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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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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 →