There ain’t no grander celebration in the United States of America than the commemoration of its independence every Fourth of July. It pays homage to the great sacrifices made by the forefathers to claim the liberty they once dreamed of. This same gift has allowed people today to build and drive their very own Ford Mustang. The car can be regarded as one of the icons that revolutionized American automobilia. So after the barbecue and fireworks, you can now head straight right into your garage and tinker with the pony car. Here’s the right way to show American patriotism with your ‘Stang!
Craft a noble tribute to the American servicemen
The USA continues to enjoy freedom because of the countless American servicemen that devoted generous fractions of their lives for the country. During their tours, some have witnessed unspeakable horrors while valiantly fighting for democracy. One way of honoring them is by crafting a noble Mustang tribute. Garages all over the states have already taken the liberty of doing their own concepts. This includes the Red Tails Edition Mustang GT for the African-American World War 2 pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen (pictured above).
But the tributes do not have to end in World War 2. Present-day pilots also need some morale boost with their very own uplifting concepts. Projects included the USAF Thunderbirds Edition Mustang.
and the Blue Angels Mustang for Navy pilots.
Showcase the good ole American ingenuity with radical street machines
On the other hand, modern marvels allow us to get creative and squeeze the most out of Mustangs. The good ole American ingenuity often leads to the development of radical street machines that are meant of perform on the strip and track. Upgrades include electronic fuel injections, bored out V8 blocks, altered suspension geometry and many more. Just take a look at the ’69 Mach 1 pictured above. The staggered Welds wrapped in drag slicks perfectly complements the supercharged Ford block. We genuinely hope that’s a 428 Cobra Jet under the hood.
Some of these creations even made it to movies like the Shelby GT500 dubbed as Eleanor in the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds. The film actually boosted the following for ’67 Mustangs.
But these are nothing compared to the creations like the Harbinger Mustang that fused elements of the ’69 and ’70 Mustang along with modern performance goodies for that ultimate track experience.
Preserve the rich American automotive heritage by period-correct restorations
In the midst of all the pro-touring, pro-street and aftermarket movements, it would still be nice to be up close with Mustangs that have been preserved the way they were before. As true-blue Americans, we deserve to have period-correct restorations that tell a story about the rich American automotive heritage. This includes bringing old Trans-Am race cars back to life.
On the other hand, some of these ponies need painstaking restorations to be able to capture the trims and performance packages that came along with them when they rolled out of the dealerships. Such can be regarded to the timeless 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350.
Having said all of these things, we here at Auto Parts Warehouse wishes everyone a happy Fourth of July!