Sarasota is a great place to live on the West Coast of Florida. Most people are from the MidWest and down to earth. I find myself wondering about buying a small place on the Lake Erie or Ontario waterfront and enjoying the summers up north like many people here do.
When I was growing up in Buffalo, everyone I knew who had a muscle car in the 1960s and early 70s had a "beater" to use in the winter while they garaged their 440 six packs and 383 Super Commandos. The salt on the roads would kill any car's body and soon most of them bought 4 wheel drive trucks.
What is amazing about the current Mustang is that the V8 would kill just about every muscle car I knew of back then while the V6 could outrace a good many of those cars as well.
14 second 1/4 mile times were considered extremely fast and 12 second runs were in real souped up cars that could barely be driven on the streets.
You may be too young to remember:
"Sunday, Sunday, Niaaaaagara Dragway!"
1/8th Lancaster sounded wimpy after that.
Most illegal racing was done on Furhman Blvd, Near the Skyway and small boat harbor.
A present Mustang GT would have been a regular there.