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Shelby pool table

Remember the Mustang pool table? Well now there’s more of the same, but better. The Shelby version of that pool table, signed by Mr. Carroll Shelby himself. There are still about a dozen or so available, going from $12,000 to $30,000 in case you’re interested.

Me? I’d buy a real Mustang with that kind of money.

Shelby Limited Edition Cruiser Bike

Let it to Shelby do do awesome things with anything on wheels. Although we usually think of Shelby as creator of awesome car modifications, this time they teamed up with Felt Bikes to do something similar with your regular bicycle.

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“This limited edition cruiser bicycle will be individually badged and serial numbered bikes are finished in Wimbledon White with the Guardsman Blue paint scheme that’s so reminiscent of the vintage Shelby cars. The bike boasts Felt’s hydro-formed aluminum tank frame, three-speed Shimano Nexus internal gearing and 36-spoke wheels.”

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Awesome don’t you think? Hat tip to Cameron for discovering the news, and yeah I want one as well. He also has got loads more pictures of the bike so go check it out. It doesn’t come cheap but in comparison to any other good bike the price is definitely about right.

[Via ‘67 Mustang Blog]

Why?!

I never really understood what’s so cool about glue-ing stuff all over your car, especially not when that car is a classic Mustang but hey, who am I. Enjoy.

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[Via Jalopnik]

Why didn’t I have toys like that?

Look at this. Listen carefully. Why didn’t I have toys like that? Seriously, I think I would never grow up that way ;)

Via @minorissues

The birth of the Mustang

“This is the spirit of the wild Mustang”. A conversation at today’s classic car show in Ghent learned that not everybody knows that the Mustang like we know is actually quite different from the original Mustang concept car. Here’s a great video of the real ‘first’ Mustang.

“One of the treats in the video is seeing Phil Clark at work on the original Mustang logo. We also see Clark hard at work shaping the clay on the buck and his sketches adorn the walls of the studio. It’s a tribute to an extremely gifted designer who died when he was only 32 but left behind a legacy of automotive design and a daughter, Holly, who’s dedicated to making sure the world remembers her father’s contribution to the Mustang. This Ford PR film captures the inside story of the team’s efforts that put the first Mustang on the road.”

GM’s original 1956 four seat sports car proposal

"Let’s revert to the slab stern and high luggage compartment, the nearly vertical rear window, the leather strap and ‘chunk of road machinery’ feeling."

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That’s from a multipage document describing the need for an American four-passenger sports car, a text leading to one of the most successful product launches Detroit ever enjoyed, Ford’s April 1964 Mustang. Written in 1956, it was presented to — and furiously rejected by — Harley J. Earl, General Motors’ styling chief. Its author, Barney Clark, wrote Corvette advertising copy at the time. A few years later, working for J. Walter Thompson on the Ford account, he talked with product planner Don Frey about it. Lee Iacocca may be the "father of the Mustang," but he got the notion via Frey and Clark, and thus indirectly from GM. Even the final 108-inch wheelbase was first determined by GM’s Anatole Lapine, who subsequently became Porsche’s design leader. Nothing’s simple in the car-design business.

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Read the original document here.

[Via Automobile]

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Camustenger

In a new series of blogposts that I’m preparing I wanted to expand the focus of this blog to all classic muscle cars, and for once not just the Mustang. And although I’m not ready yet with those posts, the news about the Camustenger seemed like the perfect way to announce this new series. Why? Because it really is the Camaro, Mustang and Challenger mixed up. Not bad even :)

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It is just a model but still worth checking out. You can find more information about this Camustenger right here.

Mustang pool table

Just in time for the holiday period, here’s what I just might have to add to my wishlist – the Mustang pool table. Available in any color, the pool table comes at an introductory price of $7,999 so why wait right?

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Now taking orders at http://www.mustangpooltable.com/

[Via Mustang Monthly]

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