Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX
Re: What does the 500 in Galaxie 500 stand for?
The "500" in Galaxie 500 was added after Ford swept the four 500+ mile races and had a NASCAR championship in 1963. I can't remember which races they were, but I know that one was a 600 mile race... I also can't find where I got this info from, but I'm still looking around.
MotorTrend 500 (at Riverside)
Car #1: 67 Galaxie Fastback, 289
Car #2: 97 Miata, automatic :-(
I think they're about the same size 8-)