Mustang MonthlyNews & Views
Pony Tales: Ford Mustang News - August 2014
American Muscle and MMD Build a Supercharged '14 GT and It Could be All Yours
The folks at American Muscle have partnered with MMD to build a sleek '14 Mustang anyone would be proud to have in their stable, and best of all, you can win it! That's right, the '14 GT coupe you see here, complete with its sweet matte white vinyl wrap, killer air ride stance, and Vortech supercharged Coyote 5.0L is wearing a cool 30-large in aftermarket parts! We're talking close to 70K in hardware between the car and the parts (and not including labor), and it could be yours!
This one-of-a-kind Mustang is right at home on the road or at a show. You could rock it as a solid daily driver or keep it tucked away just for nice weekends and car shows. If you win it the choice is yours! Though admit it, it would be hard to walk past this beast and hop into some four-cylinder commuter; we know it would be for us!
All you have to do is go to www.americanmuscle.com/project-mmd-2014-mustang-giveaway.html and sign up for the giveaway. One person will drive this Mustang home from American Muscle's annual car show on August 16, so you better hurry. This is a car that has been featured in our sister magazine, Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, and has graced the convention hall floor at the 2013 SEMA show as well while putting down 589 hp at the tire with 480 lb-ft of torque with 10 psi of boost. Not too shabby for free, huh? Holler back if you win!
Champion "King of the Road" Contest Returns
Champion spark plugs, a Federal-Mogul brand, has announced that it is once again holding the "King of the Road" contest through its online community at www.alwaysachampion.com. The contest will pay out $500 cash prizes each week for 10 weeks and a $5,000 cash price to the hottest ride in North America, as judged by members of Champion's online community.
To enter, simply submit one or more digital photographs and pertinent background information concerning the vehicle in the photos through the www.alwaysachampion.com website. Each week members will vote on their favorite rides. Weekly winners will receive automatic entry into the $5,000 "King of the Road" grand prize round.
"King of the Road is one of several grassroots programs that have helped Champion engage millions of digitally connected performance enthusiasts," said Jessica Wynn, global digital marketing manager, Federal-Mogul Vehicle Components segment. "This innovative contest rewards consumers whose passion for performance runs every bit as deep as the professional racers we watch on television. Our strength at every level of the performance industry is part of what makes Champion such a great brand."
Social Media Updates
We've had to create a new Instagram account for Mustang Monthly recently, as the old account's security information was misplaced (don't you hate when you can't remember your password?). So, we went ahead and created a new one with the same username as our Facebook, simple huh? So, if you're following the old Mustang Monthly Instagram please "unfollow" that account and then find our new account at @mustangmonthlymag and follow us there, where we post daily Mustang musings for all to see, share, and comment on.
Jerry Green, Retired Ford Executive, dies at 76
We received the unfortunate news from Paul and Rhonda Svinicki of Paul's High Performance that our good friend, Jerry Green, died on May 2, 2014, after losing his battle with Parkinson's disease. Jerry had a long and vibrant history with Ford and we met him through Paul and Rhonda's racing exploits in the World Ford Challenge and NMRA events. Paul handled much of the tuning and modifications on Jerry's Mustangs and other Fords he raced. We often gave Jerry some good natured ribbing for his slow-and-steady nature until we saw him cut the Christmas tree down at the starting line at World Ford Challenge one year. He came back down the return road, timeslip in hand, with a big grin on his face that told us when he was behind the wheel, he was fast where it counted!
From late-model Mustangs, to Lighting trucks, and even a Marauder, Jerry loved to hit the race track, calling Milan, Michigan's track his home. Known as the "Mayor of Las Vegas" for his long run of SEMA show event handling (Jerry handled many shows for Ford, setting up display cars, scheduling parties, hiring food vendors, etc.), Jerry couldn't wait to hang up his dress suit and put on his race suit and get back behind the wheel of one of his Fords and go racing. Godspeed sir!
Nitto Tire has created a website www.HappyBirthdayMustang.com to enable fans of the Ford Mustang to share how it has influenced their lives. You can add video or photos to an animated collage for all to see.
Dynatech Headers, a leader in exhaust system and header manufacturing, has launched a new website at www.dynatechheaders.com. The new site features a secure checkout system, with the option of using PayPal, and is fully searchable.
Gearwrench, the company famous for its gear-action ratcheting tools, now has an outlet for fans of their tools to purchase Gearwrench gear such as apparel and novelty items. Gearwrench offers branded merchandise for both men and women, including T-shirts, hats, work shirts, coffee mugs, backpacks, and more.
The folks at QA1 have just finished an all-new R&D facility upgrade and are planning their third annual open house and cruise. Hit www.qa1.net for more details and registration info.
If you think Summit Racing is just a catalog full of go-fast parts, you're only partially correct. Summit Racing has offered stock replacement service parts for years and is now offering a full line of '65-'73 Mustang restoration products including sheetmetal, suspension, Scott Drake parts, and more. Check out www.summitracing.com and plug in your Mustang's model year to learn more.
Hear DynoMax Exhaust's Mobile Sound Lab
All of us realize the exhaust note of our Mustangs can be quite subjective. One person's rumble is another person's headache. That's why DynoMax Performance Exhaust has come to the rescue of performance enthusiasts everywhere with the launch of their new Mobile Sound Lab app for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, etc.). The app is designed to help users shopping for the right performance muffler for their ride to experience each product's unique sound type.
You can download the app through iTunes on your device and compare the exhaust tone of each of the DynoMax muffler offerings, which include the new drone-free DynoMax VT, as well as DynoMax classics like the Ultra Flo Welded, Ultra Flow SS, Super Turbo, Race Bullet and more. The classic Thrush brand is included in the app as well with its Thrush Mad Hot, Hush Thrush, Turbo, and Welded mufflers and of course its famous Thrush Glasspack mufflers.
"Performance enthusiasts ultimately want to know how the muffler is going to sound, and the DynoMax Mobile Sound lab provides a true muffler sound experience that's easily accessible on any iPad," said Chris Gauss, sales and marketing manager, performance brands, Tenneco. "Consumers love this app! It makes the decision-making process that much easier."