Wednesday, March 30, 2005

My First Show

I’m driving the Pontiac this week while I prep the Mustang for its first show this weekend. It got a good wash and wax at the US 1 Finest Hand Wash last night, and today I bought some engine compartment cleaner, injector cleaner, and a fire extinguisher (required at a car show). Over the next couple of nights I’ll get the details taken care of, like getting the tonneau cover clean and ready.

The show is sponsored by the Fort Lauderdale Mustang Club and is being held this Saturday, April 2 at the Bass Pro Shops at Griffin Road and I-95. It’s an open marquee show, which means it will have classic Mustangs (1964-1/2 to 1973) as well as other Ford products. Come by and see if you can find me. (Hint: I’ll be the guy in the red 1995 Mustang GT convertible with the 1969 Ohio 1995 Florida plate* on the front.)

I’ve been to a lot of car shows, but this is the first time I’ve ever had one of my own in one. It should be fun, and I’m sure I’ll learn a lot.

[*My 1969 plate was showing signs of rust. In a happenstance that can only be considered blind luck, I found my collection of old license plates in the first box up in the garage storage area. I chose the 1995 plate because it matches the year of the car and the colors — red letters on a white baseplate — go with the car. Florida issues only a rear plate, so you can display what you like on the front. This adds a nice touch of authenticity.]