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Last weekend I was privileged to display my Shelby at the Wings over the Wine Country Airshow. Before the pilots arrived for the second day of events we were allowed to photograph our Mustangs with the P-51 Mustangs on the Hot Ramp. Each of those P-51’s fly. I have found another opportunity for interested people to have their car photographed with a P-51 Mustang.

 

Saturday Oct 12, 2013 at about 7:30 or 8:00 am until about 9:00 am. Then you can display your car on pavement or park in the general parking on the grass. The old name was Mustang Days, it is now called Mustangs and More. https://www.facebook.com/MustangDaysNutTree Contact info: https://www.facebook.com/MustangDaysNutTree Parking is $ 5.00 and $ 5.00 per person.

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Before the advent takes place, I encourage you to contact the airshow to be sure the photo session times have not changed!

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Mustangs and More Poster.pdf

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Santa Rosa Airshow Shelby P51 Mustang 2013     2033 as Smart Object-2.jpg

Mustangs and More Poster.pdf

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Redneckgt and I did this show like 5-6 years ago - It was hot ( not much shade , but it was absolutely awesome seeing the P-51's coming and going along with other planes . Fun time - I highly recommend it to all who like old war birds and Mustangs. Does the guy with the Jelly Belly competition P-51 still show up ?

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That is awesome. I tried doing this at a local air show recently, but they said FAA regs would not allow a civilian vehicle on a working airstrip. It would have been the perfect picture with a P51D and F4U Corsair parked side by side with my car in the middle. Still on my list of things to do one day if I can talk someone in to it. Nice photos.

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Redneckgt and I did this show like 5-6 years ago - It was hot ( not much shade , but it was absolutely awesome seeing the P-51's coming and going along with other planes . Fun time - I highly recommend it to all who like old war birds and Mustangs. Does the guy with the Jelly Belly competition P-51 still show up ?

Yes. It was one of his crew members that told me about the Mustangs and More Airshow.

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There is no secure parking at the Wings over the Wine Country Airshow in Santa Rosa, Ca. We were part of the display. I was parked next to an A-26 Invader. At the beginning of the first day our cars had our hoods up, windows down, and we didn’t bother to lock the doors as we were sitting next to the cars under a shade tent watching the airshow. We caught someone opening my friends ’13 Boss 302’s door. So we locked our cars. That didn’t stop people. They would reach in and try to unlock the cars or play the turn signals or anything else they could reach. So we ended up closing the widows and locking the doors. We left the windows down so people could photograph the interior. As the day went on, women would strike a pose next to the cars for their boyfriends to photograph them. By the end of the day, the car was covered in hand prints.

 

When our club was approach about displaying our cars, we were told that our cars would be parked next to the Mustangs in a roped off area. When we arrived and discovered what the parking was going to be like, over half of the cars departed. I only stayed as I really wanted to photograph my Mustang with the P-51 Mustangs.

 

The Mustangs and More Airshow parking has General Parking on the grass or display parking on pavement. This show is off of I-80 and about a 2-3 hour from where you live.

 

ViperNC

You were told correctly. Each of the P-51’s that we were parked next to for the photo shoot flies and were part of the show. This area is called the Hot Ramp. We were escorted onto the Hot Ramp after getting permission from the Hot Ramp Boss. This took place in the morning before the pilots arrived. The area were we displayed our cars was the Flight Line. We were escorted there as well.

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Great picture. Here's a pic of my Mach 1 from a few years ago at a local car show where we got to do something similar as you.

 

As far as the disrespect for the cars, I think this stems from the fact that the families that attend the airshow don't have the same mindset as folks who attend a car show. When we go to a car show we respect the cars and don't touch them and it's just car people going to the car show. However since the airshow isn't a 'car' show I think the mindset is more like going to a fair or something where people think that they can touch and even sit in vehicles as though they were from a dealership. It's unfortunate, but that's sort of what happened at our airshow/car show too.

 

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Now if I can just get a picture of the Shelby with a P51....

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There is no secure parking at the Wings over the Wine Country Airshow in Santa Rosa, Ca. We were part of the display. I was parked next to an A-26 Invader. At the beginning of the first day our cars had our hoods up, windows down, and we didn’t bother to lock the doors as we were sitting next to the cars under a shade tent watching the airshow. We caught someone opening my friends ’13 Boss 302’s door. So we locked our cars. That didn’t stop people. They would reach in and try to unlock the cars or play the turn signals or anything else they could reach. So we ended up closing the widows and locking the doors.

 

 

Year before last at the Denver/Bandimere Fun Ford Weekend (FFW) I left my windows down but locked the car with the fob. That turns the proximity alarm on too, not just the door alarm (2010 = lock with key and proximity won't arm).

 

Sure enough, *someone* reached in and the alarm started sounding.

 

They'll only do that ONCE.

 

 

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Cobramach1

That is a really great photograph with the P-51 Mustang. The rims really make the car perfect. I think you are correct about the different crowds. Last year we displayed at several wineries. It was fun, but we still had some of the same problems with people reaching into the cars. Our club didn’t attend any winery displays this year.

 

2010KonaBlueGT

When the person opened my friends Boss302’s door, he got an education while he departed the area in haste. Never the less, we still had a great time at the airshow.

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Thanks Mike, the Magnum 500's were an optional wheel. The stock Mach 1 wheel was a steel wheel with a trim ring and a cap. While they didn't look bad, the Magnum 500 looked better on every model of Mustang no matter what it was it seemed.

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