 - 22:45

Originally posted by Arrows4Ever
The Ford Mustang is 45 today!!!

Post your favorite Mustang pics and/or share your Mustang stories here.


My favorite one is Ken Miles at Green Valley in 1965.

Posted Image

And, for good measure me getting ready to hold off the bad guys at Sebring.

Posted Image

Henry :wave:

#9 TrackDog

TrackDog
  • Member

  • 335 posts
  • Joined: August 07

Posted 19 April 2009 - 00:28

Originally posted by AMICALEMANS
The Mustang ran :
Le Mans and others sportscars races
Monte Carlo and other rallyes
Drag racing
Dirt Track
Hill Climb including Pikes Peak
Modern Panamerican
Baja 1000

Few cars in the world could do that ! (did you ever see a 911 in Drag Racing or Dirt Track ?)



Don't forget the Trans-Am Series and NASCAR's Grand Touring Series...


Dan

#10 RStock

RStock
  • Member

  • 1,341 posts
  • Joined: March 08

Posted 19 April 2009 - 03:06

I've owned two in my time . Great little cars the both . My favorite Mustang photo would be one of the '67 I owned . But since I don't have one of it , I'll post this pic of Gilles Mustang .

Posted Image

(photo courtesy VENTISETTEROSSO - Salute Gilles)

#11 Lee Nicolle

Lee Nicolle
  • Member

  • 6,030 posts
  • Joined: July 08

Posted 19 April 2009 - 04:42

Originally posted by AMICALEMANS
The Mustang ran :
Le Mans and others sportscars races
Monte Carlo and other rallyes
Drag racing
Dirt Track
Hill Climb including Pikes Peak
Modern Panamerican
Baja 1000

Few cars in the world could do that ! (did you ever see a 911 in Drag Racing or Dirt Track ?)

I have seen plenty of 911s on dirt, and a few at the drags. But personally would still prefer a 69 or 70 Mustang!

#12 HistoricMustang

HistoricMustang
  • Member

  • 4,076 posts
  • Joined: November 03

Posted 19 April 2009 - 10:59

Road Atlanta pre race.

Posted Image

Henry :wave:

#13 TrackDog

TrackDog
  • Member

  • 335 posts
  • Joined: August 07

Posted 19 April 2009 - 14:49

Originally posted by Lee Nicolle

I have seen plenty of 911s on dirt, and a few at the drags. But personally would still prefer a 69 or 70 Mustang!


I saw a 924 once that somebody had slipped a Chevy Blazer frame underneath with a huge lift kit...I don't know just why they did it, but they did.

To each his own, I guess...


Dan

#14 fbarrett

fbarrett
  • Member

  • 1,006 posts
  • Joined: January 08

Posted 19 April 2009 - 18:39

Originally posted by HistoricMustang


My favorite one is Ken Miles at Green Valley in 1965.

Posted Image

Henry :wave:


Henry:

Yesterday I gave some folks from the Society of Automotive Historians a tour of the Shelby American Collection, where 002 now resides in unrestored condition. It's featured prominently in the recent book Shelby Cars in Detail. Incidentally, the photo was shot by Bob Jackson, who had previously won a Pulitzer Prize for his famous photo of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald.

Frank
fbarrett@aol.com

#15 Frank S

Frank S
  • Member

  • 2,157 posts
  • Joined: September 02

Posted 19 April 2009 - 22:28

Originally posted by Arrows4Ever
The Ford Mustang is 45 today!!!
Launched on april 17th 1964,apparently nobody at Ford expected it to be a huge success. (22 000 orders on release day!)

French link:
http://monvolant.cyb...paign=retention

Post your favorite Mustang pics and/or share your Mustang stories here.


My favorite (so far) contemporary Mustang picture is miniaturized at left. My favorite Mustang photos from recent history are at
http://www.fototime....4027F8BD896E34A.

My few historic Mustang stories are not particularly poignant. My favorite recent Mustang story is:

Mustang was introduced on 17 April 1964;
On 17 April 2009, I took delivery of my third Mustang, a GT/CS (California Special) black convertible;
Its build date was 17 April 2008.
No party at the dealer; in fact, no one there knew the date's significance.

I'll get back to you when I've done some shots of the newest one.

#16 sterling49

sterling49
  • Member

  • 10,821 posts
  • Joined: September 06

Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:06

Seen at Brands on Friday


Posted Image