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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)
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)
The Segerstrom Collection is a magnificent Mustang man cave (from Autoweek)
2016 Ford Mustang EcoBoost reveiw (from Autoweek)
Shelby GT-H Rent-a Racer returns with 50th Anniversary Edition (from Autoweek)
Here's a great example of how much cars have changed in 50 years (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)
Here are all the different Ford Mustangs you can buy today, and some you wish you still could (from msn.com, thanks to Phil Borzumato)
2015 Roush Stage 3 Mustang first drive: the anti-Hellcat (from Autoweek)
From Hemmings: Ford honors NASA Apollo program with a new Mustang (thanks to Steve Riley)
John Olesuk found this on msn (from Hot Rod Network): Larry Shinoda's First 1969 Boss 302 Mustang Concept Car: Most Amazing Barn Find Ever?
Check out these articles about the recently announced Ford Shebly GT350 Mustang:
From Ford Performance: Video of Shelby GT350R on Track Sure to Give You Goosebumps!
From Autoweek: Shotgun laps in the Ford Mustang GT350R make us want more
From MSN: 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R First Ride (thanks to John Olesuk)
Ford spills details on Shelby GT350R Mustang's carbon fiber wheels from MSN (via John Olesuk)
Watch the GT350R at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK (from Ford Racing via the MCA)
Watch this Youtube video of a GT350 and GT350R tearing up the track (from Allan Michael)
From Autoweek: Ford breaks records with Shelby GT350 Mustang's V8
Flat Out: An In-Depth Look at the Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Engine (from Motor Trend, via John Olesuk)
2015 Shelby GT350 production? 137 total from Autoweek
6 Things We Learned About the Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang from MSN (via John Olesuk)
Ford reveals Shelby Mustang GT350R at Detroit auto show from Autoweek
- Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang revealed with 500 hp, magnetic suspension from Autoweek
- Ford GT350 video from Ford Racing (via Steve Riley)
- Ford Unveils New Interpretation of An American Classic, And Wait Until You Hear How It Sounds (from ijreview.com via Pete Wolfinger)
- For Offers Just a Little Insight into the GT350's New 5.2L V8 from Mustang TV (via Steve Riley)
2015 Hennessey Ford Mustang hits 207.9 mph (from autoblog.com via John Olesuk)
Hood blinkers are back! 2016 Ford Mustang gets retro turn signals, new appearance packages and more from Autoweek, and the same from MSN via John Olesuk
A mid-engined 1969 Boss 429? from Steve Riley
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.
Senate Legislation aims to eliminate corn ethanol from Renewable Fuel Standard from Hemmings Motor News (via Steve Riley)
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
As the 2015 Mustang goes into production, there are a lot of new articles about various incarnations and test drives of the car:
- The 627hp Shelby GT is Here, and It Means Business from Ford Racing
- Introducing the supercharged 627-hp 2015 Shelby GT: The Mustang gets even more ridiculous from Autoweek
- 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium review notes from Autoweek
- 2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium Coupe review notes from Autoweek
- Don Creason: Ford Needs A New Mach 1 To Slot Between GT and GT350 (MustangTV.com editorial via Steve Riley)
- Ford Mustangs at the 2014 SEMA Show from MSN (via Steve Riley)
- Ford King Cobra Mustang: The Full Story from SEMA from Autoweek
- 2015 Ford Mustang King Cobra Bows at SEMA With 600+ hp from MSN/Motor Trend (via John Olesuk)
- Ford Mustang GT shootout: 2014 vs. 2015 from Autoweek
- Finally, The Thoroughbred Charger: 2015 Ford Mustang Hits Dealers from MSN/Motor Trend (via John Olesuk)
- SCT Makes First Drag Strip Pass In Stock 2015 Mustang GT Automatic from Stang TV (via Steve Riley)
- 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost first drive (from Autoweek)
- Car and Driver's 2015 Mustang GT Test Drive
- From StangTV (via Fred Greco): Driving the 2015 Mustang - The things you want to know
- From autos.yahoo.com (via John Olesuk): 2015 Roush Mustang looks much more aggressive
- From msn.com (via John Olesuk): 2015 Saleen 302 Mustang Makes Up to 640 hp
- From msn.com (via Steve Riley): Hennessey 2015 Ford Mustang HPE700 makes 717 hp
- From Ford Racing (via Steve Riley): 2015 Ford Mustang put to .99 test
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
- 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.”
Mustang 1964 Indy 500 pace car "time capsule" up for sale on eBay (Ford Racing). Thanks to Steve Riley!
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.
From Autoweek: 2015 Ford Mustang GT gets 435-hp V8; full specs released
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.
Jay Leno rates his top 10 Mustangs on Leno's garage, sent by Ford Racing.
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.
From Autoweek: Watch 'The Million Dollar Mustang' part one: Shelby GT350R
Recent coverage of the 2015 Mustang from Autoweek:
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.
50th anniversary celebration items from Autoweek:
Member Howard Kroplick's 'Vanderbilt Cup Races' recaps the Queens 50th anniversary event.
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.
Autoweek looks back at 50 years of the Mustang:
- 'Styling and the Experimental Car' takes us from Da Vinci to the Ford Mustang (video)
- Ford Racing drivers share their Mustang memories
- The Ford Mustang GT-R was the pony car's anniversary gift to itself
- Introducing the 1985 Saleen Mustang GT
- Driving the Ford Mustang II King Cobra: Some context required
- Vintage photos show Ford Mustang I and the elusive XD Cobra
- The 1967 Shelby GT350 and GT500 are here! - November 12, 1966
- Ford once planned to race fiberglass-bodied Mustang touring cars - from the May 9, 1964 issue of Competition Press and Autoweek
Ford Promises Active Race Schedule for New Mustang - in the April 25, 1964 edition of Competition Press and Auto Week
Ford spoofs Cadillac ELR with latest ad (Autoweek) Watch the video; it is pretty funny.
From Autoweek: 2015 Ford Mustang will perch atop Empire State Building
From USA Today: Ford will put a Mustang atop Empire State Building
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.
Dennis Healy sent along these articles from Motor Trend (thanks Dennis!):
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.
Here are some articles from Autoweek about the 2015 Mustang:
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.
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.
Explore the history of Ford Mustang paint colors in this Autoweek article.
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!
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.
2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible review notes from Autoweek
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