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Galpin Auto Sports builds a 1969 Ford Mustang from scratch

Galpin Auto Sports at SEMA 2009

Ever worked on a classic Ford Mustang?  Ever built one or restored one?  Ever built from the ground-up in 24 hours?  We’ve gotta say, this last category has to be a minority in the overall population of Mustang fans.  There is, however, a team from Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) that took the 2009 SEMA show by the reins and exhibited their mechanical talents for all to see.  Seven crewmen took just under a day (in summary) to hand build a 1969 Ford Mustang fastback on stage, right in front of the crowd.  The crowd totally ate it up.  Perhaps it wasn’t something to sit and stare at all day, but the 1969 Mustang build accomplished one thing for sure–repeat traffic.  People were constantly stopping back by the booth to check up on the progress of the build, wondering if the team was going to make the deadline.  Legendary names and brands were all rolled up into this project, making the car a truly unique specimen.  Who all was involved?  What modifications were made in the build?  Keep reading to find out!

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SEMA fallout – the 2010 Steeda Q350 Ford Mustang

2010 Steeda Q350 Mustang

2010 Steeda Q350 Mustang

With the dust all settled from the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas this year, many key players are back in the shop/office dicing up photos and cutting & pasting their PR.  Steeda Autosports just let loose the details on their experience at the show this year, as they were thoroughly excited to debut the new 2010 Steeda Q350 Ford Mustang.  The Steeda Q350 has a wide variety of upgrades included over a base 2010 Mustang, ranging from intake modifications & suspension tweaks to body applique.  Additionally, Pat Schiavoni, Ford’s Executive Director of Design awarded the Steeda Q350 the “Outstanding Design Achievement Award”, further setting the Q350 apart from the competition.

If you want to see and find out more on the Steeda Q350, keep reading to get all the official details from Steeda in their Press Release.

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Steve Saleen’s newest installation: SMS Superparts

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SMS 296 Supercharger

Just days ago, the blitz of the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas left Ford Mustang fans dizzied with a barrage of special edition pony cars and aftermarket parts and packages to gawk at.  Steve Saleen‘s latest company, SMS Supercars, let the details slip on the nationwide sales, distribution, and installation of various SMS Superparts for late-model Mustang owners.  The first hot part in the catalog from SMS Superparts is the all-new SMS 296 Supercharger, which was on display at the show, installed on a base 2010 Mustang GT.  While we didn’t spy any official numbers on the kit, we can expect something in the high 400hp / low 500hp range, as we’ve already seen some incredible output from the SMS 460 Ford Mustang.  Keep reading to get the full scoop on Steve Saleen’s latest pet project.

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Grab ‘n Go! Ninosport Shift Knob with LeMans Stripes for the Ford Mustang

Ninosport LeMans shift ball

The team at Ninosport Mustang Performance & Styling parts has just released a classic race-inspired Retro Shifter Ball with LeMans Stripes.  It is designed to fit nicely inside any 2005 through 2010 Ford Mustang equipped with a manual transmission with the stock shifter still in place.  The LeMans Stripe shifter ball itself is crafted from a high quality resin just like the material used in competition billiard balls, so it is made to last a lifetime.  This resin, aside from its good looks, is also quite functional in the respect that it protects the Mustang pilot’s hand from heat and cold transfer, resulting in improved driver comfort.  Keep reading to get the rest of the details in the Press Release from Ninosport!

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Mustang Depot releases the REBELLION 2010 Mustang GT

2010 Rebellion Mustang GT

2010 Rebellion Mustang GT

As a tribute to the Mustang Depot founder’s alma mater, the in-house crew teamed up with several noteworthy sponsors in order to customize a 2010 Mustang GT into a show-n-go car reflective of the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels pride.  Mustang Depot’s rendition of the latest Ford Mustang takes on components from Street Scene, Paxton, Eibach, Shelby, APR, and many more.  The result is a one-of-a-kind Mustang which blends NCAA graphics and colors with legendary pony car cues.  Keep reading to get a closer look at the modification list on the 2010 Rebellion Mustang GT.

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Shelby 550hp Turbo Package for the Ford 4.6-liter V8


Shelby 550HP Turbo Mustang

Shelby 550HP Turbo Mustang

There may be no replacement for displacement, but as contemporary tuning technology has evolved, forced induction has become a very attractive means to an end.  The unfolding saga of boosted horsepower is set to continue onward courtesy of Shelby Automobiles announcing their new turbo package for the 2007-2008 Shelby GT Mustang as well as the 2005-2009 Ford Mustang GT.  This 550 horsepower “Shelby Turbo” setup also includes various handling, braking and appearance adjustments as well.  Developed in conjunction with California-based Turbonetics, this new package is set to have a price tag (installed) of about $22,600.  Sounds a little high to us, but if you look at the list of goodies and consider just what it is you’re getting handed in return, it softens the blow to the wallet…a bit.  Check out the full scoop in the Press Release for more info.

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Rockin’ SEMA 2009 with the Vaughn Gittin Jr Ford Mustang RTR

Vaughn Gitten 2010 Mustang RTR

Vaughn Gittin Jr 2010 Mustang RTR

Last week, we told you about the waterfall of Ford Mustangs to come from the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas.  Well, this week, the river has started to rise with the details on the Ford Mustang RTR (Ready to Rock) floating out in plain sight.  Set up with the trending and talented World Champion Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr, this new 2010 Mustang specialty car is the result of a combined effort between designer Caleb Clark & Classic Design Concepts.  This slick-styled Mustang RTR has received some seriously cool design cues.  One particular point of interest was the rear diffuser update–definitely a nice touch!  The black matte hue helps to offset some of the hue balancing issues many have made note of on the 2010 Mustang.  Various Ford dealerships are going to carry this SEMA special in February 2010 and it will be equipped with a few tasteful upgrades to keep enthusiasts excited: a K&N high-flow airbox, Falken (of course) tires, a Ford Racing damper kit & springs, a Baer braking system, and a tuned exhaust setup.  In addition to the “go goodies”, the Mustang RTR has a few additional touches to the exterior worth noting as well.  An exclusive RTR rear diffuser, front splitter, aluminum rear spoiler, RTR emblems and vinyl all give this pony car a unique racing drifter’s touch.

Keep reading to get all the details on the Ford Mustang RTR in the Press Release.

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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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2010 Saleen S281 Ford Mustang undressed before SEMA

2010 Saleen S281

2010 Saleen S281

We told you just weeks ago, we’d be back to bring you more of the 2010 Saleen S281 Ford Mustang, so here we are.  With the “sanctioned” debut set for SEMA in Las Vegas, Saleen Performance Vehicles decided today to release some more images of the Saleen ‘Stang to keep the excitement rolling.  So far, nothing has been released as far as specific details on the sleek pony car, but from what we can see, this definitely appears to have the shaping of a Mustang worthy of the Saleen nameplate.  Wonder what Steve’s thinking right now…

We’ll bring more of this 2010 Saleen to you as we catch it, as the SEMA show and its onslaught of Ford Mustang madness will surely keep everyone on their toes, looking for their very own “best in show” from this fall’s aftermarket expo.  Enjoy the images for now; Saleen will have to feed us more later!

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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