View 343: Northeast Mustang Meet

I love Ford Mustangs.  Have driven them for years with a couple of breaks for other cars. I always came back to a Mustang.  On Saturday, I attended the Northeast Mustang Meet at the Broome County Fairgrounds in Whitney Point, New York with hundreds of other Mustang fans.

Ford Mustangs on display at the Northeast Mustang Meet at the Broome County Fairgrounds in Whitney Point, New York on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Ford Mustangs on display at the Northeast Mustang Meet at the Broome County Fairgrounds in Whitney Point, New York on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

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There were Mustangs from the very first edition which was introduced at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City.

1964 1/2 Blue V8 Ford Mustang Convertible at the Broome County Fairgrounds in Whitney Point, New York on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

1964 1/2 Blue V8 Ford Mustang Convertible at the Broome County Fairgrounds in Whitney Point, New York on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

The Mustang heralded the Pony Car era with the long hood line and short trunk.  Throw in a V8 engine and you also get a classic muscle car. Over the years there have been many special versions of the Mustang from the late-1960’s Cobra Jets to today’s Shelby GT500s.

1968 Cobra Jet Mustang with a 428 cu. in. V8 (top) and a 2014 Grabber Blue Shelby GT500 Mustang with a 600 plus HP engine.

1968 Cobra Jet Mustang with a 428 cu. in. V8 (top) and a 2014 Grabber Blue Shelby GT500 Mustang with a 600 plus HP engine.

Another popular Mustang came on the racing scene back in 1968 and lead to an even more popular street version called the Boss 302. In the model year 2013, Ford brought back the Boss 302 and a new color: Gotta-Have-It Green or GHIG for short.

2013 Gotta-Have-It Green Boss 302 Ford Mustang at the Broome County Fairgrounds in Whitney Point, New York on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

2013 Gotta-Have-It Green Boss 302 Ford Mustang at the Broome County Fairgrounds in Whitney Point, New York on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

I also learned about a new Mustang built by Roush Performance back in 2011 called a DUB Edition.  Unlike most of the Mustangs created by Roush, the DUB Edition used the V6 Mustang platform and not a GT V8.  Produced in only four colors and 150 cars for each one. These are some of the rarest of the late model Mustangs built over the last decade.

2011 Ingot Silver DUB Edition V6 Roush Mustang at the Broome County Fairgrounds in Whitney Point, New York on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

2011 Ingot Silver DUB Edition V6 Roush Mustang at the Broome County Fairgrounds in Whitney Point, New York on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Goes to show, even a big Mustang fan can learn something about a car which has been manufactured for the last 50 years.  The only kind of Mustang which was not at the meet was the new 2015 Mustang which has yet to hit dealer’s floors.  I am sure next year, there will be plenty of them to see.

2015 Ford Mustang in Competition Orange. Image courtesy of Ford Motor Company.

2015 Ford Mustang in Competition Orange. Image courtesy of Ford Motor Company.

Who knows, maybe this generation of Mustangs will contain my next one. Orange, please!

 

 

 

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