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Uncovered: Dale Woods racing period
McQueens 3rd Le Mans racing suit found in Germany !
February 16th, 2017
Jeroen from the Netherland presents us his Boss 429 in our next club mag.
It is just undergoing a lot of detailing and we follow along with some before and afterwards comparisons.
Always a nice change to our "normal" bread and butter Mustangs, but then again the owner behind the car counts.
Stay tuned for more later about KK22XX.
January 19th, 2017
Ever heard of the Ford GT 85?
It was obviously another Ford concept car that clearly features ideas of the De Tomaso Mangusta like the rear engine access doors.
I had to compose two pics in one to get a somewhat clear picture, so excuse some fuzzy parts in the picture.
January 9th, 2017
The 1979 Mustang was the last model that was sold as a T-5 in Germany.
Or to be exact, those build prior to the 31st. of December 1978.
Ronnies #79 5.0 even got the rare Cobra package in his combination and we are wondering, if there are any more 1979 T-5 Cobras out there out of the 189 T-5s, we could narrow down the last 78 period exports down to 41, so that would make probably less than a dozen for the Cobra T-5, although they were quite popular back then.
Drop us a line if you know of one around you. We are just now browsing our registry for the past entries, where we may have missed to ask for the Cobra package.
Of course Kevin Marti could tell us and research is triggered.
I am sure we have an answer soon.
David Redhead sent us again a nice Christmas card and I am happy to share it
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to each of you. Enjoy the days, we still can cruise around and hear the rumble of a V8, even the sound of an I6 is better than any other around.
Stay safe and relax.
Our new club mag 3/2016 is a bit delayed, but be soon at
the desk of our 800 members and subscribers.
I hope they wil enjoy the content like I do, when I see it printed each time.
I am very curious to get it :-)
November 26th, 2016
The First Mustang Club of Germany has a new president and some new board of directors members.
After 25 years of successful development of the club from 75 to 750 members today, Ralf Wurm was ready to finally hand the torch over to Michael Kraemer (56), owner of 12 Mustangs in his collection and always on the hunt for the rare ones. Being a businessmann as well, he wants to increase the number of meetings and his major target for the clubs activities is "Let's have fun".
On behalf of all members of the FMCOG Peter Heuel (1st cashier) thanked Ralf for his lifetime contribution to the club and donated him a wellness package.
Ralf promised not to vanish from the stage of Mustang life in Germany running a Mustang parts business and with new ideas for Mustang promotion in the future.
November 25th. 2016
Ford Germany shows the #68 Le Mans Ford GT at the Motorshow Essen.
Stefan Muecke and TV/youtube sportscar star J.P. show the car to the media and public.
Stefans father Peter raced Capris in the Youngtimer series and it was natural that Stefan also drove Ford Colognes own RS2600 during the opening ceremony to introduce the new Ford of Germany boss Gunnar Hermann (standing under the Ford logo here). Gunnar takes over the job of B. Matthes. We wish him luck and it seems he is not afraid of getting in touch with Ford enthusiasts.
Ford dealership Reintges cooperated with Ford Germany and made the booth possible. 15 trainees from Ford supported the booth manning. Good PR for the Reintges family, who drive classic and modern Mustangs by themselves as well.
November 25th, 2016
A 1 of 1 - a 2017 german police Mustang, sponsored by Ford Cologne and used in 2017 in the Tune-it-safe roadshow campaign, where youngsters get educated to stay within the limits of a car. The special Mustang features a Wolf Racing Wide 5.0 body kit and suspension/rim/engine tuning. With 456HP the car is good for a 4.3 seconds 0-100km/h sprint. Rims are 20"ET37 and the exhaust is a 76/104mm diameter dual type. You may even see it in your rear mirror on the Autobahn while driving, as its used officially in police services once and then.
November 11th. 2016
Mustang meets Industrie 4.0
Big Data (collection), Predictive Maintenance, Overall Machine efficience, Internet of Things...these are key right now in the machine automation sector.
This guy pictured on right is developping related tools and looking at his Mustang, he thought that the same could easily apply to "old iron" as well.
The key here was not performance, but reliability.
Collecting operation data over longer periods, analyzing them creates smart data, that could be turned into predictive maintenance alerts and longterm trend analysis for parts exchange or just a maintenance stop in time.
A very clever idea, that we may see hopefully soon marketed...if affordable like our cars are. The sensors costed him 60 bucks, not too much.
We will feature the box and the software and H.P.s skills in our next club mag.
H.P. participates in races and rallies...so he went out to buy some sensors, create a simple box, an interface and using some software he finally got it to work...ensuring that he has much less suprises on the road and always an alert or hint before things run out of their normal healthy operating range. The earlier the better. A light going on at 80mph is sometimes too late for immediate reaction. A trend alarm is much better.
November 1st, 2016
Ever seen an
original japanese export 1971 429 Mustang?
Here is your chance, we will feature it first in our club mag, but will cover it later.
Let me prepare the background story first with the owner and browse my files for more details.
September 18th, 2016
Do you want to relive the Route 66 style in Europe? Then drive up at the Wittrup Motel and Sallys diner in Albertslund/Denmark.
It has preseverd the genuine atmosphere that most of us like so much.
Every once in a while Mustangers drive up there.
During my recent stay, "Theodore" drove in and had a good time at Sallys with his family.
The owner likes to do Burn-outs as we heard and has a NOS-bottle under the rear glass installed and the proper ratchet shifter to make Theodore go fast.
August 2nd. 2016
Last year we were pulled to an ultrarare 1968 Mustang GTS built by Mainway Ford in Canada, another promotion after the 1967 Stallion.
That GTS is still under restoration. Now ex-Stallion owner Edward informed us of his latest finding, another 1968 GTS, but a convertible. According to the owner that acapulco blue convertible is one of 8 CVs that were sold as a Special Editon to Toronto customers from Mainway Ford. The Performance Manager of Mainway could not tell us more back then, but we hope that the current owner of the GTS CV can add to the story.
Update: Still waiting:-)
July 22nd, 2016 - update July 31st
What do you think is under this golden tarp?
A rare car and probably unique in this country, where it was found.....it was recently restored in a 2 years effort and finally was presented at a local Mustang Club of Iran show.
It is not yet registered officially, so we are glad to get the information first hand.
Read more here
July 22nd, 2016
My friends 1970 T-5 T/A Tribute car finally returned to him after a year of absence. It got stolen August 1, 2015 and for Hans, who had worked and lived with the car for 32 years - a world collapsed.
The following weeks were characterized by anger and fear, frustration, but also daily and weekly visits to the area where the car was believed to be. Police investigations were declared, but not visible nor fed back to him, cross-border interaction with the dutch police almost not existent, as Hans found out on site in the Netherlands, when asking there if his car was known as stolen.
Finally he engaged a private investigator and could make a deal to buy it back. The deal almost failed and warnings came along that the car would be set on fire or dismantled immediately. But last week Hans could pick it up in the Netherlands and return it to his home.. A heavy stone fell of his heart and all of us are happy with him.
car has only 3 areas of slight damages, but it came back without major harm
done. Looks like indeed thieves stole it and just stored it away in
da garage to let grass grow over the case, then dismantle items and
Car theft is considered in the Netherlands a minor crime, so thieves are not afraid of being imprisoned for a longer period. We are glad for Hans this one made it back, even for the burden of buying it back. Lets hope the insurance sees it the same way and in fact they save a lot of money, if they pay the "Buy back deal".
June 4th. 2016
Lee Holman steels the Carlisle All Ford show with his Holman 2016 Special Edition S550 in a black/red stripe dress.
The warbird (or rather meant to be the battlebird tribute) on the lower valance.
It is just one of one now, but we are looking forward to see a series of them.
Gone is the Stallion!
...and then again...it may become another Stallion....
May 26th, 2016
It is hard to believe that someone would turn a (currently known) unique survivor into a restomod, but then again if it is one of the original owners, he could have done that even much earlier in the 90ies.
We are talking about the sole 1967 Stallion that Edward and his brother owned in Canada since the late 90ies and where ponysite.de was the first to get the ear of the owners and get it on the web.
Now we just heard they sold it back to the previous owner already 4 years ago. Actually the plan was indeed to restore it with an eye on its history, but thinking about the limited usage, the owner then decided to go restomod and make it a performance driver like it was intended.
All that is remaining of the former outstanding (in all aspects) design of the 1967 Stallion is gone except for that gascap emblem, that is now mounted on a restomod center console. We are sorry to hear that actually, but the Mustang was sold to be designed by the owner and so he did ....now. Enough said. See our updated Stallion page
May 15th, 2016
Rare cars are popping up still in our mailbox every other day.
This is a 1972 Mexican built Mustang Hardtop and an original owner car.
So the owner will tell us a great story on this AFO1MB22884 vinned special Mustang with a 351 High Output engine.
The car looks real stunning. Stay tuned for more information about its history very soon.
May 13th, 2016
Holly Clark pushes the marketing of her Phil Clark Mustang Stampede Club
Make sure you join and suppurt her in her continued effort to keep history straight on her fathers involvement in the Mustang I project and the Pony emblem designing.
Merchandise is available for fund the efforts that ate up a lot of her families resources.
April 26th, 2016
Again a busy season in my job, and then finishing the latest club mag 1/2016 was an extra effort.
I wish I had more time to continue the website as usual, but time slots get scarce.
This issue covers
- 1972 T-5 convertible
- 1973 T-5 convertible with a 460 engine
- Le Mans movie memories from Hans Herrmann, Herbert Linge and Rolf Ruediger thanks to our CM Frank Wrobel
- A meeting with Wolfgang Kopplin, Sales and Marketing Manager Ford Germany and the top automotive headhunter Dr. Wolfgang Eckelt with a 2016 Mustang and my own 68 Fastback
- Lots of readers letters
- Mustang sightings at the Techno Classica and Interclassics this year and the Mustang Day at Le Mans on April 17th
- Bullitt memorabilia
- Eastern Mustangs in Serbia
- 50th T/A at Sebring and a 66 notchback that raced in Mexico plus my friends Cory Ellwins T/A tribute
March 22nd, 2016
The 7th Generation Mustang is keeping crystal ball experts busy again.
I happen to have a clear picture of it. With the latest DB10 and new DB 9 from Aston in the pipelines, it is known that global Ford Design has a tendency to follow the style a bit.
AM engines are still build in Cologne and exchanges of opinions on design clues are quite normal. A more flowing line with a shorter hood (the current one looks not properley seized) and front and the C-shape combined, the tri-bar back lights in a concave rear fascia and 20" rims, this may be the next Gen Mustang. At least my favourite derivation of an original design.
January 28th, 2016
Sorry for no news, my move had taken its toll on available time for the hobby. I met great Mustangers in between from Canada, visit great shows and sorted out some stuff from my archives.
Just to surprise you with a unique never seen car - the 1967 Zagato Mustang. It is still around, but the owner and source likes to remain anonymous.
It may even disappear from this site again. But I thought we should start into the new year with a glimpse of Mustangs never seen. More coming in 2016.
December 27th, 2015
Letting another tough guy sitting in my 1968 T-5?
Two real Mustang export cars meet in Cologne.*
Yes that is almost unbelievable indeed. It happens not to often, just for a few good old friends, I make an exemption.
But if Dr. Eckelt, one of the top notch automotive career consultant asks you, what would you say?
He publishes a yearly publication about brand leaders and the one who was portrayed actually was Wolfgang Kopplin, Ford Germanys Marketing, Sales and Service Director (& member of the board of directors).
My car lined up with a blue 2015 formed the scenario where Wolfgang - as we call him after the Ford Fan Award ceremony - got pictured in a Mustang sweater.
And Dr. Eckelt had something of a Bullitt guy, so it was clear for me to let him sit in it to enjoy the real Mustang thrill in a 68 Fastback at least once in his life.
Maybe he caught the moment. Maybe he has a related jobto offer in the future? You never know what happens.
*And yes, Ford sold the Mustang in Europe, as a T-5 from 1964-1978 and as a real Mustang from 1979 to at least 1985.
Photographer Hepp catches Dr. Eckelt with sunglasses in the Bullitt style. Why in my car? Read on the left.
The publication comes out in Feb/March 2016. More about the interview with Wolfgang Kopplin then. Certainly interesting for some to learn what the Mustang means for the Ford management in Europe. Most of the Ford Europe managers had a fleet Mustang parked in their spots at Ford Cologne.
December 6th, 2015
Our foreign visitors may wish to google for Nikolaus and the importance of presents on that day:-)
Almost 40 years after Steven Magee sold his
428 CID ARI Promotion Michigan car 0F05R190031,
he could buy it back last week!
As of 2002 Steven had contacted us thinking at the time that he had one of the five ARI Fastbacks, then went later to Gary Pietranic. Gary restored it in 1986 and since then the rumour had been around that the car was the real deal as he had another one as well.
Still this car 190031 was a dealers promo car.
have the ARI style graphic treatment when delivered and when I owned it. I
also confirmed with the original owner, Don Fouty, that it was used at MIS
several times. " says Steven
" says Steven
Nov., 27th, 2015
Driving a 2015 Mustang puts you in another league today. It is not that sort of the butter and bread cars that Ford Germany used to sell. It has an Aston Martin feeling, once you sit in it and look forward and backward in an instant moment. It fits indeed, much more like the previous generations, as I could experience recently.
You can drive up at golfing areas like here at the Munich golf place, at the downtown theatres, at music halls, and appear in the rear view mirrors of the BMWs and Porsches. Along its history line it continues to give you another personality, once you take the wheel or codrivers seats.
In that sense it still has a prosperous future.
Change the style. Your way.
Thanks to Geiger Performance Cars/Munich for this opportunity.
"Anybody knows, why and where this was
done?" asks Phil
Let's put our heads together to help him.
"I bought it in the 80ies in Belgium." adds Phil as a valuable hint.
It is a metal piece, has no stampings, but looks like a part of a series. Maybe homemade, maybe a dealer promo, maybe a serious background.
Who has some memory of these strange pony emblems.
The insert at the lower right in the picture shows the backside of the logo with the metal pocket.
October 22nd, 2015
6S2385 on sale from Bob Gaines
This Shelby convertible continuation car had a period of european history, so we follow it along.
Your chance to own this very nice car, though I'd consider them rather as "built to be driven". Sold to a man in California.
Read the story of 6S2385 here
September 29th, 2015 (updated Oct. 9th)
The Incredible Barn Find:
Historic June build DSO 89 1964 K-code Mustang unearthed
Yours truely from Ponysite.de has started to trace down
certain cars since the early 90ies. The 4th Alan Mann TDF car bugged me all the time
with ongoing misleads and misinterpretations being in print and online.
DPK4B seems to have indeed another history than the 4th Mustang sent in July 64. Actually two more got sent with the Liege cars to A.Mann, most probably one for J.Ickx (ABP325B) and that DPK4B that went to Switzerlands Pius Zuend.
The more valuable for me was it, to get the honour of being allowed by the owner of DPL8B to inspect this car #112 by myself as a first Mustanger on site ...hidden in a shed in the London area.
Being out of sight since 1978, I was the eye witness, when the owner and his mate - who notified me of this car - used paint stripper on the fender VIN and it matched the door tag, which was one of the many other proofs for the existence and survival of this car. Previously the VIN was hardly visible through the layers of paint. Yet the owner knew it had some link to the Alan Mann Racing team.
All the details soon on this site some time soon after publication in our club magazine. A preview is here
Boss 429 Survivor start up
From the new owners:
"... on this Sunday, September 27th. 2015 the time was right.
Bought from the german, first owner with 12.890mls and after almost 40 years of being hidden, 5 hours of pre-work with carburator overhauling, gasoline, cooling water and oil change, one hour searching for the proper ignition spark and only two rotations of the crank shaft, our BOSS 429 is running again."
See a short video of the most exciting moment for the new owners:.
The car will be shown as it is now at Europes biggest vintage car show in April 2016 in Essen - TECHNO CLASSICA
September 20th, 2015
The Comstock Racing Teams 1966 Mustang Pace car
Many of you have heard about the Comstock Racing team. Little is in fact known amongst the enthusiasts about the background of this racing team typically.
Chuck Rathgeb was the person behind it running at the time the family Comstock Construction company. He was into sports long before going racing, but founded the racing team in 1966. Chuck had strong relations with Ford Canada based on the construction business (building their factory and facilities) and of course of the results of the racing team.
One little known, but very important Mustang aside from their own notchback racer, the former Tour de France Car they got from Alan Mann and an R-Shelby 5R096 was this Mustang convertible used at the Mosport circuit in 1966 at the Player 200 Special.
Note the different grille emblem, which is an early Le Mans souvenir and the green Comstock striping. David Balfour owns this car today and we will show you his proof of the history. He bought it dead cheap for 900 Dollars back then and it has never left his home since then. We will show you more of the convertible in the 70ies, 8oies through to today and some proof of his research via Ford historians.
September 12th, 2015
Another Amsterdam assembled Mustang turned up in the UK.
Lee Harper thought he had a T-5, but in fact its VIN quickly identified it as a 1966 early built Mustang knock-down unit from the Ford Netherland factory. Our longtime friend Arjan Nugteren runs the N-Code registry with currently about 43 cars being located, some of them contributed through Ponysite.de. This one will be added soon.
AN07ED33985 is a very outstanding example and Lee rents it out occasionally for weddings. But the ribbon fits the car very well, even if he would drive it solo that way.
August 7th, 2015
Visiting the Ring
is always a pleasure each year. This time it seemed there were at the AVD OGP again less Shelbys and Mustang than in the many years ago.
Still enough of Ford Performance going on in the pits and on the track, but it may be less interesting for classic Mustang afacinados from year to year.
Reason for this is the continued preference of VIP and sponsored track and pits tents. Clubs are more ore less banned to the outside perimeter of the Ring area, where almost nobody wanders around to talk to club guys. Just a place for them to gather for parking and walk over.
Amongst the interesting cars, was the Shelby G.T.350 again from the Bronco Riders from Switzerland. CSX2300 (or its racing clone) was there and a number of Cobras and other notchback Mustangs of course. Most interesting was also a Cobra trip from UK to the Ring with a lot of ACs.
August 2nd, 2015
STOLEN TODAY and still not found until October 9th!
1970 T-5 Boss 302 T/A Tribute car 0T02F108114 with a real Boss 302 engine from our club member Hans in Aachen.
Seen last time on the Autobahn near Aachen on Sunday late afternoon to the dutch border with belgium licence plates (most probably).
Watch out and please report any sightings to the police and FMCOG at www.mustangclub.de or this site.
This car is more than a family member, so we count on you.
August 2nd, 2015
Survivor Boss 429 KK 1587 found in Germany and picked up today.
The customs clearance took quite some time. But we have a new highlight in our club.
This car was stored away for 38 years in a garage in the north of Germany and as written below in a sneak preview it has just 12893 miles on the speedometer.
We will document all the details.
July 27th, 2015
Mustang Pegasus Project update
We've long waited for a sign from the owner. The bodywork is done and the paint applied.
So one milestone covered. We press our thumbs that Ramon keeps his interest in restoring the car to its former glory and that it will make the showstages some time.
It has a place in history as part of the Ford customs car caravan like the DST 2-seater that surfaced in the last year.
Read the full history here. Thanks again to Mark Gustavson and some genuine people who filled us in on the many gaps in books.
July 25th, 2015
Another Rare find
This seems to be the best Mustang month of the year in Germany.
We have been contacted by someone with an original 1967 T-5, taken from road duty in 1978 and now - after 38 years - it saw the daylight for the first time.
The story is that the father bought it already unregistered and gave it to his son, when he was 12. The son always had in mid to start the restoration, but realized that it may take another 10-20 years. So better to let it go now.
More soon on this one here on Ponysite.
Note the additional turn indicator lights mounted above the front bumper, another oddity demanded by a local TUEV (sort of DMV). Many T-5s have such kind of individual modifications required by peculiar TUEV agents.
Reviewing our 30
years club history
I am busy in doing a special feature book on the FMCOGs anniversary.
It is interesting to dive back to the genesis of a club, of which I am part at least for the past 22 years or so. Visiting our member #1 Hans and getting more insight from club founders pays off to understand the enthusiasm of the 80ies and browsing the pics is fun indeed seeing well-known members in their 80ies dress. Somewhat cool again.
Odor of the past
And then we have the club news magazine #1 from January 1986.
Another piece of historic documents to preserve in the clubs archives.
What's the news in here, you ask?
No news, historic news... we speak.
These days where What's app, facebook and other social media news spam you every day, the 60-90ies news get more interesting for most of us classic Mustang drivers. Maybe it is time to switch back to the old school.
What do you enjoy more, a sophisticated "zoomy" digital mag or a simple stacked pile of paper of cut and glued Mustang news of the 60s through 90ies?
Considering the few minutes I spend on flipping through latest digital mags popping up on my screen - annoyed by ads and vids getting in the way - and then going down in the cellar and taking an archive box out of 22 years Mustang stuff collection, sitting down and take a simple old paper mag into ones hands, sniffing the odor of the past and just fall back in time....again....what do you enjoy more?
July 15th, 2015
1967 GT500 for sale in Europe
This is a rare opportunity. Our club member J.S. sells his GT500. A one-of-a-kind car with hundreds of stories in its history.
Most probably - yes we are sure it is - the only one with a B Production race history.
See the picture below. It came over around 2004/5 via Tango and Bill Collins to Europe and Juergen had enjoyed it ever since. Asking for no cheap offer, we will forward your letter of intention, if beyond 130K Euros, no others are considered serious...yet.
The car has czech licence plates, since Juergen lives there, anyway a rare car in a unusual scenery for Shelbys.
Update: Will be at Coys auction at the Ring in August 2015.
June 11- July 21st, 2015
Ultrarare find in Europe
Original Polyglas Tires are still with the car.
The first one will be a huge surprise for most insiders
in Europe. We stumbled
over one that we never expected, a true garage find. A find that will
make some noise around the globe. A small delay was encountered due to that
the customs clarification must be done first.
Low mileage of 12893 miles, first owner bought it in the US, brought it over in the 70ies and then locked it up for 38 years.
Curious? Stay tuned - coming soon.
A perfect day!
Our french friends could enjoy the new Mustang (preseries model) at a social media day on the traces of Claude Lelouches from Paris to Deauville.
Catching the atmosphere best is indeed this picture, I think.
I am really envious on Guilleaume Vesnat. Now where was the female actor?
Pictures thanks to Ford France.
June 4th, 2015
Almost forgot our own
at the Technik Museum Sinsheim.
Always a very inspiring environment for the technically interested audience, the museum features a WWII segment, all kinds of aviation exhibits, race record cars incl. the Blue Flame record holder and countless vintage cars plus many more items like automated organs and technical innovations of the past.
With close to 600 Mustangs we as the First Mustang club of Germany 1964-1973 e.V. recorded a very good result, even with the record of 1000 Mustangs last year for the 50th Anniversary.
The theme was "Go faster, make new friends" and many succeeded in that role. The share of the 64-73 classics was still very high above 60%, though we also welcomed all model years of Mustangs. A variety of the 2015 (US imports) were already on hand.
Ford Germany nor Ford Europe was present there. The official launch is set for August, while the first 2015 EU-Mustangs are expected at dealers until the end of this month or early July.
May 16th, 2015
Fabrizio Nobili from Italy found another Amsterdam assembled Mustang and is going to restore it.
Though my friend Arjan Nugteren now runs the dutch Mustang registry, there was yet no car registered with a color code 6606.
This is ANO1GE61699, which tells us that it was built in Amsterdam (N) as a hardtop (1) in March 1967 (GE). Fortunately Fabrizio contributed another tag picture which says it is a 7NO1T61699. A coding that was typical to cars that were exported from Netherland to France. Obviously Fabrizios is an original french or italian export NL Mustang. We would like to see some more italian ANO Mustangs to confirm our assumptions. Fabrizio would be also happy if somebody confirms the same color code on thei car with a proper sample or original picture.
The tag further shows the 2A and 65A standard black interior. The color code 6606 should be confirmed. Obviously there is something underneath the red color.
May 14th, 2015
The 4.th-22. May 2015 Media event in Munich and Rottach/Tegernsee in Germany seems to turn into success. Of course who would not like to drive a Mustang through the scenic area in Bavaria. Though not all media reports are that enthusiastic as one would expect with the Mustang icon, for sure the critical journalists are becoming more and more convinced that for the current prices, the Mustang is a steal deal in Europe compared to others. The affordable Sportscar is again more or less the convincing argument that gains respect despite all critics on details.
Our club member Felix was on site yesterday at the photo shootings in Rottach-Egern at the Tegernsee/Hotel Ueberfarth. About 25 Mustangs in the subfloor garage and Felix took a lot of pictures for us.
May 4th, 2015
And yes, the (italian) rumours were right, a fleet of new Mustangs, all licenced with Cologne plates were shown from today - May 4th in the center of the Munich airport. This is a large area between the terminals, typically used for a Christmas market and in summer for bavarian blue-white humpa-parties (I know we serve the clichées here). The right place to catch a big audience and with a duration of two weeks and a final drive tour for the invited journalists throughout the week, if not until May 22nd, this will cause the desired multiplication factor Ford Germany is looking for. There will be certainly a million visitors passing by in this week with thousands of selfies posted with the hashtag #FORDMUC. Watch out, we saw it coming. Actually those cars were pre-series cars, not the final EU spec cars. Yet with some EU features like the white lenses etc.
Why is this one of the more accurate
We are going to tell you, look at the rims and Firestone square-shoulder wheels.
Then read our Bullitt section for David Kunz last investigation of the TTD rims. This one seems to have the correct wheel and rim selection and it is based in the UK as a part of a Charger/Mustang Bullitt pair.
Click on the latest Bullitt News.
April 22nd 2015
First 2015 european Mustang model in Europe. Who will win? France, Italy, Germany? We think it is already there and has been filmed on April 17th. in Cologne with Jim Farley and a club members car.
Maybe for a May 4th. release date in Munich. Production started in March, so it makes pretty much sense, that the first is already here for training and other purposes. A few hav been spotted around Cologne in the past days, some with US mirrors however.
As for 1964 I found a decade ago this official pic of the "first official import Mustang 1964". It has a COB647B licence plate, which makes pretty much sense for a promotion and PR car. Little is known about this car, so help us on this one. It is at a UK port for sure and we would like to know if this car is still around.
COB647 for a 1964 17th Date or for 1964 July date, that is here the question.
April 18th, 2015
1 of 82 69 Super Cobra Jets and 1 of 5 with similar equipment (4 speed, black jade paint, Drag Pack etc) is 9F02R173596 showing up after 100 points gold MCA supervised certificate Concours restoration at the running Techno Classica exhibition in Germany. Exhibiting high-class restored cars for investors has become the focus of this event with lots of investors coming in especialy from Switzerland, who have at least a 30% benefit of buying cars in their country as well as the other non-Euro countries around. Not an export car, but certainly an auction car. Many make their way now across the pond again to fulfill demand of collectors.
April 16th., 2015
6S748 turned up at the Techno Classica exhibition in Essen/Germany and is on sale for 285.000,-- Euro.
Well and Jim Farley, european Ford Boss was on 17th April our guest. Met a club member for a launch vid of the 2015 EU model.
Pretty good action going onthee days through to 19th. Remember a touchdown, a liberty statue, 2 Mustangs and Jim Farley linking the past and the future. Got it?
April 12th, 2015
We are very sorry to hear about the loss of our friend Salvo Mirabella, president of the Mustang Club of Italy.
According to reports which reached us he obviously
died during an accident in the mountains while climbing. Salvo just got 57
years old. Rest in Peace.
We are with his family and send our condolences to Manuela Mancini.
The board of Directors representing all club members of the
First Mustang Club of Germany 1964-1973 e.V.
March 22nd, 2015
Just when you think, that Ponysite.de has gone to sleep, we are back up with another rare find. After years of tracing this car, we finally got decent pictures of it in color.
The one and only Shelby Europa GT250 that was ever created by Claude Dubois based on a 1971 Maverick.
These came from the son of one of the previous owners in the 70ies.
Looking for his father car, unfortunately we had to disappoint him, that the car was parted out later, but these pictures are a real historic treasure find.
More color shots soon, when we get permission.
The Shelby GT250 built by Claude Dubois
March 17th, 2015
The Bond Mustang Mach 1 is getting more attention these days, but there are some out there that have dreamt of owning one for a longer time.
Ian L. from UK is one of those. He will let us join his replica creation on this 1971 Mach1 until its finished.
Soon in our Bond section of this site.
February 27th, 2015
More Rare Finds coming soon
Another 2 rare samples are on our Ponysite list. A 1972 Mexican and another 1967 peruvian car. Fortunately both are documented very well, so we can start to publish more details of them very soon. Most guys regret that Dave Hammars South of the border registry has disappeared.
Fortunately I saved a bigger part of it and will try to get permission from Dave or his stuff current caretaker to rebuild a portion of it. We had worked together in the beginning especially in contributing our international VIN decoder that is still on our FMCOG clubsite and elsewhere copied.
With this one, we could also decode these samples here, yet we got a decoding sheet of the tag information, that will help other in the near future. Stay tuned.
7ATO7GE21XXX for the 67 (now in Italy) and AFO1MA31XXX for the 1972 Hardtop are the VINs of these 2 cars. More soon.
Get hooked on Ponysite:-)
February 21st, 2015
If you know the more famous movie cars, this VIN may tell you something.
1F05M160938 is the stunt "alley" car that was used for the 2-wheel-stunt driving in the movie Diamonds are Forever* with James Bond in Las Vegas. A few years ago it went from the Cars of the Stars collection in the UK to the Dezer Collection in North Miami.
Displayed as a part of the fantastic private Dezer Bond collection with many, if not most of the Bond cars.
I was allowed to take more detailed pics in and outside of the car and we will explain a few features soon in the DAF BOND subpage of this website.
Here is a short video of the Dezer Bond collection. Stroll with me through the aisles.
"Diamonds are Forever "and James Bond are protected by eon productions and the ianfleming.org. Names are used here for reference purposes only.
February 3rd, 2015
Most of you have probably never heard of a
Pontiac Style Shelby G.T.350.
That is why you visit ponysite.de once and then? You are right to do so.
Tom Fournier from Tasca owned this one and built it out of a once wrecked real GT350 with the VIN no. 6S056.
Now most people that know about this cars history think it is lost as it was registered as wrecked and cut up again hacksawed and dumped).
This is where some news were thrown in the mill that bad mouth had given wrong information.
Well turns out there are still 2 positions on the remainders, the official from SAAC and the non-official from the seller. We will keep you updated, what comes out, but there is a car with this "name" on sale at Hemmings and Amelia soon.
Frankly I would have restored it in the look as it was built by Tom Fournier once, but there are certainly other opinions, which I can share as well.
January 23rd, 2015
A new exciting Project car is on its way for the Shelby GT 350 anniversary at Willow Springs, February 14th, 2015.
Peter Brock, Jim Marietta and Ted Sutton and his son Eric joined forces and brainwork with more LA SAAC enthusiasts and came up with the idea to finish the initial idea of an IRS Mustang testbed for rear suspension evaluation. Jims own K-code Fastback and an original IRS unit preserved by Duane Carling are parts of the job.
The IRS project was put on the bench in 1964, when the Ford management had to decide on the benefits versa costs involved. Though the price tag would have been a mere 200 Dollar for interested racers, it was considered as to labour-intensive and too expensive with not enough benefit.
The IRS was developped by Klaus Arning already in 1958 and initially realized in the Mustang I, later GT40. 3 rear end units were built during the further development and tested on a Falcon and a Mustang Fastback.
Given to Shelby it turned out that it did not perform much better than the other Klaus Arning driven spindle drop and stabilizer thickness changes and UK based rallye experience feedback from Alan Mann and Holman Moody plus others.
Thus the first test at Willows Springs ended the serial production for the IRS. Serial means for competition use only back in the days.
It will be interesting to see new suspension tests going on at Willow springs 2015 with two HiPo engine equipped cars on hand.
Thanks to LASAAC groups Randy Richardson for the pictures provided on his Facebook page.
January 19th, 2015
Klaus Fritzinger passed away on the 9th of January. RIP.
Klaus was a well-known Mustanger in Europe back in the 60ies/70ies. Though he entered his Mustang Fastback as a Shelby in several races (those were the times of pretention in racing) he was a very well respected racer. He is also known for giving 5R107 a tough time.
His car was later exported to the US and ended up in Roger Cortanis hands.
Not knowing the detailed history at that time, he turned it into a Shelby R-replica for continued racing.
He later found the original Ford VIN tag of this genuine K-code under the Shelby tag.
Unfortunately Klaus never responded to Roger himself for exchange of history bits about this car.
Aside from the Mustang he raced a GT40, a Capri RS 2600 and later Toyota and Datsun touring cars. He participated in the Himalaya rallye with Stefanie Tücking and many more events through the 8oies and 9oies. I met him at the Techno Classica at least two times at the Toyota booth. Klaus died one day after his 78th. birthday.
January 18th, 2015
The Jack Brabham Mustang
We are still wondering, where the Jack Brabham Mustang came from. There are several stories and narrations around it.
1. It was more than once written in UK motorsports magazines that before Crystal Palace Alan Brown imported this car directly from the US. "It was set up rock hard" and softened before the Crystal Palace race.
2. Another story says that is was bought by Alan Brown from Alan Mann. Which is not really likely as Alan Mann later protested the car in favour of Roy Pierpoints championship. Yet he knew that the valvetrain was not legal at the time.
3. It could be also one of those HM prepared Mustangs that Alan Mann and his mechanics denied to have received from the first batch or second sent by Ford . We have some in the Passino papers that have not yet been traced down like Herb Nobb.
We know that this car later went to Ronny Lion and then to a dutch racer. It is no more around. We are interested in where it started. Lee Holman remembers that he had one "TDF" car in his shop once and that it went to Shelby and was driven by a guy. That story just turned out be actually a red 66 Shelby T/A #6 car, so a dead end.
Was this another Holman Moody prepared car or the former DPK7B Skip Scott car, repaired at HM for Brabham? It looks to good to have been altered between February and June 65 from the former Daytona raced modified body of Skip Scotts #71 car. The front fenders show the Alan Mann style, but keep in mind that both used the same shops in Byfleet, so it is no surprise.
A DPK7B licence plate appeared on a dutch racer car (Akersloot/Frami racing acc. to a racehistory.nl record.) If it was just exported with the remaining registration, we don't know yet, but will find out soon with dutch mechanic Jan, who wrenched on the van der Ende Mustang, ex Ronny Lion/ex Brabham car or...altered real DPK7B.
January 10th, 2015
Ever seen a Dandelion Yellow 1968 Mustang? This is a probably unique Special Paint Mustang that turned up in the Netherland. The colour code deciphers as WT6018, a Ford number that indicates, it came from the Rainbow of Colors program. Reiny, the TMCN president, tells in a video about this car that 132 were made in this color in total. This one is for sale now for 39500,-- Euro.
One other was found in the UK some time ago from Luke.
January 1st, 2015
A Happy New Year. Let important topics enrich your daily automotive life this year and visit www.ponysite.de more often.
Back then in 1964 George Merwin, then Fords Rallye Competition Manager made some important calls from the UK to the US.
George is often characterized as an administrator within Ford, but he moved things definitely, first here at Alan Manns garage, later with Shelby American.
George made the homologation of the Mustang possible with the FIA, so any Mustang racer today should write his name down more often and keep him in good memory.
George had close connections with Jaques Passino, Fran Hernandez and all the relevant people that brought TOTAL PERFORMANCE to life.
Here is some recently unearthed material about him from 1963 to 1966 - never seen and never published elsewhere.
December 27th, 2014
The worldwide largest Mustang scale model collection.
Adelbert Engler from Belgium is featured in a Ford video with his model car collection that has exceeded 5500 items. He started collecting Mustangs in the age of 8 and now runs the Mustang Garage in Belgium, one of the biggest Mustang dealers there.
Adelbert organised as well the AUTOWORLD special 50th exhibition with 62 Mustangs together with Ford in Bruxelles.
I guess we can say that this guy is a true Mustang maniac. Click here to see the video.
Update: Adelbert got lots of calls and mails from Mustangers around the world, some of them having collections in the range of 2000-2500, but not many more. If you have more pass us a few lines and a picture.
December 18th, 2014
Diamonds are Forever Mach 1 revisited
Latest blueray screen bits were investigated by In Search of Mustangs Bo Durban and Mustang enthusiast Kurt Kaminer from Florida on ISOMs website.
If you have followed our own Bond Diamonds are Forever website for the past 15 years, you may be interested in some more analysis of the individual cars based on the Blue ray movie and examining the former "Cars of the Star", now Dezer collection stunt car survivor 1F05M160938.
Bo and Kurt share their findings about individualities of stickers, parts and other things as well as dents and stripes and remaining questions here on IOSM.
This is the Stunt car that was on display for a long time in Keswick/UK by Peter Nelson in his Cars of the Stars Bond car collection. It is as of today displayed in the Dezer Collection in North Miami.
The picture above from Damian Ward shows it from the Keswick days.
We will soon update our pages with latest information from the past 3 years, as my focus was a bit on different items in that period.
Just finished - our latest club mag with 56 pages plus cover.
So, sorry for no news, but X-mas time will be exciting for further news. Stay tuned.
The Motorshow in Essen/Germany is similar to the SEMA in
LV, though of course different for european taste. It typically draws more
than 360.000 visitors. 80 years Jaguar, design studies, Hot Rods and Custom
car including a 1000HP Ford T with 2 engines from a New Zealander are the
highlights aside from a special section of "Tuning Experiences".
Nevertheless the new Mustang 2015 was launched with Ford support on the Ford Reintges booth. The first launch at an official car show in Germany after our club event launch in June.
The european edition features a number of upgrades vs. the US-version. Bigger oil cooler, integrated front screen antenna, 2 types of 19" wheels (black and silver), V6 lower grille with V8 upper grille for bigger cooler, suspension mods and set-up, interior "haptic" upgrades.
Furthermore changes of the side marker visibility, rear white lenses with red and amber lighting for brake/turn indicators. Different sound system (Pioneer). Prices will be 34.500 for the 4cyl Ecoboost and 39.800 Euro for the V8. 7500 are planned for the first year (plus the 500 Champions League preorders), similar numbers for the second and third year, before the new emission guidelines must be fulfilled, which will require more effort from Ford.
Nov. 12th, 2014
Two outstanding replicas at the Gran Turismo magazine promo tour in Sweden..
Mikael Zingmarks R-model replica and an export notchback that carries the famous #184 door number from the movie Une Homme et une Femme from Claude Lelouch.
Nov. 2nd., 2014
Ever wanted to wrench on your own 1967 Shelby GT500.
Now you can do so in subscribing to a publication "Construct your own Shelby" in Spain, France or Brasil and get a part every week. It takes however 100 issues to finish the car and as far as I understood it, it takes you 9.95 Euro per issue. Makes 995 Euro or roughly 1300 Dollar.
You'll end up with a 69cm (28") large metal body in 1:8 size. Not bad for your Mustang room.
Hurry up, because about 20 issues have been already prepared and maybe distributed by now, you can see the first 6 assembly vids on the Internet (Altaya).
October 31st, 2014
Is this it? The famous 1966 Monte Carlo rallye Mustang, that Henri Chemin and the young Trintignant raced back then?
Last Saturday I stumbled over this one in Belgium at the Autoworld Expo.
I knew there used to be a replica around, of which we have no actual trace, but it is still in France.
I asked the museum receptionist.and he said, it is the real deal.
With more eyes looking over it - it became quickly (:-) apparent, this is a 1965 model based on the typical appearance fake side scoop ornaments, the missing HiPo and GT badge etc. We wonder why a museum puts a replica on display without clarifying the status. Anyway a nice display, but misleading.
Oct, 30th- Nov. 2nd, Bruxelles
The best 50th Anniversary Indoor Mustang Show this year?
There were a few highlights only this year, that we call a top ranking party. The rare cars tent at Charlotte, a Shelby insider event, but when it comes to a real 50th Anniversary Indoor show, I would call this a really outstanding event. Belgium has ever been a secret tip for Motorsport and collectors, with this Mustang Special show in the Autoworld Expo and Museum, they have made another milestone of a quality oriented presentation.
Over 50 Mustangs (showcar, replica moviecars, racecars and an excellent set-up of a "Pebble survivor" proof that the organizers CCDA together with the Mustang Garage, Ford Belgium and other involved parties have put together one of the best indoor Mustang shows this year. Respect.
The show got a thumbs up by all those that went there. Shelbys, Boss 302, Boss 429, specific special editions for almost any model year - a great show.
October 28th, 2014
How to build out of a 1972 Green Monster a Shelby Europa replica?
Chris M. introduced his latest restoration to us and the strange thing about this car is that it already had a number of Shelby Over-the-Counter items from back then installed.
The manifold that added 95HP to the performance sheet, a staggered rear shock set-up and many more good ideas.
The former livery was something like grabber green, but this was a no-go for Chris family.
So Chris decided to make it outstanding in a different way and keeping some stuff and spirit that the original owner had in mind, when ordering this car and dressing it out.
We will tease you more, but this car turned out so nice, that we first feature it in our own club mag.
Rare Find of the Year?
A 1970 Cobra Jet is a good find already, a 1970 T-5 Export Cobra Jet Mach 1 is already one of 86 T-5 Sportsroofs in that year anyway. Considering that probably less than 10 were delivered with the 428 Cobra Jet, this one is a true Rare Find, if it really has matching tags to verify the Marti report.
And when you hear what the current owner paid for it, you will be quite envious
3100 Dollar for this car is a dirt cheap price. Still the deal is made with a sad background. The former owner was a club member from 1992-2008, then died. His parents kept the car in memory of him for a period of 6 years locked up.
But we take from this after all that you can make a good deal still today as a hunter. The new owner is doing a full rotisserie restoration now and rest assured the car will be tidy expensive afterwards.
October 20th, 2014
Mustang Survivors from Serbia
You may think that Ford Mustang, as one of the biggest symbols of US automobile industry and capitalist car culture, had nothing to do with East European communist countries during the Cold War.
And you’ be wrong. In fact, there is one ex-communist country that had Mustangs from their very beginning. That country is Yugoslavia, or ex-Yugoslavia, since it was dissolved into independent states in the early nineties.
But Yugoslavia wasn’t your typical communist country with strict rules and governmant opression. Thanks to Josip Broz Tito and his close ties to US and Western European countries, Yugoslav people enjoyed capitalist consumer goods like movies, rock music, blue jeans and cars. And among those cars, Ford Mustang was one of the favorites.
Mostly notchbacks were imported, the bigger share were also 6-cylinder cars, yet others were pictured and found. Most disappeared in the 80ies and 90ies, so you'd be fortunate to find one today like this 67 white notchback.
Full report in our next club mag first.
A black Jade 1969 T-5 with a Nugget Gold interior and the Int. Decor Option Package is a Rare Find indeed.
This one is even for sale. We stumbled over it with our T-5 registry and the texan dealer might be willing to part with it for a price offer above 20 Grand.
If you want to own a properly documented car and put your magic hands on it to make it shiny again for the show, don't miss this opportunity. I have a bit photoshopped the brightness, so you can see much better some spots in the paint. Dash has a crack, the mirror some rust around the base, dings and dents from usage and otherwise unmolested ....says the current owner.
October 11th - 20th
A rare Canadian 1968 Mustang GTS Find?
We are looking at a strange March 28th built 1968 Mustang with GTS emblems and a very special hood scoop. It also features a rear spoiler decklid and Shelby upper and lower side scoops.
First we thought that this could be one of 5 special Export (I2) Fastbacks delivered to Ford of Canada? Actually it was not.
Update Oct. 15th: With the Marti report it turns out to be a Lime Gold GT S-code delivered to Central Canada, which is not so special to be a rare find yet. But it could be still a dealer appearance or display car or anything beyond our current knowledge.
Ever heard about the central canadian Comanche package on the Firebirds? There seems to have been some interest in such special packages at least in that area.
If you can point us to special show cars or have another clue about 1968 GTS from the B1 code area, let us know. Actually Mainway Ford or Elgin Ford are B1 dealers obviously.
Update October 25th: Until the owner gets the factory invoice from Kevin Marti....we just assume - this is indeed another 1968 Mainway Ford Special promo car similar to the 1967 Stallion from Edward F.?
The GTS could mean anything from GT Stallion to GT Special something. The scoop on this car looks very similar to the Stallion hood, however it was mounted a bit further back on the hood. We meanwhile found another GTS convertible and linked both owners to trigger memories. Stay tuned.
Let us know what you think this is. More here on a special site now
October 9th, 2014
The first Ponycar is now one hundred and 64 years old? Mystery or a sign?
The term Ponycar as we know it was rather coined by Car Life magazine editor Dennis Shattuck, when the Mustang appeared under the medias eyes in 1964, yet it dates back to 1958 for cars of that sort according to wikipedia.
But what about earlier Ponycars. First traces of "linked" foot-driven Pony vehicles are found as early as 1850.
In 1937 a US manufacterer build a Pony Express vehicle.
We have yet to date this nice Ponycar that I stumbled over last weekend at a autumn car show.
Let'see your eldest Pony vehicle you can find.
October 7th, 2014
Some post the questions, Ponysite.de has the answers:-)
Shelby uncovered in France was the recent web headline. The published pictures on leboncoin.fr showed a number of abandoned classic cars that were stored in an old rural building in the north of France. Amongst them an Alfa Montreal and this 1966 Shelby. Quite some old pics - as it turned out - upon further investigation from 2007.
Actually we were able to put our torch on this due to a french mate in the area. He received more pictures and it turned out to be 6S948, listed as "whereabouts not known" in the last 65-67 SAAC registry.
This car seems to have the original goodies in the engine bay and is reported to have just about 19.000 or 22.000km on the odometer. It was sold to Intersport/Paris originally via FAV. We will keep you updated on the buying process, if there ever will be one, as the owner seems to be hesitant in showing the car to interested parties.
Three times a year, I have to steer away from this site to write our
club magazine with clubmate Felix and a number of
We managed to get together 64 pages with all the 50th. reports from our own club meeting with 1000 Mustangs, both parties in Charlotte and Las Vegas and the Ponydrives from east and west.
A few more hilights like the Fast and Furious Mustang, I met in Charlotte, the Borning movie star from Norway, a rare 78 T5 on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary (we are a classic Mustang club only), the obvious 1964 1/2 club members car, an unrestored survivor, further event and travel reports, readers cars and resto hints...we have put together a quite remarkable magazine again.
Subscriptions possible in Europe for 50 Euro, worldwide 90 Euro. There is just one issue, you should be able to read german.
The 02/2014 cover shot was taken at Ford Cologne during the works visit that we could do before our Mustang convention.
September 22nd, 2014
We had reported on the 1970 Ford Rallye Team recently and are glad now that Mrs. Crocket found our site, now Carol Thornton after Eds death in 2006, speaking out about some more facettes of the story and a few corrections.
Stay tuned for more.
September 15th, 2014
Back on the road after a 10 years restoration is finally 6S240.
Alan Faulkner-Stevens from Dragon Wheels UK, one of the leading experts in Shelby restorations over here brought it back to its former glory.
Congratulations to the owner. I saw this car in Alans workshop years ago and seeing it now it is just the result of pure and hard workmanship from an expert.
September 13th, 2014
Nicky Faulkner in his Falcon won the Shelby cup at the Goodwood Revival against the many other Mustangs.
Though a (replica) Alan Mann RDH Mustang at some time chased the Falcons up closely, a Falcon driven by Nicky Faulkner won the race.
Henry Mann crossed the line second in another 65 Notchback, a well deserved tribute to his father Alan Mann at the Shelby Cup. A.Nannerup with his genuine G.Felton 65 notchback was there as well.
See the coverage from Goodwood Racing
September 11th, 2014
Ready to race this weekend?
Seeing this beautifully restored genuine racecar in this cosy atmosphere you would never picture that the owner ever would spend a second to think about racing this weekend in a fender-banging dangerous 25 Mustang head-to-head race.
Well, he does.
This car here is actually Gene Feltons genuine race car in its replicated livery, the race will be the Shelby Cup at the Goodwood Revival next Saturday and the owner is no other than Anders Nannerup, who was the former Mustang Club of Denmark president and who is still active in vintage racing with a number of Ford powered race cars. His FR500S at track days and this 65 Ford backed up racer. Plus a new project of a 67 Trans-Am replica - however with latest race-prooven add-ons. Watch out for a Black Jade with Gold Stripe 1967 notchback in the near future. A way cool combination in my view.
It was relaxing and interesting to page through Gene Feltons original race scrap book with telegrams from Lew Spencer with racetrack set-ups and many more tidbits of Shelby American Racing history in those red leather seats after a hard days work. We could fill a few gaps with those informations on the 66 notchback race Mustangs. Thanks, Anders.
September 5th, 2014
Sometimes it takes about 15 years or more to get an update on a rare specific car. Good that Ponysite.de is still round to continue the story, even though it is harder today to find real news or report on Rare Finds.
The owner of this 1971 Shelby Europe in the Netherland finally contacted us to update us on the cars story. He is ready for some restoration work and for sure the rest of the group of the owners are already linked up to him by today to give proper advice.
Thanks for keeping us in the loop.
Read more on 1F02M202548 and the others as we had it so far. Still need to update the page after our last years thorough database research with Kevin Marti and SAACs Rick Kopec.
August 16th. 2014
What a cool Megaevent from the MOCSEM
Holly Clark had one of her best days at this Mustang Memories event from the Mustang Owners Club of South East Michigan.
Phil Clark was named a Mustang Hero and his daughter Holly received this certificate.
Look at her smile and you know why she goes through all the efforts and her pain to get the word out, that Phil Clark played a major role in the Mustang history. Until 15 years ago Phil was almost not existent in any Mustang book, but the word has spread through her engagement with journalists, lobbyists and the right people in the scene plus with help from ponysite.de and the NZMustang site. It seems that by now her efforts pay off in events like these. Congratulations, Holly.
Certificate presented to Holly during the Mustang Heroes Banquet last weekend.
Representative cars from Roush on display.
This Bullitt chart caused some confusion. Of course we all know that Derrick Kuzak was a major player in the launch of the 2008 Bullitt, seeing him dressed like McQueen with a 2015 ....well, Derrick retired in 2012 from Ford in his age of 60. If he had a hand in the 2015 Design, you ask?
Yes, he was one of those that choose one of the 3 attributes the Mustang VI should carry. Bullitt-Coolness came from Derrick.
We will see how cool the car really is in our own hands. I would say another model year choice of colours should do the job.
The display outside of the For Development and Engineering Center.
All pictures Holly Clark.
August 10th, 2014
For those that have a deeper interest in the
1964 Tour de France and what became of the cars from the
Alan Mann Mustang Racing Team, the news in the recent Mustang
Monthly magazine must have been some news, but hold on!
There were so many mistakes in the news, that we would like to sort it out for you and comment.
First of all french racer Eric Charles has definitely not "found" this car. Actually it was quite a long time on sale from an UK based dealer, who bought it from Alain Goupy, Motorsports director from the Le Mans circuit. Alain had contacted us more than a decade ago and we could thus follow the car for a long time including its restoration or let's say second racing preparation in line with actual FIA regulations.
Second this is not the Mustang that was the first racing Mustang ever. There were many more before the TDF in 1964, though it is true that Alan Mann was the one who finally got the FIA approval in July 1964 for Ford (after their first attempt failed) and that the TDF was with its series the most important first Mustang race probably in history. Yet there were Mustangs racing appearances starting in May 1964 already at certain rallyes and SCCA sanctioned races such as Waterford Hills with Bob Acton.
Third Eric Charles car is not the known 4B car, but the DPK5B car...well if it is. The 4B was a spare parts car and later sold to Switzerland.
We have offered the past 3 owners to have the car verified by an ex Alan Mann Racing team mechanic, but all of them did not accept the offer for any reason. We do have pictures of the various restorations and reports, so can pretty much sort out some facts and fallacies or derivations from its original set-up.
Again we still offer the current owner to have the car checked out before the mechanics of Alan Mann are gone. Until then a doubt mark can be still sticked on this car or what really has survived from the original #109 car due to a gap in its history in Belgium. I wish MM had taken some more time on getting a few more opinions before publishing the note, but it seems editorial research has come by now to an end.
Before Mustang Monthly ..Holman Moody was also approached as we heard from Lee, but they can little contribute to a verification. It would be so easy to give the car a proper credit and verification, so do your own judgement on what is presented, if you are really into this cars heritage.
Ask the ones that did them.
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.
|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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Zombie 222 electric Mustang
Le Mans Classics 2014
Classic Days 2014
RIP James Garner
1968 T/A Replica
RIP Warren Veurink
Burn Road Movie Norway
50th Artwork of a 2015
50th in Iran
Alan Mann replica
50th Anniversary in Germany - 1000 cars
Streets Finest book
50 stories from the 50th (well 25)
A second Mustang I around
Goldfinger Aurora gasstation
Adi Heinen Mustang Man
Playboy featured 2015
Techno Classics 2014
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