Last weekend American Muscle held their 7th Annual Mustang show at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, PA with the event being a huge success. Over 3,000 Mustangs and 10,000-plus people enjoyed the event which raised $55,000 for the Make-A-Wish foundation charity. It was billed as the largest Mustang-only car show in the country with various events and automotive celebrities like Vaughn Gittin Jr, Steve Saleen and Chip Foose joining in on the fun.
Check out some photos, video and all the details below.
At the Bama Performance Dyno challenge, several built Mustangs went onto the rollers to see who could lay down the most power. Ultimately, AM customer Adam A. and his Procharged Foxbody laid down an astronomical 1,161 RWHP at the tire, nabbing him the victory. The BBK Revving contest showcased an assortment of modified Mustangs with the best of the best exhaust systems. For a half-hour, multiple generations of Mustangs revved their engines to see who had the loudest of them all, with the winner being chosen by crowd applause.
The Roush Burnout competition drew out some tire shredding monsters who were eager to make clouds of creamy white tire smoke. Roasting his tires and smoking out the burnout box with the best burnout was AM customer Kyle O. and his 2006 Mustang GT. Riding on the excitement of the burnout contest was a series of Exhibition Races courtesy of Vogtland. The Bama Performance Cobra ran a 10.8 @ 133 MPH against the Bama GT500 which went 11.1@ 133 MPH. The Bama Performance 2015 GT made a record setting pass down the 1⁄4-mile going 9.4 @ 146 MPH, making it the fastest 2015 in the world. The races were rounded out with a pass by an insane jet-engine powered car, which made put down a time of 5.7 @ 280 MPH!
A hallmark of the AmericanMuscle Car Show has always been charity, and this year’s show went further than ever. The proceeds of the show benefitted Make-A-Wish®, which totaled in at a $55,000- our largest amount raised to date; however, the charity didn’t stop there! 18 year old Mustang enthusiast Jonathan Mullins of Portage, MI wished for the AmericanMuscle Team to turn his 2000 V6 into his dream car. As soon as AmericanMuscle heard about Jonathan’s wish, the team sprang into action. After spending hours talking to AM designers creating a sketch of his dream ‘Stang, the wheels were put into motion and the car started coming together. At the show, Jonathan’s Mustang was unveiled to him and the rest of the show’s attendees for the first time, leaving Jonathan absolutely speechless!
“In its seventh year of existence, we’re proud to report that – in every way – the 2015 AmericanMuscle Car Show was the largest and most exciting we’ve ever hosted,” said Steve Voudouris, founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Turn 5, Inc.
“Through our continued focus on giving back to the community and our relationship with Make-a-Wish, we’ve changed a young man’s life forever. Our team did an amazing job working with Johnathan to make his wish come true. When we pulled the cover off of his Mustang, his reaction and gratitude made our team’s effort more than worthwhile.”
Throughout the day, enthusiasts had the opportunity to meet and greet some of the biggest names in the automotive world. Steve Saleen was in attendance along with his new beast of an S550, the S302 Black Label 2015 Mustang. Professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. was set up with his RTR display, showcasing a mix of his Mustangs from his RTR drift car to his coyote swapped 1969 Mustang RTR-X. Hot rodding legend and visionary Chip Foose was talking with fans and signing autographs all day, all the way up until the MMD by Foose giveaway.
In May, entries to own the MMD by Foose 2015 Mustang opened up after the car was unveiled in Chip Foose’s California studio. Featuring a mix of brand new MMD by Foose parts and a Bama Performance Supercharger Kit (powered by a 2.9L Whipple), the one-of-a-kind 2015 Mustang found a new owner, as it was given away by Chip Foose himself at AM2015 to Brad Brallier of New Horizons, PA.
Once again the show proved to be a huge success and a lot of fun, drawing the largest crowd to date and raising a lot of money for charity in the process. Be sure to join AmericanMuscle for next year’s show, as it hopes to become even larger and have even more Mustangs than this year’s show!