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Took some pictures of pictures in some old magazines my dad had from 1965. Their mainly from this magazine called "Eastern Drag News." The others are from what I think maybe a ford promo peice of literature from back in 64-65.





This Koons Dealership is still in business today.

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A 65, I am assuming 427 OHC.

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This is an ad from a track about 10min from my house. That was open all the way up until this year. I think a development is in the works for the land.

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The front of the ford promo mag

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I liked the second picture. I had the pleasure of having part of dinner with Fast Eddie at the Boss 302 reunion. To me he was a normal guy, but the more I learn about his history, . . .

Carl
 

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I love the GT350 ad. When was the last time you saw a 65 or 66 GT350 at a show with steel wheels and no lemans stripes?
 

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Tasca is still in business as well (I have a Taurus from them)and still involved in motorsports. I believe they are a minor sponsor of John Force. I'm sure many here know that Bob Tasca was putting 428's in '67-68 Mustangs at the dealership - the first King of the Road's - which ultimately convinced Ford to do the same in '68-1/2.
 

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That’s way cool! I didn’t realize Koons Ford was around back then. I remember them growing up in MD.
 

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I was born in Connecticut where my dad grew up, My dad said he used to race against Bill Lawton before he became famous. My dad used to race an early 60's Comet with a 427. Funny, he pulled the motor to swap the cam and someone stole the body and the trailer from his gas station. My whole life growing up that motor sat on an engine stand and we moved it from one garage to another. He finally sold it about 6 or 7 years ago, it was a sad day for me. I would have loved to put it in a Cobra kit. Those dual 4's and that oval air cleaner with the 427 logo was always exciting to see...Thanks for posting
 

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I ordered my 85 GT from Koons Ford almost 21 years ago now. Also, I have numerous "Eastern Drag News" mags that I bought at the local drag strips back in the 60s. It was sad to see the 75 & 80 Dragway close as I recently raced the 66 Fastback there several times.
 

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Thanks, that was cool :highfive:
 

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Cool. I was at a MustangsUnlimited car show in Connecticut a few years ago and a Tasco Ford Mustang Fastback Race car pulled in during the show. It was very loud with an extremly radical cam. The owner said it was one of the original cars, don't know if he was telling the true but the car sure looked great.
 

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Thanks for sharing the neat pics! One of the 5 68 cv's I acquired over the years came from the Md. Koons store. Original owner car, that unfortunately, saw "salt duty" along the Eastern Seaboard. They also had a store in S. Fl. at one time. Bob Tasca was one influential Ford Dealer. :: Might still be! Those famous white 68 CJ Fastbacks that "ambushed" GM :horror: at the strips, tearing them a new one!! :pissed: :lol:
 

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When my mom had her 67 vert, she took it to Koons for all her service. She worked right across the street and would just walk to work from there. I've been there a few times myself (Many years ago.) Thanks for the pics.
Dave
 
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