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Hey all

There is a pretty cool artical in the new June 2008 issue of MM&FF. It's on page 60, and it talks about this site and what it is all about...:wink:

Later folks!:smile:
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tjrider said:
Hey all

There is a pretty cool artical in the new June 2008 issue of MM&FF. It's on page 60, and it talks about this site and what it is all about...:wink:

Later folks!:smile:
TJ
I think I may have been interviewed for that one, but forgot about it. :)

Was this at the news stand, or are you a subscriber?
 

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I will look this evening after work................

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I think I may have been interviewed for that one, but forgot about it. :)

Was this at the news stand, or are you a subscriber?
Mike,

If they have that Issue this Evening I will Scan it and Post it here

for IMBOC Members:

I'll be off in about 2-Hrs. 6:00pm Central


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been out for awhile...I think there is another earlier thread on it and maybe the article is there, don't remember..I already got my July issue so it may be hard to find now. I still have my copy I think. Now if I can get it to scan......
 

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Wierd. I didn't post it up here because I figured there'd already be a billion posts about it already. I read it about a month ago. Well worth checking out. Definitely gives a real good name to the site.
 

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MM&FF magazine fires off the first-ever Bullitt Mustang shootout





June Issue:

Bullitt Mustang Shootout- Full Metal Jacket
MM&FF magazine fires off the first-ever Bullitt Mustang shootout


By Steve Baur
illustrators: And Courtesy of Ford Motor Company






Author's Note: The first time I ever saw the movie Bullitt, I was up late one night watching TV with my dad. We surfed the channels (all five of them back then) and he stopped on some movie, which showed a guy loading a shotgun inside of a car. Next thing I knew, the driver of the car, a black Dodge Charger, stood on the gas and yanked the wheel to the left. The chase was on and I was hooked.

Some of you may have actually seen Bullitt in the movie theaters when it was released, while others have caught it at some point on television. If you're any sort of gearhead, and supposing that you have seen the movie, then it is most obvious that such an automotive marvel would remain forever etched on the gray matter within your grease-stained skull. How cool could it be then, that one of the biggest automakers in the world found a way to push a retro version of the immortal '68 Mustang into current production?

Derived from a cult movie classic, the 2001 Bullitt Mustang is becoming a legend in its own right. Checking the Bullitt option on the order form lightened the wallet by an additional $3,695 over the GT price, but netted you more performance and power, not to mention the unique styling of this special edition pony.

The bad thing about special editions, however, is that there are only a limited number of them. After contacting Scott Hoag, Mustang Nameplate Manager for Team Mustang, we found there to be a total of 5582 Bullitt Mustangs built, with 3041 colored Dark Highland Green, 723 wearing True Blue and 1818 dressed in Black.

Since we had our Ford connection revealing Bullitt facts, we asked Scott to clear up some rumors/discrepancies that we came across in our research.

Evidently, the first five Bullitts that were produced and sold were pre-production units numbered 00001-00005. Ford then built four more for the McQueen family, which were labeled McQueen 01, McQueen 02, McQueen 03 and McQueen 04. After that, the regular production Bullitts were fired off the assembly line ending with No. 5601. During assembly, some labels were lost or damaged, which is why there is a difference in the total number of Bullitts built, and the way the cars were actually numbered.

For various reasons, people occasionally part with these collectibles, and therefore they are still available for purchase. Whether you are looking to buy one or just want some information on them, there's really only one place to go. IMBOC.com (International Mustang Bullitt Owners Club) is dedicated solely to Ford's McQueen-esque Mustang, and offers quite a bit of information.

IMBOC.com features a large forum for conversing with fellow "Bullittheads," and offers links to other Bullitt information. Another interesting site to see is http://people.freenet.de/pony/bullit.htm This is a website dedicated to the movie Bullitt, and the 1968 Mustang that starred along with Steve McQueen. Dave Kunz, who happens to own the Mustang pictured in the Ford press photo, helps run the site. In addition to viewing these Bullitt Mustang Internet sites, you can also refer back to the April '01 and November '01 issues of MM&FF for our first look and dragstrip test.


So now that we've told you a little bit about these cars, we should tell you that many of their owners fall into the realm of Mustang maniacs. Like the rest of us, they too are enthusiasts who are looking to go faster. With a collectible, one has to go about it in a slightly different manner in order to retain the vehicle's value. But that doesn't mean they can't be fast.

Putting together a shootout on short notice often puts limits on whom you invite, as we can't expect possible participants to drop everything and traverse hundreds of miles just to get their picture in the magazine. We had put out the call for Bullitt owners through the Horse's Mouth column but, sadly, we only had two submissions. One of them traded in his Bullitt for an '03 Cobra. Can't say we blame him for that one. The other guy was tearing into his Bullitt for some big horsepower gains, and would not have it done in time. However, after posting the event on the IMBOC site, we got a pretty good response.

Most surprising was the entry of Bob Watson. Bob emailed us and said he would love to come and play, and driving the 18-plus hours from Florida was just a passing thought for him. Jim McDonnell of Ontario contemplated the eight-hour journey from the Great White North, but judging from his mood when he left Englishtown, it was well worth it. Abel Gonzales and Brian Walshe came over from New York with their Mustangs. Abel's has a few slight modifications, while Brian's low-mileage missile was run just as Ford had delivered it.

There were others who tried to get in, but we were limited by Father Time. Should we do this again next year, we'll know to get the word out much sooner, and we'll know where all of the "Bullittheads" are hiding. For now, read on to see who brought the fastest pony projectile, and find out what these gunsmiths did to make them lethal.

Read the Complete Article
Click on this Link:

http://www.musclemustangfastfords.com/features/0301_bullitt_mustang_shootout/index.html





Terry
 
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