March 3, 2013

Steeda Certified Boss 302

At the 2012 SEMA Show, Steeda Autosports debuted its new Steeda Certified Boss 302 Laguna Seca in the Nitto Tire display. The Boss becomes part of Steeda's line-up of Certified vehicles, which also includes the Mustang V-6, GT, and Shelby GT 500. Each car is serialized.

For its Certified Boss 302, Steeda starts with the already-impressive Laguna Seca model and improves on its great handling and performance with track-tested Steeda equipment, including a watts linkage kit, coil-over adjustable suspension, Tokico D-spec dampers, bump steer kit, Competition front and adjustable rear sway bar, Tri-Ax shifter, cold-air intake kit with custom calibration, axle-back exhaust, 13-inch slotted rear brake rotors, and HRE 20-inch wheels with Nitto tires.

For more information, visit www.steeda.com or call 954/629-1233 for information about Steeda Certified dealers in your area.

Titus Art

Automotive artist Jim Gerdom pays tribute to Shelby driver and '67 Trans-Am champion Jerry Titus with this new print of the Terlingua Racing Team '67 Mustang. Measuring 9x18, the print is limited to 500 signed and numbered editions. Price is $30, plus $5 shipping, from: Design Factory, P.O. Box 14037, Lenexa, KS 66285; 888/269-9933. You can view and order the Titus print and all other Gerdom prints, including many Mustangs, at www.designfactory.com

News Fix

Lauren Fix was honored with the 2012 “Woman of the Year” award from SEMA's Businesswomen's Network at last November's SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Known today at “The Car Coach” as she specializes in educating women about cars, Lauren has connections to the Mustang parts industry; her husband is Paul Fix, owner of Classic Tube, and her brother is Michael Jonas, president of Stainless Steel Brakes.

The inaugural Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance, scheduled for May 5 in Pinehurst, North Carolina, will honor Lee Holman with the first-ever Pinehurst Concours Lifetime Achievement Award and feature a special display of cars from the Holman & Moody collection.

Our friends at Mustang Project took home the 2012 SEMA Media Award for their innovative LED Bullet Mirror Kit.

Roush Performance's Phase 1 superchargers for '11-'13 Mustang GTs are now 50-state legal.

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) has renewed its agreement with the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School based at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, which names the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School the Official Driving School of NASA.

The Mustang Club of America has announced its elected officers for 2013-2014: Steve Prewitt (president), Ed Hockaday (vice-president), Jim Keenan (secretary), and Chris Hall (treasurer).

Mark Hovander is currently restoring the first '65 Shelby G.T. 350, 5S003. He plans to have the car completed in early 2014 for debut at the Amelia Island Concours before touring the U.S. as part of the Mustang's 50th anniversary.

Our friends at Gateway Classic Mustang participated in the first episode of “Are You Faster Than a Redneck?” with their yellow '67 Mustang hardtop. The show debuts on SPEED on February 22, right after a NASCAR truck race.

Flaming River is now offering powder coating services for their steering products.

In the January issue, we failed to credit Bob Fria for the “Mustang: 50 Years Ago” piece in Pony Tales about the 1962 styling mockup with a Cougar grille emblem. Bob is the author of Mustang Genesis, an excellent book about the creation of the Mustang.

Also in the January issue's “NewsDesk,” we reported that a '67 Shelby G.T. 500 Super Snake had sold for $330,000 at the Las Vegas Barrett-Jackson auction. We've learned that it was an Eleanor-like Shelby continuation and not the original Super Snake, which was powered by a 427 and driven by Carroll Shelby for a Goodyear tire test.