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StangNet-endorsed Ford Mustang wins Forum Wars

In case you have been living under a rock and missed it the first time around, we’re back to give you some closure on just how well the StangNet-powered Ford Mustang Shelby GT, piloted by Rob Krider, fared in the Royal Purple Forum Wars.  Well, the results are quite conclusive, and as you’ve guessed from the headline, StangNet came out on top of many different car enthusiast communities, with thanks to a solid performance machine found in the Shelby GT Mustang and a driver with skills solid enough to walk the talk.

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Monster Drift with Vaughn Gittin Jr at Tulsa Shelby meet

Are you ready for a brief recap of the Mid America Shelby meet?  Do you want to see some awesome Ford Mustang specimens out on parade & on the track?  What would you say if we said we had a video packed with over 5 minutes of Mustangs, racing, and drifting madness?

I’d say you’ve come to the right place if you can answer “yes” to any of these questions.  If you said “no”…you’d better check your pulse.

What follows is a video summary of this year’s Mid America Ford Team Shelby Meet in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Sure, lots of people have pictures, lots have videos, but this one pretty much stands on its own.  So what are you waiting for?  Click onward, Mustang fans–witness the awesomeness that is drifting, applied and formed with the legend we all love…the Ford Mustang.

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Brothers Performance open dyno days

What better way to recognize a worthy collective than to give back when they spend a lot of their time and resources providing valuable support.  That’s precisely what Brothers Performance will be doing with the launch of their “Saturday Show Up and Show Off / Dyno Club Day” events at both their Temecula, CA and DeLand, FL facilities.  Performance enthusiasts of the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Corvette, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, SVT Lightning, and many other performance machines are welcome to join up with their clubs to fall in the ranks of filling up a Saturday packed with free dyno runs, discounts, and a club packet (including a hat or a t-shirt).

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CDC Weekend Warrior to compete in 2010 Gumball 3000


The “Undefeated” Team from Classic Design Concepts (CDC) is set to put their SEMA special to the test in the 2010 Gumball 3000 rally race.  The “Weekend Warrior” Ford Mustang , which we saw enter the stage at SEMA, is no stranger to being a dualistic track and street terror.  “The concept behind the Weekend Warrior, which we unveiled at SEMA in 2009, was to build a street legal Mustang that could also double as a track car,” said George Huisman, president of Classic Design Concepts.

The Weekend Warrior Ford Mustang is well-poised to take on the field, with add-ons including, but not limited to: Ford Racing parts, upgraded rubber on all 4 corners, Baer braking, and Maximum Motorsports suspension components.

Take a good look at the laundry list of goodies CDC has thrown onto the Weekend Warrior Mustang and wish the “Undefeated” Team from CDC good luck in the Gumball 3000 rally!

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Royal Purple Forum Wars – StangNet vs My350Z

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL

UPDATE:  The episode is up!  –>  http://www.theforumwars.tv/

What happens when spirited rivals are finally pitted to race against each other?  What happens when there’s sanctioned speed with the cameras rolling?  A damn good time, that’s what.  On April 5th, 2010, SPEED TV will show the full episode of the Forum Wars TV spot featuring StangNet.com against My350Z.com.  Rob Krider takes the wheel of a 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT outfitted with Hoosier Tires, Carbotech Brake  pads, and I/O Port Racing Supplies harnesses.  Rob’s been a Ford Mustang lover for some time, with his collection ranging from a 1992 Mustang 5.0 LX notch police interceptor to a 2001 Mustang Bullitt in which he autocrossed & drifted at various SCCA events.  Over the years, he’s always counted on the StangNet site and community for a lot of his setup & technical advice on all of his Ford Mustangs.

Stay tuned to SPEED to see who comes out on top!  Until April 5th arrives, we’ll have to get by on the teaser video after the jump…

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2010 Steeda Stampede North recap

1st Annual Steeda Stampede - North

About a month ago, the first annual Steeda Stampede of Valdosta stormed the South Georgia Motosports Park with some serious Ford Mustang racing and show.  Each fall, an event dubbed the Steeda Stampede is held in Florida, so this time around, the Steeda folks decided to double the fun in 2010 and have a spring event as well.  Judging upon the huge success of this initial event, it’s sure to be a repeat affair come next year.

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2011 5.0 Mustang to pace the Daytona 500

2011 Ford Mustang GT, The Official Pace Car of the Daytona 500

2011 Ford Mustang GT, The Official Pace Car of the Daytona 500

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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Steeda Pony Wars – 2010

Steeda Pony Wars - 2010

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.

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Making Magic – the 2010 Ford Mustang “Spellbinder”

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!

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Mustangs Unleashed video summary and one final to go

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!