Thursday, April 17, 2014

The 50th Anniversary of the Mustang

Today, the 17th, is the 50th Anniversary of the introduction of the Mustang. There are thousands of Mustangs here.  And yes, when you have seen all the Mustangs you have seen one.  I was able to park my Mustang inside the track today.  Mine was just about the only one that was not in perfect condition.  The most beautiful and rare Mustangs I have ever seen are here, including Mustang #4, and one of 3 original Mustang Pace Cars from the 1964 Indianapolis 500.   Lots of Shelby Mustangs worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.  One of the best parts of the show are the lectures given by people who were involved with the development of the Mustang.  Today I heard Lee Holman, of Holman Moody Racing, who talked about their development of the early Mustang race cars, in 1964, that won the first and second in the Tour de France Rally.  Tomorrow there a several more lectures I am going to attend.  Many Mustang owners are running their cars on the NASCAR track.  Some are racing on the road coarse inside the oval.  It was a great day.  Here are a few pictures.  Check back tomorrow more another update.

These guys are probably complaining about the dirt under my hood.

The fourth Mustang manufactured

One of three original Pace Cars from the 1964 Indianapolis 500

Lee Holman of Holman Moody Racing

The introduction of the 2015 Mustang

An old race car

A Shelby, just a shell now, being restored


Row after row of Mustangs

To each his own

One of the racers getting ready to go on the track

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