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Rare Low-mile 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang to hit the block

Unique and amazing Ford Mustang specimens on the auction block aren’t exactly the freshest of fresh news to everyone, but to Mustang enthusiasts and diehards, each event is often one to take special note of. Barrett-Jackson will be honoring automotive legend Carroll Shelby on January 19 when several vintage Shelby cars will be put up for auction. The one expected to turn most heads is a rare 1967 Shelby GT500. Big deal, you might say, right? Welllll, this one sort of is. This 1967 Shelby GT500 is completely original, from its Nightmist Blue exterior to its 428ci Police Interceptor motor to its less-than-10,000 miles on the odometer.

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StangNet’s ‘Ultimate Mustang Bookshelf’ giveaway

It’s that time of year, Ford Mustang fans–when the season of thanks AND giving are upon us all.  We’ve teamed up with some of our long-term partners in the Mustang realm in the past to bring you freebies and sweepstakes prizes throughout the years, and now, we’re here to let you in upon yet another!

So what does this next one entail?  One lucky sweeps winner, chosen at random from our facebook sweepstakes page entries, will get their very own “Ultimate Mustang Bookshelf” containing several featured Mustang and other muscle car titles from MotorBooks .  These books are high quality, feature detailed & colorful imagery, and are sure to make nearly any Mustang or classic car fan grin for glory.

What?  No one likes “real” books anymore?  Well, there can’t be anything wrong with getting nearly $300 (retail value) in books, for FREE, can there?!?!

Keep reading to get a breakdown of just what’s involved in this awesome literary giveaway!

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StangNet Empire Ford Mustang Car Cover Sweepstakes

OK, Ford Mustang fans…we are kicking off a new concept for the StangNet community.  As your powers of observation have informed you, we are setting one lucky winner up with a chance to win a quality car cover from Empire Covers.  This sweepstakes is via Facebook for a free car cover, and the winner gets a choice in style & color of a Mustang Car Cover for his or her ride.

Be sure to head over to our StangNet Fan Page on Facebook and enter for FREE!  Also, pay special mind that for every friend you refer and enter, you will get an additional sweepstakes entry as well.  Pretty cool, right?!  The lucky winner of this contest will be chosen at random at the end of November.  So, what are you waiting for–get to LIKING StangNet a bit more and tell all of your friends about this cool giveaway!

ROUSH Unveils 700hp Ford Mustang at SEMA 2012

In case you missed the hottest Roush at this year’s SEMA show, we’ve got your back. This 2013 Ford Mustang variant couples efforts from three aftermarket performance firms, resulting in a Roush Mustang which packs a 700hp punch. Impressive. What all goes into the making of this beast? We’ll get you the full scoop later on, but here’s a taste–a Ford Racing Alumninator Engine, a ROUSH Phase 3 Supercharger Kit, and lots more…

Performance figures aside, this latest Roush installment isn’t too hard on the eyes, either. A unique coat of paint, lots of exterior & interior trimmings, and of course the Roush applique to spice things up, all factor in to make this 700hp / 585tq Mustang a serious contender in the aftermarket. After all, there are Shelby Mustangs pumping out over 800hp, so it’s time to keep field full of players!

Curious to know more? Keep reading to get the rest of the story from Roush.

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Twin Turbo 5.0 Coyote Ford Mustang Cobra Jet – SEMA

The 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas at full throttle today, and Ford has come out guns blazing, with their show-stopping Mustang Cobra Jet concept.  Based upon the 2013 Mustang Cobra Jet, this one-of-a-kind race car is 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 beast.  The technology behind this monstrous concept?  You guessed it–EcoBoost…the very sort similar to the tech found beneath the hood of the Focus ST.

Big deal, right?  We’ve seen boosted Ford Mustang variations time and again, but now, this twin-turbo Mustang Cobra Jet concept leads and leans strongly to us seeing a production forced-induction (say that 3 times, fast) Ford Mustang soon, based upon this EcoBoost tech.  Had enough talk?  Thought so–we have, too, so check out the video we have in store for you!

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Ford Mustang variants queued for 2012 SEMA show

If you’re actually able to get a flight away from (hurricane) Sandy and enjoy the scenery of Las Vegas, then the 2012 SEMA show is going to deliver, for sure.  OK, Ford Mustang fans, you know the drill here–get ready to take on a barrage of aftermarket Mustang customizations and modifications, all bent on separating you from your wallet.  Ford has let out a preview menu of what’s to come with a massive list of teasers, with their very own SEMA page featuring their specials.  In addition to Ford’s official spin-offs, other SEMA editions by Ringbrothers, Mothers, Autosport Dynamics, RTR, DSO Eyewear, Stitchcraft, 3dCarbon, Kenny Brown, and M2-Motoring are set to steal the show from the poser competition.

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2012 Steeda Stampede flashback

Just a couple weeks ago, several Ford Mustang fans of the Steeda variety (amongst other enthusiasts, of course) were able to get together at the Pompano Beach headquarters of Steeda Autosports, in tandem with the Fun Ford Weekend at Palm Beach International Raceway.  Well over 100 Mustangs were on-site, and several hundred fans & spectators alike were basking in the fabulous Fords to behold.

In addition to the 13th Annual Steeda Stampede’s normal festivities, much of the FFW action overflowed and was taken up by many fans in attendance.  Prize giveaways, a Ford Mustang triathlon, and of course, some great 1320ft passes down the straightaway!

Keep reading for a full breakdown from Steeda, including pictures, a video, and more…

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Brothers September Ford Mustang Car Show & Dyno Day

A recent car show featuring the Ford Mustang and many other performance machines was just held at the Brothers Performance west facility in Temecula, California this Saturday past.  What’s the big deal, you might ask?  Oh, just hundreds of performance cars, prizes, sponsors, girls, and just a general good time for everyone involved.  Donald Farr even made the event, and served as the Master of Ceremony for the day!

Everyone at Brothers Performance and in the crowd wanted to share in the contests and prizes, so take a peek at the gallery and see what you missed out upon!

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Gamble’s Sweet Chariot Flyer Ford Mustang road trip

We are pretty sure at least one of Ford Mustang fan’s dreams would be to cruise cross-country at the wheel of his or her favorite faithful steed.  One such Stanger (historian Bruce Gamble) and his 1967 Mustang convertible will complete a journey in his “Sweet Chariot” (named after the bomber his father piloted during World War II) to pay tribute to Jack Kerouac, who embarked on a months-long trips across the USA — the theme behind his novel On the Road.  Over the course of his travels, Bruce will catalog all of his discoveries and findings while cruising across this great nation of ours.  Bruce himself is a paralyzed veteran and cancer survivor, so he’s no stranger to adversity and adventure; all which give him a unique perspective on life and its ups & downs.

To capture the essence of his chronicles, Gamble has published several magazine articles and a book.  his latest, “Swashbucklers and Black Sheep”, is due for a September 15, 2012 release.  For more information, keep reading the Press Release for all the finer details.

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20 years of SVT and Ford Mustang goodness at Woodward Ave

Every late-summer, Ford Mustang fanatics (and many other automotive junkies) all get together for an incredible display of American history & legends at the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise.  This year (2012) marks a unique milestone for Ford, however, as the Special Vehicle Team is celebrating its 20 years of supplying production & aftermarket performance vehicles and applications to the mass-market.  How cool is that?  Hard to believe it has been two decades of awesome, honestly.

The event itself is definitely one to mark your calendar over, with over 800 classic Ford Mustangs on display along with a wide array of special 20th Anniversary SVT performance vehicles.  Additionally, celebrity guest Vaughn Gittin Jr. and many other Ford professional drivers will put on a dramatic “Burn out Box” display for onlookers.  Sounds like a seriously hot blast!

So have we piqued your interest yet?  Thought so…keep reading to get the rest of the details about this fantastic Ford event in the Press Release, following.

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