As mentioned in a previous post or two, I had the opportunity to attend the Hot Rods & Dogs in Maltby, WA. This show has been well attended by the Northwest Mustang Club for many years. In fact, the first time I attend this show was to see a friend of mine and his 1970 Mustang Mach1. With the support of the Mustang Club, the show has attracted a lot of Ford enthusiasts, so I thought I would share with you a few that caught my eye.
I believe this is a 1966 Mustang GT. This shad of blue with the white racing stripes is perfect.
This 1964 Galaxie 500 2-door hardtop looks great in black, with some meaty tires on all four corners. It’s interesting how a small detail can change the character of a car; the extra few inches between the headlights really makes a difference, at least to me.
Another Galaxie, but this is one a little different, and much rarer. This is a 1963 Galaxie 406 Tri-Power, and is one of only 30 ever built. This is truly a fast, heavy, powerful machine.
Not a Ford. Still awesome. This 1970 Mercury Cougar has attitude to spare, and comes with its own A&W drive-in ordering station. It’s been a long, long time since I was served food on a tray that hangs on a window, but there are probably some here who remember it like it was yesterday.
Again, not a Ford. Again, awesome. This is a 1954 Mercury Monterey Sun Valley 2-door hardtop. According to the owner, one of only 9,761 built. Has a 231-cubic inch V-8 from a ’57 Thunderbird and Fairmont power disc front brakes.
We need more roadster pickups on the road. This modified 1929 Model A roadster pickup looks ready for a road trip across the Cascade mountains, with the top down and the windshield laid back.
If you know anything about me, you can imagine how excited I was to spot this. This 1963 F-100 standard cab “Unibody” looks like it’s had a pretty good life, and still has years left to give. This one is a short bed model, with the standard (small) rear window and a 3-speed column shift transmission. It’s a shame this concept only lasted three years, but then again, that’s what makes them unique and desirable.
Bowtie lovers, fret not – there were several great Chevrolets on display, which will be featured in a post coming soon. Let us know what you think of these Fords in the comments.
[Photos Copyright 2013 Hooniverse/Marcal Eilenstein]