Last day at Ford


wmjim

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Congratulations Mark! Lynn and I are wishing you the best on this exciting road ahead.
 

ByeEnzo

GT
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Dec 10, 2005
2,013
Fort Worth, TX
Congrats Mark! What a career! Enjoy the fruits of your hard labor. See you at the next FGT gathering!
 

texas mongrel

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
May 3, 2009
1,475
Houston Texas
OK, so now you need to build a big workshop to keep you out of Lynn’s hair.......or you could go work for Multimatic like all the other ex-Ford guys!
 

Vince H

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 23, 2012
2,370
Southern California
It's no secret that you are beloved by the entire Forum Mark. I want to echo everyone's sentiments and well wishes and thank you personally for the friendship and advice you have given me. You are a class act all the way and it reflects in everything you do. Enjoy this next sector of the track and Susan and I can not wait to hang out with you and Lynn soon. I'll be sure to get a new bottle of Tequila over to you to sip on when you watch the sun sets. :wink

Vince H
 

Sinovac

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 18, 2006
5,650
Largo, Florida
Congratulations and best wishes in your retirement! My wife still talks about the Mustang ride at the Ford handling track. Thanks for being so kind and giving of your time. I’m proud to say I know you.
 

Fyr-FtrGT

GT Owner, BofD
Mark IV Lifetime
May 28, 2006
128
Walnut Creek, California
Hi My Mark! This is Cookie on Gary's computer. Congratulations on having your own life back -it's a wonderful thing!

But while you were there on the job, I'll never forget my first (and ONLY) drifting laps with you at the helm. When you asked me how I wanted you to drive, I shoulda never said to "drive to your ability". I was so naive then !!!! Who knew? And when I spun out Gary's Heritage at the top of that turn, you, my co-captain, saved the day and The Car from the passenger seat!

I hope there will be lots more Mark Stories to tell by the little people like me :)
 

Brombear

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
May 16, 2013
1,333
Frankfurt Area, Germany
Congrats Mark,

that‘s really a long time working for a single company (my longest was 10 years and that was my own ;) ). Plenty of fun days ahead with Lynnette, you can fly wherever you want to.

Enjoy it and thanks for making us all enjoy our favorite cars.

Matthias
 

STORMCAT

GT
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
May 25, 2006
7,424
Ft. Lauderdale
Congratulations Mark !! Ford is truly going to miss you you're a great talent and a great person.! Hoping to see more of you at the GT events!..

I remember the first time I saw you! It was long before we had met. Still looking good brother!!! Roketman would probably claim showing you this hand move but I know this was long before you met him..:biggrin
 

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ChipBeck

GT Owner
Staff member
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Feb 13, 2006
5,586
Scottsdale, Arizona
Mark,

I’m bummed that you’re retiring. Time marches on. I know you’ll enjoy it and I’ll see you soon out here in AZ. Cheers.

Chip
 

CJ428

Farm GT
Mark II Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
May 21, 2008
1,424
NJ
thank you for all you have done for us sir.
 

Awsum GT

GT Owner '05 & '18
Mark IV Lifetime
Sep 17, 2005
3,888
Central California
Congratulations on your retirement Mark. Great accomplishment for sure. Enjoyed talking with you at several of the rally’s. I hope the next phase of your life is as exciting as the last. I hope we will cross paths in the future again.
 

Lightning

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
May 9, 2006
287
Hutchinson, Kansas
Congrats Mark, now for the fun!
 

pe2unia

GT
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Wow 38 years at Ford Mark what an accomplishment. Congrats to you and may all your long retirement days be in great health. The first time we met you were my instructor at Texas world speedway for my first ever track experience and of course it had to be in a Ford GT. I was super nervous but after the first session around the track I was gaining confidence. Thank you for your time at all the GT events and all you’ve done for our group during your tenure at Ford. Enjoy!!!
 
Mar 15, 2006
767
Mark, thanks for all of the great cars and trucks over the past 38 years!
 

FGT899

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Dec 10, 2013
273
Scottsdale, AZ
Congratulations on a brilliant career! It was a pleasure getting to sit next to you at the Barrett Jackson dinner this year and getting to hear your stories. Hopefully we cross paths again!
 

The Grey Ghost

GT Owner
Mar 13, 2009
591
Kansas City
Congratulations Mark!
We too appreciate all the time you've given us every year at the rallies.
I know Gina has always enjoyed the rides on the track, like VIR in the Mustang or Nola when you took each of us out in our GT, as well as many other years.
You have always been willing to give everyone at each rally your full attention for a period of time, and while some may think it was taking away from you enjoying the rally, we could always tell that this was how you enjoyed the rally.
You never came across as being put out or bothered by all the requests.
Thank you for all you've done for the GT community.
 

07XL0027

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
May 20, 2012
1,319
Austin TX
Congratulations on a brilliant career! It was a pleasure getting to sit next to you at the Barrett Jackson dinner this year and getting to hear your stories. Hopefully we cross paths again!
+1 and Rally 12 too.


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GTMD

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jan 4, 2011
731
NorCal
Mark, I wish you the sincerest of congratulations on your retirement! I also want to thank you for everything you did at Ford and for all the vehicles you helped design and test. I'm certain that our cars are all better off because you we're part of the team! Best wishes my friend!
 

beckertb

GT Owner
Nov 29, 2006
509
Beaumont, TX
Congratulations Mark. Enjoy the next chapter.
 

Mike Mosing

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Aug 9, 2009
911
Florisiana
Way to go Mark! It's not often you hear someone staying with one company that long. Clearly a great accomplishment. Here is my advice...fly in the morning and drive in the afternoon. You deserve it. Cheers! Mike