Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mid-life Crisis

This is the seventh Ford Mustang I've owned. The title of this post is somewhat of an inside joke since I've been driving 'mid-life crisis cars' all of my adult life. My other running joke is that I buy a new Mustang every 10 years whether I need it or not. My last one I actually kept for 11 years. I was overdue!

This is a 2011 Mustang GT Premium in Kona blue. It's basically stock: 412 HP V-8, 6-speed manual transmission, leather interior, Microsoft Sync, Shaker 500 sound system. I did add a few performance options: 3.31:1 rear-end gear ratio, 19" alloy wheels and Pirelli Z-rated tires. I opted to go for a clean look without spoiler, hood scoop, side scoops, window louvres, pinstripes or side graphics. The 5.0 on the front fender is all the decoration this car needs.

I know this doesn't have much to do with wargaming, but I wanted to have the photos somewhere that my friends could see them. There is one part of this that is related to wargaming, and that's what to get for a vanity license plate. Here are the current leaders: 'WARGAME', 'WRGAMES', 'SOPWITH, 'AJSGT50, 'ALSTANG'. Which do you like?

Update: My friend Michael took these photos after work yesterday with his high-end camera. Michael is a much better photographer than I am as shown by his photos.


Giles said...

That's a fine car, AJ. If you're going for a vanity plate, then surely something with "AJ" in it is required...

Best wishes


Harry Everhart said...

Hi AJ -

That is one very nice mustang. I like the "plain jane" look very much. I found your page simply by hitting - next blog - from my page.

Tallahassee FL

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Its amazing how mid-life sneaks up on you. I always used to say Im in the afternoon of my life, now its early evening. Anyways nice looking stang...I just sold my 1966 Shelby Mustang after owning it for 15 years.
Enjoy it.

Galpy said...

Man thats a fine looking machine must be a sweet ride

Unknown said...

Sweet ride! Keeping with the simple look, I'd go with AJ for the plate.

Mike Bateman

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

I ended up with the NH Plate "WARGAME". Seemed appropriate!