GHMA Monthly Meetings
Held at the Ford HQ in Oakville:
2000 The Canadian Rd, Oakville, ON L6J 7G1
2023 Meeting Dates and Times
Thursday, Sept 14th, 7:00 PM
Iroquois Ridge Community Centre
Please check your emails for further details.
GHMA Coffee Club: Our18th 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
Here is an old Ford publicity shot taken in 1965 Dearborn MI. Sent in by our GHMA Member Steve Bradley.
“Could you imagine what that tri-level load of 65’s would be worth today !”
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype
Introducing the all-electric Mustang Mach-E 1400: a one-of-a-kind all-electric prototype developed in collaboration with RTR Vehicles, targeting 1,400 peak horsepower and more than 2,300 lb. of downforce.* Vaughn Gittin Jr. puts the vehicle to the test against Ken Block, Chelsea DeNofa, Hailie Deegan, and Joey Logano.
Click here for official Ford News Release
The All-New 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1
“Mach 1 has a special place in Mustang history, and it’s time for this special edition to claim the top spot in our 5.0-liter V8 performance lineup and reward our most hardcore Mustang enthusiasts who demand that next level of power, precision and collectability,” said Dave Pericak, director, Ford Icons. “Like the original, the all-new Mustang Mach 1 will be true to its heritage, delivering great looks and as the most track-capable 5.0-liter Mustang ever.”
Click here for more details from Driving.ca: The Mach 1 returns
Drone Flies Over an Astonishing Car Collection
Read the full story about this incredible car collection … Popular Mechanics Classic auto collection …
The GHMA turns 25 yrs old this year!
See how we began… GHMA Beginnings…
“On February 12th, 1995, the first official members meeting was held at Ford Canada’s original office building and 40 people became members that day. We haven’t looked back as the club today is as strong as ever.”
It is arguably the most famous Mustang of all time, and now it’s also the most valuable of all time.
The 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT driven by Steve McQueen in the classic film Bullitt just sold at auction. See pics and full story from Driving.ca here.
CNN Article Amanda Jackson:
A retired salesman in Canada (Harry Phillips) is heading to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, to be reunited with a Ford Mustang he accidentally sold 55 years ago.
Movie: Ford vs Ferrari
When was the last time we actually had a really good car movie? It will be good to see all those vintage cars running around the track and listening to the glorious sound of those engines!
Driving.ca “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
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…
Gail Wise bought her blue Mustang convertible brand new in 1964, specifically on April 15 from a Ford dealer in Chicago. That probably doesn’t mean much to most people, until you recall that Ford officially revealed its brand new Pony Car to the world on April 17 – two days after she drove the car home. Read more here from Motor1.com …
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.”
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.