GHMA Monthly Meetings
Held at the Ford HQ in Oakville:
2000 The Canadian Rd, Oakville, ON L6J 7G1
2019 Meeting Dates & Times:
April Sunday 14th 1:30 PM
May Sunday 5th 1:30 PM
June Thursday 13th 7:30 PM
July Thursday 11th 7:30 PM
August Thursday 8th 7:30 PM
September Thursday 12th 7:30 PM
October Sunday 6th 1:30 PM
November Sunday 10th 1:30 PM
December Sunday 8th TBA
Our guest speaker Joe DaSilva gave a very entertaining and informative tech talk about all sorts of performance tuning, tips and maintenance for our Mustangs. Joe is a long time car guy who also gives his time to support various charities such as Sick Kids Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital and the Lupus society. His performance shop services, tests and tunes older and modern Mustangs and it was a pleasure to listen to his very informative talk. Click here to see more details – Rob
Apr 12th – 14th: Mississauga. Toronto Classic Car Auction at the Int. Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Miss. www.ccpauctions.com
GHMA Coffee Club: Our16th Coffee Club Season with the GHMA:
Click Events link above for full location, date and times as well as your emails for any last minute changes
George O’ Hearn
One of our members has their Mustang featured in the Mustang Times January edition. Thanks to David for sending this to us. Click the pic to read the article…
“This is, says Ford, the fastest street-legal Mustang it has ever produced. They won’t say exactly how fast – or even how powerful – the new Shelby GT500 will be, but the numbers they are willing to stand by are pretty darned impressive.
For instance, the 2020 Mustang GT500 will hit 60 miles per hour (96 kilometres an hour) in under 3.5 seconds. It will also cut the quarter mile timing lights in less than 11 seconds. That is all thanks to its 5.2-litre supercharged V8 pumping out “more than” 700 horsepower. How much “more than”, the company’s not saying, but am I the only thinking that the big GT is undergoing some last minute tweaks so that Ford can guarantee it can out-dyno Dodge’s 707-hp Challenger Hellcat?” See more here…
For Sale: 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe – VIN 00002
The first Ford Mustang Coupe ever built, sold accidentally in the Yukon in 1965, is going to be at the Barret Jackson auction.
|Exterior Color||CASPIAN BLUE|
|Interior Color||MEDIUM BLUE|
“The very first Ford Pilot Plant / Pre-production Mustang hardtop. This 1965 Mustang started the Pony Car revolution in American car building, resulting in the later creation of the Camaro and Firebird. It was hand-assembled at the Ford Pilot Plant and is one of three known existing Pilot Plant Mustangs to survive.
This special Mustang has been restored to factory new specifications, with all major components having matching numbers. It is powered by a 170ci 6-cylinder engine mated to a 3-speed manual transmission. Included with the First Ford Mustang Hardtop is a set of two binders containing ownership and condition affidavits from all previous owners, along with photos, statements and signatures from high-profile originators of the Mustang, including Lee Iacocca, Hal Sperlich, Don Frey, Gale Halderman and others.
The binders also include the vast provenance documentation confirming the entire history of the car, and complete restoration documentation in photograph, 35mm slide and video formats. A letter from Ford Motor Company confirming this Mustang as the first Mustang hardtop built is also included.
Among its film and television appearances, this Mustang was used by 20th Century Fox Pictures in video shoots with Matt Damon (starring as Carroll Shelby) and Christian Bale in the up-coming full-length feature film “Ford v. Ferrari” (the true story of the battle between the two marques to win Le Mans in 1966), scheduled to open in the summer of 2019. This hardtop is being sold after 20 years of ownership by a nationally known Mustang historian and author Bob Fria.”
… instead it will target heavy-duty vehicles. Proposed changes will be subject to 30-day public consultation, province says. Ontario’s Drive Clean vehicle emissions testing program will be dismantled next year and replaced with a new system that will focus on heavy-duty vehicles such as transport trucks.
In a news conference Friday, Premier Doug Ford said the program worked well when it was introduced in 1999 and but grew less useful as the automotive industry adopted more stringent emissions standards.
“Drive Clean was created almost 20 years ago but 20 years later, the family car now creates much less pollution. So Drive Clean has outlived its usefulness,” he said.
Only five per cent of vehicles failed the test last year, compared with 16 per cent in 1999, and the trend is expected to continue, the government said. Read more here … Ontario getting rid of the Drive Clean Test
Well folks, another Dream Cruise has come and gone and great fun was had by all.
I’d like to thank Norm Smart for arranging for our amazing group rate at the Auburn Hills Hilton yet again. Andrew Long for what I hope will be our first ANNUAL Games Night at the Hilton. I know that everyone who participated had a hilarious time. I’d also like to mention Stan Elsdon, Pete Pickering and Norm Malisani for setting up tours to Vanguard Motors and the Stahl Collection.
To all the members who made the trip I hope you had a great time, I know I did and I’m already looking forward to next year.
And to anyone who has ever doubted that Norm Smart is in fact Mister Woodward I give you Mustang and Fords coverage of the Woodward Dream Cruise pictures 71-73. Here he is with his fellow delinquent Howard Sims who spent much of Saturday keeping the water box wet. See link for more on Woodward 2018 – Mustangandfords.com
See you all at the next meeting!
Ford has a new Mustang that seeks to eat the Dodge Challenger Demon for dinner, as long as the meal is only served at the track. The Blue Oval has unveiled its new Mustang Cobra Jet ahead of the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise, and it’s not what you’d call slow. In fact, Ford says it’s the fastest production Mustang to ever grace a drag strip, capable of reaching 150 mph (241 km/h) in the quarter-mile while covering the distance in the mid-eight-second range – a full second quicker than the race-equipped, 840-horsepower (626-kilowatt) Demon. More here from Motor1.com
One of two pivotal Experimental cars built by Shelby has been found in a Texas field, 50 years after it disappeared – and the owner had no idea what he owned.
Shelby’s ‘Little Red’ prototype Mustang GT500 EXP has been found in Texas after years of searching – making for one of the most significant finds in American car collector history.
The big-block Shelby notchback coupe was one of a pair of ‘experimental’ cars built by Ford Motor Company and Shelby American. It was an important developmental car, which showcased a variety of ideas, from a restyled body to adding a Paxton supercharger to the big-block V8.
Little Red eventually became the model for Ford’s 1968 Mustang California Special but once finished with it was moved into storage – and there the trail went cold.
More from Auto Classics here…
DETROIT—Tom and Gail Wise disagreed about whether a broken-down car should be stored in a family garage for 27 years or sold for junk. He insisted they keep it because, he promised, one day he would find the time to fix the vehicle himself.
It was her skylight blue convertible Ford Mustang, purchased at age 22 in 1964, that their family of six drove for 15 years. Read more here from MSN online…
Gail & Tom Wise – 1964 Skylight Blue Mustang Convertible – First Mustang ever sold.
“…The Ford Motor Company will lift the veil off the 10 millionth Mustang. That’s right, ladies and gents; America’s original pony car now numbers in the 10,000,000s, with production going stronger than ever in Flat Rock, Michigan.” Read more here from Autoevolution about this historic event.
“… Wimbledon White-painted pony looks just like any other Mustang from the 2019 model year. But this is car number 10,000,000 according to the photographer, presented with a soft top and the 5.0-liter Coyote V8.”
Over 500+ vehicles registered in attendance on a gorgeous sunny day. The week started out wet, hot and humid – then the sun and cool weather came out for the Stampede All Ford, years, makes and models show on Sunday July 29th 2018.
A big thanks those who worked behind the scenes to put this together. A HUGE thanks to Ford, its employees and especially Shannon White for helping and allowing us to have our show once again at the terrific Ford Oakville HQ. To all the hard working volunteers from the GTAMC & GHMA, friends and family; as well as the many show participants who brought their vehicles, attendees, Vendors and Sponsors – we could not have done this without you!
Here is the picture slideshow of the event:
Mustangs are our passion!
We drive them, race them, restore them, preserve them and just plain enjoy them. The Golden Horseshoe Mustang Association was originally started as a Classic Mustang club in 1995 by a core group of Classic Mustang enthusiasts in the Greater Toronto Area. Over the years we have become an all years Mustang club and one of the largest Mustang club in Canada.
We participate in various events, car shows, travel, charities and much more throughout the year. If you interested in the car hobby, our many social events, then please feel free to attend one of our monthly meetings held at the Ford HQ in Oakville Ontario or Contact us for more info.