When Mathew Patmore’s Fairmont was stolen, he didn’t get mad, he got even by building another Ford – a far better one.
We ended up pulling bits of it out of the Waikato river,” Mathew Patmore says, reminiscing about his previous project, an XY Fairmont, which had been stolen then dumped. “They didn’t need to chop it up, it was actually a mint shell, so it was a huge waste.”
That could have easily been the end of his modifying days, but Mathew was determined to finish what he had started. We’re glad he did.
Against All Odds
Mathew’s been an XY fan for as long as he can remember, so the new car was always going to be another XY, and it would be tubbed and blown. His Fairmont had been stolen while in a local workshop, so Mat was determined not to let this Ford out of his sight, and he performed pretty much the entire build himself. (more…)