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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 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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Shelby American to bring back rent-a-racer Mustangs

As we creep closer to the 50th Anniversary of the Shelby Mustang nameplate, the rumor mill keeps churning out the hot hits with notes that the new Shelby American team is set to release a limited series of 2012 Mustang rent-a-racer cars to the masses.  That’s right–it’s 1966 all over again!  So, just how do the talking heads keep the Joe Wrenches of America from swapping parts like they did in the Classic era…meh, we’ll let them fight that battle.  We’re just excited to get our hands on a 400+ horsepower 5.0 Mustang that we don’t have to tarp for a portion of the year, yet fully enjoy it on the road course or drag strip!

There isn’t much to go on just yet, as the last GT-H cars we saw posted in the limelight were those merely for sale; this time ’round, it looks like these add-on applied cars will be true rentals, ready for the rippin’ and the tearin’!

Stay tuned, as we’ll keep you posted as we hear more!

Source: Autoweek

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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Built to Cruise is Tulsa-bound

In case you’ve been under a rock for…well, quite some time, we’re here to officially announce the fact our latest project Ford Mustang is currently on the Interstate from Sweet Home Alabama up to Tulsa, OK, for the 2011 Mid-America Shelby Meet.  We hope we are able to run into a few of you at the show & the races, as it’s most definitely going to be an awesome time, as has been in years past.  Built to Cruise (our 2011 5.0 Fox swap Mustang) will be on the prowl and on display, so be sure to stop by and say hello to the team that made it happen!

See you at the show!

Video: Roush Stage 3 Mustang thrashing Summit Point Raceway

Ever wonder what it’d be like to pilot a 2012 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang out on the track?  Some of you have had plenty of track time, for sure, but we’re guessing the number of ROUSH racers, especially the 2012 Mustang variety, are limited in number.  So he we are, bringing you a featured video from ROUSH Performance, exhibiting professional driver Billy Johnson at the reins, taking on Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia.  Pictures are worth a thousand words and videos are nearly priceless, so keep going to see some seriously sweet Mustang hot lapping action!

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StangNet represented in another bout of The Forum Wars

After the last round of Royal Purple’s Forum Wars, we were once again excited to hear that StangNet was going head-to-head again with My350Z to see just what the Ford Mustang and Nissan coupe, along with the driver mod, had in store for some good ole track competition.  There’s always good fun to be had when you get some good smack-talk in, then get the chance to prove the check can be cashed on the race track.  The Forum Wars pits various Internet communities against each other to see just what car and driver combo comes out on top.

This time around, the racing results ended up with the 2011 Mustang GT … well, just watch the video footage and see for yourself!

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UPR 2011 – 2012 Ford Mustang 6-speed shifter

Aftermarket Ford Mustang shifters have been one of the first modifications every enthusiast goes after within the first 5 or so tweaks to their cars.  Why?  Because a short-throw shifter is one of the quickest bang-for-the-buck ways to get a good handle on the Mustang, reducing the shifting motion by up to 20%, making for a quicker snap to the next gear, ultimately becoming more efficient & speedy while rowing down the track or the road course.  UPR Products has recently released their very own CNC Billet Aluminum shifter for the 2011 Mustang & 2012 Mustang GT and V6 trims equipped with the 6-speed transmission.  What’s more, we aren’t seeing a dramatic inflationary trend here; the price is right and about what we’ve paid for several short-throw shifter kits in the past 15 years of modifying our very own project cars.

Keep reading for the full details in the quick snippet from UPR…

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2012 Ford Mustang Boss prints available from Ford Images

So, let’s get this straight; not only do owners of the new 2012 Mustang Boss 302 get to enjoy their nameplate Ford Mustang specimens whenever they want, they also get the chance to bask in their cars’ beauty whenever they want by placement of official prints of their very own.  Right.  Ford Images is providing owners with the chance, and proof of order of course, to have a shot of their actual vehicle, framed, mounted, spec’d, and VIN-customized for all to see… even on those rainy or snowy (gasp) days.  What’s even cooler is the fact the prints released are all autographed by racing legend Parnelli Jones, the winner of the1970 SCCA Trans-Am Series championship while piloting none other than…you guessed it–a Mustang Boss 302.

Even better, everyone gets to benefit in all purchases made related to Ford Images and prints for the near term.  More details exist within the official Press Release from Ford, so keep reading up!

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Inside Line pits Ford Mustang variants head-to-head

What’s cooler than a Ford Mustang on the track, pitted against its enemies?  Several of today’s Mustangs put to the test against their own limits as well as each other’s.  Inside Line has put up a very slick video and writeup that any Mustang fan will be pumped-up to soak in.  The gunslingers at the O.K. Corral: the Mustang V6, the Mustang GT, the Boss 302 Laguna Seca, and the Shelby GT500.

Between races on the skid and the 1.6-mile course at Streets of Willow, the final victor was decided.  To no surprise to anyone, the higher the price tag and marks of performance lead to the ultimate king.

Keep reading to see the video inside and also be sure to jump over to Inside Line to comb through the entire, well-written article about just what car ended up being picked as the best.

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