The AmericanMuscle team was in full effect last Wednesday night in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, along with our friends at 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords! It was the night before the highly anticipated King of the Street competition at Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green, KY. What better way to kick off the fun than a night out with the whole crew?
We gathered at the Whiskey Kitchen on 12th Avenue in Nashville to catch up and talk about the events to follow. Mike Johnson, Steven Turner, KJ Jones and Greg Clark from the 5.0 Magazine crew were all excited to get a head start on things when we landed. It’s always a pleasure to hang out with our boys from Tampa and LA, and tonight was going to be fun!
Jeff Burd’s 2008 Roush 428R Mustang!!!
Jeff’s Roush Mustang is one of only 200 made, and Jack Roush himself signed it. The 428R has all the features you expect from a Roush vehicle, and some sweet extras. It features 18X10 Roush wheels and some awesome upgrades from a standard GT. The Roush makes 435 HP and it has an intercooled ROUSHcharger.
When you’re making that much power, you need a suspension that can handle it. The 428R has lowering springs, upgraded swaybars, and upgraded springs and shocks. It’s equipped with Cooper Zeon 2XS tires to help Jeff grip the road when he hits turns, and is rated to pull over 1G of force.
This red Mustang has some serious sex appeal–its Roush custom front fascia, chin spoiler, and hood scoop all give it a tough, powerful look. Being Roush, they didn’t stop with the obvious mods, but added hood pins, a black high-flow grille, and the iconic Roush emblems. With an exterior that looks this good, the inside has to match, so Jeff’s Mustang has leather seats, an upgraded dash, racing pedals, and a retro knob on the short throw shifter. Jeff gave the 428R his own touch by adding a rear window louver and a honeycomb taillight panel.
Think your pony has what it takes to be the November Ride of the Month? Submit your entry before Sunday, October 25th. Entries are only good for a month, so make sure you submit yours again if you didn’t win for October.
If you’re a die-hard Mustang performance enthusiast, you’ve probably heard of 5.0 Magazine’s King of the Street competition. As this years sponsor, AmericanMuscle.com is headed to Bowling Green, KY to get our hands dirty and bring the action back to our viewers!
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As you’ve seen from my previous few posts, the AmericanMuscle car show this year was amazing! There were thousands of people in attendance, over 500 Mustangs, and thousands raised for charity. I hope that everyone agrees that it was a fun and successful day. We couldn’t have done any of this without our loyal customers, so let’s take a look at the final figures:
If you like watching cars make big power on the dyno, this was the spot to be. Add in an AmericanMuscle girl getting completely soaked in water, and it was a win for everybody! This exciting new contest emerged this year at our 2010 Car Show, and was dubbed the Dyno Dunk Tank competition.