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Brad has been a Mustang enthusiast for as long as he can remember. He founded TheMustangSource.com (as Brad’s Mustang Site) in 1998, and has owned quite a stable of Mustangs including 1973 351 Coupe, a 2001 GT convertible and a 2006 GT Convertible. He has been a member of the Rocket City Mustang Club in Huntsville, Alabama, and Magic City Mustangs in Birmingham, and he redesigned The Mustang Club of America’s web site in 2010. Even his high school’s team nickname was the Mustangs.

Contrary to rumor, Ford’s V8 engines aren’t going anywhere

January 15, 2015 – 2:21 pm | No Comment | 2,773 views
Contrary to rumor, Ford’s V8 engines aren’t going anywhere

A nasty rumor began circulating on Mustang web sites and Facebook groups this week that Ford was enacting a plan to phase out its V8 engines after 2018. The original publisher of the rumor, HorsepowerKings.com, cites an unnamed …

The 2015 Ford Mustang by the numbers

July 22, 2014 – 7:30 am | 5 Comments | 1,468 views
The 2015 Ford Mustang by the numbers

For the first time since the 1986 SVO, Mustangs are leaving the factory with turbochargers. The Mustang EcoBoost era is underway, and it’s off to an impressive start. Mustang purists may scoff at the idea …

2015 Ford Mustang to pace Father’s Day NASCAR race

June 11, 2014 – 10:34 am | No Comment | 1,302 views
2015 Ford Mustang to pace Father’s Day NASCAR race

Add another to the list of races paced by a Ford Mustang. A 2015 Mustang GT will pace the field at the Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway this Sunday, …

Ford to raffle off special 2015 Mustang 50 Years Convertible for charity

May 8, 2014 – 8:14 am | No Comment | 902 views
Ford to raffle off special 2015 Mustang 50 Years Convertible for charity

Ford has announced that it will build a one-of-one 50th Anniversary Limited Edition 2015 Mustang GT Convertible and will raffle it off at the Woodward Dream Cruise in August. Proceeds will benefit the National Multiple …

Ford Mustangs to be featured next week on Velocity Channel’s Legendary Motorcar

March 13, 2014 – 1:22 pm | One Comment | 3,992 views
Ford Mustangs to be featured next week on Velocity Channel’s Legendary Motorcar

Mark your calendars, Mustang Enthusiasts. Next week’s episodes of Legendary Motorcar feature a 1968 Bullitt replica and 1970 Boss 429. Ontario-based Legendary Motorcar Company has been restoring, selling, and racing some of the world’s rarest, …

James Bond 1971 Mustang Mach 1 up for sale

February 19, 2014 – 10:32 pm | 2 Comments | 3,572 views
James Bond 1971 Mustang Mach 1 up for sale

Ever since James Bond took the wheel of an Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger, 007 has been known for his fascination with high-performance and exotic cars. Several of those cars are now for sale, including …

3D-printed 2015 Mustang candies are the perfect Valentine’s Day treat

February 13, 2014 – 6:55 pm | 2 Comments | 716 views
3D-printed 2015 Mustang candies are the perfect Valentine’s Day treat

If you think the 2015 Mustang is “sweet”, then you’ll love this: Ford and The Sugar Lab have teamed up to create edible 2015 Mustangs.
The Sugar Lab’s parent company, 3D Systems, took a CAD model …

eBay Find: Kar Kraft 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Race Car

November 14, 2013 – 4:37 pm | 2 Comments | 6,583 views
eBay Find: Kar Kraft 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Race Car

Have you seen that Dr. Pepper commercial with the female boxer/model? She’s Mikaela Mayer, and this 1970 Boss 302—currently on eBay—is her Mustang equivalent.
Since you’re on this site we probably don’t need to give you …

Classic Design Concepts previews SEMA-bound ‘Bad Penny’ Mustang

October 29, 2013 – 2:33 pm | No Comment | 2,151 views
Classic Design Concepts previews SEMA-bound ‘Bad Penny’ Mustang

The doors open to the 2013 SEMA Show in exactly one week, but today we get an early Halloween treat from a company synonymous with tricked-out Mustangs. (See what we did there?)
Classic Design Concepts will …

Cobra Jet to continue on as part of next generation Ford Mustang

October 10, 2013 – 11:10 am | One Comment | 2,538 views
Cobra Jet to continue on as part of next generation Ford Mustang

Back in July when the 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet was introduced, we made an inquiry to the boys over at Ford Racing to see if it would be the last year for the turn-key racer.  …

Latest rendering imagines 2015 Mustang’s front end

October 9, 2013 – 9:39 am | 6 Comments | 5,525 views
Latest rendering imagines 2015 Mustang’s front end

There seems to be a pattern forming with the flurry of spy photos and renderings of the 2015 Ford Mustang that have regularly appeared over the last few months. A well placed spy photographer will …

The 2003 Ford Mustang Convertible Concept is up for sale

September 26, 2013 – 12:15 pm | One Comment | 3,069 views
The 2003 Ford Mustang Convertible Concept is up for sale

Ford Mustangs don’t get much rarer than this. The Mustang GT Convertible Concept that debuted at the 2003 North American International Auto Show and revolutionized the modern muscle car is for sale. This roadster and …

Video: Need for Speed releases first movie trailer starring the Ford Mustang

September 25, 2013 – 2:05 pm | 2 Comments | 15,918 views
Video: Need for Speed releases first movie trailer starring the Ford Mustang

With Getaway, which features a Shelby GT500 Super Snake, still struggling in theaters, comes the first trailer for Mustang’s next adrenaline-infused movie: Need for Speed. Based on the popular video game series, Need for Speed …

This 2015 Mustang rendering is likely the most accurate yet

September 23, 2013 – 6:37 am | 30 Comments | 11,760 views
This 2015 Mustang rendering is likely the most accurate yet

With the publication of each spy photo we get a better idea of how the 2015 Ford Mustang will look when it makes its debut in a few months. Charles Cronley, or chazcron as he’s …