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Event: Mustang 50th Celebration, Charlotte

The Big Five Oh

Ford’s Mustang celebrates its milestone birthday in style at Charlotte Motor Speedway

By Steve Turner

Fifty is a significant milestone. When people approach what most perceive as mid-point in life, some want to pretend that it didn’t happen. However, most want to throw the party to end all parties. After all, if you’ve made it that far, it is definitely cause for celebration.

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Event: Mustangs & Mustangs Show

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram @editorturner (shameless social media plug) you already got a look at Jon Larsen’s gorgeous 2013 Shelby GT500. The Trinity 5.8-equipped monster just might be the baddest Mustang built by Ford thus far, and Jon’s is a gorgeous example.

Taking Flight

Mustangs and airplanes land in Central Florida at the Imperial Polk County Mustang Club show

By Steve Turner

For the last 17 years, the Imperial Mustangs of Polk County has kicked off the Mustang’s birthday month with its annual show. For as long as we can remember, the show has taken place at Fantasy of Flight, a unique aircraft museum and attraction that highlights the passion and collection of airplane enthusiast Kermit Weeks. This show is one of the few opportunities for Mustang automobile enthusiasts to have photos of their cars taken with the car’s namesake airplane, which is guaranteed to register show participants.

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First Impression: Ecoboost 2015 Mustang

Ecoboost Blast

Riding shotgun in a 2015 Ecoboost Mustang

By Steve Turner

Yesterday was big. After being dazzled by enough high-performance exploits to satiate even the most turbocharged gearhead, your editor’s day came to a close with the chance to ride in his first 2015 Mustang. Obviously many have sought the opportunity to experience the forthcoming S550 Mustang in action. While I would certainly be happier driving it, the chance to ride in the highly anticipated turbo variant was enough to rev my engine.

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Event: NMRA GT500 vs. Terminator Shootout

Hissing Cousins

The VMP Superchargers GT500 vs. Terminator Shootout took a starring roll at the epic NMRA MIR event

By Steve Turner

Photos by Steve Turner and Stacy Reynolds

After its debut, the Shelby GT500 didn’t just take jabs from Brand X owners. Some Ford owners had a bone to pick as well. Terminator fans immediately lined up to take shots. There is no doubt that the ’03-’04 Cobra paved the way for the performance Mustangs that followed. It certainly must have been difficult for owners of these rides to see the world celebrate the Shelby GT500 and its bigger, blown 5.4. An instant family rivalry was born.

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