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2009 Saleen Club of America Nationals

Saleen Club of America National Meet

Heads up, Saleen Ford Mustang owners & fans…the annual Saleen Club of America Saleen Nationals are coming very soon.  The 2009 gathering is slated to be held in Castle Rock, CO on July 31st through August 2nd.  Last year held host to every Saleen Mustang era including some special one-off restoration projects.  There’s a lot in store for this year, so if you’re interested, save the date!  For more details about what all is involved, keep reading to get a recap on last year’s event.

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2009 Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup

Shelby Super Snake at RMMR 2009

The 21st Annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup was held in Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the 13th time this past weekend (June 18th-21st, 2009).  The eye candy packed Ford Mustang gathering included events such as a blackjack run, autocross, and a show ‘n shine. StangNet.com was fortunate to attend the Show ‘n Shine this year. The temperature hovered in the 60s with the sun shining brightly for perfect viewing conditions and the people of Steamboat Springs treated us to a great time. We were able to talk to many car owners and listen to their unique stories. Seeing the cars is only half of the fun: mingling with other Mustang owners is something that we should all take time to do more often. You never know who you may meet; he or she could be one of your neighbors. For more information about the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, please visit RMMR.org.  Enjoy the pictures we brought back for you! Continue Reading →

American Muscle BBQ contest

American Muscle BBQ contest

The Ford Mustang. Racing. Good friends. Grilling out. This short list is quite possibly the ultimate focus of the typical blue-blooded Mustang fan. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a cruise with in a Mustang ending at a park where the charcoal is ablaze? If you don’t…we aren’t sure what to do with you! For those of us that do enjoy a good outdoor cooking session, there is a little more in store this summer. The crew at AmericanMuscle.com has a barbecue contest set up this year for serious meat-fiends to take part in. They are collecting everyone’s favorite recipes and will have a professional chef prepare the food for consumption by a team of local judges. The winner of the BBQ recipe contest gets a prize pack worth just north of $300 for his or her fine culinary contribution. Keep reading to get the skinny on the contest and how to participate! Continue Reading →

More in Store at Mustang Week 2009

Mustang Week 2009

Alright, Ford Mustang fans…it’s time again to gather up in Myrtle Beach and celebrate the Legend at the Mustang Week 2009 Car Show. This year’s event will kick off on July 20th and continue through the 26th. This 4th anniversary gathering will feature a spectacular car show, a club dinner, and a track event (1/4 time slip shootout). SVTOA has a few special prizes and some guest appearances in store for everyone in attendance, so this year’s show certainly sounds like it will live up to the hype! The show is a continued success year after year, much thanks in part to all of the founders, sponsors, and avid Ford Mustang fanatics that make the haul to share their passion with other birds of a feather. Get all the official details in the 2009 Mustang Week flier to make sure you don’t miss out on anything!

Vaughn Gittin Jr at the 45th Mustang Anniversary

Hey Ford Mustang fans, here is a hot scoop, straight from the good folks at Ford Racing–it’s Vaughn Gittin, Jr. tearing up a set of tires at the 45th Anniversary celebration of the Ford Mustang.  We were able to see it first-hand and we’ve gotta say–it was quite the impressive smoke show at Barber Motorsports Park (Alabama) that day!  This is one clip you won’t want to miss!

U-turn: back to the 45th Ford Mustang Anniversary

Ford Mustang 45th Anniversary celebration
2010 Classic Design Concepts front spoiler featured.

After this past whirlwind of a weekend, we have barely had enough time to sit down, reflect, and think about what just happened at the 45th Anniversary Celebration of the Ford Mustang in Birmingham.  Now, on a Monday afternoon, it’s all starting to soak in.  We ran into thousands of Mustang fans, hundreds of vendors, hung out at the CDC booth (assisted in some installations!), caught some sweet racing at Barber, and of course, caught a feast for the eyes (hot cars) as well as the belly (good, down-home cooking).  Most importantly, we were able to share about 95% of the 45th Mustang Anniversary LIVE with you, the Ford Mustang enthusiast community.  Between our twitter coverage and live video, we did our best to make sure fans were able to see what they wanted to, regardless of attending the celebration. Continue Reading →

2010 Shelby GT500 to Pace the Mustangs Across America Cruise

2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 MAA pace car

Just ahead of the 45th Anniversary celebration for the Ford Mustang, several enthusiasts set up to gather and cruise across the USA from Las Vegas to Birmingham for the festivities.  The cross-country trip started on April 11th and will end in Birmingham on April 15th.  Over 600 Ford Mustangs from over a dozen states will participate in the event, which will be paced by none other than a 2010 Shelby GT500, adorned in red, white, and blue.  Upon arrival, fanatics will be able take part in the largest Mustang celebration in history, with hundreds of thousands of spectators expected to attend!  Check out all the specific details within the Press Release we’ve included for you.

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Camp Steeda 2009 Registration is Now Open!

Camp Steeda 2009

Well, it’s that time again, folks: road racing season. Better yet, there’s the opportunity to get in your Ford Mustang and rip up 3.7 miles of track at Sebring International Raceway in May. Registration for 2009 Camp Steeda is now open and the event is set for May 22nd – 24th. Steeda Autosports is hosting the event & the SVTOA (Special Vehicle Team Owners Association) is co-sponsoring, so participants are completely assured they’ll have a blast the whole weekend at this educational and entertaining track event. Classroom clinics, great people, and of course, copious amounts of track time are going to make this year’s event one to remember. Keep reading to get the official details related to registration for this one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang gathering! Continue Reading →

Covering Cooper & Roush Live from South Haven

We were recently invited to join Cooper Tires and Roush Performance at an unveiling event for a new high-performance tire (the RS3) that Cooper has developed exclusively for Roush Performance.  A nice dinner kicked off the event Monday (9/29/08) evening, track time took up all day Tuesday, and travel home closed it up on Wednesday.  We all tore up the 1.88-mile course at Gingerman Raceway in a Stage3 Roush Mustang to get a first hand feel of the results.  You’ve got to see the pictures!

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Ford Mustang AV8R at AirVenture 2008

Ford Mustang AV8R Edition

Following the spirit of other aviation themes such as the Roush P-51 Mustang, the latest one-off S197 Ford Mustang is another aviation-inspired racecraft that is sure to put a grin on any grounded pilot’s face.  With a number of upgrades straight from the Ford Racing catalog, this highly-decorated Mustang will definitely be a crowd pleaser at AirVenture 2008.  The touches applied directly by the men & women at Ford bring this very crisp pony car up to the 400 horsepower mark.  A Whipple supercharger, cold air intake, the FRPP Handling Pack, and a hi-flow tuned exhaust all make the magic happen for this special edition Ford Mustang.  In addition to the go, this Ford Mustang is also about show.  A red-accented satin silver coat wraps around a nicely offset black colored hood and is capped off by a glass roof which exhibits a majestic Air Force Star.  Out back, the gas cap also gets the AF Star treatment.

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