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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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Shelby American museum marks 15th Anniversary

On August 6th, the Shelby American Collection will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a flashback focus upon the historic Cobra-Ferrari Wars which spawned the spark behind the American auto industry in the early 1960s.  Every piece of automobilia artwork on display within the museum features Carroll Shelby’s legacy and lineage of work throughout the years, with our faved Ford Mustang definitely making a presence.

A collection of world championship drivers will also be on hand for autographs, 2 of Shelby’s hottest collectible cars will be on-site, ’60s music will be cranked to 11, and there will be an outdoor vintage car show for everyone to enjoy.

Be sure to check out all the specifics in the Press Release following.

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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

Official 2012 Shelby GT500 pics & intel

If you haven’t yet seen the new 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 in person yet, then you will be pleasantly surprised that Ford isn’t changing a ton…rather, the 2012 GT500 will be a simple carryover from the 2011 model year.  That said, the 2012 Shelby GT500 will be packed with a few additional touches that will slightly separate it from its contemporary lineage.

Of which, the flavorings on the new GT500 Mustang come in the form of several interior upgrades including illuminated dual visor vanity mirrors, a universal garage door opener, and a healthy sun visor storage bin.  If a new Shelby owner opts for the SVT-fashioned Recaro front seats, then he/she will be up to par with the same seating found inside the 2012 Mustang Boss 302.

Some other tech found on the 2012 GT500 include the latest SYNC programming and the optional AppLink (free software offering voice control of applications stored on most any smartphone).

Keep reading to see the official PR from Ford, as well as a gallery of hot new images of the new 2012 Ford Shelby GT500!

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Steeda releases 2012 Patriot Edition Boss 302 for the troops

With the black-bagging of Bin Laden, we all think it’s time to step back and once again say “thank you” to all the United States Armed Services personnel who are in action at home & abroad, fighting the good fight, so the rest of us can roll down highway in our Ford Mustang with the 2-60 air on.  Steeda Autosports is taking the salutation and thank you one step further with a pair of Boss 302 Mustangs to be awarded, tax-exempt, to one lucky winner of their sweepstakes.

The 2012 Patriot Edition Boss 302 Mustang features all the awesomeness in OEM equipment that comes from Ford in addition to some sweet add-ons provided by Steeda.  A new shifter, lower trailing arms, sport springs, and a bolstered cold air intake kit are just a few of the finer touches applied.

For more details on the car and the contest itself, keep reading to see the details, straight from Steeda.

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The owner of 2012 Mustang Boss 302 #0001 shares the story

There is absolutely no doubt owning a low-production number Ford Mustang is where it’s at when it comes to collector caliber automobiles.  From the Cobra R to the Mustang Bullitt to the first reborn Shelby GT500s to roll out, every Mustang fan gets excited about having “that one” or just flat out owning one of the first ever crafted by Ford.

In this nifty little clip, we learn about the owner of the first production 2012 Mustang Boss 302…which is surely to become a collection piece in due time.  Amidst the mark-up madness and exclusivity that many recent late model Mustangs have brought to light, the 2012 Boss 302 #0001 just didn’t enter the scene with the same fanfare.  It was meagerly priced at just $5k over sticker (far below what many dealerships are hoping to get) and one man, Shane McGlaun, just happened to be in the right place at the right time to find the first Boss 302.

Keep reading to get a glimpse of what Shane felt and how his purchase went down!

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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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SMS Supercars to launch white yellow and black label Mustangs

SMS Supercars will shift its focus a bit on the 2012 Mustang lineup, offering 3 different color labels, much like one might find when sniffing after fine spirits.  The introductory White Label Mustang will incorporate some simple touches to that of the Mustang GT and will post a price of $35,540.  Upgrade from White and move on to the Yellow Label and there’s a bit more to play with: the SMS supercharger setup (takes the car to 545hp) and a set of SMS-styled 19″ wheels ‘n rubber.  The top-end moniker to cap it all off is the Black Label SMS Mustang.  It takes the title of leader with its optional 575hp supercharged power plant, a total suspension redo, a complete SMS body kit, and lots of leather to boot.  The price tag set here is $48,000 for the n/a version and $58K for the supercharged monster Mustang.

Be sure to check out more in the official SMS Supercars Press Release that follows.
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