When I was growing up, my dad, who is a hard-core hot rodder, always had a lot of '60's car magazines around. I was constantly reading and re-reading them and was always attracted to the early fastbacks. Then around '74 I saw an ad for the Mustang II that featured a pic of a '65 Shelby Mustang, and talked about how history was repeating itself. Even at that young age (about 12) I knew that wasn't the case, but I started reading everything I could about Shelbys, Cobras and Mustangs. I got my first fastback when I was about 25, screwed up pretty much everything I touched on it and sold it. Then I got the urge (obsession might be more like it) to build a '67 Shelby clone ( as did about everyone else who saw "Gone in 60 Seconds") and eventually found the fastback I own today. This car is being built to drive (and drive and drive and drive) unlike my last one which never ran well, broke parts and got me in trouble with the law.