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Wife always rolls her eyes when she sees me viewing what she calls 'car porn' online :) But as long as she gets her fancy handbags, I get to play with cars :)

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Marji likes Sunday morning cruising :shift: .........as long as it's not in the Cobra. :shrug:

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My wife has her own car which used to be mine. I customized it and then went out and bought the Shelby. Now working on customizing Shelby.

 

She likes to do most of the same stuff with me.

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My wife Dale loves the hobby, has her own Shelby GT and goes to most of the events with me........she doesnt like getting to the shows/events at the crack of dawn and staying all day....but frankly neither do I............So it works out perfectly.......I am blessed.......

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My wife Dale loves the hobby, has her own Shelby GT and goes to most of the events with me........she doesnt like getting to the shows/events at the crack of dawn and staying all day....but frankly neither do I............So it works out perfectly.......I am blessed.......

 

 

Wick,

 

We both are. Val is the same, she will go to shows but if it is hot, she would rather stay home..

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My wife has the same hobby as me....so there are no issues.

 

My wife has her own car which used to be mine. I customized it and then went out and bought the Shelby. Now working on customizing Shelby.

 

She likes to do most of the same stuff with me.

 

My wife Dale loves the hobby, has her own Shelby GT and goes to most of the events with me........she doesnt like getting to the shows/events at the crack of dawn and staying all day....but frankly neither do I............So it works out perfectly.......I am blessed.......

 

 

Having and enjoying these cars with the one you love is a blessing indeed..........plus there's something very attractive about a women in a Mustang/Shelby.

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Having and enjoying these cars with the one you love is a blessing indeed..........plus there's something very attractive about a women in a Mustang/Shelby.

 

+ 10,000

It is always cool following your wife down the road well into the triple digits.

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My wife likes the car shows, as long as we take the Mustang! (As i've bored people to death explaining this before): her bad back prevents her even RIDING in the Shelby Charger. (I took her for one ride at LOW speed, shifting as carefully as possible, and it STILL caused her discomfort. A childhood injury compounded with other hip/back problems over the years, and the fear attempted surgery will make it worse, 'prevents' her from addressing it).

 

We DO need to sell one of the two hobby cars! No storage for both, (I have a one car garage, and my sister, 40 minutes away volunteered the open spot in her garage, for FREE. But, I feel I'd be taking advantage to do that too long)!

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I guess I'm one of the unlucky ones then, while my wife loves that we own the car, she hates everything else about it. I spend too much time in the garage, or cleaning it or reading the posts on the TS site. Like another member posted, my wife has never driven my SGT in the 3 1/2 years I've owned it and she doesn't want to.

 

When I first got it I had bought a few items to start modding and she flipped out, asking why I needed to spend money to replace something that was working perfectly well. She just doesn't get it!

 

Then for a while I was hiding my upgrades from her. As part of my job I travel a lot and get govt per diem. I try and save some of the per diem and use it for parts, this way I don't take away from the money that I earn for the household income. It wasn't long before she caught on to that as well and flipped out yet again. She told me I was lying and decieving her (with my money). Mind you this was my food money and to me she had no right to even consider it family income. Anyway, now I give myself an allowance and get parts every so often. I still let her know and get crap for it which she says is my fault for creating this situation in the first place.

 

She has attended a few of our mustang clubs mid month gatherings but never a car show or cruise. I wish she was more into my obsesion/hobby but I don't ever see that happening. So for now I just give that blank spongebob stare when she's givinig me crap about it (lol), she usually gets more frustrated and walks away. Oh well, both my daughters are mustang girls and both want one when they can drive, yea. Only another year.

 

Jeff

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HA!!! My wife of 3 weeks loves the Shelby effect, but absolutely is deathly afraid of driving it and speed. The week of our wedding I convinced her to buy a Shelby Omni GLHS(as a wedding present lol), and she loved the thought of driving 2 Shelby’s to car shows. Once I took her for a ride in the GLHS, she has declined to drive that one!! Only took the first spool up of the Turbo to change her tune. Looks like I am going to need to get her a nat aspirated Shelby GT! Her loss, my gain! She still loves everything Shelby, just will not drive them or ride with me when I want to "stretch their legs"!

Jim

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My wife loves her GT and wants to drive the 500. She drove the 500 to and from the Stealership once with the OEM clutch and hated the pedal. Have the McCleod in it now and she wants to see if she can drive it. She has major back issues (5 back surgeries) so not sure how this will work out. But, I will let her drive mine.

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My wife really likes a few of the events we do, and most of the people we have met. But that said, she gets car sick, isnt much of a mustang fan, (but loves the Cobra 427 and Ford GT), and cant drive a stick yet.

 

We are a work in progress, but she is fine with it as long as I make sure we balance our vacations. This year, Im taking her and the kids to NY with a cruise down to Disney and Atlantis, then back to NY for a hotel room on the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade route. Im thinking I have a free pass for the two trips to Michigan, Terlingua, and the new 2014 GT500 I got. Whew, this year makes my bank account wimper...

 

At some point in the next 5 years, I will buy a Heritage Ford GT. Or buy a totaled one and build it back...I could care less if I can get it back to perfect looking condition. Totaled cars are a heck of a lot easier to drive the snot out of than pristine cars. ...and Im not much for leaving my toys in the wrapper.

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My wife really likes a few of the events we do, and most of the people we have met. But that said, she gets car sick, isnt much of a mustang fan, (but loves the Cobra 427 and Ford GT), and cant drive a stick yet.

 

We are a work in progress, but she is fine with it as long as I make sure we balance our vacations. This year, Im taking her and the kids to NY with a cruise down to Disney and Atlantis, then back to NY for a hotel room on the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade route. Im thinking I have a free pass for the two trips to Michigan, Terlingua, and the new 2014 GT500 I got. Whew, this year makes my bank account wimper...

 

At some point in the next 5 years, I will buy a Heritage Ford GT. Or buy a totaled one and build it back...I could care less if I can get it back to perfect looking condition. Totaled cars are a heck of a lot easier to drive the snot out of than pristine cars. ...and Im not much for leaving my toys in the wrapper.

Why not drive the snot out of a pristine one, I would. At least you know that it is flawless and will handle any road!

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My wife really likes a few of the events we do, and most of the people we have met. But that said, she gets car sick, isnt much of a mustang fan, (but loves the Cobra 427 and Ford GT), and cant drive a stick yet.

 

We are a work in progress, but she is fine with it as long as I make sure we balance our vacations. This year, Im taking her and the kids to NY with a cruise down to Disney and Atlantis, then back to NY for a hotel room on the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade route. Im thinking I have a free pass for the two trips to Michigan, Terlingua, and the new 2014 GT500 I got. Whew, this year makes my bank account wimper...

 

At some point in the next 5 years, I will buy a Heritage Ford GT. Or buy a totaled one and build it back...I could care less if I can get it back to perfect looking condition. Totaled cars are a heck of a lot easier to drive the snot out of than pristine cars. ...and Im not much for leaving my toys in the wrapper.

If you make it down here, look me up. Would love to meet you.

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My wife likes the Shelby but she won't drive it. She goes with me to some of the events and enjoys meeting people. The problem is that her legs bother her and she can't walk very far, so she sits by the car while I walk around. This is good for about an hour then she's bored. She doesn't understand why I want to constantly clean the car or why I don't drive it that much. So I guess she's not into my hobby as much as I am.

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I've cut down the number of hobbies I have to three:

 

My Shelby GT500

Mountain biking

Motorcycle riding

 

Kelley tolerates all three and sometimes participates. Hopefully she will never truly learn how much I've spent on these or I might be down to zero hobbies!

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We are in this together. She drives and knows cars have to be modded. Both of us are waiting to get 5K on the 13 so we can start the mods!! Should be all set up for Mustang 50th in Vegas track time.

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Why not drive the snot out of a pristine one, I would. At least you know that it is flawless and will handle any road!

A pristine one runs a quarter million bucks. I can buy a salvage title GT, paint it heritage colors, and it would drive the same for about half of that. You have a tribute 350, so Im guessing you understand my reasoning here, right?

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But that said, she gets car sick, isnt much of a mustang fan, (but loves the Cobra 427 and Ford GT), and cant drive a stick yet.

 

 

 

 

Dramamine

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She puts up with most things I do and maybe a cruise or two, maybe. Before we got married I told her one day I would own a Ford GT40. She had no idea what that was. So 33 years later I finally got that 2005 Ford GT .All she could say was wow and why did you wait so long. No reply to that--- yeah like i could afford a GT40 !!

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A pristine one runs a quarter million bucks. I can buy a salvage title GT, paint it heritage colors, and it would drive the same for about half of that. You have a tribute 350, so Im guessing you understand my reasoning here, right?

Yeah I understand. Then again if I had a real one, I would be a dumb ass and drive it.anyway. I just enjoy driving, pedigree or not, period.

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My Shelby habit is getting her a new Boxster so, don't think she minds.

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My Wife Divorced me because of it, 13 Years ago, I'm still hoping to meet the right one.

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Wow......this thread is coming up on five years old. OK....it's only four and a half, but what a wild variation of responses. Now wifee and I have been together near 37 years and I just bought my (our) 111th car. A 2016 Corvette Stingray. Man oh man, have we come a loooooong way!!!

 

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I was told by my 'better' half the other night that my sequential tail light blinkers on my new '13 (new to me) Boss 302 were 'Gangsta' and 'obnoxious'. This is the same person who could not understand why a new GT500 needed to have 662hp, and it took her a week to realize the new Boss 302 was not the same car as the 13 year old Mach 1.

 

Should I be concerned???

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My last post on this thread is just shy of two years ago now.

 

Respective of the topic..... Gina just figures it's a matter of time before it's "another" car. Well, this time she is directly involved in the purchase of our newest one. Her company car program is coming to an end with her company after 17 years. When her Volvo company lease is up next month (July), she will now only recieve a car allowance in lieu of the car and all that goes with it ....payment, insurance, gas, etc...

 

So in order for me to get the last car remaining on my bucket list, a new Challenger, she will take over driving my VW Tiguan. With that, I am leasing a '17 Challenger SXT (6cyl.) in Destroyer Grey. It has the Super Track Pack option. The color is pretty neat in person. Seems alot of car companies are doing a variation of grey nowadays...to include my Avalanche Grey GT350.

 

This is the only pic I have of the car for now. This is the ad pic from the stealer in Sandy Eggo. I will go pick it up sometime in the coming two weeks. :cool:

 

Again, I have been extremely blessed with a woman that LOVES my car passion! :wub:

 

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