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  1. Mark McGowan

    Last day at Ford

    Today I walked out the Experimental Vehicle Building for the last time as an Ford employee. 38 years of driving some of the most exciting vehicles on the planet and getting paid to do it I can truly say I have live a very charmed life in this chapter of my life. Has been a incredible ride and...
  2. Mark McGowan

    Thank You Ford GT Forum

    So after 10 days and 4000 miles Lynn and I made it back to home Wednesday night. Crunching the numbers we averaged 500+ miles per day including the track day (we only drove 8 of the 10 days). I wanted to thank the Ford GT Forum and especially Chip Beck for my award, I am very humbled by this...
  3. Mark McGowan

    Rally 10 Dearborn Development Center Tour

    A quick reminder for tomorrow Dearborn Proving Grounds tour you will need to wear long pants and close toe shoes, so no shorts or sandals. If you have not already done so find me to sign the waver.
  4. Mark McGowan

    The Original GT Vehicle Dynamics Team

    Last Friday was the last day for Jeff Walsh at Ford Motor Co. Jeff and his wife and two kids are moving back to New Zealand to be closer to their families. Who is Jeff Walsh you ask? Jeff was part of my original core development team on the GT program. He was so important to the success of the...
  5. Mark McGowan

    Day One

    Finally got tired of waiting to drive my GT so before the thunder storms came went and got my new car from Dennis and Rich over a long lunch. Even with over 5K miles on her she has that distinctive smell of a GT that I had long forgotten. Thanks again Dennis and Rich the car runs like it just...
  6. Mark McGowan

    Wixom Assembly Plant soon to be no more

    Went by the old GT final assembly building yesterday in Wixom Michigan and took a few photo’s. For everyone information the Wixom Assembly complex is being torn down (most of the main plant is gone) and it looks like the GT assembly building will be next. Spent a lot of time there, not as much...
  7. Mark McGowan

    Guess who is the newest GT owner

    So almost 10 years to the day that I drove my first Ford GT (Work Horse 1) I have managed with the generous help of The GT Guys to acquire a 2006 Ford GT. Dennis and Rich went out of their way to make this car mine. It is even the correct color (to me) Black no stripes, just like my beloved CP4...