More than 800,000 miles later, Fairfield Mustang-lover Carol Marini still has the only car she has ever driven since 1968 and now wants to take it on a Mustang 50th-anniversary celebration pony drive. (Ian Thompson/Daily Republic)
Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.