So, I Bought Joey Hand's GT500

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  1. 50 Deep

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    Let’s start off by saying that I have been fortunate throughout my short time here on Earth. Been getting by on luck, good fortune, and the kindness of others. This is yet another installment in my series of fortunate events and happy to share it with you all.

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    This all started at the GT500 Track Tour. Talked to Dan McKeever a bit about the car since he had one on order. He told me I would love it but wait until the Vegas event to decide. I Got to drive the Carbon Fiber Track Pack and base GT500’s. Fell in love but wasn’t ready to let go of my GT350R. So merrily on I went… Around December of this year I remember talking to Epiphany about the research and development I wanted to do on the GT500 for our Signature Wheel builds. Hearing about the wait for his car and other delays I figured Summer 2020 would be the move. So I went on waiting again.

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    About January of this year I sent some Happy New Year and Merry Christmas messages to enthusiasts I worked with in the past. Asked for any leads out there and some great people came back with a few. I bought my Raptor locally from Elk Grove Ford and already knew their allocation was sold, but decided to reach out again. The owner, Cale, cryptically told me to give him a call. This is when luck struck.

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    Joey Hand is one of the bad ass drivers that piloted the #68 Ford GT to victory at the 24-Hours of Le Mans. He lives near Elk Grove Ford and had his white FGT delivered through that dealership also. Joey was fortunate enough to get a VIP order from Ford for a 2020 GT500, and requested It have a matching #68 VIN and chassis number. Through luck this car was landed at the port awaiting delivery to Elk Grove Ford but was held up with many other early build cars for an unknown reason. Joey had decided not to take the car at this moment, so this was my opportunity to get one without the long wait. Cale offered me the opportunity to buy it, but it had to be cleared through Ford corporate. Chances were that Ford could say no, and to send the car back.

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    On January 15th, 2020, I got the call that the car had been delivered to Elk Grove Ford. After a few days of getting the car prepped and wrapping up financing I was ready to bring it home. Joey Hand was nice enough to come to the dealership and sign the dash on the car when I took delivery. A truly cool guy, down to earth, and humble. He even brought me a signed poster of the winning #68 FGT. A great representative for Ford, and car enthusiasts in general. Hopefully I get to grab some pics with him again soon, but here is what I have for now.

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    Excited about the opportunity to get this car, and very thankful to all the Signature Wheel enthusiasts I have had the pleasure to work with. Some wheels will be on it soon, and I am planning to produce some of my own custom aero components to include an adjustable Carbon fiber GT4/CFTP rear wing. To all those guys and gals waiting, just keep holding on. You are in the deep end, and you wont want to be saved.

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    Wow, great story brother, and congratulations! Matching VIN/Chassis is pretty spectacular.

    Didi you trade in the GT350R?
     
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    That’s an awesome story thanks for sharing. Love the color!
    Enjoy!
     
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    Congratulations. Great experience. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving and upstanding guy. Enjoy!
     
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    Wow. Great so happy for you could not have happened to a nicer guy.
     
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    wow, very cool and what a great looking color combo. PERFECT!
     
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    Hope to see you around town with that beauty.
     
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    Congrats! I can't wait to see all the different wheel options you make for it.
     
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    Congrats! I must say that I am not a fan of that blue! Just kidding,I'm a big fan of blue cars...your GT500 is beautiful! Great story and congrats again...

    Is that Velocity blue?
     
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    Very nice!.. Congrats!!
     
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    Congrats! Awesome story, and thanks for sharing it!
     
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    Damn that blue looks really good.
     
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    Congrats and enjoy.
    Beautiful car!
     
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    So
    So NOW you have TWO blue GT's; One 350 and one 500!!!
     
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    I still have her for now. Going to get some quick modifications and then come back out
    Oh man, you definitely will
    This one is going to be fun. I have a vision here
    Velocity blue indeed. Can’t wait to take both of them to the track
     
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