Marc Christ
Brand Manager, Modified Mustangs & Fords
April 15, 2014
Photos By: MM&F Staff

MyClassicGarage (MCG) has given away two cars over the past two years, a 1979 Trans Am and a 1970 Hemicuda. For the 1970 HemiCuda giveaway MCG surprised the lucky winner by showing up at his house with the keys. Modified Mustangs & Fords and Mustang 360 Network will be bringing you updates throughout this year's build as it progresses.

For the 2014 giveaway, MyClassicGarage wanted to do something different and give our users the chance to live out their dream of restoring a classic. The solution was to let the gearheads vote on the giveaway car, how it looks, how it performs, and be able to follow the build online. Once the build is complete, the car will be given to one lucky MCG users via a random audited drawing.

Gearheads will decide the make and model and several design and performance elements, such as: body design/style, engine, exhaust, suspension, color, interior, wheels/tires, and more. Once one voting category is resolved, that detail is fixed and the process continues. Salvaggio Automotive Design http://www.salvaggioautodesign.com/ will build the car.

The process kicked off with MCG users voting on which car they would design. The options were: 1968 Coronet, 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback, and a '69 Camaro. Over 25,000 votes were cast and it was a very tight race between the 1969 Camaro and 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback, but the original pony pulled ahead.

Once the Mustang won, the giveaway build was branded #ProjectFastBack, with a hint for the restoration to bring “back” the power and speed of an iconic car.

MyClassicGarage hosts a social network for gearheads called MCG Social (it is like Facebook, focused on all things cars) where users can post, comment, like and connect with other enthusiasts. MCG utilized this feature to create a custom #ProjectFastBack social page so that users can follow the build process and see updates, photos, and video of the vehicle as it transforms.

Gearheads will decide the make and model and several design and performance elements, such as: body design/style, engine, exhaust, suspension, color, interior, wheels/tires, and more. Once one voting category is resolved, that detail is fixed and the process continues. Salvaggio Automotive Design http://www.salvaggioautodesign.com/ will build the car.

Just previous to this writing, the body design voting was completed. Users voted on three options: “Classic Cool” kept with most of the original lines of the car, “Nod to Mod” was an interpretation of a 1967 Ford Mustang with styling cues borrowed from the 2015 Mustang (nod to modern), and “Track Attack” retains most of the original lines but will incorporate many carbon fiber pieces reducing weight and helping with the weight distribution and downforce of the car. In the end, “Track Attack” beat out “Classic Cool” and “Nod to Mod.” Click here for the rendering of the Mustang.

For those interested in entering to “build their dream car,” #ProjectFastBack is free to enter. They click here, sign up if they haven’t already, and begin voting here.

Check back with the Mustang 360 Network for more updates as the build progresses.