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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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2012 Ford Mustang Mid America Shelby Meet

Is everyone ready for an incredible display of Ford Mustang awesomeness?  How about a memorable Shelby Mustang event and tribute?  If both (or either) of these sound good, then you’d better get to packing your bags and fueling the steed(s) for the 38th Annual Mid-America Ford Nationals, in Tulsa.  Ford is set to unleash the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500–you know the 200mph capable one–and host open track days, put on a Ford & Shelby banquet, and build many memories for the years to come.

So when and where is this all going down?  June 13 through 17 (2012) in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Trust us, we were at the show last June with Built to Cruise, and we’ve gotta say it was one of the most entertaining and fun-filled events of the summer.  Between the amazing Shelby Mustang (and many other unique instances) display, good food, and camaraderie, Tulsa & Hallett Raceway held host to some amazing times, both on AND off the track.

Keep reading to get the rest of the official details in the Press Release which follows!

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Ford Racing side exhaust for 2005-2010 Ford Mustang

Let’s be honest.  Loud pipes can save lives.  So what’s even better?  Put the pipes right outside the car’s cabin for perfect acoustic placement.  Just released this week, for the Ford Mustang, is a complete Ford Racing side exhaust kit for the 2005 Mustang GT through the 2010 Mustang GT.  It’s based upon the 2012 Boss 302 Mustang’s side exhaust, complete with a high-flow X crossover, to make any 2005 – 2010 Mustang owner grin for gold.

Curious to know more?  Check out the scoop in the product description which follows!

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Paul Brown takes the #50 BOSS 302S Ford Mustang to the top

All summer long, we kept Ford Mustang fans posted on the hot racing action Paul Brown has put down in the #50 2012 Mustang BOSS 302S racer and now, he’s got even more to be proud of.  Brown recently placed first in the 2011 Pirelli World Challenge Race, solidifying the GTS Championship title.  Just one more race remains in the 2011 season, but Brown has already matched honors with the legendary BOSS 302 racer, Parnelli Jones–if he gets one more “W” in his final race at Road Atlanta, he’ll get to scribe his name in the books of Ford Mustang racing legends.

Awesome. We saw Tiger Racing’s Mustang in action back in June at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit and seriously, it put a good hurting on the track.  Brown’s got some good mojo going behind the wheel of this 2012 BOSS 302S and we wish nothing but the best for him & Tiger Racing.

Keep reading to get the full scoop in the PR which follows.

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Paul Brown sets the bar in his Ford Mustang racer

After witnessing a decisive display of Ford Mustang racing at Hallett Motor Racing in Tulsa at the 2011 Mid America Shelby meet, we knew Paul Brown and the Tiger Racing team had a sweet racing setup on their hands.  Now, after in impressive weekend double header capture at Mid-Ohio, Brown has continued to extend his lead in the Word Challenge GTS Championship.

After the Sunday afternoon race, Brown was both stoked and stamped-out with fatigue, placing the ace as a true “rough & tumble” event after a long summertime break.

Keep reading to get the full scoop in the Tiger Racing Press Release…

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Miller Motorsports Park now hosts Boss Track Attack

As if owning a 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 wasn’t wickedly illustrious enough, Team Mustang and Ford Racing have sweetened the deal for each & every Boss 302 owner a chance to take on the “track attack” opportunity.  This event is a complimentary offering which also involves direct driving instruction from the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.

Seriously, how much cooler can the Boss 302 reincarnation get?  Well-over 400hp, a Jekyll & Hyde persona via the track key, and now, Ford’s official blessing to thrash the track at Miller with the guidance of racing gurus just make it even more awesome.

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

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Mustang Memories 2011 brings out the best of the best

This Sunday past at Ford World Headquarters, Dearborn MI, the Mustang Owners of South East Michigan put on a great Ford Mustang exhibition which they hold annually.  The “Mustang Memories Car Show” held host to a series of awesome enthusiast and nostalgic events include the Mustang Dream Giveaway grand prize presentation, the National Boss Reunion, and the Bullitt Reunion.  On-site were some awesome Mustang personalities, including Vaughn Gittin Jr., Donald Farr with his spectacular new Boss 302 book, Dave Pericak (Mustang Chief Engineer), and Jamie Allison (Ford Racing).  The show (as always) was a stunning success for everyone involved.

Keep reading to read the report from the MOCSEM club and also check out the Facebook album of the event, posted by Ford.

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Mustang Week 2011 recap

With the heat (wave) of summer in full swing for Ford Mustang fans nationwide, we all know it means getting together for cruise-ins, track events, and most notably–massive Mustang meets.  Unless you have been under a proverbial rock for the past decade, then you’re well aware that Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach, SC is one of the most popular gatherings for Mustang maniacs from all nooks of the country.

This year, the StangNet crew was able to join in the festivities with our latest project car, Built to Cruise, and enjoy all the camaraderie on the Atlantic seaboard.  With over 600 Mustangs on-hand and lots of good racing & shining, BTC was a sure-fire hit with late model Mustang and Fox Mustang enthusiasts.

After a decent bout of showing off all the rides in the show, a series of racing events kicked off and all willing Mustang riders were able to put their money pits on the pavement to show just what the driver mod could do.   The results?  Aside from some serious fun for the whole family, you’ll have to keep reading to get the scoop from the Press Release inside.

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StangNet does Mid America Team Shelby meet

Well, if you were not able to get out to Tulsa last week for the 2011 Mid-America Shelby Meet to check out some awesome Ford Mustang specimens, you missed out…really.  Along the spectrum of Shelby Mustangs, AC Cobras, and a grab bag mix of late-model & classic customs, there was a fantastic spread to take in.  So, we’re back from Tulsa to show you but a glimpse of what was seen, heard, and raced…in a breakdown of day-by-day activities as we rolled through the 37th meeting of Team Shelby in Mid-America.

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Boss 302 crate motors now available from Ford Racing

Earlier this week, Ford Racing put the rumor to rest that new Boss 302 5.0-liter V8 crate motors would be available outside of the 2012 Boss 302 Mustang shell.  The Ford Racing catalog features the 5.0 crate engine under part #M-6007-M50B and will come fully capable of the same neck-jerk power we’ve all been drooling over…a wonderful 444 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of tire smokin’ goodness.  So what’s the wallet damage for this pony car power plant?  The Boss 302 crate motor will hold a sticker of $11,999…equaling a $5K bump in price over the Mustang GT crate motor’s price tag of $6,999.  That doesn’t seem all to bad at first blush, but when reflection shines back, you realize it’s a steep bill for a mere 32 horsepower more.  Guess the branding is the bulk of the cost…

Nonetheless, keep reading to see all the nitty gritty details on the Ford Racing aluminum 5.0-liter Mustang Boss 302 crate engine.
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