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My 61 Comet

In July of 2004 I was searching E-Bay for bargins and a thought came into my head to search for a 1961 Comet. You may ask, "Why a 61 comet?". The answer to that questions is simple. I had a 61 Comet as my first car! I bought it for $100 from my Uncle Louie (1915 - 2005) and to this day I always wanted another one. So getting back to E-Bay. I put in my search and actually a few cars came up! As I went through the listings I got the surprise of my life! There was one for sale right in my home town! Skip to July, 31st 2004 and me driving my new Comet home!




Here is what happend today in 1961

"Young Abe Lincoln" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 27 performances"
France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
Mercury/Atlas rocket lifted off with an electronic mannequin
Premier Moise Tsjombe of Katanga arrested in Congo
Robert Noyce patents integrated circuit
Unmanned Mercury test explodes on launch pad


Updates from 2008

12/22/08 Wanted Johnson and Son M-E-L, Inc. Dealership Postcard
Added a December 1961 Kiplinger Magazine with an article on the 1961 Cars.


12/22/08 Johnson and Son M-E-L, Inc. Dealership Postcard
Added a Johnson and Son M-E-L dealership postcard.


12/22/08 Wanted C.B. Knickerbocker's Inc dealership postcard
Added a Knickerbocker dealership postcard to my wanted page.


12/22/08 C.B. Knickerbocker's Inc Dealership Postcard
Added a Knickerbocker dealership postcard.


12/22/08 Robin Jones
Added a picture of Robin B Jones, Chief Comet Designer.


12/15/08 Competition videos
Added commercials from 1961 for some of the Comet's competition.


11/22/08 1961 Visor
Added a 1961 clip on visor.


11/20/08 Postcard with a Comet
Added a postcard of Owens-Thomas House in Savannah, GA with a 61 Comet in front.


11/07/08 Time Magazine article
Added a Time Magazine article linking the Edesl to the Comet from 11/5/1959.


11/07/08 Time Magazine Cover
Added a Time Magazine cover from 11/5/1959.


11/05/08 2008 A & W Final Cruise
Added pictures of A & W final 2008 cruise, 10/25/2008.


11/05/08 New Post Card
Added a postcard from Little America, Wyoming.


10/30/08 Canadian Decoder
Now you can decode 1960 - 1965 Canadian Comet/Falcon/Frontenac Dataplates.


10/20/08 1961 Australian Comet Ad
Added Comet ad from Australia.


10/20/08 1961 Comet Service Bulletins
Added Comet Service Bulletins With Binder.


10/18/08 Kids Choice Award
Our car was picked best by kids at the Phantom Farms Cruise.


10/18/08 Seasons Final Cruise at Phantom Farms
Added pictures of Phantom Farms final 2008 cruise.


10/06/08 New Future Plans
Added future plans for a rear speaker kit.


09/10/08 Our Comet In Legendary Ford Magazine
Added a Legendary Ford Magazine article that features our Comet.


09/10/08 Wanted Stuff
Added a couple of postcards with Comets in them that I am looking for.


09/14/08 Also Ran Award
Added a also ran award to the awards page.


09/13/08 Clasicos Cruise
Added pictures from Clasicos cruise.


09/02/08 Comet Cealer Post Card
Added a dealer postcard to the postcard page.


08/31/08 Comet Post Cards
I would like to find 2 dealer post cards added to my wanted page.


08/31/08 1961 Drag Comet
Added a 1961 Drag Comet.


08/25/08 Mercury - Meteor - Comet ash tray
Added an advertising ashtray for a Comet dealership in Canada.


08/14/08 Rear Speaker Kit
Added a very rare rear speaker kit.


08/12/08 1961 Rhode Island Sample Plate
Added a 1961 Rhode Island sample plate.


08/09/08 Rear Speaker
Wanted item added, rear speaker.


08/07/08 Pixar Cars Comet
Added a Pixar Cars version of my Comet.


08/06/08 60s Bobbing Head Dog
Added the origional bobble head.


08/03/08 French 1961 Comet Info Card
Added a French Comet info card that says 1965 Comet but shows a 1961.


08/01/08 1961 Comet In Front Of Florida Resturant
Added a postcard of Proctor's Resturant in West Palm Beach, Florida with a 1961 Comet out in front.


07/30/08 Tasca Ford Mustang Show Flyer
Added a Tasca Mustang show flyer with our car and our friends car in it.


07/17/08 Starter Manual
Added a Comet starter manual.


07/17/08 Conelrad
Added info on Conelrad to my radio restoration page.


07/16/08 Drag Comet
Added a 1961 drag comet picture.


07/14/08 Added 1961 Syracuse Auto Show Page
Added a page for the 1961 Syracuse Auto Show.


07/09/08 Added Italian Comet Ad
Added a 1961 Comet ad from Italy !


07/07/08 Added Store
Added a store page with Comet products, buy something to support the website!


07/06/08 Added World Wide Page
Added a page dedicated to memorabilia from all over the world for the 1961 Comet.


07/04/08 Added Cereal Prize
Added a 61 Comet cereal prize.


06/30/08 Added A Postcard
Added a post card of a 61 Comet in Hyannisport Village, MA.


06/28/08 Added A New Award
Our Comet won the top 5 award at the June 28th Classico car cruise.


06/23/08 Added Strange Comet
Added a chopped 62 Comet wagon.


06/18/08 Added Cereal Prize
Added a 61 Comet cereal prize.


06/16/08 Added Postcard
Added another postcard with a 61 Comet in it.


06/14/08 Dutch Ford Family Of Fine Cars Phamplet
Added Dutch Ford family of fine cars phamplet that includes the 1961 Comet.


06/12/08 Lancer Comparison
Added Comet to Lancer comparison flyer.


06/11/08 Comet Neon Sign
Added a wanted photo for a Comet Neon sign.


06/09/08 1/86 Scale Comet Toy
Added another 1/86 scale Comet, this one is bright yellow.


06/03/08 Clasico's Restaurant cruise
Added pictures of the Clasico's Restaurant cruise on 06/07/2008.


06/03/08 A&W Cruise
Added pictures of the A&W cruise on 06/03/2008.


05/29/08 Fleet Owner, Warranty Service Guide
Added Fleet Owner warranty service guide with a district sales map.


04/26/08 Champion Spark Plug Contest
Added Champion sprak plug contest giving away a 1961 comet.


04/15/08 1st A&W Cruise Of The Season
Added pictures of the first A&W cruise of the season.


04/12/08 Rear Springs and Shocks
Had new rear springs, NOS shackel kits U bolts and shocks put in.


03/31/08 1961 Comet Press Photo
Added a 1961 Comet press photo.


03/26/08 1961 Comet Partiotic Car
Added a 1961 Comet with a red, white and blue paint job.


03/26/08 Comet Forum
Added a Comet forum.


03/24/08 52nd Santa Parade
Added a the 52nd DANA Santa Parade.


03/23/08 Added Two New Movie Comets
Added the movies Taken and Wildfire, both with Comet sightings..


03/15/08 1961 Comet Cop Car
Added a 1961 Comet cop car


03/15/08 Lorain Plant Pen
Added a pen advertising the Ford plant in Lorain Ohio..


03/10/08 Motor Life August 1961
Added issue of motor life on luxury compacts for 1961.


03/08/08 Another Postcard
Added a postcard with a 61 Comet in it.


03/08/08 1961 Chicago Auto Show
Added a second page for the 1961 Chicigo auto show with pictures from the show.


03/07/08 1961 Chicago Program Cover
The program cover from the 1961 Chicigo auto show.


03/07/08 Lorain Ford Plant Hat
A 35th anniversary hat from the Comet plant in Lorain Ohio.