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Welcome to the Mustang Club of  Tampa!

April Message from our President:


MCT Members:


Is everyone ready to celebrate April 17th, NATIONAL MUSTANG DAY?  Ford commemorates the day the Mustang was first introduced to the public in 1964. Most new cars are released in fall of the year and are titled for the next year, so the first Mustang was titled a ’65; but the non-alternator Mustangs were titled as 1964 1/2. 


Several members are heading to St. Augustine to the National MCA show for the weekend and will be celebrating there.  For those who are staying home, Mustang Club of Tampa will be joining our sister club Suncoast Mustang Club for a cruise to Orlando to tour Revology http://revologycars.com/ then head back to Tampa where we will be hosted by TWISTED ROOSTER Bar & Grill in Lutz, FL for burgers and hotdogs compliments of Bill Currie Ford.


Hope to celebrate with many of you on this great day!


Joyce Bendishaw | President

Mustang Club of Tampa


Cell: 813-957-6376



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Power to the People: Happy Birthday to the Ford Flathead V8

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Way back in 1930 Henry Ford assembled five of his best engineers to undertake a new clandestine plan: develop the worlds first mass-produced, low-cost V8 engine. 

His reasons for secrecy was simple, the world said it couldn’t be done and he was protecting himself from failure. At the time Fords were rolling off the assembly line with a stout and reliable inline-4.

It wasn;t until 1932 that Ford pulled the sheet on the very first Flathead V8 available in the 1932 Model 18, making it the first mass market, affordable car with V8 power.

Back then the 221-cubic inch Flathead V8 kicked out a gigantic (at the time) 65 horsepower, 50% more than the L-head inline-4’s. Production of the Flathead V8 commenced on March 31, 1932 and ran through to 1953. While not the first V8, it was certainly the first V8 that brought power to the people. Not just that, companies like Edelbrock and Holly Performance got their start modifying the original Ford V8. The Flathead isn’t just a motor, it’s literally a cultural icon in America.

Ford moves up production on another new Mustang


Less than a year after a major revamp, there's yet another new Ford Mustang on the horizon.

The latest 2016 Ford Mustang went on sale just last year, starting at around $24,145.

The next model wasn't scheduled for release until 2022. However, production is being pushed up by two years to 2020, according to a report by a group of accountants and consultants called UHY Hacker Young.


It's not that the new Mustang failed to impress; an Edmund's expert review of the latest model said the "Ford Mustang continues to distinguish itself as a muscle car with genuine crossover appeal." The average consumer rating on the site was four-and-a-half stars.


In a recent Twitter poll by Ford, 38 percent of participants found it "impossible" to choose between the newer Ford Mustang or the classic Mustang.



1962 Mustang I Roadster



This sharp looking little two-seater created a great "buzz" when racing driver Dan Gurney introduced it at the United States Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, New York, in 1962. Featuring a rear-mounted V-4 engine, it was unlike any Ford ever seen before. The Mustang name later appeared on a sporty four-seater that created its own buzz in 1964.



Date Made


 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID



From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.


Steel (Alloy)
Aluminum (Metal)
Rubber (Material)
Glass (Material)


White (Color)


Height: 39.4 in

Width: 61 in

Length: 154 in

Wheelbase: 90 in

Weight: 1544 lbs


Make & Model: 1962 Mustang I roadster

Maker: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan

Engine: 60-degree V-4, 91 cubic inches

Transmission: 4-speed manual

Height: 39.5 inches

Wheelbase: 90 inches

Width: 61 inches

Overall length: 154 inches

Weight: 1544 pounds

Horsepower: 109 at 6400 revolutions per minute

Pounds per horsepower: 14.2

2017 Mustang Colors Revealed

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Thanks to the guys over at Mustang6G we get our first look at the MY 2017 paint palette. 

Most notably 2017 will see the return of Grabber Blue- a popular option with S197’s, which joins two paints that will be a first for any Mustang.

Lightning Blue is borrowed from the 2017 Escape and Fusion, in addition to White Platinum Metallic.

While the Mustang may be gaining three new colors it will also loose three. If you’re interested in Deep Impact Blue, Competition Orange or Guard you better get your order in before the June 1 cut off date for 2016 cars.

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