What have you done with your new Ford GT?


TO AWSUM

Ford GT Owner
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Jul 4, 2007
1,425
Niceville FL
Having a great time with a great group of people. Tour drives different directions each day and then back to Calistoga, CA. Guess which car has the most luggage room in the last pic!
Gary, curious minds must know, how did a Texas guy get invited to a Calistoga, CA group tour? Sounds like fun, but a long, long drive with a race car suspension.
 

roketman

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Oct 24, 2005
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Back home now from our CA trip. Had a lot of fun and some great driving roads and some fun cars to follow/lead (2019 vs 1959).:cool:

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After going out on I-10 decided to come back a different route. Cold temps and snow in higher elevations dictated our travel route back through CA. Decided on I-40 to Albuquerque.

While in AZ took a side trip on old Hwy 66 which turned out to be a nice 80+ mile drive.(y)
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Woke up to 45 degree temps in Albuquerque with rain and snow predicted just ahead so we ended up chasing the sun towards Roswell, NM :alien: and then diagonally down thru Texas to home.

Encountered high winds across eastern NM and western TX which included tumble weeds seemingly travelling faster than my GT and blowing dust in spots. Glad I had the rock guards on my car. Several tumble weed parts decided to hitch a ride on my car till the next gas stop!:oops:
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We shipped our bags out and back by FedEx and Susan had a single road clothes/makeup bag under her feet for the drive. A little cramped, but it did work. Empty shoe makes a great cup holder for the GT.

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My road clothes bag went in the trunk and each night it was like my clothes were just coming out of a hot (very hot) dryer!

In all we traveled 4,209 miles using 200 gals of gas and averaged 21 mi/gal of mainly highway driving. Car did great, but I did discover that I hate the use/position of the turn signal buttons. They just aren't in the right position for me to use quickly when changing lanes!

My GT is washed and getting prepped for the Rally 13/Scottsdale, but we will be having it trucked to the rally and back. Hard to beat our 2012 Ford F150 as the highway king!


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My GT is washed and getting prepped for the Rally 13/Scottsdale, but it will be trucked to the rally and back. Hard to beat our 2012 Ford F150 as the highway king!

Would I do a trip like this again with my '19 GT -- not sure. Been there and got the ticket! Our 2006 GT is the better long distance cruiser from my experience.
Epic adventure nonetheless!
My best to you and Susan!
 
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TACHY

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Aug 4, 2006
473
Fort Myers, Florida
Made a few more GT fans happy today at local show. 698F589A-7537-4C53-AFB1-13D2B379A4F5.jpeg
 

Magic

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Mar 13, 2010
740
Fredericksburg, TX
Gary, curious minds must know, how did a Texas guy get invited to a Calistoga, CA group tour? Sounds like fun, but a long, long drive with a race car suspension.
This was a Classic Motorsports Magazine tour. Open to anyone and the first one they have done in CA. Was to have taken place in 2020, but postponed to 2021. Tim Studdard is the host and his staff put on a good trip with a mix of driving and seeing local interesting sites/museums. This trip our final group dinner was in a private "Wine Cave" at a local winery. Usually a private car museum stop is included for each tour. Participants are from all over the USA and includes all types of cars.

We have been on their Smoky Mountains tour and Orange Blossoms (FL) tour previously with our 06' GT and drove the 06' out and back for the Smoky Mtn. tour so I have a good long distance trip comparison between my two GTs.
 
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Magic

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Mar 13, 2010
740
Fredericksburg, TX
There’s a new Ford GT in Houston at Tint world in Webster and it’s pretty! Stay tuned more coming!
Wait!! I think someone stole my car, but it already has PPF on it!

Oh I guess my car has a twin!
 
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Magic

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Mar 13, 2010
740
Fredericksburg, TX
Psycho, you'd better like your driving partner a whole lot for a drive that long in that car.
We are still married!! I need a co-pilot to keep me on the road and remind me when my turn signals are still on!
 

roketman

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THamonGT

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Nothing like a Father and Son afternoon with A 2017 Ford GT #H045 and New Friends from Columbus, Georgia and Friendswood, Texas. Lots of pictures and History!2F42D689-1601-4C25-99BC-F1D5E30172B6.jpegBD625E58-2DF6-44B5-8413-684D2BAEF60A.jpeg35D49666-BFA4-4889-9651-ACE5E0C75482.jpegAD11651D-D050-44FA-B1C1-185BB292BAA3.jpeg470785DB-B22B-41A2-BEFF-59608B6BF03E.jpeg
 
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Special K

GT Owner
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Aug 23, 2016
1,557
Franklinton, LA
Here’s a fun gift idea (that I gave to myself) 😎 You can take a pic of your GT and have it turned into a puzzle for $23.99 on Shutterfly.879F1F57-36E4-41C1-9038-EF99E844D361.jpeg
 

SYCO GT

GT Owner
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Sep 9, 2006
4,673
California
A couple random questions:

1) What do you keep in the rear trunk of your NFGT? Will a non-aerosol bottle of spray wash survive in the heat of that compartment? Other suggestions for that area?

2) Any good place(s) for signatures on the NFGT? On the '05-'06 the obvious place was the engine strut braces...
 

Specracer

GT Owner
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Nov 28, 2005
6,775
MA
Nothing. I even took out the sparco fitted bag, because it seemed so hot. I do have the transmission release lever in there.

1) What do you keep in the rear trunk of your NFGT? Will a non-aerosol bottle of spray wash survive in the heat of that compartment? Other suggestions for that area?
 
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Simon

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Feb 19, 2013
1,088
Houston
A couple random questions:

1) What do you keep in the rear trunk of your NFGT? Will a non-aerosol bottle of spray wash survive in the heat of that compartment? Other suggestions for that area?
SPARCO BAG AND TOOL

2) Any good place(s) for signatures on the NFGT? On the '05-'06 the obvious place was the engine strut braces...
BACK OF MY NON MOUNTED FRONT VANITY PLATE. I HAD ALL THE TECHS AT MULTIMATIC SIGN IT.
 

AJB

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Jun 28, 2006
2,818
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
I keep microfiber towels , meguires spray wash /wax, pair of thin cowhide gloves (to remove hot check oil cap) green slime tire plug kit . 9000 miles on ODO and no issue with heat.
Ajb (andy)
 

THamonGT

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Welcome Four 2021 Ford GT to Texas This week! Here’s the last one on the load delivered to Tint World in Webster, Texas today to the Texas City, Texas Ford Dealer who purchased my Dealership 14 years ago. He was chosen to be able to own Ford GT because he is the #1 Non-Contact Small Ford Dealer in the USA for last 6 Years! Congratulations Kedge Cook! I did pick the best to sell out to when I retired! Claud did a great job delivering Kedges New Ford GT# M204. Kedge is tall and he does fit (barely)! PS we’re saturating Texas with Ford GT’s!
 

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SYCO GT

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4,673
California
Road tripping to Rally XIII
 

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SYCO GT

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Sep 9, 2006
4,673
California
At Fountain Hills park in Arizona.

My photos are not visible without a click, have I exceeded my limit of photo posting? (I can't currently seem to embed into the post)
 

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JWZ

GT Owner
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Nov 17, 2013
661
West Texas
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lc2006

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Nov 10, 2011
140
Centreville, Delaware
I am not much for car shows, however, I will go out of my way to attend a charity car show.

A group of very serious car gals in suburban Philly organize charity C&C events for the benefit of local charities. One of these "Girls & Gears" charity events took place today.

I drove L054 to the event and even gave rides to a few people while I was there. Someone whispered in my ear that Amanda Bush, whom I had never met, would love to get a ride in L054. As Amanda and I were walking toward my GT, I recalled that I had learned earlier that day the Bush family owns, among other very high-horsepower beasts, a 760HP GT500. I figured that if Amanda can handle 760HP, then a GT with 100HP LESS than the GT500 ought to be a piece of cake for her. I asked Amanda if she would like to drive the GT, rather than to simply ride in it.

When we returned from the drive, I noticed Amanda's four-year-old son, Derek, standing nearby. I asked Amanda if she would like to take Derek for a spin in the GT. I thoroughly enjoyed watching mother and son drive off in my GT! As you can tell from the look on Derek's face, he seemed to enjoy the GT, too!

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THamonGT

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After driving a Shelby 500 Mustang I have taken my 2017 Ford GT OFF THE MARKET! Since I have owned A 2006 Ford GT and my 2017 GT I know now I would never be satisfied with anything less than my GT. She’s out from under her cover, newly inspected, full of Fuel and ready to roll! Life is way too short to not enjoy it to its fullest! I have been Blessed To Be Chosen To Be A Ford GT Ambassador and will continue my journey! Thank You To My Lord and Maker As He Is in Control! PS. Sorry for not being able to make the Forum Rally 13 as my Duke Man got a bad case of Vertigo and I just couldn’t put him in a boarding kennel for the week! He’s doing much better now and Sue & I will make #14 for sure! Happy Driving To All My Ford GT Forum Friends! TomyCB20FC24-F92E-4E32-BA5A-E7529DB459D1.jpeg762D933B-5BB7-426F-8098-1874F4C5C34F.jpegCCF986C2-76FF-401B-B7E4-632C2CC23F89.jpeg
 
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extrap

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Jul 16, 2020
916
Gainesville FL
He's back! 👍