COTM

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.

Clint

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!

Kathy

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

2015 June Car of the Month

1973 Mustang Sports Roof
The Vigee's 1973 Mustang Sports Roof

I purchased my mustang in the summer of 1987 while serving in the military for $3.500 dollars. This was my wife and I first car that we purchased together after we got married and served as our daily driver from 1987 to 1989.
In 1989 I was deployed out of the country so the mustang sat in a garage until my return in 1991. After returning we decided to purchase another car and soon we lost interest in driving an old car. We moved around a little and with every move the car was required to sit in a garage while my new cars sat in the weather. In 2010 after years of looking at this extremely dusty mustang my wife and I decided to put it back on the road.
The car was in great shape from sitting indoors for so many years. During the dis-assembly under the carpet we found the original build sheet (awesome find). When we pulled the motor and drive train we found the vin numbers both were also original to the car, fenders came off and you guested it vin numbers matched on the shock towers. However the driver’s side door had been changed showing it was a Mach 1 on the door tag. This was why I purchased the car to start with.
Well with everything matching we decided to do a restoration, so swapped out the lazy 351 2v and the FMX for a 429cj with a C6 tranny, pulled the 2:78 gears in the rear and replaced with 3:90 positive unit. Oh what a blast to drive now. Anything and everything that was change is stored to one day go back into the car.
Although we were very upset about the mustang not being a true Mach 1 we decided to see what we really had. So we got a Deluxe Marti Report and when we got it we had a pleasant surprise in store for us.
So by the numbers:
• 134,867 1973 mustangs,
• 10,821 were Standard Sprotsroofs. Of them
• 4,350 were built with a352-2v Engines, of which
• 3,392 came with FMX Automatic Transmissions.
• 368 of those were painted Medium Copper Metallic and
• 49 of those had Ginger Knitted Décor Bucket Seats.
• 30 of thee came with Air Conditioners.
• 6 of them had F70x14 Raised White Letter Tires, of which
• 3 were equipped with Rear Bumper Guards. Of them
• 1 was produced with Clear Glass and surprise it is MINE!

2015 May Car of the Month

2015 Mustang GT with Performance Pack
Adrian's 2015 Mustang GT with the Performance Pack

It is a 2015 Mustang GT with the performance package. With the package, the front brakes are six-piston Brembos with fixed aluminum calipers clamping 15.0-inch rotors. The final-drive ratio is 3.73:1 and a Torsen differential is specified. Up front, it wears the same 255/40R19 Y-speed Pirellis and 19.0- x 9.5-inch Ebony black wheels and at the rear the GT version wears 275/40R19 Pirelli shoes on 19.0- x 9.5-inch wheels.
A strut-tower brace and a unique front splitter, which directs cooling air to the brakes, complete the package. I also got the upgraded Sound and Navigation package which equips the car with a 12 speaker Shaker Audio system. It also comes equipped with a collision detection system, blind spot warning system and an adaptive cruise control system. I fell in love with the car when I saw pictures of it from its launch show. I am from Singapore and the Mustang never found its way there or will find its way there. Singapore is the costliest country in the world to own a car. For comparison, a brand new Toyota Corolla in Singapore costs about USD85,000 and its about USD18,000 here. That's a difference of USD67,000. I do not know how long I will be here so if not now, then when is the best time to get a Mustang? I have owned a Subaru WRX STi and driven many other turbo charged vehicles with a 4 cycliner engine but never a naturally aspirated vehicle with big displacement.
I needed/wanted to drive a big V-engine and that’s why I decided on the Mustang. It's not like I have a bucket list but if I do, I have 1 thing less to do. I also added the Stainless Works H-pipe catback exhaust system. The sound on this system is deep and bassy which is how I like it. I may add a new intake and tune the vehicle in the future but for now, I am more than happy with the ride as it is. The ride has so far been all I expected all of it. I'm looking forward to someday bringing it out on to the track someday and having some fun with it. And, finally, my ride is not purple, it's Deep Impact BLUE. I've always like the color blue but never seem to be able to own a blue car until now.

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