Approaching almost a year since initial delivery of this incredible car. Driving to the Arizona Ford GT Rally in the car was a fun trip for sure! Who says you can't road trip across states in a street legal endurance race car? More relaxing than 24 Hours at LeMans for sure.
I also have been enjoying local shows too, with as wide a variety as possible. The big shows are fun, but I also enjoy the smaller enthusiast oriented shows just as much, perhaps even more. No need to watch as beach going cyclists ride their bikes between show cars, people about to lean up with dangling purses, belts and cameras. LOL.
Last night, I took my older son and the Heritage out to a JDM type meet, with a heavier focus on Japanese Domestic Market cars. There was one other domestic sportscar, a C7 Corvette, but otherwise all foreign and european makes and models. Recently, test drove a Civic Type R with my son, and it was really fun. I've never owned a Japanese Sportscar, all Fords, Domestic and European builds for me. (And a 70's Pontiac GTO).
Friendly crowd showed genuine interest in the car. None of the occasional ignorant or passively hostile questions, just a genuine desire to appreciate and learn about the car and Ford program, as far as I could sense.
And the owner of a CAD Design and 3D Fabrication company, was intrigued by the high quality fit and finish of the bare carbon hood. He even offered my son the chance to drive his modified GR Supra 3.0. He gave a thrilling ride instead. Note that he designed his livery with asymmetrical influence/execution as well with the blue accents/stripes.
So, fun to take these cars into different places, where they might not normally be seen. Five years later, and people still have never seen a modern NFGT in person. It's fun to change that, one person at a time.
Congrats If I ever write my story it could almost be a copy paste of yours. It truly is an extraordinary experience we have gotten by getting into the Ford GT Forum group of great people your Heritage is just spectacular! Enjoy in good health
FYI, I just saw today that there are neat Ford GT98 T-Shirts available on the Ford Collection website. I have never seen these before. Much of the Heritage 98 gear seems to have been long gone, but that would be great if more becomes available or the former stuff is supplied again.
I quickly ordered one for me and my older son. The sizes that remain are rapidly disappearing! Also there is a nice Ford GT baseball caps in black with a silver logo.