A couple of weekends ago, I helped out the Syracuse Shelby Mustang Club by photographing their annual All Ford Cruise In and Swap Meet. As a member of the club and proud owner of a Mustang myself, I was in my element as hundreds of Ford automobiles dating back to 1917 cruised past my lens. Get ready for a very image heavy post as I took over 400 photos during the all day event.
Remember the girl in the Ford Thunderbird from the movie American Graffiti? We found out later the actress was Suzanne Somers. Yet, I remember the car more than her.
While the truck below is a classic, the paint is not a factory color for the year and model. Sure makes for a real eye catcher but I am biased when it comes to this color. 🙂
When this beauty of a 1955 Ford Ranch Wagon towing a 1964 Airstream Bambi II travel trailer rolled in, it took me back to my childhood when my family cruised around in a 1967 Ford Country Squire station wagon. The cylinder outside the passenger window of the Ranch Wagon is an “air conditioner”.
There were some cool trucks of all sizes starting with this one.
Ford is bringing back the Bronco in 2020. I doubt it will be as big as this one. Sorry, dog was supplied by the Bronco’s owner and was not a Ford option.
I would be remiss if I did not include Ford’s latest Sport Truck series, the Raptor.
Finishing up with my favorite Ford vehicle, the Mustang!
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the movie, Bullitt. While it was not the greatest movie ever made, it does contain what I consider the best car chase scene featuring a 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback (click the link to watch). Over the years Ford has brought out special Bullitt versions of the Mustang including this year. Since the 2019 Bullitt Mustang has not even been produced yet. Here is one from the last model year of the Bullitt, 2008.
Here is a 1968 Mustang Convertible representing the first generation of Ford’s iconic sports car which lasted from 1964 1/2 to 1973.
Most Mustang people like to ignore the second generation and go right for the third generation affectionately known as the Fox Body Mustang.
In 1994, Ford introduced the fourth generation of Mustang code named “SN-95”. It featured a more modern look with some throwback queues going back to the first generation. The Pony emblem returned front and center to the grille.
The S197 Mustang platform introduced in 2005 ushered in a fifth generation retro-Mustang looking very much like the original 1960’s cars. The last year of this generation was topped off by the powerful 2014 Shelby GT500 Mustang.
The sixth generation of the Ford Mustang came out in 2015 and was a bit controversial. The new S550 platform had a 4-cylinder engine model for the first time since the early 1990’s. The Ecoboost Mustang, while having impressive fuel mileage for an American sports car, came from the factory with 310HP and 320 ft-lbs of torque from the 2.3 Liter Turbocharged power plant. The new Mustang had a 21st century look and technology with the Premium versions having an 8-inch console screen and infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. I liked it so much, I bought one for myself.
See, told you I liked that color.
If you stuck with me until this point, you probably would like to see more photos from the event. Well, here you go!
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