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Ford Mustang The First Generation, The Early Years Podcast

Ford Mustang The First Generation, The Early Years Podcast

Welcome to the Ford Mustang The First Generation, The Early Years podcast, every week we will have conversations with collectors, experts, weekend warriors and those in the know when it comes to First Generation ponies. Start your engines and let?s go!

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Muscle Car Life on Route 66, Clay Fees Interview

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

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We are always looking for awesome guests like today?s guest on the show. If you are or know someone that is a Classic Mustang or Muscle Car Era enthusiast, please make an intro directly to me and my production team at [email protected]

Alright let?s get rolling 

Today on Ford Mustang, The Early Years podcast we are talking muscle. Our guest Clay Fees is the author of The Age of the Musclecar, which is a history of the muscle car era from 1964-1972. Right is the target zone for many of our Ford Mustang community members. Welcome Clay to the show.

If you own a Mustang, how long have you owned your ride?: 

Currently, the only Ford I have is a '57 Thunderbird my dad bought as a junior in high school in 1965.

What do you do for a living?: 

I work full time with the Oklahoma National Guard and hold the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  I am the State Family Program Director, which means I run all the family support operations, from our Child and Youth program to Casualty Operations and Military Funeral Honors, among many others.  I am also a Judge Advocate, which simply means a military lawyer.

I have also written a book, soon to be released by McFarland Publishing, called The Age of the Musclecar, which is a history of the muscle car era from 1964-1972.

Pre-release link: https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/the-age-of-the-muscle-car/

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?: I own a 1966 GTO that I restored back in 1999 and is currently undergoing a fresh repaint.  

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?: 

I am also in the middle of a complete restoration of a 1969 Road Runner, which is a story in itself, as it has been in paint jail since 2012.

If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode: 

@GTOKLAHOMA on Twitter https://twitter.com/GTOKLAHOMA

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2021-01-18
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A Lifelong Passion for Classic American Muscle, Troy Kuyoth Interview

From Troy's website

Kuyoth?s Klassics is a restoration facility that utilizes the most recent technology to produce the finest street vehicles around. Whether your classic car is in need of a full or partial restoration, Kuyoth Body & Custom Inc. is well equipped to handle the most challenging demands of any project or customer needs or wants. We restore all make and models of vehicles.

Restorations levels are based according to customer needs and specifications. We also specialize in ?65 ? ?73 Mustangs and Shelbys. We pride ourselves on working with you to restore your vehicle to the level of your needs, from daily drivers to trailered concourse. We take pride in the meticulous work needed to return these vehicles to showroom condition. Many of our restorations have been featured in different national magazines and on display at national events.

An example of this includes paint and partial assembly for the last Shelby that was personally owned by Carroll Shelby. This vehicle was featured in, as well as on the cover of, Mustang Monthly. It received prime time television exposure and other major media coverage. The vehicle was featured at the SEMA show as well as the Barrett-Jackson Car Auction in Scottsdale, AZ in February 2008. Every one of our restorations is as notable to us as this Shelby was!

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

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Do you own an early year Mustang?: 

yes

If you own a Mustang, how long have you owned your ride?: 

Multiple Shelbys and Mustangs multiple years  

What do you do for a living?: 

I own a body / restoration shop , mechanical shop and classic car sales business 

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?: 

Improvements to hundreds of cars 

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?: 

The cars we build have as many improvement as you can imagine my personal collection are built to stock MCA specs 

If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode.: 

Troy Kuyoth on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013453054775

Website: https://www.kuyothbody.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kuyoths_klassics/

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2021-01-11
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American Muscle Car Museum Owner Mark Pieloch Interview

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

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If you own a Mustang, how long have you owned your ride?: 

Still own my first Mustang - a 1965 Mustang 2+2 GT since 1978

 

What do you do for a living?: 

I own the American Muscle Car Museum, which is a 501 c3 non-profit located in Melbourne, FL

I own over 50+ Mustangs and Shelby Mustangs with my private collection.

Numerous photos, videos, etc are on our website: 

AmericanMuscleCarMuseum.com plus on Facebook and Instagram.

I own PF Inc (PetFlavors.com) as my daily business.

This company manufactures flavors for the companion animal pharmaceutical industry.

 

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?:

The AMCM has its own 15,000 square foot restoration and maintenance shop onsite.

I currently own 4 Revology Mustangs and Shelbys

 

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?: 

No current Mustangs or Shelby Mustangs being restored currently.

 

If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode.: 

www.AmericanMuscleCarMuseum.com

American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne, FL on Facebook and Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/theamericanmusclecarmuseum/

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time. 

2021-01-04
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Classic Mustang Enthusiast and Instagram Influencer Dan Castle Shares His Story and Mission

From our Ford Mustang podcast guest application:

Do you own a early year Mustang?: 

yes

If you own a Mustang, how long have you owned your ride?: 

10 years 

Please upload a favorite pic of your Mustang or a classic car you drive now or have owned in the past.: https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/svXKFhtzSjyK7pC1v1Xz?668BD828-5209-4365-A6C7-AC2540E636D1.jpeg?image/jpeg

What do you do for a living?: 

Military veteran disabled but random side jobs I live in Europe most of the year and work as a hydraulic engineer (Germany) 

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car?

The car's name is Seven Leagues sometimes a girl sometimes a guy depending on how it?s running ?

 

Are you a supplier of products to Mustang and Classic Car enthusiasts?: 

yes

 

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?: 

I?ve built my car from the bottom up from I6 originally to now v8 standards 

 

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?: 

It?s a daily 

 

If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode.: 

@ClassicStangs https://www.instagram.com/classicstangs/

@ClassicMustangz https://www.instagram.com/classicmustangz/

 

JP Emerson on Ford Mustang The Early Years Podcast:  https://www.themustangpodcast.com/episodes/vintage-iron-journalist-automotive-storyteller-jp-emerson-interview

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

 

Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

 

Special Note:

We have a new show we are producing here at Turnkey Podcast Productions called The JP Emerson Show. JP has been an auto journalist for many years. His interviews have included icons in the world of First Generation Mustang, Drag Racers, Drifters and the like. Tune in today at www.TheMustangPodcast.com/jpemerson or wherever you get your podcasts. Check the link in the show notes for direct access to JP?s latest episodes. 

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time. 

2020-12-14
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Creator and Producer of Speed Metal Media, Steve Turner Interview

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

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If you own a Mustang, how long have you owned your ride?: I currently own a 1988 Mustang LX, that I have owned since 2008,   and a 2008 Shelby GT500, which I purchased new.

What do you do for a living?: 

I am a freelance content producer. My company is Speed Metal Media. Currently I edit Fastest Street Car, the official magazine of NMCA and NMRA drag racing. I also write and photograph for a variety of automotive outlets.

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? 

My ?88 is called the Fox 500, as it is powered by a Shelby GT500 5.4-liter engine. My Shelby GT500 is called Project Vapor Trail since its days a project car for 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords magazine.

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?: 

Both of these cars are too modified to list here, but basically the Fox is completely revamped. The GT500 features a laundry list of bolt-on upgrades from a  supercharger to suspension.

If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles 

@editorturner on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Speed Metal Media on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSUHd9PXJnziScpNhvB9ghA

Authory Content created by Steve Turner https://authory.com/steveturner

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time. 

2020-11-09
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Classic Mustang Expert, Auto Journalist and Previous Mustang Monthly Editor, Mark Houlahan Interview

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

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Do you own an early year Mustang?: yes

Please upload a favorite pic of your Mustang or a classic car you drive now or have owned in the past.: https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/BRRZO1wTumNs4qiWERA5?My Mustang and P51.jpg?image/jpeg

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?: 

For the past 28 years I've written Mustang-specific content for many of the popular print magazines we all grew up on. I started on Mustang Monthly in 1992, moved around to different brands, and came back to Mustang Monthly as editor for a short while in 2014. From 2014 until the brand's demise in 2019 I was once again the brand's technical editor. Currently I am producing freelance Mustang content for Mustang Hub magazine (print) and Mustang Driver magazine (digital), as well as producing SEO and blog content, and product instructions for Revology Cars.

Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show?

Just enjoy talking with Mustang owners (and potential owners) about this great hobby and doing what I can to promote it, especially to today's youth.

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?: 

I have my '66 Mustang hardtop, my '90 5.0L LX hatchback, and a Factory Five Racing 427 Cobra replica, and none of them have been named. LOL!

How long have you owned your classic ride?: 

I bought it in 1999 and restored it from '99 through '02, so just about 21 years. It needs a little TLC these days.

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?: 

It was a complete restoration, including major panel replacement, full repaint, interior, V-8 drivetrain swap, and more. We did a bunch of hidden mods, including roller cam conversion, ported heads and intake, etc. I did everything but the engine and trans rebuild and the paint and body work.

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work? 

At 51 it isn't getting any easier, but I do all my own mechanical work on my three "toys" as well as the wife's 2014 Fusion Titanium. I'd love to have a lift, but our two-car garage has standard 8-foot ceilings. Not going to happen! I just take my time getting up off the ground these days! LOL!

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?: 

We just recently fully restored/rebuilt my 1990 Fox Mustang and I'm working out a few odds and ends on it, so once that is wrapped up here soon I'll be focusing my attention back on my '66 Mustang and my Cobra replica. The '66 needs a battery, new tires, and all the fluids changed. The Cobra hopefully needs nothing more than fluids changed and a good cleaning. Sadly I don't get to drive them as much as I would like!

If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode.: 

Instagram at @stangwriter

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2020-10-26
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The Next Generation Speaks Up, Aaron Duncan Interview

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

Do you own an early year Mustang?: 

yes

If you own a Mustang, how long have you owned your ride?:

I have two, a 66 and 05. Owned one for 13 years and the other is a very great story.

What do you do for a living?: 

I run a hot rod shop (Duncan Brothers Customs) that specializes in reimagining new Mustangs into Vintage Mustang tributes. 

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? 

My 66 is the Ripper.

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?: 

Foot print gas pedal and so much more! 

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?: 

Modern suspension and handling setup at some point and perhaps an EFI setup.

If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DuncanBrothersCustoms

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/duncanbrotherscustoms/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/duncanbrotherscustoms

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

 

Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

 

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2020-10-12
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Mustangs, Drag Racing, Road Racing and Car Shows, Rob Kinnan Interview

From Guest Application:

What do you do for a living?: 

Marketing Director for a performance aftermarket company, but 30 years in automotive publishing prior to that.

https://www.procharger.com/

 

Rob?s books:

Cobra Jet: The History of Ford?s Greatest High-Performance Muscle Cars

https://www.amazon.com/Cobra-Jet-History-Greatest-High-Performance/dp/1613253788/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=rob+kinnan&qid=1599769869&sr=8-2

Linda Vaughn: The First Lady of Motorsports

https://www.amazon.com/Linda-Vaughn-First-Lady-Motorsports/dp/1613252323/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=linda+vaughn&qid=1599770070&sr=8-1

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time. 

2020-09-28
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Bullitt Revealed, Conversation with Sean Kiernan, Tony Alonso, Brad Bowling, Kevin Marti and Ken Horstmann

Tony Alonso, author and Mustang expert connected Doug Sandler with this esteemed panel of Bullitt Experts that included: 

Sean Kiernan, former Bullitt ownerBrad Bowling, JournalistKevin Marti, Mustang expertKen Horstmann, Movie producer

From Tony's original guest application:

I co-authored a book with a former Team Mustang engineer on the development of the 2001 Bullitt and 2003-04 Mach 1 Mustangs called "Engineer + Enthusiast = Excitement." I've solo authored a book on the evolution of the three Mustang Bullitt models titled "Mustang Bullitt - Generations." For that book, Brad Bowling and Kevin Marti, Mustang author and expert, respectively, wrote a supplement called "Bullitt Time." "Bullitt Time" is about the original 1968 movie cars. This publication was bundled with my book in what I call the expanded edition.  

I'd really like to give listeners a chance to learn about the history of how these cars came to light after almost 50 years of being out of the limelight, and how they influenced the modern cars made in tribute to them. Also, the former owner of the movie car called "559" (which is the last 3 digits of the VIN), Sean Kiernan, is available to participate. He also has been working Ken Hortsmann, a movie producer, on a separate project called "Little Pieces". "Bullitt Time" cross promotes "Little Pieces" on its back cover. Both Brad Bowling and Kevin Marti were interviewed for "Little Pieces". That is being planned as a multi-part movie available on a streaming service.  I am trying to raise awareness of the link between the modern Mustang Bullitts and the original movie cars through these connections.

If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode.: 

Twitter: @FMB_Generations

Instagram: fmb_generations

web: www.fmb-generations.com

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time. 

2020-09-17
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The Quest for a Car Lover's Lifelong Dream, Hunter LeMoine interview

Hunter LeMoine, Motortrend Producer, has been an avid fan of classic cars since an early age. I met up with Hunter prior to his purchase of a Mustang. Since then, his love of the brand turned into ownership and now he is the proud owner of a 1965 Coupe. Excited to chat with my new friend and fellow 1965 Classic Mustang owner.

Car Facts

Interview with: Hunter LeMoine

Mustang specifics: 1965 Mustang Coupe Red

Car name: Pepper

Purchase date: June 4th 2020

Home: El Segundo, CA

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2020-09-07
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Mustang Hall of Fame Inductee and Iacocca Award Winner, Journalist Donald Farr Interview

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

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Projects/Books published:

The Art of the Mustang, Mustang Speed Read and Complete Book of Ford & Mercury Muscle Cars, Boss Mustang: 50 Years

Please upload a favorite pic of your Mustang or a classic car you drive now or have owned in the past.: https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/qwIzyrcgQ7qUCuDNeL0s?IMG_1459.JPG?image/jpeg

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?: 

Currently editor of Mustang Times, the official magazine of the Mustang Club of America. 

Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show?

Mustang Club of America, and my history as a Mustang journalist and book author since the late 1970s. My first car was a new 1970 Mustang fastback, which I later traded for a 1970 Boss 302. I haven't been without a Mustang in my garage since September 1970. 

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?: 

We just call it "The 66."

How long have you owned your classic ride?: 

Since 1982. My grandfather bought the 1966 GT hardtop new in February 1966. 

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?: 

It was just an old, used Mustang when I acquired it. New paint, interior, engine, etc. in the 1980s, then it became a restomod when I was editor of Mustang & Fords magazine in the late 1990s. Restored to original - just as I remember it when my grandfather owned it - in 2012.

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work? 

Worked on my Mustangs all the time when I was younger. 

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2020-08-31
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Vintage Iron Journalist, Automotive Storyteller, JP Emerson Interview

From JP Emerson's website "About Me" page:

My affliction with vintage iron is matched only by my knowledge of classic Rock ?N Roll. Although a heavy lean to all Classics, I have a sharp appreciation for all makes and models, especially those that gulp gas and drop oil to mark their territory.

Having regularly provided content for many globally recognized publications, manufacturers, websites, blogs and a top secret list of celebrity and auto insiders, I understand the bond between cars and owners.

"A passionate and knowledgeable automotive enthusiast, JP Emerson brings an authenticity to his work that resonates with car-crazy readers."  Steve Turner 

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?: 

I am an author and journalist who covers classic cars, the people who own them and the great stories we all share with a common automotive theme. My work has appeared in virtually every major automotive publication as well as television and corporate sites.   

What can we promote on the show to our community of Mustang owners?  : 

I have a series called "Power Profiles" where I spend time with many automotive celebrities sharing stories, experiences, laughs and behind the scenes information. 

Twitter: @The_jpemerson      

Website : www.jpemerson.com

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time. 

2020-08-17
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A Garage Filled With Awesome -- Each Mustang A Keeper. Dave Shaffer Interview

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

Do you own an early year Mustang?: yes

Please upload a favorite pic of your Mustang or a classic car you drive now or have owned in the past.: https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/WowLJbzSGyP8mK9CbzWy?all carstogther.jpg?image/jpeg

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?: 

I am the owner of Tier One Technology Partners in Maryland.  We help businesses navigate technology and provide support, project management, security and advisory services.  I really think there is a connection between computers and older cars.  Especially in the 90's as you could easily by parts to "soup up" your computer and then test it for performance increases.  I was into cars before computers and believe it is why I connected so easily at first.

Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show? 

Just my passion for the hobby and how many great people and places it has introduced me to.  The two Hertz rentals when shown together are pretty special.

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?: 

I talk to them but they don't have specific names

How long have you owned your classic ride?: 

1968 J-Code Convertible - First Car - Bought March 13, 1974.  1966 Shelby GT350H - 33 Years.  1969 Shelby GT350 - 30 Years

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?: 

Convertible restored in 2016 

1966 Shelby restored in 2018

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work? Explain please: 

I do all light mechanical myself.  Electrical, suspension, top end motor work.  Heavier stuff I have a specific person I take the cars to.   Getting my tilt away steering in my 1969 Shelby working was something I was especially happy with.  Really cool and desirable feature!

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?: 

My cars are pretty much done - now I have to keep them nice.  From the moment you restore them they begin deteriorating again  :(

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Mustangs on a Mission registration is NOW -- Aug 22 and Aug 23 Register at www.MustangsOnAMission.org

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2020-08-10
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Every Mustang is a Keeper for Keith McLeod

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

Please upload a favorite pic of your Mustang or a classic car you drive now or have owned in the past.: 

https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/QecaVyPUTiNQw561aTF1?1966 Mustang Convertible.jpg?image/jpeg

Mustang Fastback for sale:

https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1364368/1966-ford-mustang-for-sale-in-charleston-south-carolina-29412

First Look (Convertible)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XDm8mtl9QVa_JFsx9ahQEm45FBTmcQbV/view?usp=sharing

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?: 

No.  Never sold a Mustang that I have restored.  Beginning to be an issue.  Need to build a bigger garage.

Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show? 

Local member of car clubs in Charleston, SC

How long have you owned your classic ride?

Blue Coupe purchased in 1979.  I was 15 years old

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?: 

I try to restore to factory specs.  I only want to drive and show at local shows.  Not in it for the trophies or recognition.  Just like for people to enjoy the cars.  Really love to see a young person like the car.  They are welcome to sit in the car and get pictures.  If I can I will take them for a ride.

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work? 

My Dad and I do most of the work.  We have several local  businesses in Spartanburg, SC that help with welding and body work and paint.  They have done a lot of work for us and they are very fair and honest.

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?: 

Several projects started.  I need to restore the 1965 blue coupe.  Would like for it to be factory correct with some safety modifications.  Probably add disc brakes and maybe power steering.

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Mustangs on a Mission registration is NOW -- Aug 22 and Aug 23 Register at MustangsOnAMission.org

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time. 

2020-08-03
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Millennial Mustang Registry Founder, Bradley Belcher Interview

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?: 

I run the Millennial Mustang Registry (MMR). www.millennialmustangregistry.com

Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show?

Promoting MMR and encouraging people to join would be wonderful! Even if people aren?t millennials, they probably know one with a Mustang.

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?: 

Maxine (1965 Mustang Fastback GT)

How long have you owned your classic ride?

9 years. I bought it when I was 13

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?: 

It was a full restoration. It was just a shell that we built from the ground up!

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work?

I did a lot of the work myself, but I found local retirees that were willing to teach me how to do the restoration. I did the work with a lot of help in other people?s garages.

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?

I don?t have any future plans because right now she is exactly how I want her. 

If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode.

@millennialmustangregistry (instagram)

@bradley_belcher (instagram and Twitter)

https://www.facebook.com/bradley.belcher.50 (Facebook)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MillennialMustangRegistry (Facebook)

www.MillennialMustangRegistry.com

 

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This is a can't miss, once in a lifetime event from the comfort of your home! This experience includes an online car show, Q&A sessions with industry VIPs, virtual shop tours, and so much more! This is a two-day virtual event that will be held on Zoom, and you will be able to come and go as you please. Aug 22 and 23. Now onto our guest today and how we connected as well.

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2020-07-20
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Father Son Dynamic Duo Barn Find 66 Rebuild

Guest Interview Application

Please upload a favorite pic of your Mustang or a classic car you drive now or have owned in the past.

https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/SkFyP94tRSSoi1GOsv5O?image0(2).jpeg?image/jpeg

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?

I am an intensive care nurse, not at all related to Mustangs! But part of the fun of this project is learning how to work on cars along with my son. 

Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show?  

Just the story of how I gave my son this classic Mustang for his 5th birthday, the motivation behind it and the progress that we've made so far. 

How long have you owned your classic ride?

Nathaniel has had it for about 6 months now. 

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done? 

It was a barn find original, so we're gradually making improvements as we learn how!

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work? 

We're doing all the work ourselves, including pulling the engine (currently). If we have to respray the car I'll probably have to send it to a professional just so we don't make a mess it. 

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?

Part of the saga has been discovering just how original the car is, if it wasn't numbers-matching, didn't have original paint, etc. we would have gone with the original plan which was to restomod the car, but it looks like it would be  a crime to chop it up since it's such a barn-find original car. 

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Instagram: @my_first_mustang

Twitter: @myfirstmustang

YouTube: My First Mustang 

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2020-07-13
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Mustangs on a Mission - The Experience

Mustangs on a Mission

https://www.mustangsonamission.org/

This is a can't miss, once in a lifetime event from the comfort of your home! This experience includes an online car show, Q&A sessions with industry VIPs, virtual shop tours, and so much more! This is a two-day virtual event that will be held on Zoom, and you will be able to come and go as you please.

 

Registration Page

https://www.mustangsonamission.org/register

 

Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/MustangsMissionExperience/

 

Advisory Committee

Dan Neve

Dan Founded Cruise for a Cause in 2010 and has been very active in supporting cancer research ever since with the nonprofit he created. You may have seen him as he travels to Ford events across the country with his efforts of "Delivering HOPE wherever we go."

Bradley Belcher

President and Founder of the Millennial Mustang Registry (MMR)

Bradley founded the Millennial Mustang Registry in 2018 after he realized the need for a club comprised of only younger Mustang enthusiasts, and he is the proud owner of a 1965 Mustang Fastback GT that he restored alongside his dad.

Mike Rey

Mike is the President of the Mustang Owners Club of SouthEastern Michigan (aka MOCSEM), and he was a member of Ford Launch Teams for the 2015 Mustang and the 2015 Shelby GT350.Mike is also a proud recipient of the Lee Iacocca Award.

Mustang Marie

Having spent the majority of her professional career in the auto industry today?s guest is known to her admirers (and she has many over 20,000 on social media) as Mustang Marie. Natasha, as she is professionally known in her day gig, is the Senior Social Publisher at GTB team for Ford.

Jaron Cole

Jaron is a long time Mustang enthusiast that created Mustang Fan Club as an outlet to share his passion for the Ford Mustang. Mustang Fan Club is a community he created to fuel the Mustang enthusiast with all types of Mustang related content. 

Doug Sandler

Doug  is an entrepreneur and podcast industry leader. His book, Nice Guys Finish First is a #1 ranked Amazon Best Seller.  Doug is the host of Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast and has been a Mustang enthusiast his entire life. In 2019, he bought his first classic Mustang, a 1965 convertible.  Doug is a nationally recognized speaker, writer, and founder of TurnKey Podcast Productions, providing podcast production, editing and launch services.

 

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2020-07-07
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The Little Inline 6 That Could, Mark Carbonaro Interview

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

 

Please upload a favorite pic of your Mustang or a classic car you drive now or have owned in the past.

https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/LirkvHDHQ2eGE5nIn8UV?88F3D079-42F9-48B3-98C7-25D1DE95ED8F.jpeg?image/jpeg

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?

Radio engineer. 

Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show? If you are in the classic car business (selling, repairing, restoring, products or services provided to owners) what can we promote on the show to our community of Mustang owners?

Enhancing the performance of an I6 Mustang

How long have you owned your classic ride?

43

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?

Everything

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work? Explain please

Sometimes but not very much. I have tools and equipment but no time

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?

New engine, carburetor, distributor, cylinder head

 

A fan letter from today's guest:

Just listened to your podcast on Mustang values and I agree with your analysis. I just wanted to add the following - I think that the only Mustang that really benefits from restomod (as far improving its resale value) is the common street variety six-cylinder automatic.  Originally these cars were nothing more than glorified Falcons and when compared to the V8 289 are inadequate in every respect.  

So if you add 14 inch wheels, a new suspension with a heavy duty sway bar, disc brakes, AC, 3-row radiator, fan shroud, high-flow thermostat & water pump, headers, aluminum cylinder head*, 2bbl or 4bbl carburetor,  high-performance camshaft, high-performance distributor (DUI),  shift kits (for AT)., power brake booster,  etc.  If you spend the money to really jazz up the six-cylinder and turn it into something very unique and special, then I think you have a vehicle which will be highly desired and one that you can feel safe driving on today's roads.

I agree that messing with "K" cars and other special value vintage Mustangs is a dangerous thing to do, but when it comes to the lowly six cylinder, modifications can only make it a better vehicle.

Mark

PS - Vintage Inlines in Fraser, Michigan makes a beautiful aluminum cylinder head with individual runners to each cylinder.  This improvement gets rid of Ford's horrible log head on the six-cylinder 200 and the exhaust side of the cylinder head replaces the awful "siamese" port on the exhaust of cylinders 3 & 4 where many an exhaust gasket has died (what idiot at Ford came up with the siamese exhaust  port anyway?).

 

Mustang Beginnings (Daniel)

http://www.mustangbeginnings.com/

 

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2020-06-22
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National Director of the Mustang Club of America, Robin Paulsell Interview

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

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Do you own an early year Mustang?: 

yes

Please upload a favorite pic of your Mustang or a classic car you drive now or have owned in the past.:

 https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/daIPPk29QFKjaZa4NLVY?20141026_142258.jpg?image/jpeg

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?: 

I own two businesses, a pipeline inspection and cleaning company and a classic car restoration shop.

Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show? If you are in the classic car business (selling, repairing, restoring, products or services provided to owners) what can we promote on the show to our community of Mustang owners?  : 

I'm a Mustang Club of America National Director and Gold Card Judge.  My 16 year old daughter Paige has been restoring and showing her 65 Mustang since age 12.

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?: 

I have several but my first a 64 1/2 Coupe is named 6T4NHAF

How long have you owned your classic ride?: 

I got my first classic car 16 years ago.

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?: 

All facets of the work.

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work? Explain please: 

Yes but I also have a master mechanic and a body/paint man that work for me.

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?: 

It never ends.

If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode.: 

Robin Paulsell

 

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2020-06-01
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The Doc is Back - Chris Ingrassia from Mustang Restorations Inc.

Christopher Ingrassia, Mustang Restorations Inc.

http://www.mustangrestoration.net/

 

The Doc's other visits to the show:

Episode 3:

https://ford-mustang-the-first-generation-the-early-years-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/chris-ingrassia

Episode 7

https://ford-mustang-the-first-generation-the-early-years-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/whats-up-doc

Episode 21

https://ford-mustang-the-first-generation-the-early-years-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/the-doc-is-back-chris-ingrassia-talks-bitchin-rides

 

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2020-05-25
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Matching Numbers, Your Birthday and Your Classic Mustang

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

Do you own an early year Mustang?: yes

Please upload a favorite pic of your Mustang or a classic car you drive now or have owned in the past.: 

https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/f4s3UUhPR2Afxa6nzz6A?IMG_20200421_160956.jpg?image/jpeg

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?: 

I currently work as a cyber security analyst / system administrator. 

Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show? 

I would like to share the story of the car and my grandparents as I remember them.  How I ended up the car and the multiple times it was almost sold,  as well as how  my wife talked me out of it each time.    Only to find out recently that it was built on the exact same day I was born.

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?: 

Not yet ...I am looking for a name embodies both of our spirits

How long have you owned your classic ride?: 

In the family since 1965.

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?: 

I have just started the restoration project.

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work? 

My father and I went through the car when I was 15, motor rebuild, transmission rebuild.  I will be doing most of the work on the current project myself.  

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?:

Full teardown and  body restoration with chassis re-enforcements.   I plan to modernize the suspension and brakes.

 

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2020-05-18
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3-D Printing Your Classic Mustang Parts, Back to the Future with Keith Kelley

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

 

Please upload a favorite pic of your Mustang or a classic car you drive now or have owned in the past.: 

https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/7OAU6peTRiS0ovRScx9g?Mustang in Snow.jpg?image/jpeg

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?: 

Dixmont, Maine.   

April 1st 1964 - build date

Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show? 

 I would speak about my car, how found, how restored, how found previous owners, and how have my students help me work on car and use 3D printer to make parts for the car.

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?: 

AMust64

How long have you owned your classic ride?: 

1992 purchased restored 2005 driven ever since

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?: 

Restored body panels, floors, structure, convertible top, rebuilt motor & transmission, restored to daily driver quality.  Still need to restore the interior and get another paint job.  Restored car from inside out.... driver train & motor, body work.  Drove car in primer (without top) for one year figuring out any driving issues. 

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work?

I found a body shop with someone who loved Mustang,  I would pay him for what he could do (welding, cutting, painting) and he let me do what he could train me to do or I could learn.  I could grind down spot welds, wire wheel and clean.  I could prep surfaces by sanding for paint.   What I couldn't do I had a specialist do, like rebuild the motor, rebuild generator/starter motors, power steering units.  I used youtube and internet research to help learn what I didn't know.

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?:

I have not restored the interior since it is so original, but as the seats have ripped I will redo interior.   Once that is done then I will redo the paint job to fix issues (it is a Black car that shows everything)  I would like to restore parts that I did replacements like a crushed bumper or a fender.. so the original parts I still have go back on the car rather then any replacement parts.  That will be over time as I gain expertise since labor is the most expensive part of restoring the car not the parts.

If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode.: 

Twitter: @keitkelley

Here is a web album of relevant pictures of my car

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Cx2jar1SxkQosN6H6

Blog

https://amust1964.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @keitkelley 

 

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2020-05-11
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Ford's FIRST Mustang Owners, Gail and Tom Wise

Gail and Tom Wise, The original, original Mustang owners.

Questions we detail on this episode:

Did you know you were going to be a rock star?Take us back to April 15th 1964 GailTom, what came first, the love for Gail or a love for the Mustang?Does she let you drive it Tom?Looking at the pre-restoration pictures, you had some work to doTell me about the place the car takes in your familyAny close calls to getting rid of her?When did you realize she was the first Mustang sold?Now I know you have probably had a meal with major players in the world of Mustang, but I am throwing a virtual dinner party and you can invite 5 people to dinner that have made an impact or have influenced your life or just because you think they are cool, who do you inviteWhat comes next for you both?

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2020-05-04
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Chapters 5 and 6, Mustang Original Owners Series, The Final Installment

Today -- Interviews with David Nicholson and Lan Brooks.

Cover photo credit - Lan Brooks

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2020-04-27
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Chapters 3 and 4 Original Owner Mustang Series

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2020-04-20
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Chapters 1 and 2 Original 1st Generation Mustang Owners Series

More from Jeff Hayes, featured on today's show:

More on Jeffrey Hayes

I named the car "RidgeRunner" back in the 60's up until today as we own property in the Sierras since 1902 and the car always ran on Radial Tires after 1970 and I loved/we love to take it on those mountain winding roads along the Sierra Crest from our cabin at Sierra City to home to Carson Pass to the motherlode towns along CA Highway 49 from 4-8500 feet. 

Thanks for the interview--I get sidetracked as the car is so connected to my Dad, My Job w/JPM, my Kids, and My High school sweetheart, now wife of near 22 years. She recognized my car at a gas station at South Lake Tahoe in 1997, saying "I used to date a guy in High School had a car just like that... is that a 65?" then she lowered her sunglasses and wow--there she was; my first love... I was in love with her all over again though I admit she made me court her (she had an "on the rocks'' boyfriend at the time and I'd just went thru my 4th divorce). That is another reason the car means so much to not just me--but to her.

Back when I started to go to High School in my new Mustang in May 1965--our High School, Woodside High School, San Mateo County Calif, covered the widest area in the United States--it also covered the richest area in the US. Our parking lot was the largest high school student parking lot in the country at over 800 cars and was near full by 7:35 AM. Most of us outliers had to drive to school, and take others with us--

You asked if my new 1965 Mustang GT Convertible "caused a stir when I got it" well it was 'dwarfed' by the 426 Hemis, the Porches, Corvettes, GTO's Mustangs.... we even had some Cobras, Ferraris,' Maseratis--half all the cars were new and Convertibles as we had a perfect "Mediterranean" climate in the Woodside, Atherton, Menlo Park, Sharon Heights, Los Altos and Portola Valley area where I grew up and our school drew 2200 students from--a 3.75 got you into Stanford; a 3.5 Cal Berkeley--no questions asked. 

I was excited about the car--my friends and tennis team and gas station workers were too, but born on Feb 6, 1950 by May 1965 most my friends all had hot cars too.

As Sophomores we all had Drivers Ed and most had Permits by our 15th Birthdays--I had a Work-Study job at Sharon Heights Shell (101 octane was 36 cents a gallon) and with Work Study and Deans List I had a provisional license for work, and after school Varsity Tennis in Spring; I could only drive alone until Feb 6 1966 at 16, I had a motorcycle too, and after my Dad passed away on Feb 13th 1966, I also had his 1964 Pontiac Tempest GTO Convertible to drive; and I did drive the GTO much more until I had to sell it (or the Mustang) in fall 1974  as I finished Grad School at Stanford that Spring, took that Summer off then went to work for JPMorgan on my Grandfathers ticket (he was friends with and worked with Rockefeller until he retired when I was born).

Now that rounds it all out--and covers you questions. Thanks, "JC" Jeff Hayes. 

Thanks again,

Jeff

 

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2020-04-13
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Powerhouse Mustang Lineup John Clor, Mike Rey, Jimmy Dinsmore, Mustang Marie and Jim Chatas

The lineup includes:

Jim Chatas

The owner of motor city grind Jim Chatas know his Mustang stuff when it comes to restoration, repair or complete rebuild he is ready to go. All about the service, excited to have Jim Chatas on the panel today. Motor City Grind Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/motorcitygrind17/?hl=en
 

Mustang Marie

Our busiest person on the panel today is Mustang Marie Having spent the majority of her professional career in the auto industry today?s guest is known to her admirers (and she has many over 20,000 on social media) Her day to day gig as Senior Social Publisher at GTB, she leads all Mustang-related content strategy on the Mustang Facebook page, Mustang Twitter page, Ford Instagram and Ford YouTube channels.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mustang.marie/?hl=en
 

Mike Rey

Mike Rey is the National Director of Marketing and Sales for Ford?s Treasured Collectibles Official Archives Collection. 

Mike is also President of Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan (MOCSEM)

To his credit he was on the launch team with Ford for the 2015 Mustang and GT350
 

John Clor

Veteran journalist John Clor has owned, raced, worked on and written about Fords and Mustangs for 45 years. After a 15-year career at The Detroit News, Clor shifted to automotive journalism with stints at AutoWeek and later Edmunds.com. He joined the Ford Special Vehicle Team in 1995 and spent the better part of the next decade working on SVT Communications, PR and Marketing. Since 2007 he?s been directing a club outreach program born at Ford Racing that is now known as Ford Performance Club Connect. John also hosts a show called ?Cars In Context? that has evolved from local cable access to YouTube, and is the proud owner of two ?70s era Mustangs, including one that he calls "a long-term project."  The Mustang Dynasty

Jimmy Dinsmore

Mustang expert, author and auto enthusiast Jimmy Dinsmore built a friendship with legendary designer and Ford employee Gale Halderman, the story is explained in detail in Jimmy Dinsmore?s book, Mustang By Design. 

 

Show info:

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2020-04-06
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A Pony Trifecta: Fastback, Convertible, Coupe

Guest on today's episode include:

Tony The Hitman Hernandez - Fellow podcaster, DJ and Classic Mustang Coupe owner

Tony Zamora - is that a GT 500 beautiful blue fastback

Ed Medina - 1965 black convertible with bold hood stripes

All three are members  of the South Florida Classic Mustang club. https://www.facebook.com/groups/499695437486065/

 

Parts for your Classic Mustang

NPD - https://www.npdlink.com/

CJ Pony Parts - https://www.cjponyparts.com/?SID=6hvo9vuufftjj13haan8gqrvrg

 

Carroll Shelby Museum Las Vegas, Nevada

https://www.shelby.com/en-us/Shelby-Las-Vegas/Shelby-Heritage-Center-Home

 

Insurance for your vehicle

https://www.hagerty.com/

 

The MOC Watch Winner is....

Winner of the watch is Dale Abbott. Congrats Dale, I will be emailing you and having Klaus send you your Mustang Owners Club watch.

 

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2020-03-30
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Classic Mustang Race Car Driver, Jason Swenk, Interview

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

 

Did you own an early year Mustang?: yes a 1966 coupe

Please upload a favorite pic of your Mustang or a classic car you drive now or have owned in the past. Check out this pic

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?: 

I own a media company that helps digital agency owners. 

Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show? If you are in the classic car business (selling, repairing, restoring, products or services provided to owners) what can we promote on the show to our community of Mustang owners?  : 

Racing or building the 66

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?: 

nope

How long have you owned your classic ride?: 

6 years

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?: 

Too many to list

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work? Explain please: 

Both

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?: 

Sold race car

 

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Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

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Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2020-03-23
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Five Owners, Five Stories: 1st Generation Panel Discussion

Gustavo Morais 

Gustavo is from Brazil.  And has a classic Mustang born on June 4th 1965 just 46 days older than him.

 

Dan Jauch

With a 64 1/2  with lots of modifications made to his Classic Mustang. According to research I?ve done, it looks like his biggest challenge recently has been installing carpet in his classic pony 

Instagram #xsboost90 #fauxmoco #theantiqueautoshop

 

Chris Stevens

His obsession with the Mustang started from his grandfather owning a Ford dealership and his dad?s memories of seeing them when they first landed at the dealership. 

 

Guido Lucido

In beautiful Guardsman blue, his Classic Fastback looks crazy fast just standing still. A fellow Mustang owner in the LA area, Anthony recently gave me the name of my now mechanic. Looking forward to seeing his classic pony side by side with mine.

 

Paul Stegall

Paul is the owner of 1966 Mustang Coupe out of Cleveland Ohio. His knowledge of Mustangs has grown a lot since he was just a boy. Paul is pretty active on Facebook, especially the Mustang groups and asks questions ranging from wiper blades to V8 swaps. I believe at 18 he is our youngest panelist today.

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

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Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

If you are a buyer looking for a dream car or a seller that has a classic pony for sale head over to www.TheMustangPodcast.com/marketplace and share your dream, we will match buyers and sellers.

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time. 

2020-03-16
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Roush Performance Key Player, Jack Roush Jr., Interview

Here's some of the topics we go over today on Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast:

Tell me about Roush Performance when you were a little kid, what do you remember most about growing up in the Roush house?When did you know you were going to get involved in the family business?Would you say there was a learning curve or did it come naturally for you?You shared some proud moments with your dad Jack Roush. Can you share some of those moments?Talk for a moment about Classic Mustangs. Have you always been a fan or was it an acquired taste?Is there still place at Roush Performance for the early gen mustangs with everything as modern as it is at Roush Performance?What do your day to day responsibilities look like?What?s in your garage?What does the future look like at RoushDinner time guests. I?m sure you?ve had chance to meet many icons in the day. You get up to 5 invites from the world of Mustang to invite to dinner. Who are they?

Answers to our Ford Mustang podcast interview Q&A:

 

Do you own a early year Mustang?:

yes

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?:

I've worked at ROUSH Performance, my family's business, for twelve years. Prior to that, I did consulting work on the web side of the business with my old tech start-up. I also grew up racing go karts. In 2004-5, I drag raced Mustangs in the NMRA Modular Muscle class, and began my professional road racing career in 2006, racing Mustangs in IMSA. Since that time, I've also raced in the World Challenge and SRO (in England) series.

Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show?

We have a new vehicle that's pretty relevant here: The 2020 Jack Roush Edition Mustang. It's a tribute vehicle for my father, his achievements, and the love that he, our company, and our family has had for the Mustang since it was first introduced. At 775hp, it's the most powerful Mustang that we've ever produced, and with the optional light weight forged track wheels and racing slicks, it can pull 1.14g on the skid pad. And there are many other enhancements to it as well, including massive cooling upgrades, an active aerodynamic carbon wing, and more...

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?:

1964 1/2 289 Hi-Po

How long have you owned your classic ride?:

Since 1991

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?:

Our company has restored it from top to bottom. I rebuilt the engine over the winter break of my freshman year of college.

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work?

Mostly our special projects team does this work now. I'd love to dive back into it one day.

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?:

I have toyed with the thought of taking a 1970 Boss Mustang and modifying it. If I were to do this project, it would be pretty big -- suspension, brakes, wheels/tires, paint, roll cage, seat/harness...

If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode.:

Roush Performance website: https://www.roushperformance.com/

Personal: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jack.roush.73

Instagram: jackroushjr

Twitter: @jackroushjr

 

ROUSH Performance

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ROUSHperformance/

Instagram: roushperformance

Twitter: @ROUSHperf

 

Are you a supplier of products and/or services to Mustang and Classic Car enthusiasts?:

yes

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

If you are a buyer looking for a dream car or a seller that has a classic pony for sale head over to www.TheMustangPodcast.com/marketplace and share your dream, we will match buyers and sellers.

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2020-03-09
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Brand Ambassador and Founder of Mustang Owners Club, Klaus Stadler Interview

Answers to questions on the podcast guest interview application:

 

Do you own an early year Mustang?: 

yes 

 

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?: 

I am Mustang Klaus the founder and CEO of the biggest private Mustang Club. The Mustang Owners Club. With over 420.000 members and fellows. Monthly reach out to over 23 Million.   Since 1 year Automobil Influencer Ranking in the Top 3, 4th time No. 1. Mustang is my passion and the MOC my job now.  

 

Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show? 

Mustang Owners Club present every year a highlight at Europe biggest tuning car Show, the Essen Motor Show. 2019 I present my officially licensed by Terlingua Racing Team Mustang. A 2010 Terlingua Convertible, the and only in the world.  

 

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?: 

Black Beauty  

 

How long have you owned your classic ride?: 

10 years  

 

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?: 

Everything?

  

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work? 

I am a car technician

  

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?: 

Borla Exhaust, Drake Muscle car parts, Silver horse Racing parts, K&N Filters...  

If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode.: 

Mustang Owners Club  

Instagram

Twitter 

 

Watch giveaway -- send an email directly to me to win the Mustang watch. One entry will be selected in the next 30 days. [email protected] in the subject line write ?WATCH?

Spread the love about a new segment on the show called Mustang Marketplace, matching buyers and sellers together. If you have a Classic Mustang for sale OR are looking for a Classic Mustang, head to TheMustangPodcast.com/marketplace. On that page there are links for both buyers and sellers to share their info. 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time. 

2020-03-02
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Mustang Marie, Enthusiast and Social Media Influencer, Interview

Questions I ask Mustang Marie:

Natasha versus Mustang Marie -- which is your preference?Who inspired you?Why the fascination with classic Mustangs?Are you a social media pro turned Mustang fanatic or Mustang fanatic turned social media pro?Tell me all about your purchase -- name, rank and specs do tell.Why was having a survivor important to you?Are you are a wash and wax owner or an under the hood enthusiast?Will Raven (your Classic Mustang) be a daily driver?What?s your day to day with GTB?What is your goal as Mustang Marie?Who is on your dinner list? 5 invites are at your disposal. Who?s coming to dinner, alive or dead?

Links mentioned on the show today:

Gone in 60 seconds - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071571/

Legendary Motor Cars - https://www.legendarymotorcar.com/

Stallion Auto Sport - http://www.stallionautosport.com/

The Big Reveal (Mustang Marie takes ownership of Raven): https://www.instagram.com/tv/B3z0iNghAVu/?igshid=p2nsikwgg7iy

Social Handles:

Instagram: @mustang.marieFacebook: @mustangsandmarieTwitter: @mustang_marieYouTube: Mustang MarieWebsite: mustangmarie.com

 

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

Do you own an early year Mustang?:

yes

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?:

I work for GTB, one of Ford's marketing agencies, and I am the lead Senior Social Publisher for Ford Mustang social content, as well as the Social Content Manager for the GT500 Track Tour program. In my spare time, I also manage my own brand, "Mustang Marie" - a social media personality and influencer that educates and informs the community about Mustangs, with a specific focus on first generation.

Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show? If you are in the classic car business (selling, repairing, restoring, products or services provided to owners) what can we promote on the show to our community of Mustang owners? :

I would love to share my story about how Mustang Marie started, and how that led to my job working with Ford.

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?:

Yes. Her name is Raven.

How long have you owned your classic ride?:

Since October 19, 2019.

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?:

She is a true survivor car, and I want her to stay that way. All I've really done is had her professionally detailed (a ceramic wax to protect her original paint, and a ceramic coat to protect the chrome), as well as repairs to two tears we found in the upholstery, and some other extremely minor fixes.

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work? Explain please:

Since Raven was bought through Legendary Motor Car, they fixed any minor issues they saw before the car was sent off to detailing. In the future, I plan on doing more work myself.

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?:

Absolutely nothing. She's a true survivor, so keeping her as original as possible is the ultimate goal. It would really just continue to ensure she's running at her best.

If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode.:

Instagram: @mustang.marie

Facebook: @mustangsandmarie

Twitter: @mustang_marie

YouTube: Mustang Marie

Website: mustangmarie.com

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Get our episodes in your inbox follow the link in the show notes: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2020-02-24
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Brand Builder for Saleen Automotive, West Coast Customs and Shelby, Amy Boylan Interview

Topics we discuss on today's episode:

Mike Rey and John Clor referral -- you are in amazing company. How did you get tangled up with those guys?Dinner table -- pick 5 Mustang/Ford heroes you would want to have dinner with?Talk to me about your superpower for a moment, what do you think it is?What?s in your garage?Coupe, Convertible or FastbackBullitt -- overpriced or priced right?Mach-E -- thoughts?Who are your influences, inspirations and models that you?ve followed?What mark do you want to leave in the automotive world?What has been your proudest accomplishment?

Q&A directly from the shows interview application:

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?:

I am on the board of Saleen Automotive. I have been president of Saleen, Shelby and west coast customs. I also ran hot wheels

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?: I was born a Chevy girl but became a mustang girl when I started working for Shelby

About Amy Boylan:

On LinkedIN -- My expertise is in building brands, team building, licensing, strategic planning and partnerships. My focus is building brands with quality and finding the right partnerships to help grow and diversify through licensing, channel marketing and sponsorships.

Focus production, sales and marketing on common goals to grow and expand the company/brand. Fixing under performing companies and making them profitable.

Amy Boylan previously served as President/COO of Saleen (sah - leen) Automotive, an American manufacturer of high-performance specialty sports cars.

"We are very excited to have Amy Boylan as the President/COO of Saleen® Automotive Inc.," said CEO Steve Saleen. "Her unique experience in the automotive world will help grow the Saleen Brand and bring more focus to the Mustang business."

Boylan's responsibilities will include overseeing the day-to-day running of the company including operations, sales, marketing, licensing, sponsorships, and partnerships. She will be based at Saleen's Southern California state-of-the-art headquarters. Her unparalleled competence in the automotive world will help grow the Mustang business and bring focus to the Saleen® brand. Boylan is an automotive enthusiast with expertise in building brands, licensing, strategic planning, and partnerships with tenure at Mattel, Shelby American, and West Coast Customs.

"I am excited to join Steve Saleen and the team. Steve has a 33-year history of building amazing vehicles and I am eager to help bring it to the next level," said Boylan. "Steve Saleen has built a complete OEM facility that includes design, development, and engineering; I am looking forward to being part of the history of Saleen®Automotive."

Boylan, an expert at streamlining and optimizing corporate operations joins Saleen® following a successful tenures as President/COO of West Coast Customs, and Shelby Automobiles where she grew the companies' reach through key partnerships, licensing, parts, mainstreaming production, and restructuring the brands.

Boylan's background also includes a long stint at Mattel, where she built its Barbie software division into a $140 million enterprise, re-organized the company's Hot Wheels and Entertainment division, and increased sales in its Hot Wheels adult Collector division. Boylan built and implemented the Hot Wheels Online Collector Clubs, now a multi-million dollar collector business.

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Get our episodes sent directly to your email inbox: www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Have a Classic Mustang that you want to buy or sell?: www.TheMustangPodcast.com/marketplace

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

 

Cover Art: Steve Strope's Martini Mustang

2020-02-17
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YouTuber Andrew Meyer, The Grease Rookie Interview

Ford Mustang community, if you are looking to buy or sell a Classic Mustang, head over to www.TheMustangPodcast.com/marketplace and we will share your Mustang (if a seller) or your wish list (if you are a buyer). Every week we will select a spotlight Mustang on our show.

 

Directly from the show's preliminary Q&A:

 

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?:

I help manage a marketing team for a company outside of the automotive industry. I mostly manage staff, video production and social media.

Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show? If you are in the classic car business (selling, repairing, restoring, products or services provided to owners) what can we promote on the show to our community of Mustang owners? :

I'm currently growing my YouTube channel, Grease Rookie. Eventually, I hope to use it to support my hobby working on cars and inspire others to take on similar projects.

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?:

The Iron 6

How long have you owned your classic ride?:

7 months

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?:

Freed the engine, rebuilt the carburetor, rebuilt the cooling system, rebuilt the entire braking system, repainted the wheels.

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work? Explain please:

I do everything myself. I learn best by doing the hands on work. It?s always been the fastest way for me to learn and build my skill set. If I don't know how to do something, I generally turn to YouTube and forums for a starting point.

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?:

I will be removing all rust and replacing any damaged sheet metal. The car will be repainted and the interior will have all the necessary updates to change it from blue to black.

If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode.:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/GreaseRookie

Instagram: @greaserookie

 

Ford Mustang community, if you are looking to buy or sell a Classic Mustang, head over to www.TheMustangPodcast.com/marketplace and we will share your Mustang (if a seller) or your wish list (if you are a buyer). Every week we will select a spotlight Mustang on our show.

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2020-02-10
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The Master Connector, Mike Rey, Shares His Mustang A-List

Show Sponsor:

MotorCity Grind - Jim Chatas

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/motorcitygrind17/

Instagram - MotorCityGrind 17 - https://www.instagram.com/motorcitygrind17/

Links mentioned in the show:

Tom Scarpello, Revology Episode:

https://ford-mustang-the-first-generation-the-early-years-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/tom-scarpello-revology-founder-interview

Roush Performace Engines

https://www.roushperformance.com/engines

 

Transcript from today's episode with Mike Rey

Doug Sandler 0:01

Ford Mustang Early Years Community, welcome back. Let me share some accolades about today's guest, Mike Rey. Number one, he's  coming back for a second time, which means we did something right AND he said he's heard some really good feedback from you guys about his first appearance here. Mike Rey is the National Director of Marketing and Sales, for Ford's Treasure Collectibles Official Archives Collection, but he's also manager and president of the largest International regional Mustang club (MOCSEM) Mustang Owners Club of South Eastern Michigan, and was on the official launch team for Ford in the 2015 Mustang and the GT 350. Talking about some stories and doing some things around the Mustang club, here to talk Mustangs membership and modifications. Welcome back to the show. Mike,

Mike Rey 2:19

Thank you so much for having me. I appreciate coming back.

Doug Sandler 2:21

You're a wealth of information. Man. I love having you here. And thank you for sharing so many of your connections with me. I've gotten a ton of of research done and a lot of people that have agreed to come on the show. And I would say mostly because of you and the positive words you've said about this show what gives man you know, I try to keep my reputation under the under the covers here.

Mike Rey 2:41

Absolutely. And I love helping out and I actually have more extensive list to share with you as well. People I think are very crucial in the Mustang community from day one, before the car was even built to the current day. So I have a lot more that I can share with you that I think would make the show amazing and what your listeners want to hear.

Doug Sandler 2:57

Oh, that is great. And I want to tease a couple of Although we haven't gotten commitment from anybody yet from from Mike's list, we have gotten at least a lot of a lot of levels of interest and, and maybe share a name or two. And again, if you don't know these Ford Mustang community, if you don't know these names, it's okay, you're going to know them because I'm going to do my best to make sure I get them here on the air. And, you know, not everybody can be at the reputation to the level of Mike, but we are going to have some folks that are that are amazing and can can share a lot of great stuff. So who can we tease a little bit Mike here?

Mike Rey 3:28

Well, I would definitely say Dave Pericak, who is the global director of foreign icons right now, who's basically in charge of all the fun stuff so GT 500 Gt 350 Mustang, Bronco, Ford Raptor, the Ford GT the new Ford Mach-E, everything Dave's in charge of all that. Wow. Okay, so that's, that's a good one again, we're gonna tease these a little bit and I'm gonna do my best Ford Mustang community you're gonna hold me responsible for making sure if that if those guests don't make their way to the to our airwaves. It's only because I screwed up. Not because I didn't get me the lead. It's now up to me to to to make sure I bring it in yet another tease would be my former boss at Selene. Amy Boylan. So if anybody's been in the Mustang community for all the years, she was a former president and CEO of Shelby American and brought Shelby to all its glory back in the early 2000s.

Doug Sandler 4:21

That's great. So I'm really excited to reach out to both of them hopefully, they'll both be positive. I've also reached out to a good connection that Mike has also her name is Mustang Marie. And, and she has agreed to be on the show. She's we're waiting for her to pick a date. Hopefully she'll hear this and be guilted into a little bit and hopefully she'll be on here. If you don't know her. She has a Instagram following of thousands. She's got some great photos up there. Not only of herself with the cars but some great cars, some great modifications and some great great classic rides, as well. And Mike again, thank you so much for for all the great connections you made for us.

Mike Rey 4:56

Mustang Marie is gonna be awesome for you and she just finally got her Mustang. She's going to tell you that story which is just just absolutely incredible that she's been such a Mustang fan for her whole life and never actually owned a Mustang until now. And it is a first generation Mustang. You know what some more we're going to talk about today too Doug is that I might be able to get you a reach out for Jack Roush Jr. being on the show. He does inteviews every now and then and we are going to be talking about Roush a little bit today. Definitely can reach out to jack for you and see if you'd like to do a episode with you.

Doug Sandler 4:59

So let's and I appreciate that very much. And that would be that would be a major win. So let's start there. Because I'm really curious because I really don't know a lot about Roush Performance. But you had approached me with maybe this is a subject on today's show. So I started doing some research and some background check about what Roush is all about. So why don't you tell me the position that you that you take about some of their products and then maybe we can share a little bit of your experience with them as well?

Mike Rey 5:49

Yeah, I was very fortunate to spend four years at Roush. I'm in the marketing department, basically running marketing being marketing manager. Great, great assets of people there. We had an amazing team to put a lot of cool stuff together and what Roush is, is Roush is a manufacturer, but they actually take the Mustang to the next level and now it's f 150s to the next level and they do Raptors and they're doing Super Duty so they keep expanding as they go. But so you're taking a really cool product and forgiving you and they're making it just a tad bit even better, if that's even possible, right? So like even rafter like what could you possibly do to a raptor? Well, that Ross record actually really, really does really well and really performs to the highest level.

Doug Sandler 6:33

Well, I'm looking at some of the products that they have online everything from spoilers to facials, two scoops to louvers to spoilers in the back and skirts I mean it's a pretty cool and they do a lot with it looks like exhausts and graphics and grills and all sorts of things too.

Mike Rey 6:49

And the number one thing is probably the superchargers So, you know they're partners with Ford Performance, doing their supercharger, which is one of the best selling superchargers there is on the market and gives us the Power and back. So my full warranty. One of the things I'm very proud of that Roush that I got to accomplish was there is to make the connection and bond between relish performance and for performance and title it partners in performance. So if you see that tagline anywhere that was one of my brainchild that I actually got per, you know, approved by Ford, Henry Ford and Pericak. And Jim Owens all got that approved for me. And that was it still to this day is partners of performance. So that forever linked Roush Performance and Ford Performance together.

Doug Sandler 7:31

So what's the connection between some of the classic car or some of the classic Mustang so even the first generations back to the to the mid 60s? What's the connection between a mid 60s owner and in a current owner Do you know of a later model or a late model Mustang Do you see a lot of overlap them repeating the purchase and getting now that they've had a classic ride they want something in addition to having that one that they keep in the garage and just kind of baby and love. They're having one that they can actually get out there and really enjoy the speed that they that That a late model can offer.

Mike Rey 8:01

Yeah, absolutely. So like the first gen owners definitely want to keep that and drive it around and show that off because that's their pride and joy and they want to be able to do that in like the local car shows, things like that. But if you're in Michigan and you want to drive out to California and you want a newer one, you know, you're not going to want to take that older one on that ride. And, you know, actually Roush offers for both people. So a lot of first generation cars are dropping what they call crate engines in there. Whether it could be a new Coyote with a Roush supercharger on it or an old 427 or something that you want to drop in. Roush still builds all those motors for all the old first gen cars and offers that's all the consumers that actually own those vehicles still, who want to do it and a lot of the big vehicles that you see across going across Barrett, the old Hot Rods and stuff or even 32 Fords things like that. All of a lot of them have Roush engines in it so that they're well known in that industry. And then in the newer phase, people are buying the Mustang automatically want to get the Roush exhaust on it are the Roush supercharger, things like that. So they're very, very well known throughout the whole community from the first generation to current.

Doug Sandler 9:05

Take me through a little bit of the process. So let's say that somebody that's in our listening community, which many people in our listening community have those first gen models. So let's just take a typical 65 or 66, classic, Mustang. And they want to do this what's the I'm not, I'm not holding you responsible for knowing the exact process that Roush goes through when they when they install or when they when they share a crate with you. But how does that process work? Like I would have no idea where to even begin on something like that. So where does somebody that's listening, even think about the opportunity to drop something Roush under the hood,

Mike Rey 9:37

They're usually at a lot of local shows. And that's you brought it up just like a perfect segue into a new one is Jim Kemp is the head of Roush engines, I can set up an interview with you too is that with him is that he can actually provide all that information in great detail but usually what happens is there's a website on Roush that you can get into the engine area. I'd have to get that for you they specific link for you. But also, they're usually at the shows like they were just recently at Barrett Jackson there at the Good Guys show, which is a lot of the older cars, if you will, first generations. And you can talk to them and get your specs and tell them what you're wanting. And then they can basically custom build the engine for you and put in your car. A cool story that we did that actually put this in effect, it's a more of a newer engine, but we put it into an older car. You ever heard of Jeff Allen, which is another list. He did a TV show that was called Chasing Cars. It was on TV A few years ago, and it ran like three or four episodes. You got to look him up. But when I was at Roush, he was doing a special Sema project and it was with a 63 Falcon. It's known as Ronin. And if you Google that you guys can see the pictures and everything what we did on that car and it was a 63 Falcon that he wanted to soup up and we put the 400 in it will put the Roush supercharger in it and the really cool thing is he notched the hood to where you could actually only see the Roush superchargers sticking out of the hood, that's all you see. So that was really Really cool and it won all kinds of awards at SEMA and it was one of the really crazy cool build but in like basically a first gen. Ford, you know from that from that area from 1963. So in that era of the first generation Mustang so that it just goes hand in hand with what we can do to customize it to whatever the customer wants.

Doug Sandler 11:20

It's amazing. I'm looking at some of the engines directly online right now and Ford Mustang community. I'll make sure I put a link in the show notes to to Roush engines, but it's Roushperformance.com/engine and literally it is a laundry list of every kind of engine that will that will get your eyes twirlin' here. It's everything from the 331SRX all the way up to the 5.0 Coyotes, amazing stuff in there. Wow this you know, this is the kind of stuff where I get in front of my computer and all of the stuff I have on my to do list for the day just kind of evaporates, sitting in front of the computer. Just looking at all the cool stuff on it and Again, these are these are crate engines. So these are these are brand new engines and amazing, amazing Look, I'm sure they make it. So what happens if you put something like this into into a classic Mustang? And again, I'm not expecting you know all the mechanical details of it and all as I certainly don't myself, but what happens if you put something like this into a car and the rest of the car isn't compatible meaning you don't have a transmission that can that can hold the torque that this thing is going to create or you don't have, you know the the right suspension to kind of handle this properly. What do you need to match everything up? I would assume, don't you?

Mike Rey 12:33

Yes, absolutely. Jim and his team will tell you like what's going to be needed to hold this car down to the ground. And then also there's other partners to like we have Gateway Classic Mustang, who another one I can get you there there but they specify and specifically in suspension and performance. So if you're doing any kind of racing, whether it be drag racing, whether it be road course racing, whether what it would be they are the pros that suspension for all Mustangs from first generation two currents, and the majority they would they do it first gen Mustangs, so they're out of the Missouri area and they just do great, great things that would complement a Roush engine going into a vehicle.

Doug Sandler 13:12

It's a it's amazing as again, as I'm looking at this, the technical specs of this stuff, the tech specs, it's 425 horsepower, Ford steel crankshaft it's Coyote engine 302. 425 horsepower, 475 foot pounds of torque. It's like, Oh my gosh, I like I said I could get lost in this in this forever. And I'm not a mechanical guy. But just the look and the feel of these. I mean, I could just imagine opening up my, my 65 convertible downstairs in the garage and just open it up and just seeing this brand new 5.0 in there. That would be crazy, ultra expensive. Crazy. Amazing.

Mike Rey 13:48

Well, then that also allows you to if you got, you know, like I said, you said you had talked to Tom Scarpello before and that's basically the old car outside, new stuff inside. So that would allow you to go from Michigan to California on a road trip.

Doug Sandler 13:59

Exactly. Yeah. That was Tom was a great guest from from Revology. I don't remember the exact episode number. I'll look it up. And I'll make sure I put that in the show notes as well. But yeah, really fun. So what else can you tell me about Roush because their products look really cool.

Mike Rey 14:15

So Roush is a lot. You know, they're known for engineering and every other thing they've been around for over 40 years, and been building cars since 1995. And now the big thing is, is that 150s with them, so it's at least when I left there, it was like 75% of sales were F150s. So three to one over Mustang, actually. So that's where the world's going is to the pickup truck era. And F150 was definitely the king for that. But yeah, I got the chance to work with Jack Roush Jr, who was absolutely amazing fun to work with. Get that super down to earth guy. A hell of a racer on the road course. I've been in the car with him on road course and just watched him lap people and we were in one of his Focuses. So and we're laughing must things with 800, 900 horsepower. That's how good Jack is. So I think you'd be a really really cool guest to be on but Roush offers basically anything you want whether it's a parts play, whether it's a whole vehicle, whether it's taking a vehicle and upgrading it afterwards. If you're doing a truck if you want to go off road, they offer the off road accessories for that the off road suspension. Everybody wants to Roush to exhaust on their vehicle whether it be Mustang or truck so yeah, definitely definitely the way to go and they have a lot of dealerships all around the country to more so than anyone else in the in the aftermarket industry.

Doug Sandler 15:34

Geez, thanks for all the information and for Mustang community if you're not in the market right now for a crate engine, but you do want a good tumbler they do have a really nice cup on their website and Roushgear.com also they have great shirts and hats, and even if you can't play the part by having a crate engine dropped into your dropped into your classic ride. You certainly can play the part by wearing the the very nice t shirt as well.

Doug Sandler 16:00

Yeah, I agree. I agree. So let's move over to to membership a little bit. Tell me a little bit about what's going on in the in the club scene we didn't really have a lot of time to talk last time, specifically about about MOCSEM, but I really do want to find out, you know a little bit more about the whole membership idea. There's probably a ton of people in our community that that aren't part of any Mustang clubs and, you know, maybe share some of the advantages and some of the stories that you have going on with your regional club.

Mike Rey 16:24

Let me share a few of my favorite things really quickly as there's been four huge events. That, to me stand out more than any. I've done hundreds of hundreds with the club over the last 15 years. But one was when I was presented with the Lee Iacocca award at the Mustang Memory Show. And one of my best friends John Clor, you know, was the one who surprised me and presented it to me at the show. So there's only about 100 people in the world that have that award. It doesn't exist anymore. To the Mustang community that's basically the Mustang Hall of Fame, if you will. So very, very honored to have That and I was surprised at the muscle memory show and John was the one actually presented to me, which ironically, takes me to the second event. It was our 50th Heroes banquet so celebrating 50 years of Mustang in 2014. We did a heroes banquet here the weekend of our show, and I in return got to present John me and Dave Pericak presented John with his Lee Iacocca was at that event, but that event is still titled and labeled as the greatest 50th anniversary Mustang events in the world that ever happened. And that was here in Dearborn, Michigan, during 2014, and it was our club who hosted that and ran it we have 60 different heroes from Gale Halderman and Hal Sperlich and Edsel Ford to the current team, which was the Pericak team. We had everybody throughout those 50 years. We had about 60 different people know from clay modelers to engineers to marketing team to Vice President. Everybody was there and We we set them up in a horseshoe shaped design out in the lobby after the banquet and let them sign autographs for everybody and created a keepsake for everybody to take. And they went around and they were there to almost two in the morning, starting at 8pm signing autographs, that's how long and everybody wanted to be with them and taking pictures and hearing stories. And it was just an unforgettable event and probably our most proud event we've ever put on as a Car Club. So those are things that cool that you get to come and see as a as a member that you get to enjoy. Another one was another no other Car Club can say this is we did a our general meeting inside the Ford World Headquarters. I touched on this very briefly at the last interview, but at the Ford world headquarters auditorium where we had Henry Ford, our Edsel Ford, we had Mark Fields, we had Dave Pericak, we had the list goes on and on and on. We had everybody you could possibly think of at the time that was available. So that was really, really cool. And so yeah, really, really great. And then the last event that I want to mention that we've done that was really cool was literally just last week. Last Tuesday, and I mentioned this before, we had Dave Pericak as our special guest speaker at our general meeting, which was held at Gateway Classic Cars in Dearborn. And he surprised everybody and brought out a Mach-E in person, for everybody just sit in feel touch and ask questions about and explain the reason and the process, why the Mustang name was attached, why, you know, and so many opportunities are against that. You get to explain the reason behind that. And I think it opened up a lot of people's minds about seeing a change everybody's mind because still, a lot of people, including myself, don't think the Mustang name should have been attached to that kind of vehicle. But I do understand the reasoning. I've accepted it and I'm okay with it. And he basically agreed with that. David great analogy stating, you know, if you go to your favorite amusement park like Cedar Point or something when you're a kid and they bring in a new ride, you know, do you absolutely hate it and want to go to war over it or you just don't ride it? You don't I mean, it's just an addition to the fun, it's not replacing anything. So it's not like you came into the amusement park and replace your favorite ride. It's not replacing Mustang, it's just an addition to and given another outlet. And you got to understand if they don't build the electric vehicles, they can't build their other Mustang. So the marquee is enabling them to keep building the GT 500 is the GT 350s, the Mustang GT, without these electric vehicles are not going to be able to do that anymore by federal mandate. So this is a part of it, and why not make a fun little section of it, and giving this Mustang performers that was going to do and this horsepower and torque in that thing is insane.

Doug Sandler 16:42

And I think it would be great to have a conversation with I think, you know, Jimmy Densmore

Mike Rey 20:55

I just talked to him a couple times this weekend. Tell him what a great job he did on I'm his interview with you because I listened to that yesterday too. Yeah, I know. I've known Jimmy I met him through Gale Halderman. I think Jimmy came in a couple years ago and you know, was was doing the book on Gale And but yeah, cuz I know Gale, probably for the last seven or eight years now. And you know, and heard a lot of the stories. So a lot of the stories Jimmy was telling you were absolutely true and fun, because I've actually heard those from Gale's mouth himself as well. One of the things that Jimmy didn't get into was about those myths, the myths that he was talking about. The one myth is that Mustang was named after an airplane. And it was, it was named after the horse when we we've been visiting Gale for the last maybe 5,6,7 years. We go down to his museum in barn once a year with the club. And afterwards after everybody leaves me and John Clor usually sit with Gale for an hour or two and just hear stories from a man he tells us about the Lee Iacocca days and spurling and all that. And we asked him about the horse and the one of the first visits we went there. He said, yeah, it was absolutely named for horse not after a plane so everybody tells you that. Don't believe that because Did you ever see a plane in any rendition or any form met on a car on a badge or anything like that it was it was always animals. And it was definitely named after the horse. So that's the guy that was on the team that will know it. And it came from the horse's mouth, as we call it.

Doug Sandler 22:11

And pardon the pun, no pun intended, but there was a fun. So tell me a little bit more about just how how, you know, you have a lot of these regional clubs and a lot of the regional clubs don't quite have the pull that a club that would be in Southeast Michigan has. So what do you say to those that are either running or in clubs? I mean, what's some of the what's some of the formula for success when it comes to running a successful club?

Mike Rey 22:34

That's a perfect segue of exactly where I want to talk about next is in coming February 9 this year, we have a summit that we put together started about 10 years ago. For all other clubs that are welcome and any club business listening here would like to join us. Please send me a note in the next week. And, Doug, if you could share my email with them. That'd be great. February 9th, we invite all different club heads in the Ford and Mustang world to this summit to share best practices. things they may need help with things to cross promote for each other for events, get to know each other and see how we can help support each other's events and answer questions or give them different avenues of where they might, you know, like to feel comfortable with or to learn things from. And yes, we people say, you know, we're spoiled. Oh, you guys got it made because you're in Dearborn and I mentioned this before. No, we have to actually go out and do what we need to do to actually make things happen. But like, a couple years ago at our show, you just seen the the bullet that just sold at Mecum? Correct. So Sean's car. Sean's a good friend Sean is a Club member of ours. Sean brought the Bullit out. We had Craig Jackson bring the little red before it was restored and that was just unveiled last weekend. Little Red was there. The Bullit was there. The 10 million Mustang was there. Larry Shinoda, his prototype boss real to car and we have all those guys there. We had Henry Ford, the dueces car. They're all at our shows over different years and to have those kind of special cars is just absolutely insane to me. And like you said, they're all first generation cars. And you can't see those at any other show. After our show last year when we had most of those, John Clor got just bombarded by other clubs asking, how do we get all those cars at our show? is simple answer was you don't. Everything has to basically fall in line, and a lot of hard work behind it to get things lined up. And we are very fortunate to have Woodward now, the same weekend as our show. So a lot of muscle cars coming for Woodword, and we try to talk to those people to try to extend it another day. Now people say well, that's why you get 1000 plus cars at your show. That Woodword weekend only started in 2014. So from 1975 to 2014. We were not the same weekend as Woodward we were always the weekend before. And two of those shows before that weekend started. We hit over 1000 cars so and now you're out. Are you out in California? Correct? So you're very familiar with the Knott's Berry show that has been going on for many years.Knott's Berry has always been the number one one day largest Ford show in the country. Well Knott's is taking a breather now and trying to get you know some new things basically reinvented if you will, and they're going to they're going to come back shortly but I know they're going to be taking a year or two off. So currently right now we are the largest one day all Ford event in the entire country. And that's how it the Ford world headquarters every August

Doug Sandler 25:26

That's incredible. Yeah, I think that a lot of people are going to say hey, because of your location where you are in the country. It makes it quite easy, not easy, but it makes it a lot easier for you and I would say that hey there's a lot of there's a lot of excuses people could have for not building their club the right way or maybe finding the right mix of guests to come in. But I'll tell you there's a lot to be said about tenacity and and just kind of staying in the game and and promoting your club to those that are important. I have another show called The Nice Guys on Business podcast and we're about 1000 and some episodes in Which game afforded me the opportunity to put that kind of say, okay, that's running over its own steam to start this show and look until you start reaching out to guests that are in favor and guests that you really want to hear. You can't be shy about it, you got to sink your teeth in and make it makes it happen.

Mike Rey 26:17

You know, passion is a huge thing, you really can't teach it, you got to be born with it. But anybody who usually steps into the club lead and not i'm not saying everybody because there's definitely exceptions. But usually, if you're stepping up to that role, you got to have some passion behind you to want to do that. And the passion will take you a long way I can, I can definitely vouch for that. And so being a club leader, if I can speak as a leader to other club leaders is see where you can give the most benefits to your members. So one called might be very interested in racing, so try to put the best racing events together. And another one might be well we might like to be in a big car. So let's do that. Some people like to do road trips or overnight so you know focus on that where you can you know, cater to what their their wants are as many preserve your club. And that will go a long way. And then they're there, their word of mouth will actually, you know, expand your club, gain more interest and make things, you know, a little bit more exciting within the club and to actually keep gaining traction and build the club as well.

Doug Sandler 27:12

What are some definite don'ts? Some things that you have tried that you said, Oh, well, that didn't work. We kind of fell flat on their face to face with that one. Is there anything that's happened in your club?

Mike Rey 27:21

Yeah, well, you know, there's, here's, here's the thing right now, and not nothing we've done, but I've watched other clubs do it and these other clubs that, you know, I'm talking and I won't name names right now, but there's a couple clubs Now regarding this Mach-E. And I love both of them. I get along with both of them, but one of them has they've taken stances and one fully embracing it Once fully not and like you're not allowed in the club anymore. If you have a Mach-E. So the market is not welcomed in their club. And the other one is absolutely and they're getting. So for the people that are welcoming it are they're getting from the people who hate it against it, and then the people who are banning it the people who like it are against it. So one thing that I'm just trying to do what I've been putting out there is our club is not like that I am I, I don't want to, I don't hope it a word it wrong. But I don't want to be a dictatorship into a club, we're not going to force you to like something, we're not going to force you to hate something, everybody has their own opinion. And we're going to support it either way. But, you know, our club doesn't want to take a stance and to do that, it's just like politics anywhere else you go, you know, I mean, you're not going to say, this club is all republican or this club is all democratic, you know, you don't want to do anything like that. It just opens up so many different cans of worms. So for me, personally, is what can I do in the best interest of the club always and to make the members happy and to make them feel good, whether they agree with something or not, you know, I mean, so. Like I said, I've mentioned it many times, I don't think the Mustang name should be attached to Mach-E because it's been the hottest topic. And our club is actually one of the few clubs that actually has a small advantage. I think I told you this before too. It's like 60% in favor of the car 40% against, so most clubs are 80% against and 20% for it. You don't I mean, so But like I said, it's just that it's a topic now that's going on, but You know, it's created a lot of conversation within club heads, which is really, really good. But like I said, To each his own, anybody can do something like that. But no, I mean, it has nothing personal against me. I'm not going to let a name of a vehicle, ruin lifelong friendships over something like that.

Doug Sandler 29:16

I think that's, I think that's where it is very well. And again, we all have to get along here. No haters is a part of this. If people have differing opinions, that's okay. And just let them voice their opinion. I won't mention the club the the place that I was, but I was at this and somebody got up and he just started like preaching to the people that are there and not about this particular car, but about a subject that that we have, we've got to take a stance and I kept thinking, we don't have to take a stance. This is my first meeting here and you're really not even making me feel welcome. It wasn't about me, right? But I just felt so uncomfortable. Just the fact that he was taking everything so personally at this club meeting, everybody, we just got to relax a little bit, just chill out.

Mike Rey 29:57

And you know, Doug, I would really really, really hope you can Try to put it into your schedule to make it down to Mustang Memories this year because I think you could go live there with so many first generation owners to share about their experience to share their camaraderie with their their friends who are parked next to them and all that I just think you're you know, you see so much eye candy for miles I it would be fun and you get to meet so many great people from just being at the event.

Doug Sandler 30:22

I completely agree with the end. I'm trying to look up the date for that right now.

Mike Rey 30:26

August 16th, and it's at the Ford world headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.

Doug Sandler 30:29

See if I can get my press pass all lined up for that.

Mike Rey 30:32

I got you covered on that. And then here's what the theme is that we're doing this year for that is 65 years of Thunderbird, 60 years of the Ford Falcon and 30 years of the Seven-Up Mustang which not too many people are aware of or are doing anything special for so we're celebrating 30 years of the Seven Up Fox Body Mustang at our event this year.

Doug Sandler 30:51

Wow. That's very cool. I enjoy the sound of the seven up Mustang. I wonder why I haven't heard of that.

Mike Rey 30:57

It's a 1990 Mustang was a special edition that they were going to do for NCAA March Madness back in 1990. And the the promo fell through somehow, but the cars were already made. So they were at the dealers there a dark green car with white interior, you know, seven up colors basically, if you will. And, and there was, you know, only a certain amount made, and they were only made for that one year. And like I said it was very, very limited. So they're called the Seven Up Mustang and very, very cool. And they have their own groups and their own clubs, but to do a national event for them. This is the first one that I know of right now that we're celebrating 30 years this coming year for them

Doug Sandler 31:33

Nice. Love it. And I'm looking at pictures of that right now online as well. It's a very cool looking car Fox Body 5.0 Are they all convertibles? Did you say Are they all convertible?

Mike Rey 31:41

All convertibles. And you know, Doug, I don't know if you were gonna get to this or ask this. But I was listening to Jimmy's interview yesterday, and you asked about if you could be at a table with five people.

Doug Sandler 31:51

Hey, that was my next question. You can you can take me there though. Let's do so let me let's set up the question properly. So I give I'm gonna get Mike the ability to choose five guests alive or dead to have a dinner or a conversation with a talking Ford Mustangs? Who would he pick? And I'm I'm really curious because you've named so many of those people that were on not only Jimmy's list but on many of our guests list that have come on so you're already friends with many of them. You might not have to pick them who would you pick?

Mike Rey 32:18

Well, the funny thing is, is I really truly have seven and six of them I know personally, I'd have met one was passed away and I never got to me and that my biggest regret in the industry but so for my list is Gale Halderman, Hal Sperlich, John Clor, Dave Pericak, Amy Boylan, Carroll Shelby, and Jack Roush.

Doug Sandler 32:35

You know we got a really crowded table. Should we go? Should we go buffet style for this? Are we still in French service?

Mike Rey 32:41

Well, let me let me tell you the reasoning behind each of them. So all right, John, to me is the most well known in my opinion, Mustang expert there is in the entire world. That's my opinion may not be in fact or other people may not agree but in my opinion, he is the most knowledgeable man on the Ford Mustang there is In the world. Dave Pericak has the biggest and baddest things that are coming out now been, like I said, had the greatest launches with Ford on the current day. Hal Sperlich and Gale Halderman had the greatest launches of the original Mustang, the first gen and the greatest way. And so they can actually share a lot of that. Amy Boylan, to me is the most successful woman in Mustang history. And she could share her female input of if you will, and and how to make businesses work and how to make things special and exciting. Carroll Shelby, obviously the absolute legend, he's the one I never did get a chance to meet and my biggest regret in life is I had one chance to meet them and I couldn't make it to the event. And I never got to meet Carroll. And then I also had the honor of working with Jack Roush and Steve Saleen. But Jack Roush is just so amazing and his ideas. Jack is quiet. Just so super quiet, but very observant, observant and some as a tack. So he's listening. He's taking everything in and when Jack needs to talk, he goes again. what he's talking about and his ideas always usually turned into gold and still to this day the number one winning NASCAR owner in history

Doug Sandler 34:08

That is great and what a great list and we'll give you the will give you the latitude to have an extra couple people at the table I'm thinking that if you send out the invitations maybe not all of them would be available but I'm hoping that they would all be available at the same time how what a cool dinner that would be

Mike Rey 34:40

I'm sure I can get John to have Ford pick up that expense if we can hit up we can get those guys together.

Doug Sandler 34:44

Yeah, hey, listen if it if it could be my personal mission to put all seven of well, I can't put Carroll in the room. Well, I don't know if I can. I know some people that know you. I mean, you know all these people, you'd be able to invite them so maybe I'm going to use you as my liaison. To him I think we could. How cool would it be if we were able to actually put this together?

Mike Rey 35:04

Oh, absolutely. You know what, and I me and John can absolutely kind of try to work on this. Now Hal Sperlich is very tough but I've got to meet Hale on four or five different occasions. the saddest time was actually at the Lee Iacocca funeral, this is not a thing. So, we were contacted by Ford to provide first generation Mustangs for the Lee Iacocca funeral to be on display our club one so and when I walked in the door the first two people I see were Hal Sperlich and Gale Halderman so I got to talk to both of them and great length there as well. But yeah, those guys are great another guy who never comes out of hiding as John Colletti but he would be a special guest for your show as well and I think we can try to reach out to him and see if he doesn't he doesn't like coming out in person. But you might do a phone call.

Doug Sandler 35:44

I heard the same thing about about how because when I when I was talking to to Jimmy who wrote the book with Gale's cousin he was saying that, that how was it is a tough guy to get it to get ahold of now Dale, Gail is is is a little bit a little bit easier but but not quite the same with with Hal so we'd have a challenge with him but I'm up for the challenge.

Mike Rey 36:16

I am as well and I'm trying to actually get them to come speak at a meeting this year. So me and John are already gonna be talking to him. So let me see what we can do. If we can get him on the call. That would be an epic podcast if I could ever have

Doug Sandler 36:26

I'll tell you Mike I not only do I enjoy having you as a guest but I just enjoy your positive attitude and the world needs more positivity like like you're spreading So thank you again for sharing not only just a great message but sharing you know your your fun stories on the on the show as well. Thanks for being here. One more time.

Mike Rey 36:42

Yeah, thank you so much for having me. It's literally been an honor and I'm gonna just keep getting you some names and some contacts and we want to blow this thing up for you.

Doug Sandler 36:50

Hey, man, I would appreciate that so very much. You know, I'm here to my day gig might be going away. So I have no problem doing this full time. No problem at all. Give a plug one more time for, for that special collector's thing that you're working on the collector's thing, sorry, the Ford Treasured Collectibles. You gotta shorten that title, man, that's do long.

Mike Rey 37:11

Here's the funny thing right now. So on board, we submitted the book for final approval before we went to print and Ford has requested a few edits. And we're adding a new chapter in that they wanted more stuff in there. So we're going to be adding that. And so if anybody is listening, that actually already ordered one, an email will be going out in probably the next three to four weeks. People that have already ordered the shipment is going to start early summer. But if you haven't ordered one yet, you still can, you can contact me directly on the link that Doug is providing. And we can still get you included into the book and have your picture included for everyone to see for the rest of history. And we can actually still get you in and still get you into the discounted price. So everything happens for a reason they say and so with the edits and bought us some more time so it's actually cool because we get to market them for the next three four months though.

Doug Sandler 37:57

Yeah, we'll make sure we put a link again in the show notes for you. TreasuredCollectibles.us but the site right now is not accepting orders so just send an email directly to Mike I'll put his email directly in the in the show notes as as well thank you again, Mike for being on the show and sharing all of your amazing stories and your message with us today.

Mike Rey 38:17

Thank you so much for having me. I appreciate it. And we'll talk again soon

Doug Sandler 38:20

Ford Mustang community if you have an idea for the show or you think you'd make a great guest send an email directly to me [email protected], we'll put a link in the show notes for that as well. Thanks for listening. Keep it safe, keep it rolling and keep it on the road. Until next time.

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2020-02-03
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Motorcity Grind, What Makes for a Quality Restoration? Jim Chatas Interview

Questions I ask Jim during our interview:

Take me through the early stages of Mustang Restoration -- you have a meeting with a new customer before they decide -- what does that process look like.

Tell me when you realized your passion would be your business? 

What did you do before Motorcity Grind?

Share some symptoms telling a classic pony owner that it is time to restore?

Who is on your team?

How do you juggle many projects at one time?

 

Do you own an early year Mustang?

yes

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?

I retired from architecture and opened a restoration shop that specializes in restoring 1965-1970 mustangs. The business has really taken off over the last three years. I have been building mustangs since 1991. I turned my passion into my business. I love going to the shop every day and working or meeting clients.

Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show? 

I?d like to promote my company Motorcity Grind. It?s my restoration shop. We specialize in 65-70 mustangs.

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?

I have several Fastbacks but no names!

How long have you owned your classic ride?

I have owned my supercharged coyote Shelby Clone for about 6 years. My 68 Fastback for about 1.5 years. I have a lot of S code Fastback project cars. I sold a very original patina 65 Fastback. Loved that car...

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?

Personally I do most of the assembly. My team does the bodywork and paint. I?m very involved in the day to day. Before the shop I had a friend who painted for me and I would build a car every one or two years. I have built engines and have done a lot of upholstery work as well.

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work? Explain please

I buy a lot of project cars and mix them in between the client cars. The project cars are stored in the shopping containers and we restore them. When they come out of the paint booth we list them for sale and they usually sell within a few weeks. I?m very fortunate to have a shop with a small team. I love building these cars! I?m not your typical business owner. Im driven by accomplishing rather than profit.

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?

For my 68 Fastback, I will be adding street or track?s front suspension kit. I found a nice 68 console that I want to put in it. That car has a built 351w and a T5. Rack and pinion steering and disc brakes up front. Great car.

If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode.

 

Instagram 

@motorcitygrind17 https://www.instagram.com/motorcitygrind17/

Facebook - Motorcity Grind 

https://www.facebook.com/motorcitygrind17/

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2020-01-27
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From Sketch to Street, Jimmy Dinsmore Shares Gale Halderman's Dream

From a description of Jimmy's book on Amazon:

Look back at the original Ford Mustang?s inception, design, development, and production from the perspective of Gale Halderman, an award-winning designer and stylist who was at the epicenter of the action.

Gale Halderman?s initial design sketch formed the basis of the Mustang. He reveals his involvement in the project and offers a unique first-hand account and behind-the-scenes viewpoint. Authors and Mustang enthusiasts James Dinsmore and James Halderman go beyond the front doors at Ford into the design center, testing grounds, and Ford facilities to get the real, unvarnished story.

The process of taking a car from sketch to clay model to prototype to preproduction and finally finished model is retraced in insightful detail. During the process, many fascinating experimental cars, such as the Mustang I two-seater, Mustang II prototype, Mustang Allegro, and Shorty, were built. But eventually the Mustang based on the existing Ford Falcon received the nod for final production. In a gala event, it was unveiled at the 1964 World?s Fair in New York. The Mustang received public accolades and critical acclaim, and soon it became a runaway hit. Ford designers and Gale Halderman designed and developed the first fastback Mustangs to compliment the coupes. The classic Mustang muscle cars to follow, including the GT, Mach 1, and others, are profiled as well.

With stinging losses from the Edsel fresh in minds at Ford, the Mustang project was an uphill battle from day one. Lee Iacocca and his assembled team had a herculean task to convince Henry Ford II to take a risk on a new concept of automobile, but with the help of Hal Sperlich?s detailed market research, the project received the green light. Henry Ford II made it clear that jobs were on the line, including Iacocca?s, if it failed.

Without question, the 1964 1/2 Mustang is one of the most important and influential cars in automotive history. When Ford launched the Mustang, it created an automotive revolution. The Mustang changed automotive history and ushered in the pony car era as a nimble, powerful, and elegantly styled sports coupe. But it could so easily have stumbled and wound up on the scrap pile of failed new projects. This is the remarkable and dramatic story of how the Mustang came to life, the demanding design and development process, and, ultimately, the triumph of the iconic American car.

Links to Share:

Mustang by Design:

https://www.amazon.com/Mustang-Design-Halderman-Creation-Iconic/dp/1613254075/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1579023450&refinements=p_27%3AJimmy+Dinsmore&s=books&sr=1-1&text=Jimmy+Dinsmore

Ford Trucks: A Unique Look at the Technical History of America's Most Popular Truck (Pre-order)

https://www.amazon.com/Ford-Trucks-Technical-History-Americas/dp/1613255128/ref=sr_1_3?crid=29DJ2P2A7S3VW&keywords=ford+trucks+book&qid=1579023487&sprefix=Ford+Trucks%2Caps%2C164&sr=8-3

Twitter and Instagram: @driversside 

Facebook: facebook.com/MustangByDesign

 

Jimmy Dinsmore - " I am not a Mustang owner, but have been graciously embraced by the wonderful community through my friendship with the legendary Gale Halderman. My friendship with him has opened many doors and spurned many special friendships with so many in the community."

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2020-01-20
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Lee Iacocca Award Winner, Ford Mustang Expert and Author, Paul Newitt, Interview

Responses to Show's Preliminary Q&A

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING AND IS IT RELATED TO CLASSIC CARS OR MUSTANGS?

I am a freelance designer, writer and photographer for not only Mustang books, but hobby "how-to" books on scale modeling. I also do graphic design and book design. A few of my props have appeared on popular TV shows.

IS THERE ANYTHING SPECIFIC YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE ON THE SHOW? IF YOU ARE IN THE CLASSIC CAR BUSINESS (SELLING, REPAIRING, RESTORING, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED TO OWNERS) WHAT CAN WE PROMOTE ON THE SHOW TO OUR COMMUNITY OF MUSTANG OWNERS?

I would like to talk about the Mustang owner experience, not only about driving (myself, 400,000 miles), but how to be resourceful for a long-term ownership of the car. The Mustang evokes great pride and passion, and that's what I like to talk about.

IF YOU OWN A MUSTANG OR CLASSIC CAR, HAVE YOU NAMED YOUR CAR? IF SO, WHAT IS HIS/HER NAME?

I owned my (Maroon) GT/California Special between April 1974 and May 2010. I put 400,000 miles on it.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU OWNED YOUR CLASSIC RIDE?

April 1974, bought for $1,500....and sold in 2010 to pay for the printing of my GT/CS Recognition Guide book

IF YOU'VE MADE IMPROVEMENTS TO YOUR CLASSIC CAR OR RESTORED IT, WHAT WORK HAVE YOU DONE?

Mostly upkeep; I changed the engine twice, and transmission once. The addition of a Cobra intake and Holly 600 did wonders!!

DO YOU WORK ON YOUR CLASSIC CARS YOURSELF OR DO YOU HAVE A MECHANIC OR SHOP DO THE WORK? EXPLAIN PLEASE

When I owned it, I did all my work myself, except for brakes, etc.

WHAT PLANS DO YOU HAVE FOR IMPROVEMENTS/RESTORATION/MODIFICATION OF YOUR CLASSIC CAR?

I would have totally restored my GT/CS, but I chose to spend my money on telling the GT/CS story in my books (1988, 2011).

WHAT ARE YOU PROMOTING?

Paul?s Book: Mustang GT/CS Recognition Guide & Owner's Manual: Limited Edition

Let?s make my GT/CS Recognition Guide books, available for $395.00.  New condition, signed and numbered.

Reach out to Paul directly [email protected]

AUCTION UPDATE

Bullitt Auction Information: https://ktla.com/2020/01/10/1968-ford-mustang-gt-in-bullitt-becomes-most-valuable-mustang-ever-sold-at-auction/

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2020-01-13
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Matt Stone, Automotive Journalist, Author and Broadcaster, Interview

So in prep for the interview of course I watched the Steve McQueen San Francisco car chase between McQueen?s fastback and the Charger. I swear that charger lost all of its hubcaps and yet they regenerated after every cut. Tell me all about your Bullitt experience in a 2019 6-speed, 480 horsepower version?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no7XR7s8Z7o

 

Questions I ask Matt Stone during the interview:

Welcome Matt -- what got you to catching the auto bug?Did you take out any movie cameras like the Charger did in the movie, Bullitt?Share a bit about your experiences with guys like Carroll Shelby, Mario Andretti and Lee Iacocca?You came into the business for your passion in automobiles, why do you stay?What?s your experience behind the wheel of classic Mustangs?What?s the most you spent on a classic Mustang?

 

Information Matt provided prior to the interview:

 

Do you own an early year Mustang?

Not at the moment, but have. Current Mustang is a 2008 Shelby GT convert

 

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?

Automotive journalist, writer, book author, and photographer

 

How long have you been a classic ride enthusiast?

Since I was a kid; and it's a sickness from which I hope I never recover

 

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?

I've restored several Mustangs over time, mostly to stock style condition.

 

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work?

I do most things myself, but no more heavy lifting like engine or trans rebuilds, and I don't do upholstery or paint.

 

Additional comments made by Matt:

Also may be of interest, I'm just putting the finishing touches on my third and final book about Steve McQueen as Hollywood car guy, to be entitled "Bullitt: The Cars and the People behind Steve McQueen" all about the making of the film, the cars, how they were lost and found, the 50th anniversary of the film last year, etc.

Comments or questions -- take a moment and reach out to Doug Sandler directly https://www.themustangpodcast.com/contact

 

Keep it safe, keep it rollin' and keep it on the road.

 

*Cover photo credit - Kathy Westerman, "Jazper, he is always on the run. Fun ride."

 
2019-12-30
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Mike Rey, 2015 Mustang and GT350 Launch Team Member and President of MOCSEM

Mike Rey's answers to our interview Q&A

Do you own an early year Mustang? I own a 1993 Mustang GT Convertible and a 2005 Mustang GTWhat do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs? I have been the President of the Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan aka MOCSEM for the last 15 years, was on the launch team with Ford for the 2015 Mustang and GT350, worked 4 years with Roush, 1 year with Saleen and currently working on a special project with Ford.Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show? If you are in the classic car business (selling, repairing, restoring, products or services provided to owners) what can we promote on the show to our community of Mustang owners? I can share experiences from each facet of my career so far.If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? My 93 is ?RareFox? and my 05 is ?1Badd05?How long have you owned your classic ride? Bought my 93 in 2010 and my 2005 brand new.If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done? Too much to list on the 05, 93 is all stock.Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work? Depends on what it is.What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car? None at momentIf you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode. Mike Rey, MOCSEM Owners on FB.

 

www.treasuredcollectibles.us

Reach out to Mike directly if site is not "live" 

[email protected]

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

 

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2019-12-16
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John Clor, Veteran Ford Journalist for 45 Years - Interview

Answers to our Interview Q&A provided by John Clor:

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING AND IS IT RELATED TO CLASSIC CARS OR MUSTANGS?

I am the Enthusiast Communications Manager for Ford Performance, plus I lead the Ford Performance Club Connect program as well as manage all of the Ford enthusiast content on FordPerformance.com. I'm also a regular monthly columnist for Mustang Times, the Mustang Club of America's club publication.

IS THERE ANYTHING SPECIFIC YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE ON THE SHOW? 

I would like to discuss the Ford Mustang as an American cultural icon, and how the enthusiast community helped it achieve that status.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU OWNED YOUR CLASSIC RIDE?

I've owned various classic Mustangs since 1972

IF YOU'VE MADE IMPROVEMENTS TO YOUR CLASSIC CAR OR RESTORED IT, WHAT WORK HAVE YOU DONE?

Full rotisserie resto of 77 Cobra II T-Top. Mild performance upgrade (heads, cam, intake, etc) for its 302 V-8.

DO YOU WORK ON YOUR CLASSIC CARS YOURSELF OR DO YOU HAVE A MECHANIC OR SHOP DO THE WORK? 

I do some cosmetic and mechanical work, except for machine shop and body and paint.

WHAT PLANS DO YOU HAVE FOR IMPROVEMENTS/RESTORATION/MODIFICATION OF YOUR CLASSIC CAR?

Have another Cobra II (78 T-Top V-8) that I am in the process of resto-modding.

Where can we find more info about YOU?

My content appears on FordPerformance.com, Ford PerformanceClubConnect.com and in Mustang Times magazine, the official monthly membership publication of the Mustang Club of America. I can be reached via email through [email protected]

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2019-12-09
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The Mustang Medic, William Wieting Interview

From our podcast interview application:

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING AND IS IT RELATED TO CLASSIC CARS OR MUSTANGS?

I'm MustangMedic, I have been at this since 2011. We are forming MustangMedic Ranch a nonprofit that will restore classic muscle cars to support charities to restore people.

IS THERE ANYTHING SPECIFIC YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE ON THE SHOW? IF YOU ARE IN THE CLASSIC CAR BUSINESS (SELLING, REPAIRING, RESTORING, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED TO OWNERS) WHAT CAN WE PROMOTE ON THE SHOW TO OUR COMMUNITY OF MUSTANG OWNERS?

I know the history of the Ford Mustang and know many people in the industry.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU OWNED YOUR CLASSIC RIDE?

2011 I have owned many, 1964, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 71, 73, 1995, 96, 97, 2000

IF YOU'VE MADE IMPROVEMENTS TO YOUR CLASSIC CAR OR RESTORED IT, WHAT WORK HAVE YOU DONE?

We have done 7600 videos online of hundreds of classic mustangs.

DO YOU WORK ON YOUR CLASSIC CARS YOURSELF OR DO YOU HAVE A MECHANIC OR SHOP DO THE WORK? EXPLAIN PLEASE

I do and I hire people.

WHAT PLANS DO YOU HAVE FOR IMPROVEMENTS/RESTORATION/MODIFICATION OF YOUR CLASSIC CAR?

We have a great race we are promoting... The V8s against the V6s in January, Mustangs only. The track has not yet been determined. It will be within 150 miles of South Jersey.

IF YOU ARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, PLEASE SHARE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA NAMES/HANDLES SO WE CAN TAG YOU WHEN PROMOTING YOUR EPISODE.

MustangMedic is everywhere. We will promote your podcast to 33k viewers. I am the Mustang Cheerleader for Ford.

 

A Faster Horse: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3762974/

AutoBody Men on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/autobodymencom

Mustang Medic http://mustangmedic.co/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mustangmedic/?hl=en

Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/MustangMedic

 

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We also offer a FREE workshop on how to "Be A Great Guest."

 

Information about today?s guest and any special links will be in the show notes. Have an idea for the show, want your classic Mustang on the cover of our weekly show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to me: [email protected] or check out the website, www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2019-11-25
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Two Cali Boys Talkin' About Their Mustang Toys

History of Mustang (via Wiki) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_identification_number

Since it was introduced four months before the normal start of the 1965 production year and manufactured alongside 1964 Ford Falcons and 1964 Mercury Comets, the earliest Mustangs are widely referred to as the 1964½ model by enthusiasts.Nevertheless, all "1964½" cars were given 1965 U.S. standard VINs at the time of production, and - with limited exception to the earliest of promotional materials - were marketed by Ford as 1965 models. The low-end model hardtop used a "U-code" 170 cu in (2.8 L) straight-6 engine borrowed from the Falcon, as well as a three-speed manual transmission and retailed for US$2,368. Standard equipment for the early 1965 Mustangs included black front seat belts, a glove box light, and a padded dash board.Production began in March 1964 and official introduction following on April 17 at the 1964 World's Fair. V8 models got a badge on the front fender that spelled out the engine's cubic inch displacement ("260" or "289") over a wide "V." This emblem was identical to the one on the 1964 Fairlane.

Several changes to the Mustang occurred at the start of the "normal" 1965 model year in August 1964, about four months after its introduction. These cars are known as "late 65's". The engine lineup was changed, with a 200 cu in (3.3 L) "T-code" engine that produced 120 hp (89 kW; 122 PS). Production of the Fairlane's "F-code" 260 cu in (4.3 L) engine ceased when the 1964 model year ended. It was replaced with a new 200 hp (150 kW) "C-code" 289 cu in (4.7 L) engine with a two-barrel carburetor as the base V8. An "A-code" 225 hp (168 kW; 228 PS) four-barrel carbureted version was next in line, followed by the unchanged 289 HiPo "K-code" equipped with a 4-barrel Autolite 4100 carburetor rated at 271 hp (202 kW; 275 PS) at 6000 rpm and 312 lb?ft (423 N?m) at 3400 rpm.The DC electrical generator was replaced by a new AC alternator on all Fords (a way to distinguish a 1964 from a 1965 is to see if the alternator light on the dash says "GEN" or "ALT"). The Mustang GT version was introduced as the "GT Equipment Package" and included a V8 engine (most often the 225 hp (168 kW; 228 PS) 289), grille-mounted fog lamps, rocker panel stripes, and disc brakes. In the interior the GT option added a different instrument panel that included a speedometer, fuel gauge, temp. gauge, oil pressure gauge and ammeter in five round dials (the gauges were not marked with numbers, however.)A four-barrel carbureted engine was now available with any body style. Additionally, reverse lights were an option added to the car from August 1964 production. The Mustang was originally available as either a hardtop or convertible, but during the car's early design phases a fastback model was strongly considered. In 1965, the Shelby Mustang was born, it was available only in newly introduced fastback body version with its swept-back rear glass and distinctive ventilation louvers.

The standard interior features of the 1965 Mustang included adjustable driver and passenger bucket seats, an AM radio, and a floor mounted shifter in a variety of color options. Ford added additional interior options during the 1965 model year. The Interior Decor Group was popularly known as "Pony Interior" due to the addition of embossed running ponies on the seat fronts, and also included integral armrests, woodgrain appliqué accents, and a round gauge cluster that would replace the standard Falcon instrumentation. Also available were sun visors, a (mechanical) remote-operated mirror, a floor console, and a bench seat. Ford later offered an under-dash air-conditioning unit, and discontinued the vinyl with cloth insert seat option, offered only in early 1965 models. One option designed strictly for fun was the Rally-Pac. Introduced in 1963 after Ford's success at that year's Monte Carlo Rally and available on other Ford and Mercury compacts and intermediates, the Rally-Pac was a combination clock and tachometer mounted to the steering column. It was available as a factory ordered item for US$69.30. Installed by a dealer, the Rally-Pac cost US$75.95.A 14" rim option was available for Rally-pac and GT350R vehicles widening front and rear track to 57.5". Reproductions are presently available from any number of Mustang restoration parts sources. A compass, rear seat belts, A/C, and back-up lights were also optional.

Nationwide survey of owners by Popular Mechanics included many complaints about leg room. Fuel economy was very good for the period, with a published test by Popular Mechanics rating the small 260 cubic inch V8 with automatic transmission at 20.93 mpg at 60 mph.

The 1966 Mustang debuted with moderate trim changes including a new grille, side ornamentation, wheel covers and gas cap. Ford's new C-4 "cruise-o-matic" three-speed auto transmission became available for the 225 hp V8. The 289 "HiPo" K-code engine was also offered with a c4 transmission, but it had stronger internals and can be identified by the outer casing of the servo which is marked with a 'C'. The long duration solid-lifter camshaft that allowed the high revving 289 to make the horsepower it was known for, was not friendly for a low stall speed automatic torque converter. The "HiPo" could be spotted very easily by the 1-inch-thick (25 mm) vibration damper, (as compared to 1/2 inch on the 225-hp version) and the absence of a vacuum advance unit on the dual point distributor. With the valve covers off, there is a large letter "K" stamped between the valve springs, along with screw in studs (vs. a pressed in stud for other 289s) for the adjustable rocker arms. A large number of new paint and interior color options, an AM/eight-track sound system, and one of the first AM/FM mono automobile radios were also offered. It also removed the Falcon instrument cluster; the previously optional features, including the round gauges and padded sun visors, became standard equipment. The Mustang would be the best-selling convertible in 1966, with 72,119 sold, beating the number two Impala by almost 2:1.

The 1965 and 1966 Mustangs are differentiated by variations in the exterior, despite similar design. These variations include the emblem on the quarter-panels behind the doors. From August 1964 production, the emblem was a single vertical piece of chrome, while for 1966 models the emblem was smaller in height and had three horizontal bars extending from the design, resembling an "E". The front intake grilles and ornaments were also different. The 1965 front grille used a "honeycomb" pattern, while the 1966 version was a "slotted" style. While both model years used the "Horse and Corral" emblem on the grille, the 1965 had four bars extending from each side of the corral, while on the 1966, these bars were removed. The 1966 model year saw introduction of 'High Country Special' limited edition, 333 of them were sold in Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska.

When Ford wanted to introduce the Mustang in Germany they discovered that Krupp

company had already registered the name for a truck.The German company offered to sell the rights for US$10,000. Ford refused and removed Mustang badges from exported units, instead naming the cars as T-5 (a pre-production Mustang project name) for the German market until 1979 when Krupp copyrights expired.

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

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Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

 

2019-11-18
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One Car One Family, Chris Hince Shares His Classic Mustang Story

Some of the questions I ask Chris on today's episode:

How long have you been listening to the show? What do you like about it?Fill in some of the gaps. The car has only had 2 owners, both in your family and 1 was you correct?Has it always been a prized possession in your family?What one option do you wish the car had?Who is the next in line to get the car?What are some of the issues you have repaired or restored over the years?What repairs need to be made now and where do you get your parts?Do you do all the work yourself?What advice would you give to a new Mustang owner or someone about the invest in one?What do you do to stay in touch with the community of Mustang owners?What else is in your garage?How many miles are on your Mustang?

Information about today?s guest and any special links will be in the show notes. Have an idea for the show, want your classic Mustang on the cover of our weekly show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to me: [email protected] or check out the website, www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

 

Chris' Back Story:

On a rainy Sunday (January 31st 1965) New Zealand nationals living in San Fran Cisco Richard (Dick) and Carole Hince went car shopping to replace their aging car. This was to be their first ever ?new car?. 

 On the list was a Dodge Dart and the ?Falcon with a fancy top?. 

In the back corner of William?s Ford Daly City, Carole spotted a 6 cylinder Ivy green hard top Mustang that was very much to her liking. 

After a positive test drive and having been in a friend?s Mustang late the year before, a decision was made. 

Dick, as was his style, consulted the price guide he had sourced earlier, and made a ?reasonable? offer to the salesman.  The is offer was rebuffed and the couple started to walk away stating that the Dart was next on their list. The Salesman followed them out of the show room and bought them back saying it was a slow day and he would take their stated price. 

In the office the Sales man?s face dropped when he enquired about the finance the couple would need, and Dick wrote a cheque for the full amount.  (The sales document reads ?Zero Monthly Payments of Zero dollars?). 

A year later the couple decided to return to New Zealand to visit with family not seen for over ten years, and in fact to meet each other?s families. An unexpected turn of events saw Carole pregnant with her first child and they decided to raise their family in New Zealand. Richard secured a lecturing role at Canterbury University (his Alma Mater) who offered to help them relocate their belongings back from the USA, including their new car. 

The Mustang was pressed into service of the burgeoning family of three boys all born within the next three years.  The youngest of these, Chris, is you narrator. 

Time flies by to the mid-90s and the Mustang now unroadworthy but loved was put into storage. 

I set out on my overseas adventure with my new wife for half a decade, and returned home in the brand-new century to 2 cars in storage, a decision was made to abandon the Holden Torana and concentrate on the older and more desirable Mustang. 

My father and I spent the following 4 years slowly pulling the car to pieces and either repairing or replacing almost every piece. In the day before the Internet (well before it was in our house in any major way) advice was sought from around the country and across the Atlantic via phone, letter, and visits. Many solutions were nutted out sitting on the garage floor. 

2004 saw the Mustang venture onto the road for the first time in a decade and a half to join the ?Great New Zealand Mustang Run? celebrating 50 years of the Mustang.  After a large number of questioning looks, a fuel blockage saw us on a tow truck headed home.

In his dying days Dad insisted I take ownership of the Mustang. 

The Mustang now sits in my garage and is affectionally known as ?The Stang?. Not quite a daily driver it is also no show car. We use it we share it. We take it to Rock and Roll festivals every year.  Its not original but does have the original engine, rebuilt only once in 2013 when my father and I stripped it down. 

My mum still has a smile whenever she sees the Stang pull up to visit, I?m not sure if the grand kids or the car.

2019-11-11
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The Doc is In, Chris Ingrassia Talks Bitchin' Rides

I?ve had a chance to talk shop with replica makers, full service restorers, parts specialist, museum directors and concours experts, but no one drives traffic like Chris "The Doc" Ingrassia of Mustang Restorations, Inc.

Website: Mustang Restorations, Inc. http://www.mustangrestoration.net

Talking with Chris about:

What it?s like to work with his three sons & the roles they play here at the shop.His five rounds of auditioning to be part of the show Bitchin Rides.This whole process he is going thru & what they make a candidate do.... I think will be interesting to the listener.What?s up with the homemade repairs and all the issues encountered by ownersThe projects and people Chris has going on in the shop. 

Audition link: Bitchin? Rides, Bitchin? Bootcamp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaAE7CUOOtU&t=552s

 

Cool stuff Chris and his team at Mustang Restorations, Inc do:

Body & Paint incl Sheet metal & FiberglassCustom Painting & Collision RepairChassis Restoration & Rust RepairUpholstery & Convertible TopsHigh Performance Engine RebuildingBrakes ~ Suspension ~ Steering ~ ElectricalAutomobile Appraisals for Value DocumentationFree Estimates AvailableInventor of classic mustang gas tank protectionMore info call Chris at 847-428-9889

 

Doug's other show: The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2019-11-04
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K-Code Mustang Owner David Stewart Shares His Relatable Journey

Every once in a while you run into a great story, and today is a great story. It?s the story of David Stewart, a K-Code Mustang owner that got the car from his dad, who got the Mustang in the late 80?s. Today's episode shares the journey David took to  ownership and his love affair with his dad's Mustang.

David Stewart - Guest Interview Application

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?: 

My career is not really related to cars in any way. I am a city planner, whose main responsibility is to facilitate the development process and solve land use issues. 

If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?: 

Ellen. She's named in memory after one of my best friends grandmother, who always drove convertibles. 

How long have you owned your classic ride?: 

Since 2014. But it has been in my family since the late 80's.

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?: 

My K-code Mustang is fairly high mileage. But back around 1997 my father had the engine pulled and rebuilt after a small crash; and at the time he went with roller rockers and a Pertronix distributor, and installed front disc brakes with an aftermarket brake booster. It was a not a GT, so at that point it still had the standard drum brakes. Basically, the first owner ordered a K-code convertible with none of the a la carte options. Base interior. Base wheels. Base radio. When I bought the car from my family in 2014, it had been sitting for almost 15 years. I found a mechanic I trusted (which took a long search), and we started digging into the car. New gas tank and lines. Replaced the brake booster and lines while installing a dual master cylinder system. Rebuilt the clutch. Rebuilt the carburetor. Replaced the water pump. Went back to an original style dual point distributor. And finally, after begging my father for decades to upgrade the wheels, I bought reproduction styled steel wheels. Truthfully since all of that work four years ago, it's been the most reliable car I own. The are only a few pieces that are not stock or at least period correct. The dual master cylinder system is one, and the 1968 mustang front seats custom covered to look 1965 seats is another.  That was his idea for extra comfort. And the radio is new, with a single 3-way oval speaker in the dash. 

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work? 

I don't work on the car myself. When I lived in Richmond, Virginia and wanted to bring the '65 back to road worthy condition, I looked hard for a mechanic that I could trust. Word of mouth slowly took me from one shop to another, and my gut feeling said to keep searching. Finally I was introduced to Don of Mustang Don's Garage. I haven't told him I would give him a shout out, so I hope he doesn't mind. But Don knows Mustangs better than any mechanic I've ever known, and is a pleasure to work with as well. 

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?: 

I love where this car fits on the scale of original vs. modified. It has a few upgrades for comfort and safety, but otherwise is purely from 1965. Honestly with a numbers matching K-code, you don't want to do too much. One thing I have considered trying is a heavy duty or Z spec T5, which can be swapped with the toploader fairly easy. An overdrive would really be an amazing thing on the occasional long drive. Other than typical wear and tear, I don't plan to make many other changes.

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host: [email protected]

Keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

 

2019-10-28
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Concours Expert, Boss and Shelby Specialist Marcus Anghel Interview

Marcus Anghel

Anghel Restorations

Email: [email protected]

 

Websites: 

www.anghelrestorations.com  

www.lawmanmustang.com

Anyone that has gotten the attention of Jay Leno has got my attention as well. Marcus Anghel of Anghel Restorations specializes in quality concours correct first generation Mustang, Boss and Shelby restorations, parts and services. Here to share his expertise. If originality is your goal, you are in the right place today. 

Questions I ask Marcus Anghel on the show:

How did you get into the business to begin with?Any significance to your shop being in Arizona or do you simply love hot and dry?Let me say just three words, and what comes to mind for you. Replicated versus restored?How many projects do you have going at any given time?Tell me about the 11,000 mile unrestored Mustang on your site. Quite special!Why are Mustangs the dream car?What do you have in your garage now as your daily?The Lawman, Boss 429. What is it all about? If you weren?t doing this, what would you be doing?

 

Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

Do you own a early year Mustang?: yes

Please upload a favorite pic of your Mustang or a classic car you drive now or have owned in the past.: https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/CvuDxEWRXKSmLjwl48Tq?Lawman.JPG?image/jpeg

What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?: 

I have a restoration shop here in Scottsdale Arizona where we specialize in high end thorobred and concours restorations of first generation Mustangs, Shelbys and Boss cars. 

If you are in the classic car business (selling, repairing, restoring, products or services provided to owners) what can we promote on the show to our community of Mustang owners? : 

Besides having a restoration shop I am also the head national judge for the Shelby Club of America for the 69-70 Boss cars and a National Gold card judge for Mustang Club of America for 69-70 Mustangs.  Also write technical detail articles for Mustang Times and Mustang Monthly.

How long have you owned your classic ride?: 

Have had classic Mustangs for the last 15 years.

If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?: 

I do all the work from the ground up (within reason) on all these restorations - makes for the best possible end results. 

Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work? Explain please:

Work on all my own vehicles from my classics to my daily drivers.

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?: 

Always trying to keep up to date with trends within in the community as people demand more and more modern upgrades

If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode.

Instagram = @anghelrestorations 

Facebook = @Anghelrestorations 

Two websites = 

www.anghelrestorations.com  

lawmanmustang.com

 

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

 

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2019-10-21
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Mustang Owner's Museum Executive Director, Steve Hall Interview

Welcome to Ford Mustang, The Early Years podcast. After 55 years, the Mustang World now has a dedicated Museum located in Concord, North Carolina. The 40,000 sq. ft. building showcases between 55 to 60 Mustangs. These Mustangs will include classics, modified, racing and a few unique versions. The goal is to show the automotive world the many reasons why the Mustang is one of the most popular "pony cars", across the world. Here to talk about the museum is Steve Hall, Executive Director of the Mustang Owner's Museum.

These questions and more answered in today's episode:

Who?s idea was it to finally put a museum together?May 3rd open date, how is it going so far?How did you get into the role of Executive Director and who owns it?What?s the significance of the location in Concord, NC?Tell me about the makeup of the museum? Exhibits, a showroom and shopHow does membership work?Can someone put their car on display at the museum?Looks like you have some cool events coming up October 20th?

Website: www.mustangownersmuseum.com

Membership: https://www.mustangownersmuseum.com/membership.html

Mustang Giveaway: https://www.mustangownersmuseum.com/giveaway.html

Loan your car to the museum: https://www.mustangownersmuseum.com/loan.html

Have an idea for the show, want your classic Mustang on the cover of our weekly show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to me: [email protected]

Check out the website, www.TheMustangPodcast.com

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2019-10-14
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Jason Engel, Classic Recreations Founder Interviewed

Jason Engel

Classic Recreations

www.1967FastBack.com

Jason Engel of Classic Recreations has had a love affair with Shelby Vintage Mustangs as well cars since he can remember. Building these from the ground up, he and his team are doing approximately 30 cars a year putting 2500-3000 man hours into each one of these ponies and he is loving where it?s all going. 

Questions I ask Jason:

Are these all one of a kind ?classics?? They start as original cars don?t they?How difficult is it to get Ford to say, ?We believe in you so much we are licensing our name to you.?Is building these Mustangs like a dream come true?What?s your biggest challenge in business?What?s the range of prices someone is expected to pay?Did you have any idea the business would do what it?s doing?What?s next for Classic RecreationsWho are your clients?What?s in your garage?

Interest in more info on Classic Recreations, contact their media support: 

Kahn Media, Inc. 
www.KahnMedia.com

Have an idea for the show or think you'd make a great guest, send an email to the host:

[email protected]

Thanks for listening, keep it safe, keep in rollin? and keep it on the road! Until next time.

2019-10-07
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