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So the first day at Carlisle is complete! There was lots of sunburns and a few hazy headlights on display. Oh, and a few cars were there scattered randomly around the fields.

 

We (Myself, Sandy, Mike, Zach and Tyler) stopped to wash the cars before we went to the showfield.

 

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We then went to the showfield around 9:30 and joined the lineup really early.

 

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There was lots of talking, lots of walking and pics to be had!

 

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And a Gen 1 SHO for sale. Interior needs a serious deep clean as it smells rather bad and the price is a bit high but it seems rather nice.

 

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Sandy took a spin in a classic Mustang powered by a new Coyote engine!

 

 

I took a spin too. That car is wicked fun! The yellow one ran into fuel pump issues not too long after I took this video and was sidelined for the rest of the day.

 

Now for day two!!

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and just to let you all know, I did't scream or wet myself  :icon_lol: 

It was the perfect ride to celebrate my 65th birthday.. Old ? who's old ? You're only as old as you feel !

Thanks Matt for capturing my ride...I want to do it again ! 

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Great photos Angrod. Just a suggestion for the next time. A much better place to capture video is from the top of the hill, looking down over the fence (not the highway side, the Ford Nationals side.)

My real reason for posting is a question. By Aero Panther do you mean the earlier Crown Vic's?

Finally, a slight criticism (okay it is all sour grapes). Some of us cannot afford $160,000 dollar GT-40's or Shelby Mustangs. The general public comes and oohs and aahs for the megabuck factory iron. They completely ignore the poor guy that drove in with slightly modified Taurus or SHO (or Focus). When someone modifies a jelly bean, belly button (everyone has one) Ford, I do examine it closely for useable ideas. How did he redo that bumper? Where did he get those lamps? Wheels and brakes and engine mods.

As the adage at the drag strip says, speed costs money. How fast do you want to go? Don't get me wrong, I do drool over the GT-40's (actually these should really be called GT-45's). Mustangs, not so much (I did own one back in the 1960's). But what impresses me most are modifications the owner did himself. I may not agree with the concept, but in my books AKeternal's raised Taurus deserves much more respect than the size of someone's wallet.

The first generation Viper's and the C3 Corvettes were obvious choices by rich kids lacking in specific other anatomical areas. Or my favourite, check how many Bugatti Veyrons are still on the road. Even the Porsche 911, has an unofficial (and sometimes censored) nickname - the "Widowmaker." Keep telling yourself "I have money, therefore I am the best driver."

Ever since I read about a rear mounted turbo , I have been waiting for someone else to try installing it on one of our Jelly Beans and find the advantages and disadvantages. Five speed (hell any manual transmission) conversion in the Jelly Beans and center mounted handbrakes. Different strokes for different folks.

So I really would be more interested in Taurus photos and what the owners did and how (I include SHO's in this group) than high priced factory muscle cars. Even if all someone did was install Jaguar 18 inch rims, far more interesting.

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Great photos Angrod. Just a suggestion for the next time. A much better place to capture video is from the top of the hill, looking down over the fence (not the highway side, the Ford Nationals side.)

My real reason for posting is a question. By Aero Panther do you mean the earlier Crown Vic's?

Finally, a slight criticism (okay it is all sour grapes). Some of us cannot afford $160,000 dollar GT-40's or Shelby Mustangs. The general public comes and oohs and aahs for the megabuck factory iron. They completely ignore the poor guy that drove in with slightly modified Taurus or SHO (or Focus). When someone modifies a jelly bean, belly button (everyone has one) Ford, I do examine it closely for useable ideas. How did he redo that bumper? Where did he get those lamps? Wheels and brakes and engine mods.

As the adage at the drag strip says, speed costs money. How fast do you want to go? Don't get me wrong, I do drool over the GT-40's (actually these should really be called GT-45's). Mustangs, not so much (I did own one back in the 1960's). But what impresses me most are modifications the owner did himself. I may not agree with the concept, but in my books AKeternal's raised Taurus deserves much more respect than the size of someone's wallet.

The first generation Viper's and the C3 Corvettes were obvious choices by rich kids lacking in specific other anatomical areas. Or my favourite, check how many Bugatti Veyrons are still on the road. Even the Porsche 911, has an unofficial (and sometimes censored) nickname - the "Widowmaker." Keep telling yourself "I have money, therefore I am the best driver."

Ever since I read about a rear mounted turbo , I have been waiting for someone else to try installing it on one of our Jelly Beans and find the advantages and disadvantages. Five speed (hell any manual transmission) conversion in the Jelly Beans and center mounted handbrakes. Different strokes for different folks.

So I really would be more interested in Taurus photos and what the owners did and how (I include SHO's in this group) than high priced factory muscle cars. Even if all someone did was install Jaguar 18 inch rims, far more interesting.

Id just like to point out the most current version is simply the Ford "GT" with no numbers following, for that very reason.

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Great photos Angrod. Just a suggestion for the next time. A much better place to capture video is from the top of the hill, looking down over the fence (not the highway side, the Ford Nationals side.)

My real reason for posting is a question. By Aero Panther do you mean the earlier Crown Vic's?

Finally, a slight criticism (okay it is all sour grapes). Some of us cannot afford $160,000 dollar GT-40's or Shelby Mustangs. The general public comes and oohs and aahs for the megabuck factory iron. They completely ignore the poor guy that drove in with slightly modified Taurus or SHO (or Focus). When someone modifies a jelly bean, belly button (everyone has one) Ford, I do examine it closely for useable ideas. How did he redo that bumper? Where did he get those lamps? Wheels and brakes and engine mods.

As the adage at the drag strip says, speed costs money. How fast do you want to go? Don't get me wrong, I do drool over the GT-40's (actually these should really be called GT-45's). Mustangs, not so much (I did own one back in the 1960's). But what impresses me most are modifications the owner did himself. I may not agree with the concept, but in my books AKeternal's raised Taurus deserves much more respect than the size of someone's wallet.

The first generation Viper's and the C3 Corvettes were obvious choices by rich kids lacking in specific other anatomical areas. Or my favourite, check how many Bugatti Veyrons are still on the road. Even the Porsche 911, has an unofficial (and sometimes censored) nickname - the "Widowmaker." Keep telling yourself "I have money, therefore I am the best driver."

Ever since I read about a rear mounted turbo , I have been waiting for someone else to try installing it on one of our Jelly Beans and find the advantages and disadvantages. Five speed (hell any manual transmission) conversion in the Jelly Beans and center mounted handbrakes. Different strokes for different folks.

So I really would be more interested in Taurus photos and what the owners did and how (I include SHO's in this group) than high priced factory muscle cars. Even if all someone did was install Jaguar 18 inch rims, far more interesting.

 

About the video - it was a spur of the moment thing. I got there, signed up and was in line when Angrod showed up and was able to get the video. It's the best memory I'll have of my birthday adventure. I owe Matt big time for this. 

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If you get the chance to sit in a Ford GT, caress and fondle the shifter boot with your eyes closed. Then try and convince yourself it's NOT a silicone enhanced breast. The similarity is uncanny.

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Nice work Spridget, rub salt in the wounds. Not enough making Us old guys just feel our age, but describing it in terms we only dream about. Never forget the geezer curse, someday you too will be old.

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Nice work Spridget, rub salt in the wounds. Not enough making Us old guys just feel our age, but describing it in terms we only dream about. Never forget the geezer curse, someday you too will be old.

Let me join the fun and rub this in, then. :P There are two individual 2005 Ford GTs owned in my family (uncle's has Mark IV Red/Wimbledon White striping with BBS wheels, Macintosh audio and Ford Racing catback exhaust; cousin's has Centennial White/Sonic Blue striping with BBS, base audio, and minor engine mods/tune).

Here's the latter:

Luke's statement about the shifter boot is absolutely accurate. ;)

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I think Ford knew that a large portion of buyers for the GT was comprised of older white men with disposable income who tend to date ladies with names like Kandy or Bambi.

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More pics:

 

Dat license plate:

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It took me until Sunday to notice the bottle of nitrous in the trunk of this SHO:

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All SHO generations were present (as well as all Taurus gens except gen 5):

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The PI got first place in the Young Gunz category. The owner is only 18!

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An absolutely beautiful '56 Country Squire.

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A unique car on the field; the Saabstang!

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Ooooooh Niiiiiiiick! I got some wagon porn for ya!

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A panorama (kinda) of the showfield from the grandstands.

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Green Gen 1 SHO wins in its category:

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Red (Burgundy? Maroon? Clay?) Gen 6 wins in its category:

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Zach's Grand Marquis wins first place in the Full Size category:

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This happened to my car as we left the show on Sunday:

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And a group shot at the hotel Saturday night:

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That's all the pics I managed too take. There were too many cars! I have some more videos to edit and upload so they will be posted later.

 

 

We had a total of 31 cars show up on Saturday; 29 Taurii and 2 Sables. We ran out of room and had to park some between the rows! A few cars didn't park with us and were scattered elsewhere on the showfield (I don't think they were counted towards the total.)

 

It was tons of fun meeting everyone and talking cars. I'm already looking forward to next year!

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1965 and 1967 Ford Country Squires!!! Wow.  My Friend has a 66 Squire. Black and Black with factory air, power brakes, power steering, 390, AM/FM.  Such a cool wagon.  NICE!  Nice looking 88-91 Colony Park too (can't tell what year).

 

Looks like y'all had a heck of a meet.  Very cool, looks like it was fun.  Hopefully I can go one year.  Time, $, etc factors impede this ability every time…  and for a turnout of Tauruses, that looks great!

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And the 2014 Academy Award for Best Cinematography goes to... :D

Nice show turnout. Ideally, there will be another red Mercury at Carlisle for y'alls to lose to next year on the podium... :ph34r:B)

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And the 2014 Academy Award for Best Cinematography goes to... :D

Nice show turnout. Ideally, there will be another red Mercury at Carlisle for y'alls to lose to next year on the podium... :ph34r:B)

Technically, you just have to compete against other Sables/Taurus. I'm in a completely different class. Still a red Mercury, however.

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Next year the Lady will be there.

 

How many normal Taurus were there? Seems like the SHO guys outnumbered y'all.

 

And yes. I'm alive.

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