2018 LMR Cruise – Texas Motor Plex

Took Nate Dog with me to the 2018 Late Model Restoration Cruise. We tagged along with the North Texas Foxbody Club crew and drove down to Ennis Texas to the Texas Motor Plex. The event had drag racing, car show, dyno station, and a burnout contest. I spent the day shooting video, photos, and BS’ing with the guys and gals from NTFC and other clubs. It got pretty hot so Nat and I cut out of there before the raffle and burnout contest started. There’s a vlog video of the event below, I hope you enjoy it, we did!

Texas Mustang Invasion 10/7/2017

img_0328It’s been pretty quiet around B&T Garage lately and that’s going to be changing real soon. Recently I’ve been taking it easy filming and focusing on the 64 1/2 project for Elyse. Look forward to more Project 64 1/2 videos soon

The Texas Mustang Invasion event is also coming up. That’s a great gathering of Mustang enthusiasts from all over the DFW area and beyond. There will be Mustangs from all eras and many great vendors. I’ll be out there with Molly and camera gear. Look for a video of the TMI event as well.

IMG_1082Once I come home from the TMI even Molly is going to be parked for what will be the next series of Foxy Molly Build videos. The new season will focus on the PlastiDip coming off, bodywork being done to repair rust in the rear fender, and the engine being rebuilt.IMG_1095 The engine will be assessed and rebuilt as needed with go fast parts over the next several months, think ON3. Molly will also be getting a new clutch to help put that newly found horsepower to the wheels. There will be other goodies in the series that I’ll keep secret for now.

Stay tuned for some great videos!

Is Project 64 1/2 the first Mustang ever sold?

Project 64 1/2 data plate.

Yup, the 64.5 project, Elyses car, is for sure a 65 Mustang considered a 64.5. This car is number 1,502 out of 9 million plus Mustangs and one of the first Mustangs made. It was made on 3/17/1964, production started on 3/9/1964, and we think it may actually be one of the first Mustangs ever sold! 

Elyse’s 1965 Mustang known as Project 64 1/2.
First Mustang Ever Sold

Gale Wise is considered by Ford as owner of the first Mustang ever sold to an individual. That Mustang was sold two days before it should have been sold. The car was purchased by Gale on 4/15/1964, but the Mustang wasn’t even unveiled at the Worlds Fair until 4/17/1964, which is when it should have gone on sale. 

The Ford Owner Warranty Card of Elyses car is listed with a date of 4/15/1964. Is it possible that this car was sold on the same day as Gales car? 

This is the original Ford Registered Owner Card which indicates the car was purchased in April 15th, 1964.

More to come soon!

Update: Found the original owner and the car was indeed bought on 4/15/1964. Not one but two! More to come.