Hot Rods & Dogs – Fields Full of Fords


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]

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7 responses to “Hot Rods & Dogs – Fields Full of Fords”

  1. stigshift Avatar

    That black '64 Galaxie is beautiful. It's also a Fairlane, not a Galaxie. I'll take the '63!

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      That '64 is a hardtop, so it's actually a Fairlane 500. The '64 Fairlanes are sedans and wagons.
      There are also Fairlane 500 sedans and wagons, but not Fairlane hardtops.

    2. scoudude Avatar

      Some of the confusion likely stems from the fact that the Fairlane used to be a version of the standard Ford before being moved to the new intermediate cars in 62.

  2. scoudude Avatar

    The Sun Valley would have got its disc brakes from a Granada, or maybe a late Maverick, Falcon based Ford compacts, not a Fairmont which is a Fox based car with struts so the spindle doesn't interchange, plus the lesser foxes came with tiny 4 lug rotors.

  3. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    That pickemup looks awfully good for fifty. I wonder how many new cars anyone will be caring about in fifty years?

    1. MVEilenstein Avatar

      I think the hot hatchbacks and sporty compacts will be collectible in 50 years.

  4. HTWHLS Avatar

    Those Cougars are really growing on me. As a hard-core GM guy, I'm getting weak for the older FLM products.

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