Event: Brothers Performance Car Show

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Day in the Sun

The Brothers Performance annual fall show brings out a pack of Pony cars

By Steve Turner

While the car guys up north are putting their cars away for the winter, the weather is just starting to reach its most appealing in the Sunshine State. Mid-October is when the heat goes down a notch, and the daily rains take a siesta. In other words, it’s the perfect time for a car show, and that’s just what Brothers Performance in Deland, Florida, had in mind for its bi-annual car show.

Clean Cobra, right? Not exactly, engineering student Majeed Alali spent plenty of his non-studying free time executing a complete Cobra drivetrain conversion on this formerly Laser Red 2000 V-6. Now under its carbon fiber hood is a stock Terminator engine with ported heads, cams, and a Kenne Bell Mammoth. Once his car is tuned, Majeed hopes it will put down over 700 to the tire.
Clean Cobra, right? Not exactly. Engineering student Majeed Alali spent plenty of his non-studying free time executing a complete Cobra drivetrain conversion on this formerly Laser Red 2000 V-6. Now under its carbon fiber hood is a stock Terminator engine with ported heads, cams, and a Kenne Bell Mammoth. Once his car is tuned, Majeed hopes it will put down over 700 to the tire.

Located conveniently off of Interstate 4 north of Orlando, Florida, the Brothers showroom is a candy land for fans of modern muscle cars. In addition to show-only specials, the event offered affordable food, music from a DJ, and a couple of entertaining contests—a dyno shootout and an exhaust sound-off.

The dyno competition was free to enter, and was essentially a run-what-you-brung affair for those that preregistered. The prohibited items for dyno competitors were slicks and nitrous. Charlie Schmidt took home a $250 Brothers gift certificate thanks to his 2014 GT500’s 666.31 hp and 676.49 lb-ft pull. The runner-up, John Otlura, scored a $100 certificate with his 2010 GT500’s
635.21 hp and  626.90 lb-ft pull.

Those that didn’t have big power, but had an impressive exhaust tone could sign up the day of the show to participate in the Exhaust Sound Off Competition. Free to enter, this competition rewarded the top competitor, John Alvarez, with a $100 Brothers gift certificate. His 2002 Mustang GT with Four-Valve swap barked out
121.9 decibels, while the runner-up, Joshua Wells, scored a $50 certificate. His 2003 Mach 1 generated 121.8 decibels.

Remember SCT Performance’s 2015 Mustang GT? You know the one that made the first drag pass at Bowling Green. The one we used to test tested the JLT CAI. Well, SCT’s Matt Alderman is driving it across the country to The SEMA Show and making stops on the way to give away tuners and let people sign the car. It picked up quite a few names at the Brothers show.
Remember SCT Performance’s 2015 Mustang GT? You know the one that made the first drag pass at Bowling Green. The one we used to test tested the JLT CAI. Well, SCT’s Matt Alderman is driving it across the country to The SEMA Show and making stops on the way to give away tuners and let people sign the car. It picked up quite a few names at the Brothers show.

Of course, there was a traditional car show, which brought out a wide variety of performance cars from the Central Florida area. Once again Mustangs dominated the show, though there were a few other brands present. From Foxes to the S550s, we saw a little of everything on Saturday. Interestingly, there were several cars for sale, but it was the Foxes with higher asking prices than their younger brethren.

In all, it was a great day for a drive to a car show. We enjoyed hanging out with fellow enthusiasts and we even got to sign SCT Performance’s 2015 before it made is cross-country journey to The SEMA Show. If you couldn’t make it out, we were there for you, so enjoy.

We saw an S550 not owned by an aftermarket company at the show, so they are finally getting out to dealers. This Magnetic Performance Pack GT looked sharp in the Florida sun.
We saw an S550 not owned by an aftermarket company at the show, so they are finally getting out to dealers. This Magnetic Performance Pack GT looked sharp in the Florida sun.
Could this be a trend? We saw two, yes two S197s with these freaky predator-eye headlight covers.
Could this be a trend? We saw two, yes two S197s with these freaky predator-eye headlight covers.
A 2013 Boss 302 is a mean machine in stock form, but who couldn’t use a little more power. This one shouldn’t lack for power as it is nicely upgraded with a VMP TVS supercharger fed by a JLT CAI. The install is so clean it looks factory.
A 2013 Boss 302 is a mean machine in stock form, but who couldn’t use a little more power. This one shouldn’t lack for power as it is nicely upgraded with a VMP TVS supercharger fed by a JLT CAI. The install is so clean it looks factory.
Looking as if it had driven right of the race track was another TVS-boosted Mustang at the show—Rebecca Starkey’s low-9-second 2011 Mustang GT. As the wife of VMP Tuning’s Justin Starkey, it’s no surprise her car is sporting the latest VMP Gen2 TVS. Casting that shadow next to her car is Justin’s TVS-blown Boss. The Starkeys left the show and headed to Georgia to pick up the next VMP project car—a 2015 Mustang GT.
Looking as if it had driven right of the race track was another TVS-boosted Mustang at the show—Rebecca Starkey’s low-9-second 2011 Mustang GT. As the wife of VMP Tuning’s Justin Starkey, it’s no surprise her car is sporting the latest VMP Gen2 TVS. Casting that shadow next to her car is Justin’s TVS-blown Boss. The Starkeys left the show and headed to Georgia to pick up the next VMP project car—a 2015 Mustang GT.
Another TVS-supercharged ride was this clean Terminator. It featured a pair of wrinkled-finish coolant tanks, a paint-matched JLT cold air intake, and a custom radiator cover adorned with the car’s birth date and production number.
Another TVS-supercharged ride was this clean Terminator. It featured a pair of wrinkled-finish coolant tanks, a paint-matched JLT cold air intake, and a custom radiator cover adorned with the car’s birth date and production number.
It was definitely a buyer’s market at the show. We saw everything from a ’93 Mustang LX coupe listed for $11,000 to this 2001 Mustang GT listed for only $8,000. The New Edge puts down 476 rear-wheel horsepower. It sports a Vortech V-2 supercharger, an Anderson Ford Motorsport Power Pipe, Flowmaster mufflers, Steeda control arms and much more.
It was definitely a buyer’s market at the show. We saw everything from a ’93 Mustang LX coupe listed for $11,000 to this 2001 Mustang GT listed for only $8,000. The New Edge puts down 476 rear-wheel horsepower. It sports a Vortech V-2 supercharger, an Anderson Ford Motorsport Power Pipe, Flowmaster mufflers, Steeda control arms and much more.
Looking ready to run was this Coyote rolling on Race Stars. It is boosted by one of ProCharger’s digitally adjustable i-1 supercharger systems.
Looking ready to run was this Coyote rolling on Race Stars. It is boosted by one of ProCharger’s digitally adjustable i-1 supercharger systems.
With the visual cues of a Cobra, this New Edge GT was nicely equipped with bolt-ons, like a JLT cold-air intake and a BBK intake elbow.
With the visual cues of a Cobra, this New Edge GT was nicely equipped with bolt-ons, like a JLT cold-air intake and a BBK intake elbow.

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