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Ford stacks the pack for the Woodward Dream Cruise

Ford Mustang at 45th Annivesary event

Right now, the Woodward Dream Cruise has kicked into top gear and Ford has a lot in store for Mustang fans this year.  Mustang Alley, one of the biggest collections of Ford Mustangs in the nation, will be on display through August 16th, 2009.  Today (Saturday), the Mustang Garage will give Ford Mustang owners the chance to tweak out their cars with some great selections from the Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog and have them installed right on site! In addition to the Mustang madness happening on Woodward Avenue this year, Ford has  a lot more in store, so keep reading to get the full scoop in the official Press Release!

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Ford technical evolution sparks Revolution

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These days, every automobile manufacturer is under the gun to do more with less, maintain a viable cost structure, fend off the competition, and well, stay solvent in rough economic times.  Ford, under the of leadership savvy business people like Alan Mulally, has been making progressive moves before the economy started to slide.  Once upon a time, we heard rumors about the EcoBoost power plant potentially making it into the 2010 Ford Mustang or perhaps even in 2011.  Some speculated the twin-turbo six cylinder EcoBoost was a total rumor.  Well, as you know, the latter group is dead wrong.  Ford’s R&D technology has come full-circle with the engineering wrapped up inside the “EcoBoost Revolution”.  Sounds interesting, right?  Ford has the EcoBoost as a card to play in today’s high stakes game of automotive poker.  Is it a card worth playing or folding?  Keep reading, and find out for yourself.

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Ford unwraps 2010 Mustang customization site

StangNet.com custom 2010 Ford Mustang

Just days ago, Ford launched a slick little customization tool for the 2010 Mustang and so far, we’ve deemed a great time-killer site!  With a plethora of choices in hoods, louvers, scoops, spoilers, grilles, wheels, stripes, and other exterior applique, the potential customized Mustang outcomes are quite numerous.  What we also found interesting was a key aftermarket player is already a part of this initial phase of the customization tool: ROUSH Performance has an array of their body parts available for Mustang fans to virtually slap onto their dream car.  We gave the site a spin and came up with one of our very own.    If you’re feeling click happy,  head over to Ford and check out the StangNet 2010 Ford Mustang customization gallery and create your own customized pony car.

Official Notice – Ford Mustang to enter NASCAR

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About a month ago, we told you (and hinted at some time ago) about the rumors surrounding the Ford Mustang joining NASCAR for the first time in the 2010 Nationwide Series.  Now, we’re back to tell you about the real deal.  Today, the director of Ford North America Motorsports has officially announced the Mustang will be running laps with the field contenders next year!  With the retro redesign in 2005 and the upgraded lines on the 2010 Mustang, Ford keeps throwing punches at the competition to make sure enthusiasts get to see a good fight.  Watch closely, race fans, this could get good!  Keep reading to get the scoop in the official Press Release.

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Ford Mustangs Pack the Podium at Barber

Ford Mustang racing at Barber Motorsports Park
The renowned Barber Motorsports park held host to a notable happening this past weekend: three Ford Mustang racing teams took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place to pound the podium with blue-blooded pride. After coming up short last year at Barber, the JBS Motorsports Ford Mustang, piloted by Bret Seafuse & James Gue, reached the top after leading 65 of the 90 circuits. The next car following in this Grand-AM KONI Sports Car Challenge event was the No. 59 Rehagen Racing Ford Mustang, which led for the race twice for seven laps. Rounding out the podium in the 3rd slot were Billy Johnson and Jack Roush Jr in the No. 61 Horsepower Racing Mustang, providing a true Ford sweeper at Barber. Keep reading to get all the detail in the official Grand-Am Press Release.

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Ford eye candy abounds at Mustang Week 2009

Mustang Week 2009

Alright Ford Mustang fans, in case you’ve been living under a rock this month, we wanted to give you a taste of what’s happening right now at Mustang Week 2009 in Myrtle Beach, SC.  The turnout and weather (so far) have been absolutely amazing!  The meet & greet yesterday brought out a lot of great Mustang owners and fans and the seemingly endless parade of Mustangs cruising in was quite the site to see, trust us!  If you aren’t able to make it this week, no worries, as we have a treat for you: click here to get a healthy dose of Mustang madness in living color.  So, if you’re in the area this week, be sure to stop by the show and meet up with some great people all sharing the same passion for the Legendary Ford Mustang!

Ford Unwraps AV-X10 “Dearborn Doll” for EAA Auction

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After seeing just how successful the last Experimental Aircraft Association  auction of the Ford Mustang AV8R was, the powers-that-be decided it best to bring about another pony car spin-off to the block for this year’s gathering. Oshkosh is the scene for the auction of the 2010 Mustang AV-X10 which is treated to a star-and-bar glass roof, GT500 wheels, spoiler, and lower rear fascia, as well as some World War II inspired lacquer. With orange trim on the nose and tail, a snow white AV-X10 tail stripe, and an official “Dearborn Doll” fuselage pinup, the AV-X10 is in no doubt a great continuation of respect and honor to the US Armed Forces, just as the Roush P-51B was. Aside from the decor and paint, the AV-X10 is also packed with plenty of punch to compliment its patriotic appearance. The based 4.6-liter V8 has been nudged upward by the Ford Racing Performance Parts 550 horsepower supercharger kit, a tuned FR500S exhaust setup, and is equipped with the FRPP Handling Pack. On the inside, a few nice touches help the pilot keep the pony on the road [course]. A short-throw shifter, an aircraft-themed instrument cluster, seats done up in bomber-jacket leather, and aluminum dash trim all give this 2010 Mustang AV-X10 the official USAF feel from times past.  So how do we bring this glory of the past to the present? Couple up this nostalgic glory and decor with a push-start button from today and the cash you’ve been saving since the past.

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More than meets the eye – Ford Mustang glass roof

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It doesn’t come as a shock to announce that the 2010 Ford Mustang comes with a glass roof, offering up sun soakers the chance to take it all in while cruising in their favorite Legendary pony car. Aside from shielding passengers and the interior from about 90% of the (harmful) ultra-violet rays inbound, the glass does much more. It also insulates the cabin while providing a great panoramic view, further reducing the amount of energy required by the air conditioning system to keep the car comfortable. Additionally, the glass roof on the Ford Mustang insulates the cabin from a substantial amount of noise pollution, vibration, and harshness. This revolutionary offering from Ford for the Mustang is available for both the V6 and GT models and holds a sticker price of $1,995. Keep reading to get the official scoop in the Press Release from Ford.

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Ford Announces 2010 FR500CJ Cobra Jet Mustang

Ford FR500CJ Cobra Jet Mustang

Yeah, yeah, we know you’ve seen this Ford Mustang before.  By now, no Mustang freak out there should find the FR500CJ Cobra Jet Mustang something still held as a surprise, but…there’s more to the story now.  Ford recently let loose the detail on the fact they aim to produce a 2010 Mustang flavored a la Cobra Jet as well.  The most recent purebred drag racing Mustang came straight from the stable with authentic Ford Racing parts directly from the warehouse and pumped out an eye-opening 400 horsepower with its 5.4-liter supercharged (yet detuned) V8 power plant.  Customers, racers, and fans enjoyed the 2009 FR500CJ Cobra Jet Mustang so much that Ford Racing sold the whole lot of 50 cars in under two weeks!  The upcoming 2010 Cobra Jet Mustang will likely have a sticker of $75,000 and will also be produced in limited fashion (50 vehicles).  Maybe you can be one of the lucky few who is able to pick one of these Ford Racing masterpieces up?  OK, if you can’t, be sure to check out what you’re missing in the official Press Release from Ford. Continue Reading →

Elliott set to Crack NASCAR Speed Record in an E-85 Ford Mustang

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It’s not often records like this are broken. It’s been 22 years as a matter of fact. The current (aged) record for NASCAR top speed is placed at 212.089 mph, set by Bill Elliott at the Talladega Superspeedway in a 1987 Ford Thunderbird. This Wednesday (May 13, 2009) will mark the time in which this record will likely fall. The folks at Hajek Motorsports have tweaked and tuned a Ford Mustang FR500C to run on E-85 fuel to be the steed Bill pilots in this attempt. It should be an easy record to displace, given this Mustang has already been clocked at about 252 mph at the Salt Flats. Who knew green could be so fast!? Be sure to check out the dyno video and the official Press Release from Ford regarding this exciting event. Continue Reading →