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Welcome to HotPursuit.net. Back in 1998, I originally intended for this domain/site to carry information about my automotive related hobbies and interests. I have owned 3 Mustangs since 1988 that were formerly law enforcement vehicles, hence the name. Two of them have been converted into roadcourse toys, with one of them no longer street legal. One of them I sold in 2004. It was a factory-stock 1992 LX 5.0 Coupe that I drove to work everyday. It was originally a black and white retired CHP vehicle, but was painted a very nice twilight blue metallic in the summer of 2001 IIRC.

My first car was the 1986 Mustang LX that I bought directly from the CHP around June of 1988 with 85,000 miles on the odometer for the low price of $4,500. It has since been modified for use as an open-track car and contains a 14 point safety cage, harnesses, and larger brakes. Safety modifications and reliability were my primary concerns with this car.

The latest addition to the stable was a 1988 Mustang LX. I say *was* because there is precious little of the Mustang parts left. The car was purchased as a rolling chassis and came with a NASA AIX log book. Everything from the footwell forward was removed and fabricated to facilitate an 8" engine setback to improve the front to rear weight distribution. As it was a consistent podium finish race car, it definitely suffered from the hasty pit row modifications that you'd expect. My intention is to use it as an open-track car, so I'm in the process of smoothing those (literally) rough edges.

I wouldn't be completing the picture without mentioning the two Ford Taurus SHOs that I have acquired. One of them is a 1994 ATX (auto trans), and the other is a 1989 MTX. Completely within the character of these fabulous cars, they have been driveable for a total of six months between them over the 3 years I have owned them. They are not low maintenance cars and are more time consuming to repair due to the front engine layout.