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The Shadowfast supercar driver logs

Ford Mustang supercar against a sunset sky

1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 supercar
This page last updated on or about 10-28-11
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BACK to Me and my Shadow supercar Real-life supercar and outlaw driver

This page dedicated to fellow real-life adventurer, explorer, and author Clive Cussler, who showed me the way.

Reader feedback:

"I have not read such thrilling stories in a long time, and it did my eyes and heart good. And just one more question, why havenít these stories been made into movies yet?"

-- Robert W.

"...great entertainment and had me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. I'm glad I read it!"

-- Nathan C.

"I recently came across your site on the web about your 69 Mach1. I'm completely fascinated!"

"You've given me more inspiration to finish building my 69..."

-- Roger C.

"This should seriously be turned into a book."

-- Chris H.

I grew up in a place mostly known nationwide for its dangerous characters, and regionally for its corrupt local government. News reports of the time frequently detailed various outrages wrought by both entities. So to me as a teenager, daily life often seemed much like that depicted in 1960s Hollywood westerns-- only with the horses being replaced by cars.

Shadowfast was my very first car. My earliest adventures with him took place during high school, my last during a break from college.

Thumbnail image of 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 with front spoiler and mud flaps
Visor image of Shadowfast Mustang supercar front end

In his final form Shadowfast was an amazing machine, capable of matching or surpassing almost any other street-drivable car on the road-- and off. Drag strip, interstate, winding mountain road-- you name it, he did it. And that was just his racing credentials. If a contest flared up into a real road war he had a whole other set of cards to play...

Of course, he didn't possess all these traits when I first bought him. It took a while for he and I to reach that state together. These logs describe the process and some of the adventures we had along the way.

In the accounts below details like names, dates, and more have been changed for reasons which should become apparent to readers. I also include a partial list of the actual events from which these stories are drawn for those who are interested.

Reader feedback:

"This was amazing to read! I read the no where to go but up, and all I have to say is wow."

-- Brian J.

"Shadowfast is amazing o how i wish i could have seen it...I couldn't believe the stories, they're like an amazing action movie, even now I would like to see Shadow even though wrecked he would be amazing to have.

-- Kenneth D.

"You really create such beautiful artwork...I know I am a gal, but I just think your illustrations are so beautiful...I'd love to be one of those women!"

"I just happened upon your site and got sucked into your writings. I read about Bridget. And I was wondering if all these ladies waltzed into your life. Well they should consider themselves so lucky to have not only fabulous writing devoted to them, but stunning artwork portrayals! You're a fascinating person and you have one original and fascinating site. I feel very fortunate to have found it."

-- Deirdre W.

"I don't know how much of the stories of you and Shadowfast are fact and how much are fiction, but they're some of the most amazing things I've read online in a long time!"

--- Paul H.

My high school days

Sizzling hot blonde high school cheerleader Sue Anne Maddison in a spectacular uniform

Wall of crushed cars stacked atop one another in a junk yard.

A pond bordered by woods

Old Pontiac GTO race competitor
A full moon

Face of hot babe Lindsay Finch from the story Slip sliding away

  • Too close for comfort; Building a supercar you must also drive on a daily basis can be a trying-- and dangerous-- experience. Shadowfast races an AMC Javelin AMX, a train, a truck, and crosses one bridge too far. Too far gone, that is. Hey, what can I say? Teenagers do stupid things sometimes. Especially where the opposite sex is concerned.

Thumbnail image of a 1969 American Motors Javelin AMX

Railroad trestle vanishing into the darkness.

A socket tool set

Delapidated bridge disappearing into the night.

Face of gorgeous young woman Dana Connor from the story A Halloween to remember

A man-made bee hive box

A two-way Citizen's Band (CB) radio

Winged 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona 426 Hemi

Maxed out or buried speedometer

Falling rock danger sign

The ebook Dark Horse: The Official Shadowfast Supercar Technical Reference is now available for any Amazon Kindle or free Kindle app, and contains everything you'd need to know to create your own Shadowfast supercar. It includes a detailed list of modifications, both inside and out; how I built Shadowfast for next to nothing in cash money; offers a 1969 Shelby GT-350 short cut to building your own Shadowfast; reveals Shadow's unique collection of gadgets and tricks (and the evolution of that gadgetry); and much, much more!

My best friend Steve's customized green and black 1970 Mustang sportsroof

My friend Marco's red and black 1970 Mustang Mach 1

My friend Red's white 1969 Mustang fastback
My friend Will's dark green customized 1970 Mustang sportsroof
My own flat black and heavily customized Mustang supercar

My earliest college campus days

One summer vacation from college

Flare device

The toll of preceding events spurs me into taking a hiatus from college

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The woods setting for Ring of fire shootout.

Panel van used for family escape in Ring of fire
Flare device

Fire in the woods or forest fire

Smoky Mountains scenic overlook

Tight curve speed warning sign (5 mph)

Trees broken by events.

Old logging road in the woods
Flare device

Ferrari prancing pony insignia

Maxed out or buried speedometer

Ford Mustang symbol or emblem

Roddy's red Trans Am from story What goes around

Headhunter's Z-28 camaro from story What goes around

Dump truck from story What goes around
Flare device

Thumbnail image of a 1961 Chrysler 300 G
Flare device

Maxed out or buried needle speedometer
A burning car

What could have been:
Shadowfast version 2.0 stories


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