Racing Mustangs

This book is a photographic celebration of road racing Mustangs throughout the world. It focuses on production-based cars, rather than the heavily modified tube-frame silhouette machines that began appearing in the late 1970s.

Author: Steve Holmes

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781787117594

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Virtually from the moment of its launch in April, 1964, the Ford Mustang has been a favorite among road racers. From the Tour de France, to production sports car racing, the SCCA Trans-Am series, regional and national A/Sedan competitions, and international and domestic sedan championships in Great Britain, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, the Mustang has enjoyed a following like few other models. This book is a photographic celebration of road racing Mustangs throughout the world. It focuses on production-based cars, rather than the heavily modified tube-frame silhouette machines that began appearing in the late 1970s. Included are images of big-budget factory-supported cars competing in the Trans-Am series, right through to low-buck independents, and cars competing throughout the world. Using only period images, including countless photos that have never before been published, this is a true photographic history, depicting the global popularity of the Ford Mustang as a road racing car.

Mustang Race Cars

Making matters worse was the fact that the race's normal 30- minute time limit was just about halved by the wreck and its ... Though numbers were up for racing Mustangs that year, their chances were down due to a sanctioning body rules ...

Author: John Albert Craft

Publisher: MotorBooks International

ISBN: 0760311080

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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The unmistakable influence of the Mustang on the racing world is seen here in endurance and drag, Trans Am, and GT racing. This major volume draws on the history of factory and privately sponsored efforts to lavishly chronicle the history of factory-produced models that have been put to the test as racing machines. Vivid historical and contemporary images reveal Mustang's 35+ years of competitive racing history.

Mustang 5 0 and 4 6 1979 1998

One constant has been the dominance of Mustang GTs , especially the ones that have been massaged by Saleen Autosport . Steve Saleen has employed a number of drivers associated with Mustang racing history in his championship - winning ...

Author: Matthew L. Stone

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ISBN: 1610591089

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Ford Mustang

Jack Roush likes Mustangs, as evidenced by the collection he keeps at his Michigan museum with everything from a 1965 reminder of his first Mustang to some of Roush Racing's most significant race worldwide automotive industry.

Author: Donald Farr

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760352144

Category: Transportation

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Come along on Mustang's wild ride to automotive success. In the early 1960s, Lee Iacocca - then director of the Ford division at Ford Motor Company - convinced Henry Ford II to produce a sporty four-seat car aimed at the emerging youth market. That car, essentially a reconfigured and re-skinned Falcon economy car, became the Ford Mustang, and it changed the automotive world like no other car before or since. In Ford Mustang: America's Original Pony Car, acclaimed Mustang writer Donald Farr celebrates this unbroken lineage of muscle. He chronicles the car's phenomenal first-year sales, the new pony car category it pioneered, and subsequent models that include the Mustang GT, Shelby GT350, Shelby GT500, Super Cobra Jet, Boss 302, and Boss 429 - all part of a line of American performance cars that continues to this day. Created in cooperation with Ford Motor Company and featuring some 400 photos from its historic and media archives, Ford Mustang is a must on the bookshelf of any muscle car or Ford aficionado.

Ford Mustang 2015

Iacocca backed the idea, so they went out and convinced Shelby to “Cobra-ize” a limited run of ultra high-performance racing Mustangs to become “Corvette killers” on the racetrack. The hope was that Shelby's credibility with the ...

Author: John M. Clor

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760344422

Category: TRANSPORTATION

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A must-read for any Mustang fanatic or muscle-car fan - the comprehensive guide to Ford's all-new, sixth-generation pony car.

Racing Mustangs

Using only period images, including countless photos that have never before been published, this is a true photographic history, depicting the global popularity of the Ford Mustang as a road racing car.

Author: Steve Holmes

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 1787115119

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Virtually from the moment of its launch in April 1964, the Ford Mustang has been a favorite among road racers. From the Tour de France, to production sports car racing, the SCCA Trans-Am series, regional and national A/Sedan competitions, and international and domestic sedan championships in Great Britain, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, the Mustang has enjoyed a following like few other models. Racing Mustangs is a photographic celebration of road racing Mustangs throughout the world. It focuses on production-based cars, rather than the heavily modified tube-frame silhouette machines that began appearing in the late 1970s. Included are images of big-budget factory-supported cars competing in the Trans-Am series, right through to low-buck independents, and cars competing throughout the world. Using only period images, including countless photos that have never before been published, this is a true photographic history, depicting the global popularity of the Ford Mustang as a road racing car.

Mustang

The car was introduced on the fortieth anniversary of the original Cobra Jet Mustang. The 2008 Cobra Jet is part of a series of racing Mustangs called FR500 and is also called FR500CJ. It is a very powerful car with 400 horsepower and a ...

Author: Julia J. Quinlan

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781448876860

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Introduces the Mustang, discusses its evolution and racing history, and provides a brief overview of the Ford Motor Company.

Mustang

Racing, by the dealership, was encouraged as a way to build dealer name recognition, and from that, to develop a business in new car sales, parts sales, and even to servicing private-owner race cars. Keeping the dealership racing car in ...

Author: Randy Leffingwell

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ISBN: 9781610591003

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Mustang Collectibles

Reveli MONOGRAM vyhyn active in NASCAR Grand National stock car racing , the U.S. Auto Club ( USAC ) open - wheel circuit , the Indy 500 , and Formula One and World Sports Car racing . Mustangs were quickly in the thick of things !

Author: Bill Coulter

Publisher:

ISBN: 1610591119

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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Mustang memorabilia abounds in this all-color look at the collectible treasures used over the years to promote America's favorite pony car. Filled with promotional models, toys, banners and clocks, drinking glasses, posters, matchbooks and more! Nostalgic Mustang collector's items are featured in stunning color photos complemented by lively descriptions that tell the unique story behind each collectible piece. Contains a beneficial price and value guide for hard-core collectors.

Building High Performance Fox Mustangs on a Budget

You need a nice balance of stiff and flexible – even when you're going racing full time. GRIGGS GR-40 SUSPENSION UPGRADE Earlier, we showed you how to install a complete Maximum Motorsports suspension system on a 1979-93 Mustang.

Author: George Reid

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 9781884089657

Category: Transportation

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8 1/2 x 11. 350 b&w photosWhen Ford introduced the new 1979 Mustangs on what is known as the Fox platform, it sparked a new revolution in automotive modification and performance. Hailed as the "sports car for the masses," the Mustang GT soon became one of the most modified cars Ford has ever produced. The Mustang's low entry price, followed by the storm of available aftermarket parts, has made the Fox-bodied Mustang (1979-1995) the most desirable and modified car on the market in the last 20 years.How To Build Max Performance Fox Mustangs on a Budget is an essential book for anyone who wants to modify this affordable and popular sports car, covering everything from planning your project, engine modification and performance, transmission and driveline upgrades, to suspension performance modification and body modification.

The History of Mustangs

The Mustang made its racing debut in the 1964 Tour de France rally. Mustangs took first and second place in their class. The Mustang made its American debut in drag racing. In drag racing, cars race next to each other in a straight line ...

Author: Seth Kingston

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781538344569

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Introduce readers to the Ford Mustang, which was unveiled at the 1964 New York World's Fair. In its first two years of production, the four-seat sports car sold more than 1 million cars. The Mustang was a new class of car, the pony car. Other American automobile manufacturers copied Ford's design and specifications, but Ford has always been the company to do the pony car the best. Now in its sixth generation, the Mustang comes in a variety of packages, ranging from the standard V6 GT to the high-performance GT350R, for all types of car enthusiasts. Stunning photographs support this fascinating story.

Mustang Legends

Probably does , but what it means is some time before this , science had proved that races are won with speed down the straights ; next , that ... The racing Mustangs had slower steering and less steering lock than I'd expected .

Author: Michael Dregni

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ISBN: 1610604520

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Speed Read Mustang

PRODUCTION. RACING. HISTORICAL TIDBIT With his Showroom Stock victory at Sebring and resulting championship, Steve Saleen was able to place “SCCA Champion” stickers on his production Saleen Mustangs. TOP QUOTE “If I drive any slower, ...

Author: Donald Farr

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760364420

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Motorbooks' Speed Read series celebrates every aspect of the original pony car—the Ford Mustang—from the key people like Lee Iacocca and Carroll Shelby to the racing success to the cars themselves. Get a full look at every iconic Mustang model, from the first car to bear the name that became the fastest selling car of all time, to the astounding 526-horsepower supercar Mustang produces today. In sections divided by topic, you'll explore the design and launch of the first Mustang at the 1964 World's Fair; a history of every generation of Mustang; the various body styles, options, and accessories; a review of the performance models; a profile of Carroll Shelby and the Mustangs he designed; special editions, like the Sprint, ASC/McLaren, and police pursuit vehicles; and, of course, the Mustang's racing legacy. Each section ends with a glossary of related terms, and informational sidebars provide fun facts, historical tidbits, and mini-bios of key people in Mustang history. Sleek illustrations showcase Mustangs in their many forms. With Motorbooks’ Speed Read series, become an instant expert in a range of fast-moving subjects, from Formula 1 racing to the Tour de France. Accessible language, compartmentalized sections, fact-filled sidebars, glossaries of key terms, and event timelines deliver quick access to insider knowledge. Their brightly colored covers, modern design, pop art–inspired illustrations, and handy size make them perfect on-the-go reads.

Mustang Special Editions

here were several Mustang pace car replicas and publicly offered race car Mustangs created. These Mustangs promoted exterior decals or participated distinguished in races these special either as models. a pace In car the or early in the ...

Author: Jonathan Klein

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 9781613254066

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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When Ford rolled out the Mustang in April 1964 it was an instant hit. Even with its immense popularity it didn’t stop Ford Corporate, zone managers, and dealerships from taking it an extra step further. Just two short months later, the first special-edition Mustang debuted at the Indianapolis 500 tasked with pacing the race, and it’s been full throttle ever since. This book examines more than 300 special-edition Mustangs from 1964 through today. Coverage includes factory offerings such as the 2001 Bullitt and SVT Cobras, regional promotions including the Twister Special, third-party tuners such as Roush and Saleen, and factory race cars including the 1968-1/2 Cobra Jets and the 2000 Cobra-R. You may find Mustangs in this book that you had no idea even existed! Never has a volume this detailed and with this many model Mustangs been offered published. The authors have taken their decades of research and logged them into a single compilation. Each Mustang is accompanied by production numbers, key features, and photos of surviving cars whenever possible. This book is sure to be a valued resource in your Mustang memorabilia collection! p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

P 51 Mustang

Vintage Mustangs have been the dominant force in racing since they were let out into the civilian market in 1946. In the years immediately following World War II, the Mustang was the cross-country air racing ...

Author: Cory Graff

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9780760348598

Category: History

Page: 224

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From D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge, through reconnaissance missions and combat, fighting flying bombs and Me 262 Stormbird jets, P-51 Mustang pilots saw it all during World War II. P-51 Mustang celebrates the 75th anniversary of the most iconic American warbird written by Cory Graff, lead curator at the Flying Heritage Collection--one of the world's most important collections and sites for warbird restoration. The entire story of this plane is here, starting with the astonishing fact that the P-51 Mustang was built in less than 120 days. This first version was hardly a world-beater, and it took the addition of a Rolls-Royce-designed Merlin to make the Mustang a legend. These nimble and versatile fighters were able to escort Allied heavy bombers all the way to Berlin and back. In the Pacific, their long-range ability was pushed to its limit, with pilots flying 1,500-mile, eight-or-more-hour missions over water to attack Tokyo. On the home front, Graff profiles the impact manufacturing Mustangs had on workers in Los Angeles and Dallas. The United States wasn't finished with the P-51 Mustang after World War II. It was used in the Korean War and, afterwards, as a symbol and icon of American ingenuity.

Mustang vs Corvette

MUSTANGS IN RACING CORVETTES IN RACING Here, a Corvette C6.R racecar is driven. Mustangs can be seen speeding along in track, road, and drag races! Mustang first built GT-350s for Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) racing in 1965.

Author: Colin Crum

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781477790083

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Mustang and Corvette are the only two models that have won the Motor Trend Car of the Year twice. While each American original has followed a different path throughout the years, they are both in the same class in regards to quality and popularity. Can one really be better than the other? Readers will be presented with stats, fun facts, and handy charts to help settle this car battle for themselves.

Mustang by Design

Ford enlisted Carroll Shelby to build a competitive production race car on the Mustang chassis, and the result was the GT350. Shelby and his crew went to great lengths to make this formidable race car. The GT350 carried the 289 K code ...

Author: James Dinsmore

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 9781613254073

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} Without question, the 1964-1/2 Mustang is one of the most important and influential cars in automotive history. When Ford launched the Mustang, it created an automotive revolution. Award-winning designer and stylist Gale Halderman was at the epicenter of the action at Ford, and, in fact, his initial design sketch formed the basis of the new Mustang. He reveals his involvement in the project as well as telling the entire story of the design and development of the Mustang. Authors and Mustang enthusiasts James Dinsmore and James Halderman go beyond the front doors at Ford into the design center, testing grounds, and Ford facilities to get the real, unvarnished story. Gale Halderman offers a unique behind-the-scenes perspective and firsthand account of the inception, design, development, and production of the original Mustang. With stinging losses from the Edsel fresh in minds at Ford, the Mustang project was an uphill battle from day one. Lee Iacocca and his assembled team had a herculean task to convince Henry Ford II to take a risk on a new concept of automobile, but with the help of Hal Sperlich’s detailed market research, the project received the green light. Henry Ford II made it clear that jobs were on the line, including Iacocca’s, if it failed. The process of taking a car from sketch to clay model to prototype to preproduction and finally finished model is retraced in insightful detail. During the process, many fascinating experimental cars, such as the Mustang I two-seater, Mustang II prototype, Mustang Allegro, and Shorty, were built. But eventually the Mustang, based on the existing Ford Falcon, received the nod for final production. In a gala event, it was unveiled at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. The Mustang received public accolades and critical acclaim, and soon it became a runaway hit. After the initial success, Ford designers and Gale Halderman designed and developed the first fastback Mustangs to compliment the coupes. The classic Mustang muscle cars to follow, including the GT, Mach 1, and others, are profiled as well. The Mustang changed automotive history and ushered in the pony car era as a nimble, powerful, and elegantly styled sports coupe. But it could so easily have stumbled and wound up on the scrap pile of failed new projects. This is the remarkable and dramatic story of how the Mustang came to life, the demanding design and development process, and, ultimately, the triumph of the iconic American car.

American Auto Racing

Mustang , the forerunner of the Funny Car . In 1967 Andretti and Lorenzen finished 1-2 at the Daytona 500. By mid - season Lorenzen retired to be replaced by David Pearson . Because of an engine dispute with NASCAR few Fords were ...

Author: J.A. Martin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648389X

Category: Transportation

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As soon as there were automobiles, there was racing. The first recorded race, an over road event from Paris to Rouen, France, was organized by the French newspaper Le Petit Journal in 1894. Seeing an opportunity for a similar event, Hermann H. Kohlsaat--publisher of the Chicago Times-Herald--sponsored what was hailed as the "Race of the Century," a 54-mile race from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois, and back. Frank Duryea won in a time of 10 hours and 23 minutes, of which 7 hours and 53 minutes were actually spent on the road. Race cars and competition have progressed continuously since that time, and today's 200 mph races bear little resemblance to the event Duryea won. This work traces American auto racing through the 20th century, covering its significant milestones, developments and personalities. Subjects included are: Bill Elliott, dirt track racing, board track racing, Henry Ford, Grand Prix races, Dale Earnhardt, the Vanderbilt Cup, Bill France, Gordon Bennett, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Mercer, the Stutz, Duesenberg, Frank Lockhart, drag racing, the Trans Am, Paul Newman, vintage racing, land speed records, Al Unser, Wilbur Shaw, the Corvette, the Cobra, Richard Petty, NASCAR, Can Am, Mickey Thompson, Roger Penske, Mario Andretti, Jeff Gordon, and Formula One. Through interviews with participants and track records, this text shows where, when and how racing changed. It describes the growth of each different form of auto racing as well as the people and technologies that made it ever faster.

Mustang 1964 l 2 2003

MUSTANG AA Mustangs haven't seen so much race action since the 1960s . This is Gary Smith's car at the 1987 Pikes Peak . Paul McLaughlin And I would give preference to those powered by the 302 , even though fewer were built with the ...

Author: Peter C. Sessler

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ISBN: 161059102X

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Mustang

he Mustang first turned a wheel on a race track when it was still The concept die Unveiled at the loss orange or have it in tim Based on those early successes , Ford built ten A / FX drag racing Mustangs . Some models were equipped with ...

Author: David Newhardt

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ISBN: 0760327327

Category: Mustang automobile

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