Everytime I get challenged by and beat a Mustang they never give me props. Every single time I've confronted one, they've been the ones to start crap with me, NEVER the other way around, and this incident was no different.
I was driving home from work this afternoon, had just merged onto the interstate still in the far right lane, and see this white convertible prior body style stang in the far left lane zip two lanes over and get behind me. I had just gotten a speeding ticket 2 months ago, and was more then aware that they had undercover stang cop cars around here so I didn't do anything stupid.
I had the cruise set at 80 (in a 70mph speed zone) and just kept up with the traffic. He stayed behind me for about a mile then got back in the lane to the left of me and got up beside me and just paced me. He never once looked over at me and gave me a smile or a nod or anything. It was a middle age black dude dressed in some fine duds and I was still suspicious as to whether or not it was an undercover cop car or not.
Traffic picked up and I got in front of him and he got behind me. Then the speed of the lanes changed and he got in front of me so I shot in behind him and followed him for a few miles. We got off the bayway and back onto land where most of the traffic gets off at the first 2 exits. He got out of the left lane and and just paced himself waiting for me. I figured hell, didn't look much like a cop car from the rear, so I got up beside him, both of us rolling at 80mph, and we took off.
I got the auto and don't know if he had a stick or not and don't know if he missed a gear or whatever, but I walked away from him hard. I got up to 130 quick and braked back down to 80 almost as quick and he come up behind me and got off at the next exit with me. We pulled up to the light and he had his window rolled down smiling ear to ear. I rolled my window down and he was laughing and said DAMN that thing is fast! I smiled and said thanks and told him he had a sharp looking car (it was spotless, even though it was the prior non-retro body style it looked like it just came off the showroom floor).
Anyways, long story short, that was the first time I had ever had a stang owner talk to me after a sprint and give me props. Guess they all don't have the "I am Stang, here me roar!" mentallity after all...