First post of the year so it has to start with Happy New Year of course, we hope you all had a great Christmas. While we are on the subject of Christmas we would like to share our amusing gift of the year. We won’t say who bought Adam the T-shirt, but it has been his favorite item of clothing since. Anyway moving swiftly along!
We have had a customer’s car come into us which he has bought for his partner as a present. The car needs a little tender loving care and an MOT of course. Most people tend to get a puppy or a kitten for Christmas, but this lucky lady owner got a 5.0 v8 Pony. The interior is in excellent condition and the paint should buff up just fine. We are having a look over the underside and mechanics for any work that may need doing. From what we have seen – so far so good. We don’t mean things like broken headlight etc. as that is a simple fix before anybody mentions that!
For the last proper post before our Christmas break Mart’s Coupe (from one man and his Mustang), had just come back from paint as an early Christmas present. Yeah we gave him a surprise as it’s always nice to see the smile on the owners face when they get their pride and joy back. this was a little different as a lot of the hard work was all done by hand, and the fruits of that labour intensive job are wheeled back into a work shop. As promised we have a few more pics of his car taking her to a temporary new home.
As Mart’s Coupe was returning we swapped it out for our ’67 fastback shell that was ready for another top class paint job. The customer has told us what colour it will be, but we will keep that a secret just for now, only untill it comes back completed of course. We will of course post some updates of this one being completed too.
To sum up the end of the year, we were busy with projects and the WebShop is getting busier all the time. We have already had some of the vouchers used online and so far they have proved very popular. The emails So much so that we are going to have to create a dedicated dispatch area as the office is no longer suitable. That is in the process at the moment and we will bring you pictures of that soon. We tidied up the yard yet again which seems to be never-ending job at the moment, but during the clean and tidy up we just happened to look over to one of our workshops and took a couple of pictures of our customer’s car at different times of the day. Very sinister looking in fact!
We have uploaded a new video to our YouTube account of the 1964 Ford Mustang production line. The video for Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – Nowhere To Run was filmed at the plant, due to production requirements Ford refused to stop the production for the video. The result was during the 2 minutes and 45 seconds it took to film Ford made a new car! click here to go straight to the video or click on the YouTube logo below for our channel. We have taken some screen shots of the video for you to look at here. It’s worth watching just for the great song anyway.
Nice video guys – I new the song but didn’t realise it was filmed at a Ford Production line. Good facts at the beginning too.
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Thank you for making this post multi-focused. I enjoyed seeing Mart’s car along with the others. While I drive off to my teaching job tomorrow I will remain, envious, as always, that Mustang Maniac gets to roll ups it’s sleeves and mold the beauty of mechanics and metal to the delight of Mustang owners.
Hi Debbie, Glad to see you back in the swing of blog things again. Thanks for your comments, we try to make the blog as diverse as possible but we are limited to cars and things car related obviously, sometimes es we go “off piste” as it were. Mart’s car is obviously in his own great blog and we will be running a progress series with him. We are swapping photos between us for the blogs so there should be the full comprehensive story between us. We must say that we enjoy doing these features start to finish as it were, everybody can then see the progress and they seem to be very popular according to our stats. Like you say we recreate the beauty of these wonderful cars. Teaching is fantastic profession, we are still learning new things here, no two days are the same.
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