Every now and again we like to take moment to appreciate our fans because without them CoolFords wouldn't even exist. Today we would like to appreciate Frankie Wilson of New Jersey.
Frankie is a promoter and definitely has a knack for getting the word out. You may have seen a number of his comments throughout the website bringing attention to his 1994 Ford Thunderbird "Blackout". He also has cool photoshop skillz, just take a look at some of the photos he posted.
CF: Tell us about yourself and how you became a Ford enthusiast?
FRANKIE: First off i want to thank everyone at CoolFords for picking me. My name is Frankie and im 26 years old I live in New Jersey. I drive a 1994 Ford Thunderbird SC 5 speed and I have been into cars my whole life. My grandpa used to drive a moss green 1964 ford mustang with a black convertable top and he got my dad into cars when he was a kid.
Then my dad got me into cars, so its like a family thing. My grandpa used to race but not against people it was against the clock. He stopped doing that before I was born but I saw trophies he used to win. My dad used to always bring me to car races all over the east coast when i first got my licsenc.
I bought a Nissan 240sx and started street racing asap my licence suspended a few times then sold the car and bought my first Ford, it was a ThunderbirdSC automatic. Ever since I got that first Thunderbird thats all I wanted, they are so nice I got sick of the automatic and found the 5 speed I have now. I can go on and on forever but yeah cars have been in my family forever so I guess thats how I became a Ford enthusiast.
CF: Any automotive clubs you belong to?
FRANKIE: At the moment no, but I would like to join one in the future, a few of my friends are in clubs.
CF: Tell us about your experience of how you came to own your Ford?
FRANKIE: Well I was driving home from work one day and out of nowhere I saw this Thunderbird for sale on the side of the road so I pulled over and looked at it. The car looked nice so I called the number on the window and had them come out and talk it over with them. Long story short after about 2 - 4 days we came to a price for the car and I bought it.
CF: Current modifications done, and future plans?
FRANKIE: So far all I have done to it was put a system in it, got the windows tinted 20%, put blue LED's inside of it, and a new exhaust. In the future I know I wanna start putting money under the hood. Anyone who wants to keep up to date on all my modifications can add me as a friend.
CF: How you came across CoolFords and what you like about it?
FRANKIE: Facebook, and its awesome!
CF: Do you race or just enjoy watching it as a sport?
FRANKIE: Legally no, on the streets yes. Any kind of car racing I will sit and watch its all fun!
CF: How often do you race?
FRANKIE: Well I used to race every weekend at this place I cant talk about but it was dope at first then it just started to get lame. The cops were coming after every 4 - 5 races. I spent more time running from the police then racing so I stopped going to that spo. Since then I have been trying to find a new place to go to ever since alot of the places are all hype and when you show up no one races and everyone talking about how fast their car is but wont pull it out on the street or say its not running rite tonight.... RUN WHAT YOU BRUNG!!
CF: How do you overcome nervousness before a race?
FRANKIE: I just think about WINNING!
CF: Do you attend many car shows?
FRANKIE: I try to go to as many as possible they are awesome just to name a few. I've been to Hot Import Nights, Funkmaster Flex Car & Bike Show, NOPI and many more.
CF: If you can bring back a discontinued Ford which one would it be?
FRANKIE: Thunderbird hands down but not that one they already tried to bring back something more sporty looking would be awesome.