Blackstock Ford in Orangeville held it’s second annual Ford Show and Shine on Saturday, August 10.
The event featured Ford vehicles with an emphasis on Mustangs.
There was good turnout of Mustangs ranging from some vintage 60’s models right up to current models that all arrived in the dealership parking lot to show off their rides and speak to other Ford and Mercury owners.
“This is our second annual Mustang and all Ford show,” explained Blackstock Ford president Jim Carson. “We’ve got everything here from Ford trucks to Mustangs. Mustangs are our specialty – especially performance Mustangs and modified Mustangs. We have guys here from a long way away. We’ve got a lot of horsepower here and a lot of supercharged cars.”
Owners lined up their cars on the dealership lot and took the opportunity to see the other vehicles.
“These are our customers,” Mr. Carson said. “Being a Ford dealer we are passionate about Ford. These guys are all passionate about their cars and enjoy talking to others.”
Mustang owner Greg Croxon brought his 1990 Ford Mustang to the show.
“It was a very popular car at the time,” he explained. “They used to place ads that said “The Boss is Back” and that they were bringing this car back.”
The Mustang went through period in the mid 80’s were it lost its muscle car status. Ford brought it back and kept improving it over the years.
Mr. Coxon bought his car seven years ago sans engine and transmission.
“It’s been in the shop for six of those years. We were building the motor and doing a lot of modifications to it. It was just a roller at the time. It didn’t have a powertrain.”
He bought a motor and transmission and had to modify the hood to accommodate a supercharger on the new engine.
“After the new motor, it didn’t stop. Once you start doing one mod you end up doing another.”
The event offered the opportunity to see some of the finest Ford engineering and some well cared for vehicles.
Written by Brian Lockhart