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It seems that Ford wanted to steer away immediately after the launch of the car on 5th. As of yesterday Sienna Miller narrates in a fashionable video that must have been filmed a few days earlier about her love in american style.
Though in my view a better choice could have been made - sorry - the marketing pull into the fashion world matched probably the Tiffany advertising gig 49 years ago.
Well, if he had just another Audrey Hepburn around......
Watch the video and the making of with Sienna Miller here
December 5th, 2013
The Mustang 2015 launch 12/05=17th
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.
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
Donald Farr catched this shot for us -
J. Mays presenting another red Stang on stage!
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Sometimes you just have to remind me what I promised earlier. Actually back in
2011 we ran a story on the Goldfinger Fastback Mustang
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
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.
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
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....
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
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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
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
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.
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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
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