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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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2011 Ford Shelby GT500 nearly sold out

It’s no secret once the 2011 Ford Mustang was promised to return with the legendary 5.0-liter V8 that the car and its many Ford variants would sell like ice cream in the Mojave desert.  So what happens when we  have a Mustang coupe with a V6 pumping out over 300hp and a Mustang GT producing over 400hp?  You wonder just how awesome the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 had to be.

Well, the 550 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque (10 horsepower increase vs model year 2010) equipped 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 is just that–awesome.  It’s so popular (and much better in all ways) that Ford is going to limit the 5,500 production set of the Shelby GT500 to maintain exclusivity of the car.  This is great for would-be 2011 GT500 owners, but not so great if you happen to be the 5,501st person to place your order.  What’s more daunting is that over 3,300 orders have already been filed to date, leaving under half of the production run up for grabs.

So what do you think about this, guys?  Good move (production limitations) by Ford?  Not so good?  Let us hear it in the comments–in the meantime, check out the Press Release from Ford to get the rest of the scoop.

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Design Factory announces new GT500KR art


The good folks at Design Factory Art have recently completed their authentic 2008 Shelby GT500KR ©2007 prints and are ready to roll them out to the public.  Available in either a 12″ x 24″ or a 10″ x 18″ print, this fine piece of Ford Mustang artwork can be yours for a mere $40.  Better hurry, however, these prints are limited in number and will only run once!

Head over to Design Factory to check out more.

Classic Recreations does the classic Shelby GT500 right

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR

Well, well, what do splendid little classic Ford Mustang redux do we have here?  It’s a trio of Shelby Mustangs from the glory days and we have to say, we’re quite pleased with the Classic Recreations team’s work here.  They have taken the resto-mod concept and virtually made it art.  Each of these 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500CR  specimens has got something unique to offer and hinge greatly upon what the Mustang fan ultimately desires.  Want looks and panache?  Set your eyes upon the “Intro” trim.  Feel the need for more?  They have got what you need.  Keep reading to see what else Classic Recreations is offering with respect to the GT500CR Shelby Mustang series.

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2011 Shelby GT500 teaser video

After getting a glimpse of the latest packages and trimmings the 2011 Shelby GT500 Ford Mustang will have, it seems we are now privy to a little more of the story with this teaser video of the car.  The forthcoming 2011 GT500 seems to fit well with the descriptions we’ve heard of thus far; this video helps reaffirm the styling cues mentioned prior.  Sadly, however, the video is back-dropped with music, so we don’t get the real aural bliss we long for–the intoxicating whine of forced induction.  Nonetheless, it’s still a nice clip, so check out more of the next Shelby GT500 via the moving pictures.  It’s the best we have until right after Super Bowl Sunday, when the official reveal is slated (Monday).

2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang order guide released


2011 Shelby GT500

About a week ago, Ford let slip the pricing on the 2011 Mustang GT as well as the 2011 V6 Mustang, and this week, they’ve taken the shrink wrap off the 2011 Shelby GT500 order guide & pricing docs.  It looks like the 2011 Shelby GT500 hardtop will carry a base price of $49,495, while the ragtop will wear a price of $54,495 on the window; these prices include destination & delivery. The Shelby GT500 order guide continues on to show us what we already expected to see under hood, with the aluminum block 5.4-liter V8 packing the pony car’s punch of 540hp.

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The Shelby GT350 returns to mark its 45th Anniversary


It was only a matter of time, really. We all knew Shelby & company would be quick to strike and add to the aftermarket collection when the news of the 2011 5.0 Mustang broke loose. Now, the Shelby GT350 has risen from the tide, making a surprising debut at the latest Barrett-Jackson Auction. The announcement and unveiling marks a special note, as we look back 45 years ago to the dawn of the first GT350 as well as the first Shelby big-block Cobra.

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The Compilation of Ford Mustang Special Editions

2009 Ford Mustang

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past oh say, 15 years, you’d sure to realize the Ford Mustang aftermarket is something that continues to sizzle on far beyond the dreams Carroll Shelby and Lee Iacocca ever imagined back in the 1960s.  The staggering number of late-model Mustang spin-offs is something that could be seen as awesome, inspiring, or even sometimes comical.  It’s quite daunting just how many flavors of the Ford Mustang there are.  What’s more, we’ve done our best to draft up a list for you to digest, observe, and most importantly–help continue to add to it where we’ve left out!

Ready for this bitter pill?  You better be, because we’re going to take a look at the comments to see if there are any we’ve missed (to date) and then also recruit you to help build the SN95, Fox, Mustang II, and Classic special edition lists.  We’ve got the page breaks ready, so let’s hear it!

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Classic Throwback: the Shelby GT500CR Ford Mustang


Shelby GT500CR Ford Mustang

The SEMA fallout continues…  Classic Recreations, a reputed custom coachbuilder, has announced some initial details surrounding their 1967 Shelby GT500CR, a Ford Mustang variant which was unveiled at the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas.  Packing the promise of Shelby authenticity and a serious horsepower punch from its hand-crafted 427ci (that’s 7.0 liters by the way!) power plant, the Shelby GT500CR is sure to please the eyes and the ears.  What’s even more interesting is the serialized car will available in three trims: Intro, Performance, and Venom.  So what’s all the fuss about?  What do each of these GT500CR packages offer?  Keep reading to find out!

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Shelby 550hp Turbo Package for the Ford 4.6-liter V8

Shelby 550HP Turbo Mustang

Shelby 550HP Turbo Mustang

There may be no replacement for displacement, but as contemporary tuning technology has evolved, forced induction has become a very attractive means to an end.  The unfolding saga of boosted horsepower is set to continue onward courtesy of Shelby Automobiles announcing their new turbo package for the 2007-2008 Shelby GT Mustang as well as the 2005-2009 Ford Mustang GT.  This 550 horsepower “Shelby Turbo” setup also includes various handling, braking and appearance adjustments as well.  Developed in conjunction with California-based Turbonetics, this new package is set to have a price tag (installed) of about $22,600.  Sounds a little high to us, but if you look at the list of goodies and consider just what it is you’re getting handed in return, it softens the blow to the wallet…a bit.  Check out the full scoop in the Press Release for more info.

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