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April 11th
When was the last time you saw this Mustang I twice?
Now its time again..
Back in 1962 actually 3 were made. The clay model, a show car and a running Mustang 1 concept car. All three carried the very first Mustang emblem from Phil Clark. Hand made and leaving no doubt, where the Mustang name and Pony came from despite all those narrations we still get presented. The badges of the Mustang I tell the true story. Look at them the next time you see it.
Which bring us to our newsbit. We all know there is one survivor - the car that was saved by the designers, which was at the 45th and now will be a star again at the 50th. But this one is completely new!

We don't know how it is actually displayed yet, but we have been involved in the Making of it remotely.

Watch out at Charlotte next week for the BIG NEWS.
In memoriam of Phil Clark, the MAN who designed and handmade the FIRST EVER MUSTANG emblem and he put it on this car. Now ask yourself again. Which was really the FIRST MUSTANG?
   
April 11th
50 years Mustang Memories.
Some things change.
Some things never end.
The famous gasstation Aurora near Andermatt in Switzerlandwill close down on April 23rd.
James Bond dropped Tilly Masterson off there in the movie Goldfinger. We remember that she later drove the white Mustang convertible that has never been located, though some traces indicate its whereabouts.
The owners of the Aurora gasstation would have to renew the gas tanks that were built in in the 60ies and the amount that would have to be spent is way too high.
Sorry - make sure you drive up there with your white convertibles until the 23rd to show your sympathy.
auroragasstation
Picture Keystone
Goldfinger Aurora gasstation
Our friend Reto Wigger brought this newsbit to our attention. A longtime Mustang enthusiast, whose 70 Shelby I photographed while being on holidays in the 80ies by coincidence, and whom I met in the late 90ies after some research to hand over the pictures and which initated a long time friendship.
Note - wherever you find a Shelby or Mustang,don't pass by, it could be another friend for the future. In contrary to Bond -we don't drop friends, we pick them up at gasstations and along our life road! Reto founded the swiss FNC with a mate in 1979.
   
April 11th
50 Years Mustang
Man & Machine. Mustang. Adi.
Man comes first. Adi is the Man. The man of our First Mustang club of Germany.
Adi lives Mustang. I guess there is none in our club who did not have a chat with him about restoration details or his collection in the past 25 plus years, where he is a member. But Adi saw them comong already in 1964 and was hooked..
Adi worked hard his whole life and saved whatever he could for his passion. Along the way he had dozens and dozens of Mustangs, yet he kept to his first one as well. The collection today sees 8 cars including 2 Shelbys. Adi has another project ON - a 68 convertible, not his last one for sure.

Let's celebrate the MAN first. The owners and family members are the ones that made the Mustang an icon.
   
April 10th
50 Years Mustang
Man & Machine. Mustang. Powered by Emotions.

Our new club magazine benefits again from our worldwide connections.

Featuring never published Concept Mustangs of all kind, background stories on one of the Fast and Furious survivor, exclusive sneak pics from the next month Playboy Mustang 2015 photo shooting, "backlash" Boss 302 restoration, Mustang journeys to Poland and visits of worldwide Mustangers in Germany and not to forget about the topic of Man & Machine. Live with the Mustang.

We classic Mustang drivers don't need SyncR, BluetoothR or USB-hubs.
We are already synchronised with our good old family members and one such is the Mustang for most of us.

A few early days Mustang maniacs are featured in our club mag.

Stay tuned for its appearence. Ah and sorry, in german only.

Cover picture: "Michael Goermann for Playboy"
   
April 2nd
Ford Club Services displayed 4 of our FMCOG club cars at their booth at the recent Techno Classica.

In a special 50th Mustang anniversary display 3 original T-5s from Kaethe Lowe, Hans Laschet and Andreas Dressen were shown plus one 1968 Convertible.
The 1971 Mach 1 belonged once to famous singer Howard Carpendale, the white Fastback is still a one-owner car since 1965.
Our own booth drew a lot of new members and a combined Ford Club dinner with the management of Ford and club officials turned out very interesting news for all parties involved.

More soon.
And looking forward to see you in Charlotte, where the biggest surprises for insiders are waiting:-)


   
These days we read a lot of 50 Years Mustang stories and they all still repeat the old wrong narrations about the birth of the Mustang itself, the Mustang name and the emblem. It is unbelievable that the story still gets watered after 50 years.
Ford has a clear statement on that. It doesn't really matter what the truth is. They like that the car is still a topic of those discussions, so they are not interested to solve it ever seriously.
I thought about what would have really happened, if they had let the designers around Phil Clark do whatever they wanted.
Phil had a Mustang Coupe already drawn way before the Mustang I became reality in a clay model, a show car and the T&B running car. This later concept car was a logical derivation of his original 2 seater race car, the first car that ever got a handmade Mustang Pony emblem in May 1962.

We all know that you can spin around many "What, if..." in history, but this car really became reality in the form of a concept car and we probably will see it soon again, as somebody with the power saw the potential in it. Well, what if Marylin Monroe had not died in August 62 and Phil would have had the power he was denied. You see it above. The Unbelievable!
Yet it was done and it will be realized one day in the near future. Trust us.
Picture: Concept Car GT46 - Mark S. Gustavson/The Lynx Project, Photoshop: W.Kohrn
   
March 9th, 2014
1964-2014 50 years of Mustang racing

We will entertain you with some 50 years stories until the 17th. April, though we missed the 50 days countdown in fact.
Yet the 9th of March the first serial Mustangs and a few pre-series Mustangs came down the assembly line to be shipped worldwide.
Some of them went to the Alan Mann Racing team, likewise to 4 US based rallye teams and a few customisers.
The Alan Mann Mustangs served Ford to get it homologated for Racing in July 1964 after a first attempt failed due to bad preparation by Ford itself. Still there were earlier Mustangs racing. Stay tuned for more on them from another author.

However the AMR Mustangs got some special attention by several race car builders in the past few months. Anders Weiter from Sweden was one of at least 4-5 privateers, who took the challenge.

This is the 1964 FIA racer that Anders Weiter just finished for a swedish customer. We will see it soon on the race track.
Be prepared for an official TDF early Mustang as well at the 50th Anniversary in the US. We will also keep you updated on the other projects in the next 37 days.
   
March 10th, 2014
50 years Mustanging,
21 years Ponysite.

The Mustang has been and still is a true world car. Getting closer to the date, one gets more and more e-mails, of how many friends have come to meet each other thanks to the Internet and well, yes thanks to Ponysite as well even became close friends. Like I met many new Mustang friends in Europe and anywhere in the world. Still in touch with many of them from New Zealand to Czechoslovakia, north to Norway, Canada and south to Venezuela, Peru or Mexico, even to South Africa I can count on contributors reporting and sometimes about just about the weather conditions or family incidents. It is nice to be a part of this worldwide network

We even have a world bowl in our neighbourhood, so I took the time today to drive up there and take a picture.

Glad to have my 1968 T-5 still running. Considering that this paint is 30 years old, it still looks good in the sun. Forgive the frenched automatic antenna, those were the days and meanwhile I like it even more as a custom touch just like the rims and mirrors.
   
February 20th, 2014
A Boss 302 still rules. Even in 4K.

This one was a real eyecatcher at the latest ISE show in Amsterdam.
It was displayed at the Christies booth, which is one of the leading state-of-the-art screen and projector supplier on the market. A Mirage 4K25 DLP was used for a back-projection on a - what I think - was a 122" screen.
What I immediately thought that this would be an outstanding luxury garage gadget for the true Boss 302 collector. Finetuned with some latest music, it may stimulate some for a "Start your engines, gentlemen".
Watch a short sequence of the UHD or 4K quality video. The bypassing visitors may give you an idea of the sheer size of that screen.

Click here for the video
And sorry that I could not film the whole sequence.
   
February 7th. 2014
We are very sorry that the Sourcelink publisher cut loose our befriended Mustang Editor Donald Farr 20 hours ago.
Donald has been and still is a mate to almost every Mustang enthusiast around the world and that is a special status. He was constantly looking beyond the borders to enrich the Mustang topic with inspiration and has never gotten tired.
I hope he takes my invitation to write for us more often until he has for sure another job in the Mustang business next week:-).
We are sure, it won't take long until he gets hired by a big carmaker or publisher.
   
February 6th, 2014
We had been in touch with Andrea Vicich years ago and were fortunate to report on her fathers race success in Peru early on. Andrea took the effort on her finally and created a new webpage dedicated to her fathers race career.
See yet unpublished pics of her fathers photobox.

www.bratzovicich.com
   
January 18th, 2014
Many things have been written about the preseries and first days Mustangs of 1964, yet there is still enough to uncover these days. We are going to put our torch on a few yet unpublished cars in typical Ponysite manner.
Thanks to the huge archives of our contributing collectors such as E.Z. we found out about the Walter Buhl Ford Mustang convertible. Walter caused quite some trouble in breaking the embargo on March 11th 1964 driving downtown Detroit to a lunch, where he got caught by the Detroit Free press reporter. The pictures and story made the Competition press, the Times and other mags later that month.

Walter Buhl Ford - nephew of Henry Ford II - just being 20 years old in 1964 loaned his mothers car for a spin and parked it in the public in Detroit downtown on March 11th.
A very early embargo breakage by a young Mustang fan - as we see it today. The Mustang carried a Manufacturers licence plate 12M36.
We are showing you more cars that appeared  in public areas before the official launch dates these oncoming weeks.
We have also heard already about a very exciting very, very, very early car appearing at the 50th in Charlotte in April 2014. Stay tuned for more.
   
January 6th, 2014
When was the last time you saw a 1969
Cobra Jet convertible for sale?
These cars are for sure the collector cars of the future, but time to buy one elapses pretty soon.
This one - VIN in Marti report - was recently for sale in South France and still is as far as I know.
The current owner recognized that the adventure to find correct parts and especially a date-coded engine will be beyond what he wants to do with it.
Anyway it is running with a BB in it and any cent spent might come back with some patience one day, but it is not a cheap trick anyway. The seller knows what he has, but if you would like to reach out, send us a line.
   
December 29th, 2013.
Ever noticed that the left guy in this picture looks like the young Jay Leno. Well he wasn't there when the Mustang I was introduced by Ford at Watkins Glen in October 1962, but he remembers to be in the queue at a Ford dealer in 1964.


But he and NBC produced a nice new video with the Mustang I, the first Mustang preproduction convertible to receive a VIN and Iacocca.
It will be aired from tomorrow (3oth or 31st latest) here at
www.jaylenosgarage.com/video

Make sure you tune in 30th/31st.Dec. The material was filmed before the 5th. December and the prototype not ready, so NBC decided to add 2015 Mustang material later. All 3 cars will be presented.

With best wishes from Bob Fria and we hope he does not again say that the Mustang I had nothing to do with the final Mustang.

Unfortunately Bob Fria repeats the story about the Charles Keresztes 1964 pony modeling in 3D.
Charles worked on the Mustang II (74-78) pony model and Cougar and Pinto. Read the 1974 Ford PR note and see the pics of him working on the other emblem in Ford Archives picture collection.
The credit belongs to Waino Kangas for carving the first production model for a mold and the first one 3-D pony emblem ever put on the Mustang I was Phil Clark ones.
Same time the Mustang I itself was never called Allegro. Allegro was a different concept car.

Maybe one day they get it correct, but hope is what remains.
   
December 27th, 2013
Certainly not a ONE OF ONE - but then again how do you think some Big Body Mustangs survived the 80ies and early 90ies?
See this austrian car and you can picture that someone had a hard time in finding the right components in the 80ies to keep his car running or he had a wrecking yard or just a really "brighter" idea?
Looks like he used Late Model, Granada or Omega headlights to brighten the view of himself frontwards or to blend the onlookers, who knows. Thanks to the new owner the 71 was already converted back to the original fascia.
But then again, this would certainly catch the crowd at the next car show with the BIG QUESTION written in white.
   
December 27th, 2013/span>
The Bass 770 will appear at the Detroit Autoshow starting January 13th.
The american built Bass 770 will see its first car show. Ready to rumble since a while, interested parties have the chance to check out the outstanding quality, material choice and design - a blend of the best available components in the muscle car market of the past and today.
See the new official TV commercial
No I don't get paid for that, but I like it:-)
   
Dec. 27th, 2013
One of at least 3
TDF tributes coming soon
Yes, sounds strange, but we follow at least 3 projects where racers or race enthusiast or....(withhold for now) took on the race to create a Tour De France Mustang replica on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the TDF.
We had already reported about the 2014 HM TDF SE, but let's have a look at one that will for sure be ready to race - in line with the FIA regulations suffix K and for sure a winner on the track.
Other projects also see a street-ready version of a 1964 Mustang replica. Wether it is a series, we will tell you later.

Anders Weiter from weitersracing.se is busy on this one. The engine goes in in February and soon the first testing will take place. We press our thumbs for this one.
   
Dec. 27th, 2013
One of Four

There is something special in those words and I am always surprised  about the open-hood mentality of most Mustang Enthusiasts we run across in our research. Thanks to him we get some exclusive insights into the car, which we will publish in our next club mag.
John Atzbach owns this rare 1966 Shelby Convertible. We all know, only 4 were built despite the long narrated story of 6, which never found some evidence beyond...narration.
Ponysite readers know this for a long time since Howard Pardee from SAAC clarified the issue for us about 13 years ago.
Here are already a few more teasers on the 6S2375 webpage, we run since then.
   
December,23rd 2013
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

This is David Redheads Bullit Pair shot from the UK and it may inspire a new chase for fun with lots of Action in 2014.
I guess we classic Mustang Enthusiasts will tighten our relations at the oncoming 50th Anniversary events and lets welcome the Mustang VI in our family ...likewise their owners.
They all have their reasons to stick with the brand or change from others. Mostly family memories or emotions from the past.
Moreover the Mustang is back to the affordable sportscar theme with the lighter weight and efficient powertrains. Still there is ample room to modify it to your style ... just as in the 60ies. We will certainly see the aftermarket launch parts before you can't even testdrive a Gen VI Mustang, but that will be good for the personal Mustang you can build as soon as it is out.


The Mustang is not a follower, its a hunter. So instead of following Tweets, Alerts, SMS or PNs, go out and drive it and focus your target.
Action is what McQueens lifestyle was and so be it with all sorts of Mustangs.

 
December 10th, 2013
The 50th mechandise stuff has a first highlight
The 1962 Mustang I in 1:24 or 1:43 size.
Automodello sells it starting from 119,95 Dollar upwards including Dan Gurney signed versions for up to 350 Dollar.
The 1:24 for 299 Dollar is certainly more spectacular, the pics online of the prototype look promising, yet it will hopefully get the same attention to detail in the finishing as the 1:43 obviously already has.
Well done for any serious collector of the future.
Check them out here
MustangImodelcar
50th Mustang 1962 scale model
<Some of you might remember the original 1962 model car of which only 2 were produced. This is one of the 2 known.
   
December 9th, 2013
Now that the dust has settled, let's go back to the roots.
After 45 years the 1968 radio console knobs were reproduced.
I had some originals around thanks to  Perogie a decade ago (free of charge samples!) to compare and also asked Plastique Bertrand, a local car parts specialist, who repairs and manufactures obsolete plastic parts and he thinks they are very well done, especially the plating.
Of course missing the original Ford part no  and some obvious differences in the inner housing ring, but they really stand out, when mounted.
Check them out, if you have not noticed that they are available since a month or two for about 28 bucks.
Thanks to my friend Gary for sending me the set.
   
December 6th, 2013
No secretarys affordable sportscar..but a fashion thing?

It seems that Ford wanted to give the Mustang another classy touch immediately after the launch of the car on December, 5th. As of yesterday Sienna Miller narrates in a fashio video - that must have been filmed a few days earlier - about her love of american style.
Though in my view a better choice could have been made - sorry - the marketing pull into the fashion world should probably match the Tiffany advertising gig 49 years ago.
Well, if we had just another Audrey Hepburn around......
Fashion Mustang 2015
Watch the video and the making of with Sienna Miller here
   
December 5th, 2013
The Mustang 2015 launch 12/05=17

Los Angeles

We will collect the pics from the locations.
This is LA - red 5.0 GT picture taken by our reporter on site David Kunz, TV reporter KBC...at the Chinese Theatre.
Dave was there with his 1968 Bullitt.
Thanks Dave








Barcelona
Over 2400 people at the launch in Barcelona
Aside from the dealer network many european Mustang club representatives gathered in Barcelona with the press and brand marketing scouts from Ford. A red Fastback and a silver convertible were on display.
Lots of video material was taken from Ford Europe to be aired soon incl. interviews with the reps, dinner ongoing tonight.
Our reporter on site: Ralf Wurm, FMCOG club president








Dearborn
Donald Farr catched this shot for us -
J. Mays presenting another red Stang on stage!










Sidney/Australia
A silver convertible made its appearance in a live show. "Well done" down under unveiling driving in from the back under a silk red cover .. our Mustang enthusiasts say there.
Congrats on the best show so far.
See the vid yourself

Shanghai - Red Ecoboost

Pics Sidney, Shanghai and NY - Ford Media







New York - Allan Mulally himself

Looking forward to the Ford Test days next year.
If Ford can really maintain the curiosity for that long lasting period?
Will this be the longest lasting serial production car launch ever?
   
December 3rd, 2013
With the global launch of the Mustang 2015 we see a new way of media campaign - the Social Launch of cars.
For people like me working  in this communication business it is very interesting to see how the machinery works behind that Social Launch.
Ponysite had been early contacted about the 50th Countdown campaign by the editorial Mustang story telling Team Detroit,  by the "hired" multiplicators and other insiders. Yet I've tried to stick my head a bit out while still enjoying the newsbits and the campaigns unfolding... of course helping with the relevant hubs in the european network. Some of these from Mustang clubs all over Europe will enjoy a noteworthy event now in Barcelona.

Yet I felt that some of the discussions about the "incident" and "inspiring" style of the new Mustang campaign were not totally conform with our Ponysite philosophy.
I think that the Mustang topic is rather characterized by EMOTIONS rather than INSPIRATION. For most this might make little difference, because they are interested in the output - appearance and performance.
Yet all the contacts I have made over 20 years with Mustangers - the majority had strong emotions when thinking of their Mustangs. The bondage of their Mustang with their family heritage and which vital role a car can in memories and feelings is the biggest factor in a Mustang lifestyle....at least so far.

A red one will be shown on the east coast ...with the Ecoboost engine!

It is possible that Ford wants to change that character to INSPIRATION and LIFESTYLE, yet it makes it exchangeable and short-termed in my view. Which I did express in those discussions.

I hope that still EMOTIONS will continue to bond the new car to families in their daily life despite the short moment of INSPIRATION only. I hope that the 5th. December by now is not just a gigantic flashmob event followed by others. Sit back and enjoy, but reflect how you get used by a social launch.

And yes, we got a better final Ecoboost 2015 pic on the 3rd December.
How about this maroon version?

Maroon is not on their color list, but we would like to see it soon.
   
RIP Paul Walker
The famous Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker died in a fatal single car crash on the copilots seat in the past few days. Many - not only younger - Mustangers knew the smart guy. RIP, Paul.

The 6 Mustangs used in Tokyo drift are not so much known - just the one with the Skyline engine. However there was a wider engine variety. One with a special Hawai engine is up there in Norway and we are fortunate to be able to feature it in our next club mag. A really cool car.
   
November 24th
A new movie star is born.

This 1967 Mustang Fastback will starr in a german movie production called "Not my Day" with Moritz Bleibtreu and Axel Stein.

Check the trailer out and we will show it to you in detail this Friday.


   
November 18th, 2013
We heard about the rumours for a while and got confirmation last Saturday, when the invitations came in for a travel to Barcelona on December 5th, where the Go Further event takes place for information of the dealer network.
For sure this is the place to continue the launch campaign for the new affordable sports car Mustang. After more than 30 years Europe will have again an official import of the Mustang starting in 2014.
Little known is the fact that in those 30 years we got only grey imported Mustangs, but that is a fact. Most people are tuned to muscular Mustangs, but in fact the original export Mustang was mostly sold as the affordable sports car that it was with few options, yet sporty enough to hold up to the competition...on the straight roads.
Today one can be sure that even with the 4cyl Ecoboost and over 300HP, the car will quickly gain its place in the european sporty car market.


Watch out at www.gofurtherlive.com on the 5th. of December, 13.00 CET (GMT/MEZ)

If priced properly with the US/Euro advantage, the car may even be a hit. Though 2000 are enough to make profit for Ford Europe, the target is certainly set much higher at 10.000 minimum per year.
Current Ford Mustangs club are certainly valuable to get the word out in social media, but I think the target group is quite different from the previous muscular area.

The new Mustang will take away from the Z1, Nissan and VW area, though Scirocco and other sports cars are considered a flop from profit viewpoints. With the Ecoboost Ford has a big card in this game to make the new Mustang a true success.
   
Kaethe Lowe is our most famous club member with her one-and-original owner 1965 T-5, that won several dozens of awards over the years for the best original condition and still driven today by her.
See this outstanding and moving report on her and her dog taking it out for a spin.
She certainly deserves to be mentioned as one of the best known T-5 owners and FMCoG member.
See the video here.
   
Nov. 6th, 2013
Gary Hanson
has a new T(5)oy in town
Gary is well known to many Mustangers as the T-5 registry founder. He must be around forever, since his registry was already well grown, when I bought my T-5 in 1992. In fact he is into T-5s since 1977 still kicking tires.
Most T-5 owners knew his red Fastback, but since about 3 years he had another T-5 Fastback as a restoration project, which looked for most drivers like a resto nightmare, yet with a solid base indeed. The car unfolded its beauty after the first cleaning and disassembly.
The 1966 GT Fastback today looks like a real beauty and Gary sent me a series of pictures right away. Good to see it shiny now after the updates in previous years.
Congratulations, Gary and hope to see you at the 50th.

   
Sad news must be however added for T-5 registry members.
Our friend and military T-5 version expert Ray P. McCaffrey died in Sept. 2013 unfortunately as we just heard. It was his dream to restore his original one owner T-5 hardtop K-code for the 50th Anniversary in 2014, which he drove back then in Germany and at local drag strips. We are with his wife Kathrin and his family and hope they can realize his dream one day sooner or later.
Ray has provided lots of materials to the T-5 registry about the details of the military PX order system and Mustang pricing as well as many of his race car pics and prints of his vintage sticker collection plus shared numerous stories around T-5s.


We will preserve those memories and documents for the oncoming Mustang generations just like  he intended. R.I.P. Ray.
   
November 2nd, 2013
For years I have thought about doing a St. Martins lantern and prepared myself with the buying process of black carton, coloured transparent paper and the correct tools.
If you have understood what the Pony emblem means for my family history, you would not wonder about this strange thing, but anyway...it was a must have for me.
Think about it for your kids and they will never forget what car they should buy in the future. Now time to align your kids with your dreams.


For sure you can do it much smarter, but this is the essence of all I wanted. Impatience ruins the quick job, but it can be done in 1/2 an hour, if you are in the right mood.
BTW if you are in need for a guideline, send me 5 bucks or a Mustang part and I send you my post-it scribble instruction manual with all related dimensions. My own Pony template that my brother did in 1971 with tin worked fine in cutting this one out, but for sure you may have your own technics.

I can't wait for St. Martins day and sundawn to rock the local parade with this stunning lantern and make the kids envious..



This is the Deluxe version as the back side shows a blue Pony emblem along with the T-5 indication as the pony far light indicator in my 68 T-5 fastback is blue.

Maybe I offer it on ebay afterwards.Stay tuned for more stories. Would like to hear your Pony lantern story.
   
October 27th, 2013
It always amazes me what is still available today and even after 20 years of the Internet being ON.

Thanks to the FORD ARCHIVES I got a series of pictures which give even more proof that Henry Ford indeed rode in a red convertible at the LE MANS 1966 race together with his wife and his son Edsel.

Fiat Boss Agnelli entered the car for a photoshooting as well, while it was in the pits. Driver Henri Chemin, the famous Ford France PR man drives the red convertible around the track for a tour d'honneur. The series shows that - the top was closed shortly before they went for the track. Our friends from the Autodiva.fr forum had come up with the first evidence of a red Mustang convertible at Le Mans and they or Guilleaume also found out that this is indeed the original "Une Homme et une Femme" red movie Mustang convertible.

It all comes together one day with help from the Ford Archives, the Autodiva.fr engaged Mustang enthusiasts and historians and inside knowledge of long time Mustang club guys like Guilleaume Vesnat and JHF (Mustang 66)
   
October, 27th, 2013
Ford Europe
is teaming up with the european Mustang clubs since the last Detroit Auto Show and has done a few projects with us - the FMCOG.
The result of one video effort at our last 32. International Mustang Meeting at the Technik Museum Sinsheim is now aired on the Ford Media website and Ford Europe youtube channels.
Check it out and btw - the airplanes and  Mustangs are all real in tiny Europe.
 More than 161.000 Mustangs were exported according to Kevin Marti since 1964.
   
October 17th, 2013
We featured links to external websites very seldom in the past 20 years, but one name seems to have been around forever when you talk about detailing or research. Known as the Coralsnake Pete Disher's name comes often to mind when you talk about 1968 Shelbys beyond the basics and finding resources to get a NOS or exact replacement for any part.
Pete has been researching the hidden secrets for the past decades and it is time to mention him not only for his recent story about the Conelec EFI systems on 68 and other Shelbys. The pictured Green Hornet is (EXP 500) certainly the best known example that had it once installed, but you may wish to read about the other prototypes. Any further information is appreciated on those Rare Conelec Finds.

See Coralsnake Conelec website.
   
October 8th, 2013
Recently I stumbled over really outstanding artwork from Monika Godsmark. We all know the many artists and their creations.. you typically see at vintage car events. This time it was different, the quality and gloss draw Mustangers and other bywalkers from a far distance...like me.
What an eyecatcher would this be in your office, living or even bedroom?

For sure you can put up a prof. photo, but these are truely way superior in their appearance and stylish factor..

These are acrylic paints in the size of 90cmx130cm and cost about 3000 dollar each, but they are worth any cent of it. Monika Godsmark does also other Mustang artwork and can turn your favourite car or part photoshot into a real eyecatcher, you never want to inherit.
Visit her website for more affordable pieces done with a very interesting method - http://cars-on-paper.weebly.com/
   
October 8th, 2013
Doing a parade with Mustangs & Fords only is a big challenge, not only later for the participants...exercising a lot of patience.

Ann Clack has taken this burden on her shoulders in organizing such an event on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary 2014.

"On April 12, 2014,the Saturday before the MCA event in Las Vegas........we are going to try to break a world record with the most Mustangs/Fords in a parade. The event will be held in Woodburn, Oregon and the Woodburn Drag Strip.  We will be parading on 9.5 miles of country road around the drag strip.   
You can read more at www.mustangparade.com. We have been working on this project for a year now. We are a Ford recognized event.
"
   
Octobre 4th, 2013


For more information about the Goldfinger movie and Mustang, visit our subpage
www.ponysite.de/goldfinger.htm
Sometimes you just have to remind me what I promised earlier. Actually back in 2011 we ran a story on the Goldfinger Fastback Mustang in our club mag and I promised latest pictures to be online soon.
After 2 years the time has come to publish actual and exclusive pictures of the special car that never made it into the movie ...from Ed Herbst, who still is the current owner.
With the latest find of the Lotus submarine Bond car in a container, the 007 movie related gadget cars get more attention. Ed Herbst got the car for a very low price of about 34000 Dollar in 2011. It is almost guaranteed that the car today would fetch a much bigger amount at an auction.
Here is a teaser on things to come on our Goldfinger Fastback webpage. Also more on the white convertible from reliable sources. Stay tuned.
   
Genuine Ford people speak out on Ponysite.de:
The FORD RALLY TEAM
1969/1970

I know we owe you already the story from Roger Bohl about the 24horas from Mexico, but have not heard again from him.
Allan White, another team member jumped in and provided extensive documentation on the Team efforts. Here he poses with his navigator John Bain (on left) and Miss Laurel Highlander at one of the awards ceremonies.
The Ford Rally Team was a very professional team effort lead by rallyist Edgar M. Crocket in grouping previous successful rally champions for a win-win situation in 1969 and 1970 with 5 meadowlark yellow Mach 1.

Read the story here - exclusive on Ponysite as usual.
   
New spyshot of the next Mustang?
One can think that Radovan (Ana) Varicek from the Toronto based Motor Forecast Design has taken a photograph of the next  generation.
I just modfied it a bit in color and brigthness for a night vision and I think that's pretty much it, of what we will see April 16th/17th at the Detroit Auto Show 2014.

Thanks Radovan for the input. It will be a true affordable sportscar for a base price around 23.000 Dollar or even less with the 4-cylinder, yet it can be personalized to look elegant and muscle style with the SVT options. Looking forward to seeing it in person.
   
September 15th. 2013
Even now  50 years later
- Ford Media seems to get things still wrong with their own Pony emblem story.
It took them until 2002 to acknowledge that Phil Clark did the original Pony emblem drawings and attached the first emblem to the Mustang I.
These days the Ford Media site lists Charles Keresztes as having done the wooden carving of the Pony emblem, while insiders know that he did the revision of the pony emblem in 1972 for the Mustang II.
The original pony mahagony carving was done by Waino Kangas as we show here. This is from a Ford publication in 1965!
Ford Media has some time left to correct it until the 50th ...I hope they do it in reading Ponysite.de. Thanks guys for giving proper credit to Waino. He did other wooden carvings in his free time like cats and many others.

Charles Keresztes was working in 1972 on the emblem revision for the Mustang II, not in 1963.

Waino Kangas was the guy who did the first mahagony Pony emblem carving.
   
September 5th, 2013
The Equus Bass 770 is ready to go on sale
.
With the launch of a promo video and choices of color and interior this car finally made it to the market.
Priced at about 250.000 Dollar as reported earlier it plays in the league of the Car Toys. We hope to see a number soon on the road at casinos or better yet - in a movie like this one here.
   
September 3rd. 2013
The Hemmings Muscle Car Machine of the Year 2013?

Make sure you support our friend Richard Klein with his no-stripes former rally-driven Shelby.
Go th this link scroll down the candidates and vote on the left side by marking the circle and submit your voice. There is little choice for Ford/Shelby enthusiasts, so make sure you do the rignt think. Richard deserves it.
   
September 1st. 2013
Again the master of Shelby restoration in Europe did an excellent job
.
Alan Faulkner-Stevens from Dragonwheels put his magic hands on this 1967 GT 500.
Dark moss green and parchment interior - or Brits might say racing green with a french champagne blend inside - perfectly dressed out for a drive up at any casino for sure.
It is going to a swiss customer, so watch out in the land of lakes and mountains at the next Shelby meet.
   
August 26th. 2013
The dutch magazine Autovisie and its editors around Jaco Biljsma (and former chief editor Ton Roks) have a heart for the Ford history. Editor Bart Lenaerts and photographer Lies de Mol put together a decent 8 pages article on the story of Une Homme et une Femme (A Man and a Woman).
This movie from Claude Lelouch featuring 3 Mustangs and a GT40 during the Monte Carlo rallye 1966 became famous for the dense atmosphere and the editors of this August 2013 article catched exactly that atmosphere in their pictures and text.

Visiting the movie spots on the road from Paris to Deauville it is a true piece of art. We are sure this article will soon appear in another magazine in english language. We'll keep you updated.
   
August 25th. 2013
Goldfinger Artwork in a limited print run

This nice piece of artwork from the Goldfinger race with 5 signatures from Sean Connery, Gert Froebe, Harold Sakuta, Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton...all actors and actresses in the Goldfinger movie was recently on sale for 2750 Dollar at Monterey. Not sure how many prints were made, but the sticker speaks of at least of another one that could be delivered. A very nice collectable that will go into our Goldfinger memorabilia collection at www.ponysite.de/goldfinger.htm
   
August 24th. 2013
1968 Shelby GT500 KR barn finds
are very rare these days. This one is a true survivor from the United Kingdom. Our friend Alan Faulkner-Stevens found it with just 37.000 miles on the speedo.
"It turned no wheel for the past 20 years, it was stored in the subfloor garage of the 3rd owner in that period" says Alan and he is by now busy to restore it for a UK customers. It will be certainly as perfect as his previous restorations.
We wish the new owner and Alan a lot of luck in getting this one on the road again soon. Actually it looks already quite decent in that status and maybe could be driven. We'll keep you updated in the future.
   
August 21st. 2013 - update Sept. 21st. 2013
With the 50th Anniversary approaching....I always wondered what the Mustang I would have become..we know that the designers at Ford did not stop with the 2-seater project and many a concept car followed the original Mustang I project.

And did you know that the white with blue stripe becomes a black/gold theme if you invert the picture. Not that Hertz did not relate the car to its black/yellow logo heritage, but it is quite stunning that by a simple click today..you may understand that there was also another reason behind the black/gold appearance. In those days with color separation films...we may speculate that the original idea of black/gold has just another reason..

We have heard that a Mustang I tribute concept car is in the works ..if not ordered by Ford, but by a real enthusiast. Ford today can certainly not afford such PR gimmicks as in 1962, but it is a good idea...and we will update you on the development of that Mustang I 2014 version.
This design shown here was done by a Waldo from Belgium already a decade ago. We hope to have more on the real one soon.
Update: Waldo had no time unfortunately. But a guy with a sort of link to FORD is really working on a Tribute car.
   
August, 14th 2013
1000 miles in 30 years!

It takes a lot of character to withstand driving this low mileage early beauty. Jim Turchich admits, it should be driven more, but there is time enough in the future.


The car was shipped to a dealership in November 66, but not sold before January, then again in November 67 from the same dealership, never having left the showroom, due to the first owners military duties, writes Philip James in the MCA article* and Jim confirmed it to us.

Jim bought it in 1984 with just 11.000 miles on the odometer, after it sat for a decade in a basement of the 4th owner. A restoration took place soon after and then he preferred to preserve it from the oddities on the roads.

Thanks, Jim for the excert from the story.

*The readers of the MCA Times magazine August just enjoy the article about it, but we thought this deserves as well some more global attention.
   
August, 10th, 2013
The AVD OGP at the Nuerburgring used to be an Eldorado for Mustang Enthusiasts for the past decade at least. Not so this year, but we have yet to speculate about the reasons. It seems the management made one more mistake, if not one too much.
Lots of Mega-tents for catering and combined in-tents pits in the drivers pits instead of the old atmosphere of individuality. Gentlemen riders seemed to be the new target drivers and obviously many an individualist lost interest. Instead of typically more than a dozen Mustangs and Shelbys only 6 or 7 were present, 3-4 Cobras plus CSX2300 Daytona Coupe, a De Tomaso and two Galaxies.
Or were there just to many dates on their schedules? We will keep you updated. More pics soon on here.
   
August 8th, 2013
If you haven't yet been to El Mirage/AZ and the Peoria Ave to spend a few hours in Kevin Martis 70 dealership museum, put this on your list as a must-do on the way to anywhere.

A true outstanding collection!

For those that can't wait, the Cougar Center TV has tubed it for you here. Take the 18 minutes, it is worth it.
Link
   
August 6th, 2013

Make sure you get the 3 page article of the latest Mustang Times to read John M. Clors article.
The "fairy tale" about the Mustang name and other mystery stories.
With John M. Clors late article in the MCA Mustang Times magazine again more light has been shed on the various mystery stories that had been put once on the train of the Mustang history. We appreciate him laying out the fairy tale of the P51 Mustang airplane link and instead facts about the Phil Clark involvement ..from Holly Clark narrated for years on this site.

Telling one story out of the memory never is a good history record, nor is once produced paperwork as we Mustang buffs (or historians) all learn earlier or later. A piece of Ford paper can be often prooven wrong with memories of people that had something to do with it or repeatedly narrated memories can proove wrong, if paperwork and drawings appear with other dates and eye witnesses finally speak out to set records straight.
One such case is certainly the naming of the Mustang, the making of the emblem and the Mustang I and many more facettes of the Mustang history. We are glad that the Ford Benson project has collected facts and evidence and done hundreds of interviews for decades to get close to the truth. They are backing up the Phil Clark story as well, still many eye witnesses haven't yet spoken, but shared their memories with Holly.

For sure there will be even more evidence brought to the service in the next year up to the 50th and we will put more efforts in pushing the eye witnesses to speak out finally, but it may also take another 5-10 years, until the records can be fully adjusted.
   
August 4th. 2013/update 5th.
Malte Huth was a famous hillclimb racer back then and we need some help from european Shelby owners
.

He got recently invited to the Historic Rossfeld race in September 2013 and would like to join with a "rental" Shelby.

We have immediately thought of the well known Shelby race car rental companies and pointed him to those, but of course he would still like to find his old Shelby, that disappeared at a dealership in Germany some time in the early 70ies.

We just heard, the registration has now closed, but two Shelbys were already in.

Update: We are following a few new traces.
   
August, 2nd, 2013

The Classic Days at Castle Dyck are always great fun for any vintage car owner. It is called the german Goodwood and has achieved comparable attractiveness already, though the visitor numbers went down from 35.000 to 27.000 this year. There are several reasons for that, but at least it was still a successful event for the Castle Dyck renovation program.
Our club had booked a number of parking spots on the outside Micanthus field and next to the "AFF" old Ford friends and FMOCC Ford Motorsport club we gathered a representative mixture of Mustangs there. The car show inside featured about 2500 vintage cars, John Surtees was on site and Jochen Mass and many more known drivers. Historic camping caravans and advertising trucks of the 30-60ies, trucks, rare race cars, Prof. Rosemeyers son, a big Bentley meet and all sorts of Gullwings, Horchs and historic relevant cars were shown. The 1908 built Fiat Mephistoteles, powered by a 21 litre engine weighing 520kg, which broke the landspeed record in 1923 was also shown the first time here, since it went from Goodwood back to Italy. We might put up more information on this outstanding events soon.

   
July 27th, 2013
For a long time we had been convinced that styled steel wheels were not available on early T-5s due to official letters between Ford and Ray McCaffee stationed back then in Germany. Ford turned him down back then.
Just to learn today that Ford indeed delivered styled steel wheels on early T-5s such as this 1965 T-5 Fastback from December 1964.Steve Welch owns it today, after a friend bought it from the widow of the original owner, a Seargent in the US army.

Proof that Ford was never consistent in those days, at least not in their paperwork or communication upon claims.
   
July 21st, 2013
Worlds biggest Scale model WONDERLAND in Hamburg also features Mustangs in several areas

Ever seen 215000 persons, 228.000 trees, 930 trains, 13.000 meter of track, 1270 signals, 335.000 lights and 46 computer controlling all this in a scale model world?

580.000 hours were spent already on this outstanding adventure that started in December 2000 in Hamburg and will not finish at least before 2020 measuring 2300m˛ by then.

Just to mention a few highlights are the airport, the haven, the stadium and open-air concert with thousands of scaled figures glued to the surface. It takes weeks to spot all the tiny details, but I found dozens of Mustangs in the America area.

At the Furka pass in the Switzerland they made a small mistake using a green Mustang hardtop, but as it is not a history scene, we may excuse them for using this type in the history car hillclimb scenario.

In the 13 years only 59.000 visitors from the US were there...out of 10million in total.
So we europeans would like to invite you to have a look at the world biggest scale model world. Don't miss it.

How many 4-5 mm big figures can you get into this HSV stadium with the right tool. Just try to imagine how peculiar you have to be. Each person is different, of course.
   
July 17th, 2013
A one-owner 1973 Q-code T-5 sees the light again.
With just 48.000km (30.000 miles on the speedo) this car was stored away for 20 years in a horse barn. What better place it could have been stored?
Being one of only 84 1973 T-5 convertibles it won't be overrestored, says the owner in Germany.
   
July 7th. 2013
Editors choice

Sometimes wheels make the difference, sometimes the color. In this case both make this Mustang really outstanding from the rest of the cars. With personal taste you can still make a statement today ...designed by you. At a todays vintage car gathering at the historical Zeche Zollverein location this one is your editors choice of the day.

The area is a perfect environment for vintage cars. About 350 vintage cars estimated, maybe even more came to the event and enjoyed the scenery in the old coal mining scenery.
At least 15 Mustangs were on site.

   
July 7th. 2013
Kjell Plosjoe had his original 1965 T-5 convertible restored the hard way.
A complete frame off, little was left on the rig, before the re-assembly started as you might in the smaller pics in the upper right corner of the article page on the right. Finally the effort paid off and he and his car got featured in the recent swedish magazine Nostalgia 7/2013

Kjell is one of the 2800 swedish Mustang club members, which is the biggest club in Europe, but including late models up to 2013 of course.
With his 1965 T-5 that came to Sweden in 1975 already from Germany, Kjell and his wife can still be recognized in the big field of dreams in Sweden. The wimbledon white car with a DSO 91 and all the typical T-5 signs like the horn button, wheel covers and gas cap without the Mustang script is truely outstanding. Congratulations from here.
   
July 6th. 2013
SAAC-38 is on!
My friend Dave Kunz was there to report from the Fontana event.Check out the link on the right for more information.

And note the subline in the TV report. I did not know Rick was Rich, but the shirt speaks of a recent Hawaiian island holiday, so maybe it's true....

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/html5/video?id=9163745&pid=9163738%C2%A7ion=null
   
June 18th, 2013
Back in 2005 Dan W., who intended to buy this
Twister Mustang sent us this pic - one of the many stories, where the owner resists to selling it and wanting to keep it for his retirement.

But finally 8 years later, in 2013 this car turned up again. Fortunately the new owners found the pic on ponysite and found out they just acquired this very car, after we compared their VIN to the information I got back then still by the late Terry Fritts, who unfortunately has passed away since. 

Good we had the history of it and now Kathy has a good shot for her history book. We will update you, when it is done.
   
June 18th, 2013
Don't know about you, but to me it is always a pleasure to follow the history of rare cars through various owners.
Chris Lenihan from Down Under updated us again about this outstanding ARI Texas International Speedway Promo car
that I know since 2002, when the first owner told us about it.

View some more nice pics from a racetrack around the Melbourne area. Click here for our ARI registry and click on the Chris Lenihan link in the 351V Promo car section.
   
June 14th, 2013
Ever seen
5F08F100093?
One of the few surviving of about 185-200 preserial Mustangs built with a production date of 05C? 

If you google around, you won't find many pics probably except those from Mecum in May 2012, but Ponysite.de comes again to the rescue. My brother photographed it a while ago in the well-known US museum Volo and I forgot about it.
Just now I was browsing the CD-ROM again and there it is.

Its door tag has following codes according to our mate Klaus from www.early-mustang.com
76A 3 86 05C 21 2 W

 

   
June 9th, 2013
Donald Farr's new 50th Anniversary book
can be ordered already from amazon
Publishing date is Oct. 2013

John Clors 2014,5 and 2015 Mustang development book to follow.

   
May 30th, 2013
Bass 770 Commercial 
Movie team spied at the scene

A Detroit blogger called Mr. San 44 man caught the movie team. Using CINEMOTION head cranes and movie equipment the team did professional work. 
Though the blogger speaks about Transformer 4, these scenes are part of a commercial done just now in Detroit for the unveiling of of this new american muscle car. 
A 34 minutes long video report is now on youtube. It is worth to look the full report, cool music, a cool reporter and a good insight. 
Thanks to Mr San 44 man and his Detroit Road show. Enjoy!


   
May 29th, 2013
Costa Rica is just now in everybodys mind, but you may be surprised that there is an avid Mustang Enthusiast group active there. 
Our reporter on site is Marcel Rohde reporting to Iso from Switzerland and thus our Mustang Maniacs network.
Remember when your car gets lost, just contact us and we may help you to find it again - worldwide. Of course the pictured Mustangs here are clean and have only petrolheads history -  one by one. 
We will set up a Costa Rica site in our "Mustangs around the world" section, which wasn't updated for a longer period.

Mustangs in Costa Rica are obviously of the better show car quality. This is just a small selection of the cars that appeared at a recent club meeting.
   
May 25th, 2013
Wallace Wyss is working on a new book with barn finds over 100.000 dollar value. 
We are just doing an interview with him, yet have a few more questions pending for a review. Here are just a few first remarks of him.

Editor: Isn’t Jerry Heasley already working in this area with two books already published in his RARE FINDS series?

WYSS: Yes he is and I think he has homed in on an exciting concept—finding pictures of the cars when they are rusted and forlorn and telling how they were found.

Ed: So what makes your book really different?

WYSS: I am drawing a line or making a threshold, as it were, of $100,000 value today so in order for any car to be featured in my book it would have to be worth that. Of course there are some in my book  worth , say $40 million , so it averages out that I am writing about $100 million worth of cars in 50 chapters.

Ed: Why did you draw that line?

WYSS: I knew a guy in the Mustang business (co--founded California Mustang Accessories) who once said “Why look down on the ground for dimes when there’s dollars in the trees?” so he meant why think small, so I am encouraging car fans to search not only for the Mustang notchback down the street but some real treasure, a neglected car that could be worth from $100,000 up when restored. 

Available from Sept. 1st, 2013 at Motorbooks.com or from amazon.com

   
May 25th, 2013
Our friend
Trevor Legate did it again - another Cobra Book with co-author Kay Hafner with the title "The story of an Icon" featuring the history, some Goodwood revial coverage, but also 40 pages of an AC and Shelby Cobra meeting from 2012,  where almost 40 genuine AC and Shelby Cobras gathered in a barn on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary (we reported on that earlier further down this page).

The book is now available from Collectorscarworld.com. Just 289 copies ! are made, so don't wait too long.

Link
   
May 20th, 2013
Rare Find - One of two 
1971 460cui Mach1

This car was indeed believed to be a Shelby Europa for more than 2 decades. Upon further research with the owners and Kevin Marti on those cars, we noted there was something wrong with it. Note the front fender emblem on the hockey stripe that caused the historic error aside from narrations over the years. 
Yet the owner was not aware that his car was listed as a Shelby Europa and it turned out to be an even more interesting car after we finally succeeded to contact the current owner Anders A. in Sweden.

The full story will be in our club magazine first and added here later. 

Stay tuned.

This car was ordered by an australian Ford engineer, who was working in Detroit back then in 1971. He and a mate had Ford deliver two 71 Mach1 to the Stark Hickey Ford dealer, who installed 460cui engines. One was then imported to Australia, the other guy was shocked by the high import taxes and decided to step back. This second car made it then to Sweden to another Ford employee. It ended up in Anders hands. 
   
May 20th, 2013
Finally we found the trace of the
Shelby G.T.250 again last year and could trace it down. Unfortunately we have to report it as being lost. Philippe Bervoet, the partner of Claude Dubois sold it after his ownership to Olcar Sales in Le Hulpe. M. Olcar sold it to one of his longtime norwegian customers. In the mid 80ies, the G.T.250 was parted out and scrapped, as he told us. At some time during Bervoets ownership the GT40 289 engine must have been taken out as both M. Olcar and the norwegian owner told us, it had a 302 installed.  We have updated our related webpage.
   
May 20th, 2013
Guenter Ohler
was the Mustang man back then and he is still today around with vintage Mustang racers. Aside from being an excellent mechanic, he also drove his own Shelby from 1968-1971. Here we see him probably at the Hockenheimring. I stumbled over this picture at our last weekends meeting. Guenter was there. 

Here is a link to his race results.


We'd like to know the VIN of this Shelby.
   
May 19th, 2013
A new record in our event history.

At this years First Mustang Club of Germany 1964-1973 e.V. 32nd International Meeting we had more than 420 Mustangs on 18th/19th. of May.

We welcomed Mustanger from the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, the United States and many more nations. 
A Ford of Europe film team was there to do interviews and do a movie on this event.
The Technik Museum Sinsheim offers indeed with their spectacular airplane environment a very nice scenario for our Mustangs - old and newer ones.

   
Ever seen a real 1971 Shelby de Mexico GT-351?
If not, check out ebay now for an opportunity to buy one or download the photos.

AFO1MR27185 is on sale with the item no. 221227922871. Check it out

   
May 8th.2013
When Alan Faulkner-Stevens restores a Shelby, it might double its sales value, because it is done perfectly at a top concours level.

This is the case with
6S1393 that saw a number of paint jobs during various resto attempts in its life changing from the original black/gold to red/gold and then white/blue, red/gold again and now back into its original black/gold livery. 

We plaid a bit with the number. Considering the car being sold at 3754 Dollar in 1966 and a rental fee of 17 Dollar a day and 17cents for the mile, the car could catch today at its current value1040 dollar a day and 1040 cents the mile. Not bad. Calculating what it would earn for Hertz with 9 month operation (it was actually used 11 month) and a 10.000 miles borderline (it had 10.023miles, when being returned), the car would earn almost 380.000 Dollar at that rate today...well, if someone would pay that rental price. Now what is the current value?


To relate those number on the left .... by inflation a Shelby Hertz ex-factory would cost today 26900 Dollar and the rental fee per day. Would be 120 Dollar with 1,20 a mile. 
   
Dean Jeffries passed away on May 5th.
Dean was a big name in the Pinstriping scene, but also in the custom car era. Working with George Barris he created numerous outstanding cars by himself, such as the Ford Cougar concept for the Thunderbird in 1962. 
He got better known in Ford/Shelby circles by painting the first Cobra CSX2000 numerous times to simulate an already started production for the public ordered by Carroll Shelby. Also for owning one of the few GT40 roadster GT #109. 

We offered author Wallace Wyss the opportunity to recall his memories about Dean Jeffries here 
   
April 20th, 2013
Larry Ballard owns a rare and valuable Shelby.
5S271 is aleady a piece of racing history. John Mangold turned it into a B/P racer in the late 60ies and since then it was raced for all of its lifetime. Larry is a co-founder of the Autobahn Country Club near Chicago. 
Now you see the connection to us in Germany. We will feature his outstanding car in our next club mag. Actually it is one of only about 35 early 1965 Shelbys that were raced early on by independent drivers. 
Thanks to John this car has certainly already reached a value of above 200.000 dollar.
But this is not what counts for John. "They were made to be driven and I plan to drive it for a long time". It is a lot of fun. Well said. 

Since Ed Ludtke owned it for a period, we will feature his memories as well on the car. We brought Larry and Ed together and it turned out that Ed still has the Mangold trophies...maybe to share with Larry. Sounds like a good deal made.
   
April 20th, 2013
The COBRA 50th Anniversary
was last year, yes we know, but little had been published about an extraordinary german event that took place near my hometown.

29 real Shelby Cobras gathered in a nice exclusive private barn and celebrated their own Cobra fest.
I missed it frankly...but heard from it once and then, until one owner recently contacted me. 

In that email conversation I  learned that Trevor Legate is publishing soon in mid 2013 a new Cobra book including 40 pages about this specific events and the rare Cobras that were on display there. 
Sometimes it is just coincidence that you get to hear something that is in the pipeline. Now you know...
April 17th, 2013   
April 19th, 2013
There is plenty of artwork out there about Mustangs, but this one catched my eyes. 

Roger Lusty does water color artwork of your individual Ponycar in 13 x 21" for 400$. He just needs about 10 weeks, but it will be outstanding like this one.

Visit his website at www.rogers-auto-art.ca 

   
April 17th, 2013
Not many exciting news on this day, as many enthusiasts expected.
Just the 49th Anniversary of the Mustang release date in the US.
The 1 millionth Mustang built at Flat Rock, 8,5 millions built so far, numbers that can be told with pride from Ford and should be enough for the moment, no doubt.

The more interesting things for Mustang historians happen in the background right now.
We will tell you in the next days.

Expect some 50th marketing actions with clubs from Ford, but we are going to tell you more tidbids about famous Mustangs of the past instead ..like the Group1 Shelby notchbacks.

   
April 3rd, 2013
A few new facts for Mustang historians

Every Mustanger knows the April 17th is a special date in its history.
The debut of the car in New York.

But it was already launched on the April 12th. In Switzerland and in Bern to be exact. 
John Hirsch - Fords Switzerland general manager - and the US ambassador displayed it in the Kursaal in Bern and let hundreds of balloons loose which had covered the car before the announcement. So think again next time...the Mustang was launched in Europe already on April 12th, 1964.  

Note the Pony emblem embroidered on the curtain behind. A strange Pony emblem that looks like a mix between the 1962/1963 Mustang I promo logo and the final one. 

Photo courtesy Zwischengas/Bern AR 12.04.1964
   
March 26th, 2013
Ford invited a selection of european Mustang club representatives to the 50years Mustang Anniversary launch party in New York.
Ford plans ahead in their GO FURTHER marketing plan to involve a few of the european Mustang clubs already starting with the New York Auto Show 2013, which just opened today. 
Steven McCarley (MCA) (and Fords vice president Jim Farley) welcomed Carl Attali (MCdF), Ralf Wurm (FMCoG), Salvatore Mirabella (MCoI), Mark Hayden (MCoGB) to discuss and mindmap around common european events for the 50th Anniversary in 2014. 
The new dialogue started with the launch of the new 50th merchandise website (of course) to the club officials, but also to strengthen relationships. They all will have access to the Mustang collection tonight and enjoy a visit to the NYAS. The 1200HP Shelby was on site and many more.
Visit the new Ford 50th Mustang Anniversary show here at www.shopmustangfifty.com and see  this video from Ford online

Unfortunately Parnelli Jones did not appear as initially announced ..and no explanation was given, why he could not join.
More cooperations between the clubs and Ford were discussed towards 2014 and european club events for the 50th Anniversary. The interest was bilateral to improved in communications and support, guess why.
The NY show itself disappointed a bit european visitors concerning its size. The Ford and MCA representatives learned that europ. car fairs are much bigger and draw many more car nuts. 
   
March 25th, 2013
Some may cringe at this, but well...yes... Americans and French have something in common.

The famous tricolor colors blue, white, red in their flags. Now look at the Mustangs emblem and find the same colors red, white and blue again....:)









The book is available through major bookshops since this month. 
But it took Enguerrand Lecesne (try your spell-checker on that one) to come up with a thoroughly researched new Mustang book. Some may wish to learn the french language now to understand what went on in France. 
The french racing  history is plastered with Mustangs of all sort and you will be surprised how many actually were raced there. Followers of the autodiva.fr site have gained quite some insight into Mustang history already through our friend J.F.H. aka Mustang 66, but if you consider to make your racing Mustang book collection complete, don't wait too long to get it.
   
March 26th, 2013
Would you picture that an owner of a Shelby GT350H  writes horror stories.
Never?
Well, typically horror stories begin with calm scenarios like this picture shows, a suburb of a city, where everything seems to be in order, kids are playing, husbands polishing their cars and ladies ordering the next car parts for X-mas..... o.k. something is already wrong here, sorrry, but what?
Richard Elsliger is not in his car in this picture, because he just left it sit outside to get inspired for his next horror story.


One of his latest books is ROAD CLOSED. A true horror story around Muscle cars and all the stuff that you expect in a horror story.
Though I link instantly rather crime stories to Mustangs (like Bullitt, Diamonds are forever, you name it) - horror stories may have their avid fans out there. 

Just browse the web for Richards bloody stuff mixed with Mustangs and the other ones pictures here in his book cover. 
And good luck to Richard in selling his books. Give us a theme for another Mustang crime story and we follow it. 
   
March 22nd, 2013 - updated March 28th
Have a closer look at the New York Autoshow with  no big news !

The Mustang Collection (cloths, merchandise stuff) was on display for the european clubs, but no cars except for the Shelby 1200HP version.
And yes, we were wrong on some new Racing Heritage Special Editions created by the known names in the peripherals of Ford. But we don't give up hope for these to be followed up.

- A 2014 Saleen PJ Edition makes pretty much sense
-2014 The Tour de France H&M was shown already and will be brought to Goodwood
- 2014 Roush SE - a Roush 2013 Shelby has been seen on the Autobahn, driven by a UK journalist. The Roush UK company supports the european Ford engine test team typically
- Maybe a 2014 Le Mans edition comes out of that
or maybe a 2014 Monza SE is realistic. Stay tuned.


Just guesses based on recent informations and rumours we got, but the days for the coming out are counted for new racebred Mustangs...

An Ecoboost new Mustang 2015 driving simulator makes pretty much sense, as the current Mustang owners need to be convinced anyway and the best argument is to let them drive the ST and new Fiesta R5 variety plus the Focus ST and then a Mustang chassis with an Ecoboost. There is little you miss after that.
   
The series of  50th Anniversary car show eyecatchers
Another Mustang 
T-5 at the 50th Anniversary
We know we are early, but again the first ones! We told you already the story of Ray McCaffeys 1965 T-5 K-code that will appear at the 50th Anniversary. Now here is another earlybird show car:
John Kamph owns this very nice and outstanding example of the german export version of a 1970 Mustang. Having been an Ford engineer for 35 years and having been at Ford Cologne for some time, he likes to drive today this american muscle car with a a german touch. Not many can say, there car has seen the lights on the Autobahn. 44 years later it is still around and in the US.


"I always like to restore a car that is a little different than most. I am planning on driving my T 5 to Dearborn Michigan in April 2014 for the 50th anniversary of the Mustang."
   

One of the planned logo artworks for the 50th. 
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The Ponydrive plans ahead for the 50th. Anniversary, but don't forget the 2013 action.
Jacksonville/FL will be the starting point on 1st of April 2014, while Orlando maybe an alternative due to available Mustang rental cars. 
If you plan ahead to enhance your 50th. Anniversary travel with a group roadmovie adventure, then this is the time to let David S. Turnbull know about your plans. He has made already a number of arrangements.
The schedule will be announced soon.
If you can't  wait you can still join his 2013 adventure from July 4th to July 19th. from Boston north into Canada.


It is amazing that David spent all his and his familys time in those adventures. He deserves certainly soon a lifetime achievement award. 
Ford should plan ahead as well or the MCA get him into the Hall of Fame.

  More recent News
   
News of the past that remain interesting
BULLITT News 
Imagination Beyond Another Dimension
BULLITT Twilight Zone relived

Plus pics from the chase scene in SFO downtown Pictures courtesy David Kunz

Mustangs around the world
Worth to reread:
The MAKING OF CORNFIELD, the Mustang launch commercial
Mark Myers (Double of McQueen)
David Stewart  (The Farmer)

EXCLUSIVE Ponysite interviews:
Allan White and Roger Bohl Ford Rally Team 69/70
Lee Holman
Holman Automotive on HM in Europe  
Donald Farr
Mustang Monthly Editor
Lance Coren Appraiser Cobras and Mustangs/Shelbys (Second interview)
Trevor Legate Cobra andGT40 book writer
Wallace Wyss Shelby and Cobra book writer (Second interview) 
Frank Gardner
Walt Hane  The BOSS 302 homologation May 5th, 1969 and tech inspections
John Grant about Alan Mann Racing history
Alan Mann 2002 (RIP 2012)
Claude DuBois about his 1967 Le Mans adventure, Shelby Europas and more

  


You've got some hours left to browse the archives or would like to read some more in-depth of unexpected Mustang stuff? 
Expect some true Rare Finds and interesting bits of Mustang history, you've never heard of...  or only seen as write-ups in more recent Mustang specialities books. One source was certainly Ponysite.de. 
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Phil Clarks GM XP Designs
NZ John Noble reporting
Dearborn Steel Tubing
Roger Bohl Rallye Mustang

J. C. Kily Shelby
Ford Gyron scale model sale
68 Xcode Sprint

Basque 67 GT500

He and She Country Mustang

Teheran Rallye
FMCoG 2012 Fan Award
1972 T-5 Q-code

Camillo Pardo artwork exhibition

Car and Driver 2015 vision

HM 50th. TDF Anniversary SE

Equus Bass 770 ready to rumble

 

 

Darryls Sidewinder
Alan Moffat picked Bullitt rep.
Ponydrive 2013
RIP Titi Greder
20 years Ponysite
Caravan Mustang
65 Ferguson
Egoboost Laguna Seca
Vince Gardner at DST
SEMA 2011
Panamericana crash
Petty/Hallquist replica
Goldfinger Fastback exclusive
1969 T-5
Shelby meeting
5R107 in CH
Shelby Mangusta
Made in Peru
Neerpasch is back in Mustangs
Mustang Club of Italy
Ford Rally Team
6S923
GT40 carver
Alan Faulkner revisited
5R209
1965 station wagon
5R539 scale model
1965 T-5 Fastback
2014 rendering
2013 Shelby at the Ring and more!
Latest clubmag
Almost 60 Bullitt replicas!
German Shelbyforum.de
New Boss 302 book and D.Farr Interview!
1966 460
In memoriam Terry Fritts
Shelby Biography
Peruvian Shelbys revisited in detail
66 Anniversary Gold Mustang
6S2389 Newsbits
New Shelby movie?
Mid-engined B429
1970 ASC sunroof Mustang
Henry Mann
Ford R&D Aachen
DuBois Shelby with Ferrari susp.
Another ARI car
Motor Show Essen 2010
Alex Campion RIP
Mustangs in India movie
Ford Fan Award
Piers Courage Shelby
Camel & Shelby GT500
Mustang Milano scale model update 
Diamond Mach1 clone finished
Arctic Snakes
Clark inducted in MCA HoF
Grp 2 68 in NL
Mystery Bullitt sequel
Brad Barnett develops MCA site
Clark inducted to HoF Capri club
Shelby Europa for sale
Phil Clark MCA Hall of Fame
Bullitt & The Apes
68 Shelby at tle Mans
Glens Bullitt 
Dragons W.visit
2015 News
Pioneer T/As
DPK6B for sale
67/70/78 T-5s
68 swiss Shelby
Sidewinder
68 T/A #2
Don Frey RIP
PTWA coating
Genesis B.Fria
45th GT350
61st Roadster Show
Bob Tasca RIP 
Hurst Mustang
Bob Barker A/S
1972 Sunroof
Peru 7AT VIN
67 Shelby Le Mans
SEMA 2009
J.W. Automotive Shelby
67 Dukes of H.
Spa 2009
2015 preview
AVD 2009
Equus 500 update
Bowdens at Goodwood
427 HM for sale
Rogue Milano
WT7105 Special
Texas Ari pro.
100004 found
45th Anniv.
Techno Classica
J.Sjoelins racer
W.Wyss artwork
Birth of Mustang
Fiesta prod.
First Fastback
Panoz India
ARI Atlanta 428
71 HM Mach1
Barris S&C
New GT350
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Maharajah Road Rallye09
Sony & Cher@R/M 
Reincarnation Mustangs 
5R209 revisited
1st Mustang GT?
1st Mustang Hardtop in museum
1969 Mach2C
Jost Capito Head of Perf.  
B429 in Luxembourg
Goldfinger "remake"
Fria 1st. Mustang hardtop
SEMA highlights 09
Evans Shelby book review
Harry Salzman CJ 
69 RHD Australian Mustang
Mustero Shelby style
CDC Flashback02
Malte Huths Shelby racer (2)
2 T-5s in Canada
Mustang IV T/A
Bond news
Goldfinger FB news
Review: low mileage B429
AVD GP 2008
Classic Days at castle Dick
Jost Capito
4700 Meccanica Maniero found
Le Mans Classic 08
RIP B.Cahier
Phil Clark Stampede 2008
Lee Holman speaks out
11th Flanders Event
Driven: GT500CV
40 years Cobra Jet
Monterey Historics preview
CV/FB conversion
2 consecutive Export 71 R-codes
10lb brass scale Pony
1963 1:1 size Pony
RIP Lawman
Mondeo 2012 
1966 FB racer
Kcode T-5 CV 
Peru R-Shelbys
72 Sprint Parade
Jim Clark Revival 08
Norwegian collector
Ultimate Ford garage
Thoughts on the Mustang future 
EMR 500
Last mysterys
All-steel Eleanor
Meccanica Maniero
Visit in CZ/2005 supercharged
Bullitt in Germany
Capri 
Catch the Wave
Avro 720
Amelia Island T/A
A visit in CZ/2005 supercharged
Bullitt in Germany
Marti tag book
Bullitt in Germany
68 custom car DUKE   
1969 T-5 in Spain
5 Peruvian Mustangs 
Gen V Twister
Rare Find 70 Boss 302 in Austria
Shelby GT750?
T-bird Italian auction
1967 427 Sideoiler
1970 Hockenheim revisited 
Valentine08 cruise
Bud Ekins memorial
Sidewinder proof
65 Racer Down under
67 Snakeeye CV project
Capri-Mustang 2012
Diamond Mach1  in UK 
Mustang meets Concord and Tupolev
Jacky Icks Mustang
Mach I history
Ford Built Day NL
Homme et une Femme Mustang again 
Valentine08 cruise
Tasca Shelby mod shop
Gen V Import to Germany
KR428 carb
Wyss automotive art
Marc Terenzi
Classic Days Castle Dyck 
King Cobra Must.II
67 Shelbys made by A.Faulkner
Tasca 505 again
Buck Tags
Bob Aliberto
Ford KUGA
SAAC-32 Pics 
Shelby Racing in Sweden 07
Phil Clark Stampede 07
Goodwood Speed Festival 07
Tasca 505 unearthed
Alec Campion (A. Mann Racing Team) opens his photobox
New Motor Zealand -Kiwis gone wild  
First Clark Pony emblem - Mustang I
McQueens Steering Wheel replica
Diamond Mach1 replica
427 Mustangs
KS Twister 2008 or not?
Much more...
Pegasus Mustang reunited with its originators
Michelotti 4700GT Mustang 
Alan Faulker Stevens (Shelby expert)
Swiss Mustang & Shelby Museum
SEMA 2006 pics and Galpin Boss
Shelby Racers in Peru (Benito Lores)
Tour de France Retour 2006 
Anaconda GT690Gene Winfield
Ford Performance Day at the Geneva Classics
Reliving the past in Sweden
 Watkins Glen and Lime Rock Park 2006 Gallery 
6S342 - an Ecurie Filipinetti Shelby Mustang returns to the US
The origin of the Mach 1 - 1959 Levi concept car
First european GT500 at Le Mans Classic 2006 and 40th Anniversary of GT40 1-2-3 win
5R107 and 66 Shelby notchback#6 at the SAAC31 plus 3 Shelby 2006 GT-H 
Helsinki X-Treme Festival
The Shelby GT 
Michigan Grabber Orange ARI promo cars
Low mileage Boss 429 found
Rare 66 K-Code convertible 
Atlanta Ari Pace Car convertible for sale
DPK5B Tour de France Mustang 1964 found
Parnelli Jones Special Edition 2006
Mustang Hobo 
Mustang Bandido
Mustangs and Less - odd couples
The 2006 Shelby Hertz- predicted by Ponysite
The Bowdens Paradise
Diamond 2006 GT
Mustang IRS the other way
Largest Mustang Indoor show Europe
Mustang Milano reloaded

BULLITT's police supporters
The final proof for NL assembled stangsl
German 'stangs in Mustang Enthusiast 
67 GTA with a french touch
Mustang Pegasus resto started
Stationwagon scale m.
Boss 302 found in Iran 
67 G.T.500 unearthed in Germany 
1972 Sprint CV Registry Update 
  '64 Tour de France Mustangs updates 
1970 Twister Special  
The Rohm & Haas Mustang 
The Mustang Milano 
The Mustang Zebra 
The Sonny & Cher Mustangs  
  GT meets GT40 trip 
TASCA 505 
427 MR 1968 Fastback 

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Knotts2005 
Norwegian collector 
DST Short Wheel base Mustang/ P51
2005 Shelby Cobra GT 500
69 CJ-R  in France
Australian "vinned" Boss 351
1970 ARI Promo car 
2005 Mustang export  cancelled
Pocket Shelby
Netherland assembled Mustangs
A pair of 1971 429   
The first Mustang in Europe?
  A rare  66 T-5 K-code convertible
1964 Tour de France Winner 69 428CJ GT convertible
Shelby Zagato
Ponydrive 05
Mustang Music MEM
Frencheros Shelby GT250
Interceptor
6S2381 on sale
2005 launch
Didam/NL
Numeric engine-code
W-code 68? 
Custom Challenge  
'ring'-racing
66 Mexican hardtop
Le Mans R-Shelby
Stingers 429 Mach1
Boss 429 racer 
Bordinat Cougar 
X-code 68 
Mustang Woodie 
NZ Shelby Europe/Boss 351
Lawman Super BOSS again 
Ford X-cars 
Gumball 2004  
Ponydrive II & new Mustang
Alan Brown 
Techno 2004 
Scale 67  5F08F100145
Opera Window 
Off-limit B 429  
gas stations  
L&F 71 429 
Ford Custom Car Caravan 
India Mustang  
71 429 T-5 
65 4wheel-drive 
TDF DPK6B 
T-5 presskit  
BB Eleanor  
Lawman CJ  
2005 Hertz   
Monterey
Triple racer  
Cool Swede 
Lords BOSS 429
69 GT351 CV?
TDF cars  
'66 Sunroof  
5F08F10001   FNM Mustang   
clubmeet 2003
66 bencht T-5
Shelby CV reg..
Techno Classica 2003
Comp. Mustangs
'Grand Prix'  
Diorama  
Yard  Shelby
280km/h Shelby
2005 Hertz
A/S Mustang 
Sleeping 71 BOSS 351  
2003 T/A   
Scale pickup
Mustang vs Charger
2005 Convertible
Turkish Mustanging
2005 Shelby
Iran yard  
68 racer  
Rare T-5  
5R539 comeback
2002 Anvers meeting
2006 Capri
Alan Mann & Pilot Plant Mustang  
Goldfinger  
Promo 'stang?   Photochopped  
Must. Bandido   ZZtangs
Roger Hayman
Mustangs Plus backyard   
Shelby GT 350 Zagato   
T/A BOSS  
CJ Pony  
BOSS 514
Lawman SCJ M1
Perogie
The Stallion    
20incher   Sidewinder   
1:5 scale 'stang   Stationwagon   Test Mach 1?  
Hot Mustero   Two of two Shelby Europe !
Shelby Mangusta?   
T-5 dash emblem   
Lowrider   Radical 68   Little Elvis   
ARI Fastback  
302 Engine trivia  
'67 K GTA  

M. Cobra II     
Boss 544    Smokey's T/A   Interv.'Lawman'  
'69 T5 SCJ !
2001 club meet  
BULLITT remake
Racer project   '67 Shelby TA HT
Swiss wr. yard     
BOND  429CJ  
Ranchero again   
T5 w. ANO-VIN  
Shelby Europe   
65  Pegasus  
Lanecollectible   Lawman's Super BOSS   
Peters special BOSS302  
French Mustang Day  
ARI Mustang Registry
Mustang bottle
Tour de France 2000
SAAC-25/CT
Gone in 60 seconds
1964 T-5 article 
R-Shelby? 
"A man and a woman"  Mustang 
Special T-5 ignition switch
 
The Irish way 
Ferguson 69er
Norsk Meeting

 


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