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All Ford Show @Woodward Dream Cruise

Without the car being in full sunlight, it appears to be all blacked out but isn’t.

Mike Callahan not only took in the Woodward Dream Cruise but also the All Ford Show on Sunday. Mike admits to not getting as many good photos of cars at Woodward due to the constant movement of cars and traffic. He was either driving or the cars were always moving that he wanted to take photos of. Sunday the cruise is over but the folks at Ford put on an all Ford Show at their Headquarters. Mike did a little better there, here are his comments and photos.

The show at Ford Headquarters in Dearborn is held the Sunday after the Woodward Cruise. It is a huge show with a reported 2000 cars. This show is a must see for a Ford fan if you are already in the area. Ford, Roush, Shelby, and Saleen had their new cars there. Of course, there were a lot of Mustangs but Pantera and all makes of Ford could be found. There was even a swap area.

Bob Ashton, director of the MCACN (Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals) show in Chicago, stopped by. We talked about his upcoming show this November.

Woodward Ave. came to fame as a gathering spot for young street racers and cruisers. Today, The cruise and related festivities reportedly draw about 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars each year from around the world!

We all know and the Mustang II was not a big hit when Ford reduced it down to small-car size. What would be your opinion of the Mustang II if it looked like this? Actually, this is a 1978 Ford Falcon XC Cobra built in Australia. It is right-hand drive, 302 powered with a manual 4 speed. This particular car is #249 of only 400 XC Cobras produced.


Speaking of Mustangs, what do you think of this flag-waving stretched Mustang Limo?


The parking lot has a large solar roof with electric car hook-ups. These were a welcome site since Mike recently converted the Mercury to electric! Just kidding, Mike did stick the plug into his tank for the photo opp. 


Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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