A Prank Well Played


ByeEnzo

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A year ago today I was minding my own business...Saturday night, relaxing on the couch....perhaps a couple of shots of tequila. I get a strange text from an unknown number. My original order window was from Feb to April of 2017. I remarked to my wife that it was quite odd that Ford concierge was working late on a Saturday night. Maybe they were behind and trying to catch up on work. The 248 area code (Detroit metro) seemed legit so I called it and left a voicemail. I also texted the so called "concierge person". I text my good friend Dr. Pikul who didn't seem too concerned. Looking at the text, it came from an Indiana area code. Bill Dickie (Indy GT) is too serious and nice to pull a stunt on me. BigInch Blake? It finally occurred to me that it's April 1st (did I mention I had a few drinks?). I call Frankie and he is laughing so hard he can't breathe. Then Rex (CobraR) calls me wondering why the hell I'm leaving him strange voice mails (the 248 number!). Blake and Frankie pulled a good one on me.
If pranking were an art form, these guys are masters. But sometimes life imitates art. My order window got moved back 6 months. The red '67 Heritage became available and I am grateful and humbled to have been chosen. One more week till it arrives!
 

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THamonGT

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You got the last laugh and your getting the Prettiest GT built to date! Congratulations and never look back on this April fools joke!
 

Special K

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So cool! And that was a pretty funny prank! [emoji23]All in good fun!! Happy Easter and enjoy the ride!!


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MNJason

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LOL
 

Ed Sims

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Ha Ha!

Ed
 

SteveA

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Great story and yes IMO the best looking car to date! I see you have black wheels going, an extra set?
 

GTMD

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That's hilarious! Thanks for sharing!
 

Cobrar

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Congrats - That sure is a nice car!

And I’m certain that you’ll do your part to help ensure that Dr.Frank will ‘enjoy’ his upcoming GT order/delivery/ownership experience. :rofl
 

ByeEnzo

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Great story and yes IMO the best looking car to date! I see you have black wheels going, an extra set?

The dark wheels are just temps they use to move the car around. It was on the alignment rack in the photo.
 

93extxdps

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just Beautiful!!!
 

Biginch Blake

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Was one of the best I have ever been involved in. Frank and I were talking as the text were flying. Haven’t had that big a belly laugh in years, tears in my eyes. As fate would have it AJ got the best car out there, it is just beautiful. One heck of a good sport.
 

Silverbullitt

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Mar 3, 2006
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And Karma bit Dr. Frank on the butt, AJ got a heritage and last I heard Dr. Frank missed the window exactly like the texts. At least his is coming soon.
 

fjpikul

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We still laugh about it.
 

pe2unia

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I recall the phone call from Dr. Frank telling me all about it 🤣🤣
 

Indy GT

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AJ
Glad I was eliminated as too nice to pull that prank.
You gotta watch Blake and Frank though. When they team up anything can happen!
Beautiful car AJ.
 

Triheart7

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Great car, stunning. Congratulations!
 

Vince H

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Brilliantly executed. Well done gentlemen.

Heritage GT is gorgeous AJ. Congrats!

Vince H
 

JCO1966

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So cruel but very funny!
 

fjpikul

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Part two took place six months later. I will tell in a few days.
 

Mike Mosing

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And Karma bit Dr. Frank on the butt, AJ got a heritage and last I heard Dr. Frank missed the window exactly like the texts. At least his is coming soon.

OUCH!!!