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Shelbyfest Ford Mustang fans not deterred by damp weather

Leave it to a bunch of Ford Mustang fans to not give a rat’s _ _ _ about what nature puts on them, right?  The 7th annual Shelbyfest in Hermann, MO held host to some of the most dedicated Shelby Mustang fans, with a solid car show, dyno runs, and a cruise which almost was (rained out).  Shelby Mustang specimens from the classical beginnings to today’s GT500 and GT500 Super Snake flooded the streets in parade fashion, turning heads and keeping smiles burning.  There were even a few Cobras and some original Shelby GT-H classics that showed up.  Not bad, considering the soggy weather!

For a couple more shots, head over to the local news page and check out their coverage…

Source: CountyNewsLive

Ford rolls out Millionth Ford Mustang at Flat Rock plant

So what do you do when you roll out your number 1,000,000 mass-produced model vehicle off the line on its 49th birthday?  You keep pressing out without taxpayer dollars, focusing on the amazing legacy built and the 50th anniversary Ford Mustang coming up–that’s what.  A mild celebration of quality pony car assembly yesterday at the Flat Rock Assembly plant, marked also the 5th-generation Mustang design back in 2004, and laid host to many smiles and handshakes across the hood.  After all, it’s not every year a vehicle manufacturer gets to boast the fact they have been on the same line for nearly fifty years, in the 6-figure unit count.

Number 1,000,000 ended up being a 2014 Mustang GT convertible, lacquered in Ruby Red (pictured), and definitely captured the attention of all in attendance.  It marks the fact Ford has sold over 8.5 million Ford Mustang units since its inception.  That’s awesome, I don’t care who you are.

Keep reading for the rest of the scoop in the official Press Release from Ford.

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Latemodel Resto Project ‘High Impact’ in the Texas Mile

Pictures hold a worth of 1,000 words–videos are nearly priceless. So check out this video of the Latemodel Restoration crew’s supercharged 2013 Ford Mustang GT taking a stab at the 180mph mark in the Texas Mile.  It’s crazy to think how capable the modern Mustang truly has become with what’s available on the aftermarket…

UPDATE–follow-up video added.
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Ford gears up for the Mustang 50th Anniversary

Earlier this afternoon, Ford Motor Company announced 50 companies will initially market & sell jackets, shirts, watches, game machines, and much more to assist in the commemoration of the Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary celebration.  The new, trendy 50th Anniversary logo was designed by Michael Thompson, demonstrating the signature galloping pony layered over the text “50 YEARS”.  Too awesome!  Oh, and guess what–the StangNet crew will also soon have an online store so you can get your paws on these 50th Anniversary goodies.

Ford also plans to keep teasing out more specific commemorative wares over the coming months, as part of a year-long celebration which was kicked off at the 2013 New York Auto Show.  For those who don’t follow the details of the legendary Mustang, it’s going to turn 50, officially, on April 17, 2014.  Mark your calendars now!

Source: USAToday

Brothers Performance Car Show April 13 in Deland FL

What better way to get things rolling for the season in your Ford Mustang is there than to gather with other fellow Stangers?  Hmmm, guess we can’t really think of one right now, either.  Brothers Performance is going to have a show & sales event on April 13, 2013 at their eastern United States location in Deland, Florida to kick it all into gear.  There will be a DJ, food, prizes, raffles, a free dyno, a sound-off competition, and editors from several notable Mustang magazines on-site.  So, if you’re in the area on this weekend, be sure to check out the show…we are sure it’s going to be a hit, just like every one of them in the past!

Check out the events calendar over at Brothers Performance for more details.

 

 

ROUSH #61 Ford Mustang wins at Daytona

The ROUSH Performance #61 Ford Mustang is once again atop the podium, and this time, it’s at Daytona to get the Grand Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season going to full speed.  Jack Roush Jr and Billy Johnson took #61 to their second consecutive win at Daytona, ahead of some serious European contenders (Aston Martins, Porsches, etc).

That’s funny…we here at StangNet HQ were reflecting about how the Top Gear trio of hosts were just bagging on the GT500 (and many other American cars) in this past week’s episode.  Funny how a simple American pony car has two wins under its belt in two years, over a myriad of European makes.  Interesting food for thought, huh?

Anyway, enjoy the racing action breakdown in the Press Release which follows, everyone!

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Mustangs Across America plans for 2014 driving event

It’s time to think about warmer temperatures, Ford Mustang fans. Why is that? Because as of this post, there’s some serious arctic air settled upon much of the country, and to maintain any sort of sanity while chattering your teeth, you have got to think of something enjoyable to look forward to soon. So what better thing to think of than driving around in your Mustang, right? What about a road trip? Those are always solid…and 2014 holds the place for the Mustangs Across America driving event, spanning the entire US, from the west to east coast. This cross country Mustang cruise will kick off in California and end in North Carolina, with strong participation and fan following the entire way.

Want to know more about what’s coming up this year? Keep reading to get the skinny from the Press Release, following.

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Be a part of Octane Academy season 2

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What’s that?  Think you’ve got what it takes to grab the wheel and post some awesome stats?  Put your skills where your mouth is, and gear up for the next round of Octane Academy, then.  Both coasts of the USA will get a chance to shine a light on the driver’s seat, get the chance to have 15 minutes of fame, and meet Brian Deegan, Tanner Foust, Vaughn Gittin Jr, and Ken Block as part of the mix.

So, what are you waiting for?  Keep reading, and let’s see what you’ve got!

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2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang HFB Special Edition giveaway

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Interested in winning a free 2013 Shelby GT500 Ford Mustang?  Sure you are…if you aren’t, well then, you’re definitely on the wrong website.  Imagine an all-black, 800+ horsepower 2013 GT500 and being handed the keys–pretty picture, right?  That is what’s going to happen this week, when the HFB Special Edition Shelby GT500 is given away as part of SPEED’s coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event and Auction in Scottsdale this Tuesday (January 15th).

Entrance into this contest is detailed below, in the news bite, with the winner chosen on Sunday (Jan. 20).  Note also, there’s a day-by-day breakdown of the events going on at this incredible event.  If you end up “playing” the game, best of luck to you in winning this awesome 2013 GT500!

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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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