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President's Message for June, 2015
I hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend. Summer must be here, because now I have to run A/C when driving my convertible with the top down! Car shows will be limited to evening car meets until the temps cool down.
Regardless of the season, it is a great time to own a Mustang. It is a community of passionate people that genuinely care about helping others and having fun. Although I love our Mustang events, my favorite car shows include “ALL Makes & Models” because when we cruise in 25+ cars deep and get that reaction of “bleepin Mustangs, where are we going to put them all?” Always makes me smile.
Mustang Club of Tampa elections are now over and I am honored to serve as your President. If anyone has any suggestions for upcoming events or meetings, please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss. Also, I encourage everyone to make the most of the Q&A portion of our meetings to get information that is important to you personally. If you are seeking knowledge on how to do a repair, or need a recommendation for service, parts to sell, need to borrow a tool, looking to buy a classic Mustang, etc…, speak up. Experience among members covers vintage classics to late model performance. We have members with decades of hands-on experience who love to share advice on how-to and how-not-to.
Reminder, it is time to renew Membership. If you have not sent your dues in, please do so at your earliest convenience. There are several ways to renew. Online renewal is simple and secure with PayPal. You can also go to: www.mustangcluboftampa.com/membership and download the fillable Membership form, print and mail with your check to the address noted.
November 7th will be our Annual Car Show held at Bill Currie Ford; more details will follow as we finalize plans. Please save the date!,
Lastly, we are invited to participate in the JEEPS vs Mustangs Show Down being held on June 20th at Tres Amigo in Brandon from 5pm to 8pm. The event is free and I am looking forward to seeing a strong presence from our club. For other events, be sure to check the event section of our newsletter or our website.
President - Mustang Club of Tampa
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For those of you who were able to whisk down to Amelia Island’s legendary Concours D’Elegance, you got many an eyeful of gorgeous vintage four-wheeled metal. As a not-inconsiderable bonus, you might have spotted this very special car: the Revology Mustang. Yes, it looks like a ’64, but it's actually brand new!
How is this possible? Let us explain.
Based near Orlando, Florida, Revology Cars, Inc., was founded by former Ford Special Vehicles Team (SVT) sales and marketing boss Tom Scarpello, a man with Mustangs coursing through his blood. And his Mustang, technically a replica, is a masterpiece.
It starts either with an existing Mustang body of 1964½ – 1966 vintage, which Revology will bring back to original condition or, preferably, a brand-new, Ford-licensed Dynacorn body. The car is then fitted with updated details, such as LED head- and tail-lamps, and LED parking and reverse lamps. The standard 15X7-inch wheels are mounted by Falken tires measuring 205/60R up front and 215/60 in back. Any original Ford paint color can be applied, says Revology. Oh, and don’t look for an antenna—it’s hidden.
Inside, the driver sits on a power bucket seat with a three-point seat belt (the original came with lap belts only) and faces a dashboard blessed with modern, LED-lit gauges, an integrated tachometer, digital message center, and even performance timers. Features found on the Revology Mustang that you’d never find on an original Mustang include LED interior lighting, remote keyless entry, side-impact door beams, Bluetooth connectivity, and even available hidden AUX and USB ports.
Under the vintage skin is a beefed-up chassis with new McPherson strut front and three-link rear suspension components, power rack-and-pinion steering, and vented disc brakes front and rear. Under the hood is a 302-cubic-inch Windsor V-8 with 265-horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque. This motor was common to Mustangs built in the late 2000s. While newer Ford engines are more powerful, the tried-and-true Windsor engine was chosen on account of its ability to fit in the existing engine bay without altering the car’s suspension design.
Not only can the car travel 18 miles on a gallon of premium unleaded, according to Revology, but the engine, transmission (five-speed manual or four-speed automatic), and 3.70 limited-slip rear differential are warranted for a full three years. A one-year bumper-to-bumper warranty and a five-year corrosion warranty also apply. And with most of the modified parts being Ford-sourced, the Revology Mustang can easily be serviced at any Ford dealer.
Inevitably, a certain number of purists will scoff at this car, but just as many, if not more, will celebrate its existence, and perhaps a few will plunk down deposits for one.
Which brings us to the matter of cost: the base retail price for the Revology Mustangs starts at $119,500 for the fastback and $122,000 for the convertible. Options include the GT appearance package ($1,495), and a premium audio system ($2,495), a 3.89 rear diff ($395), and a 4.11 rear diff ($495).
What, you thought a hand-built, street-legal replica of one of America’s favorite cars ever would be cheap?
Indeed, considering how many nicely restored or well-preserved original Mustangs are on the market at any given time for far less coin, the Revology Mustang is not cheap at all. But few Mustangs from the 1960s, if any, will be as everyday-livable as this car, especially as we find ourselves so dependent on personal and on-board electronics. And just try and find an original Mustang so well warrantied...and with a USB outlet!
After its debut at Amelia, the car is available for viewing and test drives at Revology’s suburban Orlando, Florida, HQ. For more info, head to www.revologycars.com.