2015 November Car of the Month

James & Liz Patterson’s 1966 Convertible Mustang

We purchased this 1966 Convertible Mustang in 2012 to cruise with the top down and enjoy the surrounding area and parts of Texas. We enjoy taking it and our German Spitz puppy for rides in the hill country and explore the small towns we run across. We have owned five different classic Mustangs over the past 35 years but have enjoyed this one the most.
The car is equipped with 289 cu. in, 4 barrel, automatic, dual exhaust drive train. It has a white top, with parchment color Pony Interior, AC, AM-FM radio, Power Steering and Power Disc Brakes.
When we bought it in 2012, it was in fairly good shape with some minor door dings and scratches along with some minor mechanical issues. Two years ago, we stripped it down and had the car repainted inside and out. We purchased an extra trunk lid so we could swap out trunk lids with a mounted trunk luggage rack when we desired a different look. We added power front disc brakes for safety reasons. We upgraded the AM radio to an AM-FM Ford replica stereo system. We repaired and replaced various mechanical items to bring it up to a reliable cruising classic Mustang. We have and are continuing to work on the details towards further restoration.

2015 October Car of the Month

A 1967 Mustang
Bob's 1967 Mustang

Thanks for honoring my Mustang with the October 2015 Mustang Owners Club of Austin Car-of-the-Month award. This is my second Mustang. The first was a brand new 1966 Fastback “K” Car. Several months after purchasing it I decided to sell in favor of purchasing a home. The Mustang fever stayed with me and in January 1968 on a lot in San Jose, CA. I found a new 1967 “S” Code GT Coupe in Springtime Yellow with Black Interior, 4 Speed, Posi-traction 3.50:1 gears, and a 390 CI. After a short test drive and the feel of power and torque from the FE engine, I had to have it. I struck a deal and took it home.
I now had my 2nd Mustang and still have it after 47 years. In 1971 the 390 CI was replaced with a 428 Cobra Jet and a color change. The car continued duty as a family car while doing a few car shows until we relocated to Austin in 1982. In Austin a few more modifications were added; rear disc brakes, exhaust system, wheels, and a reverse cowl hood.
The car remained pretty much unchanged until 1996 when we relocated to Colorado. While there the car started to take on a new life and look of a purpose built Open Road Race Car while still doing shows and club events. The modifications continued after coming back to Austin in 2002. The car now has a 428 CJ built to 465 CI, a TKO 5 Speed, Fuel Cell, 4 point roll bar, 16” wheels, rack and pinion steering, many suspension modifications, things that attempt to keep it running cool, much needed safety equipment, and enough gauges to keep me posted on the health of what is going on under the hood.
Oh, and yes, the car is street legal. The car has won well over 100 car show awards, been a cover car on Popular Hot Rodding magazine and a featured car in Mustang Illustrated magazines while surviving several open road race events of distances up to 118 miles, with 120 turns, and speeds in excess of 150 MPH.

Thanks again for the honor,
Bob White

2015 September Car of the Month

1970 Mach 1 Resto-mod Mustang
Clint's 1970 Mach 1 Resto-mod

This is my 1970 Mach 1 resto-mod. It has 2011 a Shelby GT 500 engine, powertrain, and interior, while the paint is Harley Davidson Electric Orange and Hot Rod Black.
The suspension is a TCI Mustang II in the front and 3 link rear with adjustable coil-over shocks in both the front and rear. There are many other custom modifications as well.
My first Mustang of sorts was a Mercury Capri that I drove in Junior High and early High School. From there I had a 1988 Mustang GT convertible that I drove in college. It took me nearly 20 years to get another Mustang, and five more years to build it after I bought it, but the wait was well worth it.
My family and I enjoy taking the car out for drives and I love taking my wife on dates in the car.


2015 August Car of the Month

Kath's 2015 Mustang GT

I just wanted to thank MOCA for recognizing my car for August Car of the Month.
As the picture denotes, it is a Mustang GT. I received it from my husband on Valentine’s Day of this year.
It is a 50th Anniversary package with a 5.0 liter engine. It has 435 HP (which I will never use), so I have named him “Big Blue”.
My husband Mike has his 2008 Shelby which is almost the identical color. “Big Blue” has already won a trophy, so look forward to showing it more.
We have been interested in Mustangs for many years and are privileged to have this one in the corral.
Thank you Mike for getting me my own Mustang so I can enjoy and show it too!


2015 July Car of the Month

2012 Mustang Coup
Katie's 2012 Coup

This is my ingot silver 2012 Mustang V6 Coupe I got in March of 2015. It has an automatic 3.7L engine with dual axle back exhaust. It is currently all stock except for some lighting tint, but will get some minor modifications in the future. I have been a diehard Ford lover my whole life, but this is my very first Mustang (and definitely not my last!). My Grandpa Don was my biggest inspiration since he has collected classic cars his whole life, 3 of which being Mustangs. He currently has a gorgeous '08 Shelby Cobra GT500 that was the inspiration of the purchase of my Mustang. He gave me my love of owning nice cars and going to car shows.

Katie Schiele