Happy Birthday To One Man…

One man and his Mustang: One year on…

I would like to say a massive THANK YOU to every single one of you who have looked at my pictures, read an article or just laughed at some of the daft situations I have found myself in. Those of you who have “liked”, followed, subscribed, tweeted, contacted me or left a comment I would like to say an extra special: Thank You so much for your time. I appreciate every single one of you.

It was a year ago today that I sat in front of this PC with a fledgling idea in mind that I wasn’t sure how it was going to go. That idea is what you are now reading, my blog. The initial point was for me to store all the work I was doing on the car for my own little online diary if you like, the pictures and words of what I had done on the car, these would allow me to look back on it all one day, or show somebody, anybody who was remotely interested in my car and what had been done. If somebody else wanted to read the blog brilliant, if not I wasn’t going to be upset about it as I had nothing to lose, who wants to read about my ‘ol Mustang? But all that has changed, I started to get emails about similar things I had done, a few questions and few ideas off people to go forward with my car project. I even got a few messages for things they would like to see on the blog. As a result my blog has evolved into a project almost as big as my car restoration so it would seem, and I am very pleased and proud to be able to say that. Now I see my blog more of as a personal “blogumentary” to get this car on the road and maybe help others while I am at it. I have reviews from my own honest point of view, articles and links that interest me and hopefully others too. I now receive “hits” each day looking at all sorts of different things, like photos, reviews, tools, diagrams or an old advert. Those views have come from all over the world; USA, Canada, Australia, Russia, UK, Aruba, Monaco, Iceland, Hong Kong, Kenya, Saudi Arabia to name but just a few, along with some countries I have never heard of before or even imagined would be interested. If I have helped a single person or given somebody an idea, or the confidence to have a go, then I have achieved my own secret little goal, not so secret now though!

Everyday I look at my stats, comments or emails I have been sent, it’s still a buzz to know that somebody has had a look at my blog for what ever reason. This little blog has now become part of my life and I hope to continue and grow that relationship with my fellow bloggers and peers online. I now follow lots of other blogs too and no, not just the petrol head blogs either, lots of photographic blogs, and some funny blogs that I have been introduced to which have broadened my outlook on life because of this site.

One day, I will post a video of the car on the road and me at the wheel with a silly grin the size of the hood !!

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And I hope this little pic I found on the net says it all to the rest of the world.

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A special personal thanks goes out to:

Adam at Mustang Maniac and his guys for their generous knowledge and help.

Will from Park Garage who was there at the first turn of the key.

My work colleagues who put with me regarding what I have done on my car every week!

About One man and his Mustang

I'm just a man with a Classic 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe and a collection of tools that just keeps getting bigger in order to do the job right. I was lucky enough to drive a '66 convertible in the late 80's and I have never forgotten the sound, the thrill and the jealousy I had for that car. Now I have my own Coupe I can't wait for those feelings to come flooding back to me. This time it's different, I bought a dead car so I will bring her back to life with all my own hard work and help from a few good friends. Join me in this unique project of, blood (from the bashed knuckles), sweat (from the hard work) and the tears when it goes wrong! It will get there, It has too for my own sanity at least. That was what I first wrote when I started this blog along with the restoration. Now the car is complete I can confirm that there was indeed, blood, sweat and the odd tear. I now have the privilege to drive one of America's most recognised cars and a true Icon, the Ford Mustang. I'm still sane and would I do it again? Oh yes!
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12 Responses to Happy Birthday To One Man…

  1. Congrats! Check out my newest photo–it should be up by 6am PST and tell me what you think. Please be blunt and honest :>

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  2. Happy Birthday Mart.

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  3. Happy Birthday!! great blog, great design and content too. Keep it up!! 🙂

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  4. Dana S. Hugh says:

    Happy birthday! I’m glad to be invited at the party 🙂 meaning, i’m online at your celebration! Congrats Mart!

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  5. LaVagabonde says:

    Happy Blog Anniversary! You started out with the perfect attitude and deserve all of your success. 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing that majestic vehicle on the road!! –Julie

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  6. Debbie says:

    What an amazing year. So glad that i’ve been a small part of your steps in the blog world while you’ve worked about your restoration of a great car. The term “bits and pieces” has become very familiar to me and I use it often. The pond that separates us has grown smaller in size over the last year and the things you’ve written about has created a bond that I appreciate beyond words. Finally, I agree that this blog world helps us to appreciate more than what we find comfortable…it helps link us to others who have diverse and different passions.

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