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Hot Off The Press May 2013
A Dream Giveaway: Two Shelby Mustang GT500's Plus $50,000 Cash Will Go To One Lucky Winner!
The 2013 Mustang Dream Giveaway is a nationwide drawing sponsored by WorldCause Foundation. One winner will receive the keys to both a '68 Shelby Mustang GT500 and a '13 Shelby Mustang GT500 plus $50,000 to help pay the prize taxes!
The '68 Shelby Mustang GT500 was a Ford Company vehicle retained to test the viability of installing a sunroof option. Due to its high cost, Ford never offered the option to the public, making this the only '68 Shelby in the world known to have a sunroof installed under Ford's ownership. Finished in rare Candy Apple Red with white LeMans striping and Saddle interior, this fully restored and documented, 1 of 1 Shelby Mustang comes outfitted with several unique features.
The '13 Shelby Mustang GT500 also comes finished in Candy Apple Red with white LeMans striping and a one-off Saddle interior. Under the Super Snake hood lies a supercharged and intercooled, 650hp 5.8-liter 32-valve V-8 engine mated to a Tremec six-speed transmission. Roadwire, Distinctive Industries, and Classic Soft Trim combined their considerable talents to design and execute the amazing interior design for this unique supercar while Signature Automotive Products installed their unique 755 Signature Inbuilt Sport Sunroof.
Each participant who makes a tax-deductible charitable donation of $3 or more will automatically be entered to win both Shelby Mustangs! It's easy to enter, simply call Toll-Free 877-700-8946 or you may enter online by visiting www.winthemustangs.com. The promotion continues through July 4, 2013.
WorldCause Foundation (WCF) is a 501 (c)(3) humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all inhabitants of this planet. WCF has chosen the Carroll Shelby Foundation, PVA Outdoor Recreation Heritage Fund, DAV, and Henry Ford Health System to receive grants from the proceeds of this nationwide drawing.
Crane Cams Celebrates 60th Anniversary
There are a handful of pioneers that established the speed industry in the United States and they all shared a common goal-going faster than the other guy. Harvey Crane, Jr. was one of those individuals. Experimenting with camshafts to "soup-up" his flathead Ford hot rod, he found his designs and quality outperformed any that were available at the time. When other hot rodders found this out, they wanted to buy his cams.
These early successes lead Harvey to go into business in 1953, starting in the corner of his father's machine shop, under the name Crane Engineering Company. From these humble beginnings, one of the speed industry's iconic companies was born.
After 60 years, Crane Cams remains a leader in the industry it helped to found. The manufacturing facility in Daytona Beach is still producing the quality cam and valvetrain products that it is famous for, including its Crane Cams Ignition product line.
Heidts Performance Car Challenge
The Heidts Performance Car Challenge returns May 11-12, 2013, to Autobahn Motorsport Country Club in Joliet, Illinois, under the direction of the American Street Car Series staff. The Heidts Performance Car Challenge is open to all domestic performance cars regardless of year of manufacture. Participant registration is limited to 70 vehicles to ensure that all racers will have plenty of track time. To register simply go to www.heidtsperformancecarchallenge.com and click on register.
Heidts Automotive Group (Heidts, Kenny Brown Performance, and Alston Racing) will kick off the event at its headquarters in Wauconda, Illinois, on Friday May 10 with a participant BBQ and plant tour, followed by a participant's cruise back to the host hotel in Joliet, Illinois near the track.
Saturday racers will be able to test their vehicles and driving skills on the 1.8-mile technical circuit, and an autocross track and Speed Stop Squared Competition are sure to entertain. As a special Saturday-only event, there will be an autocross driving school taught by Pro Touring–level drivers for the first 20 applicants who sign up for Saturday autocross driving and desire to attend the school. A car show is also set for Saturday, with participants eligible for multiple class awards as judged by top industry builders including the highly coveted Best of Show award.
On Sunday, racers return to Autobahn to continue the fun driving the North Track and participate in the Autocross Challenge and Speed Stop Squared Competition. Throughout the weekend, spectators and participants alike will be able to meet with some of the most prominent vendors and manufacturers in the industry, and there will be technical seminars on improving your cars handling and performance as well as new product information from industry and vendor experts.
Racers can buy either a one-day pass for $175 or the complete weekend for $350. You must be preregistered and the event takes place rain or shine, no refunds. Car Show participants can attend for $25 per day, which includes an event T-shirt, and three free parade laps around the North Track. Trophies will be included for various classes of racing and car show. The Heidts Performance Car Challenge is free to all spectators.
Retrobuilt Motors Introduces '69 Fastback Conversion
Restoring a vintage Mustang can be a major undertaking, and when you consider the turnkey reliability and stunning performance thanks to Ford's most powerful line of engines ever offered, new Mustangs are an easy choice. In order to provide the classic lines with the modern technology, Retrobuilt Motors now offers its '69 Fastback, based on a modern Mustang.
Starting with a new Mustang GT, Retrobuilt re-skins the car with new body panels and trim to replicate the appearance of the much-loved '69 Mustang SportsRoof, while inside the original, cutting-edge modern interior remains.
The '69 Fastback features steel and fiberglass body panels, chrome trim, custom HID lights, custom hoodpins, and vinyl graphics to replicate the classic styling of the original '69 fastback. The conversion can be ordered with a "Racing" package, which adds a supercharger that boosts the Ford V-8 power plant's output up to 500 horsepower. The package also includes new Baer brakes and full Eibach suspension that not only surpasses the stopping and cornering abilities of an original '69, it even outperforms current Mustangs. Every car is built-to-order by hand. For more information, visit www.retrobuilt.com.