351 - What a magic number
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Central Queensland Coast
My influence was similar to Plonky's, as my Dad is an 'A' grade motor mechanic, and I've always been in, under and around cars forever...
We've always pretty much owned Fords, with a couple of exceptions.
Most of my childhood experiences relate to Fords in some way, probably starting off with our old Cortina, and the XW ute Dad made up into a HO look-a-like..... I can still remember the Super-Roo decals on the front guards, and it's just grown from there.
Different customers cars, a 1969 SCJ Mustang, a black and silver XBGT hardtop, an XD ghia with a worked 351 C, and also our own Fords..
Our first car that I remember most was our early 1970's F-100 that Dad rebuilt after an Uncle killed it. It was a classic that truck, went everywhere, towed everything, and it ended up with a 300 Cu In Canadian 6 in it.
We've had a number of Falcons over the years, with my most favourite being our XB GS sedan, which Dad bought off a customer after the customer had blown it up. She ended up with a very serious 351C, a C4 and nine inch diff, all fully rebuilt ready to go. And go it did... I never got tired of sitting behind it, between the exhausts and listening to that sweet noise!!!!! Myself, I've had a number of Falcons, utes, sedans, and a wagon, which I spent a shitload of money on and transformed it from a stock XE 'S' pack, to a virtual ESP!!!
On to an ED XR6, then an XR8, and now trying to save for a new BA XR8 or Pursuit ute.....
All my clothes have Ford related prints and stuff on them, every wall in my house a Ford picture of some sort, and my collection of die-cast Fords is growing very well thank you...
It's gotten to the stage that if anyone buys me a present at all, then it must be a 'FORD something". Otherwise there's words to be said!!!!!
The racing heritage that I have grown up with and learned about, has etched a permanent mark in my life, and I just dream of having been able to see the GT40's, the early GT's and GTHO's, Mustangs etc race and conquer all comers...
I suppose I'll just collecting and building on my Ford collection to relive the memories.
As for our current troubles, I think they will in time be addressed; Either way, I'm proud to hold my head up high, and wear my Ford gear with pride!!!!!!
Yes, I am a Ford Fanatic, and proud of it!!!!!!
Original XD 351 Ute - I got one!!
HSV - I just don't want one....EVER!
My XF 3 on the tree ute is ALWAYS stuck in third......