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Brothers Performance East Grand Opening

Brothers Performance in Florida

If you’re a Ford Mustang fan in the Southeastern region of the United States, then you have yet another place to stop by and check out for tuning, testing, and customizing.  Brothers Performance has officially opened up their brand new 64,000 sq ft facility in Deland, FL, right on Interstate 4.  Well placed just minutes from Daytona Beach or Orlando, this new, fully-stocked shop is poised to serve a plethora of Mustang enthusiasts in the region.  This new Eastern location compliments their original California shop located in Corona, CA.  Expect the same service level from the East-side as you would the West!  Check out more details in the Press Release.

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Video of the 2010 Cobra Jet Mustang on the strip

2010 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet testing

Mere months ago, we were excited at the fact Ford would let the Cobra Jet Mustang roll on into 2010 with the new model’s release.  Now, we are able to see some testing firsthand via some slick video footage of the 2010 Cobra Jet at a test-n-tune trial.  The famous Milan Dragway in Michigan was the host site for the drag session and from what we can tell, the weather was absolutely perfect.  A new supercharger (a la Whipple), packing a 3.4-liter punch, is set atop the 5.4-liter V8 power plant in order to bolster up the pony car’s pulling ability beyond that of its predecessor.  Also, aside from the Ford photos and this video, we haven’t seen a real good close-up of the car to give it a fan’s eye…perhaps we’ll get the chance to do so at the official debut of the 2010 Cobra Jet Mustang at SEMA this November.  Until that happens, we’ll have to be satisfied with this video of the 2010 Cobra Jet roaring down the quarter-mile path.

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Consumer Reports Rates Ford Mustang above Camaro, Challenger

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By now, we’ve all seen the reports on the recent three-month streak for 2010 Ford Mustang sales and how they stack up to the new Chevrolet Camaro…big whoop.  After the novelty wears off, the market will likely wise up once again, as they’ll realize just how high-quality a product the Ford Mustang really is.  Despite the recent disparate sales figures, the revamped 2010 Mustang has taken out the competition yet again the modern-day pony car wars.  Consumer Reports has rated the new Ford Mustang GT as “Very Good” with a score of 78 points, while the Chevrolet Camaro SS achieved a score of “Very Good”, but only managed to rack up 71 points.  The Dodge Challenger R/T skidded by with a “Good” rating and a mere 53 points overall.  Now, we all know that numbers and ratings are one thing, but seriously, get out there and drive a new 2010 Mustang, a Camaro SS, and a Challenger and see for yourself: the new Mustang is refined, yet powerful.  It’s elegant, yet robust, and can even be considered rude when woken up.

Keep reading to get the Full Monty in the Press Release featuring the Consumer Reports review.

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Ford Motor Company from a personal perspective

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It’s not every day we get “good” news.  It’s not every day we see large corporations truly care about those they serve.  It’s far easier for an automotive junkie to remain skeptical in times of new enthusiast cars like the 2010 Ford Mustang & and the 2010 Taurus SHO entering the scene when the skies are black with doom and gloom.  Then again, if we step back with a fresh perspective and really approach something with the hope of learning, we might just see there are some people out there sincerely trying (and succeeding) to make a difference.

We stumbled onto a personal reflection about Ford Motor Company and how they were perceived…and how they are perceived now.  Take a look and read for yourself.

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Ford stacks the pack for the Woodward Dream Cruise

Ford Mustang at 45th Annivesary event

Right now, the Woodward Dream Cruise has kicked into top gear and Ford has a lot in store for Mustang fans this year.  Mustang Alley, one of the biggest collections of Ford Mustangs in the nation, will be on display through August 16th, 2009.  Today (Saturday), the Mustang Garage will give Ford Mustang owners the chance to tweak out their cars with some great selections from the Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog and have them installed right on site! In addition to the Mustang madness happening on Woodward Avenue this year, Ford has  a lot more in store, so keep reading to get the full scoop in the official Press Release!

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Video: Iacocca 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang cruising

Earlier this summer, we showed you one of the sexiest aftermarket late-model Ford Mustangs presented to date: the 2009 1/2 Lee Iacocca 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang.  The gallery and Press Release material we showed you before just didn’t seem to do the trick for some folks.  They wanted more.  Video.  Well, we stumbled on the solution to that problem.  Iacocca and company have ponied up to produce a 45th anniversary Mustang music video set in scenic SoCal with Old Blue Eyes (Frank Sinatra) supplying the lyrical notes.  The video of the Iacocca Anniversary Edition Mustang also includes soem spirited driving, hand brake usage, and a few females giving the car a double-take.  Enjoy!

Ford technical evolution sparks Revolution

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These days, every automobile manufacturer is under the gun to do more with less, maintain a viable cost structure, fend off the competition, and well, stay solvent in rough economic times.  Ford, under the of leadership savvy business people like Alan Mulally, has been making progressive moves before the economy started to slide.  Once upon a time, we heard rumors about the EcoBoost power plant potentially making it into the 2010 Ford Mustang or perhaps even in 2011.  Some speculated the twin-turbo six cylinder EcoBoost was a total rumor.  Well, as you know, the latter group is dead wrong.  Ford’s R&D technology has come full-circle with the engineering wrapped up inside the “EcoBoost Revolution”.  Sounds interesting, right?  Ford has the EcoBoost as a card to play in today’s high stakes game of automotive poker.  Is it a card worth playing or folding?  Keep reading, and find out for yourself.

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Ford unwraps 2010 Mustang customization site

StangNet.com custom 2010 Ford Mustang

Just days ago, Ford launched a slick little customization tool for the 2010 Mustang and so far, we’ve deemed a great time-killer site!  With a plethora of choices in hoods, louvers, scoops, spoilers, grilles, wheels, stripes, and other exterior applique, the potential customized Mustang outcomes are quite numerous.  What we also found interesting was a key aftermarket player is already a part of this initial phase of the customization tool: ROUSH Performance has an array of their body parts available for Mustang fans to virtually slap onto their dream car.  We gave the site a spin and came up with one of our very own.    If you’re feeling click happy,  head over to Ford and check out the StangNet 2010 Ford Mustang customization gallery and create your own customized pony car.

2010 Shelby GT500 at the EAA Air Show in Oshkosh

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Last week, we told you about the sweet stuff going on at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) air show and that the Ford Mustang AV-X10 “Dearborn Doll” was set to be auctioned off.  Well, Ford decided to light up our Friday night with a couple of fiery photos from earlier today showing some 2010 Shelby GT500s ripping up the runway in a blaze with planes buzzing overheard.  We’ve got two of the sweetest shots for you, so be sure to take a look!

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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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