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DEC 15, 2022 | Compiled By Ford Performance Staff

Give The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Ford Enthusiast Club Membership

Many Mustangs in field for club photo

With the holiday shopping season upon us, we're faced with the annual challenge of what gift to get for our favorite car guy (or gal) who seems to already have everything. Beyond the Cool Stuff being offered by the Ford Performance Info Center (800-FORD-788) – including a FREE Ford Performance 2023 Calendar for every order of $50 or above – you'll never go wrong buying the car person in your life a full year's membership in a Ford vehicle club. Owning a performance Ford goes well beyond just driving one – there's a whole world of new friends, information and activities that await those who join a Ford enthusiast organization. And a membership in one or more of them makes a GREAT gift that will be appreciated the whole year through!

No matter what kind of classic or collectible Ford you might own on be interested in, there’s a club out there dedicated to it! Check out our Ford Performance Club Connect website for info on some of the enthusiast organizations that we support and promote. After you find a club of interest on our map, click on their web link or contact info to arrange for purchasing a membership; just make sure you have your recipient’s full address. Membership in long-standing, established clubs usually costs around $50 a year or less and can pay for itself the very first time you get advice from members or attend a club event. And the friends you make last a lifetime. So find a Ford club and sign up an enthusiast you know for a year full of Ford vehicle fun! Whichever club membership you choose, you'll be giving much more than just a gift – you'll be offering a whole Ford enthusiast lifestyle! 

Still Looking for a Great Gift? Give Inspiration with a New Book By Emeline King, Ford’s 1st Black Female DesignerEmeline King book

Some well-read Mustang enthusiasts may have heard of Emeline King, as she was the primary designer on the fourth-generation SN-95 Mustang’s swoopy dual-cockpit interior. But what most people likely do not know is that Emeline was the first black female Transportation Designer in Ford Motor Company’s history. She went on to design a variety of components on other Fords, including the Thunderbird, during her nearly 25 years at the Blue Oval. And now she’s written an inspirational 366-page softcover book entitled. “What Do You Mean A Black Girl Can’t Design Cars? Emeline King, She Did It!” It’s on sale now across the book world, but we recommend you order your copy via her website, https://www.emelineking.com/ It’s an insightful read and would make a great gift for any auto enthusiast – young or old – or for anyone who’s ever dreamed about designing cars.

How About Treating Yourself to a Powerful Gift? Get Your FREE Chance to Win a 1,000-horsepower Twin-turbo 7.3L Godzilla EngineEngine Labs 1000HP Engine Giveaway

Summit Racing Equipment and Power Automedia have teamed up to offer a FREE dream engine for any enthusiast with the EngineLabs Engine Giveaway just in time for Christmas. “Summit Racing Equipment is pleased to partner with Power Automedia in this engine giveaway,” said Al Noe, Summit Racing Equipment Chief Marketing Officer. “We are one of the oldest and largest Ford Performance Parts dealers in the country, and we were among the first to stock its Godzilla crate engine. It made perfect sense for us to be involved in this project. Summit Racing has a wide variety of parts to make this already stout engine package even better, plus everything needed to install it, including the tools to do the job right. We look forward to meeting the lucky winner and we’re ready with any additional parts, tools, or accessories needed to complete the project.”

The Ford 7.3L “Godzilla” V-8 engine is the largest-displacement gasoline engine offered by Ford Motor Company. Late Model Engines (LME) took a Ford Performance Parts crate engine and built it into a 1,000-horsepower-capable twin-turbo engine live on the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show floor in Indianapolis earlier this month. There’s no purchase necessary to win it, and you can enter online between now and December 31, 2022. For full details and a chance to enter the contest, visit www.EngineLabsGiveaway.com. For additional build details and giveaway updates, follow along at EngineLabs.com.

Here’s Why You Need to Register your Club or Ford Fan Facebook Group with Ford Performance Club ConnectFord Performance Club Connect

By now you should have heard about a Ford Performance initiative called “Club Connect” that can help all Ford and Mustang enthusiasts get connected with both Ford Motor Company and each other. Only those clubs who register with the program are eligible for no-cost promotion and support from Ford Performance, so you owe it to members of your Mustang or Ford vehicle club or online forum to register and appear on our Ford enthusiast club map. All it takes is a visit to www.FordPerformanceClubConnect.com and a single click on the “Register Your Club” link. Once you fill out the form and hit “Submit,” you’ll be notified within just a few days of your acceptance in Ford Performance Club Connect -- it’s that simple, and it’s FREE!

The primary goal of our Ford Performance Club Connect program is to get everyone to register their club – at no cost – and get themselves on our Ford enthusiast group map so that we can all connect with each other. Once there, you’ll be able to see all of the other clubs and groups who have registered in your region – not just Mustang clubs, but ALL Ford vehicle organizations. And now we’d like to invite all of you who are part of any Ford vehicle Facebook Group to register with Club Connect, too. Why? Because connecting your Facebook Group with more owners and fans makes your group more worthwhile – and registering with Club Connect will link your online group with participants who may never have known that your group exists.
The value in all of this is that whenever you plan a club or group activity, you can see what other clubs and groups are in your area that you may wish to contact and ask to join you at a show or event. It also allows Ford Performance to see all the clubs and groups in a certain area, so that when we are coming to town or planning a special Ford event in your city or state, you and your club members can be contacted to participate.
It takes only a few minutes for a club principal or board member to register your club and establish a direct link for your members to Ford Performance. And now, you can also register your group and logo with Ford Brand Licensing all in the same process. Have a product or parts question that you want answered? Wish you could get some free club event promotion in our weekly “Fast News” e-blast that goes out to some quarter-million Ford fans each Thursday? Looking for event coverage for your show in the Enthusiasts section of FordPerformance.com? Hoping you could find a cool Ford goodie-bag or door-prize item, or a banquet guest speaker? Individual requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, but they can ONLY be awarded to clubs who are registered.
So go to www.FordPerformanceClubConnect.com right now and click on the “Find Your Club” link to see if you are on the map. If not, then register your Ford-based club or Facebook Group today so that you can join this special program -- all backed and supported by a real enthusiasts at Ford Performance. If you have questions or want more info, you and your members can always email us at ClubHub@Ford.com, or can simply call our Ford Performance Info Center, toll-free during regular business hours, at 1-800-FORD-788 (800-367-3788).
So what are you waiting for? Get online and make sure you’re connected. Then plan to enjoy your performance Ford later this year so that you can discover the fun and all of the friendly people involved in the world of Ford Performance. We’re sure that being connected with each other and with Ford will make your ownership experience even more enjoyable!

Would You Like to Be Noticed on Ford Performance.com? It’s Easy to Get You and Your Car(s) Featured in Our ‘Ford Fan Spotlight’Blue Explorer ST

For the past decade, one of the most popular features on FordPerformance.com and in our Fast News e-newsletter continues to be "Ford Fan Spotlight," where readers can send in their own reasons why they're fans of Ford Motor Company. You know who they are: Ford "superfans;" grassroots Ford racers; unique Ford vehicle owners; loyal Ford enthusiasts; notable Ford club people; special Ford families; and/or any avid supporter of Ford, Ford vehicles, Ford motorsports or Ford Performance who deserves a little bit of special recognition.
All you need to do to get you, your car or candidate considered is to send in a brief description (200-500 words or less) and a few photos (in .jpeg format, preferably 1 mb) of a person (full name and hometown, please) and vehicle that you think Ford Performance should feature (and why) in the "Ford Fan Spotlight" for an upcoming installment of Fast News and posting on FordPerformance.com. Then email it to: ClubHub@Ford.com. (Your submission grants us your permission for us to use your copy and photos on our website and other Ford media outlets, edited as necessary.) We'll choose one submission to be featured online every three weeks. We hope to see YOU and your collectible Ford in our Fan Spotlight soon! 

Miss ‘Fast News’ in Your Email Inbox? Now You Can Read Our Enthusiasts News Each Week on Ford Performance Club Connect.comEnthusiast News on Club Connect
One race – one win – was all it took for Henry Ford to generate enough buzz and belief in his engineering among investors to secure funding and launch the Ford Motor Company 119 years ago. At Ford Performance, we have never forgotten where it all began. So we’ve been honoring our heritage, our products and our relentless competitive spirit by shining a light on motorsports and the Ford enthusiast world each week with our Fast News e-newsletter. 

From news on our hottest cars and trucks or performance parts to the latest scoop on all the must-see Ford enthusiast events and shows, our weekly Fast News email has been your ticket to stay connected to the company that put the world on wheels. But trying to keep up with emails has left some of you in the dust. So that’s why Ford Performance is now posting our weekly Enthusiast News directly on www.FordPerformanceClubConnect.com -- so you can check it out the next time you’re online -- without sorting through your email inbox. So put our FordPerformanceClubConnect.com website on your Favorites list, and then hop-in, buckle-up and hang-on each and every week for our Enthusiast News, because like you and all of us in the Ford enthusiast world, we’ll be driving Ford passion!