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Fifty Years of the Ford Mustang, April

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Fifty Years of the Ford Mustang, April
« on: March 12, 2014, 10:15:58 AM »
Fifty Years of the Ford Mustang, America's Original Pony Car, Celebrated During the April 3-6 AutoFair Hosted by OldRide.coml

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The Ford Mustang­ - one of the world's most successful and beloved automobile models - turns 50 this spring. To commemorate the occasion, the Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair hosted by OldRide.com will offer a special exhibit highlighting all five generations of the famous "pony car."

Do you see where I am heading? Stop me now or get ready for the "Fifty Years of the Ford Mustang Month,, April."!
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Re: Fifty Years of the Ford Mustang, April
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 11:35:08 AM »
Would love to get back into the CORTINA'S  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

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Re: Fifty Years of the Ford Mustang, April
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 01:21:12 PM »
But Speedy,

it's the 50th birthday of the mustang!!!!!

I think the Cortinas will have to wait.
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Re: Fifty Years of the Ford Mustang, April
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 02:47:11 PM »
Mustang plus all american tracks?

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Re: Fifty Years of the Ford Mustang, April
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 03:21:51 PM »
yep and period if I can find them.
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Re: Fifty Years of the Ford Mustang, April
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 03:34:18 PM »
yep and period if I can find them.

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Re: Fifty Years of the Ford Mustang, April
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 03:53:54 PM »
yep and period if I can find them.
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Re: Fifty Years of the Ford Mustang, April
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 03:59:39 PM »
Would love to get back into the CORTINA'S  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

Good point Jeff and Steve... there is some secret testing going on that I got a sniff of (I have to be very careful with all analogies with Jeff around :)) at an undisclosed track in Northern America...  it was the 50th Anniversary of the Cortina in 2013 and it wasn't celebrated!


Apparently testing is showing that the Cortina is as quick around this track as the Mustangs, at least in the test driver's hands!
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Re: Fifty Years of the Ford Mustang, April
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2014, 04:02:43 PM »
thinking...  ::) 66th Anniversary of the Humpy! Now that would be a season.
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Re: Fifty Years of the Ford Mustang, April
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2014, 08:42:55 AM »

1963 Lotus Cortina Mk1 in typical cornering pose driven by Jim Clark (Image supplied by VMP)

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The Lotus Cortina began its remarkable career on the circuits of the world in late ’63, as the model was only homologated in September of that year, but the legendary battles that ensued with the Mini Cooper, Alfa GTA, Mustang, the 3.8-litre Jaguars and the mighty Ford Galaxy thrilled crowds around the world. Jim Clark of course was the name that became inseparable from the Lotus Cortina. To record all of the Lotus Cortina’s motor racing and rallying achievements would require no less than a book, as the car raced on all continents where the Ford Cortina was sold, as well as notching up a victory in the East African Safari Rally in 1964…but we are not going to dive into that part of the models history here, perhaps another day!


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