There have been quite a few Ford Mustang stories in the headlines these past weeks with regard to memorializing special interest causes, veterans, and tributes in general to motorsport legends (Carroll Shelby’s passing). Well, honestly, there’s no such thing as too many, so here’s one more to enjoy. Shannon Moore has a tie back to World War II via her grandfather, and had her sights set on the WWII memorial in DC, with him riding along. What’s more, Shannon has also latched onto HonorFlight.org, an organization tasked with assisting veterans in getting veterans the chance to personally visit their respective memorial(s).
Since hearing of this incredible initiative, Shannon, her crew chief, and Rehagen Racing’s Dean Martin have put the skids on a Mustang in order to be the ultimate track car as a tribute. Shannon’s racer
boy girl Mustang is hued in Furious Fuschia, has loads of performance goodies, and is completely track-ready for paying tribute to the Fallen and the Honored we still owe a debt of gratitude to.
Keep reading to get more details on this honorable story…
Shannon Moore’s 2005 Mustang tears up racetracks and promotes Honor Flights
Like many in America today, Shannon Moore’s grandfather, Edwin D. Jacques, is a decorated World War II veteran. In Shannon’s attempts to transport her grandfather to Washington DC to visit the WWII memorial, she became aware of HonorFlight.org, the organization whose mission is to assist these veterans in their quest to visit the memorial. But, HonorFlight.org needed help getting the message out to Veterans, and help raising funds to provide the Honor Flights. Shannon realized that her passion for Mustangs could be used to help raise awareness and funding. Shannon, along with her friend, crew chief and NASA race car driver, USAF Retired Master Sergeant Tim Stieve and Rehagen Racing’s Dean Martin developed the plan to turn a former American Iron Pilotti-sponsored race car into the ultimate tribute track car.
Painted an attention-getting shade of Furious Fuchsia, this distinctive Mustang’s marking all have deeper meaning. The number 21 recalls the year of her Grandfather’s birth, the remainder of the markings harkens to similar markings worn on D-Day. But, as the “Greatest Generation” is fading from us, so too are the subtle colors on these markings. The Mustang is powered by a 4.6L 3 valve engine and backed with a TREMEC 6 speed transmission. A full roll cage and coil over active suspension complete the track-ready modifications.
And the race is on – The race to bring as many of these heroes to the monument that commemorates their service. Shannon and the HonorFlight.org Mustang travel the country, visiting numerous open track events, where she delights in giving spectators a “Ride-Along” so they can experience the thrill of a Mustang on a race track and in discussing HonorFlight.org and its important mission.
Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. Honor Flight transports America’s heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.
To learn more about HonorFlight.org and to make a donation, please visit www.HonorFlight.org.
To contact Shannon Moore, and learn more about her mission, visit www.DriveableDreams.com or email her direct at [email protected]