Monthly Archives: July 2006


Steeda to participate in Mustang Club of America 30th

Steeda Autosports will participate in the Mustang Club of America 30th Anniversary Stampede this August 30-September 3, at Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama. The 2006 Steeda Q 525 and the 2001 Q 400 will running the open track event and taking part in the Thursday night cruise.

Fresh from an exciting outing at the 32nd Annual Mid-America Ford Performance and Shelby Meet this past June in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Steeda Q Mustangs will once again take to the track  as part of the company’s continuing test and development program.

Steeda Autosports owner Dario Orlando will be on hand and invites participants to stop by say hello and check out the 580 horsepower Q525 as well as some of the company’s  latest performance parts.

Steve McCarley, Event Director and his team have been hard at work for over a year planning the event that celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Mustang Club of America. There will be lots to see and do at Barber Motorsports Park, with a multitude of companies that support the Mustang hobby including the large mobile display from BF Goodrich, The Official Tire of the Mustang Club of America. For more information on the Mustang Club of America’s 30th Anniversary Stampede, go to


Tom Ellis Repeats as SCCA American Sedan Division Champion

It is only July, but Tom Ellis and his Steeda Mustang have already won the SCCA American Sedan Southeast Division Championship for the second year in a row. The Pompano Beach, Florida based Ellis has been dominant in 2006, with wins at Savannah, Road Atlanta, Daytona and Homestead. Along the way the Steeda equipped Mustang set class track records at Road Atlanta and Daytona. At Daytona Tom knocked two seconds of the previous best time recorded by an American Sedan.

While Tom in his third season of SCCA National competition garners the headlines he is quick to point out that winning the division two consecutive years takes teamwork. “ I cannot thank my Crew Chief, Jose Carbonnell and the Steeda guys enough for the great job they do preparing the Mustang” Ellis stated. “ The talented Steeda techs, Chad Coy and Sam Cory do an awesome job of preparing the car, it is always ready to go on race day” he continues. “ At the track Jose makes sure everything is organized and runs smoothly, we have a great team and without all of them there would not be any victories, yet alone two divisional championships. We are looking forward to National Championship Runoffs this October 9-15 at Heartland Park in Topeka, Kansas” Ellis concluded.


Steeda and Bill Currie Ford Build Special Q400 Convertible

Bill Currie Ford, Tampa, Florida recently had a customer who wanted a black, supercharged Steeda Q400 convertible with all the go fast parts. The customer also wanted the Steeda 14” front disc brakes because even with over 400 horsepower, he  still has to stop the convertible.

In addition to all the performance components, the man needed some specialized equipment, as he is physically challenged.  Kevin Wanner, Bill Currie Ford/Steeda Sales Consultant led the team that equipped the Q 400 with hand controls so the new owner can enjoy the black convertible wherever he wants to go. The Steeda Q 400 can also be driven regularly with the gas and break pedal.

Bill Cimonelli of Zephyr Hills, Florida, recently took delivery of his black Q400 convertible and is presently enjoying more fun per mile in his fully loaded Steeda Q400 Convertible.