AM Sponsors Mustang Week 2008

AmericanMuscle strikes again helping to make Mustang Week 2008 a huge success as both a Silver Level Sponsor, and a sponsor of the Bad Mustangs Club’s contingent for the week. In addition to our sponsorship, we also sent down a set of 1994-2004 Black Bullitt Wheels that were used in the charity raffle.

Mustang Week itself was a huge success with a turnout of over 550 Mustangs in attendance! The Bad Mustangs Club even won the club participation award for the second year in a row with 66 members present and accounted for throughout the week! With events like the massive car show, heads up drag racing at Darlington Dragway, and Steve Saleen himself unveiling his all new Race Craft Car, it is safe bet that Mustang Week will be repeating itself once again in 2009!

$4230.36 Donated To Homes For Our Troops At AM Charity Picnic

Homes For Our Troops

$4230.36 Donated To Homes For Our Troops At AmericanMuscle’s Annual Charity Picnic

On Saturday July 12th, 2008, AmericanMuscle held its annual company picnic and charity fund raiser. Once again, this year’s charity foundation was Homes For Our Troops which 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 those who have returned from their service to our country severely injured, 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.

The Breakdown:

  • Sales Donation (% Of Sales During The Event) – $3615.36
  • Additional Company Donation – $500.00
  • Phone Donations – $ 115.00
  • Grand Total – $ 4230.36

The Obligatory Big Check Picture

The Obligatory Big Check Picture

In addition to our annual charity fundraiser, this event was also our annual company picnic! A variety of fun activities, massive food consumption of previously unthinkable proportions, and shenanigans pursued including “American Gladiator” style jousting, expert mechanical bull riding, dunk tank dunking of bosses, horseshoeing, a limbo contest how low can you go?, and of course the crème de la crème of picnic activities…the office employee versus warehouse employee TUG OF WAR!

So check out the pictures of the AmericanMuscle crew cutting loose below, and keep an eye out for next year’s fundraiser picnic!


SilverMustangs.com 1st Annual Silver in the Hills Cruise This Weekend!

American Muscle is sponsoring SilverMustang.com’s 1st ever “Annual Silver in the Hills Cruise” this weekend, 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!

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

AmericanMuscle to Dominate 2008 Race Season With Mustang Type-R

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AmericanMuscle to dominate 2008 Race Season with the release of its Multi-Purpose Ultimate Race Edition Mustang Type-R. The Mustang Type-R is expected to compete and win in NASCAR, Formula1, Indy Car, All Classes of NHRA and NMRA Drag Racing, Mud Wrestling, and the 24 Hour LeMans.

We carefully studied the fastest 4 cylinder import performance cars that we have seen in our area and said, “hey…why can’t we apply these time proven methods to a V6 or even a V8!” So we did, and now we believe that we have truly created the ultimate driving machine!

Performance Modifications:

  • Quint Supercharger Sticker – This sticker replicates all the performance of having 5 superchargers without the extra weight on your car and lets the world know we are serious about performance. We slapped this baby right on our black painted headlights for high contrast performance!
  • Type-R Stickers – The true power of this Mustang comes from its numerous strategically placed Type-R stickers and badges. Each one alone has no problem multiplying the performance of this vehicle by tenfold!
  • Chrome Plated NAZ Bottle – We mounted the Chrome Plated NAZ bottle in front of the radiator in the engine bay so the world could see through our open grille that we are running NAZ. To help save weight, we ditched the heavy plumbing to inject the NAZ into the motor and only hooked the bottle to the Purge Valve.
  • Massive Aluminum Rear Wing – Not only does it look cool, but we are pretty sure it adds some serious horsepower to the rear!
  • Cut Mufflers – We wanted to get the biggest exhaust tips we could on this baby so we took a Sawzall to the mufflers and cut the back of the muffler off! From there we were able to gut the inside of the muffler which effectively saved weight and gave us almost 13 inch wide exhaust tips!
  • Quad Euro-Style Screw-On Fog Lights – In order to increase the aerodynamics and horsepower output of our front end, we strategically screwed Euro-style fog lights into the bumper and the chin spoiler. We went with a twin-yellow light coupled with a twin-blue light combo to increase the area of our powerband.
  • Triple Aluminum Drag Racing Hood Scoops – To complete the competition look of our Mustang we glued triple aluminum hood scoops to our hood. Not only did this boost our performance, but we have two more scoops then any top-fueler in the NHRA!
  • Extensive Under The Hood Modifications – We replaced factory inlet tube with 11 inline electric superchargers and stabilized their combined 250CFM airflow with twin Turbonators.
  • Solid Chrome Hubcaps – These Solid Chrome Hubcaps completely hide the factory 16 inch rims for a sleek aerodynamic look, helping to further multiply the horsepower output of our motor. Horsepower Output Chart before and after hubcap installation.
  • Bright Purple Paint Job – Our Bright Purple Paint really screams performance to the point where we fear officials might not even let us compete if they think the advantage it gives us might constitute cheating.
  • Fast Looking Stickers – We found the fastest looking stickers we could to help boost performance and slapped them wherever they could fit.
  • Cool Japanese Character Sticker – We are not quite sure what it means, but according to the eBay seller we got bought it from these stickers are all the rage in the JDM…whatever that means.
  • Extensive Stereo Modifications – We removed the back seat and passenger seat and we were able to squeeze 17 total subwoofers inside the car. To achieve the most intimidating sound possible we removed the spare tire and any and all sound dampening material inside the car and filled the spare tire well with marbles. Surprisingly this gave us one of the highest performance gains over any other mod we did!

Aesthetic Modifications:

  • All Aesthetic Modifications previously listed under Performance Modifications.

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AM Sponsors Black Mustang Club St. Patrick’s Day Beach Cruise

On March 15th, 2008, the Black Mustang Club held its annual St. Patrick’s Day Beach Cruise. While American Muscle was freezing its butts off in good old Pennsylvania, the BMC was cruising the California Coasts in sunny bliss!

The events of the day included a scenic cruise around the Palos Verdes Peninsula carefully planned to hug the coast rather than cruising on the freeways with two organized stops for photo opportunities. Not only were the views a pleasure, but the spirited turns and curves of the route gave this cruise more excitement! Following the cruise all guests partook in food, drinks, and a prize raffle at an Irish Pub in Huntington Beach reserved especially for the event’s participants.

American Muscle donated a $100 Gift Certificate for the prize raffle as well as some Free American Muscle Swag. To check out the cruise for yourself, The Black Mustang Club provided these videos for your enjoyment:

AmericanMuscle.com to Sponsor 1000HP Ford GT ECTA Land Speed Record Attempt!

AmericanMuscle.com to Sponsor
1000HP Ford GT ECTA Land Speed Record Attempt!

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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.

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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!