There’s nothing like cruising America’s highways on a top-down muscle car galloping at speeds that drives the wind straight to your face. For the longest time, Joseph Cram and his father Ralph Cram have dreamt of taking a road trip across the US in a Ford Mustang.

With a fully-restored ‘68 Mustang sitting in their garage, the Crams were well on their way to living out their dream and it seemed like it was just a matter of time before father and son embarked on their journey of a lifetime. Unfortunately, the high cost of maintaining such a vehicle reared its ugly head on the two and to escape the financial bind the family found itself in, the two were forced to part ways with their beloved stallion.
16 years later, the Joseph and Ralph Cram have yet to embark on their journey and with resigned exasperation, were ready to hang up their dream; that is until an unexpected turn of fortune steered them back to fulfilling the elusive joyride.

When Ford released its “The 10 Unleashed” program, which encouraged consumers to submit their ultimate Mustang dream in 250 words or less, the Crams seized the opportunity and described their dream Mustang joyride across the US. Lo and behold, the Crams’ story was one of those chosen by Ford and, as a result, the two were given the chance to finally fulfill their long-overdue road trip. As a reward for their entry, Joseph and Ralph Cram were given the keys to a Mustang so they could get the chance to drive from Houston to Detroit and participate in the Woodward Dream Cruise – one of the largest automotive gatherings in the world.

Check out the video after the jump to see father and son galloping into the sunset 16 years too late. Then again, better late than never, right?

Source: M80IM

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  (25) posted on 10.9.2009

Bravo! That is fantastic!

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