1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
October 21, 2014

More Movie Mustangs

I know you cannot list all Mustangs in movies in your “50 Years of Movie Mustangs” that was featured in the Sept. ’14 issue, however I wanted to point out that my ’71 Mach 1 429SCJ received good screen time in the movie Machete. Picture attached.

James M. Ginger
Via the Internet

As fans of Robert Rodriguez’s work, and that of actor Danny Trejo as well, we’re familiar with the Machete franchise and remember your Mustang from the movie. Thanks for the picture!

In your Sept. ’14 article “50 Years of Movie Mustangs” you missed the ’68 Shelby Mustang convertible featured briefly in the 1999 remake of the Thomas Crown Affair with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo.

Edwin M. Rollins
Via the Internet

As you can imagine, we could fill every page of Mustang Monthly with movie car references that the Mustang has been in. We did our best to feature those where the Mustang played a major role and not just a few minutes of screen time. Now if only Steve McQueen had used a Mustang in the original!

I have a correction to your movie Mustang article. As the owner of an ’07 Shelby G.T. 500 Super Snake, and who also participated in the Getaway movie premiere in Westwood (including burnouts in front of the theater prior to the showing!), I can assure you that the Super Snake (or façade cars) used are of the ’07-09 variety and not a ’13 as your article states. You even have a close-up of the car on page 45 which is clearly of the ’07-’09 varieties.

Gary Gawlas
Via the Internet

We had several notes on this one Gary, and as you can possibly surmise, it was a slip of the keyboard that got us. Of course the Mustang Ethan Hawk drove in Getaway was an ’07-’09 G.T. 500 Super Snake and not a newer ’13 model. The movie was released in 2013 and that’s where the mistake slipped in. It was a mix up of movie year versus model year is all.

I just got my September issue in the mail and one of the first articles I turned to was 50 Years of Movie Mustangs by Donald Farr. On page 42 Mr. Farr states, “The Mustang made its second James Bond appearance in the 1971 film Diamonds Are Forever.”

As a Mustang fan from day one and Bond movie fan I must point out that the 1965 Bond Movie Thunderball featured a light blue Mustang convertible with a white roof. While I have fond memories of seeing Diamonds Are Forever way back when in the movies and still love the Vegas chase scene with the gorgeous Mach 1, that would have been the third time that the Mustang and Mr. Bond—James Bond—got together! Love the magazine and my red Mustang convertible and I have never led the Vegas Police on any kind of chase!

Frank D’Elia
Via the Internet


Thanks to the Show Volunteers

I have just finished reading the Aug. ’14 Hoofbeats column by Mark Houlahan, and I would like to say thank you to all the volunteers, helpers, and MCA officials who were at Charlotte for the 50th anniversary show. They all did a fantastic job and were a pleasure to deal with. My friend Patrick and I traveled all the way from Perth, Western Australia, to attend and had a great time. Everybody involved with the event made us feel very welcome. This was the first anniversary event that we had attended and it won’t be the last. Even the day it rained we were there and all the volunteers still had a smile on their faces and shared a laugh with us. I have attended the Ford Nationals in Carlisle twice before, as well the Ford 100th in Detroit, SAAC’s 30th Anniversary, and one SEMA show, and they are all of high standards in organization along with the 50th.

I have been involved in Mustang clubs for over 20 years helping to organize club events and state events, and understand all the work that goes on behind the scenes and the importance of family and friends to help. A special thank you should also go out to the wives, husbands, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, parents, and partners, and to all those who help and support from behind the scenes to help organize club and national events like these. I would like to support Mark on his column as I’m sure many others would as well. Thank You.

David Kinnaird
Perth, Australia


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