Scuderia Mugshots, Part 3: Fox Mustang Jan05

Scuderia Mugshots, P...

1987 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 litre V8, 5 speed manual 2xxhp Bought 2013 The story of the acquisition is here (link). Since then, it has become something of a red headed step child, hated by the Boss (to be expected) and the Fabricator, who couldn’t understand why I had bought such a...

Scuderia Mugshots, Part 1: Bullitt Mustang Sep30

Scuderia Mugshots, P...

2001 Bullitt Mustang 4.6 litre V8, 5 speed manual 270hp Bought 2008 Photos by Carl Madson Past: Variously a daily driver and road trip companion for 50k miles, my first muscle car. The motor isn’t as torquey as many V8s, but between 4,000 and 6,000rpm it is the muscle car I dreamed of...

Pebble Beach: just for the rich guys ? Part 2 Aug20

Pebble Beach: just f...

Two more vignettes showing that Pebble Beach is not only for the rich: “I had significant influence in how those cars drove….” A few years ago I did an event with Alain de Cadenet, and during our time together, we discussed how one can get paid to talk about cars, and he told me “We (...

Flawed Icons of Americana: 1987 “Fox” Mustang GT Oct07

Flawed Icons of Amer...

Tulsa, Okla 10th April Mr. Henry Ford Detroit Mich. Dear Sir: — While I still have got breath in my lungs I will tell you what a dandy car you make. I have drove Fords exclusively when I could get away with one. For sustained speed and freedom from trouble the Ford has got ever...

Kerbside San Francisco – Muscle Cars Feb21

Kerbside San Francis...

One of the best things about living on the West Coast is that the mild weather means that cars survive – when I first moved here, I could not believe how many 40+ year old muscle era machines were still around, parked up against the kerb, in daily use: 1968 Dodge Dart 340 with 4 on the...