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Barn Find – 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

So what do you think you’d look like after sitting in the same room, non-stop, after 40+ years?  Just a little dust and that’s it, right?  Probably not, but wouldn’t it be nice to age as gracefully as some automobiles which find themselves in the time capsule known as being “barn bound”?  We’ve all seen plenty of the Ford Mustang in examples of such occurrences, and let’s be honest, it never gets old hearing the nostalgic tales of these cars.

This go ’round, it’s posted up on eBay by a Wisconsin car dealer, after being plucked from a New Hampshire barn for about 40 years.  With the dealer holding the keys to this 3rd-owner Ford Mustang, and having the paperwork to prove it, it seems like it’s too good to be true.  What’s more, this particular Acapulco Blue ’69 Boss 302 has a mere 43K miles on the clock…that’s nuts!

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The Boss Man Donald Farr video feature

The man behind the definitive literature of all things Ford Mustang (and especially the BOSS timeline), Donald Farr (Mustang Monthly editor), has been in the Ford limelight a lot recently, and he’s now featured in this CarsInContextTV video, putting in his two cents on the “state of the Mustang”, so to speak.  The video might seem a little long at first, but if you can stick it out, it’s definitely worth it.  It’s just cool to see spots like this where authors can finally come off the pages and put an audible voice to their opinions.

So, if you’re super bored at work or have a few minutes before shunting off to bed, give the video a view for some good, informal Mustang chatter.

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Video – ROUSH No 61 Ford Mustang Boss 302R lap in Austin

In case you missed it, the ROUSH Performance #61 took top-spot on the podium at Daytona a few weeks back, and this weekend, the team is hoping to repeat the feat in Austin, Texas.  For the first time in the Grand-Am series, the race will be held at the new Circuit of the Americas race track, designed and constructed for the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix.  The field will be leveled with everyone being a newbie at this one, folks.

ROUSH #61, piloted by Jack Roush Jr and Billy Johnson, is ready to pattern the corners of the novel 3.4 mile, 20-turn road course in hopes of leading the pack and continuing to rack up the points for the season.  This video shows a couple of practice laps by Jack Jr in the ROUSH Boss 302R on the Circuit of the Americas, laying tease ahead for what is to come on March 9th, 2013 @ 4pm EST…the race itself.

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Steeda Boss 302 Laguna Seca Ford Mustang

While the last of the reborn Boss 302 Ford Mustang units are rolling out (as outlined prior by Ford), the aftermarket players are getting their creative paws all over the feast’s remains..and truly making the most of it.  Steeda Autosports is takes no exception in taking on a Boss 302 Laguna Seca and making it have  a little more of “more”.  Back at the 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Steeda debuted their line of Steeda serialized vehicles, one of which being the car you see here–the Steeda Certified Boss 302 Laguna Seca Ford Mustang

It is no secret this Boss flavored Mustang is one of the best handling, best looking, and plenty-powerful cars on the track, as well as the street.  If you still haven’t gotten a drive, or even a ride in, seriously make it a resolution for 2013.  We rode in the Boss 302 and the Boss 302 Laguna Seca last summer, and it was one of the most refined and exhilarating trips through the track twisties I think we have ever had.

So what did Steeda do to something that is already impressive enough as it is?  Plenty–keep reading to find out!

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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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Ford Mustang racer Paul Brown 1969-2012

Ford Mustang and racing fans across this great nation lost one of the best this week to skin cancer at just 43.  The crew here at the StangNet shop wanted to take this post and pay homage to one of the coolest racing characters, both on and off the track.  We ran into Paul last summer during the Mid America Shelby Meet in Tulsa, OK and he certainly put on a good showing for the Mustang crowd on-hand both on the track and around the podium.  It’s just truly sad for all who were involved with Brown’s racing team (Paul Brown / Tiger Racing) as well as Kenny Brown Performance (owned by Paul’s father, Kenny), and most significantly, the ones left behind in Brown’s immediate family.

Paul was diagnosed with skin cancer back in March 2012, just ahead of the 2012 World Challenge season kicked off, and as a result of the affliction, he missed much of this season’s racing action, letting Justin Bell take the helm for the majority of the races.  Throughout this year’s season, Brown managed to get several laps in and also posted a solid podium finish on occasion, to keep himself immersed in the sport, its action, and most importantly, its fans.

With exposure to SCCA, NASA, and countless events supporting the Ford Mustang cause across the nation, Paul Brown and his team touched a lot of fans’ hearts and never ceased to just plainly “keep it real” with interactions and good conversation.

Keep reading to get some more of the key points in Paul’s career, as well as ceremonial information in the official Press Release from Kenny Brown.  From all of us here at StangNet, we want to say “God speed, Paul…and take that checkered flag to the stars”.

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Boss 302 Ford Mustang rear seat delete from Ford Racing

Nearly every Mustang fan has reveled in the return of the Ford Mustang Boss 302 and the Boss 302 Laguna Seca at the track or upon the dealership lot…if not in the driveway.  Well now, there’s also some cool news for the rest of the Mustang population out there who don’tt own a Boss 302 Laguna Seca–the rear seat delete kit is now a mass-produced part, up for grabs from the Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog.  Up until now, this piece was reserved for just one specialty model, so hearing this news is a slick deal, indeed.

This Boss 302 rear seat delete kit fits the 2011 Mustang, the 2012 Mustang, and the 2013 Mustang, and includes the x-brace itself, trunk-end trim paneling, and center luggage cover.  There is no cutting or fabricating of any sort required, and all the required hardware is included.  Sound like something you’re interested in installing?  The price tag is a bit on the hefty side, so get ready to shell out $1,599.00 for this “less is more” Mustang modification. Continue Reading →

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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Custom 2013 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca at charity auction

We all new it was coming [back] and it would be a sure-fire hit.  And the Ford Mustang Boss 302 did just so.  Now that the Boss is back and continuing in its reborn production tenure, Ford’s teeing up a custom 2013 Boss 302 Laguna Seca edition to be auctioned off at the Cattle Baron’s Ball, with proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society.  The hue of it, differing from the above photo, will be a sexy Candy Red, and will be offered up during a live auction on September 29,2012.

Ford executives, as well as the event planners, are pretty excited about this opportunity to post-up a one-of-a-kind 2013 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca to forward the cause in the war against the stupid life-robbing disease we dub “cancer”.

Keep reading to get the full scoop in the Press Release, following.

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Video: Jay Lenos Book Club – Farr’s Mustang Boss 302

OK, Ford Mustang fans…if you haven’t gone out and picked up Donald Farr‘s latest literary installment, you are seriously missing out.  Why?  Jay Leno says so–that’s why.  Farr’s book, Ford Mustang Boss 302: From Racing Legend to Modern Muscle Car is a completely epic compendium of everything Boss 302.  Donald covers the historical past, ties in the omnipresence, and ultimately ties it all back into contemporary times, with the return of the Boss 302 in the 2012 Mustang.

The StangNet team had the fortunate chance to get project Built to Cruise to Tulsa last summer, and more importantly, we got the chance to sit down and have dinner with Donald, right as he was honored by noteworthy Ford folks at the Shelby banquet one evening.

OK, we’re done rambling (for now)–be sure to keep going for the video of Farr and Leno’s spotlight interview right in Leno’s garage!

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