Because I am basically a small boy I find myself linking, almost automatically, to this preview of the 2007 Ford Shelby GT500. Like many men of my age, I retain an almost perfect photographic memory of every car made anywhere in the world in the years up to and including my fourteenth birthday. For some reason, after that, everything gets a bit blurry (“is it a Chevette? A Scimitar? A Capri?”). The Shelby Mustangs are an early Seventies highlight of my personal photographic record (take a minute to remember just how grey and boring things were in suburban Britain thirty-five years ago) so Ford’s retro clone caught my attention – I reckon it’s something to do with that top stripe (Oh. And Bullitt). Forgive me.