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Happy National Mustang Day

Got mine at the office (don't tell my insurance company, not supposed to drive it to work) and the Club is cruising up to the Mustang Bar and Grill tonight for dinner. Expecting about 25 vehicles.
Anybody else partaking and doing something fun?
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The significance of today completely slipped my mind. I'm working on a Mustang in celebration!
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Drove mine to work
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Mine stayed in the garage..... sad face


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i drove mine to work today too. just 1 appointment. beautiful spring day in CT

top down around yale, stopped just west of there in the "hood" and took the long slow way home
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It honestly went right by me un-noticed. I did spend an hour working on my 65 coupe. Thanks for reminding me there is a National Day for Mustangs.
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The most important IMO is April, 2014 the 50th anniversary. The others are birthdays.


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Mine stayed in the garage. We had thunderstorms predicted and we've been hit by hail 2x already this year. It's gotten to the point where I don't even take mine out of the garage if there's a rain threat in the Spring/early summer... because it might freakin' hail.

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The most important IMO is April, 2014 the 50th anniversary. The others are birthdays.
Wasn't the 50th also a birthday? That's how it was celebrated in Charlotte and Vegas. My car's birthday is March 23, 1964 (yes, it's just a guess, but it's close enough for government work).
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Final tally was 23 Mustangs. Mine was the only representative of 1st and 2nd Gens. Mostly 5th Gens, with 1, maybe 2, 6th. Weather was perfect. Needed fewer people on the roads getting in our way.
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Wasn't the 50th also a birthday? That's how it was celebrated in Charlotte and Vegas. My car's birthday is March 23, 1964 (yes, it's just a guess, but it's close enough for government work).
So you have a pre introduction Stang!! I was a laggard, waited a couple weeks before ordering my "64 1/2" vert!


My '64 1/2 vert. Ordered May '64. D code 4 speed, handling package, caspian blue, accent group, Ford blue manual top.

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Final tally was 23 Mustangs. Mine was the only representative of 1st and 2nd Gens. Mostly 5th Gens, with 1, maybe 2, 6th. Weather was perfect. Needed fewer people on the roads getting in our way.
My local club did a cruise too, about 30 cars from the FB post, all fox and newer. The weather could have kept the old ones home here, it started pouring rain around 7 pm.

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My local club did a cruise too, about 30 cars from the FB post, all fox and newer. The weather could have kept the old ones home here, it started pouring rain around 7 pm.
We've only got a handful of 1st Gens in the club (I need to look at the line-up from our show last year to get the exact number), 7 or 8 off hand. Only 1 2nd Gen that I can think of (new member for a few months, but didn't partake in the cruise). Had a few new people at the cruise, and a '79 Pace Car that I've never seen before.
But, it's all Mustang, so it's all good. I'd like to see more 1st and 2nd Gens, but that's just me.
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So you have a pre introduction Stang!! I was a laggard, waited a couple weeks before ordering my "64 1/2" vert!
I'm the 3rd owner, bought Oct 1986. Most of the info I have on it is research I've been doing the last few years. 2nd owner didn't know a lot, but told me it was probably one of the first 1000 made and with a 289. I've since learned it was a California press car, but finding more info on those is hard.
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We've only got a handful of 1st Gens in the club (I need to look at the line-up from our show last year to get the exact number), 7 or 8 off hand. Only 1 2nd Gen that I can think of (new member for a few months, but didn't partake in the cruise). Had a few new people at the cruise, and a '79 Pace Car that I've never seen before.
But, it's all Mustang, so it's all good. I'd like to see more 1st and 2nd Gens, but that's just me.
Same here. I think we're actually up to something like 150 "paid" members (only $15/yr).

When I started going about 5 years ago it was 25 first gen owners and around 50 "newer" cars (mostly late model.)

Now, it's gotten to where there's only about 10 first gens and all the rest mostly late model.

The positive is that we have a lot of guys that still love Mustangs and a new generation is driving them, the bad is that it's all but killed our monthly charity cruise in. We're getting a lot of club participation, but all the classic car guys roll up and see 60 late model mustangs and find another show to go to (there is a ton of competition for monthly cruise ins around here, it's great!) . Our 2016 numbers were way down over 2014/15.

To be honest, I have little interest in the new ones as well. I now spend most of my time with my truck club, it's mostly classics.

I found out my car has a DSO 95 (found the build sheet) but can't find jack squat past that... did it really ever make it over seas? Where did it go, how long was it there, who brought it back

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