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AUG 8, 2019 | FROM FORD STAFF REPORTS

CHAD MORLOCK EYES WOODWARD FOR 48 STATES, 195K MILES ON GT500

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ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. - We often hear stories about Mustang lovers who find and buy their dream car, and then wrap it up and store it away so that they keep the miles and wear-and-tear low in the hopes of keeping the car’s future resale value high. But for Chad Morlock and many driving enthusiasts like him, the joy of owning a dream Mustang comes with driving it. Read Chad’s email to us below to see just how far Chad had taken his 2009 Shelby GT500 dream machine across North America:

“Hello Ford Performance, I’m Chad Morlock from Royal Palm Beach, Florida. I’d like to share my ‘I Bleed Ford Blue’ story with you. My high school car was a 1970 Mustang Mach 1, and I’ve been hooked on Mustangs ever since. I had a ’67 fastback drag car for about 10 years, and after crashing it I went to a big-block Ford dragster before retiring from drag racing.

“Back in 2009 I bought a new Mustang GT and figured I would get my dream car -- a Shelby Mustang -- when I retired from the fire department in 2016. Well, in 2011 I had three friends die unexpectedly and realized that nothing is promised in this life, so I should just go buy a Shelby.

“I purchased my 2009 Shelby GT500 in late 2011, and it had just 19,000 miles on her. For the next five years I drove her to work every third day, a 154-mile round trip. Then I decided to take it on road trips. My wife and I have now taken at least four 8.000-mile road trips in the car, including a 10,451-mile journey all the way out to Vancouver from here in Palm Beach last summer. We’ve driven the car up Mount Washington, Mount Rainier, Mount Saint Helen and Pikes Peak.

“We have also now driven through 44 States and 5 Provinces in Canada, and will add two new States this summer when we go to the Woodward Dream Cruise (driving through Michigan and Ohio) -- leaving only Vermont and North Dakota left for us to visit in the continental United States. My baby now has 191,000 miles on her – and I can’t wait to hit a quarter-million miles in my Shelby.”


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