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Tornado Mustang Still Rockin’ in Oklahoma
Jack Haden and his expectant wife, Stephanie, took cover during the EF5 tornado that recently leveled their town of Moore, Oklahoma. They resurfaced to find their community in total disarray; they also found their New Edge Mustang wrapped around a tree with debris piled high. After a week of digging it out of the rubble, the proud Pony fired right up. After burning off the rest of the rubber on the punctured tires, they cut off the roof, removed the fenders and doors, and cruised around town. Thanks to Jack and his friend Nick for putting smiles on the faces of those in need. Now that’s built Ford tough!
Source Interlink Media’s Doug Evans Named Chairman-Elect of SEMA Board of Directors
MM&FF is proud to announce that our own Doug Evans, executive vice president and group publisher of Source Interlink Media’s Enthusiast Automotive Group, was elected chairman-elect of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). Doug will remain chairman-elect for two years, after which he will serve as chairman for two years, ending his run by transitioning to the position of immediate past chair for two additional years.
“It is my privilege to be able to serve the industry in the capacity of chairman-elect and then chairman of the SEMA board,” said Evans. “The performance industry and all the people who help make it happen are some of the finest people I have ever met. It is my honor to contribute in whatever small way I can to ensure the industry continues for generations to come.”
Get The Red Out
On May 12, 2013, the Red Mustang Registry (RMR) embarked upon a journey to raise money for charity by taking a cruise to Dover International Speedway (Dover, Delaware). The group’s event, Get The Red Out, allowed RMR members from across the nation to enjoy a private tour of the track and put their Ponies to the test on the Monster Mile.
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Stormin’ Norman Gray
MM&FF is sad to report the death of 5.0 Mustang pioneer Stormin’ Norman Gray at age 75. Stormin’ Norman was a leader in the original 5.0 Mustang movement, and a promoter of heads-up Mustang racing, including the Stormin’ Norman Invitational Shootout. Known for his flamboyant style, he pushed the limits of Mustang performance using Roush-built small-blocks with nitrous to run 10s, 9s, and 8s. He also utilized hired-gun drivers, such as the late Steve Grebeck and Dave Lyall, and Joe DaSilva. Stormin’ Norman is survived by his three children, Isaac, Nathan, and Irene; and his wife, Dionis Gray.
Calvin Klassen took runner-up in our Facebook burnout contest a few months ago and we misspelled his name. Here again is Calvin’s ’02 GT, featuring a X2C block, Stage 2 cams, long-tubes, 3.73 gears, a 125hp Zex nitrous kit, drag springs, aftermarket control arms, and an SCT tune.