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Well, I Bought Joey Hand's GT500

Discussion in 'Pics and Videos Buffet' started by 50 Deep, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. 50 Deep

    50 Deep SVT JEDI Established Member

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    Let’s start off by saying that I have been fortunate throughout my short time here on Earth. Been getting by on luck, good fortune, and the kindness of others. This is yet another installment in my series of fortunate events and happy to share it with you all.

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    This all started at the GT500 Track Tour. Talked to Dan McKeever a bit about the car since he had one on order. He told me I would love it but wait until the Vegas event to decide. I Got to drive the Carbon Fiber Track Pack and base GT500’s. Fell in love but wasn’t ready to let go of my GT350R. So merrily on I went… Around December of this year I remember talking to Epiphany about the research and development I wanted to do on the GT500 for our Signature Wheel builds. Hearing about the wait for his car and other delays I figured Summer 2020 would be the move. So I went on waiting again.

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    About January of this year I sent some Happy New Year and Merry Christmas messages to enthusiasts I worked with in the past. Asked for any leads out there and some great people came back with a few. I bought my Raptor locally from Elk Grove Ford and already knew their allocation was sold, but decided to reach out again. The owner, Cale, cryptically told me to give him a call. This is when luck struck.

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    Joey Hand is one of the bad ass drivers that piloted the #68 Ford GT to victory at the 24-Hours of Le Mans. He lives near Elk Grove Ford and had his white FGT delivered through that dealership also. Joey was fortunate enough to get a VIP order from Ford for a 2020 GT500, and requested It have a matching #68 VIN and chassis number. Through luck this car was landed at the port awaiting delivery to Elk Grove Ford but was held up with many other early build cars for an unknown reason. Joey had decided not to take the car at this moment, so this was my opportunity to get one without the long wait. Cale offered me the opportunity to buy it, but it had to be cleared through Ford corporate. Chances were that Ford could say no, and to send the car back.

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    On January 15th, 2020, I got the call that the car had been delivered to Elk Grove Ford. After a few days of getting the car prepped and wrapping up financing I was ready to bring it home. Joey Hand was nice enough to come to the dealership and sign the dash on the car when I took delivery. A truly cool guy, down to earth, and humble. He even brought me a signed poster of the winning #68 FGT. A great representative for Ford, and car enthusiasts in general. Hopefully I get to grab some pics with him again soon, but here is what I have for now.

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    Excited about the opportunity to get this car, and very thankful to all the Signature Wheel enthusiasts I have had the pleasure to work with. Some wheels will be on it soon, and I am planning to produce some of my own custom aero components to include an adjustable Carbon fiber GT4/CFTP rear wing. To all those guys and gals waiting, just keep holding on. You are in the deep end, and you wont want to be saved.

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  2. GOTSVT?

    GOTSVT? This Is Absolution Premium Member Established Member

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    Amazing! Congrats to you.
     
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  3. DBK

    DBK Re-retired Established Member

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    That is tits.
     
  4. My94GT

    My94GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That’s damn cool! What becomes of your GT350R now?
     
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  5. 72MachOne99GT

    72MachOne99GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I’m not 100% sold on the front of these cars yet, but those last two shots from the rear are ****ing money!

    Good stuff man.
     
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  6. chagan02

    chagan02 Active Member Established Member

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    Sweet ride! Love the color and the story behind it. Exactly what I would choose if I could afford one.

    Congrats!

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  7. chagan02

    chagan02 Active Member Established Member

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    I’m shocked though that you didn’t buy a 4 Door Dodge. I hear they are a few tenths faster. Lol.


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  8. PhoenixM3

    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Premium Member Established Member

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    Troll mode activated ;)
     
  9. chagan02

    chagan02 Active Member Established Member

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    Naw just poking fun. Don’t wanna hijack OPs thread. He is a very lucky man!


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  10. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Very cool T.

    So did Joey impart anything he knew about the program for this car or its development?
     
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    Great story and bad-assed ride. Great color.
     
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    Man, that Blue is wicked with the Black stripes.
     
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    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    Beautiful car!!!
    Congrats and enjoy.
     
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  14. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    Initially I wasn't a fan of the front, but I'm warming to it. I still struggle with the horizontal piece. I do love the rear. Overall, I really like the new GT-500 a lot. Haven't seen a paint color it doesn't look good in. Including this one. And such a great story behind it, backed by the signature on the dash. Congrats!
     
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    TBCobra Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Awesome story and that color looks amazing!
     
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    ssj4sadie Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I understand your motives and all, but please only put one set of wheels on the car...Congrats btw!
     
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  17. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 I Have LL’s Hammer Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Lol, I remember that crap.
     
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  18. lOOKnGO

    lOOKnGO Keep'um smiling Established Member

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    Great story! Goes to show how communication with your network of friends delivers results. Rewards follow to those that try. Congratulations man! Really!!!!
     
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    JD03Cobra Who's your Daddy! Established Member

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    That is awesome!!
     
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  20. Serpent

    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    I wonder why Joey decided to skip out on the GT500? Maybe is he getting a CFTP GT500 instead?
     
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