June 1, 2013

News Desk

Summit Racing Equipment is now offering retail store pickup service for orders placed online at www.summittracing.com, www.genuinehotrod.com, or www.powersportsplace.com. After placing an order online, customers can take delivery at any one of Summit's retail stores in Tallmadge, Ohio; McDonough, Georgia; and Sparks, Nevada.

With a larger Whipple supercharger and a few other speed parts, Lethal Performance has laid claim to the world's fastest '13 Shelby GT 500 with their 9.39 @ 147 mph pass at Palm Beach International Raceway.

Florida Mustang owners will appreciate a new product from Awesome Products. The Love Bug Eraser cleans off any and all bugs using car wash soap and water but is especially effective for those nasty little Love Bugs that swarm twice a year in Florida. The reusable Love Bug Erasers are available for $5.49 for a 1-Pack or $10.98 for a 3-Pack. For more information or to view the video, go to www.lovebugeraser.com or call 904/280-1499.

Mustang Monthly Editor Donald Farr has written Ford's officially-licensed Mustang 50th Anniversary book. Mustang: 50 Years will be published later this year by Motorbooks.

With one win and three top five finishes after the season's first four races, Sam Hornish Jr. sat atop the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings. Hopefully, the Penske Racing Mustang driver will continue the winning ways established by Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who won the last two Nationwide championships in a Mustang before stepping up to the Sprint Cup series for 2013.

We may be getting closer to finding out what Ford has in store for the '15 Mustang. Word leaking out of Dearborn says Ford may reveal the new car's design later this year or early 2014.

Everyone is aware of the Mustang Club of America's Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration events in April 2014, but we're also hearing rumors that Ford may stage its own Dearborn celebration in August.

Drake Mustang for Charity

Scott Drake and the East Texas Mustang Club are joining forces once again to build a special Mustang, this one to benefit Drake's favorite charity, the National Down Syndrome Society. In 2009, the East Texas club built Drake's "Pay It Forward" '66 Mustang convertible in 100 days (see "Overhauled for a Cause" in the November 2009 Mustang Monthly). Club members got a jump on their latest project by tearing down the '64½ convertible in one day.

Called a tribute to the Mustang's 50th anniversary, the completed car will tour Mustang Club of America events and serve as Drake's display car at the 2013 SEMA Show before heading to one of the MCA's Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration events on April 16-20, 2014. The car will then be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson with the proceeds going to the National Down Syndrome Society.

"We want to do all we can to raise awareness for the National Down Syndrome Society," said Drake, whose son Troy was born with the Down condition. "I spoke with their Vice President of Development yesterday and they are very excited about the opportunity to work with us on this project."