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1968 Shelby Group 2 replica
Steve McQueens 66 Ferrari 275GTB/4 was on the movie set 68 !
July 20th 2014
RIP James Garner
James Garner died at the age of 86.
He got worldwide famous with his roles in Grand Prix and with the Rockford files.
Revisit with us our special on him just for keeping him in good memories.
July 13th 2014
Bruce Thompson bought this nice 1968 T/A replica that once belonged to Russell Rosalez.
It is now in New Zealand and joining the racetrack events with Dale Mathers from Coastline Automotive.
Bruce ran the white famous Titus Godsall Firebird so far, but this outstanding Mustang may rather become his commuter...well not really, he shows it off at local street machine events and maybe at future historic events.
July 7th 2014
LE MANS CLASSIC 4.-6th July 2014
Ford France loaned a 65 Shelby 5S452 and prepared it for 3 journalistes under the banner of the Ecurie Ford France to celebrate 50 years Mustang at the famous french race track soutwest of Paris.
A huge Mustang parade was done with enthusiasts, the Mustang 2015 brought to Le Mans. Actually it went around the track with the Shelby 5S452, driven by Luc Depailler.
There were also a lot of Fiesta ST and the new Focus ST for a track circle racing experience.
Lots of thngs to enjoy for us Mustangers.
Sorry, I wasn't there, but you can see some videos here
July 6th, 2014
Whenever a Mustang business is going out of business, a new one starts.
This is your opportunity to turn your work into a passion.
Mustang Corrall in Illinois advertises its running operation for sale.
Obvious many parts cars are around and the supply for sure never ending as long as Mustang parts wholesalers are around.
Give Sarah Hampton a call, if you want to change your job into an entrepreneur.
June 28th, 2014
The Classic Days at Schloss Dyck are always a highlight in the Event calendar..
This year they take place August 1st to 3rd.
Have a look at their teaser video.
June 20th, 2014
RIP Warren Veurink
With deep sorrow we have gotten notice of the death of this genuine Ford Concept car builder and customizer.
On June 7th, Warren died in his age of 83. Until last December he had been in touch with Ramon to help him on the restoration of the famous Mustang Pegasus which was a part of the Ford Custom Car Caravan in 1965.
His son will continue to share information with Ramon, now that we linked both again.
We will soon add updated pictures of the Mustang
Pegasus in its current status. The car has been prepared for paint and the
interior restoration is finished.
For more informaton on the Pegasus see this subpage
June 20th, 2014
A thrilling new roadmovie has been realized last August and September in fantastic landscape sceneries of Norway with our mates up there. Most european Mustangers will recognize the yellow Fastback from norwegian main Mustang parts dealer Pony Parts although the one shown actually here on right is not their actual drag race car, but it is visible in the trailer.
The movie is done in typical Fast and Furious manner and will hit the cinemas on August 13th, 2014, hopefully in several languages.
Watch the trailer on youtube.
We will try to get an interview with the owners that played a vital role. Ah, and the movie name is Børning!
June 15th, 2014
A very nice reward for the big effort our club made to gather 1000 Mustangs on Colonian ground at the Airport Butzweilerhof on June 6th through 8th.
Plus offering Ford Germany the opportunity to launch the new Mustang here after it disappeared in the mid 8oies from the official sales channels.
Each of our club board members got a nice artwork piece designed by Kemal Curic.
It will soon cover one of my free walls.
June 15th, 2014
You may wonder where this 50th Anniversary took place, right?
My friend from the Mustang Club of Iran sent me the pic recently.
It is from their 50th Mustang anniversary meeting on 17th April 2014 in Teheran.
We will share soon more pics from him here. Stay tuned.
June 14th, 2014
Finally a private owned Alan Mann Mustang replica reenters the circle track in Sweden this weekend.
Though in 1964 Alan Mann cars never raced with a golden hardtop, the red-gold livery is linked to the Alan Mann Racing Team in most minds.
Anders Weiter finished his project for his customer Mr Christer Andreassen in Stockholm.
"He has slightly modified the color of the car to make it look like a famous Alan Mann Mustang. Mr. Andreassen will race it first time this weekend in Sweden. "
Our swedish colleagues up north may now enjoy it on the track.
Though we would still like to see a real Alan Mann car returning.
June 9th, 2014
The 33th. European Mustang Convention of the First Mustang Club of Germany 1964-1973 e.V. was a blast. With over 760 Mustangs on Saturday and in total 902 registered plus special show cars and closeby parking for safety reasons rejected Mustangs we hit the mark of 1000 Mustangs. A first in Europe.
The share of classic Mustangs, which is our main domain was certainly another record.
Ford Germany cooperated in presenting its 2015 model with a red Ecoboost powered Fastback and a mineral grey Convertible. Both cars were presented by journalist and moderator Peter Kessler and Ford execs like Joerg Beyer (Design Director) and Wolfgang Gotschke (SVT Design Mgr.) including Event Team Leader Hubert von Zehmen and club representative Helga Mueller. We would like to thank them for the support including a factory tour for 150 participants. The new red Mustang FB was available there for individual photoshoots as well. Stay tuned for oncoming news. The FMCOG Board of Directors was awarded with 5 autographed designs by Kemal Curic of the new Mustang for its effort to make this show happen. President Ralf Wurm and Titus Dittmann presented the 6th Generation Mustang in detail.
See a short video of the 6.pm Ford presentation
Plus a scrap video of the outside area
Here is an official Ford video
Bathory Airbrush artwork
May 25th, 2014
A new german Mustang Book has been just launched. Street's Finest is actually the 4th American Car book of a series from the Streets Finest Publisher.
It contains several Mustangs of course and features a special about the First Mustang Club of Germany.
We will have a bigger number on sale at our oncoming 50th Anniversary Mustang Show in Cologne next weekend June 7/8th June at the Butzweilerhof.
There will be the biggest turnup of already registered Mustangs that we ever had in history and probably one of the biggest gatherings of classic Mustangs in Europe.
It will be on sale for 39,80 Euro.
Make sure you get one of the first ones next week on site or order online at Street's Fines website soon (not yet on there).
April 20th, 2014
50th Anniversary - 50 stories at least from the big event in Charlotte
Meeting so many friends in Charlotte was a real big pleasure. My greetings go out to Holly, Gary, John and his group, Kevin, David, Greg, the many other Johns, Brian, Sven, Ed, the Steve's, Bill, Gale you name them and sorry, if I forgot anyone and ot the ones that I missed at the spots like Barry, Chris...again you name it, too many for such a short time. Great were the moments to run about Edsel on the parking lot, who got an "135" R-code owner speechless, when saying "Well, didn't know we built 'em".
One of my highlights was as well to drive over to Lee Holman and get a special tour through his race car shop and browsing the archive, seeing the many and only GT40 and 289 HiPo blueprints plus much more insider stuff. It was like going back in time. Discussing the Alan Mann connection, the surviving cars and TDF stuff was another good dialogue for further research.
Picture on left shows the winning TDF car, while in Skip Scotts hands.
Check out those 50 stories (25 published by now) here
April 11th - update 20th.
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...and we had to learn ... changing strategy or just minds within Ford shortly before the event can make it a no-show. Do they read ponysite.de?
Thus was the case with the RETRO. We will keep you updated on those obscure and mysterious things in the background soon.
Watch out in the near future (summer 2014) for the MUSTANG I Retro.
In memoriam of Phil Clark, the MAN who designed and handmade the FIRST EVER MUSTANG emblem and he put it on this car. The FIRST MUSTANG to bear that name was definitely the 1962 Mustang, whatever you read elsewhere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sorry, in german only.
Cover picture: "Michael Goermann for Playboy"
April 2nd 2014
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.
And looking forward to see you in Charlotte,
|News of the past that remain interesting|
Imagination Beyond Another Dimension
BULLITT Twilight Zone relived
Plus pics from the chase scene in SFO downtown Pictures courtesy David Kunz
EXCLUSIVE Ponysite interviews:
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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Swedish FIA Racer (A.Weiters)
1968 T-5 w. world bowl
Boss 302 in 4K
W. Buhl Mustang
69 CJ convertible for sale
Jay Leno/B.Fria on TV
Bass 770 in Detroit
David Redhead & Bullitt
Scale Models of Mustang I
1968 Radio console knobs
2015 launch in Europe
RIP Paul Walker
Not my Day Mustang movie
Kaethe Lowe T-5
Gary Hanson T-5
HF in Le Mans
Wonderland of scale models in Hamburg
Ford Rallye Team
Editors choice of a local car show
GT500KR Barn find
1000 miles in 30 years
AVD OGP 2013
Castle Dyck 13
D. Farr Book
Bass 770 Movie - Making
Trevor Legates new book
Costa Rica Mustangs
Wallace Wyss Barnd Finds
1971 460 Specials found
GT 250 traces
FMCOG breaks event record
Shelby de Mexico GT-351
German 50th Cobra event
Roger Lusty artwork
Historic Mustang launch date
Visit or europeans at NY Auto Show 13
French Mustang Racing book
GT350H H for Horror story
NY Auto Show
1970 Autobahn T-5
Ponydrive 2014 plans ahead
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
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
Alan Moffat picked Bullitt rep.
RIP Titi Greder
20 years Ponysite
Egoboost Laguna Seca
Vince Gardner at DST
Goldfinger Fastback exclusive
5R107 in CH
Made in Peru
Neerpasch is back in Mustangs
Mustang Club of Italy
Ford Rally Team
Alan Faulkner revisited
1965 station wagon
5R539 scale model
1965 T-5 Fastback
2013 Shelby at the Ring and more!
Almost 60 Bullitt replicas!
New Boss 302 book and D.Farr Interview!
In memoriam Terry Fritts
Peruvian Shelbys revisited in detail
66 Anniversary Gold Mustang
New Shelby movie?
1970 ASC sunroof Mustang
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
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
DPK6B for sale
68 swiss Shelby
68 T/A #2
Don Frey RIP
61st Roadster Show
Bob Tasca RIP
Bob Barker A/S
Peru 7AT VIN
67 Shelby Le Mans
J.W. Automotive Shelby
67 Dukes of H.
Equus 500 update
Bowdens at Goodwood
427 HM for sale
Texas Ari pro.
Birth of Mustang
ARI Atlanta 428
71 HM Mach1
Maharajah Road Rallye09
Sony & Cher@R/M
1st Mustang GT?
1st Mustang Hardtop in museum
Jost Capito Head of Perf.
B429 in Luxembourg
Fria 1st. Mustang hardtop
SEMA highlights 09
Evans Shelby book review
Harry Salzman CJ
69 RHD Australian Mustang
Mustero Shelby style
Malte Huths Shelby racer (2)
2 T-5s in Canada
Mustang IV T/A
Goldfinger FB news
Review: low mileage B429
AVD GP 2008
Classic Days at castle Dick
4700 Meccanica Maniero found
Le Mans Classic 08
Phil Clark Stampede 2008
Lee Holman speaks out
11th Flanders Event
40 years Cobra Jet
Monterey Historics preview
2 consecutive Export 71 R-codes
10lb brass scale Pony
1963 1:1 size Pony
1966 FB racer
Kcode T-5 CV
72 Sprint Parade
Jim Clark Revival 08
Ultimate Ford garage
Thoughts on the Mustang future
Visit in CZ/2005 supercharged
Bullitt in Germany
Catch the Wave
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
T-bird Italian auction
1967 427 Sideoiler
1970 Hockenheim revisited
Bud Ekins memorial
65 Racer Down under
67 Snakeeye CV project
Diamond Mach1 in UK
Mustang meets Concord
Jacky Icks Mustang
Mach I history
Ford Built Day NL
Homme et une Femme Mustang again
Tasca Shelby mod shop
Gen V Import to Germany
Wyss automotive art
Classic Days Castle Dyck
King Cobra Must.II
67 Shelbys made by A.Faulkner
Tasca 505 again
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
KS Twister 2008 or not?
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
Jones Special Edition 2006
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
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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
Netherland assembled Mustangs
A pair of 1971 429
The first Mustang in Europe?
A rare 66 T-5 K-code convertible
Tour de France Winner
428CJ GT convertible
Mustang Music MEM
Frencheros Shelby GT250
6S2381 on sale
66 Mexican hardtop
Le Mans R-Shelby
Stingers 429 Mach1
Boss 429 racer
NZ Shelby Europe/Boss 351
Lawman Super BOSS again
Ponydrive II & new Mustang
Off-limit B 429
L&F 71 429
Ford Custom Car Caravan
71 429 T-5
Lords BOSS 429
69 GT351 CV?
66 bencht T-5
Shelby CV reg..
Techno Classica 2003
Sleeping 71 BOSS 351
Mustang vs Charger
2002 Anvers meeting
Alan Mann & Pilot Plant Mustang
Must. Bandido ZZtangs
Mustangs Plus backyard
Shelby GT 350 Zagato
Lawman SCJ M1
1:5 scale 'stang Stationwagon Test Mach 1?
Hot Mustero Two of two Shelby Europe !
T-5 dash emblem
Lowrider Radical 68 Little Elvis
302 Engine trivia
'67 K GTA
M. Cobra II
Boss 544 Smokey's T/A Interv.'Lawman'
'69 T5 SCJ !
2001 club meet
Racer project '67 Shelby TA HT
Swiss wr. yard
T5 w. ANO-VIN
Lanecollectible Lawman's Super BOSS
Peters special BOSS302
French Mustang Day
ARI Mustang Registry
Tour de France 2000
Gone in 60 seconds
1964 T-5 article
"A man and a woman" Mustang
Special T-5 ignition switch
The Irish way