COTM

2017 October Car of the Month

Brian's 67 Mustang

I first purchased the car back in the summer of 1981. Amazing to think it was only 14 years old at the time. I believe I was the 2nd owner.

I drove the car for a couple of years until I turned 18 and entered the Army. Sold it to a friend of mine who absolutely had to have it. That friend, JD, owned it until 1994 when he sold it to a mutual friend. I lost track of the car at that time not knowing it had changed hands. Fast forward to the summer of 2011, almost 30 years to the day I first purchased the car, I received a Facebook ping from the 4th owner. He was looking to sell the car and someone suggested he reach out to me. Needless to say I jumped at the chance to own the mustang again. Very excited to think my kids will learn to drive a manual transmission on the very same car that I drove at their age. It's already providing great memories for them.

2017 September Car of the Month

Kristina's Lava Red

I've always liked pushing the pedal to the metal, so I finally decided that it was time I get some real American muscle. When I began shopping around for that perfect Stang I came upon this 2012 beauty. Although it was an automatic V6 I couldn't let her get away.. (after further thinking it could help prevent me from getting speeding tickets).
I brought it home and immediately got on the computer and started to find ways to modify it. I have added louvers, tinted the windows and spiced up the wheels...
Lava Red was a limited production color, and only available in the year 2012. Japan was responsible for making the metallic red flakes that came in the paint, after the earthquake on March 11th production was no longer possible. Making this often mistaken for black color, a very rare option.
After all the 3.7 liter Mustang turbo swapped videos on YouTube, beating GT's and the infamous videos of one smoking a modded GTR, I still plan on making my dream come true turning this thing into a beast! It's my true pride and joy and hopefully just the first of many I will have in my collection.

2017 August Car of the Month

Ricky's Mach

As we all reminisce about our younger days and the awesome cars we had, I too joined the Mustang “in" crowd, again. Around 2003 I had decided to get my hands on another Cobra Jet. I had no idea of the difficulties I would have finding a 70. I was searching for a 1970 CJ Mach, due largely to the aluminum rocker paneling that looks so cool. As I proceeded I discovered that there were only around 2000 R codes for 1970, where there were 10,000 produced for 69. The challenge was on! The car I found was factory blue on blue with A/C, power brakes, and power steering, and VERY complete. Acapulco blue was not my favorite color, but since the interior was blue, I knew that was very rare. The blue Mach was found on a farm 45 miles north of Houston in a little place called Normangee.

So my wife and I hauled this thing from Normangee to Lubbock, (attention from spectators was flattering), we get the car home, and after a couple weekends of very light surgery (broken valve springs), I got to drive it on the country roads. It was a pure stock 428 CJ, and ran just the same. WOW, what an experience. And then… the painful restoration began. Part of the process was to get a Marti report, and to our total surprise, we had a 1 of 1 CJ Mach. BONUS! As the next few years dragged on, I completed everything myself except the body and paint work. After I put the all new blue interior in the freshly painted Acapulco Blue body, it looked better than I could ever had hoped. Now blue is my favorite color. And my maiden voyage? The MOCA annual Ford roundup show in 2008!

2017 July Car of the Month

Daniel's Cobra

I found my Cobra back in 2002. It is black with gray leather 1970 built April 16, 1993 and sold through Shamaley Ford in El Paso, TX. The original owner had installed a 347 and blew the engine so it was parked for a few years. His financial situation at the time allowed me to purchase the car for only $2000 to include the additional speed parts but it only came with one original wheel and 3 spare tires. I brought the car home, started cleaning and removing components that were no longer working and making a list of replacement parts needed. It took 4 months to get the car running and get the cobwebs out. I drag raced the car for a few years and then tried my hand at autocross. After the car was in good running order, I had the car painted in 2006. The restoration went into high gear after the paint with NOS wheels, and a multitude of new interior and exterior parts. It has a new Ford racing 302 short block with the stock cam, intake and AFR 165 aluminum heads. BBK Long tube headers, x pipe and Magnaflow mufflers help her sound great with 3.73 gears for quick acceleration. I installed front seats from a 2001 Cobra and an FR500 steering wheel normally for an SN95. Our move to the Austin area from El Paso, TX has also proved to be a very welcomed increase in power due to the elevation change. Thankfully the A/C blows ice cold so I can keep cruising in this central Texas heat!

2017 June Car of the Month

Brain's Highway Cruizer

This is my 2014 Mustang GT Premium w/Track Pack and Roush Axle Back Exhaust. She is called "The Highway Cruizer" because we've made plenty of highway trips to the east coast. I love driving her and after even the longest days at work, there's nothing more rewarding than a cruise along any open road. I'm hoping later this summer, we will get to take the ultimate cruise to Southern California and visit with some relatives.

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