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Don’t blink when you put these two cars against each other or you might not see which is faster.

Everyone knows a Mustang is capable in a straight line, but when it comes to a track and corners the “antiquated” live axle would surely fall short against the Bavarian’s top track car, the M3.
Or would it?

A recent Motor Trend article compares the two on the BMW’s home turf of twists and turns and the new 5.0 Mustang comes in less than a TENTH of a second slower than the M3.

Yes you read that correctly… it takes more time for a human to blink their eye than the difference between these two cars.

And with the new 5.0 coming in under 26k LESS than the M3’s starting price point I think it’s fairly clear who the winner is here!

So next time one of these guys pulls up next to you in his turned up collar and sunglasses resting atop his bleached hair just know that he paid more than 20 grand more for a car that’s less than an eyeblink faster than your little Mustang 😉

Check out the full article here

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Associated Press
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 <http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2010-07-27/nascars-roush-hurt-wisconsin-plane-crash>

MILWAUKEE – NASCAR team owner Jack Roush was in serious but stable condition after walking away from a plane crash in Wisconsin on Tuesday night.

“There are injuries. Possible surgery,” Roush Fenway Racing president Geoff Smith said in a text message to The Associated Press. “But he walked out of the plane.”

Smith confirmed that the plane belonged to Roush, and he was flying it. Smith said Roush’s injuries include facial lacerations.

Roush, an aviation buff, was attending the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., this week.

In a statement on the EAA Web site, officials said a Beechcraft Premier business jet registered to Roush Fenway Racing, LLC was involved in a landing accident at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

The accident occurred at approximately 6:15 p.m. CDT, the statement said.

According to the EAA, the National Transportation Safety Board and Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that two occupants on board were Roush and Brenda Strickland of Plymouth, Mich.

“Each exited the aircraft following the accident,” the statement said. “Both were transported to local hospitals, with Roush in serious but stable condition and Strickland with non-life threatening injuries. The NTSB is leading the investigation into the accident.”

It is the second close call for Roush, who crashed a plane into a pond in Alabama in 2002 and was rescued by an ex-Marine who lived nearby. Roush continued flying after that accident.

Roush owns several aircraft, including a World War II-vintage P-51 Mustang.

Our prayers are with you Jack!

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I keep seeing companies come out with kits for the rear of the 2010 cars and I keep shaking my head.

I’m not an automotive designer so logistically I don’t know what is involved with replacing/modifying the existing bumper.

Maybe there are technical limiting factors that do not allow them to change the bumper in any significant way.

BUT if they CAN do something of a replacement bumper I mocked up something in Photoshop.

I don’t know about you guys that don’t like the 2010 and new rears (I don’t care for them) but if they looked like my mock up I’d probably be dying to buy one.

What do you think?

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So I’m moving to Austin.

I’ve been living in Houston for the past few years and now I’m off to the state capitol!

I have no idea what Austin is like other than the couple days I spent there during my job interview.

So if anyone has suggestions for good Mustang shops, or places to hang out please let me know!

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SOUND AWESOME!

According to Brent at Brenspeed the “Detroit Rocker” cams have been in secret development between Brenspeed and Comp cams. He states they offer “perfect drivability throughout the entire RPM band, have shown to pick up 30 hp gains, and have that classic detroit hot rod lope.”

They will retail for less than $700 but a final price hasn’t been decided.

They are also an NSR cam and do not require phaser limiters so they will be easier on the wallet when it comes to install!

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Just kidding guys 🙂

But this is truly funny I thought:

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Griggs racing, the maker of aftermarket suspensions for the Mustang from 1964 – 2010 has filed for Chapter 11.

A release from Bruce Griggs is as follows:

Griggs Racing entered into a Chapter 11 proceeding on December 1st 2009 due to unfortunate circumstances regarding our new leasehold. Repeated delays of completion of the new facilities resulted in our getting behind in production and fulfillment and efforts to remedy the situation through negotiation were unsuccessful, therefore we entered into a Chapter 11 to protect both our assets and creditors while we reorganize our expansion plans. We recognize that hearing of such action by any business can create uncertainty in the customer base. Our customer’s should not be alarmed. We have no intention of going out of business.

All businesses run into difficulties at times and Griggs Racing is no different. We are enjoying our 31st year of operation under the same management, and 17 years of Mustang exclusively. In the past, we have had to overcome far more difficult problems. This problem will be overcome as well. Since the delays regarding our facility have mostly been resolved, we have rapidly returned to full production speed and business goes on as usual while inventory levels are improving. Lead times are diminishing and in the end, our customers and creditors should both benefit from this action. New products are on the horizon.

So please be assured, your Griggs Racing suspension order is safe, and will be filled as soon as possible. Barring unforeseen overwhelming occurrences, both products and services will be available far into the future. If you have any further questions regarding this endeavor, feel free to contact me directly at 707-939-2244 ext 202.

Bruce Griggs.

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This economy has not been nice to many of us these last couple years. My wife just lost her job of 10 years a couple months ago so I think we’re all feeling the impact of the greed and unchecked risks taken by Wall Street with our country’s future.

I sincerely wish the Griggs team all the best and hope that they will recover from these hard times… as well as anyone else out there who has felt the effect of our damaged economy.

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