Here’s yet another reason why you should go to SEMA this year. It’s a bit too far away for myself to visit the event, but I would at least want to see this Mustang up close.
John Heermann – 23 years old – created this ‘68 styled Mustang GT from a new 2012 Mustang. And it looks just great. Ford should take a look at this and let this Mustang inspire them for their new yet to be designed Mustang model. Seriously!
Here’s how he did it:
“The Retro Stang features ‘68 and ‘69 Mustang sheetmetal hand grafted into the nose, tail and rear quarter panels of the 2012 Mustang GT body. The hood has been lengthened 14-inches and the rocker panels custom made.The headlight doors and rear fender caps were hand built from scratch by Heermann. Another feature you might notice is the raised back glass to give it the angle for the fastback look.”
[Via Mustang Heaven]
How awesome is this?! This Brooklyn artist is making an entire 1969 Mustang from scratch… from paper:
In his latest work One Piece at a Time, Brooklyn artist Jonathan Brand has constructed every single part of a 1969 Mustang coupe at 1:1 scale out of nothing but paper. Using digital drawings as a source, he printed the blueprints with a large-format inkjet printer. The components were then meticulously cut out and folded into a wide range of objects including spark plugs, nuts and bolts, a radiator, and even the individual tire treads. The final work will not be assembled into an entire vehicle, but rather displayed as loose miniature sculptures.
Thinking back about the reason that I initially started this blog, this is a good one for the series of posts I wrote about ‘the quest’. Not sure if I have the patience for this though. But just look at this stuff, how cool is that, seriously. I gotta go see this!
More pictures and video (!) at This is Colossal, go check it out.
… and didn’t get it. It appears to be so that in 1977 Steve McQueen wrote a letter to who appears to be the owner of the famous Bullitt Mustang used in the movie. Well one of them, as there were 2 different cars prepped for the movie, we’re talking about the one that wasn’t used for the stunts… and thus survived.
Who the owner was (and probably still is) nobody seems to know, but it is clear that they kept the Mustang, despite Steve’s request.
This entry belongs to the 3rd edition of the AdClassix special we’re organizing here this week – all in honor of some great classic Mustang ads. You can find the full collection here at the end of the week.
In line with yesterday’s AdClassix post about the Shelby Cobra GT’s, here are two more specific ones…The road cars.
“The fact that everybody looks at you is the last reason on earth for buying a Shelby GT.”
With the ‘subtle’ subtitle: (unless you love to be looked at!)
And here’s one for the convertible version of the Shelby GT:
After the Mustang Forest… we got the Mustang Ranch, and it can be yours for $700.000 (well if it ain’t sold already that is).
It’s a shame to see such a collection of fine cars rot away, anyway here’s the story on how it was discovered by a reader of Jalopnik:
“I have just returned from a vacation somewhere tropical. On the way back form a day excursion I chose an alternate way back to the highway. Ok, I made wrong turn somewhere and rolled with it. This "scenic route" brought us upon what was recorded by these images. It was my wife who first saw them. "Oh look, Mustangs!" I turned my head in time to see a metric shitload of vintage ponies. I immediately turned around and pulled into the driveway. There was a gentleman in the yard who turned out to be the caretaker for the owner of the house/treasure trove. It turns out that the guy who collected all these cars recently succumbed to cancer and his wife wants all these pretty ponies sold en masse for what is by local standards the princely sum of $700 large (I think there plenty of room for negotiation here).”
I went to the Classic Car Expo in Ghent this weekend, just like last year. And I was lucky as there were quite a few Mustangs this year, definitely more than last year. Hopefully that trend will continue as next week the Antwerp Oldtimer Expo is on so going to check it out there as well. Here are some of the photos I took in Gent:
Only a couple of days ago I wrote about the Ford Mustang Indy 500 Coupes that were built in 1964, and on my search for more info I found this page created by the Mustangdrivers (fellow countrymen of mine nevertheless) which you might find interesting as well.
This page has all the Mustang special editions that were build between 1964 and 1973, some you might now and some you will have never heard of before. Here’s a short outtake, visit the page to see all.
This is the badge from the ‘67 Ski Country Special for instance, which included a ski-rack for instance. Duh! (Only from Denver dealerships at the time).
Find out more about the ‘67 Mustang Stallion, the ‘67 Indy Pace Setter, the ‘68 California Special, the ‘69 Limited Edition 600 and many more right here! Although I must admit that the original Indy 500 beats them all though ;)
1. Which of your own photos in the Flickr group you like most?
This one was taken last summer (‘08). We spot the building in the background long time ago. It’s situated near the local airport and it’s very particular. In fact, the "sails" you see are used to get fresh air in the building, like natural air conditioning and on the roof there is a windmill that generates electrical power to the building. A kind of zero emission building almost ;)
2. Is there a particular story around one of your Mustang photos that you would like to share? Something that happened when you took it? Or something related to the response you got on the photo so far?
"My mustang on the street of Belgacom tower in Brussels, Belgium." This shoot is a professional shoot; It was used to illustrate an ad for a recycling company. Of cause, some Photoshop mods were done like: cleaning the street from cars, ad panels, … and the water splash was created launching sand bags into water, some reflections were added. If someone got the final product (magazine), I would appreciate if you could send me a scan!
3. Do you own a Mustang yourself? Which model? And would you like to have one if that’s not the case yet?
Got a 1969 V8 302 Coupe Mustang. Lot’s of mods where applied to the car like, some goodies to the engine, T5 5 speed trans, a ford 3.55 (read end 9”), 03 mach1 wheel (17”), line lock, cut outs, and more to come.
Some of the rebuild story photos can be found here.
4. Do you have a specific love for photographing Mustangs? Or is a coincidence? Or a passion for cars in general?
My mustang Story started in 2002, when I bought my own. As a French speaking man, I searched the interne for a good quality site to help me rebuild my pony. Not really happy by what i found, i decide to open my own "mustang passion forum" ( http://www.mustangpassion.com ). Since, the website has grown a lot and is now known as the French speaking reference site with more than 1600 members and 150.000 messages posted. In 2005, ‘mustang passion’ also transformed into a Mustang owner Club in Belgium and in France.
5. Which one of the other photos (in the Flickr group) are you jealous of as a photographer?
Many! But I always loved this one :
Good choices Didier. I would personally have chose other rims on the Mustang but then again, I don’t even have one… at least you do :)
Here’s on of the photos I like most out of your collection:
More goodness next Friday!