The author

Cook Matt

An IT and networking engineer by trade and formally trained as an electronics engineer, Matt is a hands-on type who likes to know how things tick.

It’s not uncommon to find him with something in pieces modifying, upgrading of fixing it, whether it’s part of his day job or working on a Ford Mustang at the weekend. Influenced by a family who has strong ties with Ford Motor Company in both Detroit and the UK, there wasn’t much chance that the “family trade” wasn’t going to rub off a little. Interested in cars from a young age, but one particular model has always had a special place in his heart, the Mustang. After several years of owning and restoring British cars, Matt took the plunge and spent his savings on his 1968 Mustang Fastback. Unfortunately he found the company he’d entrusted to purchase and import his car to the UK didn’t live up to expectation. The car that arrived required hundreds of hours of work and thousands spent to make the vehicle safe and roadworthy. Undeterred Matt took on the challenge to fully restore the car himself, including the rebuild of its small-block V8 engine. Not just limited to Classic Mustangs, Matt and his fiancée have both owned fifth generation (S197) Mustangs which have both seen regular daily driver duty and been used on touring events. But with the latest addition of a 2013 Mustang Boss 302 to his stable, Matt plans to explore another dimension of Mustang ownership by attending track days and motorsport events. Several years on and many project cars later since the purchase of his first Mustang, Matt has become a well-known and active member of the local club and show scene, providing free valuations for club members and is regularly found helping and/or advising others regarding their cars or purchases.

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