AmericanMuscle (www.americanmuscle.com) is helping to sponsor an attempt at the ECTA Land Speed Record for a Production Supercharged vehicle with a Stock Bottom End which is currently at 186.853MPH from a standing mile. Attempting this feat will be the car’s 73 year old owner Robert Self. The attempt will be made April 5-6th, 2008 at the East Coast Timing Association (ECTA) in Maxton, North Carolina. On the ECTA’s 1mile x 30ft abandoned runway track, Robert is looking to hit a cool 200-210MPH in his Ford GT and have room to stop.
A fully custom roll cage, Halon fire extinguishing system, and drag chute have been installed by S&W Racecars. All performance enhancements and custom SCT dynamometer tuning have been performed by Eric Swarr & his team at Swarr Auto Performance Center in Collegeville, Pennsylvania (www.swarrauto.com). In addition to the $15,000 Whipple Industries Supercharger upgrade, Robert has an additional $30,000 over the car’s $170,000 base price invested in performance and safety upgrades. AmericanMuscle.com will be setting Robert up with the proper tire setup for running speeds in excess of 200MPH in a 1000+ horsepower car, and also helping to promote the event.
After much deliberation and careful thought, we are proud to announce the winners of the American Muscle Begging Contest! We had almost 150 entries, and they were really good! So good it took us an extra day to decide on the final winners!
And so good, we are actually adding a 4th place winner and three Runner Up spots! Wowser! We would like to thank everybody that entered the contest, we had a great mix of both true stories and obnoxiously hilarious fiction! So keep an eye on American Muscle for more great opportunities! But enough of this hubbub, on to the winning entries!
American Muscle BLOG Begging Contest Closed For Judging!
The Begging Contest is officially over folks, and the judges are set for deliberation. We receive almost 150 entries, and let me tell you the competition is fierce! It is going to take us a while to go through these all and pick the very best of the best, so I will be announcing the winner on Monday, March 3rd! Stay tuned right here at American Muscle for the official winner announcements of the BLOG Begging Contest!
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.