10 April 2014

Over 300 Ford Mustangs in Ireland

In Ireland, the President of the Great American Steel Car Club (GASCC), Jason O'Driscoll reckons there are upwards of 300 Ford Mustang models in Ireland that have been brought into the country over the years.

"Mustang is the most iconic of the American muscle cars and it is the most sought after nameplate today. Mustang established the concept of the movie car chase when Steve McQueen's 1968 Fastback model was featured in 'Bullitt'," O'Driscoll says.

That starring role in 'Bullitt' was just one of more than 3,000 film and TV show appearances for Mustang which made it Hollywood's favourite car. The film appearances have continued right up to today with the 2015 Mustang starring in the recent Need For Speed movie that is on current release.

The GASCC has a membership of over 100 car enthusiasts mostly spread through the Munster area. There are 15 Mustang owners in the club. The club's Mustangs and all other models will be on display at the club's fifth annual Rock 'n Rumble American Car, Truck and Bike Show which takes place at Cork Constitution RFC, Ballintemple, on Saturday 7 June.

The picture above shows members of the Great American Steel Car Club with the Mustang model they own mentioned after each name. The members are front - Ger Keohane 1972 429 Mach 1; Thomas Crowley 1978 302 Mustang; Michael O'Donoghue 1965 302 Soft Top; Jason O'Driscoll, GASCC Club President. Back - Steve McMillan 1966 Mustang Fastback GT; Frank Cooney 1965 302 Mustang coupe; and David Beadle, Club Member.