Category: Mustang Events

Everyone loves a good car show. We lay out the best Mustang events around the country as well as highlight what events we are hosting. Featured are our annual events like Mustang Mayhem and the AmericanMuscle Car Show--the largest Mustang only car show in the world!

American Muscle to Sponsor SilverMustangs.com 1st Annual Silver in the Hills Cruise 2008!

American Muscle is sponsoring SilverMustang.com’s 1st ever “Annual Silver in the Hills Cruise” Saturday May 17th through Sunday May 18th, 2008! We donated over $600 to help defray the cost of marketing and planning the event, with the hopes of helping to make the event a huge success! Stay tuned to AmericanMuscle.com for more event details will be released closer to the event date.

For full event details, check out SilverMustangs.com’s event page here: Full Event Information

AmericanMuscle.com donation to Homes for Our Troops benefits Massachusetts soldier

Back in July, AmericanMuscle.com donated 5% of every sale on one day to Homes for Our Troops. HFOT is an organization that assists returning servicemen and women that have been severely injured as they selflessly serve our country. The organization, working with donations of money, building materials and professional labor, ­coordinates the process of building a new home or adapting an existing home for handicapped accessibility.

AmericanMuscle.com raised more than $2100 for Homes for Our Troops during the event. And Homes for Our Troops has been kind enough to keep us updated on ­where our donation was used.

On October 10, 2007, Homes for Our Troops held a ground-breaking ceremony in Plymouth, MA, at the site where a new handicapped accessible house would be built for SGT Brian Fountaine of the US Army.



SGT Brian Fountaine

US Army

SGT Fountaine, a 24-year-old tank commander from Dorchester, MA, lost both legs below the knee in June 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded under the vehicle he was riding in. Fountaine was a member of the First Brigade Combat Team of the Fourth Infantry Division and was serving his second tour of duty — a tour he volunteered for. During his first deployment, his unit came under attack almost daily from mortars and rifle fire, but Brian still volunteered for dangerous missions. The risk of permanent injury or death was huge, but SGT Fountaine said, "I was a soldier. I expected…either a loss of limb or a loss of life."

The explosion that detonated beneath the Humvee carrying SGT Fountaine was the fifth time that he had survived an IED. Though he survived, he knew this time would be different when he found himself in the dirt beside the truck, looking at his mangled feet and fractured legs.

"I knew I would become some sort of an amputee," said Fountaine, massaging the stumps of his legs, amputated 10 inches below the knees. ”I won’t be able to feel the grass between my feet or the sand under my toes, but the important thing is I still have my life."

SGT Fountaine still has his life, and is able to walk with the help of prosthetics, but he still needs to use his wheelchair when the prosthetics become too painful.

Because of this, and because of his enormous sacrifice and his willingness to volunteer himself for the most dangerous missions, Homes for Our Troops is in the process of building SGT Fountaine and his family a wheelchair accessible house. This new home — scheduled to be completed in March, 2008 — will allow him to deal with the many challenges that come with living with prosthetics and adjusting to a new way of life. His n­ew home in Plymouth, MA allows him the independence he fought for, while still being close to his family in Dorchester, MA.



The walls of SGT Brian Fountaine’s new home going up! 

Looking more and more like a home.


We at AmericanMuscle.com are honored to have been able to contribute to both Homes for Our Troops and SGT Fountaine. We can think of no organization that deserves it more.

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!

$2,126.33 Given to Homes For Our Troops Charity

AmericanMuscle was proud to host a charity event on Saturday, July 21st 2007 to raise money for Homes For Our Troops.

With the help of our customers and all of our dedicated staff we were able to raise $2,126.33 for Homes For Our Troops.


Homes For Our Troops is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping those people that give selflessly to their country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries. This organization is committed to assisting severely injured Servicemen and Women, and their immediate families, by raising donations of money, building materials, and professional labor to build a new home or adapt an existing home for handicapped accessibility.

Besides raising more than $2,100 for Homes for our Troops, we also had a lot of Fun and Food for our employees and their families.

The party started with a Delicious Pig Roast and enough hamburgers and hot dogs to feed a small army. For the employees and friends who were looking to settle their personal grudges, we had Sumo wrestling and Jousting. A number of employees took advantage of the jousting to challenge Steve, one of the owners of the company. Steve took on all challengers, with only one defeat.


American Muscle also raffled off a number of prizes in order to raise money for Homes for our Troops. There was a brand new iPhone, a case of Duff energy drink, a case of Cocaine energy drink, and a pair of Phillies tickets.

If that wasn’t enough, we had a Hot Dog Eating Contest. Using the Nathans Hot Dog eating contest rules we had 11 competitors, for a total of 54 hot dogs eaten! Eric Brooks took the gold, swallowing a hefty 12 veggie hot dogs and winning a brand new Char-Broil Grill.


We want to thank everyone who participated! It was a great event, benefiting a great Charity!

Breakdown of Donations

Sales Donation – $672.33

Additional Company Donation – $500.00

Raffle Proceeds – $260.00

AM Staff Donations – $440.00

Guest Donations - $150.00

Hot Dogs Eaten Donation – $54.00

Phone Donations – $50.00

Total: $2,126.33

From AmericanMuscle.com & Homes For Our Troops, Thank You! 


Order Mustang Parts on 7/21 and Help Support Homes for Our Troops!

There is nothing we respect more than the Servicemen and Women that risk their lives to protect our freedom.

That is why on Saturday, July 21, 2007 – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST – AmericanMuscle.com will donate 5% of every order to Homes for Our Troops!

Homes for Our Troops is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping those people that selflessly serve their country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries. This organization is committed to assisting severely injured Servicemen and Women, and their immediate families, by raising donations of money, building materials, and
professional labor to build a new home or adapt an existing home for handicapped accessibility.

We couldn’t think of a more deserving organization to help! This is your chance to show your appreciation, and give back to the men and women that have given so much to protect everything we stand for.

 

So, give us a call or hop online to place an order on

Saturday, July 21, 2007 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST

and help us donate 5% of EVERY ORDER to Homes for Our Troops.

 

For more information about this event, visit our site!