Near Mexico Beach, FL--April 2012
Looking good on the way to Cades Cove
2007 Shelby GT 500, Alloy w/black top, charcoal leather interior
Head lamp detail
Supercharged 5.4 liter, 4 valve, V8--500 horsepower, 480 ft/lbs torque, the most powerful Mustang ever built. No-nonsense strut brace is not as nearly as flashy as the Shelby GT's, but the no-nonsense of the suprecharger makes up for it!
The engine is hand assembled by the Ford Special Vehicles Team (SVT) and the engine builders sign this plaque as an indication of the pride and special care that goes into SVT products.
Rear quarter--this pre-production model includes side scoops, the later production do not have these installed at the factory.
What the competition sees!
Premier leather trim, unique steering wheel and more snakes!
Gauges are multi-color adjustable and include an "economy shift point" light (like you're really going to drive this car for "economy") and a user adjustable SVT shift light.
No longer a gas filler, Ford used this to trim out the trunk lock.
Cozy space, and very comfortable too.
More snakes in the upholstery.
Window sticker from Ford. It hit the dealer showroom with a $62,000 price tag including the famous "limited availability" mark up.
Certified as a "pre-production" unit. It was given to the dealer as a promo model before the production cars actually hit the showrooms.
At home, happy & freshly washed.
Kills bugs fast!
I love the long, low, lean look of this body-style's convertible.
I've had this tag for almost 15 years: first on a '92 Mustang LX 5.0, 5 speed, then on a Chrysler Sebring convertible JXi, a Ranger XLT step-side, a PT Cruiser, Dream Cruiser 1, and finally back on a car worthy of the tag!
My other gray baby in the background.
The bugs are hard enough to clean off, not to mention those pesky Hondas and Toyotas that get sucked into the grill!
About half way to Newfound Gap
Close & sharp
Not much green in this background
What a view
Clingman's Dome in the background
Newfound Gap 2
North Carolina in the background
By the stream
A little more green down this low
Chimney tops picnic area
At Chimney Tops
My other gray baby--2005 F-150 XLT, 4.6. Super comfortable work truck.
Mammoth Cave National Park, Labor Day 2011
Mammoth Cave, Labor Day 2011
A beast, came down out of the forest......
Ferry Crossing at Mammoth Cave National Park
Spring Break 2012
Spring Break 2012
Sunrise Ridge Resort, Pigeon Forge, TN
Chimney Tops Picnic Area--Oct. 2012
Overlook on the Tail of the Dragon
Roaring Fork Motor Trail
Chimney Tops again
Roaring Fork again
Setting up for the next corner...
Rolling into the throttle....
We'll be back!