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JAN 11, 2024 | Compiled by Ford Performance Staff

Top 10 FordPerformance.com Enthusiast Stories From 2023

Top 10 stories of 2023

DEARBORN, Mich. – We are pleased that so many Ford fans have become regular readers of our Enthusiasts section of FordPerformance.com and take the time to tell us just how much they enjoy the exclusive content that we post on our website each week. We know how difficult it is to keep track of everything that’s going on in our hobby these days, so we take it upon ourselves to do that work for you. Every week, we search the Ford enthusiast world for weekly perspective on the special cars, people, shows and events that make up our Blue Oval car culture, which is where we uncover the hundreds of unique stories and photos that we bring to you throughout the year.

Because this is the time of year when we start filling out our website’s Editorial Calendar for 2024, we figured this would be the perfect time to look back over the past year and reveal what your clicks and feedback emails to ClubHub@Ford.com have shown us were the “Top 10” most significant Ford enthusiast stories that we’ve posted for you in the Enthusiasts section of FordPerformance.com during the 2023 calendar year. Since picking just 10 finalists for this list is a near-impossible task after posting so many exclusive stories over the past 12 months, we’ve also added a list of 4 “Honorable Mentions” as a way to keep us from second-guessing ourselves.

Before you get a look at our list below, get online now and go back through our Newsroom as well as the Quick Look and Fan Spotlight sections of our site and make your favorite selections. Then see if you agree with our choices by checking out our Top 10 list below, in countdown fashion, to see if some of your personal favorites made the cut. Feel free to use this list to get an idea of the kind of insider Ford content that you can’t find anywhere else on the web. And make sure you visit FordPerformance.com/Enthusiasts https://performance.ford.com/enthusiasts.html every week for more memorable stuff coming up during 2024. So buckle up – and make sure you click on each story link to get the full impact of the Ford enthusiast experience:

No. 10

Carlisle 23's Recipe: Honorees, Rarities, SVT & Saleen - With A Dash of V-8 to Cure Malaise

NEWSROOM -- AUGUST 10, 2023 | BY JOHN F. KATZ

Carlisle Experience (ford.com)

No. 9

CLUB CRUISES TO A DINER IN FLAT ROCK, WINDS UP IN A FRENCH TV DOCUMENTARY
QUICK LOOK -- JUNE 29, 2023 | BY JOHN M. CLOR

MOCSEM Cruise (ford.com)

No. 8

SN95 DESIGNER EMELINE KING’S A BIG HIT DURING MUSTANG MEET-UP AT DETROIT’S MOTOWN MUSEUM
QUICK LOOK - JULY 20, 2023 | BY JOHN CLOR

Emeline King (ford.com)

 

No. 7

J. DENISE WILKINSON RESTORES HER 1ST CAR, A ’65 MUSTANG – AND FINDS SURPRISE INSIDE
FAN SPOTLIGHT -- MAY 25, 2023 | BY J. DENISE WILKINSON
Wilkinson Mustang (ford.com)


No. 6

 HALDERMAN MUSEUM ‘MUSTANG CLUB MEMBER HALL OF FAME’ GROWS TO 6 – ARE YOU NEXT?
QUICK LOOK -- NOV 30, 2023 | BY JOHN M. CLOR
Halderman Hall of Fame (ford.com)

 

No. 5

FALCON VS FERRARI? YES! – THE HOLMAN-MOODY CHALLENGER III
NEWSROOM -- APR 27, 2023 | BY JOHN F. KATZ

Holman-Moody Challenger III (ford.com)

No.4

FORD PERFORMANCE STAGES A RETURN TO OAKLAND TECH STUDENT CAR SHOW
QUICK LOOK -- MAY 25, 2023 | BY JOHN M. CLOR
Oakland Tech Car Show (ford.com)

No.3

DAD IN DENMARK IMPORTS A MUSTANG, LAUNCHES INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEY FOR SON JOHANNES MIKKELSEN
FAN SPOTLIGHT -- JAN 19, 2023 | BY JOHN M. CLOR
Mikkelsen's Mustang (ford.com)

No.2

A HORSE OR A PLANE? HERE’S THE TRUTH BEHIND MUSTANG’S NAME
NEWSROOM -- APR 6, 2023 | BY JIM SMART

The Mustang Name (ford.com)

 

No.1

ORIGINAL TEAM MEMBERS HELP POWER SVT 30TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION EVENTS
QUICK LOOK -- OCT 5, 2023 | BY EVAN SMITH, JOE DELADVITCH & JOHN CLOR
SVT 30th Reunion (ford.com)

Honorable Mentions

HM No. 4 – ALL THE T-BIRD CLUBS CONVERGE ON FORD WHQ TO STAGE HISTORIC THUNDERBIRD CONVENTION

QUICK LOOK -- SEP 21, 2023 | BY JOHN M. CLOR, BILL COOK, JEFF BURGY & ITC
Thunderbird Reunion (ford.com)

HM NO. 3 -- ED DAILEY GOT A 65 COUPE FOR HIS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION – AND BRINGS IT TO HIS 50TH REUNION
FAN SPOTLIGHT -- AUG 17, 2023 | BY JOHN M. CLOR

Jed Dailey's Mustang (ford.com)

HM #2 – ANNUAL FOXTOBERFEST SHOW BECOMES TOP-NOTCH CELEBRATION OF FOX BODIES
QUICK LOOK -- NOV 16, 2023 | BY AUSTIN ATWOOD
FoxtoberFest 2023 (ford.com)

 

HM #1 – LOVE STORY: A MUSTANG GUY GETS A BRAND-X GIRL TO MARRY HIM – AT THE HALDERMAN MUSEUM
QUICK LOOK -- DEC 14, 2023 | BY JULIE ALBAUGH / BRENDA POTTINGER PHOTOS
A Mustang Love Story (ford.com)