Check Out My Parts On Ebay

My 1961 Comet Pages

Follow 61Thriftpower on Twitter

1960 - 1969
VIN & Dataplate Decoder
1959 - 1968
Carb Decoder
1960 - 1965
Canadian Comet/Falcon/Frontenac
Dataplate Decoder

Comet Stuff

Other Stuff

Links & Cruise Nights

Odometer Reading:

Ardzagang TV

The Armenian TV Station

Website Powered by

This Site Dedicated To
My Dad

Google My Website

May the road ahead
be free of potholes

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 a picture of my Comet artistically enhanced by my daughter Kerrin.

Now my origional 61 was a different color, Colombia Blue Haze.
This one is Blue Haze.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Updates from 2007

11/21/07 Doran Dealership Postcard
Added postcard for a Comet dealership..

11/18/07 Last A&W Cruise of 2007
Added the last show at A&W for 2007.

11/18/07 2nd Annual Phantom Farm show
Added he Phantom Farm show for 2007.

11/18/07 Rotunda Tokens
Added Ford Rotunda Tokens to the Rotunda page.

11/16/07 Comet Postcard and new Postcard page
Added a postcard and a new page just for postcards.

10/26/07 Ford Times
Added a Ford Times with an article ob "The Magic World Of Ford".

10/22/07 Movie Pictures
Added a picture of a 61 Comet in the movie Mondo Bizarro.

10/17/07 The Magic World Of Ford Pencil
Added a pencil from "The Magic World Of Ford" road show and info on Karrell Fox, the creator of the show.

10/16/07 1961 Revue Technique Automobile
Added a French Automotive Technical Review.

10/03/07 Postcard
Another postcard with a Comet in it.

09/30/07 Car Life Article
Added an article from Car Life on the 1961 Comet.

09/30/07 New Home Page Picture
Added a new picture of my Comet artistically enhanced by my daughter Kerrin.

09/29/07 More Engine Detailing
Added more restorations detailing pics..

09/28/07 1960 Comet STERE-O-CARD
Added a viemaster type dealer item for the 1960 Comet Introduction.

09/27/07 Today in 1961
Added a Today in 1961 box to the home page.

09/25/07 Prize Letter and Envelope
Added the envelope and the letter that came with the prize flyer..

09/23/07 Lorain Ford Assembly Plant 40th Anniversary Coleman Thermos
Added a wanted item.

09/23/07 Product Data Book Binder
Added another wanted item, a Product Data Book Binder.

09/18/07 Data Sheet
Added a data sheet from a dealer spec book.

09/13/07 Postcards
Added two postcards with Comets on them.

09/11/07 Stan the Man
Added dealer flyer from Ohio.

09/08/07 Dealer Compare Cards
Added dealer compare cards for Savoy and Wagons.

09/05/07 Restored Spare
Added a picture of my restorad spare and jack.

09/04/07 Ford Info Ads
Added some Ford info ads.

08/15/07 Corvair vs Comet slides
Added some slides from a Corvair training film trashing the Comet..

08/03/07 Website Title Change and Background Change
Made a new website title based on the font on a "The Magic World of Ford" phamplet.
Also added a background graphic.

08/03/07 Added New Magic World Page
Added a page showing "The Magic World of Ford" phamplet.

07/28/07 Added Rotunda Solvent Bottle
Added a Rotunda Solvent Bottle to my engine compartment restoration.

07/23/07 Added More Manor Motor Sales Info
Added a lot more Manor Motor Sales info and 2 more ads.

07/21/07 Added Cruisin Page
Added page with some videos of our Comet Cruisin.

07/21/07 Added Photo with Press Release
Added another factory photo, this one with a press release.

07/21/07 Added Postcard with Comet
Added a Ohio postcard with a 61 Comet in it!

07/15/07 Added New Gallery Page
1st Annual Governors Antique Car Appreciation Day!

07/03/07 Added 61 Comet MM's
MM's made for my 61 Comet.

06/23/07 Added New Movies and TV Page
Added a new page for movies and TV 1961 Comet sightings.

06/20/07 Added new Comet ad
Added a 2 page ad for the Comet.

06/17/07 Added new Prizes page
Added a page for a prize phamplet and one of the prizes itself!

06/15/07 Jen's Place Cruise Night Flyer
Add a cruise night flyer that has my car on it!

06/13/07 Completed Andy Griffith Episode Review
Finished reviewing all episodes of the Andy Griffith show for Comets!

06/12/07 Comet Collector Key
Added another Comet collector key..

05/24/07 Atlanta Journal and Constitution
Added a pull our auto section from an Atlanta newspaper.

05/21/07 November 1960 Science and Mechanics
Added another magazine review of 1961 cars including the Comet.

05/04/07 1961 Rhode Island Plate
Added a Rhode Island plate from 1961 to my car.

04/26/07 Tune-up and Carb Sheets
Added 2 tune-up charts and a Holley Carb sheet.

04/25/07 Upper Midwset Auto Show
Added a page for the Upper Midwest Auto Show.

04/23/07 Spring Carlisle
Added pics from the Spring Carlisle trip on 04/21/2007.

04/23/07 1961 Science and Mechanics
Added a "The New Cars 1961" issue.

04/20/07 Manor Motor Sales
Added page about Manor Motor Sales - Where my Comet was bought in 1961.

04/18/07 Premier's Comet Model
Added this mint Premier's Comet model.

04/18/07 1/86 EKO Comet
Yet another 1961 HO scale Comet. This one is blue.

04/14/07 New York Auto show news reel
Added news reel about the 1961 Chicago Auto Show.

04/13/07 Chicago Auto Show Pin
Added a exhibitor pin from the 1961 Chicago Auto show,

04/10/07 Hartford Times Photo and Ad
Added photo of two Comets and an ad for a Comet dealer found by my friend Al!

04/09/07 Mini DAV License Plate
Added another 61 DAV mini license plate!

04/09/07 Strange Comets
Added a page with strange Comets!

04/08/07 More Santa Parade Pics
Added a few pictures from last years Santa parade I just now got!

04/07/07 LMC Towel
Added a Lincoln Mercury Comet shop towel.

04/07/07 Spoofs Page
Added a page that has altered ads and memorabilia that look like they have to do with my Comey.

04/06/07 New York Auto show pin
Added a exhibitor pin from the 1961 New York Auto show.

04/06/07 LMC Patch
Added a Lincoln Mercury Comet patch.

04/04/07 1961 HO Scale Comet
Added 61 HO scale Comet marked as a 62.

04/03/07 1961 Chicago Auto show
Added a page dedicated to the Chicago Auto Show.

03/24/07 1960 ALCOA Auto Show Preview
Added a great newpaper insert loaded with full color pictures of all the 1961 cars in the 1960 Detroit Auto Show.

03/23/07 1960 Detroit Auto Show Ads
Added a bunch of articles for the 1960 Detroit Auto Show.

03/22/07 1961 Comet Drive Transmission Manual
Added a Fordomatic 2-speed overhaul transmission manual.

03/22/07 1961 DAV Rhode Island License Plate
Added a DAV keychain license plate.

03/20/07 1961 New York Auto Show
Added a page for the 1961 New York Auto Show.

03/09/07 1961 1/84 Scale Comet Toy
Added another 1/84 scale EKO Comet from Spain. This one is red.

03/03/07 1961 French Ford Ad
Added French Ford magazine ad with the full Ford line.

02/21/07 1961 Safe Driver Decal
Added an insurance company safe driver decal.

02/20/07 1961 Ford Comet Ad
Added a "Ford" Comet ad from England.

02/20/07 1961 Observers Book Of Automobiles
Added a book that covers all the 1961 cars produced in 1961.

02/20/07 1961 Advance Information Service Letter
Added an advance information service letter for the 1961 Comet and Falcon from Canada.

02/17/07 1961 Radar Detector
Added another early 1961 Radar Detector and a picture of a 1961 Police Radar unit.

02/10/07 Comet Press
Added more newpaper articles about the 1961 Comet.

02/10/07 1960 Wheels of Freedom Commemorative First Day Covers
Added a section for first day covers that commemorate the 1960 National Auto Show in Detroit.

02/09/07 1960 Wheels of Freedom Commemorative Stamp
Added a stamp that commemorates the 1960 National Auto Show in Detroit.

02/07/07 1961 Radar Detector
Added Early 1961 Radar Detector and Article about it from the Washington Post.

02/06/07 Radio Interview Record
Added a scan of the record with the two radio interviews on them..

02/05/07 1960 Autoshow Ticket
Added an unused ticket to the 1960 International Auto Show.

02/03/07 1961 Comet Ad Page
Added a page devoted to ads in newspapers for the 1961 Comet. I split up the page that had both articals and ads and added more to each.