Archive for July, 2009

If the global financial crisis is affecting the vintage car market it’s not showing over at Classic Recreations. Where some outfits are downsizing and trying to save every last cent Jason and his guys are doing the opposite annoucing this week they will be producing a limited edition 535hp Eleanor, powered by a 410ci Keith […]

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The 705hp Naja 427 Eleanor Mustang

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

I stumbled upon this beast earlier in the week. I know it’s heavily modified but hell it’s worth a post purely for the amount of work these guys have put into it. At a quick glance the car runs a bored and stroked 427 Carroll Shelby engine, a Tremec TKO 600 and air suspension.
Named Naja, […]

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In today’s auto market, customers are getting more and more focused on getting a reliable vehicle. It would seem that the days of getting a new car every three to five years are gone (at least for the majority of the population), so quality studies and surveys about different vehicles are proving to be crucial in buyers’ decisions. And that’s good news for Ford because a recent study by J.D. Power and Associates marks the current lineup of Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles as one of the best ever.
The 2009 Ford Flex Was A Segment Leader In The Survey  read more »

For many years, General Motors has been the number one auto manufacturer in the United States with a market share of about 20%. And for the past decade, Ford’s market share was shrinking, even though their F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in America for the past few years running. This was not a reflection on the quality of vehicles from either company, but rather a result of scale. General Motors had a massive brand lineup and a larger dealer and advertising network than Ford, allowing them to move more cars off the lots. With the GM bankruptcy and Ford’s recent strong sales, though, that all looks to be changing.
The Best-Selling Vehicle In America  read more »

It’s a little known fact that Kylie Minogue’s father Ron is an avid Mustang enthusiast. But the man with the famous daughters is actually a life member of the Victoria Mustang Owners Club So you would assume he knows his Mustangs. But unfortunetly Ron appears to have been taken for $180,000 Australian Dollars on a […]

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Ford’s Social Media Experiment

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other such websites are seen as the future of online social interaction. After all, why engage in a prolonged, deep conversation when you can just hop on Twitter, type out a 140 character message. (That previous sentence was 123 characters). Okay, I’m showing my bias now, but anyway, the online social media phenomenon has not gone unnoticed by Ford, and they’ve launched the Fiesta Movement, a way to promote their new Fiesta model through these media. And it’s working pretty well; over the course of the past three months, they’ve racked up 1.8 million views on YouTube, over 270,000 photo views on Flickr (one of those was me, finding the pictures below), and 1.8 million Twitter impressions.
One of the “Fiesta Movement Agents” from Seattle  read more »

Ford Increases Market Share Yet Again

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Sales figures for the month of June have been released and, unsurprisingly, the Ford Motor Company has yet again increased their market share. Between the Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury brands, the company sold a total of 148,153 vehicles in June, representing a drop of 11% versus the sales numbers from June 2008. This decrease is currently the lowest reported drop of all major automakers. You know the economy is in rough shape when having the smallest sales drop makes you the best, but that’s just the way it is.  read more »

2010 Roush Mustang Made In America

Monday, July 6th, 2009

In celebration of the Fourth of July, Roush Performance released some figures about just where the parts for their 2010 Roush Mustang come from. The Mustang isn’t entirely American made, but it does clock in at 86%, which, if you consider the growing trend towards globalization in the past few decades, is an incredibly high number. And, that 86% includes all of the stock Ford Mustang parts and the modifications made by Roush.
2010 Roush Mustang 427R  read more »

V10-Powered Mustang Project

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

A Mustang with a Viper’s 8.4-liter V10
Scott Vanderschoor is like a lot of people. He likes to spend his free time working on his Mustang and adding modifications. Unlike a lot of people, however, he takes this to a whole new level: dropping a twin-turbo 8.4-liter V10 engine from a Dodge Viper into a Mustang. As you can imagine, that is a tough task, as the Ford Mustang really wasn’t designed to have a 8.4-liter behemoth under the hood. One of the biggest projects for Vanderschoor was to move the entire firewall back a half foot in order to even get the engine into the engine compartment. Click through to see a video of this V10 monster, called the Sniper, roaring to life for the first time (well, idling to life, he needs to tune it first).  read more »

It’s the first of July and that means that sales numbers are starting to be tallied for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and 2010 Ford Mustang for the month of June, and it doesn’t look good for the Blue Oval. Initial reports indicate that Chevy sold 9,320 Camaros this past month, while Ford only managed to move 7,632 Mustangs off the lot. The other big Detroit muscle car, the 2009 Dodge Challenger, finished in a distant third with only 1,369 units sold.
2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS  read more »

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