11-01-05 I have been loading more pictures in the Registry Gallery and Window Sticker sections of the website and have given serious consideration to adding a complete list of the cars in the registry. It will be a large page(s) and am working on the right format to use.
10-19-05 Please reload the website to see the latest additions to the Registry Gallery. Although the updated sections are dated 09-02-05, they were just published within the last few days.
08-20-05 The most recent addition to the website are over 100 Inventory Stock Cards provided by Rozum Motor Company of Mitchell, SD. The vehicle's equipment listing is very similar to that of a window sticker.
08-03-05 Just added to the registry website is a page that shows only the Window Stickers that have been submitted to me. This should assist some of you who are trying to get your reproduction stickers completed.
07-29-05 Recently added pictures of 1966 Police cars to the Fleet Sales section of the registry.
07-24-05 I have completed loading over 1,200 pictures to the REGISTRY GALLERY and all the links are working. A long time to do considering I have a dial-up connection.
06-20-05 Just added are Billboard's Top 100 Songs For 1966
OK...For real this time, the site is finally up and running for me to update the pictures for the Registry Gallery. Because of the two-hundred plus registry additions required to be uploaded, I will list the Registry Numbers (RN) that have been added on the day they have been uploaded to the website. I know many of you have been patient and some have become a little frustrated for the lengthily delay but I will get your pictures posted. In all fairness, I will be posting the entries from the lowest numbered RN up.
05-08-05 Pictures posted today RN 1470, 1472
05-07-05 Pictures posted today RN 1424, 1449, 1462
05-06-05 Pictures posted today RN 010, 673, 678, 726, 813, 830, 838, 853, 906, 935, 1077, 1108, 1115, 1287, 1300, 1346, 1356, 1383, 1387, 1390, 1398
01-01-04 Back in September of 2003, my computer crashed and until now I have been battling with myself on how to rebuild the 1966 Ford Full-Size Registry website. I believe I have remedied the problems and will be making updates on the many new entries that you have graciously been patient to see published. First on my list of additions will be the cars that have been submitted with pictures. There are also many new pictures of options to add that have been found over the past months. I am excited to be back into the swing of things and I hope you too will enjoy the additions to the website. Thank you all so much for allowing me to share your interest in the 1966 Ford full-size lineup.
09-12-03 On September 7, 2003, I attended the Fun Ford Sunday show in Vallejo, CA. and was able to personally view the 1966 Police Cruiser shown in the Fleet Sales section of the registry. I have added more pictures to this gallery and updated information about this car. It made a grand entrance to the show with its lights flashing and siren blaring away.
08-29-03 Just listed under the Galaxie 500 XL 2-Door Hardtop is registry number 1280. What makes this car worth mentioning is that it has a column mounted gear selector. There is no floor mount shifter but it does have the console. The combination of a "special-built" DSO code and no Trans code does create interest in the car's unique feature. To add your thoughts about the car, use the link above and scroll to Registry Number 1280.
07-26-03 I just sold the first FORD I had ever bought. The 1966 Galaxie
500 4-door Sedan that started my passion for the Galaxie and later the
development of the 1966 Ford Full-Size Registry. Even though I hated to part
with it, the recent purchase of a 1963 Mercury Monterey Marauder S-55 Fastback. meant that one of my cars had to
go. I am happy to say that the Gal was purchased by an appreciative ex-66 LTD
owner and that the car will stay within the same county for awhile longer.
I am also glad to say that I sold the car for more than I had in it and a little above the current value-guide for an average car. (which my car was)
This car is registry # 001 in the 1966 Ford Full-Size Registry.
06-22-03 Added to the website, from a submittal from Roger L. Currie, are his observations regarding Canadian assembled full-size cars for the 1966 mode; year. Check The Canadian Difference.
06-08-03 Just entered is the earliest production vehicle in the registry for the Oakville, Ontario Canada plant. CUN 101557. Code 10J. (Friday September 10, 1965) It is registry # 1288, a Galaxie 500 XL 2-Door Hardtop Take a look at the shifter and driver's side view mirror and tell me what you think.
05-26-03 Just entered is the earliest production vehicle in the registry for the Louisville KY. plant. CUN 100090. Code 06H. (Friday August 6, 1965) It is registry # 1284, a Galaxie 500 2-Door Hardtop My thanks go out to Jim Harrington for "discovering" this gem in the rough.
05-25-03 Recent enhancements to the Literature section have been provided by Roger Currie. Roger has captured over 20,000 images of print material for all makes and nearly every model imaginable. Roger's extensive collection has helped him master photo shop imaging and his creative juices were flowing when he corrected the wheelcovers on the Mexican sales brochure. (added to the Dealer Brochures) Thank you, Roger for your additions to the 1966 Ford Full-Size Registry.
04-03-04 The first build sheet in the registry is from RN 852. A factory 427 XL hardtop. A brief story can be found at http://www.lovefords.com/galleries/member/wichman/66_ford.htm
04-01-03 Thanks to Steve Slusarenko and Brent Carson , known as "The FE Guys", the registry has added 3 additional entries and/or photos that would make anyone jealous. Registry entries under Galaxie 500 2-Door hardtop (RN 1245), Galaxie 500 7-Litre 2-Door Hardtop (RN 862) (RN 1174). These 4-speed vehicles would be the envy of anyone. Additional information about their cars may be seen at the link above.
3-21-03 Just added is a "Toys" page with pictures of various cool stuff that we used to play with as kids or are now collecting.
3-04-03 I have completed posting pictures of my newly acquired 7-Litre Hardtop (RN 1200) in the Registry Gallery. My intentions are to track its restoration progress within what I hope to be a new feature-section of the website.
1-31-03 Over the past week, I have been updating the wheel cover information in the appearance accessories section of the website. With so many resources referencing wheelcovers, it has been a bit of a hassle trying to obtain the correct part numbers for the many different wheelcovers available for the 1966 full-size Fords. I believe the updates now reflect the correct part numbers but the "Emblem" and "Crest" variations are still a bit foggy. Is it a "Ford Emblem", "Ford Crest", "LTD Emblem" or "LTD Crest"
12-28-02 I was recently asked the following question by a visitor to the website.
Help me understand how registering the "dead" '66 Galaxies serves any worthwhile purpose. I would think that it's more important to track the "living" survivors. I could probably dig through my files for 3 more '66's that I once owned, but that doesn't seem to serve any real purpose since they were crushed many years ago like the other 99.9% of the production from that year. Isn't the registry's purpose really to track the survivors and even their stories of rescue from destruction? Wayne.
The Brazilian Connection
11-04-02 Today marks the 6 month anniversary of the 1966 Ford Full-Size Registry. I have been fortunate to have received 1,179 entries to the registry and hope to be able to add many more in the future. Thanks to all that have contributed and if you are a new visitor with a car to add, please don't hesitate to Register Your Car and photos. If you have already registered and wish to add photos of your car and/or detailed interior photos, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
11-02-02 Thanks to the generosity of Bruce Jackson http://www.7litre.com and John R. Smith, I have been able to add 363 vehicles to the registry (all 7-Litres). Thank you, Bruce and John.
8-25-02 Over the past few weeks, I have noticed that there are 2 different DSO codes for the Buffalo NY, Pittsburgh PA, Philadelphia PA, Cincinnati OH, Louisville KY and the Washington DC. District Sales Offices for the 1966 model year. Check the DSO listing for details.
weekly sales-46 thru 50
weekly sales-51 thru 55
weekly sales-56 thru 60
weekly sales-61 thru 65