Stormin’ in a Shelby

Story: Mike Matune Jnr. Images:

Late in 1964 Norm Beechey flew to the US to buy a brand-new Ford Mustang, the car which ‘Stormin’ Norman’ would steer to victory in the following year’s Australian Touring Car Championship. Here, close to 60 years later, unearthed almost by accident from Ford’s historical records, is a detailed collection of the correspondence that took place between Beechey in Melbourne and Shelby American in California between 1964 and ’66 – as well as Beechey’s recollections today of his association with Shelby and the famous blue Neptune Ford Mustang.


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