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President's Message for July, 2015
We are in the middle of summer but there is still plenty to do. I hope everyone is enjoying family time while kids are out of school. There are various cruise-ins almost every week. Motoring Tampa Bay has been a great source of information about car shows and cruise-ins around the Tampa Bay area for years. The web site always has a strong show listing and can be found at http://motoringtampabay.com. We are also having private club events for Ford Restaurant luncheon and working on other cruise activity to be announced soon.
Fall is not too far away and our 34th Mustang, Shelby and Ford Roundup is scheduled for November 7th and planning is underway. Additionally, we are starting to receive information about other fall shows that we support. Car Shows for Charity Poker Run is November 14th and Mustang Club of Tampa is co-sponsoring the event. In addition we have Mason Dixon’s Christmas show. Please email email@example.com if you are willing to volunteer for any of these events.
A friendly reminder to check your membership cards for expiration date, if it expires in 2015 you need to renew membership to continue your benefits and discounts. You can renew online at http://www.mustangcluboftampa.com/membership/ or download the renewal form and send it to Membership Director Cindy Suarez at address indicated on form. Any questions regarding membership can be directed to Cindy at Membership@mustangcluboftampa.com.
Last but not least, please save the date for Mustang Club of Tampa’s Christmas Party for members only on December 5th at Spaghetti Warehouse. More details will be provided as we progress with plans.
Look forward to seeing everyone soon!
President - Mustang Club of Tampa
American Muscle, with whom the Mustang Club of Tampa is developing a relationship as one of our sponsors, has provided us with a fantastic opportunity!
Legendary vehicle designer Chip Foose has just unveiled his one-off MMD By Foose 2015 Mustang GT. Best of all, American Muscle is going to be giving it away to one lucky winner.
The car itself is incredible, with an 810 horsepower supercharged engine, and a custom
The hyperlink to the American Muscle website where you can enter the drawing for this car is just below. MCT members, please follow this link and enter the contest! What have you got to lose? It would be really great if one of our MCT members won this car.
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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.