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Ford Mustang and more to mark BBK 25th Anniversary

At one point or another, most every Ford Mustang owner has sought to slap on some aftermarket exhaust to get “just that right note” from the loud pedal.  While doing so, he or she likely considers a plethora of aftermarket  options from the old Jegs or Summit catalog…or some other preferred retailer.  To help mark off over 25 years of successfully supplying the Mustang fans (and of course, many others) with quality aftermarket exhaust products, BBK Performance is going to have an anniversary celebration which will include a car show, open house, prizes, food, and drinks for all those in attendance.

So, just when is this going down?  Later this month, everyone.  September 28th, from 10am-4pm, to be most precise.  Make sure to check out the Facebook Event in order to get socially plugged in, and keep tabs on all the developments for the celebration.

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Ford Mustang test of vibrating LED shift knob

Gone are the days when kids are forced into learning to drive a manual as part of driver’s education, and even more prominent is the slush box automatic transmission.  But while the lack of rowing gears through the years might not have affected the Ford Mustang as much as other automobiles on the road, it’s easy enough to see that automatic and CVT transmissions are by far the majority the populous desires.

So, what’s a good compromise for the Mustang driver who wants the advantages and capabilities of a manual gearbox, but fears the sometimes intimidating initial learning curve which comes along with learning just what to do, and when, the time comes about to shift?  Well, how about a shift knob which both illuminates and vibrates when the “typical” shift point is reached, in order to help a less-skilled driver achieve the experience of driving a manual at a more rapid pace.

With LED technology, parts from an Xbox, and a little bit of Open Source crowd-sourcing, the following video gives you the answers to the questions held this whole time.  Enjoy!

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LateModel Resto Project Coyote Ford Mustang is alive

We were the first to do it right.  There’s no hacked-up Ford Mustang with a Coyote power plant with regard to ‘Built to Cruise’ in any way.  We had help from a plethora of aftermarket partners to champion the car project, and there have been a few other players out there who’ve started their own swaps based upon pioneering ventures witnessed.  LateModel Restoration is one of our long-time partners in the Mustang realm and they now have their own swap project near completion, ready for public consumption.  Their 1997 Cobra Mustang is the latest swap they have tackled and there’s a video posted out there with some captioned details about what all they have put into it.  So be sure to check out their video (link below) and shout out to let us know what you think!

Source: LateModel Restoration

2014 ROUSH Ford Mustang Configurator

Think you have the eye for creativity and the art of fashioning a sensational 2014 Ford Mustang a la ROUSH?  If so, then you are in luck, because with all of the customization offerings out and about in the Mustang realm, ROUSH Performance is adding their own online configurator to the mix.  The ROUSH tool lets you start with either a 2014 Mustang coupe or a 2014 Mustang GT, then add on any little or big part your little twitchy fingers desire.  Ford has their own 2014 Mustang configuration tool out there, also, if you haven’t already seen the official one from them.  So go on, what’re you waiting for–get to clicking and customizing your dream ROUSH Mustang!

Source: ROUSH Performance

 

2013 Formula DRIFT Round 3 this weekend

It’s that time, Ford Mustang fans…the 2013 Formula DRIFT season is upon us!  The Ford team will be represented by the points leader, Vaughn Gittin Jr and the 2011 champ, Justin Pawlak this time around.  Of all the manufacturers in the entire competition, the Ford boys have everyone else waxed out with their customized Mustangs.  Round 3 of the Formula DRIFT championship will start later this week (May 31 – June 1) at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida, so if you have any desire to see some Mustangs pump out some serious smoke, then you are definitely in the right time slot.

If you are able to get out to PBIR this weekend, you’ll also be able to check out the Ford Mustang V6 & GT, a hot Focus ST, and also a customized Fusion in track-side exhibit.  Also, there will be a Ford Mustang Customizer booth to let racing & drift fans design their very own dream drifter car!

Be sure to check out the full scoop of details in the Press Release, following.

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Eleanor Ford Mustang fetches a cool $1M

Given the fact that “Gone in 60 Seconds” wasn’t exactly the most thrilling of story lines, we all know quite well the flick made up for most of its lacking allure with plenty of automobile eye candy.  Domestics, exotics, customs, chops, and more all adorned the silver screen for audiences to take in, but no car seemed to capture everyone’s attention like “Eleanor”, a highly-modified 1967 Shelby GT500.  And if you do not know of the care we speak, well then, you need to turn in your Mustang keys right now…

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Why yes, it is a NASCAR-powered Ford Mustang

Ever wonder what it would be like to modify a Ford Mustang to have more power for miles of smiles?  Hah, pure rhetoric, right?  What Mustang fanatic hasn’t gotten bitten by the modification bug and not been able to leave well enough alone?  These are of but a few, that’s for sure.

One of those bitten (and seriously infected) by the bug is Marc Sorger, the general manager at The Mustang Shop, a facility dedicated to Mustang restorations and tuning.  Marc, like so many before (and after) wanted more, so he took his 2008 Mustang GT and gave it some upgrades to bolster the output to 724hp on the pavement.  So, was that enough?  Nope, it never is.

The short story of this one is Marc took a NASCAR engine from Mark Martin’s Pfizer race car and slapped it into his 2008 Mustang GT.  The rest, as they say, is history…and the video here and the other moving pictures at Motor Authority will get you the “rest of the story”.

Source: Motor Authority

Mobile Mod Center 2013 National Tour

Ever wanted to get that hot new part you just bought for your Ford Mustang installed on the spot, instead of having to agonize in finding some solid shop time to get it done?  We have just the answer…seriously.  The Mobile Mod Center is currently geared-up for an inaugural road tour this year, hitting a plethora of popular automotive enthusiast events, and offering up installations & customizations for brand offerings such as: MRT, Kicker, Ford Racing, BF Goodrich, Webasto, ACE RAcing, SCT Performance Tuning, Gumout, Black Magic, Slick 50, and Gateway Classic Mustang…to name just a handful.

Sounds pretty sweet, right?  It is, and what’s more, this tour is officially sanctioned by the Mustang Club of America–how cool is that?!  Keep reading to get the rest of the dirty details and also check out the schedule to see where you can catch the Mobile Mod Center this year!

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Shelby wide body kits for 2005-2009 Ford Mustang

A slice of Shelby American, known as Shelby Performance Parts, has now officially announced some sweet body panel offerings for the 2005 – 2009 Ford Mustang.  Back in January, we showed you a 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake (at the NAIAS) equipped with the Shelby Wide Body Kit, and it was just shy of completely awesome.  After everyone saw the candy red Super Snake Mustang at the show, the requests soon started to flood in for the kit.  The neat thing about this offering is those who want to get it installed don’t have to send their Mustang off to one of the Shelby facilities in Las Vegas; the kits can be installed by any reputable custom or body shop of choice.

The 2005 – 2009 Shelby Wide Body kits for the Ford Mustang are available in two versions: a complete package, which has both front and rear panels, adding 6″ of fender to the rear…and there’s also a rear-only option, if one doesn’t want to add any flare to the front quarter panels. Also included with both packages are a Shelby Billet fuel door, all necessary installation instructions, special tools, all the hardware required for the install.

Keep reading to get the rest of the details in the official Press Release from Shelby Performance Parts.

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2014 ROUSH Stage 3 Ford Mustang video

So…have you had your first look at a 2014 ROUSH Stage 3 Ford Mustang yet?  Maybe.  If not, then here ya go.  This video is pumped up with plenty of revs, fly-bys, and a taste of what the ROUSH Performance team has packaged into their fully-warrantied performance Mustang.  There really isn’t a whole lot to say here, as the video alone speaks volumes.  You’ll see, if you haven’t already stopped reading and clicked “play” by now.  After all, what’s not to like about a 2014 Mustang with a 575hp Coyote 5.0 under the hood…

Source: ROUSH Performance