April 9, 2013

Source Interlink Media Presents Check to Shelby
On October 31, during the SEMA show in Las Vegas, Source Interlink Media President Chris Argentieri presented a $10,000 check to Jenni Shreeves of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. SIM, the parent company for MM&FF, unveiled a special tribute magazine and limited-edition hard-bound book this past summer, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the foundation, which was established by Carroll Shelby to help children with life-threatening illnesses and to promote continued education.

Rob Deneweth Passes
It is with a heavy heart that Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine reports the death of Rob Deneweth, Ford Racing Powertrain Supervisor.

“All of us at Ford Racing are deeply saddened by the passing of our colleague and friend Rob Deneweth,” said Jamie Allison, director of Ford Racing. “Those of us at Ford involved in the racing program are very much like a small family, and when you lose a member of your family, you grieve and feel a real loss. Rob was a terrific engineer, who did such great work, including his effort with the most recent Twin-Turbo Cobra Jet project. All of us at Ford Racing send our deepest condolences to Rob’s wife, Julie, and their three children. We have lost a true friend.”

Rob was with Ford Racing for five years, and with Ford Motor company for over 20. Among his many duties, Rob worked on worked on the Boss 302 S and R racecars and oversaw all modular and pushrod engine development for Ford Racing. Rob also worked on all the current Cobra Jet powertrains, including the latest twin-turbo model, which debuted at the SEMA show just weeks before his passing.

25th Anniversary Celebration Stang
To celebrate 25 years on the newsstand (and now on the Internet), MM&FF is planning a custom, one-off ’88 Mustang that will be unveiled at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The Mustang will incorporate the best from the vast Mustang aftermarket, along with custom fabrication and a trick paint job. We are planning something wild, designed to have serious WOW factor. Stay tuned to MM&FF for the launch of this special Mustang in an upcoming issue.

MMR Coyote-Powered Shelby Goes 7.0
While running at the recent NMCA West finals at AAA Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California, on October 27, Mark Luton ran 7.021 at 202.55 mph in his 2010 GT500 with a Coyote engine. The Coyote engine was built by Luton’s company, Modular Mustang Racing (MMR), and features a stock block, ported Boss heads, MMR turbo Stage 3 R cams, an MMR sheetmetal intake, and twin 80mm Garrett GT4508 turbos running at 36 psi of boost. “That was our third run with the new engine and we let it rip. The Coyote is so smooth, it didn’t feel as fast as it was. The engine is smoother than the long-stroke 5.4 and I’m looking to going 6.80s,” stated Luton.