Customer Ride: 1966 Fairlane 500 2-door sedan

1966 Fairlane 500 2-door sedan Owned by Tim Mariano This is my 1966 Fairlane 500. It’s a 2 door sedan with a 289 V8 with AOD transmission and a Ford 9 inch rear with 3.50 gears. The body is very clean but has a total novice restoration. I found the car while turning around in […]

Long Gone: 1965 Mustang 427 SOHC A/FX

“Long Gone” 1965 Mustang 427 SOHC A/FX Larson Ford – Bob Hamilton By Jason Anderson • Photography by Colin Date “It was 1965 in New York, and it was the worst winter storm that we had ever seen”, remembers Bob Hamilton. They took their Ford Flatbed down to Larson Ford, to pickup up their Poppy […]

Are There Any Scale Modelers Out There?

Do we have any scale modelers out there? I’m sure, with the thousands of car fans we have reading our blogs, we have some scale modelers who’d love to see their handi-work on our pages here. I know it’s been a long, weird winter, weather-wise. And I know some of you haven’t had an opportunity […]

1957 Ranchero Double Feature

1957 Ranchero Double Feature We’ll kick off this 1957 Ranchero Double Feature with, well, a ’57 Ranchero. First up is this beautiful example owned by Don Nordboe of Council Bluffs, IA. By Don Nordboe I purchased this ’57 in early 2002 at an estate auction in Elmwood, Nebraska. This was a fairly plain Ranchero; it […]

NASCAR spec 1969 Ford Talladega

By Rick Stanton, Fullerton, CA What you are looking at is a street driven, legal, NASCAR spec 1969 Ford Talladega. I numbered the car 72, like Benny Parsons’ car. He was only one I know of who drove a Maroon Talladega. These pictures were taken at the Fabulous Fords Forever Car show at Knott’s Berry […]

Secret Crushes

How about you? Do you have any secret crushes? I suppose if you told, they wouldn’t be so secret anymore, would they? Don’t sweat it – this little editorial isn’t intended to get you into any kind of hot water. Well maybe, depends on how willing you are to bare your feelings. What the heck […]

Bill Stroppe’s Boss ‘N’ Bronc

Bill Stroppe was one of America’s greatest race car builders. He won the Carrera Pan-American Road Race with Johnny Mantz in a Lincoln, the USAC stock car championship and the Pike’s Peak Hill Climb with Mercury and Parnelli Jones, and became the god of offroad racing in the Baja with Ford Broncos and again, Parnelli […]

Mustang Special Service Package

Mustang Special Service Package The Mustang Special Service Package was originally known as the Mustang Severe Service Package, and was conceived for limited use by the California Highway Patrol in 1982. Released as a limited law enforcement option package in 1983, it was renamed the Special Service Package (SSP) and utilized by more than sixty […]

At the Drive-in

At the Drive-in Yes, I know it’s still winter and drive-in movie theaters are probably not on your radar– well, yet anyway. How did I possibly get onto this subject you ask? I recently went online and checked out one of my old haunts– the 99W Drive-In, in Newberg, Oregon. Of course, being in the […]

Hobbies

Hobbies Here’s an interesting discussion – hobbies. Since you’re reading this, classic cars are obviously one of yours. Are they at the top of your “hobby list”? Meaning, out of all the things you’re interested in, do they hold the Numero Uno spot? They do for me. But my interest isn’t just classic cars – […]