From: Vicksburg, MS
Registered: Dec 99
posted 06-02-2003 12:02 AM
Great car show, some fantastic rides, lots of the cars you see in the mags. It was sunny, but Mississippi hot. However I have to say is I feal downright ashamed. Out of the big three, Ford was easily the least represented, and by a large margin. I walked the entire show field and I would bet Ford/Lincoln/Mercury made up less than 10% of the cars with Chevy and Mopar duking it out for top honors. The Mopar guys really pulled out all the stops and were very well represented. BTW, I am not counting "kit-car" fiberglass street rods with Chevy small blocks in them, a Ford is made at a Ford plant, but even with them it still didn't make 10%
So whats the deal? How come so few Fords show at these types of things? I found ONE 68 Fastback, a 69 GT-500, a 67 GT-500, maybe 4 71-73 cars, and maybe three or four 64-66's TOTAL. I kid you not, out of close to 1000 cars there were MAYBE 20 Classic Mustangs. Hell, there were more guys doing the long haul with numbers matching ultra-rare, single digit production original Hemi's than all years of Mustangs combined!
Why am I so ashamed, this year it went straight though Mississippi and Louisiana, I really have no excuse except being to damn lazzy to fix my bad axle bearings. Next year, I am doing to whole thing I don't care where it is. Start to finish I am going to be there so who wants to come along?
68' Fastback GT 390
"No such thing as a cam thats too big"