Barrett-Jackson to Auction off Ron Pratte Collection in January

SCOTTSDALE – Dec. 2014 – Barrett-Jackson will auction more than 100 vehicles from the world-renowned Ron Pratte Collection on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, beginning at 9 a.m. MST at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Ariz. Selling at predominantly No Reserve, The Ron Pratte Collection includes 140 collector cars, trucks and motorcycles, and over 1,400 pieces of automobilia.

“The Ron Pratte Collection is possibly the largest and most diverse to cross any collector car auction block over the past decade,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The majority of Ron’s collection was purchased at Barrett-Jackson auctions and it’s only fitting that these fine collectibles come back to our Scottsdale auction to be passed along to their next caretaker.”

The Ron Pratte Collection sale will kick off with his incredible compilation of automobilia on Saturday, Jan.10, at 9 a.m. MST and continue through its culmination on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. The Pratte vehicles with lot numbers between 2000 and 2109 will cross the block on Tuesday beginning at 4 p.m. The remaining Pratte vehicles, with lot numbers starting at 2500 and above, will be crossing the block on Saturday, Jan. 17.

The Collection being auctioned on Tuesday, Jan. 13, includes an impressive mixture of vehicles, including a ’69 Chevrolet Yenko Chevelle 2 door hardtop (Lot #2016), one of only 22 still in existence and the only one known to exist with a column shift; a ’29 Indian 401 motorcycle (Lot #2058), which was restored to as-new condition and is ready to be ridden; and a ’69 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback (Lot #2049), one of the rarest Mustangs available with its original engine, transmission and rear end.

“Because of the size and breadth of the Ron Pratte Collection, we wanted to give bidders a single day to really focus on the amazing vehicles that will cross the block,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Tuesday will be a big day for many collectors who have had their eye on some of these fantastic cars. Of course, we’re also looking forward to the excitement when some of the crown jewels of the Ron Pratte Collection, like the Shelby Cobra Super Snake, cross the block on Saturday.”

Beginning December 11, collectors can follow Barrett-Jackson’s “30 Days of Pratte,” an exclusive look inside the legendary Ron Pratte Collection featuring one Pratte-owned vehicle a day leading up to the first day of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. For a complete listing of The Ron Pratte Collection, visit www.Barrett-Jackson.com.

Live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale will be broadcast on Velocity and Discovery during 36 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage from Tuesday through Sunday, Jan. 13-18.

For more information checkout the Barrett-Jackson website.

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Pratte’s Mustangs

66 GT350 finished in Ivy Green with white LeMans stripes

67 GT500 – Lime Gold

67 GT500 – Midnight Blue Metallic

68 GT500 – Convertible

69 GT500 – Convertible

69 Boss 302

AmericanMuscle and C&L Performance Giving Away 2015 Mustang Cold Air Intake!

MALVERN, PA – AmericanMuscle and C&L Performance have teamed up to giveaway the very first C&L Cold Air Intake for the 2015 Mustang. C&L Performance makes some of the highest quality cold air intakes available by doing rigorous testing to improve performance gains. In addition to the Intake the winner will also receive a Bama SF4/X4 handheld tuner with free tunes for life from Bama Performance. The C&L Cold Air Intake paired with a Bama Tune will maximize power gains, waking up your 2015 Mustang.

The winner will also receive a personalized plaque with their name, VIN number, and make/model that can be displayed on the intake. This is a package value of over $750.00! To enter, fill out the form online by 11/24/2014.

Giveaway Highlights

– C&L Performance and AmericanMuscle have teamed up to giveaway the very first 2015 Mustang Cold Air Intake

– One lucky winner will receive a C&L Cold Air Intake and Bama SF4/X4 handheld tuner for their EcoBoost, V6, or GT 2015 Mustang

– The winner will receive a personalized plaque with their make, model, VIN, and name engraved on it

– 2015 EcoBoost, V6, and GT owners are all eligible to win

– Participants need to fill out an entry form to be in the running. Contest ends 11/24/2014

All you need to do to enter is follow this link! Good luck!

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[VIDEO] Driving Mount Panorama In a 1968 Mustang Ahead Of The Bathurst 1000

If you’re from Australia or have played Forza 5 on the Xbox you will know about Mount Panorama in Bathurst. For those who don’t this famous piece of public road has played host to some of the most amazing races over the years and another is about to happen over October 10-13.

Ahead next weekends famous 1000km Bathurst event Australian V8 Supercar driver Mark Winterbottom took to the mountain in a very nice 68′ Mustang to explain the history of the great track and what it means to him.

2014 AmericanMuscle Car Show Raises $35,000 for Charity – Has Biggest Show Ever!

We love to hear of good things happening in the Mustang industry and we’re delighted to hear that the recent 2014 AmericanMuscle Car Show raised tidy sum of $35,000 for charity. Not only that but it was also refreshing ot hear that the event was the largest Mustang-only car show in the world, hosting close to 3,000 Mustangs and over 10,000 spectators.

This was the first year the show was held at Maple Grove Raceway and allowed a far greater number of Mustangs and spectators to enjoy the show. Brett “Big Schwag” Wagner, host of the show “Pass Time” was one of the hosts of the show, MCing different events. 2,600 Mustangs converged at Maple Grove to make it one of the largest Mustang Events in the country, with 10,000+ spectators at the event. $35,503.02 was raised for the Special Olympics, with $4,300 of that donation coming from the Red Mustang Registry.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. was at the show signing autographs and meeting fans. A highlight of the show was Vaughn revealing his 2015 Mustang RTR to the public for the first time at the show. The RTR reveal was one of the most talked about events at the show. The 2015 Mustang RTR will be at the SEMA show in November and for sale at select dealers in January. 2015 RTR Mustang Parts will be available in January as well through AmericanMuscle.

Hot Rod legend Chip Foose was as the AmericanMuscle Car Show signing autographs and meeting fans. He signed autographs all day and even after the show ended. To make it an even more memorable moment, Chip Foose gave away Project MMD to Zachary Villareal of Alice, Texas. Project MMD was last year’s SEMA vehicle that was worth $70,000 with all of the upgrades done to the 2014 Mustang GT.

There was a Roush Burnout contest, a BBK revving competition and a Bama Performance Dyno Contest that ran throughout the day. The Roush Burnout Contest produced a lot of white smoke and shredded rubber, with a push rod 5.0L swapped New Edge Drift Car winning the contest. The BBK revving contest brought challengers from Fox Bodies to 2014 S197’s. The dominating sound of the 4 valve coyote engine with a full exhaust system took first place. The Bama Performance Dyno contest saw some modded Mustangs Putting down power from the low 600 HP range to the winner, a 2014 Turbo GT, putting down 926 RWHP.

Revelation Studios gave out free AmericanMuscle Tattoos all day long at the show. The Tattoos incorporated the AmericanMuscle Brand with car parts to truly embody the Mustang experience. After the awards ceremony and all of the $20,000+ in prizes were handed out, Mustang owners were able to drag race at the show for a heavily discounted price. By far this was the biggest and best AmericanMuscle show to date; from the Sponsors and vendors, to the Mustangs, spectators, and special guests, it was truly a memorable show.

Check out the great video the guys have put together showcasing the event and check out all the info at the official car show page here.

[Barn Find] 1967 Shelby GT500 – A Teacher’s Pet

Our friends over at HotRod.com have posted a great little story about a truly awesome barn find. Something we all wish we’d come across. A 1967 Shelby GT500.

The car, which belongs to Scott Drake’s Paul Kerner was recently displayed ‘as is’ at the Mustang 50th anniversary show in Las Vegas.

The car was purchased in 1997 as a true barn find. “A coworker found the car. He said it was coming out the next day in the local Recycler, so if I wanted the car, I had to buy it now.” So then and there the car was purchased for $14,000. Yes, you read that right.

The car has sat in his garage for quite some time and he admits it’s something he’s just “never got around to”.

Though what is interesting about the car is in 2003 a rep for Kylie Minogue got in touch wanting to buy it for $100,000 for her father Ron. Paul, in no hurry to sell, wanted $110k and so the deal didn’t happen.

Funnily enough only a six years later news hit that Ron Minogue got duped out of a fake 1968 GT500

So today the car still remains as it was found all those years ago. Head on over to HotRod.com for the full story and pictures.

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Build Your Own 1968 Shelby GT500 KR (With Paper….and Glue)

We would all love to drive, let alone own a 1968 Shelby GT500 KR. But for those who aren’t so fortunate there’s still a way we can all have one…only a bit smaller.. and made from paper. And whilst this reminds us of the amazing full size paper 1969 Mustang from a few years ago this one is just a bit smaller. Small enough for your desk.

Back in 1968, Ford produced a fairly limited number of Shelby GT500 “King of the Road” Mustangs. Conservatively rated at 335hp, the Shelby GT500 KR easily produced more than 400hp. With a 428 Cobra-Jet engine, a fiberglass hood and trunklid for weight savings, and a serious number of extra air scoops and vents, an all-original 68 Shelby GT500 KR with matching numbers is seriously valuable.

A red 68′ just like our model sold for $110,000 at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, for example-and if the numbers had matched, it might have sold for a lot more.

If you’re like most of the people working here at Blue Springs Ford Parts, an original Shelby GT500 KR is probably a little outside your budget. Fortunately, there’s an affordable alternative: a paper version of this most famous Mustang. All you need is a printer, a hobby knife, some glue, and this free PDF.

How To Build Your Own Classic Shelby Mustang

If you want to build your own model, here are some suggestions:

1. Download the PDF here
2. While you can use any printer, the model will be a little easier to assemble if you print on some heavy card stock
3. A hobby knife (like an X-Acto® knife) and a crafter’s cutting pad make carving up your model a little easier
4. Regular old Elmer’s® glue is pretty much exactly what you want – no special adhesives required
5. A black marker can color the edges of the paper used to create the tires, and a red marker can color the edges of the paper used on the rest of the model (as needed)*

*Be sure to test each marker on some plain white scrap before using it on your model

Finally, Jesse at PaperCruiser.com (the creator of our model) made a video that will walk you through the assembly process.

Papercruiser via BlueSpringFordParts

[VIDEO] Jay Leno Shares His Top 10 Mustangs of All Time

We all know Jay Leno is a big lover of Ford Mustangs. After all he owns a beautiful original 1965 Shelby GT350. So to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mustang Ford asked Jay to give his thoughts on the top ten Mustangs of all time.

We often forget just how much Jay enjoys automotive history and this video certainly shows his knowledge of Mustang and it’s history is truly astounding. Enjoy

[VIDEO] Top Gear USA feature Eleanor in American Muscle Episode

For those of us who missed it recently, or those who are not US based Top Gear America ran a great episode featuring a Classic Recreations GT500CR, a 1968 Chevy Camaro pumping out a whopping 720hp and a lovely looking Dodge Charger.

The episode centers around a range of challenges featuring all three cars. We won’t spoilt it for you so check out the full episode right HERE. For Those NOT in the USA all you need to do is run a browser proxy plugin and you’re set.

Modern Muscle Design & AmericanMuscle To Giveaway SEMA Built 2014 Mustang

Keeping with the theme of giveaways this year we thought we’d better share this one with you because who doesn’t want to win an entire car and not just any car. A fully customized, SEMA built 2014 Mustang.

MMD and AmericanMuscle teamed up to custom design the car labelled Project MMD. Featuring over $30,000 in aftermarket parts and the sleek, modern design MMD is known for, this is a one-of-a-kind Mustang that can serve as the perfect show car or daily driver.

So before we get into it here’s the link to sign up: http://www.americanmuscle.com/project-mmd-2014-mustang-giveaway.html

And now for the particulars.

The Giveaway

One person will get to drive home from the annual AmericanMuscle Car Show—the largest Mustang only car show on the planet—in their newly acquired magazine cover car—Project MMD. Not only is this Muscle Mustangs and Fast Ford’s (MM & FF) May 2014 Cover Car, it’s also the same build that was featured at Forgestar’s booth for the 2013 SEMA Auto Show. The winner will be selected on 8/4/2014 and will be handed the keys at the AmericanMuscle car show on 8/16/2014.

Video: How Project MMD was built – http://www.americanmuscle.com/project-mmd-2014-mustang-giveaway.html

The Car – SEMA 2014

Sometimes you plan out an entire build before you ever pick up a wrench—this was not how Project MMD began. This car started out as a way to showcase some of MMD’s most popular modifications, but once the opportunity to showcase a car at the 2013 SEMA Auto Show came along, the guys at MMD went back to the drawing board. They commissioned AmericanMuscle to handle the performance aspects of the car while they gave it an appearance overhaul. The end result was a successful appearance at Forgestar’s SEMA booth and a few neck snapping trips in Las Vegas and the surrounding countryside.

Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Cover Car – May 2014

Project MMD was designed and built to be a SEMA car, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a fully functional street machine—the guys at MMD actually drive it around town and to shows. That’s what pegged the interest of the crew over at MM & FF and once they finally saw Project MMD in person at SEMA, they knew they were looking at a cover car.

Project MMD – Styling

What began as your run-of-the-mill 2014 Oxford White Premium GT received the perfect synergy of classically inspired styling mixed with a bold, attention demanding modern twist. The car takes inspiration from the late ‘60s
Mustangs, such as the GT350 style spoiler and hood scoop. It also employs more recent aesthetics such as a matte white vinyl wrap and an adjustable air ride suspension that lets you drop the car to the ground when parked or at a show, all while still delivering the performance of coil overs. With the fog light deletes, page was taken from the BOSS 302’s playbook, along with the matte black roof decal.

Of the more modern styling, the MMD windshield and side decals offer a stark color contrast while the matte while tail light covers make for a more fluent paint scheme. The rear diffuser is an MMD prototype developed for this car and accounts well for the Ford Racing exhaust dumps.

  • 589 RWHP / 480 TQ @ 10 PSI on a Dynojet 224xLC

Mods

Performance

  • Air Lift Suspension Kit
  • The Driveshaft Shop Carbon Fiber One Piece Driveshaft
  • Vortech Supercharger System – Black
  • Snow Performance Stage 3 Boost Cooler
  • Ford Racing Boss Style H-Pipe and Side Exhaust
  • JLT Replacement Air Box Intake – Blow Through Supercharger
  • The Driveshaft Shop Carbon Fiber One Piece Driveshaft

Styling

  • MMD 551C 20 Inch Staggered Wheels
  • Matte Black Boss Style Roof Decal
  • MMD GT350 Style Window Covers – Pre-Painted
  • MMD Hood Scoop – Pre-painted
  • MMD Headlight Splitters – Pre-Painted
  • MMD Ducktail Spoiler – Pre-painted
  • Carbon Fiber Dash Overlay Kit
  • MMD Retro Mirrors – Unpainted
  • MMD Side Scoops – Pre-painted
  • MMD Tail Light Trim – Pre-Painted
  • MMD Boss Style Fog Light Deletes
  • MMD Satellite Radio/GPS Antenna Cover – Pre-painted

[GIVEAWAY] – WIN! – Officially Licensed Mustang Eyewear!

It’s not too often we get to giveaway products here at 67mustangblog though when we do we’re always excited to see the reaction and enthusiasm of our readers. This time our good friends over at Coastal.com have given us some nice new officially licensed Mustang eyewear to giveaway to one lucky reader.

The Mustang eyewear collection has been produced to closely resemble the features of the car we all know and love. Inspiration has been taken from the strong, innovative, masculine, and gritty characteristics of the brand.

All you need to do is enter below. Entries close on June 30th and the winner will be contacted shortly after. Remember, like and share via facebook and twitter for more entries!

Good luck!

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Design Details

Strong, lightweight carbon fiber, commonly used on cars, has been incorporated into the design of each frame. The iconic Mustang logo and pony are featured prominently across the temples, with subtle, sexy angles and details of the cars themselves serving as inspiration.

Official Mustang paint color names (Raven Black, Mineral Gray, Dark Charcoal, Satin Silver) were used in product naming to further bridge the connection from the cars to the eyewear. Flashes of brighter Mustang colors (blue, yellow, and red) are modestly featured along the top or fronts of the 1909 series, and have been used in the temple tips of the 1901 series.