2018 DU­RAL MEN’S SHED CAR SHOW

SATUR­DAY 1 SEPTEM­BER AT THE CEN­TRE 1 PEL­LITT LANE DU­RAL 9:00 AM till 3:00 PM

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Community News -

It’s on again!! SPEEDCARS… MUS­TANGS... AND MANY MORE...

Last year we had 60 cars and this year prom­ises to be even big­ger. All un­der cover at THE CEN­TRE, DU­RAL Come and show your kids the speed-cars that used to race on the speed­way tracks in Syd­ney in the 1960’s Or maybe you are into MUS­TANGS……. check th­ese beasts out.

One of our mem­bers, Ken Buck­land, gives this in­sight into the his­tory of the fa­mous Mus­tang….

“In 1959, Lee Ia­cocca who was an up and com­ing mar­ket­ing per­son in the FORD MO­TOR COY ap­proached Henry Ford II to build a 2door car as he could fore­see the baby boomers of the WWII era would be po­ten­tial buy­ers of this type of ve­hi­cle. Henry was not at all im­pressed with this but after much push­ing by Lee over a num­ber of years at last Henry gave in and asked Lee for three dif­fer­ent de­sign ideas. The one cho­sen was the one we know so well, and Ford set up tool­ing for the coupe and con­vert­ible, whilst the fast­back was put on hold as Henry still had big doubts about the likely suc­cess of any th­ese cars.

On 17th April 1964 the first mus­tangs were dis­played at the world fair in New York and on that first day the FORD MO­TOR COY sold 14,000 mus­tangs!!

From 1964 to 1966 FORD sold 1.4 mil­lion mus­tangs.

After 1970 the mus­tangs lost some ap­peal as they were not as out­stand­ing as the orig­i­nals back in the 60’s. For­ward to 2005 and a new de­sign mus­tang was de­vel­oped and built us­ing many of the orig­i­nal de­sign fea­tures, and this look has stayed for 10 years to then be re­placed in 2016.

Up to 2016, FORD had not pro­duced right hand drive mod­els, but FORD thought that by mar­ket­ing a right hand drive it would make a huge new world -wide mar­ket ac­ces­si­ble to the mus­tang.

FORD AUS­TRALIA cal­cu­lated they would sell about 1,000 mus­tangs a year …their cal­cu­la­tions were slightly off……..from 2016 to 2018 FORD have sold 17,500 mus­tangs in Aus­tralia!!”

Must be plenty of us baby boomers around!

So please come, bring the fam­ily, sausage siz­zle and re­fresh­ment on sale. All pro­ceeds help the shed in our ob­jec­tives to foster com­mu­nity and well-be­ing amongst men and young men of our lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Any en­quiries about the DU­RAL MEN’S CAR SHOW call Rob Ed­wards on 0412618671 or Alan Hall on 0412873805. Email is du­ral­mensshed@gmail.com and don’t for­get our web­site www.du­ral­mensshed.org.

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