As if it weren’t sweet enough to bring back the epic 5.0-liter Mustang, Ford has got another great news bit to share with everyone: for the first time ever, a Mustang will pace the Daytona 500! That’s right, for the first time in 40 years, a Blue Oval will lead the pack around the oval at the Daytona International Speedway. The 2011 Mustang GT, rollin’ with a five point oh, will be marked with a special “race red” Daytona 500 paint scheme and will include several updates to the suspension, exhaust, wheels, and interior. Just 50 of these cars will be built in the series to commemorate the exciting honor and achievement for Ford, so get your wallet and/or credit applications warmed up, folks.
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The New Year is upon us, Ford Mustang fans, and the events are already starting to queue up. The first annual Steeda Stampede in Valdosta, GA is slated for February 13, 2010 and is setting up some fantastic motorhead mania. There will be a healthy dose of drag racing, a show ‘n shine, and of course, plenty of good people around. The Steeda Stampede is part of the “Pony Wars 2010″ event being held at the South Georgia Motorsports Park which will have a plethora of heads-up racing, cash, and prizes galore for the winners. Keep reading to get the full scoop in the news release from Steeda.
The 10th and conclusive installment in the ’10 Unleashed series of the Ford Mustang ends with a total bang! You’d better watch the video and see for yourself just how cool the magical illusion of Vaughn Gittin Jr “driving through” a restrained Steve Wyrick really is. Wyrick’s grandfather owned a 1970 Mustang Mach I, so he wanted to take his granddad’s favored car breed and do something truly awesome and unique with it. The Legend lives on indeed, with Wyrick’s tribute utilizing the 2010 Ford Mustang to wow the Las Vegas crowd. After you check out the video, be sure to check out the rest of the story in the official Press Release from Ford!
This latest installation in the Ford Mustang Unleashed campaign by Ford is a video clip capturing a summary of the nine Unleashed video stories to date & a teaser of sorts for the capstone to come. From an Unexpected Turn of male bonding to a whiplash ride in a Mustang Rally car, this video series has provided the 2010 Ford Mustang a serious marketing punch. Tomorrow (12/14/09), the final video story is set to be exhibited, touted, and proclaimed as the greatest stunt in the series yet. Keep your eyes peeled for “Mustang Spellbinder” and wait for the magic to happen!
Keeping this week’s East Coast theme cruising on, we wanted to tell you about a slick Ford Mustang event to be held at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA. Over the past couple of years, the organizers of the event have been able to land participating Mustang racers on the pavement at Daytona International Speedway (2007) and Rockingham Speedway & Dragway (2008). Everyone is ultra-pumped this year to roll onto the world-class VIR and tear up some tires! In addition to the Mustang racing action, there will be a myriad of other activities to keep everyone in the family occupied & having a great time. Keep reading to get the details in the Press Release.
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.
Hey, Ford Mustang fans, it’s time to either mark-up a vacation day or spontaneously contract a common 24-hour stomach bug, because Classic Design Concepts (CDC) is having a mid-week open house event for anyone in their neighborhood. Set for next week (August 12th), the fine folks at CDC are going to make some deals for you, show off their facilities, and even feed you some food. It’s hard to beat this type of opportunity! Keep reading to get the full scoop in the Press Release.
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!
The first annual car show hosted by AmericanMuscle turned out to be a fantastic success. A plethora of fantastic Ford Mustangs,a free dyno, free food, free drinks, swag galore, and of course some lovely ladies, the crew really proved they know how to put on a show. This might be one to watch for next year! Keep reading to get the full scoop in the Press Release.
In just a couple of months, the Stangs of South Florida will be hosting a charity event called The Patriot Run. The goal behind this gathering of Ford Mustang fans is to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11 as well as fallen heroes from the Armed Forces. Proceeds resulting from the charity will be directed entirely For The Fallen (www.forthefallen.org). Nearly 200 Mustangs are planned to parade from Davie, FL to Islamorada in the Floria Keys under police and fire department escort. Every car will be issued an American flag and a printed name & profile of a 9/11 victim to carry along throughout the event. Steeda Autosports, as well as many local vendors, will be sponsoring the event, offering prizes, and contributing to a raffle. The final destination for the Patriot Run is Holiday Isle in Islamorada, where there will be a car show, the raffle, and an honorary tribute to the Fallen.