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.

Boss 302 Cougar Eliminator

1970 Mercury Cougar Boss Eliminator 4 speed car.

1967 Cougar

1967 Mercury Cougar

1967 Cougar

Boss 302 Cougar Eliminator

Boss 302 Cougar Eliminator

Ford Mustang

Lots of Mustangs are always present at a Fabulous Fords Forever show.

Ford Galaxie 1963

A big car and a big engine.

Ford Galaxie 1963

Ford Galaxie 1963

1963 Ford with the NASCAR roof.

Ford Falcon

Even Falcons can be cool.

Ford Falcon

Ford Mustang

Check out this row of Mustangs.

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang 1967

Ford Mustang 1969

1969 Mustang Mach 1

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang 1969

Ford Falcon

Ford Mustang

1957 Ford Thunderbird

What’s a Ford Show without a 1957 Thunderbird?

1950 Ford

Ford Crown Victoria

1956 Ford Crown Victoria

Ford Mustang

Even the new Mustangs came out and attracted attention.

Ford Crown Victoria

The Ford Fairlane Club had their own mini meet at the show and there were some beautiful cars.

1956 Ford Convertible

I have always been partial to these 1956 Ford convertibles in yellow and black.

1956 Ford Convertible

1956 Ford

1955 Ford Crown Vic

1956 Ford

Ford Mustang 1967

Ford Custom 1956

I like it when someone brings in a typical 1950s custom and this one was right on target. 1956 Ford

Ford Custom 1956

Ford Custom 1956

1955 Ford

Miss Mayberry was even there. (friends car)

1955 Ford

1956 Ford Crown Vic

1954 Ford

Ford Hot Rod

1959 Ford

Ford Hot Rod

1957 Ford Custom

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.

1957 Ford Custom

Ford 3-2s Fuel Injected

Here is that fuel injection unit on the 1957 Ford.

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There was a good showing of big block Torinos and Cyclones.

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Talladega number 1


1969 Ford Cobra 428 cj

This Torino kept its 428 cj

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II

All Spoiler IIs should have the original 351 Windsor engine.

1069 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler

428 Ram Air Cale Yarborough Cyclone

1969 Merucry Cyclone 428 cj

This 428 got traded for a 427 in this Cyclone.

Rat Rod

Every show has to have a Rat Rod, they were asking $2,000 for this one.

Ford

These old 30s Fords were some of the best around.

Ford

Ford

woody

This gives the term “woody” a new meaning

Ford Judge

Do Judges ever give you the “creeps”? Well, they had on on a Creeper!

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Ford Judge

He covered the entire show grounds on his stomach; sometimes powered by his hands and other times he was drug around by his legs.

1954 Ford

This was a terrific 1954 Ford.

1954 Ford

1954 Ford

1954 Ford

1954 Ford

1959 Hard Top Convertible Ford

1956 Ford Custom

Another old school custom that “rang my bell”.

Ford Crown Victoria

Ford Pickup Custom

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.

Ford Pickup Custom

Ford Pickup Custom

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  1. charles drake says:

    enjoyed the website but did not see the date of the annual fabulous fords forever car show. is it still the 2nd saturday in august?

  2. Richard says:

    Next one is August 14, 2010, see you there?

  3. Bill Gould says:

    Hi! I am researching the history of a 64 fuel injected big tank Corvette coupe that was sold new from Clay Motors in Manchester KY. The car was red with a red/white interior. I have spoken to one of the owners of Clay Motors who told me that a Corvette would have been a rare sale for them in Manchester. There is evidence of a race harness,roll bar braces,side pipe brackets and a possible tow bar. I am hoping that you might remember this car or that you can refer me to someone who was involved in racing in the area in the mid 1960’s. I will appreciate any lead you can offer. Thanks for your help. Bill Gould Plymouth MA 508-272-0245

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