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Why is there so many Terminator’s in the South East? Specifically the Carolina’s?

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  1. T3RMINATOR

    T3RMINATOR Active Member Established Member

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    I had a friend come down from Illinois recently and he commented on how many mustangs in general he saw while he was down here. He said “it’s almost like I see more mustangs than I do trucks!”

    It got me thinking. There are a lot of terminators, cobra’s, and foxes and stuff in general in the Carolina’s and I’ve heard people even call it “Cobra Country” down here. A lot of the bigger mustang performance shops are down here... mustang week is Myrtle Beach...

    I was just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on why the passion and number of owners and enthusiast for these cars is so strong here as compared to other parts of the United States? Don’t get me wrong... there are pockets like this everywhere. But I just feel like it’s that much stronger here in the Carolina’s and down into Georgia and Florida and such.


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  2. 1Kona_Venom

    1Kona_Venom A&P Mechanic Established Member

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    -almost year round driving weather
    -lots of racing heritage on the east coast
    -emissions testing is almost void and empty
    -cheaper gas prices
    -better economy for people to select a career that pays well. Farming and blue collar jobs in the Midwest are garbage.

    I grew up in Green Bay....it aint pretty for 8 months outta the year

    I lived in SoCal for three years, thought the car / mustang scene was pretty good. Not as good as the east coast, IMO
     
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  3. GodStang

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    I live in an area called the CSRA which is part Georgia and part South Carolina. We easily have 20-30 Terminators in the area. I am not sure if it is matched anywhere per ca pita. As said above between all year round driving weather and zero emissions makes it great.
     
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  4. Black Gold 380R

    Black Gold 380R Multiple SVT Collector Established Member

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    Because that's where all the smart/cool people live LMAO!!!!

    Also, that is where Mustang "week" is held...…...
     
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  5. BlckBox04

    BlckBox04 I am the liquor Established Member

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    I agree with the weather, emissions, cost to own. There's a lot of newer stuff up here in the north east, not many guys left with terminators anymore.
     
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  6. T3RMINATOR

    T3RMINATOR Active Member Established Member

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    +1
     
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    That is very true... You are seeing more and more gt500's and newer stuff there. Good point
     
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    1Kona_Venom A&P Mechanic Established Member

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    93 Octane helps to
     
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    2004cobra615 sssvtsnake Established Member

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    My guess...Weather... most people in IL call me crazy for having a car I can't drive all year round.



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  10. blownstang4.6

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    I'm just outside Chicago. Maybe saw 5 terminators, 5 foxes, and 2-3 Machs all summer. See a ton of new 5.0's.
     
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    Seems to always be that way with the newest body style prevalent on the roads. I remember when the 99-04 body style was a dime a dozen. Couldn't wait for them to disappear. Seems to have happened. Now when I take my Cobra's or Roush out they tend to stand out a little more. Just how I like it :D………
     
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  12. T3RMINATOR

    T3RMINATOR Active Member Established Member

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    Winter comes fairly early up your way yeah?
     
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    Ha! There's literally 5 foxes I see everyday on my drive home down here in NC
     
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    Set some records this year. First snow fall before Halloween. Multiple days with lows in teens this week.
     
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  15. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Established Member

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    93? Us farming states prefer corn brew e85! I miss driving my cars already.

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    where I live on long island, its bmw, benz galore. Of course lots of lambos and ferraris, But as far as mustangs, I hardly see fox bodies or cobras. coyotes are all over the place here. I see GT350s every single day. I also see more camaros than mustangs. But yea.....coyote > 03 04 cobra. Nobody really wants them. Just hard core cobra guys hung on to them. everyone I know sold theres and got a coyote. cant blame them. better car.
     
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