Monthly Archives: October 2007

The Swarr Bar: Rear Support for your Mustang


AmericanMuscle.com
Customer Service Reps are frequently asked to give local shop recommendations. Being based out of Eastern Pennsylvania makes it difficult to direct our customers that live in other parts of the country. However, if you are local to AmericanMuscle, pay attention!

There are a lot of good shops in the area, but today we’re going to profile one of our favorites: Swarr Automotive.

Based in the Collegeville, Pa. area, Swarr Auto has the capability to do almost every modification or installation. Though they specialize in transmission, suspension and rear end builds, they have excellent relationships with local paint and body shops and engine builders.

Owner Eric Swarr has been working on Mustangs forever. His father, Jim Swarr, was a legend in the racing industry, and Swarr took over the family business when his father passed away. Having worked with the best of the best, Swarr can truly be considered one of the most knowledgeable in the industry.

Besides the top-notch work done in his shop, Eric Swarr has also designed a part that provides amazing support for 8.8 rear ends. The Swarr Bar was designed for high-performance street and strip racing applications — though it will work nicely on daily drivers, too — and is an easy, bolt-on modification for any Mustang. Constructed of mild tubular steel, the Swarr Bar is TIG welded to ensure
strength and durability, and powder-coated black to last.

The torque produced by high performance Mustangs can cause the rear to flex under load. It’s not fun when it happens, and if you’re looking to prevent it, the Swarr Bar is the way to go. This part also eliminates wheel hop, getting the power to the ground where it’s needed. In an interview with Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, Swarr pointed out one more benefit to his part.

"It also helps with reaction time," he said. "The stiffer rear allows the car to react quicker because power is used to drive the car, not flex the rear."

So, if you’re looking for rear support that also drops reaction time and eliminates that oh-so-annoying wheel hop, swing by AmericanMuscle.com or give us a call and pick up your very own Swarr Bar.

And if you’re in the area and you’re looking for a shop, give the good folks at Swarr Automotive a call.  

Introducing GTStyling’s Mustang Rear Blackout Panel (2005+)

AmericanMuscle.com is constantly adding to our ever-growing inventory of Mustang parts and accessories. Every once in a while, we come across a product that is just begging to be spotlighted. This is one of those times.

The headlight and tail light covers we carry have quickly become a hot commodity, often selling out as soon as we get them in. Made by GTStyling, the covers are a great way to change the look of your car without breaking the bank. And for you S197 owners, we now have the perfect finishing touch for your ‘Stang!­

Introducing the Mustang Rear Blackout Panel (2005+)

This one-piece panel — also by GTStyling — fits right between the tail lights, giving your Mustang a distinctive look that sets it apart from the crowd. It is a perfect compliment to a new 2011 Mustang body kit as AmericanMuscle also sells rear blackout panels for the 2011+ Mustangs.

What are you waiting for? Grab one today and put your Mustang a step above the rest!

$335 in Prizes up for grabs in a Haunted Halloween Scavenger Hunt

­­Not too far from the AmericanMuscle.com office is a small town. Like other small towns across Pennsylvania, it is unremarkable in its daily life. The s­easons come and go, and people celebrate together: gathering in autumn to crown a new Apple Fair Princess, and again in the winter to light the Christmas tre­e in the town center.


On the edge of this town, so far out t­hat most adults choose to ignore that it is wi­thin their borders, stands an old house sagging and worn with age and neglect. It is rumored that something terrible happened in that house, but there is no one still alive to say what. And every year, the town’s teenagers challenge each other to spend a night in the house, to find out once and for all if it is truly haunted.


No one has ever succeeded. But, this year is different. This year the Apple Fair Princess proved to be the most daring teenager in town, disappearing into the house one night, wit­h a promise to emerge t­he next day. That was three days ago, and she has not been seen since.

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But, she has been heard.

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Every night – at exactly midnight – the echo of a girl’s scream rolls through the town and into the ears of every resident. Every night, the townspeople gather in the town center, huddling together and talking frantically about what has happened, and what will happen next.

Tonight, the scream came again at midnight. Again, the townspeople gathered in distress. But, tonight there was a note, written on aged parchment and nailed to the largest tree in the town center.

If what I have belongs to you

Then I need entertainment, too.

To my house, she came one night,

Searching for a wicked fright.

I scared her to a silent state,

And now she sits and waits her fate.

But her fate now sits in your hands

And you’ll decide which way she lands.

I’ll send you on a little hunt,

And this for me will be quite fun.

I’ll hide eight things around this town

And I’ll keep her until they’re found.

­Find them now, ‘fore it’s too late,

And she’ll walk through my haunted gate.

But if you fail to find them fast,

I cannot promise that she’ll last.

Her fate lies in the hands of town,

She’s begging not to let her down.

You have until All Hallows Eve

And until then you’ll hear her scream.

The first one to my door will win,

And I’ll let her be yours again.

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The contest is simple!


Hidden on our site are EIGHT Halloween related images. They can be on any page, with any product. Find ALL EIGHT images and email us at contest@americanmuscle.com ­with a list of the pictures and the web page address where each one is located.

That’s it!

Three winners will be chosen at random from all correct entries and awarded the following prizes:

        1. Headlight and Tail Light Covers

        2. Mustang Chin Spoiler (94-04)

       3. Your choice of Floor Mats

That’s $335 in prizes!

Contest Rules

  1. The email subject line must read Halloween Contest Submission.

  1. Please include your name, address, email address, phone number, and year and model of car in your submission email.

  1. The contest will run from Monday, October 22, 2007 to Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 11:59 p.m.

  1. Only ONE entry per person. Do not submit multiple entries from other email addresses. We will find out and you will be disqualified.

  1. Do not spoil the fun for others once you have found the images! If we find out that anyone has posted the locations of the images on any forum – and we WILL find out – that person will be disqualified.

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Scott Shankle, Chris Wahl, Danny Pool and Anthony Kinthiseng Win First Ever Review Contest

The first ever review contest has come to a close. Thank you to all that participated! We got a lot of great reviews, and we wish that everyone could win the prizes. But, there can be only four winners, and they are:

Winner of a $100 AmericanMuscle.com Gift Certificate:

Scott Shankle

(review can be seen HERE

Winner of a $50 AmericanMuscle.com Gift Certificate:

Chris Wahl

(review can be seen HERE)

And the winners of the Car Cleaning Kit:

Danny Pool

(review can be seen HERE

&

Anthony Kinthiseng

(review can be seen HERE

If you were chosen as a winner, please send an email with your name, address, email, phone number, year and model and t-shirt size to: emilied@americanmuscle.com  Please put: Review Contest in your subject line.  

Congratulations to all, and thank you again for participating!

AmericanMuscle and Modified Mustangs: Teaming up to showcase your ‘Stang

In the near future, AmericanMuscle.com and Modified Mustangs magazine will be teaming up to profile Mustangs and their owners!

What does this mean for you? It’s a chance to show off your ride and score national recognition for your modifications! In the near future, we will be asking you to submit information and pictures to us. From your submissions, we will choose one customer and their ride EVERY MONTH to be profiled on our site and in MM.

If you’ve been holding off on getting new wheels or that exhaust system, NOW is the time to do it. Start getting those ‘Stangs ready, and stay tuned for more information!