Patriotism has been running at an all-time high in this country ever ever since the dastardly September 11 attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center. You see the old stars & stripes "flying" just about everywhere you look. On, or in front of factories and office buildings. Draped in the windows and on the front porches of homes. Stretched across freeway bridges and embankments. You see miniature flags or flag stickers affixed to cars and trucks. Everywhere you look "Old Glory" is being flown all across the nation.

Well, here's one car that IS a flag! Last Fall, the folks at Van Nuys, California's Galpin Ford, (honored by Ford Motor Company as the #1 volume Ford Dealer in the good ol' U.S. of A.) commissioned this "Stars & Stripes" 2002 Mustang GT convertible, which is used in parades and other dealer promotions.

Painted in PPG Tri-Stage candy red, pearl white, and candy blue by Marty Lorentzen and the crew at Sun Valley, California's M&M Autoworks, and upholstered in matching red, white, and blue soft leather trim by Sylmar, California's RW Auto Trim, this GT Mustang is a real dazzler!

Painted in PPG Tri-Stage candy red, pearl white, and candy blue by Marty Lorentzen and the crew at Sun Valley, California's M&M Autoworks, and upholstered in matching red, white, and blue soft leather trim by Sylmar, California's RW Auto Trim, this GT Mustang is a real dazzler!

Other modifications to the car (which you CAN purchase,) includes a set of 1-inch lower profile Eibach Sport springs, a Flowmaster exhaust, 18 x 8-inch Cobra Motorsport chrome-plated artillery wheels, 255/40ZR-18-inch Michelin Pilot radial rubber, and a Classic Design Concepts sport bar and CDC grille.

Quite fittingly, this patriotic pony car made its public debut at the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2001 where Grand Marshall Peter Fonda of "Easy Rider" fame rode with his family. What did "Captain America" think of Galpin Ford's patriotic pony car? He seemed to like it a LOT!

Bob McClurg

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