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7th Annual Steeda Stampede

Last year's 6th annual Steeda Stampede car showThe 7th Annual Steeda Stampede will be held tomorrow, October 14th at the Steeda Campus in Pompano Beach, Florida. From 9:00 AM through 1:30 PM on Saturday enthusiasts will have the opportunity to tour the Steeda Campus and check out the sensational flagship of the Steeda Q line of performance Mustangs - the Steeda Q 525, with over 580 horsepower.

In addition there will the latest 2007 Steeda Q 400 Mustang, Steeda Red Thunder, 450 horsepower F-150, Crimson Ride Focus ZX3. New Edge Mustang enthusiasts, as well as anyone who appreciates fast cars, will want to check out the 500 horsepower 2001 Steeda Q 400, the Q that looks like a street car yet turns 11 second quarter mile times at over 120 miles per hour. The latest Steeda certified performance parts will be presented and exhibited. The local press as well as the Mustang enthusiast media will be covering the event.

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BUSTang – Best D.A.R.E. Car In The Nation

BUSTang - Dare MustangThe D.A.R.E, or or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, program gives kids the life skills they need to avoid involvement with drugs, gangs, and violence. It’s common practice for D.A.R.E. officers to become involved with kids as early as elementary school, showing them that drugs just aren’t cool. Geting a youngsters attention can be difficult at times, one of the reasons why having a cool D.A.R.E. car is important.

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New Mustangs Still Selling Strong

Mustang Concept EmblemFord recently released their September sales figures, showing a strong month as an increase in car sales helped to offset slumping truck sales. It’s been a steady trend as of late - many consumers are migrating away from their gas guzzling SUV’s and moving into more economical vehicles. Is the Mustang economical? Well, I suppose it depends on what you compare it to.

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Bullitt To Return In 2008

2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt ConceptBuried in the middle of Ford’s “Way Foward” plan, about a leaner structure and new products, Ford president Mark Fields makes mention of a 2008 Mustang Bullitt. As part of Ford’s commitment to produce refreshed Mustangs every year, Fields was quoted as saying “We added additional Mustang derivatives to our near-term product plans – to ensure we have at least one new Mustang every year. One of those will be the return of the Bullitt, and it’s coming in 2008.”

While this news is new to many Mustang enthusiasts, it comes as little suprise for some. Back in August of 2005, Motor Trend speculated a return during coverage of the 2001 Bullitt… just in time for the 40th anniversary of the 1968 film starring Steve McQueen.

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Saleen’s 10th Annual Open House

S281 Saleen MustangFord tuner/supercar builder Saleen shut down a few Orange County streets and opened the doors to its headquarters for its 10th annual open house/car show.

Saleen (the company) let the Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club (SOEC) take over its manufacturing headquarters so that everyone could celebrate all things Saleen (the car). Though this car show was technically open to any and all cars, this event was pretty much dominated by all things Ford-powered and Saleen-tuned.

Though a few S7s and Saleen-tuned F150s were on hand, the car of the day was the Saleen Mustang. All generations of Saleen-tuned ‘Stangs were on hand, which is great for the Saleen Mustang fan, not-so-great for those looking for a bit of variety. Don’t get us wrong, we love Saleen Mustangs as much as the next certified gear-head. It just seems as if most of these cars are picked up by the type of guy that spends one too many hours watching the Barrett-Jackson auctions on TV and not-so-secretly hopes that his Saleen Mustang will be the next million-dollar car. Most of these Saleen Mustangs look as if they rarely come out of the garage, let alone see any sort of track time. Whatever happened to buying a race-ready car and taking it racing?

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