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Pony Tales: Ford Mustang News - June 2014
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Hotchkis Autocross Series
Hotchkis Sport Suspension understands that most people consider muscle cars as straight line racers and that they lack the chops to handle the corners like a true sports car. The engineers at Hotchkis know better and are out to prove it by partnering with the National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) to host an autocross event series at the NMCA West Drag Racing Series. This three event series will provide for a fun and affordable weekend of events that combines an unlimited autocross event, ride alongs in Hotchkis demo vehicles, and admission to the NMCA drag race as well.
The events will be held at all three NMCA West events at the Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, CA (March 29-30, June 21-22, and October 25-26). Entry fees are $50 for a single day (Saturday or Sunday) or $75 for the entire weekend. The Hotchkis Autocross is open to any vehicle that passes a simple safety inspection that checks for leaking fluids or loose parts that can become a hazard on the track. No additional safety equipment beyond the factory seat belts is required because only one car will be on the course at any time. Registration for these events is now open online at www.hotchkis.net/nmca-autocross.html and will also be available the day of the event. For more information visit www.hotchkis.net or follow Hotchkis on Facebook @hotchkis1.
40 Years in Tulsa
For four decades now Shelby enthusiasts have been getting together in Tulsa, OK to celebrate all things Shelby. From the humble beginnings of a picnic with 16 cars in attendance to today’s multi-day even full of activities, the Mid America Ford and Team Shelby Nationals (as it is now branded) is a must go event for any Ford/Shelby enthusiast. Featuring drag racing at Tulsa Raceway Park, road racing at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, an evening cruise-in to the Brady Arts District, banquets, and more, the weekend is packed with special activities, events, and guests. This year’s event is June 11-15 and you can find full details of each day’s events, registration forms, and more at www.midamericafordmeet.com.
Summit Racing Launches Mobile App
It seems that if you have an Android or iPhone there are apps for just about everything these days. While many are just time wasters, some are really helpful. Summit Racing, which has had a mobile-friendly website for years, has launched a new Summit Racing app that you can find at the Apple App Store and on Google Play for compatible devices.
The new app not only allows easy mobile shopping of the Summit Racing product line, but offers quick access to Summit Racing’s social media channels, videos, OnAllCylinders blog, and more. You can even post photos of your project on Summit Racing’s Photo Gallery and search event listings.
Carlisle Ford Nationals Celebrates Three Anniversaries
The Carlisle Ford Nationals is one of the “must-do” east coast events and this year’s show has grand plans to be the biggest yet. This year Carlisle Events not only celebrates 50 years of Mustang with special displays, but will also be celebrating 110 years of Ford Motor Company as well as Carlisle Events’ own 40th Anniversary!
This year’s event will be held June 6-8 at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle, PA. Expecting over 3,000 show cars and nearly 50,000 people in attendance, the Carlisle Ford Nationals will once again be holding Ford test drives, autocrosses, onsite installations of performance and restyling products, a downtown parade, and more. Of course we can’t forget the acres and acres of swap meet vendors where we always seem to score that hard to find part for one of our projects!
Part of this year’s celebration will be a 110 vehicle display showcasing a Ford model from each year, plus a 50 years Mustang display showcasing a Mustang from each production year as well. Special displays abound on the Carlisle property, including a Special Edition display where many regional and one-off Mustang models can be seen. Another great draw will be the 2015 Ford Mustang and 2015 Ford F-150, both new and to date, not available for purchase. Confirmed for the event is at least one pre-production model of each. Ford engineers will be on hand to host walk-around demos throughout the event weekend. Visit www.carlisleevents.com for details and registration information, or call (717) 243-7855.
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MagnaFlow Exhaust is gassed up and ready to get their big rig display on the road for 2014. Check out the big rig schedule at www.magnaflow.com/05news/05events.asp. If you see their rig be sure to snap a photo and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and you could win MagnaFlow prizes! Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels returns to the NMRA racing series as an official 2014 series sponsor for all national NMRA events. The company will also be posting contingency awards in all Pro and Sportsman classes as well as special-event classes. See the Mickey Thompson Motorsports crew on site at most events offering trackside support as well. Edelbrock has released their 2014 catalog. Edelbrock catalogs can be ordered in print or on CD or viewed online or via smart phone/tablet; to order your catalog call toll free (888) 288-2892 or online at www.edelbrock.com/order_catalog. SCT Holdings (SCT), the popular performance tuning company, announced the acquisition of Bully Dog, an industry leading performance tuning calibration outfit specializing in trucks. The combined company will offer an unprecedented vehicle lineup of software tuning solutions. New features and tuning products will be rolling out through the course of 2014. Rocket Racing Wheels has introduced ten wheel styles since launching in 2008 and now has over 500 dealers around the world. Rocket Racing Wheels has now made themselves more accessible to its dealer network and enthusiasts with new expanded business hours. Rocket Racing Wheels is now open 8 am to 7 pm EST and can be reached at (888) 307-7525 or at www.rocketracingwheels.com. Kenny Brown knows a thing or two about making Mustangs perform better and now when you sign up for Kenny’s newsletter you can also get his “Kenny’s Speed Secrets” tech blog as well. Visit www.kennybrown.com and click on the “Join Kenny’s Newsletter.”