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Old 05-22-2018, 03:14 PM
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car show - Mustang meeting

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I know - no trucks but at least Ford cars. As promised some pics from the Mustang meeting last weekend here in Germany. All in all, we had 260 cars, best weather and an awesome location. Enjoy.
























 
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Excellent photos, and excellent meet-up.

Where is the location please? Looks interesting!
 
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The location is an old steel mill in Hattingen (Henrichshütte Hattingen) in the state of North Rhine Westphalia
 
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They never had that sort of stuff when I lived in Heinsberg!
 
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Hi suprchunk,

there were always some car enthusiasts around, who had a Mustang, but it became more and more just during the last 10 years. It's a kind of a hype. You can see vintage Mustangs in commercial spots, on posters and so on. I'm a member of the FMCoG - First Mustang Club of Germany. It's one of the biggest clubs outside the U.S. with almost 800 members. It's a big community
 
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Good to hear there is an interest in old American cars over there. That is an impressive number of members you have there also. I'm more of a vintage German car guy myself, mostly aircooled VWs (don't tell anyone). Figured I'd tackle some American steel while I'm still retired.

I was in Denmark on holiday once and a car show appeared out of nowhere in the middle of Copenhagen. Was weird to see, but neat indeed.
 
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That's a big show, and a great location. I find it interesting that it seems the vast majority of the early cars have Mustang badging instead of the T5 designation that Ford used for imports to Germany. The Mustang name was trademarked by a big truck maker in Germany in the 60's, and rather than pay the pittance they wanted to license the Mustang name to Ford, about the same as 3 car sales, Ford spent the time and trouble to rename and rebadge the cars. The only one I saw was the gold 68 convertible. You can see the different emblems on the fender.


 
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Hi Wayne,

you‘re well informed! The T5 was the name of the Mustang here in Germany back in the 60s and 70s. That is for the cars that were produced for the German market. The cars that were imported privately remained labeled as Mustangs. But due to the harsh winters and all the salt on our streets to keep them ice–free, not many of those T5 survived! They are in fact really rare to find theese days and therefore very valuable! The most vintage Mustangs have been imported from the U.S. within the last 20 ys. If you own those emblems shown on your last pic you can consider yourself a lucky man, since they are more valuable than gold for collectors today
 
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This info about the T5 in Germany is very interesting. I never heard of it before. So they didn't use the name Mustang but they still had the horse emblem on the car?
 
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This info about the T5 in Germany is very interesting. I never heard of it before. So they didn't use the name Mustang but they still had the horse emblem on the car?
Oddly, that is correct. The running horse was retained, but anywhere that the word Mustang was, it was deleted o rreplaced by an emblem that simply said T5. Here's a dash emblem from 67-8.


Gas cap. Note the black spot around the bottom that normally would have said Mustang.


There are stories and pictures all over the internet about this if you wanted to dig deeper.

www.fordt5.com - History of the Ford T5
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-vid...an-for-mustang
 
 
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