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AUG 17, 2016 | BY JOHN M. CLOR / FORD PERFORMANCE STAFF

DON CHRISTENSEN GETS A ’16 5.0, AFTER BUYING 5 GRANDKIDS A MUSTANG

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Jeff Christensen of Schuyler, Nebraska, emailed us to brag a bit about his dad, Don, an 86-year-old Korean War veteran who has owned 15 Mustangs in the past 20 years. In fact, Don just traded his 1973 Mach 1 for a 2016 Mustang GT. But get a load of this: Don also bought each of his five grandchildren their first car when they had turned 16 – ALL Mustangs! Check out the list of classic Stangs his grandchildren had received:

“I'm sending this to brag about my Dad, Don Christensen, who is from Harlan, Iowa. There are so many cool things I could tell you about him, but here are just a few:

“First off, he’s 86 years old, and is a Korean War vet. He’s owned 15 mustangs in the past 20 years alone, including a 1966 T-5. Over the years, dad has participated in many, many car shows and is a winner of more than 200 awards from shows all around the Midwest.

“Don just traded driving his 1973 Mach 1 for a brand-new 2016 Mustang GT. How much does he love Mustangs, and his family? Well, he bought his five grandkids their first car when they each turned 16 years old -- all Mustangs! He bought a '69 fastback (grandson), a '72 Landau (grandson), an '83 GT (grandson), an '89 convertible (granddaughter) and finally a '90 (granddaughter). He even has 16 great grandchildren!

“My father was also a high-school classmate and personal friend of famed racer Tiny Lund, winner of the 1964 Daytona 500. Dad himself raced late-model stock cars for many years, and had started racing in micro-midgets. I know he’d be proud to appear in the Ford Performance Fan Spotlight!”

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