Pictures of Cars with engineerd™ – Motor Muster

1964 Ford Cortina GT

Every Father’s Day weekend cars from the 1930s through the 1970s descend on Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village and line the streets of the historical landmark in a dazzling display of automotive history. Normally, the only mechanical sounds heard in The Village, as us locals call it, are the steam train and the putter-putter of the Model Ts. Motor Muster overrides those sounds with the roar of V8 and the slamming of hoods.

1970 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Unsurprisingly, the show is predominantly made up of Pony Cars and muscle cars from the ’60s and ’70s. This 1970 Shelby GT350, for example. The stories behind the cars can be more interesting than the cars themselves. This GT350 was originally sold in France and was owned by three people there until the current owner bought it and had it shipped to the US in 1985.

1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

Tucked amongst the American iron are cars from all over. The Germans were well represented and the English made a showing. The Cortina above sat amongst Falcons and Corvettes and attendees seemed to be walking by it on their way to see the large American boats of the era without realizing how interesting and rare the little English Ford is.

From luxury cars of years’ past to Malaise-era family cars, the Motor Muster has it all. If you’re in the area on Father’s Day weekend next year, I highly encourage you to pay the Greenfield Village a visit.

[Images: Copyright 2013 Hooniverse/Dustin May]

5 Comments

  1. Can I please have the red '63 Cadillac Series 62 convertible next to the Ford Cortina? I'll give it a good home.

  2. I would be definitely interested in the Cortina. I can't tell from the picture, but it looks like it might be a rate Lotus Cortina. Anyone know for sure? I saw I nice example recently where someone did a Lotus Twin Cam recreation using a Mazda Miata drive train.

    1. Aren't Lotus Cortinas white with green stripes? Either way, it's still a beautiful, delicate car.

      1. I think I see a "GT" badge on the rear flank of that Cortina. The wheels and stance look Lotus though. Even the GT was nice and some modest engine mods must make a nice one. The gearing was not sporty though in the standard 4 speed: 2-3 was a real leap and 3-4 left you sitting behind a "real" sports car of the day as I recall. That said, the instruments, toggle switches and dash was what it was all about in a Cortina GT. You felt like James Bond.

        1. It is a GT with the 1500 pre-crossflow engine. The MkI LoCort and GT share similar suspension geometry giving them similar stance. The biggest difference between a LoCort and a GT is the Lotus Twincam engine.

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