Mustang Club of Tampa
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Spring is in the air… It’s time to uncover the Mustang and let’s get cruising!
There are many events going on. For an up-to-date list, see the website and the Pony Express for a complete list of known events. A couple that are supported by the MCT:
We have a Cruise-in to Rusty’s Restoration shop in Port Richey. We won’t have a cruise to Rusty’s, but we all can meet at Rusty’s. Donuts and Coffee provided. Then we are planning a short cruise over to Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch.
The Suncoast show is coming up. It is a great family event sponsored by our Sister Club in Pinellas.
The big show! Bill Currie Ford and Children’s Cancer Center are hosting with the MCT, the 2nd Annual Pony Party Week-end. Free event / Free Food / Free Music / Free Cruise for the Kids. All you need to do is show up and take a cruise around the building. To date, each cruise is worth $85.00 to benefit the Children’s Cancer Center Fund.
Lastly, I want to thank each and every club member that participated in the Officer Kondek benefit show in Tarpon Springs last week. The Painters report-ed that it was a big success and all were moved by the out-pouring of support.
Mark Borkowski, President email@example.com
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The Wall Street Journal
The New Ford Mustang Proves Muscle Cars Aren’t Dead
Automakers like Ford, Chevy and Dodge have found they can achieve blazing performance and still meet higher environmental standards, writes Dan Neil. Get ready to burn rubber responsibl
Updated Oct. 10, 2014 9:49 p.m. ET
IT WASN’T SUPPOSED to be this way. Tighter carbon-emission standards around the world and higher fuel-economy rules in the U.S. were to mean the end of muscle cars, or at least affordable ones. But, pleasant surprise, cars have actually gotten stronger, quicker, faster. Overall, performance is cheaper, more efficient and reliable than ever. It’s the Golden Age of Horsepower, and the horses are eating diet hay.
Do you like acceleration, Johnny? Dodge will sell you a Challenger SRT Hellcat with 707 hp and an eight-speed transmission, a car that will lay down 11-second quarter-mile passes until they turn the track’s floodlights off. A roaring Mopar fever dream. Chevrolet purveys a 580-hp Camaro ZL1 with Recaro seats, six-speed manual and a clutch, offering a top speed of 184 mph. Some exotic European brands are selling “megawatt” cars, with engine outputs of more than 1,341 hp.
Interactive: The New Fast
All of these cars and engines have one thing in common: forced induction. Instead of breathing at atmospheric pressure like the rest of us, these engines are force-fed air through spooling, high-velocity turbines, either turbochargers or superchargers. Combustion-wise, the effect is like turning a leaf blower on a bonfire.
From Ford to Ferrari, Audi to Volvo, auto makers are being obliged to move to smaller, forced-induction engines to make power while still lowering emissions. As they do, the character, the sinew, even the sound of performance is changing. And nowhere is the effect more striking than in the Ford Mustang, with its 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. It’s kind of the New Fast.
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A California woman was reunited with her classic Ford Mustang nearly 30 years after it was stolen, when a man tried to register the muscle car at a Department of Motor Vehicles Office. Lynda Alsip of Hollister said she couldn't ask for a better Christmas present than the return of her forest-green 1967 Mustang, the Monterey County Herald reported Monday, December 22nd, 2014. "I never thought I would see it again," she told the newspaper, standing in a tow yard next to her car in Salinas. "It's like winniing the lottery." She bought the car for $800 in 1985 when she was 17. About a year later, it was stolen outside her Salinas apartment. Authorities were investigating whether the man who tried to register the car knew it was stolen.