Following a combined donation of more than $9,000 to Homes for Our Troops from AmericanMuscle and its friends and business affiliates, the charity sent the following letter of appreciation. We wanted to pass it on to you since the donation was fueled by funds raised at the AmericanMuscle.com Car Show and Charity Event on July 19, 2009. So thanks also go out to our loyal customers for helping us support this noble cause. Let’s all make sure to do it again next year.
Modifying Mustangs has been around since, well, since April 17, 1964, the day the original pony car first launched. Since then, countless owners of the iconic muscle cars have worked tirelessly to make them stand out in the crowd.
For me, I’ll take a nice race-tuned Cobra in classic white with blue strips. Or, black on black is always a good choice. But then I’ve been known to take more of a utilitarian approach to Mustang mods: If it makes it go faster, improve handling or stop better, it’s good, regardless of appearance.
Sadly, not all Mustang owners share this simple philosophy. Over the years pictures have come forward of highly modified Mustangs that went wrong—way wrong. Below are some of my all-time favorites. Perhaps the most staggering point to consider is that most of these were not built on a whim, but rather through hundreds of hours of painstaking labor backed by thousands, or in some cases, dozens of dollars.
We hope you enjoy, and look forward to your comments regarding these Mustang mishaps…
It’s no secret that our car show was wildly successful. But even we were a little surprised to see it up on a billboard in New York’s Times Square.
For those of you that made it to the show, if you look closely enough, you might be able to see yourself on the big screen!
Here’s some more great video coverage from the first annual AmericanMuscle car show.
By popular demand, the AmericanMuscle Girls come to life in this full-color video. Rachel, Cat, Kelsie, Jamie, Laura and Naomi all show off their sleek exterior styling and sharp curves. It’s up to you to figure out what’s under the hood…
Perspective is something that’s often overlooked in life. The view from behind the wheel of your Mustang is quite familiar. So is the sight of it sitting in your driveway. If you’re in a club, images of your Pony running in a large herd are not easily forgotten. But when you’re staring more than 500 feet straight down at your top-tuned and polished-to-perfection Mustang surrounded by 150 equally awesome ‘Stangs at the 1st Annual AmericanMuscle Car Show and Charity Event, that image will change your perspective.
Sure, I can make the keys dance like Britney in spandex. But, admittedly, sometimes the power of description can only go so far. Whether you’re talking about the sinuous styling of a shiny Fox body, or a curvaceous contour of an AmericanMuscle Girl, no words can capture it like video. Enjoy!
AM Car Show: The Movie
Even the crew at AmericanMuscle was blown away to see the quality of Mustangs flowing onto our lot for the July 19th show. From original Shelbys to Roush’s latest topless creation, it was a visual feast for any Mustang fan. After two hours of registration the once-roomy AM lot was suddenly filled wall-to-wall with Ford’s finest. In the end, only a few could take home the very first awards from AmericanMuscle.
Here’s a list, and a look at our winners:
From the beginning the AmericanMuscle Car Show was set to be more than just a show. Company founders, backed by enthusiastic employees, pushed to give something back to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. The initial goal was to raise $5,000 to Homes for Our Troops, a charity that buys or builds homes for disabled veterans. After two previous donations, the team at AM decided to recruit its customers, vendors, families and friends to join the cause and give to this noble charity at the show.
The 1st Annual AmericanMuscle.com Car Show and Charity Event is now less than a week away, and everyone here at AM is in full party-prep mode. We’ve got more than 150 Mustangs confirmed for the Best in Show competition and a few hundred more ‘Stang fans set to come check out the action.
Having taken a peek at the list of cars that are going to attend, I can tell you there’s going to be something for everyone, unless you’re a Mopar Man. From a few top-tuned classics, to some of the latest Ponies to hit the street and the track, we’ll have the full spectrum from the Blue Oval’s original muscle car right here for you to see.