About me

Hey, welcome to my blog. This blog is about a project, a journey, … to get something I really want in my life someday and that is (you could have guessed) a 1965 Ford Mustang. How will I try to get one? Well as you can read in #1 and #2 of the posts on this blog, the 2 obvious ways to get one are not working for me: can’t buy one, can’t renovate one. So I’ll be looking at other ways & opportunities that will let me drive this car one day. Certainly with the internet, social media, blogs, … these days I’ve noticed the funniest ways how people were able to get what they wanted, whether that was 1 million dollars or an Aston Martin. So I’ll be looking into these ideas, and see if they would work on my journey as well.

Happy reading, and if you consider giving me a free Mustang, don’t hesitate… send me an email at mustangblog at hotmail dot com and I’m sure we’ll make it happen :-) Tips for my journey are always welcome as well on that email, or just send them to this delicious account: http://del.icio.us/65mustangA liitle bit about myself maybe? During my daytime I work for Microsoft as a marketer on the EMEA marketing team for MSN and Windows Live for which I travel a lot (not with a mustang though) And when I’m free I spend most of my time with my wife, 2 kids and friends. This blog is actually not my first one, I do have a Windows Live Space on which I share stuff with my friends and family, and you can also find me at http://crossthebreeze.com (another WordPress blog) with my take on new media, internet marketing, advertising, … and so on.

Kris Hoet

35 responses to “About me”

  1. Suzanne says :

    Hi, Kris.

    I wouldn’t normally pass along something like this on a blog, but I thought it might be of interest. RIDEMAKERZ™ along with legendary car designer Chip Foose, are auctioning off five MAKERZ Edition Ford Mustangs on Ebay to benefit the Progeria Research Foundation. The Progeria Research Foundation is close to Chip’s heart because his sister passed away from Progeria.

    Each RIDE was personally designed, signed and individually numbered by Foose. The auction begins today (starting bid $0.01 and no reserve) and ends on September 19.

    Click the following link to go directly to the Ebay auction:

    http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZridemakerz

    Click on this link to watch Chip Foose personally sign the MAKERZ Edition RIDEZ.

    http://www.ridemakerz.com/RZ/pages/AboutRz/StallionPromo.aspx?cookieCheck=true

    If you need more information (photos, etc.), please feel free to email me or call me at 314.995.3939 x102. Information is also available on the website – http://www.ridemakerz.com.

    Have a great day!
    Suzanne Vanderhoef

  2. J.R. Mooneyham says :

    Hi Kris!

    I found your blog because I’m compiling how-to sites and blog links relating to Mustang projects and news to help out my own site visitors.

    I heavily modified and drove a 1969 Mustang around 30 years ago, and decided to begin documenting it only around 2004, as I noticed such projects enjoying a revival of interest on TV and the net.

    My efforts back then were admittedly extreme– but I also lived in a somewhat wild place at the time (and I was a teenage boy, after all).

    I’ve posted as much technical detail on the original project as I can recall and locate in surviving old paperwork (30 years ago I didn’t realize how neat it’d be to have such stuff available for a future web site).

    I’ve also written up stories inspired by many of my real-life experiences with the car.

    All that’s led to some modern-day father-son teams seeking to build clones of my car (according to my email)– much like me and my dad did the first.

    Ergo, the reason I’m compiling whatever helpful reference links I can for such projects.

    My site’s already fairly large, but the pages below offer some pretty good places by which to sample it (certain pages among the 100 or so are relatively well illustrated):

    Me and my Shadow supercar

    http://www.jmooneyham.com/me-and-my-shadow-supercar.html

    The Shadowfast supercar driver logs

    http://www.jmooneyham.com/shadowfast-supercar-driver-logs.html

    Shadowfast 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 supercar site map

    http://www.jmooneyham.com/1969-ford-mustang-mach-1-supercar-site-map.html

    I hope you enjoy my site! And maybe whatever project reference links page I end up creating will be useful for your own Mustang efforts!

    – J.R. Mooneyham

  3. Davi Augusto says :

    Hi! i have a some draws of muscle cars and there is a GT500, and if possible i will love if it’s posted with the others fabulous draws that i saw here.

    here is one of all

    http://daviaugusto.deviantart.com/art/Muscle-V8-designII-GT500-50993907

    Thanks! and sorry my inglish is very bad

  4. sorrentolens says :

    Kris: Went to a classic car “cruise in” today and got some photos of Mustangs. See my flickr group at:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/organize/?start_tab=one_set72157603925123837

  5. Paul says :

    Kris: Didn’t know if you knew about this Bullitt link:

    http://www.fordvehicles.com/mustangbullitt/?searchid=426441|23362018|172259278

  6. Mike says :

    I added my pictures of my car on flicker. I am not sure what that means, but they are there. I now have to find more on my old computer, put them on a memory stick and bring them over to my new laptop. Ohhh. I am learning so much about computers that I never wanted to learn.
    Love your site.
    Mike

  7. Tracy Royal says :

    Kris,

    I’d love to send you a sample of the new Mustang Blue for you to try. Please send me your address and I’ll get it right out to you.

    Tracy Royal
    troyal@estee.com

  8. Sandy says :

    Hi! Thank you for going through this. I came across your site and thought it would be great for our clients with advertising needs.

    If interested, please contact me at: advertiser.box@gmail.com to discuss further. Thank you.

    Regards,
    Sandy

    p.s: please indicate your site URL when you email me.

  9. Amust64 says :

    In your quest I would point out that most of cost that comes with the restoration of a classic car is in the labor. My car originally only cost $2500…. the labor cost more then the parts.

    I would try to find a local body guy that would trade labor for you since grinding, sanding, sand blasting… is really something you can do on any care. My guy was great to let me do the mindless work.

    Our (I am lucky to have a wife that loves our mustang as much if not more then me) dream took years to come to reality.

    PS… check out craigslist (but be careful of scams) you can get parts cars that you could bring together.

    PSS… what do you want? a 1965 coupe, convertible, fastback
    or do you not care?

  10. hotChickityDog says :

    So, I have a car, one owner, my dad’s … selling it tearfully …

    jmiller.remembering.com/daddyscar

    It’s on ebay, but I’d make a deal to someone that would let me buy it back someday.

    Completely original – paint, interior, factory air – everything.

    Everything works, except the fuel gauge.

    Check it out.

  11. Dave Knab says :

    Hi there. I always wanted a 65 Mustang but found the money and particularly the work required was too much for me at this time. Your blog is well done and has been fun to view, even for those of us who can’t afford a 65 Mustang.

    There are other alternatives to owning a Mustang in which I am sharing at my blog http://www.mustangiiblog.

    Why not own a Mustang II? Though often snubbed by Mustang enthusiaists, the Mustang II kept alive the Mustang name during the 1970s gas crunch. I must say the parts are harder to find but being 10 years younger than the 65, my 1976 Mustang II has required less to get back on the road and has been a real eye catcher as I drive around town.

  12. Dave Knab says :

    Just a quick followup because my link to my blog didn’t seem to work. It is http://www.mustangiiblog.org.

  13. Charles says :

    I how you doing, you have a very nice Mustang blog. I have one as well, if you’re interested in exchanging links hit me up at my email up above.

  14. Michael | Quality Used Cars says :

    Kris, if you let it all hang out for long enough you are bound to be successful in your quest. The universe has a weird way of bestowing your wishes if you hold on to them long and hard enough. You got my vote to the universe for achieving your dream. Good luck, and you have a mighty enjoyable blog, I have to add!

  15. Michael | Quality Used Cars says :

    Its funny I don’t normally read the abouts me page of a blog but I am so happy that I did makes me feel as though I know you a little better and why you have done this and your journey. I would love to have a Mustang too, and this is the closest at the moment that I will get, Thanks for sharing the stories and the memories.

  16. Kristi says :

    I am not responding to sell you something or anything of that nature, just to say that I am a Mustang freak as well and found this blog searching for the Mustang pool table, which is awesome and I would have one if I had 10 grand to drop and the room to put it in. I do own a 2007 convertible Mustang but have made the decision that I will have a ’67 Shelby someday too. Not in place of my current ‘Stang but in addition to. So I just wanted to say best of luck to you on your quest! Nice blog BTW.

  17. Beeps says :

    Hi Kris

    Could you tell me more on the abandoned mustangs and are they available to purchase? I live in South Africa and have built 5 mustangs now and 2 off which are Eleanor’s and 3 coupe’s. If you could please assist with any information on where abouts as i buy rust buckets and i restore them to original or customise.

  18. mohamed says :

    i am a car lover and i am fast

  19. cherrybomb66 says :

    Hi Chris,

    Great blog. I’m looking for some good images of one of the four original Shelby GT350 Convertibles produced in 1966. Any suggestions you might offer would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Cherrybomb66

  20. Graham Connolly says :

    Hey Kris.
    I found a link to your blog on The Selvedge Yard website and I want to say that it’s really great.
    Growing up in NJ, my next door neighbor had a 1970 Grabber Blue Boss 302 sitting idle in his driveway for years and I so wanted that car. When I was 16, I noticed him working on it one day and went over to talk to him and was fortunate enough to go for a ride. Damn. That was an amazing car and the motor had been bored and stroked to a 306. Needless to say, my parents wouldn’t buy the car for me and my dreams of owning a Boss 302 faded.
    3 years ago, I purchased a low mileage Black 1986 5.0 convertible which now has a 331 stroker that makes way too much HP. It’s a nasty ride and tons of fun.
    Have you considered writing about Fox Body Mustangs on your Blog? They were the true resurgence of the Mustang marque.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Graham Connolly

  21. Miami Car says :

    Wow this is a great blog I think that it is fantastic thanks for sharing all of your information about Ford Mustangs!

  22. Guy says :

    Please post my Quest on your blog! see below please

    So My mother’s first car was a 65 Hardtop, she bought it used but in bran new condition from a guy that was being shipped off to war. She had the car for years and sold it for I don’t know what reason but she always talked about that car and how much she loved it. From then on she had a few mustangs including here final mustang a 2004 that she left to me. I was fortunate enough to find the VIN of her 65 and I was wondering what you guys think the odds are of my finding it by posting it on here? Or some known database for finding old cars? Any thought on that would be good too. I am interested in the car in any condition, however part of me hopes its not perfectly restored because I have a limited budget and probably would not be able to afford it.

    Info:

    She bought this car on SEPT 27 1965 from Arthur F. Johnson who was going off to the war.

    VIN#5F07T621311

    MODEL: 65A J2605 B3-1

    Purchased: use on SEPT 27 1965
    Purchased for 2 thousand dollars
    Previous owner: Arthur F. Johnson

    If you are Mr. Johnson I would also like to talk with you about this car.

  23. webuycar says :

    Have you thought I’d like to sell my car for cash?
    There are loads of options, so it can be daunting unless you know who you can trust.

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