Don and Pat's 66 Coupe
beautiful spring time yellow/black top 1966 Mustang Coupe became a member of our
family in July 1966. Purchased in
OKC from Dub Richardson Ford, she had just been chosen to be a Demo by racer Evert Humphrey. Our little 1961 Falcon
was traded for the Mustang and she became our family car.
family sat around the Thanksgiving table we recalled some of the stories
associated with this member of our family.
One morning as Mom started to take the kids to school she needed to prop open the choke and used a handy plastic spoon.
Oops! It started but also sucked the whole spoon into the carburetor. Turn it off and call Dad --- "Don't touch it", he
said. He was teased about having the only Tafton coated engine in town. No harm done. Sigh!
daughter laughs at Dad driving around to find her and how it followed her
bicycle home. And, when she was about two,
she filled the gas tank with 'gas' using Dad's water hose. "No, Daddy, I didn't put water in it". "Yes, Mommy, I did put in gas"
Dad was relieved it was only water.
mixed emotions. The first time your son drives your Mustang. Which causes the
most worry? After we moved to
Mustang, we remember the day Don called Pat to come tow him home.
sat for several years until we figured a way to get it up and running again. She
is restored as much too original as when
we drove her home. She received a first place in her first car show. And many more since then.
car - three teens learned to drive her --- many trips and memories. We still
have the original tag and title.
We show this Mustang because
we are proud of her. Trophy or not, we know what she is and how she performs. We
driving and riding in this car --- And it is NOT For Sale at any price. Don't even ask.
asked to be buried in this Mustang - never saw a Ford yet that couldn't get you
out of a hole..... (ha-ha)