Score! Nice job Shannon. Make sure to mention the totally awesome suspension! LOL.
Yep. I had to fill out a 6 page detail sheet that will be published with the mag.. But I absolutely intend to talk about the suspension... the writer is a big road race guy so I know he'll be interested in that!
1965 Mustang convertible
331 Stroker with EFI, 355rwhp - 358 ft/lbs
Street or Track coil-over suspension
Formerly of the Permanently Addicted...
Let it be known that I do not street race or condone that sort of thing
- unless the 'b@stard deserves it.
Someone takes his pants off and the rafters knock
Rock is dead they say
Long Live Rock!
67 conv. 289 4spd(mine), 67 coupe 289 Export(swmbo's)
I have a subscription to that mag so I'll be looking for your car. I was actually just thinking that they don't shoot enough performance looking ragtops. The current issue has one but it’s an electric power conversion! I'm glad they took my telepathic suggestions!
1966 GT Coupe Candy Apple Red, built 302 3 speed manual & 2013 Race Red GT 5.0 6 speed manual, Premium package.
68 GT Vert - J Code (1st car I ever drove in '73, dad bought it in '71)
67 C Code Vert Sports Sprint (1st car I ever bought in '75)
06 Vista Blue with Pony Package (1st Mustang I ever bought new)
MCA #49294 Grayson, GA (Atlanta)
Very cool: tI've met the editoral, writer of the mag several times & they are real world car guys.
My son owns one of their tcars :Mean Mr. Mustang, 87 LX FB.
Originally Posted by LastDeadLast
So a couple months ago I had the Mustang at the Cars & Coffee show in Greensboro. For those of you that aren't aware its a free show thats sponsored by a local grocery store (at least in Greensboro) the third Saturday of every month. I like this show because its from 8:00 - 11:00am, free admission and you get to see a little bit of everything. No pressure, no insanely long awards ceremony. Come and go as you please. The times I have been have I've seen over 200 cars at each show. Everything from Ferrari's to completely custom race cars..
So during the show this guy comes up to me, gives me his card and says he works for a publishing company called Source Interlink and he wanted permission to snap a few photos of the Mustang. He said it was a nice driver that had an interesting look. He explained that it was a long shot, but he wanted to submit the photo's to a some of the magazines that Source Interlink owned and see if any one of them was interested. I told him "SURE!!" thinking that I would never see this guy again. Anyway, he snaps a few photos, takes my contact info and he's on his way.
So a few weeks ago, out of the blue, the photographer calls me. Turns out that Modified Mustangs and Fords wants to do a full spread on the ole' rig! I'm pretty excited about this. Even the wife.. who really couldn't care less about the Mustang, was excited.
So today I had the photo shoot. It was interesting to say the least. The photographer, Ron Crable (Wheelspin Illustrated) decided that the top floor of a parking garage in downtown Greensboro would provide the best venue. Even though it was in the high 30's, the lighting, according to Ron, was perfect.
My "interview" will be in the next few days. He said that it would take 3-6 months to show up in the magazine depending how much they have in the pipeline. Ron's a very knowledgeable person and a car guy through and through. Hopefully, I'll get to know him better, he's an encyclopedia of historical car knowledge.
The best part of the day was the ride home.. with the top down... in 35 degree weather. I had to do some moving shots and had the top down so I just left it down going home; With the heater on it wasn't bad at all. I got to rip-snort around going home.. gosh that car is fun to drive!
Thanks everyone! This has been a surreal experience and its still like a dream that I'm going to wake up at any time.
When I first looked at their magazine, I'll be honest it was intimidating. Cuz my Mustang is not really that nice... but I do think it has a unique look, but It's far from a show queen, with scratches and a few dings here and there. From the pics I've seen of you ride, its MUCH nicer than mine (I think your Stang is one if nicest I've ever seen). I think this is one of those once in a life time things where you're in the right place at the right time and the guy that likes your look sees your car. In other words.. blind luck.
I'll keep everyone posted on how this goes. It's still not done until the mag is printed.
Thanks man, I really appreciate that. I could point out its flaws though, lol. I know them all since they're usually a result of me having a brain fart. I need to post the wreck pictures that this car came from, I think that the story of rebuilding it would make a great magazine article someday! I hope...
Yours is very nice, prolly nicer than you give it credit for, I do the same thing everyone tells me.
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MCA Grand National Pinnacle Award: Best Modified Driven, Sept 2012
Modified Mustang & Ford article: ?/2013
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