Hello and welcome. I created this blog to tell the story of how I became interested in muscle cars and the car I bought in 1974 while I was in high school. I hadn’t been driving for very long when I purchased it. It was my first car and I still own it today. The car, as well as my relationship with it, has had some ups and downs during our time together. But we’ve been together for a very long time. Whenever I see any of my old friends they always ask me about that Mustang I used to drive and whether I still have it. You can imagine their surprise when my answer is yes.
This is an abbreviated history, as it would be nearly impossible for me to recall and relate over 40 years of history in this blog. What I have attempted to do is cover the highlights, and include stories of my friends’ cars and any interesting or rare cars I came across in the process. These stories are probably the more interesting parts anyway. For most of them I mention first names of the people, but I have left off the last names. Most of the cars I mention are long gone except for the memories.
I feel that the Twenty Third (Ford) Psalm from the Original Ford Joke Book published in 1915 by the Woodward Publishing Company in Binghamton, New York pretty much sums up my experience.
THE TWENTY-THIRD (FORD) PSALM
The Ford is my auto, I shall not want another.
It maketh me to lie beneath it.
It soureth my soul.
It leadeth me in the paths of ridicule for its name sake.
Yea, though I ride through the valleys, I am towed up the hills.
And I fear much evil for they rods and thy engines discomforteth me.
I annoint thy tire with patches. Thy radiator runneth over.
I prepare for blow-outs in the presence of mine enemies.
Surely if this thing follow me all the days of my life,
I shall dwell in the bug-house forever.
Anyway, come on in and look around. The stories are true to the best of my recollection. Last names have been omitted. To get started, click on the blog link at the top of the page to see the most recent post or the entire story link to read the whole story in chronological order. I hope you enjoy yourself.