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!
The original post for this contest can be viewed below:
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.
The winners of the American Muscle Clothing and Picture Contest have been selected! We would like to thank everyone that submitted to the contest, and the winners are as follows:
Christopher H. – $50 AM Gift Certificate & Polished Billet Interior Accessories
Burtonsnow157 – $25 AM Gift Certificate & Digital Tire Pressure Gauge w/ Caps
Christopher B. – Two Mustang T-Shirts
Congratulations to our winners and enjoy your prizes!
Contest details from the original post can be found below
The American Muscle Clothing and Picture Contest has been extended! It seems some of the original uploads were submitted incorrectly, but we were able to recover most of the entries for the American Muscle’s Clothing Picture Contest. It actually doesn’t look like we got very many submissions, so what does that mean to you? That means you get one more chance, and contest submission has been extended and judging will now be on Friday, February 1st! If you have already uploaded your images, please double check and make sure they are still on the product you uploaded to. If they are not there, please upload them again!
So I was driving to work the other day when I started to day dream about bacon. It’s delicious! And it’s a universal topping that instantly transforms practically any meal into a gourmet delicacy worthy of the people’s pickiest pallets. From the breakfast table, to hoagies, to meatloaf, to salad, to ice cream, to heck…even dog’s have Beggin Strips! That’s when it hit me! I thought…why not pay homage to this grand American institution by having an American Muscle Bacon…err Begging contest!
So what exactly is a Begging Contest? That’s easy…it is exactly what it sounds like. I list a prize. You beg for it. The best beggar wins! Can it be that simple? Well, the competition is probably going to be pretty fierce on this one, so you better get real creative! I want to hear sob stories, crazy wacky stories, lists of herculean feats you have performed in the name of American Muscle, etc. etc. etc.! They can be true stories, or they can be fully loaded fictitious fallacies, but they must all include why I should pick you of all people to be the chosen one to win a prize! The top three entries will be featured on our site and they will receive super sweet prizes!
Now on to the really good part…the prizes:
$150 American Muscle Gift Certificate
American Muscle Swag Pack
$100 American Muscle Gift Certificate
American Muscle Swag Pack
$50 American Muscle Gift Certificate
American Muscle Swag Pack
(American Muscle Swag Pack Includes: T-Shirt, Sweatshirt, Calendar, and Decals for your car!)
Still unclear about what you are supposed to do? Check out this example of what I would say is a top-notch entry for this contest:
Example: “One day in 3rd grade I was sucker punched in the back of the head and knocked out cold in the parking lot. When I came to, the first car I saw was a Mustang GT and ever since then I have been obsessed with Mustangs! Now I own 5 Mustangs and outfit all of them solely at American Muscle. Now I am facing an extremely difficult decision on whether to buy my wife an anniversary present or get new springs for my newest Mustang. Please please please let me win a prize so I can use that gift certificate to help pay for new control arms to go along with those springs! And/or get my wife something for her anniversary…if I really have to.”
Your entry or entries must be submitted before 1:00PM Eastern Time on Wednesday February the 27th.
You must include your full name, address, phone number, and email address when submitting. (Personal information will only be used internally for our records and to deliver your prize. No personal information collected will be used for outside solicitations or sold in any way.)
Everyone is eligible to enter, you do not have to have made a previous purchase from AmericanMuscle.com.
You may submit as many individual entries as you want, but please do not SPAM the same entry multiples times or ALL of your entries will be disqualified!
Gift Certificate Prizes valid only for products at AmericanMuscle.com and are not redeemable or exchangeable for any cash value.
American Muscle Swag Pack includes T-Shirt, Sweatshirt, Calendar, and Decals for your car.