If this Maize Mustang parked in Brady Hoke's parking spot is indeed his car, that would be tremendous, indeed. As Seth aptly noted:
I always imagined him still driving a hatchback he drove in college that his parents passed to him. Rusty and all. But this is cool too I guess.
Same with me. Brady doesn't strike me as a guy who wants a fancy car like this, so I don't think it's his.
...7 figures a year...which is why I think this is awesome if true.
He makes seven figures, you could buy that car for four figures...not exactly fancy in my book.
It's a fancy Mustang I meant, not a fancy car in general. Way to nitpick though.
Over-wrought works. Riced-out does, too.
I'd say at the very least even odds it has a single tailpipe and a V6. If someone had the money to pimp a V8 Mustang, odds are it would have come from the factory with a Cobra or a Mach 1 logo on it. Or at the very least the California Special appearance package.
I don't think I've ever thought about Hoke's car, but I guess I've always just assumed at an implicit level that Hoke drove a 1988 Buick Century.
This assumption may or may not be based in the fact that that is what I drove in high school and college, after my Grandma bought herself a new car.
*Clarification: The picture is not of my beloved car, The Rusty Jones, but is simply a Google Image Search result.
I could see him driving John Voight's LaBaron as well
Damn it, I love that man.
Can't be, women can't back into parking spaces
There's no way.
I knew he drove an American car!
gotta say that that was the one thing that I want to call Coach Carr out on.. .he drove a Lexus SUV, meanwhile the Motor City and the area was going through its worst period ever... really coach? Couldnt you have driven a Lincoln or a Cadillac? I always thought that wasn't conscientious.
and he was wearing shoes made in China! OMG!
thats totally different.... the entire Detroit economy wasn't based on mens shoes... whoever negged me, then F U because that is not flamebait, rather, it is a genuine thought. This message, however is flamebait.
As noted below, he also had a Ford.
Your Honda was made in Ohio...near Columbus. That is much worse than foreign.
It's not about where your car was made, it's about who own the company and where the money is going.
I could argue that a Lexus is "more ann arbor" than any other luxury brand and I'd have a pretty good point. Toyota's North American R&D is right here in A2, Saline & Plymouth.
Weakest argument ever...insert a South Park "they took our jobs!" here since I suck at embedding.
I can see him driving it, but seems too flashy for Hoke.
Perhaps Mrs. Hoke let him borrow her car for the day.
But Hoke graduated from college in 1980, which must have been a downer since Ford had already started to release smaller, wimpy versions of the Mustang.
Year 2000-ish Mustangs are back to more muscle, but still sort of 'meh" when you compare the design to the glory days of kick ass muscle, premium leaded gasoline, loud exhaust systems and blowing everyone's doors off:
Damn you, Marcus. I just drooled all over my keyboard!
I had one identical to that. One more thing I should never have gotten rid of. Later, I'm off to drown myself again.
Your drowning yourself technique is flawed.
You seem to know a lot about this. How about showing me the right way?
About 20 years ago, I had a 69 Mustang convertible, medium blue with white top (sorry, no pics). Loved it and wish I had kept it.
I used to own a '69 Mach I. It had a 351 Cleveland engine in it with a Hurst shifter. Pretty nice, I kept meaning to fix it up but never could get around to it. Sold it to a guy who was into doing restos.
302 w/ Hooker headers.
I specialize in exhaust. Shorties or long tube? And what do u have for mufflers?
That. Cripes, the Mustang's V6 puts out 305 HP nowadays. Makes me wish I was about 10 years old right now. By the time I was old enough to drive, I could buy a used Mustang or Camaro, or a ton of other cars with 300-400 hp. When I was a kid, the used American cars didn't have much muscle. Good to see things back to where they should be.
Maybe this was the "big news" hinted at last weekend?
Hoke drives a Tahoe.
You of all people would know, Heiko. BFFs
As does Mattison - have seen them in their neighboring spots in front of Schembechler.
A large SUV, seems like the right kind of car for a HC.
I think one of the local dealers donates them. It's white late model Tahoe central in front of Crisler as well, with everyone but Beilein having one. You see the occasional other largeish Chevy SUV as well. Beilein has a Lincoln Navigator. I also they also all have personal cars as well, otherwise it means K Arico Barnes lived there for a 5 day stretch because her SUV never moved (or she shows up every day and parked it on the same angle).
Most of those cars are from the dealers. It's amazing so many people were almost run over by Lloyd because he usually had guys like DeBord pick him up and take him to work. Maybe that was why.
Carr used to drive a blue Trailblazer with a rose on the side of it.
Lloyd Carr drove some kind of small SUV when he was coaching. Almost ran me over in the Crisler lot one day. I was all ready to yell at the car until I looked up and saw Lloyd behind the wheel. He got a goofy wave instead.
It's a first generation Ford Escape! I myself almost got hit by it after a game a few years ago!
Drives a second generation Odyssey.
I have almost been hit by the same Escape.
So what we learned today is Coach Carr couldn't drive lol. With that many close calls I wonder if he ever actually ran someone over by accident
No, what we learned was there were a lot of pedestrians walking around who got in Coach Carr's way with their jaywalking and such!
Man, I was just trying to get to a basketball game!