Michael Galimi
August 1, 2009

The automobile in Southern California is revered as a sacred item as the car culture carries a strong social standing. For those who drink Snapple, you might remember that one of the facts under the cap proclaims there are three times more automobiles in Los Angeles than there are people. Armed with that information, it's no surprise that nearly 2,000 Fords of all generations were at Knott's Berry Farm for its annual Fabulous Fords Forever car show.

We saw quite a variety of iron from all years, including the '10 Mustang and Shelby GT500. The cars--and trucks--weren't the only stars of the day: We ran into Chip Foose, Parnelli Jones, and Steve Saleen as we prowled the show-grounds. As usual, the lines were long for the autograph sessions. Roush Performance took the opportunity to rollout its '10 Roush Mustang 427R in the Cooper Tires booth.

For those who have never attended Fabulous Fords Forever, the volunteer staff slices and dices the park's parking lot into a highly organized regiment of specific models. Mustangs are broken down by generations, and SVT products are secured in a single section out back. Shelby fans rejoiced as nearly every Shelby Mustang was represented in the Shelby division of the parking lot. Trucks are segmented into two categories--early year Broncos and everything else. All other classic Fords are put into sections. Parking and organizing the sheer volume of vehicles is an impressive feat, to say the least.

We scoured the grounds and grabbed some highlight shots, as well as picking a slew of feature vehicles for upcoming issues of your favorite Mustang magazine. The accompanying photos are just a sliver of what we scoped out at this year's show.

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