While we certainly understand Ford’s desire to push their American into an international superstar, we’re not quite sure what to think about this one. Britain’s Autocar is reporting Ford’s bold strategy involves stretching the sixth generation ponycar onto a Lincoln frame and adding a couple more doors – maybe even a back hatch (say it ain’t so). Who would have thought you’d be throwing groceries into the back of a station wagon with a pony emblem on the front…
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The 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.
The 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.
Ford 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.
Buried 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.