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Our Top Ten Picks From Foxtoberfest 2018
Foxtoberfest is a once a year gathering of Fox Mustang and Fox Chassis Ford and Mercury vehicles that started out as a small monthly club meet and has since grown over the span of eight years to what is now Mecca for all Fox owners and lovers alike. Hosted by Matt and Jenn Highley, owners of Fox Mustang Restoration in Locust, North Carolina with the volunteer help of the Southeastern Foxbodies Mustang Club, the event started as the October club meet for Southeastern Foxbodies at Matt and Jenn’s headquarters in Locust. It then quickly outgrew a second facility and moved to the even larger Intimidators Baseball Stadium in Kannapolis, North Carolina where the event has been held for the past few years.
Annually, the event draws somewhere between 500-600 Fox Mustangs as well as Fox chassis cars such as the ’80s Thunderbird, Fairmont, LTD, Capri, and more. We are still awaiting the official car count for 2018, but we are told it was right on track with somewhere around 500 cars coming out for the event. As you would expect, with 500 cars in attendance, there were some seriously nice Fox bodies – making our Top Ten list very hard to pick! However, after several laps around the show field, we finally picked out our ten favorites.
#2- Rare Canadian Dech Hatchback
We will be the first to admit, before Foxtoberfest we were not too educated on the “Dech Mustang.” These Canadian-built Mustangs are definitely a unique creature and very cool to look at. This hatch, as well as a silver coupe, were well representing the Dech heritage and brand at Foxtoberfest!
Very unique and very ’80s cool. The Dech is a piece of Fox Mustang history that should be well preserved and hopefully not forgotten in the future! These cars featured many suspension upgrades from the factory as well as a wind tunnel tested body kit for maximum aerodynamics.
Written by: Jeff Southard
After almost 20 years since it’s closure and not much other than an old geocities website there was not much left in terms of information relating to DECH cars. Now with Foxbodies becoming even more rare in good condition Infamous from The Infamous Project has been working with Derek and Peter Hanson to provide up to date information relating to DECH Motorsport. The website will be a work in progress and it truly relies on the enthusiasts and current DECH owners to engage and help provide information and content. Although DECH has closed its doors long ago, the aim of this website is to tribute, honor and share information, products and enthusiasm!
Working closely with Team Hanson, Infamous has created a centralized spot to not only remember what DECH was but to make key components available to the public in the future. From the Dech Info page you will be able to gain first hand information to archived articles, consumer orientation releases, photo galleries and even a Dech Registry page. With your help this website will be populated with as much information as possible.
We need your help! In efforts to centralize the database of all known DECH cars we encourage you to submit your cars through the certification program in case you are unsure if your car is a real or a clone. Regardless we would like to see all examples of DECH cars to create a repository that is accessible by the public to share and showcase these amazing rides. You can see our current list of those in the DECH Registry.