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.
Race Parts Wonderland
SVTP takes you inside the best show of the year.
If SEMA has become a car show then PRI is definitely a car-parts-show. The annual Performance Racing Industry Tradeshow is easily one of my favorite events on the calendar. There you will find everything from hard-core racing parts, to blowers, to exhaust, to safety equipment, to machine tools, to celebrities. If you love go-fast parts and turning wrenches then this is the place for you.
S550 Dominates Show
The newest Mustang is easily the most popular car among displayers at SEMA 2016
Photos by Eddie Maloney
We’ve long known that the aftermarket loves when a new Mustang platform is released. To them it represent an opportunity to make their mark on a car that is as much a part of American automotive history as any current production model. So to no one’s surprise it’s almost a guarantee that there will be hundreds of everyone’s favorite Pony car on display at the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas.
OEMRadio’s audio system rids the Track Pack cars of their anemic 4″ screens.
Jesse from OEMRadio (OEMRadiosolutions@gmail.com) is providing a solution for the rather weak factory four inch screen/”entertainment” system. Stock is woefully inadequate at best as much as many rationalize that they don’t listen to the radio anyway. IMHO, a great performing pony car doesn’t have to be a one dimensional experience. A 14hr jaunt to Georgia affirmed my own discontent after growing weary from squinting at my cell phone for navigation purposes. The 4″ system would be right at home in a Mustang GT, circa 1993, but not on 2016 GT350.
After his Shelby came to a fiery end, Joe Charles upgraded to a GT350R
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Joe Charles
When it comes to the general automotive media, the Mustang is often a necessary evil. It is lauded when it can be leveraged for attention and mocked for the very same reason. When something bad happens—like an unskilled driver wadding up his high-powered Mustang outside a car show—the stories and memes fly. So, when Joe Charles’ new Shelby GT350 caught fire on a road course, it was no surprise that his social media posts went viral.