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MSCLI & Ford Motor Company joined forces to support the Susan B. Komen Foundation by participating in their “TUTU Tuesday” promotion to bring awareness to the foundation and their fight against breast cancer. Thank you to all the club members that joined us in support of this very worthy cause.  Click on the image at the right to see the "official" photos sent to Ford.  Click here to see all photos from the shoot.

Club member Keith Schadoff was mentioned and appeared in a photograph in the article One of Four Shelby GT500 prototypes found and restored (from HotRod.com and Hot Rod magazine, thanks to Keith Schadoff)

Click on the picture to view video of the F-150 reveal

MSCLI sponsor American Muscle just completed their annual show "American Muscle 2017" Mustang show.  AM2017 wasn’t just a gathering of America’s favorite pony car, it was also about charity and raising money for an awesome cause.  AM2017 helped to raise $126,751 for Make-A-Wish®, with a few automotive themed surprises added to the mix.  Mustang builds have always been a big part of the theme for any AmericanMuscle car show however this year’s Make-A-Wish® recipient Lucas was presented with his ExtremeTerrain overhauled Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was completely customized from top to bottom.  From its custom blue and black theme carried throughout the build, to the Rough Country 4” Lift Kit, 33” Mickey Thompson Baja ATZP3 Tires on Mammoth 8 Black Steel Wheels, Barricade Roof Rack Basket; this rig had the rugged stance any off road enthusiast would swoon over. Needless to say, Lucas was almost speechless when they pulled the cover off his newly refreshed ride. In addition to the Grand Cherokee build, AmericanMuscle’s parent company, Turn5, Inc., unveiled a separate dream build for Make-A-Wish® recipient, Levi, at their annual BBQ.  Levi’s dream build featured a complete overhaul of his 1996 Ford F-150 from bodywork to paint, to a 4” Rough Country lift, new wheels with NITTO Trail Grappler-LT275/70R18 (34.2") tires, cam, intake manifold, cold air intake, replacement clutch and so much more.

 

Lucas’ Grand Cherokee, and Levi’s F-150 combine to include nearly $50k in parts from Flowmaster, Edelbrock, Alpine, NITTO, Rough Country, Mickey Thomspson, and many more. What’s more, many of these parts companies donated to the boys’ Make-A-Wish builds®

Carbon Fiber S550: Yes, this is the real thing! (from HotRod.com via msn.com, thanks to John Olesuk)

Lost Bullitt Mustang found in Mexico (from Autoweek, thanks to Richard Zappa)

Ford Mustang: A Brief History in Zero-to-60-MPH Acceleration (from Car and Driver via msn.com, thanks to John Olesuk)

This 1,000-HP 1965 Ford Mustang Will Melt Your Face Off (from thedrive.com via msn.com, thanks to John Olesuk)

We Hear: 2018 Ford Mustang Axes V-6 Engine Option (from Motor Trend via msn.com, thanks to John Olesuk)

2017 Hurst Kenne Bell R-Code Mustang (from msn.com, thanks to John Olesuk)

What a Mustang looked like the year you were born (from msn.com, thanks to John Olesuk)

Ford Mustang - Germany's favorite sports car (from CNN Money, thanks to Fred Leich)

From Car and Driver:  2016 Chevrolet Covette Stingray Z51 vs. 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 (thanks to John Olesuk)

From Hemmings: Ford honors NASA Apollo program with a new Mustang (thanks to Steve Riley)

Have you seen the 2015 Shelby Super Snake yet?  Steve Riley found this article in Automobile and John Olesuk found this article on msn (from Motor Trend).

2015 Hennessey Ford Mustang hits 207.9 mph (from autoblog.com via John Olesuk)

A mid-engined 1969 Boss 429?  from Steve Riley

Here's a barn find of a rare 1967 from Steve Riley.  And how about an office find of a 1969 Shelby also from Steve?

It's official!  Levittown Ford is now the exclusive Roush dealer for Long Island.  Pictured is the first Roush delivery.  Head on down to Levittown Ford and see Eric and the new Roush cars!

Would you like a 725hp 2015 Mustang?  Here's one: Galpin-Fisker Mustang Rocket (thanks to John Olesuk)

John Olesuk found this article about a 1967 GT500 barn find.

How about a 3D printed Cobra?  Thanks to John Olesuk for finding this.

Steve Riley passed along this article from Hemmings Motor News: Unfinished until 2011, the last Bud Moore Trans-Am Mustang heads to auction

Unfinished until 2011, the last Bud Moore Trans-Am Mustang heads to auction - See more at: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/12/12/unfinished-until-2011-the-last-bud-moore-trans-am-mustang-heads-to-auction/?refer=news#sthash.3CPU3uHc.dpuf

As the 2015 Mustang goes into production, there are a lot of new articles about various incarnations and test drives of the car:

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe wins International Car of the Year Award (from a press release sent to Steve Riley by Shelby American)

 

SHELBY COBRA DAYTONA COUPE BEATS EUROPE’S BEST TO WIN INTERNATIONAL “CAR OF THE YEAR” AWARD
LOS ANGELES – November 25, 2014 – Carroll Shelby International, Inc., (OTC: CSBI.PK) announced that the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe was crowned “Car of the Year” at the International Historic Motoring Awards. Currently owned by the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2287 again trounced Europe’s best during a gala at London’s St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel on November 20.
A ‘who’s who’ of historic motoring, famous names and familiar faces gathered for the award ceremony emceed by racing driver and television presenter Tiff Needell. Dr. Frederick Simeone, founder of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum and Neil Cummings, Co-Trustee for the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust and co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International attended the prestigious event.
 
“Carroll Shelby created the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe to do just one thing: win,” said Neil Cummings. “It delivered America’s first class victory at Le Mans 50 years ago. In 1965, the team Coupes won Shelby American and the United States its first FIA World Championship. This Shelby then went on to set numerous land speed records. These achievements captured the hearts of fans worldwide, who voted it ‘Car of the Year’ for 2014.”
The IHMA celebrates the achievements of the worldwide historic motoring industry with 14 categories judged by an international panel of experts. However, the general public voted online for the Car of the Year winner.
Finalists for the 2014 IHMA Car of the Year were:

  • Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2287
  • Ferrari 250 GTO
  • Ferrari 375MM Scaglietti
  • Mercedes 18/100
  • Jaguar's E- type Lightweight Continuation cars
  • Lotus Type 56 Chassis 3
  • Rover-BRM
  • Malcolm Campbell's record-breaking 150mph Sunbeam 350HP

 
The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe built by Shelby American in Los Angeles (CSX2287) carried the day. It was the first of six created for international competition. Shelby’s aerodynamic Coupes dominated and captured the International Manufacturer's GT Championship, the first time an American manufacturer won the series.  Fittingly, CSX2287 was the first American car to be nominated for this award and the only unrestored car among this year’s eight nominees.
CSX2287 is currently owned by the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. Assembled by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Frederick Simeone, the collection has 65 of the world’s greatest racing sports cars. Using the theme “The Spirit of Competition”, it honors the history and evolution of the magnificent machines.
“Ironically, the competition for this prestigious award included both the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe and its chief nemesis, the Ferrari GTO,” said Joe Conway, Co-Trustee for the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust and Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. “Fine examples of both reside in Simeone Museum Collection. Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe chassis #CSX2287 played a crucial role in securing the 1965 Sportscar World Championship.”
 
Earlier this year, the Shelby became the first car ever to be accepted into The National Historic Registry of the United States thanks to the efforts of the Historic Vehicle Association. Dr. Simeone’s Museum and Carroll Shelby International cooperated with the HVA to chronicle this incredible story. Carroll Shelby Licensing donated images and provided HVA access to materials that will be part of its register archived in the Library of Congress.
“Carroll Shelby and his team at Shelby American have an incredible record of achievement and we appreciate the efforts of Dr. Simeone to promote those accomplishments,” said Cummings. “Thanks to his support of the HVA and IHMA, the world is recognizing the important contributions of Carroll Shelby and his companies to the automotive community. Next year, 2015, will be even more important as we celebrate the 50th anniversaries of the FIA World Championship, the birth of the big block 427 Shelby Cobra and the introduction of the first Shelby GT350.”

Did you ever go to a DIY junkyard to search for parts?  Hemming's Motor News recently published this article about a change in the law in Connecticut to allow these yards to again exist. It's about much more than the law - it's a great blast from the past.  Thanks to Steve Riley.

Ford Racing Parts recently published this gallery of a Boss 302 build (thanks to Steve Riley)

Do you love Mustangs and planes?  Steve Riley sent in this article from the Mustangs Daily blog about a Mustang that Ford is building which is inspired by the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet.

Here's a great barn find - Larry Shinoda's Boss 302 - along with some other great finds from Mustang360, thanks to Steve Riley.

From Hemmings via Steve Riley - Postwar car wins Great Race for the first time (hint: what kind of car do you think it was?).

Club member and newsletter editor Rich Carlsen's 1964 1/2 Mustang convertible was featured in Newsday's "In The Garage" section on Friday, April 11, 2014.  Click here to see the article.

Check out this video and article "Blown Big-Block Ford Engine On Dyno - With A Twist" from StangTV, passed along by Steve Riley.

Thanks to Steve Riley for passing along this article from Mustang 360 about the 2016 SVT Mustang.  Spy photos are included.

Steve Riley passed along this great site (stangtv.com) about everything Mustang.

Steve Riley found this interesting post on the Boss 302 Registery Forum:

 

They tested penetrants for break-out torque on rusted nuts, with interesting results, especially how we've come to rely on PB Blaster... They arranged a subjective test of popular penetrants, with the control being the torque required to remove the nut from an equivalent "scientifically rusted" environment:


Penetrating oil ........... Average load to break free

None ..............................516 pounds
WD-40......................... 238 pounds
PB Blaster .....................214 pounds
Liquid Wrench ............... 127 pounds
Kano Kroil ......................106 pounds
ATF-Acetone mix............ 53 pounds

The Automatic Transmission fluid-Acetone mix was a "home brew" of 50/ 50 automatic transmission fluid and acetone.

Note the "home brew" was better than any commercial product in this one particular test. A local machinist group mixed up a batch and all now use it with equally good results! Note also that "Liquid Wrench" is nearly as good as "Kroil" for about 20% of the price...

Now that's a garage!  Thanks to Steve Riley for sending this along these photos of Perkins Restoration in Juneau, Wisconsin.

2015 Ford Mustang price to start at $24,425 - This article from Autoweek includes model and option pricing that was recently leaked.

Anyone who attended the 50th shows in Charlotte or Las Vegas got a chance to meet one of the drivers from the CanAm Mustangs of the late '60s / early '70s.  In Charlotte we had George Follmer and in Las Vegas Parnelli Jones.  One of the great tracks on which they raced was right here on Long Island - Bridgehampton Road Racing Center.  It opened in 1957 and the SCCA held its national championships there that year.  Mario Andretti recently said of "The Bridge" that it was a track that separated the men from the boys.   Autoweek recently shared this great video, which includes in car camera footage of this great track from the 1957 SCCA event.  Anyone who knows the track will notice that the bridge did not exist yet, so you didn't have the reference point at the end of the straight before the downhill kink.  Check out the sand all over the place and the fact that there are no guadrails or runoff areas.  It was quite a place.

One of the highlights of the 50th celebration was the Guiness world record Mustang cruise on Friday night.  Dennis Healy found two videos about the cruise - Biggest Mustang Cruise Ever and Mustang 50th Cruise In.  The former shows the lineup at the Z-Max dragstrip (can you spot the member cars?) and the latter shows the cars coming into Kannapolis (at the 36:45 mark you can pick up some member cars).  Once you are on YouTube you can find a lot of other videos of the cruise and other 50th events.

Here is a video from AmericanMuscle.com of the 50th show in Charlotte.

Click here to read the article on the MCA website about the April 17 event at the Unisphere.

Newsday published an article about the 50th, including a video with club president John Olesuk.

The New York Times looks at the Mustang at 50, including people who bought the car when it first came out and kept it ever since - My Little Pony, 50 Years Later. Thanks to Fred Leich for passing this along.

Ford spoofs Cadillac ELR with latest ad (Autoweek) Watch the video; it is pretty funny.

Did you hear about the 1969 Shelby with only 8500 miles that was recently found in a garage?  Click here to read the story, thanks to Mike Basile.

Thanks to Rich Carlsen for sending this - it's one of the first music videos featuring Martha and the Vandellas.  It was filmed entirely on the operating Mustang assembly line.

Club member Mark "Doc Z" Zwerin had his license plate featured in the February 2014 issue of Mustang Times

Is this the world's largest vintage Mustang junkyard?  Thanks to Joe Delphine for passing this along.

Do you have a 1964 1/2 through 1973 Mustang with six cylinder power?  If so, click here to find out about the "Mustang Six Association".

Around 30 members and spouses attended the 2015 Mustang reveal on Good Morning America at the invitation of Ford.  We particpated in the reveal by lining the street to welcome the trailer, met with Allan Mulally and some were invited onto the GMA Live set.  We have a lot of photos of the event, plus there is some video as well (see below).  Also, see below for links to stories about the unveiling.

Take a look at some classic 1965 Mustang commercials courtesy of Autoweek.

Would you like to see some "Mustangs that never were"?  Then click here to see the Autoweek article.

Ford confirms Sixth-generation Ford Mustang to be unveiled on December 5th! Click here to view the official press release from Ford.  

Click here to read Ford's press release re the Mustang's 50th celebration.  Plus, click here for Autoweek's related article.

Be sure to visit Autoweek's Mustang minisite.

Car and Driver has an article this month about the 2015 Mustang complete with a 360 degree view.

Watch Carl Edwards drive "The Sweepstakes", Henry Ford's first race car built in 1901.  Thanks to Bob Klugewicz for passing this along.

Here's a good one from Autoweek - 10 Key Ford Mustang Models.

Read this Autoweek article on the original prototype for the Boss 302 displayed this year at SEMA.

Frank Ruggerio recently visited the Shelby Museum in Las Vegas.  Here's a picture of some original Shelbys.  Click on the picture to see a larger version.

Club member Peter Piciulo's Mustang II was featured in Newsday's "In The Garage" section on Friday, October 18th.  Click here to see the article.

Paul Zent found a great site featuring Jeff Ford and Vince Witters with how-to videos, articles and more at www.autorestomod.com. Also, check out The Muscle Car Place podcasts on iTunes.  Thanks, Paul!

Click here, here and here to see spy photos of the 2015 Mustang from Autoweek.

Here's an interesting article from Yahoo! Autos about The First Mustang Sold (and still with the same owner!).

The Mustang II gets its due in this 50th anniverary video from Ford.

Yahoo! Autos posted this great article on "The Mustangs That Never Were".

Do you ever need to settle an arguement about a movie Mustang?  Or maybe want to find out in what movie you saw a particular car?  Well then read this article from Autoweek and bookmark the sites that they reference.  There is actually a Mustang internet movie database!

The USPS has announced a stamp series honoring iconic American muscle cars.  Click to read Autoweek's article and see the stamps.

Four club members' license plates were featured in the February 2013 issue of Mustang Times.  See if you can spot them!

Shelby unveils the Shelby Focus ST and GT500 Super Snake Widebody at the Detroit Auto Show.  Click to read Autoweek's article.

Check out this great article from Autoweek about the future of Shelby American: Keeping Shelby Alive

Board member John Adams wrote up an article about caliper covers for his 2013 Coupe: Caliper Covers by John Adams

Here's a "Boss" article from Autoweek: Conquering the car show with a 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Two of our members' cars were photographed and featured in Mustang Monthly after the 2011 "Mustangs at the Beach" show.  Check out the articles about Dennis Healy's 1990 7-up car and Jennifer Chernow's 1971 Mach I.

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