The unexpected Ponysite
A group of Enthusiasts looking constantly for a challenge
© Wolfgang Kohrn - October 2006, updated Sept. 2008
Present and future
was the title of a brochure created about the Ford Styling Studio back then in the 60ies.
Styling has always been one domain of the Mustang history, present and future that draws many newcomers and genuine people. The timeless look of a classic and the retro-style of the latest version has something for everybody.
Designed to be your personal car. This is valid for
Ponysite is well.
Making the difference in cyberspace and printed
publications, wherever possible.
Those who jumped on the Ponysite train, benefit from insider information in linking up with new buddies or "old" ones that seemed to have disappeared, while maintaining their individualism and privacy with full respect from the others.... just if they wish to say something, their word is heard and carefully transferred and treated.
Online Classic Mustang Mag
Having a guy sitting next to decision makers in an armchair, picking up thoughts and words of wisdom is sometimes more interesting than waiting for the "outlet" PR managers to update you. Getting it right, leaving the yet secret things out with respect to the information owner or provider, but inspiring back with another idea often creates an "Open Hood-Mentality". The thrilling world of creativity that drives real car people, be it designers, engineers or marketing people.
relations to people walking in and out at all the related Ford performance
shops helps to get the full picture or even drive them towards a new direction.
Ponysite tries to invite people leaning over the engine bay
and having a good time in
brainstorming new ideas - or rather mindmapping, as it's called today in more modern
management practice. While brainstorming is about starting with a blank sheet of
paper, mindmapping puts an item in the middle to create new ideas from
there. That's exactly what we do here. We are talking Mustang and we put the
heart of it right in the middle, nothing else.
Today the ozone hole has the size of
North America, if you missed the real worlds news. Is this frightening you?
Probably not, but it should. So in todays world let's not debate over a 370 or 375 HP new
Mustang engine figure, let's take a look at what could widen your horizon, if the right people take the
right decisions with a clear view towards making your and your kids life more
be it in the cars world or out there - now go get milk and cookies and think
again, what is FUN and Responsibility really about. And don't forget, this
editorial isn't really serious.
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If you ever wondered why this place is called Ponysite and why I have such a personal interest in Phil Clarks history and his Pony emblem, here is why.
My history sticks to the Pony emblem for almost 30 years now, reason enough to go back a bit in time.
Actually I started drawing Corvette shapes in the late 60ies, of which I got bored, because everybody immediately could identify them. I was looking for something unexpected for onlookers, so I changed to drawing Mustang body shapes soon after and continued through my school time until 1978, almost a decade.
After my father imported a red 1971 Mustang Mach1 in '71, we seemed to have all the luck, being recognised and admired at school and everywhere we cruised around. Everybody wanted to have a ride with us. Just like the ads and commercials had promised.
Unfortunately my father died early in 1972 due to cancer and we had to sell the car to a befriended family a block away, but us kids were constantly looking for future replacements to keep memories alive and were checking any Mustang out in and around our hometown, until we finally got our driving licences.
My brother created in the meantime a mold for Pony emblems by carving a positive into clay and he made a dozen out of tin to be fixed to our future cars. Preserving memories and melting them into an ever-lasting symbol.
These Pony emblems have accompanied my life for all those years and "pulled" a number of Ford and other cars since the mid-70ies. One of the first ones was our "French Mustang", that we owned in the 70ies.
It was actually the next best thing to a Mustang over here in Europe at that time and I now call it a Mustang continuation car - if not a true one, it was for the memories. And it wasn't the last. Phil Clarks Mustang emblem had a big meaning in our family, so it is quite natural that I support Hollys and her fathers case as long as I am here on this world. And the Pony emblem will be up front on any private car I am going to drive until then. I've got still 2 left of the series, certainly not for sale and it's pictured on the mainpage of my Ponysite.de as well.