Military Heroes Contest Winners!

We are active on a lot of forums, and we love to run contests on these boards, as well as in our blog. Recently, we ran a contest on We asked forum members to submit a friend or family member — or themselves — to be considered. A panel of judges went over the entries and chose their top three, who were awarded three amazing prizes. Without further ado, here are the winners!

  • First PlaceWinner of the SCT X3 Tuner and 1 Free Tune (for her husband), and a $75 gift certificate (for herself):

     Shannon and Kyle Tyler! 

Here’s what Shannon had to say about her husband, Kyle:

"Kyle and I met when we were both stationed in Korea, we got married and bought the Mustang at an Overseas Military car sales program. Since we’ve been in the states Kyle’s hobby and passion has been working on the car, most of the time getting new ideas from Mustang Forums. Back in June ’07 Kyle was deployed to Iraq with his unit, unfortunately since hes been gone he missed the birth of our first daughter, Lorelai. But he’s looking forward to coming home on R&R; he can’t wait to meet Lorelai, see the family, and work on the car. He’s been talking about putting a cold air intake in, something about a hood scoop, and a tuner.

As you can see by the pictures below there was an accident. On the 26th of October I was cut off by a Dodge Caliber on post. The good news is the shop says that the car can be repaired before he comes home. And thats why I’m entering this contest for him, he is so self-less; hes over there fighting right now and then I had to break the bad news about the car. And even after he saw the pictures he was just glad I was ok."





  • Second Place –Winner of his choice of gears AND a $50 Gift Certificate (for nominating himself):

    Mike Cox, Jr.! 

What he had to say:


"Well I don’t think I am a hero or amazing (my wife seems to think so and she told me I just have to do this since she hates computers),  but I have been in the army since 2002. I was in Iraq for 14 months in 04-05 as a combat engineer with the 1st Cav. Since then I have re-classed and now I fix broken Apaches. I am currently in Afghanistan with the 82d Airborne. I have the best army wife ever and 3 great kids who love daddy’s mustangs, my youngest was 3 days old when I deployed to Iraq. I have an 88 LX convertible 5.0 and an 07 GT that I used my reenlistment bonus to get."




  • Third Place —Winner of a Billet Grille w/Pony Cutout AND a $25 Gift Certificate (for nominating himself):

Tracy Singer! 


What he had to say:

"I’m Army Master Sergeant Singer, currently in Iraq. I’ve been serving on active duty for over 20 years and this is my 5th deployment (3rd in Iraq). I work with the Iraqi Army daily so that they can hopefully take control of the security mission and U.S. forces can depart. As part of our job, we perform combat patrols with the Iraqi Army (IA) several times a week (I stopped counting after 75). Why should I win? I deserve to win this no more than anyone else; we all serve our great nation. Without warriors, there would be no America. Without America, there would be no Mustangs. So, I guess we made Mustangs possible in a round-about fashion. (I’m kidding) Like many, I’m married to a wonderful gal and we have two beautiful children. Sorry, no pics of them on the Internet. In my (rare) free time, I’m also a college student finishing a BA."


All three winners will also receive t-shirts for every member of their squad!

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone that participated! We appreciate your hard work and dedication more than you know. Take care of yourselves, and come home safely!


Cale Woodward, Jeanne Baker and Raymond Neice, Jr. — First Scavenger Hunt Winners!

­The contest now has come and past,

It was fun, we had a blast.

The time is here to now proclaim

The winners of this Hallowed game.


To all that played, we thank you much,

And in the future, wish you luck.

A new contest around the turn

Will be a chance for all to learn.


To Raymond, Cale and Jeanne B.,

You have been chosen as the three.

You’ve won the prizes we did pick,

And you will get them mighty quick.


A Chin Spoiler for Raymond Neice,

I hope you like this styling piece.

For Cale Woodward, some new floor mats,

A better prize than flying bats.


For Jeanne B, you will receive

A prize so cool, you won’t believe.

New Light Covers for your ‘Stang,

Will be the envy of the gang.

Thanks again to all and one

For joining in our hallowed fun.

For taking on this daunting quest,

You’ve surely proved you are the best!

The Swarr Bar: Rear Support for your Mustang
Customer Service Reps are frequently asked to give local shop recommendations. Being based out of Eastern Pennsylvania makes it difficult to direct our customers that live in other parts of the country. However, if you are local to AmericanMuscle, pay attention!

There are a lot of good shops in the area, but today we’re going to profile one of our favorites: Swarr Automotive.

Based in the Collegeville, Pa. area, Swarr Auto has the capability to do almost every modification or installation. Though they specialize in transmission, suspension and rear end builds, they have excellent relationships with local paint and body shops and engine builders.

Owner Eric Swarr has been working on Mustangs forever. His father, Jim Swarr, was a legend in the racing industry, and Swarr took over the family business when his father passed away. Having worked with the best of the best, Swarr can truly be considered one of the most knowledgeable in the industry.

Besides the top-notch work done in his shop, Eric Swarr has also designed a part that provides amazing support for 8.8 rear ends. The Swarr Bar was designed for high-performance street and strip racing applications — though it will work nicely on daily drivers, too — and is an easy, bolt-on modification for any Mustang. Constructed of mild tubular steel, the Swarr Bar is TIG welded to ensure
strength and durability, and powder-coated black to last.

The torque produced by high performance Mustangs can cause the rear to flex under load. It’s not fun when it happens, and if you’re looking to prevent it, the Swarr Bar is the way to go. This part also eliminates wheel hop, getting the power to the ground where it’s needed. In an interview with Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, Swarr pointed out one more benefit to his part.

"It also helps with reaction time," he said. "The stiffer rear allows the car to react quicker because power is used to drive the car, not flex the rear."

So, if you’re looking for rear support that also drops reaction time and eliminates that oh-so-annoying wheel hop, swing by or give us a call and pick up your very own Swarr Bar.

And if you’re in the area and you’re looking for a shop, give the good folks at Swarr Automotive a call.  

Introducing GTStyling’s Mustang Rear Blackout Panel (2005+) is constantly adding to our ever-growing inventory of Mustang parts and accessories. Every once in a while, we come across a product that is just begging to be spotlighted. This is one of those times.

The headlight and tail light covers we carry have quickly become a hot commodity, often selling out as soon as we get them in. Made by GTStyling, the covers are a great way to change the look of your car without breaking the bank. And for you S197 owners, we now have the perfect finishing touch for your ‘Stang!­

Introducing the Mustang Rear Blackout Panel (2005+)

This one-piece panel — also by GTStyling — fits right between the tail lights, giving your Mustang a distinctive look that sets it apart from the crowd. It is a perfect compliment to a new 2011 Mustang body kit as AmericanMuscle also sells rear blackout panels for the 2011+ Mustangs.

What are you waiting for? Grab one today and put your Mustang a step above the rest!

$335 in Prizes up for grabs in a Haunted Halloween Scavenger Hunt

­­Not too far from the office is a small town. Like other small towns across Pennsylvania, it is unremarkable in its daily life. The s­easons come and go, and people celebrate together: gathering in autumn to crown a new Apple Fair Princess, and again in the winter to light the Christmas tre­e in the town center.

On the edge of this town, so far out t­hat most adults choose to ignore that it is wi­thin their borders, stands an old house sagging and worn with age and neglect. It is rumored that something terrible happened in that house, but there is no one still alive to say what. And every year, the town’s teenagers challenge each other to spend a night in the house, to find out once and for all if it is truly haunted.

No one has ever succeeded. But, this year is different. This year the Apple Fair Princess proved to be the most daring teenager in town, disappearing into the house one night, wit­h a promise to emerge t­he next day. That was three days ago, and she has not been seen since.


But, she has been heard.


Every night – at exactly midnight – the echo of a girl’s scream rolls through the town and into the ears of every resident. Every night, the townspeople gather in the town center, huddling together and talking frantically about what has happened, and what will happen next.

Tonight, the scream came again at midnight. Again, the townspeople gathered in distress. But, tonight there was a note, written on aged parchment and nailed to the largest tree in the town center.

If what I have belongs to you

Then I need entertainment, too.

To my house, she came one night,

Searching for a wicked fright.

I scared her to a silent state,

And now she sits and waits her fate.

But her fate now sits in your hands

And you’ll decide which way she lands.

I’ll send you on a little hunt,

And this for me will be quite fun.

I’ll hide eight things around this town

And I’ll keep her until they’re found.

­Find them now, ‘fore it’s too late,

And she’ll walk through my haunted gate.

But if you fail to find them fast,

I cannot promise that she’ll last.

Her fate lies in the hands of town,

She’s begging not to let her down.

You have until All Hallows Eve

And until then you’ll hear her scream.

The first one to my door will win,

And I’ll let her be yours again.


The contest is simple!

Hidden on our site are EIGHT Halloween related images. They can be on any page, with any product. Find ALL EIGHT images and email us at ­with a list of the pictures and the web page address where each one is located.

That’s it!

Three winners will be chosen at random from all correct entries and awarded the following prizes:

        1. Headlight and Tail Light Covers

        2. Mustang Chin Spoiler (94-04)

       3. Your choice of Floor Mats

That’s $335 in prizes!

Contest Rules

  1. The email subject line must read Halloween Contest Submission.

  1. Please include your name, address, email address, phone number, and year and model of car in your submission email.

  1. The contest will run from Monday, October 22, 2007 to Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 11:59 p.m.

  1. Only ONE entry per person. Do not submit multiple entries from other email addresses. We will find out and you will be disqualified.

  1. Do not spoil the fun for others once you have found the images! If we find out that anyone has posted the locations of the images on any forum – and we WILL find out – that person will be disqualified.


Scott Shankle, Chris Wahl, Danny Pool and Anthony Kinthiseng Win First Ever Review Contest

The first ever review contest has come to a close. Thank you to all that participated! We got a lot of great reviews, and we wish that everyone could win the prizes. But, there can be only four winners, and they are:

Winner of a $100 Gift Certificate:

Scott Shankle

(review can be seen HERE

Winner of a $50 Gift Certificate:

Chris Wahl

(review can be seen HERE)

And the winners of the Car Cleaning Kit:

Danny Pool

(review can be seen HERE


Anthony Kinthiseng

(review can be seen HERE

If you were chosen as a winner, please send an email with your name, address, email, phone number, year and model and t-shirt size to:  Please put: Review Contest in your subject line.  

Congratulations to all, and thank you again for participating!

AmericanMuscle and Modified Mustangs: Teaming up to showcase your ‘Stang

In the near future, 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!

Free Stuff and Incredible Perks for registering your Mustang Club

Do you have a Mustang Club that you’re looking to promote? Do you want to be a part of the family? Now’s your chance!

Register your club on our club affiliation page and you can not only promote your own club’s website, but you’ll enjoy some incredible perks from our store! These perks are only available to registered clubs, and the list of benefits keeps on growing!

So, what do you get for signing up? Good question! Once you’ve submitted your club and we approve it, here are some of the rewards you will receive:

  • Free listing and promotion of your club through our directory
  • 5% discount on all products from our store 

  • Up to 15 decals for your club members
  • An t-shirt for yourself
  • Free t-shirt for all of your members when they place a phone order
  • Exclusive giveaways from throughout the year
  • Your local shows and club events listed on our site

The best part? will be sponsoring car shows throughout the year. When you register your club, you increase your chance of being selected because club members will be the first shows to be sponsored!

Just added to the list of perks: the chance for your club to be featured in the Blog. That’s right, each month, one lucky club will be spotlighted in our Blog for all of our customers to see. The feature will include club information, photos, and details of events.

So, head on over to our Club Affiliation Page and sign your club up today!



New SCT X3 Power Flash Tuner

Have you wanted a tuner for awhile? Have you wanted the custom tune ability of the SCT Xcalibrator2 with the upgrades of the SCT LiveWire, but you haven’t wanted to pay the price? If you have a 96-08 V6, GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 or Cobra, now’s your chance! is proud to be one of the first dealers of SCT’s new

X3 Power Flash Tuner!

Similar to SCT’s LiveWire, the X3 takes the Xcalibrator a whole new level! With the X3, you get most of the features of the LiveWire, with the same easy use as the XCal2. Some of the features include:

    – Enhanced data logging

    – 8x the onboard memory of the XCal2 (128MB total, compared to the XCal2’s 16MB)

    – Upgraded 4-line backlit display

    – Improved horsepower and gas mileage.

    – Custom and Strategy tunes.

The X3 comes with stand-alone tune adjustments that allow you to tweak both your custom tunes and the included strategy tunes without needing to use your computer. This feature is perfect for both die-hard modders that want to fine-tune their programmer for racing, and those just entering the world of Mustang modification. Even beginners can easily compensate for items such as gear and tire size changes.


Don’t hesitate…Get yours now!

After Hours: Smokin’ Hot Sammi models Products and Modified Mustangs has teamed up again to bring you a smokin’ hot photo spread! In the September 2007 issue, MM spotlighted some of our most popular items, modeled by the super-hot Sammi. 

For those of you that haven’t gotten your copy of Modified Mustangs yet, here’s a sneak peek of what’s inside those glossy pages!

Hot model and hot parts. It doesn’t get much better than this!

Get your copy today!