Much has changed since Ford introduced the Mustang near 50 years ago. What hasn’t changed is the model’s commitment to being a fun, sporty, attractive two-door all-American muscle car. Watch the animation below to see every year of Ford’s iconic pony car.
1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 ‘Eleanor’ Video
The Hollywood blockbuster, ‘Gone in 60 Seconds‘, played a huge role in boosting the popularity of Ford’s Mustang. Now, when car enthusiasts hear the name ‘Eleanor’, they immediately think of one sinister 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-500. Everyone fantasizes about the chance to pilot the dream machine, envisioning they’re racing to meet the deadline of […]
1939 Ford COE Custom Pickup Truck
The story of Dawn and Fred Castro’s custom 1939 Ford cab-over-engine truck begins with Dawn’s dad, Jim DeMars. “He saw a feature on a similar truck in a magazine in 2004,” Dawn said. “He set out to re-create everything he saw.”
2005 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 ‘Barricade’ from Transformers
Michael Stragand is no stranger to Mustangs. Yet this enthusiast recently had his pony-car passion transformed in a big way. He’s owned nearly a dozen versions of Ford’s darling sports coupe, so he was in the know when word broke that the first “Transformer” film was in production using three 2005 Saleen S281 ‘stangs.
1966 Ford Thunderbird: Jay Novello
Few things rekindle family memories quite like watching home movies. When Jim Cairo wants to relive recollections of his late great uncle, he has his pick from a plethora of major motion pictures. The Lake Zurich, IL resident’s relative was character actor Jay Novello. Novello’s silver-screen career spanned from the 1930s to the late ’70s. […]
1970 Ford Torino Cobra Jet 429
Kent Krueger learned many things during high school. Apart from the wide world of academia, the Barrington resident was taught a lesson in classic American muscle. It was one he never forgot. Krueger graduated in 1972, allowing him to spend his teenage years during the heyday of V-8 nirvana.
1949 Ford F-1 Pickup Truck
Creating a custom vehicle is not for the faint of heart. We’re often our harshest critic, making it quite difficult — if not impossible — to craft a masterpiece that turns out just right on the very first try. Faithful readers of this column have met Hank Groves of Woodstock, who built a pair of […]
Gail Wise, 1964 Ford Mustang: 2014 Chicago Auto Show
We first bumped into Gail Wise and her 1964 Ford Mustang at the 2013 Barrington Concours d’Elegance and right away we knew she had a special ride. We went on to feature it last fall and weren’t surprised to see in the following months as she quickly gained national attention. For those unfamiliar with the […]
Chicago Cycle Show, 2014: Nichols Paint & Fab
While attending the 30th annual 2014 Chicago Cycle Show, we couldn’t help but be drawn to the only 4-wheeled machine parked in the convention center. The vehicle that caught our eye was a custom 1929 Model A sedan, brought out by Nichols Paint & Fab, located in Watseka, IL. The ultra-clean Ford was built from […]
FEATURE: 1966 Ford Fairlane 500
It was in the spring of 1966 that Dennis Roxworthy fell head over heels in four-wheeled love. Then 23, he first laid eyes on Ford’s newly redesigned midsize offering, the Fairlane 500. “A neighbor ordered a new ember glow metallic ’66,” the longtime Elgin, IL resident said. “He let me drive it and I got […]