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SEMA 2009 – Classic Design Concepts Ford Mustang coupe

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Most of the time, a Ford Mustang fan is inclined to zone in on one particular paradigm: “go” or “show”.  As a result, many modified Mustangs reach a point to where they are so tweaked and/or pampered, they are relegated to weekend warrior cruising or track-only duty.  So where’s the dualism here?  Why can’t a Mustang fan have the cake and eat it too?

This year at SEMA 2009, Classic Design Concepts (CDC) will take the best of both worlds and mold them into one awesomely capable pony car package.  The main premise of this latest CDC project is twofold: create a concept suited for the racing lifestyle enthusiast with simple tools and track day needs contained right inside the car AND keep the car’s performance & suspension upgrades in check to be aggressive, but not overbearing for comfortable everyday driving.

Keep reading to get the list of modifications on this 2010 CDC Mustang coupe and if you’re at SEMA, be sure to stop by the CDC booth to check it out firsthand!

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Ford Mustangs for the 2009 SEMA Show – A Preview

H&R 2010 Mustang for SEMA

H&R 2010 Mustang for SEMA

There’s no doubt the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) supporters and participants know how to put on a car show.  Well, this year, the 2009 SEMA show is going to be no exception.  With a plethora of Ford Mustang customizations to be on-hand, every blue-blood is sure to have a skip in his or her step while at the show.  Key players such as Steeda, 3dCarbon, Galpin Autosports, and even Vaugh Gittin are going to bring their best-dressed (and performing) Mustangs to Las Vegas to show you just what Ford is made of.  Capitalizing the most popular car in the aftermarket industry isn’t just about flipping a dollar; it’s about making the Legend live on.  Got tickets to the SEMA show running November 3rd – 6th?  If so, awesome.  If not, keep reading to get just a small sampling of what you’re going to miss out on seeing firsthand.

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Super Stang Fest 2009 at Virginia International Raceway

Super Stang Fest at VIR

Keeping this week’s East Coast theme cruising on, we wanted to tell you about a slick Ford Mustang event to be held at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA.  Over the past couple of years, the organizers of the event have been able to land participating Mustang racers on the pavement at Daytona International Speedway (2007) and Rockingham Speedway & Dragway (2008).  Everyone is ultra-pumped this year to roll onto the world-class VIR and tear up some tires!  In addition to the Mustang racing action, there will be a myriad of other activities to keep everyone in the family occupied & having a great time.  Keep reading to get the details in the Press Release.

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Brothers Performance East Grand Opening

Brothers Performance in Florida

If you’re a Ford Mustang fan in the Southeastern region of the United States, then you have yet another place to stop by and check out for tuning, testing, and customizing.  Brothers Performance has officially opened up their brand new 64,000 sq ft facility in Deland, FL, right on Interstate 4.  Well placed just minutes from Daytona Beach or Orlando, this new, fully-stocked shop is poised to serve a plethora of Mustang enthusiasts in the region.  This new Eastern location compliments their original California shop located in Corona, CA.  Expect the same service level from the East-side as you would the West!  Check out more details in the Press Release.

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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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Classic Design Concepts Open House – Aug 12th 2009

Classic Design Concepts

Hey, Ford Mustang fans, it’s time to either mark-up a vacation day or spontaneously contract a common 24-hour stomach bug, because Classic Design Concepts (CDC) is having a mid-week open house event for anyone in their neighborhood.  Set for next week (August 12th), the fine folks at CDC are going to make some deals for you, show off their facilities, and even feed you some food.  It’s hard to beat this type of opportunity!  Keep reading to get the full scoop in the Press Release.

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2010 Shelby GT500 at the EAA Air Show in Oshkosh

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Last week, we told you about the sweet stuff going on at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) air show and that the Ford Mustang AV-X10 “Dearborn Doll” was set to be auctioned off.  Well, Ford decided to light up our Friday night with a couple of fiery photos from earlier today showing some 2010 Shelby GT500s ripping up the runway in a blaze with planes buzzing overheard.  We’ve got two of the sweetest shots for you, so be sure to take a look!

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American Muscle Ford Mustang car show

American Muscle Show

The first annual car show hosted by AmericanMuscle turned out to be a fantastic success.  A plethora of fantastic Ford Mustangs,a free dyno, free food, free drinks, swag galore, and of course some lovely ladies, the crew really proved they know how to put on a show.  This might be one to watch for next year!  Keep reading to get the full scoop in the Press Release.

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Stangs of South Florida Patriot Run

South Florida Stangs Patriot Run

In just a couple of months, the Stangs of South Florida will be hosting a charity event called The Patriot Run.  The goal behind this gathering of Ford Mustang fans is to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11 as well as fallen heroes from the Armed Forces.  Proceeds resulting from the charity will be directed entirely For The Fallen (www.forthefallen.org).  Nearly 200 Mustangs are planned to parade from Davie, FL to Islamorada in the Floria Keys under police and fire department escort.  Every car will be issued an American flag and a printed name & profile of a 9/11 victim to carry along throughout the event.  Steeda Autosports, as well as many local vendors, will be sponsoring the event, offering prizes, and contributing to a raffle.  The final destination for the Patriot Run is Holiday Isle in Islamorada, where there will be a car show, the raffle, and an honorary tribute to the Fallen.

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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