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  • Original Bullitt Mustang To Make International Debut At Goodwood

    07/02/2018 1:09:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    https://www.motor1.com ^ | 7/1/18 | DOMINIK WILDE
    The iconic car emerged earlier this year after years out of the spotlight. The Ford Mustang GT 390 driven by Steve McQueen in cult classic Bullitt is set to make its first ever appearance outside of the United States at this month's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car is one of the most famous and iconic cars from the silver screen. Two were used in the production – a stunt car (serial number ‘558), and another (serial number ‘559) which was driven by McQueen himself. The stunt car was uncovered in Mexico last year, but the hero car has been...
  • Ford is basically giving up on US car business, and GM is not far behind

    04/26/2018 2:35:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 129 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/26/2018 | Robert Ferris
    Ford's plan to reduce its passenger car lineup to just two models, and GM's difficulty selling passenger cars in the U.S. show how much tastes are drifting toward trucks, SUVs and crossovers. Ford will only update the Focus Active crossover and Mustang for the U.S. market, while GM called out a challenging passenger car environment. ====================================================================================================== So is it really the end of the American car on its home turf? From the way Detroit's major executives are talking, it would seem so. Ford said Wednesday it will only offer two new cars in North America over the coming years —...
  • Imagine A Chevy Camaro EV SUV To Take On Ford's Mustang Crossover

    04/19/2018 8:00:53 AM PDT · by BBell · 52 replies
    https://www.motor1.com/ ^ | 4/18/18 | ANTHONY ALANIZ
    Earlier this month, a Chevy dealer went online and discussed seeing a glimpse of the mid-engined Corvette. While that is exciting – and not a surprise – he also noted a performance-electric vehicle that is in development, adding it looked very much like a crossover. In March, Ford asked us to imagine a four-door Mustang SUV – and we did. It also got us thinking. If Ford’s thinking of putting the name on an electric SUV, is Chevy following suit? So, what we have here is what such a performance -electric Chevy crossover could look like if the automaker decides...
  • Wild horses facing slaughter after US government proposes new regulations

    01/23/2018 7:37:02 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 81 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 23 2018 | Gloria Riviera SHANNON CRAWFORD JAKE LEFFERMAN Lauren Effron
    A wild mustang charging across an open plain is a symbol of the untamed majesty of nature. But the predators chasing these horses are anything but natural. Controversy has broken out over the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) practice of using helicopters to herd horses off public lands and sometimes permanently put them into holding facilities in an effort to control their population. "Sometimes these horses get stampeded for miles and miles," said Simone Netherlands, an animal rights activist and a spokesperson for the American Wild Horse Campaign. Now the government is considering culling these animals for the first...
  • Just Listed: Extremely Rare 1980 Ford McLaren Mustang M-81

    02/08/2017 7:32:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/7 | Conner Golden
    Let's get this out of the way, right up front this period correct, widebody, musclebound Mustang takes just a tick under ten seconds to reach 60 mph. Don't worry, we have the feeling once you read up on this uber-rare Mustang, you'll still want it as badly as we do. If you've got some cash lying about, you can even buy it for yourself, courtesy of our friends at Bring a Trailer. On behest of Ford, McLaren Engines from Michigan developed the swollen 1980 Ford McLaren Mustang M-81 with full-blown production plans set for a 249 unit run. In some...
  • Ohio Ford Dealer, Selling 727HP Roush Mustangs for $39,995, Tells Hellcat to Step Outside

    05/09/2016 7:42:00 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 71 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | May 9, 2016 | Chris Tonn
    Is the 707 horsepower Dodge Hellcat too weak for you? Do you miss the 662 hp Shelby GT500? Do you love the sensual whine of a supercharger pulley? Well, a Ford dealer in Ohio has the car for you. Lebanon Ford of suburban Cincinnati is a Roush Performance dealer, and has decided to offer the base 2016 Mustang GT with a Roush Stage 2 supercharger for under $40,000. This undercuts the Challenger Hellcat by nearly $25k, meaning you could pick up a new Fiesta ST with the difference, or perhaps a few sets of tires. You’ll need them.
  • WWII fighter plane suffers 'substantial' damage after making belly landing at Texas airport

    02/04/2016 7:51:05 AM PST · by DFG · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 02/03/2016 | Chris Pleasance
    A Second World War fighter plane due to take part in a Tuskegee Airmen tribute flight has been badly damaged after crashing in Texas. The P-51 Mustang, used by the U.S. Air Force to escort bombers on sorties over Europe, made a belly landing - without landing gear - at Dallas Executive Airport this morning. While pilot Bill Shepard is believed to have escaped the crash unharmed, the plane sustained 'substantial' damage - including the loss of its propeller.
  • Tuskegee P-51 Belly Lands At Dallas Executive -Pilot OK

    02/03/2016 10:11:18 AM PST · by UNGN · 38 replies
    NBC 5 DFW ^ | Feb 3 2016 | Frank Heinz
    The pilot of a World War II-era P-51C Mustang is OK after making an emergency belly landing at Dallas Executive Airport Wednesday morning. Dallas-Fire Rescue confirms the plane landed at about 10:30 a.m. with its gears retracted. The fighter plane's prop detached as it left the runway and came to rest in a grassy area off a taxiway. The plane is a single-seat aircraft with room only for a pilot. No injuries were reported, though the vintage aircraft suffered extensive damage, officials said. Lynn Lunsford, with the Federal Aviation Administration, said the aircraft belongs to a local flying museum. FAA...
  • 2016 Ford Shelby GT350/GT350R Mustang: First Drive

    09/03/2015 6:49:13 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    Yahoo Autos ^ | September 3, 2015 | Alex Lloyd
    (snip) Ford claims the GT350R is faster than the Z/28 at every racetrack it has tested; it even brought an independent professional driver to Grattan raceway to compare the Ford, the Chevy, and the Porsche 911 GT3. According to Ford, the GT350R was one whole second faster than the Z/28, while matching the time of the 911 GT3 (Ford also claims the GT350R boasts twice the downforce of a GT3). If you told me this a few months back I’d have scoffed: “No way,” I’d say,
  • The Last Piston-Engine Dogfights (Corsairs against Mustangs)

    08/25/2015 6:23:53 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    AIR & SPACE MAGAZINE ^ | SEPTEMBER 2015 | Preston Lerner
    The last dogfights between piston-engine, propeller-driven airplanes weren’t fought in the skies over Germany in the 1940s or even Korea in the 1950s. They occurred in Central America in 1969, and all of the combatants were flying U.S.-built Corsairs and Mustangs. The dogfights were among the final acts in a brief but bloody four-day conflict between Honduras and El Salvador, commonly (but misleadingly) known as the Football War. Although a pair of soccer games between the two nations sparked the initial riots, the war was the culmination of longstanding tension over immigration and land reform. Honduras boasted the more impressive...
  • Mustang leaves Obama drooling ("I love the beast that they put me in”)

    01/07/2015 5:54:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/07/15 | Justin Sink
    Vice President Biden might not be the only “car junkie” in the West Wing. A trip to a Ford factory outside of Detroit on Wednesday left President Obama drooling over the latest model of the auto manufacturer’s iconic Mustang sports car. While touring the factory, Obama inspected versions of the company’s F-150 pick-up truck and the Focus, a compact sedan that has seen sales spike in recent years. But it was a cherry red Mustang that drew the most attention from Obama, who declared that he needed to get into the car. “This is an American car, right here, this...
  • After 28 years, a woman and prized Mustang reunite

    12/25/2014 7:14:25 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 54 replies
    montereyherald ^ | 12/22/14 | Ana Ceballos
    Salinas >> Before Monday, the last time Lynda Alsip saw her forest-green 1967 Ford Mustang was 28 years ago. It was her first car. They even shared the same birthday, said Alsip, who was born in 1967. She bought the car for $800 at the age of 17, with a little help from her dad who has since passed away. But about a year after she bought the car, it was stolen from outside her apartment complex in Salinas. Before she had the chance to install her personalized license plates — “LYNDA 67” — it was gone. “I never thought...
  • Oklahoma school district caves to atheist group, cancels Bible elective

    11/27/2014 5:55:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    An Oklahoma school district is reportedly walking back plans to begin offering students an elective course on the Bible after facing pressure from a major atheist group. The class, called “The Book: The Bible’s History, Narrative and Impact,” was developed, in part, by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green, and it was set to launch in Mustang Public Schools, Raw Story reported. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) said on its website Tuesday that the district canceled the class after Hobby Lobby allegedly did not provide the district with the final curriculum for approval and did not “commit to providing legal...
  • First a Trucker Threw a Beer Bottle at His Mustang - Just the Start of This Guy’s VERY Bad Day

    07/29/2014 8:05:29 PM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-29-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsThis young man's really bad day began when a truck threw a beer bottle at the passenger door of his adored Mustang. And it only got worse from there. Shortly thereafter he got pulled over for speeding, and told the officer about the beer bottle. But during his long wait while the officer checked the truck, and then his license, insult was added to injury, as a truck smashed into the back of his pulled over Mustang. In the photo above you can see him look towards the heavens, asking “Why?” But it got even worse...the driver was uninsured! WATCH:...
  • Quad-engine Mustang Mach IV leads Mustang exhibit at Petersen Museum

    05/30/2014 4:57:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    Hemmings Daily ^ | 5-30-14 | Kurt Ernst
    When it comes to horsepower, is there ever such a thing as too much? When Gary Weckesser was building an exhibition funny car in 1969, he likely asked himself that same question, arriving at an answer of “no.” Not content to power his tube-frame, fiberglass-bodied Mustang with a single 351-cu.in. Windsor V-8, Weckesser opted to stuff four of them in front of the windshield, creating the appropriately named, four-wheel drive Mustang Mach IV. In honor of the Mustang’s 50th anniversary, this car highlights a new Petersen Museum exhibit entitled Mustangs Forever: 50 Years of a Legend. In fairness, Weckesser wasn’t...
  • 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang spotted

    03/24/2014 1:50:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2015
    But who gets to blow out the candles? What’s believed to be a lightly-camouflaged 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang has been spotted out on a test drive just a few weeks before its expected debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The GT-spec ‘Stang features several retro styling cues to mark the occasion, including a unique grille with a horizontal chrome bar and corral around the Mustang logo, what appear to be rear quarter window louvers hidden under a black panel, and forked-spoke wheels reminiscent of the ones seen on
  • Meet The World's First Mustang Owner: Video

    02/19/2014 6:36:06 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 31 replies
    Motor Authority ^ | 2/18/14 | Nelson Ireson
    It's 1964, and the Ford Mustang is coming, but it hasn't arrived in any owners' hands yet. People all over the country are excited about Ford's affordable new sporty car. Then Gail Wise rolls down the street in a powder blue convertible and everyone loses it. This is the first Ford Mustang ever sold to a customer, and it's still in the hands of the woman who bought it out from under a tarp in the back room of Johnson Ford. The dealer sold the car before it was officially on sale. Over the years the car has seen a...
  • Leaked: This is (Almost Definitely) the 2015 Mustang!

    10/29/2013 9:32:36 AM PDT · by central_va · 89 replies
    car and driver ^ | 8/27/13 | jens meiners
    In a nation obsessed with the right now, few things have held up over the past 50 years as well as the Ford ­Mustang. The first pony car debuted at the 1964 New York World’s Fair and instantly became a tent pole of Americana. Before the model officially turns 50 on April 17, 2014, Ford will celebrate its lasting ­contribution to the postwar-boom culture with a brand-new, much anticipated Mustang. But the times, they are a changin’ (yep, a song also released in 1964). Ford’s American icon continues to gain offshore admirers. The Blue Oval plans to sell the next...
  • Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration - April 17, 2014

    09/17/2013 4:13:50 AM PDT · by citizen · 55 replies
    Mustang Celebration website ^ | April 17, 2014 | Ford Motor Company
    The Mustang 50th Birthday Celebrations will be held in two of the most prestigious racetracks in our great country; the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Both of these great racetracks have extensive ties to the Mustang Nation and are in locations that will allow a magnitude of Mustang enthusiasts from all over the world to be able to come and enjoy the Mustang 50th festivities. Plus, they both have all of the amenities necessary for an event of the Mustang 50th’s stature. Remember, no matter how you look at it, this is the Mustang 50th and...
  • The Face of the 2015 Mustang

    08/20/2013 9:25:46 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 49 replies
    Mustang6G.com ^ | August 20, 2013 | JarStang
    2015 Mustang uncovered pics...front end.