Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mustangs in Southwest Louisiana (and I mean cars, not horses)

One of my favorite cars is the Mustang. When I was around two years old, my dad had a little red Mustang coupe, and I've loved them ever since. The very first car I owned was this 1976 Mustang. Not their best year, but it was special to me, nonetheless. I was in college; my mom bought it for me from my grandmother for $2000 and a waterbed. It's the only Mustang I ever owned, but I still drool over them. Just a bit.




Bob and I went ga-ga over a photo of a blue Mustang we saw on Facebook recently. Simply put -- they are cool cars!

Did you know Lake Charles has two Mustang Clubs? The Cajun Mustangers have been around for many years. The club meets the first Tuesday of each month at Ryan’s Restaurant on Ryan St. Lake Charles at 6:30. All Mustang enthusiasts are welcome. Owning a Mustang is optional. They enjoy socializing together. They talk about cars and restoration, swap stories, and plan events like "pony rides" (when a group of people travel somewhere together in Mustangs) and car shows.

A newer younger crowd of fans call themselves the Mustangs of Lake Charles. They frequently meet up at Buffalo Wild Wings, Sonic, or Starbucks and then cruise around town in one big long line of Mustangs. They do make a statement!They also do some charity work as a group, raising money for worthy organizations and collecting candy and gifts for kids at holidays. You can find them on Facebook here

What is your favorite car? Are you sentimental about a car you have owned? Have you ever belonged to a car club?



7 comments:

Common Household Mom said...

Pony rides! Ha ha!

I did not know (before reading this post) that you are a Mustang enthusiast!

I am a bit sentimental about my first car, which was a red Honda Civic hatchback that I bought from my parents. When I bought it, there was a snakeskin in the back.

Angie Kay Dilmore said...

That's interesting, Carolyn. Not many people find snake skins when they buy a car.

Damon Sherman said...

A Mustang is definitely a classic! And I must say they’re my favorite too, if only because of how they have figured in so many movies and imagery in our pop culture. Anyway, it’s nice that people continue to drive the older models, even if they’ve modified the engine and interior to suit a more modern look. And it’s still a head-turner on the streets, even after all these years. Anyway, thanks for sharing your thoughts on the matter. Cheers!

Damon Sherman @ Butler Auto Hyundai

Frank DiCesare said...

It's hard for me to pick a favorite but this one comes close: https://www.flickr.com/photos/frankdicesare/8691263758/

With respect to the Mustang, the 1964 1/2 was one of the most beautifully designed American cars. (Thank you, Lee Iacocca!)Nevertheless, it did have a major problem with its exploding gas tank, which forced Ford to issue a recall.

Angie Kay Dilmore said...

Frank, I love that model, too.

Diane Wilson said...

A Mustang is a total darling of the crowd. Its classiness never fails to give itself a beautiful image. Well, your red one looks pretty awesome. You're so lucky to have it. Thanks for sharing that, Angie! All the best to you!

Diane Wilson @ Fletcher Chrysler

Angie Kay Dilmore said...

Thanks, Diane. I agree. I wish I still had that red mustang, but sadly, I had to trade her in during the mid-80s.