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Shelby Tribute Car Show Scheduled For May 11

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May 11 marks the first anniversary of Carroll Shelby’s passing – but rather than mourn his loss, you could spend the day celebrating the man’s legacy by spending a day at tribute car show in Gardena, California. “Carroll Shelby changed the course of history and touched millions of lives through his racing, his companies, and his charity,” Randy Richards, president of the Los Angeles Shelby American Automobile Club chapter, said in a prepared release. “He challenged ...

Video Find: 2013 Ford Fusions Star in Race With F1 Rivals Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell

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Formula 1 legends Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet relive their on track rivalry in a pair of 2013 Ford Fusion sedans in a new campaign called “Fusion Grand Prix.” These four videos from Ford Brazil cover the former Formula 1 champions’ modern-day rival from beginning to end. With Piquet’s win in 1981, he became the first Brazilian to win Formula 1. He won again in 1983 and 1987, while Mansell won the race in 1992. After ...

Video Find: Go Behind the Scenes of Gymkhana Five, Watch Ford’s Stop-Motion Tribute to Ken Block

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As of this morning, more than 36,000,000 people have watched Ken Block’s Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco. To celebrate, Block and company has released a behind-the-scenes look at how Gymkhana Five was made. Also hopping on the Gymkhana bandwagon is Ford, which has just released Snowkhana One – a holiday-themed tribute to Mr. Block and his famous videos. The extra Gymkhana Five footage gives us a good look at all the hard work that ...

2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Priced at $97,990

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Pop quiz: what’s the most expensive 2014 Ford Mustang model you can buy? The 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, at $54,650? Not quite. The race-ready 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet will set you back at least $97,990. That’s a fair amount of scratch for a Mustang that isn’t street legal and cannot be registered for street use, but it does also buy you one helluva drag race machine that’s compliant with NHRA’s Stock and Super Stock classes. ...

Ford Fiesta ST RallyCross Car, Ken Block-Modified Focus TrackSTer Debuts in Chicago

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Show floor update: Although the TrackSTer won’t be available to the masses, enthusiasts can outfit their Focus STs to look similar to Ken Block’s blue pocket rocket you see below. We talked to fifteen52′s Brad Beardow, who estimated making a TrackSTer of your own would cost about $75,000 on top of the price for a Focus ST.” Yikes. There’s a much cheaper route, though. Beardow said some of the parts seen on the TrackSTer, such ...