RK Motors or rather Joe Kemp
built this 5.0 powered 1965 station wagon, that is currently featured on
our friends (Richard Truesdells) site of the Automotive Traveller Online
You can browse more pics here in their gallery.
5R539 en miniature rolls into town.
Robert Cline wanted to have his scale model
perfect and we linked him up back in April to Claude Dubois himself for
some questions of detaling. Roberts questionnaire led to some interesting
additional answers to our interview that we had done already years ago as
probably the first Mustang club and enthusiasts website around. Read
Claudes detaling answers later on in a separate page. It will be about
tires, the Le Mans winglets, interior and much more including the famous
double wiper set-up. We congratulate Robert Cline for his attention to
detail. More soon.
Above picture courtesy autodiva.fr
Above picture courtesy Schlegelmilch archives
Check out the various pics online from the Le
Mans 1967 race. You may wonder about the missing winglets during the race
(Claude lost one during the start). Actually they were necessary to keep
the front down on the straight while going over 160mph. The center light
on the front apron is also a detail that is often overlooked, when looking
at test session or actual race pics.
Going back to what we are here for "Classic
Mustang News", let's put the spotlight on other worldcars. This is
Jose Alexandres original 1965 T-5 Export Fastback, that made it via
Portugal to Brasil by now. It appears on the show stages these days and
certainly will win its awards. it is always good to hear from our mates
around the world as you may know, I am co-registering T-5s with registry
founder Gary Hanson, this one got into the collection as well, same as a
swedish T-5 convertible from Jorgen W.
Did we tell you yet? Gary Hanson is planning to produce a T-5 registry
members calendar for 2012, so be quick to enter decent high-res shots for
Jose's and Jorgens T-5s definitely will be in.
Autoexpress/UK or rather an artist called Dvorak
made this 2014 rendering and we just gave it a bit more color. Speculating
about a global world car is on and feeded by many earlier comments from
A thread on GMinside
gives a lot of insight into what may happen in terms of engine tests.
Once and then we feel that the airstream is changing
and a vapour of racing fuel strives us coming from the pits.
We put like good 'ol native Indians our ear to the ground and ...yes, we
were not wrong. Something is approaching quickly with a well-tuned beat of
an massaged all-alum V8 and really mighty sound - the Sound of Total
The Daytona coupes dominated Le Mans 1965 as their major milestone after
Daytona that year.
Testing took place at the Ring back then and so it seems logical that the
same order is kept again.
Ford has found Europe again on its map since a while. 45 years later the
same excitement is ON already and being in the 110th
year of Ford Racing...we count in typical Ponysite mode 1+1+X-factor =
The new Ford Supercar with a Daytona Heritage? might galop into the corral
quickly and testing is ON at the Ring (or elsewhere as we think by now).
We will keep you updated, when it's time to speak..
Yep, we knew these 2013 Shelbys were also there and we knew it in advance.
Unfortunately Ford public affair did not trust Ponysite.de much and
kept us outside this time. We sticked to the embargo, but real journalists
are there anyway at the Ring to spy things coming. Karl Geiger joined
the group instead and exchange of information was ON for performance
upgrades of the new Shelbys.
A recent illustration by Radisvan
"Ana" Varicak/Motor Forecast (March 2012)
June 6th: Unfortunately we will be excluded based on one
Ford internal veto, which we will have to accept anyway. Let's see what
comes our way from other sources then.
It's now speculation but a testbed was reported on GMinside. We may think
it has rather a connection to the new Ford Supercar after all we have
||Done. This was a tough
one! But exciting...
Writing our clubs first mag this year, was a real nightmare
chasing me for over 3-4 month at least and yes, it is ultralate due to my
joblist of events to organize.
Researching the tidbits of previously
unpublished photo material and background stories..around the peruvian
R-Shelby racers required much more time and e-mail communications to sort
out the facts and minimize assumptions in the identification of those rare
Some exciting e-mail contacts are in that
popped up in my mailbox like the secretary of Alan Mann in 1964, Anna
Abel, who shared her memories about the gentlemen and not-so gentlemen of
those times that walked into his raceshop before the Tour de France 1964.
Our own club Mustang maniacs share their automotive travel stories,
mechanical wizzards their knowledge about bossing the engine bays, NOS-enthusiasts
their 1000HP projects and a rare Shelby Europa replica garners the
Many more contributions and rarities from inside and outside make up this
thrilling new club mag for our readers and offer a real insight into the
4th dimension of Mustanging..at least.in german language first.
In the end the result makes up all the effort, because I am the best
reader of our own mag. It jogs my memory in years to come about all those
interesting stories that passed our way at Ponysite.de. Stay tuned for
more, even if it lasts a bit longer then and now.
Bullitt replicas fill up going on.
With more than 59
Bullitt replicas worldwide on Ponysite.de we
have expanded our portfolio over the past 18 years or so to the max, but
we are still keen on finding new ones. This car on the right is a good
example that we also take care of the ones we saw in the early days of
Bernard Decone finally identified himself as the owner of this car I
spotted in Belgium more than a decade ago.
But we have even more in the pipeline.
Stay tuned for more. We may even break one day the figure of 100 Bullitt
|The coolest Shelby
Meeting invitation of this year is for the Shelby GT500
meeting Sept. 17/18th 2011
at an airport in Germany.
Katharina Kuhlmann will also be the moderator and
join the drag racing with a Shelby GT500..just if you thought, she is not
driving in this teaser.
|.April, 4th, 2011
and April 12th
|New Boss book from Donald
Farr available on amazon.com
UPDATED April 12th, 2011!
As Donald confirmed to us this will be indeed the revised
good 'ol book we all know announced for July, although the preliminary
promo title looks as that the content may be focussed on the new 2012
It wil be not, 160 pages of B302 history and tidbits for Boss owners to
Open for preordering on amazon.com now and a must to have. Or visit the
Boss Reunion 2011, early August in Dearborn/MI.
Ever shoehorned a 460 into a 67 Mustang?
It's not easy but possible, a few guys do the
meta-mathematics . Ramin sent us a few more pics of the
"artwork" of some skilled mechanics, that made the impossible
Here is a 460 in a 66 Mustang, so don't ever say, it doesn't fit.
What a nice present -
The CARLOS 1 Mustang
A colleague from my better half somehow thought of me,
when he found this nice package on the shelve. Totally unselfishness he
bought it and then as a now fresh Mustang owner did not want to part that
soon with it, so sat back in a leisurely armchair and pulled the Carlos 1
Brandy to think about it. It might have taken a few evenings, but finally
the box arrived on my shelf - just the bottle of Brandy was missing.
He could not stand to let me be without this nice Mustang finally after
having absorbed the Brandy or thought without the Brandy, the model looked
cold on his shelf..
One might this this is a spanish export
Mustang, but think again. ...
It is an original CE (Chinese export) marked Welly Mustang model, but very
nice and well detailed - free of charge in the box of the CARLOS 1 Brandy.
Two classics in a box.
Thank you very much. This car has a
owner Terry Fritts died early
in the age of 61 this week. The memorial will be held on March 16th.
We are very sorry to hear that, Terry was in close contact with us for
more than a decade in a constant exchange of information. We are with his
Wallace Wyss pointed us to this book
2012 Shelby Biography?...and
already 34% off?
Rinsey Mills is a known
historian, who was obviously given the opportunity to write an officially
authorized biography of and with Carroll Shelby. One would have expected
such a book from some other well known writers, but it is surprising that
this book finally comes from an english writer, published by MBI
publishing probably around April 2012 as the release website says.
We may get a glimpse behind the curtain for this book. Stay tuned.
The peruvian Shelby connection
SFM 5R211 with Mr. Alvarado in Peru/
Picture courtesy Luis Lamas
Here is another great teaser - at least for our club
mag readers first - thanks to Luis Lamas we got a lot of historic pics of
the Avaraldo Shelby Competition model 5R211 and more about the 5R540
Actually Luis has lived his life the Shelby way and his collection of both
cars and parts of the era has led him to his dream car - a replica of an
R-Shelby in most details even using a few items of the original peruvian
R-model. You may have to wait for a few weeks, but we are going to fill in
a few gaps of the known histories as usual here on Ponysite.de.
A very detailed R-Model replica to the
bone, even with a few items from 5R540 or 5R211? We are going to
tell you more about it and its owner- some time soon..
More about Luis
Lamas and the peruvian Shelby world of today (later more history bits)
More about the Peruvian
connection from an interview with Benito Lores
The past weeks have been again very
exciting in terms of Mustang news popping up in my mailbox. Sorry, that I
could not share all of them in time and detail with you, but my free time
does not permit it typically. Anyway I promise to fill in on the gaps and
many promises very soon.
|A 66 Anniversary Gold
Mustang now in Norway
Morten bought this ultrarare 66 Gold Anniversary recently
from the US.
Finding the Detroit special DSO 331111 on its tag and a build date of 29C
is like digging out a real gem.
With an F6A interior for a Pony interior
with parchment seats and black appointments (carpet and dash) and a C
engine the car matches most of the criteria, yet makes it even rarer than
The car seems to have a few shades of gold, but also shows the original
color in various spots.
We will dig sooner deeper in this car that has a close VIN to the other 2
registered VINs in the Haskell/Smart Production guide.
Congratulations to Morten .. for his unique 1 of 50 Anniv. Gold Mustangs
and read more here.
Continuation Series convertible
with a Paxton supercharger found a new home
David Stone is the proud new owner and we appreciate his story soon in our
CS logbook here at www.ponysite.de/shelbyconvertible.htm
biographer Wallace Wyss finally scores a film rights sale for TV series
based on his latest Shelby book'
Wally is good at PR and famous for
unexpected newsbits, ....so we could just not let his PR-note go
unnoticed, as he certainly will be in the center hotspot on related
forums, once any Shelby related episode has been aired.
Shelby Daytona 1965 at Le Mans
Picture courtesy Archive Alex &
(Ex-Alan Mann mechanic)
reports that like his hero Shelby, who is a horse and livestock
breeder with ranches in Texas, he has become re-involved with horses "learning
the thoroughbred horse breeding trade from the ground up." To relax,
he paints fine art of classic cars, which he markets in the U.S. and
Wallace also told us, another TVseries with Wolfgang Petersen on Le
Mans and Shelby is coming on based on another book
have to be passionate about a subject to write three books on it. Wallace
Wyss, reports that his latest biography of an East Texas race
driver, Carroll Shelby, is slated to become a TV series.
Ever wondered what the mid-engined Boss 429 looked like that Kar Kraft
The diggers at Muscle Car Review
around Drew Hardin found this in their archives. The February 2011 issue
of MCR is worth to buy at the newsstand not only because of this rare
shot, but due to the interview with Peyton Cramer on the Shelby Hertz cars
as well, done by the best of all and never tired Mustang maniac, Bob
Get out of your seat and take a short run to the newspaper shelf or make
yourself a subscriber to the MCR digger mag.
The B429 engine was installed front to back
with a C6 forward installed then turning the power around by 180° to the
limited slip differential in a special cast housing. The project was
mechanically perfect, but found too expensive for production with its
transfer case, driveshaft and half-shafts and independent suspension.
During the project also Jaques Passino had to leave due to the ending race
program. Curious enough the program was about a Low Investment Drivetrain
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Some Mustangs hit our mailbox more than once. That was the case with this
rust bucket that was offered as a project car as of 2004 from Brians
Classic. This is a very rare car, because it features an original ASC
installed sunroof. We have presented you over the years a number of
sunroof cars, but this one really had potential.
We meanwhile learned that even a 67 Shelby was supposed to be build with
an ASC sunroof for Carroll Shelby as a test car. It is in the SAAC
registry mentioned, yet the car finally did not got one installed. (corrected
What makes this car unique that indeed after
dismantling ..the owner Kevin found rust, rust, rust and more rust. Almost
every part had deteriorated and given up against mother nature. Everybody
would have probably given in and called the wrecker, but the mates of
Kevin Czaplicki encouraged him in his dream and offered their help to get
it even back to concours standards. Tom Lampron, Bob Lareau and Ken
Turowsky are the ones that teamed up with Kevin to push each other
The 5 years way to that condition, which is not finished yet, will be
covered this or rather next year in an US publication, but we wanted to
teas you already. The team wanted to do it right and with almost every
part being restored or replaced, this was an adventure of its own
strengthening the teams comradry and given them power for other adventures
in life. Emotions where high and low during the project, but this is
indeed one proof that - yes, you can do it and save a Mustang life, it's
heart never stops and it's soul will live forever....well done.
We will tease you a bit more in the next month with some detail shots of
the restorations starting point in 2006.