Ford Mustang Driver Hit by Five Vehicles, Credits Roll Cage for Saving Life

July 31, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

MustangRollbars-3John Crockett of Aneheim, CA is lucky to be alive today as his Ford Mustang was hit by five vehicles while he was on his way to work Wednesday.  Crockett was entering the highway from an on ramp and was clipped by another driver sending him into traffic where he was hit by several other vehicles from different directions.  Crockett credits his 4-point roll cage and padding around his head for saving his life.  He recently spent $15K on a custom engine he had not even broken in yet.

Check out all the photos after the jump.  … Continue Reading

SR-71 Ford Mustang Sells for $375K at EAA

July 31, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

Ford-Mustang-SR-71-4The Shelby Roush SR-71 Ford Mustang sold for $375,000 at the EAA Gathering of Young Eagles charity event July 29th.  The one-of-a-kind SR-71 Mustang was the first ever collaboration between Shelby and Roush who are both legends in the automotive world.  The SR-71 Mustang was inspired by the SR-71 “Blackbird”, the USAF aircraft built by Lockheed Martin.  The SR-71 Mustang was auctioned off for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles program which Ford Motor Company has supported for the last 15 years. 

Official photos have been added below. … Continue Reading

Jack Roush Crashes Plane at EAA Air Venture in Wisconsin

July 29, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

jack_roush_plane_crashIt was a close call for Jack Roush as he attempted to land his Hawker/Beechcraft Premier 390 plane in Wisconsin at Wittman Regional Airport for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual Air Venture convention. 

Roush attempted to land the plane and then hit the runway with the nose of the plane causing it to crash and break in two.  Roush sustained severe facial injuries which you can see in a photo below.  He was admitted to the hospital in stable condition and is said to be doing well.  Doctors have said he will make a full recovery.  As for his flying days, they might be coming to an end as this is his second plane crash in 8 years.  Check out a few photos after the jump…  … Continue Reading

Side Exhaust on 2011 Mustang GT Convertible

Check out this new 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 with side exhaust from vehicle customizer ‘Sherrod’ and let me know what you think. I am not really digging it but thats just my opinion. Some Mustangs look good with side exhaust and some were never meant to have it, this is one of those cases but I could be wrong.

After Three Seasons, Mustang Challenge Series Ends

July 22, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

Brand-new Ford Mustangs FR500S

When the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge field takes the green flag for the final round of the 2010 championship at Miller Motorsports Park September 12, it will mark the end of an era as the series stages its final race on home soil.  Formed through an innovative partnership between Miller Motorsports Park and Ford Racing, the Mustang Challenge ran for three racing seasons and enjoyed significant sponsorship support from BFGoodrich Tires. … Continue Reading

Ford to cap 2011 Shelby GT500 production at 5,500 units

July 16, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

2011 Ford Shelby GT500

Ford has announced the 2011 Shelby GT500 with its 550 horsepower all-aluminum 5.4-liter V-8 is selling like hotcakes and its actually exceding sales expectations but they will be limiting U.S. sales of the GT500 to just 5,500 units to maintain exclusivity.  What is this, a company foregoing profits to satisfy enthusiasts, this cannot be.  Wait till the shareholders get wind of this. … Continue Reading

Vaughn Gittin’s 680 horsepower Mustang GT Shreds the Mid-America Shelby Nationals

In the video above Vaughn Gittin Jr and his 680 horsepower 2011 Ford Mustang GT shred the Hallet Motor Racing Circuit at the Mid-America Shelby Nationals held last month. This is not just another drifting video but rather a showcase of the awesome talent of Vaughn as he tears up the track.

Oh yeah, crank up your volume, you will thank me later.

Polished Aluminum Cobra Wrecks into Creek a few Miles from my House

July 14, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

cobra_crash_06This past weekend a few miles from where I live here in Arlington, Texas a 57-year-old man lost control of his polished Aluminum Cobra replica and ended up in a waterway adjacent to the roadway.  The driver of the replica Cobra was attending an event called Texas Autocross Weekend at the University of Texas at Arlington when the Cobra’s throttle stuck wide open and the car spun out of control hitting a curb and flipping upside down landing in a creek.  The Cobra was not taking part in the event, the driver was merely cruising by to show off his mirror like finish.

I drive by this intersection at least three times a week for various errands but would never imagine anybody ending up in the creek.  The driver walked away without injuries but the car had noticeable damage.  The polished Cobra replica is said to be worth $300K.

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Roush and Shelby Collaborate on 2011 SR-71 Ford Mustang

July 13, 2010 Mustang News 1 Comment

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In partnership with Ford Motor Company, Jack Roush and Carroll Shelby are teaming up for the first time ever to build a one-of-a-kind 2011 SR-71 Ford Mustang.  The SR-71 Mustang was inspired by the SR-71 “Blackbird”, the USAF aircraft built by Lockheed Martin.  The SR-71 Mustang was built to be auctioned off for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles program which Ford Motor Company has supported for the last 15 years. … Continue Reading

Classic Recreations being Investigated for VIN Swapping

July 11, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

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Oklahoma based Classic Recreations has been restoring classic Mustangs and building the officially licensed Gone in 60 Seconds “Eleanor” Ford Mustang for years but this past week it all came crashing down as the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation alleges they have engaged in VIN swapping.  The OSBI is investigating Classic Recreations for pulling VIN numbers from older Mustangs and using them on new chassis’ which would be fraud. … Continue Reading

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