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JUN 5, 2024 | Ford Performance Staff


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Enter today for the chance to win a 2025 Shelby Super Snake and support JDRF at the same time! Your donation not only gives you an opportunity to win this customizable vehicle, it also helps the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in its mission to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat Type 1 diabetes and its complications. In partnership with Shelby American, the winner will have the opportunity to customize a 2025 Shelby Super Snake by choosing the transmission, color (exterior and interior), and more from a list of approved Ford/Shelby options. One of the most highly anticipated vehicles of 2024, the 830-plus horsepower specialty Mustang was designed to be the highest-performing Shelby Super Snake in history. The 5.0L V8-powered Shelby Super Snake is offered in both 480 and 830+ (supercharged) horsepower versions, giving it supercar capabilities. The suspension is tuned for shaper turn-ins and the exhaust for better airflow, while the brakes and cooling are enhanced to leverage the powertrain’s potential.

Ford and JDRF have partnered for over 25 years, raising over $75 million for JDRF. Since 1998 Ford Motor Company has supported JDRF in its goal of turning Type 1 into Type None. No other company has had a greater impact on funding JDRF research than Ford, a prestigious honor that the company holds in high esteem. The sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on December 31, 2024, and the drawing date for the winning ticket will be at 1 p.m. EST on January 8, 2025. As a bonus, use our special QR code FASTNEWS or simply click on our link HERE: Don’t wait for your chance to win this extraordinary car to help this very special cause – enter today!

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Enter to Win a Vintage 14K Gold Watch Owned/Worn by Gale Halderman and Help Ford Designer Emeline King Secure her Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award!

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How would you like to own a valuable and unique piece of Mustang history while helping one of our Mustang Heroes claim a much-deserved award? Emeline King, who was the interior designer of the fourth-gen 1994 SN95 Mustang, has won a Presidential Lifetime Achievement Gold Medal Award -- and the Mustang Owners Club of SouthEastern Michigan (MOCSEM) is hoping to cover the Honorarium costs for Emeline to receive this award through the club’s “Gale Halderman Watch Raffle!” With the purchase of a $20 raffle ticket, you can win a personal wristwatch owned and worn by late Ford designer Gale Halderman, the principal stylist behind the original Mustang. It’s a vintage Longines square 14K Gold watch with a sweep-second dial that came right out of Gale’s jewelry box and donated by the Halderman Museum. It’s in wind-up working condition with its original Nappa Leather band and it comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity from Gale’s daughter, Karen Halderman.

Enter NOW HERE by clicking on the “ENTER TO WIN” box. A maximum of only 250 entries will be sold you can enter as often as you wish via each separate $20 online-only entry. But hurry: Deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday June 16, 2024, and MOCSEM’s random drawing will take place at 8 p.m. on Monday June 17, 2024. Emeline is scheduled to receive her award at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 23 at the Burton Manor Banquet & Conference Center in Livonia, Michigan – so the clock is ticking! Enter now – don’t miss out on your chance to own this one-of-a-kind piece of Mustang history, with thanks to MOCSEM and the Halderman family! (To learn more about Emeline’s remarkable journey to become the first black female transportation designer in Ford Motor Company history, check out her 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 HERE, It’s an insightful read and would make a great gift for any Mustang or car enthusiast – young or old – or for anyone who’s ever dreamed about designing cars but thought it could never happen.)

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Get Your Tickets Now and Join Ford Performance for Special Mustang Corrals at IMSA Races This Year!

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Why just watch Mustangs go racing in the IMSA Series when you can drive your Mustang to the race and become part of special Mustang Corrals hosted by Ford Performance at the race venues this season? Ford Performance IMSA Mustang Corral tickets for three upcoming races are now on sale. All three of these feature the Corral (limited parking passes) plus Owner’s Lounge (Open to any Mustang owner on-site with proof of ownership). Just click on the link(s) below to reserve your spot.

June 7-9 – (Parking only, admission tickets need to be purchased separately)

Watkins Glen
June 20-23 – (Parking only, admission tickets need to be purchased separately)

August 23-25 -- (Packaged together with parking and admission tickets)

Up to four more Ford Performance Mustang Corrals (August 2-4 / IMSA @ Road America; August 30-September 1 / WEC @ Circuit of The Americas; October 4-6 / SRO America @ Indianapolis; and October 9-12 / IMSA @ Road Atlanta), each with unique opportunities, will be announced soon so stay tuned to “What’s Happening” for more info.

Experience Ford’s Mustang GT3 Program with the Dream Package to Attend the 24 Hours of LeMans 

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As any racing fan can tell you, Ford’s return to Le Mans is set for June 12th through the 16th and with this bucket-list motorsports event coming up fast, Ford Performance has pulled together a special program for Mustang owners across the globe. You can now sign up for a very compelling package to attend Le Mans with Ford and to get up close and personal to the exciting Mustang GT3 program. 

The program gives Mustang owners and fans a fantastic package deal that includes:

  • General entrance: valid from Wednesday to Sunday – bear in mind that tickets to Le Mans sold out months ago so this is their only access to the race!

  • Parking (1 per 3 participants): The Parking Expo is ideally located across the road from the main entrance.

  • Grandstand ticket: Enjoy the best views of the action with access to the T23 Grandstand, overlooking the legendary Ford chicane.

  • Access to the Mustang Garden: Take time out from the crowds in a tranquil private hospitality area in the heart of the Village, featuring live TV, delicious meals and an open bar. You might even rub shoulders with racing drivers and Ford leaders during our Meet & Greet sessions. Access from Saturday June 15th @ 8 a.m. to Sunday June 16th @ 4:30 p.m.

  • Garage tour & Tyre Compound tour: Get unbeatable behind-the-scenes access with exclusive tours of a Proton Competition garage & Goodyear tyre compound.

  • Precision Driving experience: For the ultimate adrenaline rush, buckle-up for a precision driving experience with none other than Paul Swift himself.

  • Shuttle: Navigate the circuit with a private shuttle service to an ACO hospitality with open bar to enjoy some track action from a different viewing point.

  • Goodie bag: Show your Mustang pride with a goodie bag filled with exclusive, limited-edition merchandise to commemorate your Le Mans adventure.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Sign up for this exclusive program package HERE – and make you travel plans NOW to attend one of the most famous motorsports events in the world and witness the Mustang GT3 make racing history!

‘Ford: The Collector’s Edition’ Book & Memorabilia Set Voted Top Collectible of 2024 by the Mustang Owners Podcast

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With Mustang’s 60th anniversary being celebrated throughout 2024, Ford fans are looking for ways to commemorate the rich history of legendary Blue Oval vehicles. One of the best ways to do just that is via the purchase of “Ford: The Collector’s Edition” history book and memorabilia set -- a true treasure for Ford fans. In fact, it was recently named the “No. 1 Ford Collectible of The Year” by the top-rated Mustang Owners Podcast! After taking the media spotlight with its official introduction at the Carlisle Ford Nationals last June, the centerpiece of “Ford: The Collector’s Edition Set” is easily its massive, 410-page hardbound history book, taking you through Ford’s storied heritage. From Henry Ford’s humble beginnings to Ford’s iconic product lines, contributions to America’s middle class, its war effort and its motorsports triumphs and beyond, this book – penned by a team of authors and editors – is a comprehensive chronicle of Ford’s motorized legacy. Besides the book that features many historical and owner-submitted photos, another popular part of the collector’s set is the storage box of some 25 replica inserts of Ford memorabilia and rarely seen historical documents, from letters written by Thomas Edison to Henry Ford and telegrams to company business docs and promotional literature – even several replica vehicle brochures. But the fan-favorite part is easily the bonus set of 10 finely crafted replica Ford vehicle badges mounted on black velvet in the lid of the superb presentation case. They are stunning and really bring Ford’s heritage to life!

Nothing like this has ever been done before for any American automaker and will likely never be done again. Ford fans everywhere can experience the unparalleled history, beauty, and excitement of 121 years of Ford Motor Company with this truly one-of-a-kind book, badges & memorabilia set. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to secure your own “Ford: The Collector’s Edition” set, or to gift one to the Ford fan who thinks they “has everything” Ford – because they don’t have this, and they’ll surely cherish this limited-run mega Ford collectible forever. Simply visit HERE to order yours right now and have it shipped directly to your door via UPS.

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

By now you must have heard about a Ford Performance program 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 our website HERE 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 we want to include 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 the Ford Performance Club Connect website HERE 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 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!

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Want to Be Noticed on Ford Performance.com? Get You and Your Car(s) in Our ‘Ford Fan Spotlight’

For more than a decade now, one of the most popular features on the Ford Performance website 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 Inbox? Get Weekly Enthusiast News on Ford Performance Club Connect.com

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 now 120 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 the Ford Performance Club Connect website HERE -- so you can check it out the next time you’re online -- without sorting through your email inbox. Read it and share it with your club or group or even include it in your newsletters. 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!

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