Space Coast & Orlando area SHO's

elc32955

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Hey all,

I'm cleaning up a 2013 Sedan PI with the 3.5 Ecoboost package (SHO-Lite by any other name!) that I recently purchased. Any Space Coast or Orlando owners active on here that might be interested in a meet? I'm a former member of some pretty strong car clubs here in CFL (Volvo, VW/Audi/BMW/Mercedes (Euro Alliance), Holden/Chevy (GoFasst, the Florida G8 group, etc...) and figured there might be some interest if someone was to organize a bit. Fuel cost being what it is these days I can understand if there's no takers. I'm in Central Brevard if that helps any...

Thanks
Eric
 

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Hey Eric, I'm in the Tampa area and I am a member of the FL SHO members group. I attend a fair amount of shows in the Tampa area with my 89 SHO and also with my 2012 CTS-V. Sadly I can't get many SHOs to come out, actually only one gen4 has attended a few, never have seen another gen1, gen2 or gen3 at a show yet, whether I'm in my SHO or Caddy. Truth be told, even though my 89 is in need of restoration, it always seems to attract more attention than my 700+ hp CTS-V. Good luck trying to set something up, I'd drive mine over to somewhere in central FL for a meet for SHO.
 

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So so good to see posts in this section - things were really starting to dry up . . .
Eric, I'm in the same area as you, but I'm not in the Gen4 crowd - I have a 98. I'll PM you with more.
 

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Yep, it's very interesting there haven't been more responses, or perhaps no one is watching the digest on this subforum. I KNOW we've got SHO owners in this area, unless their cars are either garage queens on jackstands or just used for grocery getters. Or maybe Covid has taken the desire for personal interaction away.... "Meet people? EWWWWW...." :eeeeeek::eeeeeek::eeeeeek:

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Eric
 

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I'm in the Cocoa area. I go to shows just never enter my car because "it's just a normal Taurus" I felt weird entering it. The one time I did was at a Ford only show, though that was probably best case because people were shocked to see one. I'm usually at the dragstrip at OSW on Friday nights when it's cooler out. Probably be there this Friday after work unless I get helped up for some reason (Ford tech). I just tuned it and installed AD mounts, I'm really excited. Probably gonna beat my PB 13.59 @102.9 mph
 

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Awesome, years ago I was driving a modded 2011 Caprice PPV 6.0 and I went up to the 2013 Daytona Spring Fling with the GoFasst crew, the volunteer show runners stopped me at the gate, pulled me out of line from the rest of the club & denied me entry. They said there wasn't anything special about the car. This was one week after the Chevrolet SS made it's debut to the world at the very same track. Dweebils! So I feel your pain with that statement ("It's just a normal Taurus")!! I'm in Rockledge, I'll send you a PM so we can touch base.

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Eric
 

PaulTAutoX

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I'm in the Cocoa area. I go to shows just never enter my car because "it's just a normal Taurus" I felt weird entering it. The one time I did was at a Ford only show, though that was probably best case because people were shocked to see one. I'm usually at the dragstrip at OSW on Friday nights when it's cooler out. Probably be there this Friday after work unless I get helped up for some reason (Ford tech). I just tuned it and installed AD mounts, I'm really excited. Probably gonna beat my PB 13.59 @102.9 mph
There was an SFBay Area all Fords yearly meet a long time back. It originally met at a site that had been a Ford mfg plant! But when that got developed into something else, they moved it around. The BaySHO group got together for one of those shows and about six or eight of us attended with our Gen 1 and 2 cars. A lot of people walked past and openly wondered why there were plain Tauruses sitting there. But the ones who knew better, or who saw that "that isn't a regular Taurus engine", those got to talk to us or even get educated. (I have had people ask me at autocrosses how I got a 'custom manual' installed in my Gen 2. I just paid Ford to do it for me! :cool: And the autocrossers who got beat by my "grocery getter" were even more upset.) Anyway, it's worth it to show the flag and open peoples' eyes, IMO. May be worthwhile making up an informational board and having it sit next to the car, I think we did one or two of those for that Ford show, and at the SHO conventions people have done it for their cars to show modifications, etc.
 

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