Sometimes the path reveals itself.
You know, I love it when someone asks how much you have in your build and you can simply reply with “A lot.” That’s exactly the exchange that occurred in SVTP Member Weather Man’s (Brian) S-197 build thread. It all started with a deal that was too good to pass up. Brian happened upon an engine for the right price in the SVTP Market Section and just had to pick it up. His plans only extended as far as placing it on an engine stand to wait for some project off in the distant future. Well that’s just not how things turned out.
The Blue Oval Crew starts the season on top.
By Evan Smith
Editor’s Note: This article is being reposted due to the original being lost in a data transfer.
Ford Performance kicked off the 2017 race season with great success at the World Center of Speed, Daytona International Speedway this past weekend. The new Mustang and Ford GT supercar qualified on pole (Mustang in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and Ford GT in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
Stock sucks, but we can fix that.
Not many people know this, but my favorite Ford color is Oxford White (or as I like to call it “Work Truck White”). If I were going to buy a new Mustang, or Raptor, or Focus RS (ad nauseam) it would certainly be white. Judging by his 2016 Oxford White Mustang GT, it would appear that SVTPerformance.com Member WomenBeShoppin (Ryan) may have the same sentiment.
Whipple powered GT500 built to fly.
It’s been said that speed is the only truly modern sensation. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons we gearheads are so drawn to massive power numbers and triple-digit top-end runs? One thing is for certain, there has never been a better time to live for those who want to be on the cutting edge of top speed street car performance. With each of the big three producing massively powered blown cars in the last couple years, those want to hit a buck-fifty plus need only have a bit of a fearless streak a straight/open strip of asphalt. But what happens when bolt on levels of high-speed performance just aren’t cutting it anymore? It’s time to build.
Are you getting top dollar for your trade?
For many people purchasing a new car is the one of the largest single purchases they will ever make, second only to buying a house. With that much money on the line it’s only logical to be damn near obsessed with getting the best deal possible. With the expansion of information available through various online resources it has become fairly easy to determine what is a reasonable sale price of that shiny new vehicle. Where things tend to get a bit more complicated and mysterious to the average consumer is when it comes time to negotiate the trade-in value of their old car.