Yesterday, after tackling the Hill of the Vanishing Legs, I needed to take a couple of breaks on my way home.
Okay, not really.
It did help though.
I stopped off at the local car dealership for there was a car show of sorts.
Every year they hold a Mustang Roundup or something like that along with the local Mustang and Shelby club.
I used to be a member of said club way way back.
In another life.
I wasn't too interested in the newer stuff.
I sold a couple of SVT Cobras, back when they first came out and once you sell them, they become more of a commodity than something to ogle and fawn over.
The older Mustangs though, that's another story. I even have a book that encompasses the early models:
So anyways, here's some of the eyeball candy.
A GT40, apparently a custom copy:
Modeled after the Dan Gurney model with the dome on the drivers door for Gurney was a tall fellow. This I believe is the car than won Le Mans in 1966 over Ferrari.
A row of Thunderbirds:
A de Tomaso Pantera:
I was actually around those a lot back in the seventies for the service station I worked at serviced several of them.
Ford powered Italian design.
Oh, and Campagnolo wheels!
This one a little closer to the original look, badged 427(big block motor), but for some reason it looks wrong.
Again this one badged 427, but obviously a small block motor.
Not a purist car, but hey! it's a Cobra, even if it is a replica and I wouldn't kick it out of my garage!
Oh, and there were some Mustangs:
The top one if I had to guess is a '65, the other one I think a '69 with a big block 428.
Seeing them pony cars made wish I had one again, this time instead of a fastback, I'd take a convertible.
For the cruise don't you know.
I know this is primarily a cycling blog, but them olden