Fabulous Fords Forever, Manchester, Tennessee
If you want to see great looking Fords you have to go to a Fabulous Fords Forever car show. If its powered by a Ford engine its eligible to be on the show grounds. In Manchester, Tennessee in 2009 it was the 17th annual all Ford show and it was a hot southern day for sure. They were also celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1969 Ford Talladega. Unfortunately, only one showed up but is was the first one off the assembly line so it represented the classic NASCAR star as best it could.
Check out this wide variety of Blue Oval classics.
1970 Mercury Cougar Boss Eliminator 4 speed car.
1967 Mercury Cougar
Lots of Mustangs are always present at a Fabulous Fords Forever show.
A big car and a big engine.
1963 Ford with the NASCAR roof.
Even Falcons can be cool.
Check out this row of Mustangs.
1969 Mustang Mach 1
What’s a Ford Show without a 1957 Thunderbird?
1956 Ford Crown Victoria
Even the new Mustangs came out and attracted attention.
The Ford Fairlane Club had their own mini meet at the show and there were some beautiful cars.
I have always been partial to these 1956 Ford convertibles in yellow and black.
I like it when someone brings in a typical 1950s custom and this one was right on target. 1956 Ford
Miss Mayberry was even there. (friends car)
Read the sign and this 1957 custom has 3-2s with fuel injection. I walked by it twice before I realized they weren’t carburetors.
Here is that fuel injection unit on the 1957 Ford.
There was a good showing of big block Torinos and Cyclones.
Talladega number 1
This Torino kept its 428 cj
All Spoiler IIs should have the original 351 Windsor engine.
428 Ram Air Cale Yarborough Cyclone
This 428 got traded for a 427 in this Cyclone.
Every show has to have a Rat Rod, they were asking $2,000 for this one.
These old 30s Fords were some of the best around.
This gives the term “woody” a new meaning
Do Judges ever give you the “creeps”? Well, they had on on a Creeper!
He covered the entire show grounds on his stomach; sometimes powered by his hands and other times he was drug around by his legs.
This was a terrific 1954 Ford.
Another old school custom that “rang my bell”.
There were a number of nice trucks there but by the time I was done looking at the cars I was too hot to leave the shade of our EZ-Up. Sorry truck lovers.