While the tone of this feature is rightfully upbeat and positive, there is some sad news to share regarding Adam's journey through ponycar ownership. In 1988 Christopher Thomas, the mentor who first gave Adam a lesson in 5.0 performance, was killed in a non-automotive-related incident. Adam and friends continue to feel the loss of Christopher's spirit and companionship. It's a reminder that the good things in life-the pleasure we derive from our Mustangs being just one example-ought not be taken for granted. Adam has learned this lesson firsthand. He realizes it wasn't just a guy's car that made a lasting impression on him, it was also a friend who will always be honored and remembered.