2008 NMRA Ford Expo Columbus - Hitting The Trail
National Trail Raceway Was The Setting For The Laurel Mountain Auto Show At The NMRA's Ford Expo In Columbus, Ohio
Photographer Paul Rosner was right on the money when he selected Gus O'Day's '72 Mach 1 for Mustang Monthly's Editor's Choice award. His handwritten note on Gus's tech sheet says, "Awesome! All original plug wires and all!" Yep, it's our kind of Mustang.
There's a reason for the originality. The Mach is a low-mileage car with the odometer showing just 39,000 miles. It's just a coincidence that we have another low-mileage '72 Mach 1 featured in this issue. Like Eric Petosa's red Mach, Gus's blue-with-argent-stripes '72 is powered by an optional 351, only it's the two-barrel 351 Cleveland/automatic combination instead of the H.O./four-speed in Eric's car. Check out the engine photo and you'll see factory air conditioning along with all of the correct brackets and hoses. Gus and Eric should get together to compare notes.