By Drew Phillips RSS feed
Posted Aug 5th 2008 10:03AM
Ford Motor Company's one-off vehicle, the Mustang AV8R sold for $500,000 Thursday evening at the Gathering of Eagles charity auction, part of Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, the world's largest annual aviation event.
Ford built the Mustang AV8R specifically for the EAA Gathering of Eagles charity auction. Proceeds from the sale will support EAA youth education and inspirational experiences that prepare young people to become the
By Nelson Ireson NELSON IRESON
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The primary upgrades for this 2009 model-year P-51B include a 2009 Mustang chassis, Roush six-piston brakes, black chrome wheels, and a vent-pod gauge that reads the boost put out by the supercharger. Speaking of forced induction, the same 4.6L V8 and blower are fitted to the new car, generating 510hp (380kW) and 510lb-ft (690Nm) of torque. The pistons get more dish, however, to lower compression from 9.8 to 8.6, so the boost has no doubt been upped to compensate. To deliver all the fuel necessary to crank out that much power, an upgrade delivery system has been installed.
By Damon Lavrinc RSS feed
Posted Jul 23rd 2009 7:28PM
The AV-X10 "Dearborn Doll" is not another limited-edition Mustang – it's a one-off tribute set to cross the block at this year's Experimental Aircraft Association's Gathering of Eagles charity auction.
The original AV8R netted $500,000 last year, and for 2009, Ford has gone all-out yet again, with a 550-hp Ford Racing Performance Parts supercharger kit, FR500S exhaust, FRPP's Handling Pack and a host of exterior and
By Drew Phillips RSS feed
Posted Jul 16th 2010 1:01PM
2011 Ford Mustang SR-71 Blackbird - Ford, Roush and Shelby team up for one-off charity Mustang inspired by the SR-71 Blackbird
For the last couple of years, Ford has played a big part of the EAA AirVenture, offering up one-off Mustangs at auction to benefit the association's Young Eagles program. Two years ago the AV8R Mustang brought in half a million dollars, while last year the AV-X10 'Dearborn Doll' earned $250,000 for charity.
This year's aviation-themed Mustang is inspired by the SR-71 Blackbird, a project that brought together Jack Roush and Caroll Shelby for the very first time. The one-of-one
RICHARD PETTY SIGNATURE SERIES MUSTANG
The Richard Petty Signature Series Mustang is a limited edition build based on 2011+ Mustang GT with a six-speed transmission and powered by a supercharged 624-hp, 5.0L V8 engine package factory-engineered by Ford Racing. Hardcore driveline upgrades and a brake package specially engineered by StopTech help to harness the extreme power and put it to the ground, while a handling package developed by Petty's Garage and Pedders Suspension elevates the Mustang GT's road manners to world-class status. Elegant Forgeline 3-piece wheels and Continental DW Extreme Tires cap off the mechanical upgrades performed by the legendary race shop down in Level Cross, North Carolina.
In the appearance department, the Signature Series Mustang features a special rear spoiler, Ford Racing front and rear fascias, and unique Petty's Garage badging. Other appointments include custom leather seats spec'd out by the King himself, a short-throw racing shifter, and much, much more. The 50 serialized cars will each come standard with a Petty graphics package designed to complement any stock Mustang exterior color.
A one-of-a-kind "Blue Angels" edition 2012 Ford Mustang GT produced by a select design and engineering team at Ford Motor Company sold for $400,000 at the Gathering of Eagles charity auction Thursday evening. The auction took place during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2011, the world's greatest aviation celebration. A man from California purchased the vehicle.
All proceeds from the car donation and sale will benefit the EAA Young Eagles organization, which has provided
by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive,
Posted July 25th, 2012
Ford’s engineers and designers have set out to come up with a one-of-a-kind creation to celebrate and pay tribute to the black Tuskegee Airmen who flew P51 Mustangs and bombers in World War II, aptly known as the Red Tails. Tomorrow, Ford will join an exclusive gathering at the EAA Air Venture in Oshkock, Wisconsin with its customized Red Tails Edition Mustang sporting a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 under the custom painted bonnet pushing over 600 horsepower.
The Red Tails Edition Mustang VIN 00051 will be auctioned off during the Eagles gathering to support the Young Eagles aviation program. Ford believes in paying
As the exclusive automotive sponsor of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, a world-famous air show, Ford has gone all out to create a unique U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition 2014 Ford Mustang GT. This custom vehicle – which sports VIN 0001 – is being auctioned off to support the EAA Young Eagles program, which has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.6 million young people since 1992.
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