Gotta be in it to win it!

The '67 Shelby

I’ve entered a couple of sweepstakes to win a Mustang since I started the blog. The one that I entered today, in particular, is very cool. It’s the Mustang Dream Giveaway Sweepstakes, and I now have a chance to win, not one, but TWO Shelby GT500 Mustangs. To boot, one is a restored 1967 Shelby GT500 and the other is the 2010 “Patriot Edition” GT500.

The 2010 "Patriot Edition" Shelby

These freaking cars are HOT, but they are not the only reason why YOU should enter this contest. The real reason is that proceeds go to the Healing Heroes Network. Read up on them, they are a charity that provides therapy to members of the United States armed forces injured in the line of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan on or after 09/11/01 – all at no charge. Healing Heroes Network provides treatments and services not currently covered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, for which these troops are in desperate need.

Worth it, in my humble opinion.

So, if you want, give it a try, go to the Win the Mustangs website and buy some tickets. If you do and win, hook me up and let me drive one so I can say I did!

The Irony – Fewer Loose Ends and Donald N. Frey, Mustang Designer Dies.

Irony abound today. Doug Jr. called me and gave his blessing to me to get my Uncle’s Mustang and bring it up to New Jersey to restore it. So it is completely official now. I will be bringing the Mustang up here sometime before early May – and I’ve also found a garage to rent to do the restoration!

My friend Gary has a two car garage that he is going to rent me for the time it takes to do the restoration! The only thing that remains now is getting the vehicles to move the Mustang up north from Florida. I am completely elated, but I must also recognize the fact that on the day that the loose ends became a bit tighter, the man responsible for designing the iconic automobile, Donald N. Frey, passed away at 86 on March 5th. Godspeed – and thank you.