Yearly Archives: 2007

8th Annual Steeda Stampede – October 13, 2007

Mark your calendars and get ready for the 8th Annual Steeda Stampede!

Once again on Saturday, October 13th Steeda Autosports will host the annual Steeda Stampede beginning at it’s Pompano Beach World Headquarters. Considered by many to be one of the largest consumer gatherings of Ford Performance vehicles in the country, this year’s event is guaranteed to be even bigger and better with more cars, more enthusiasts, and more exciting news and track time for everyone!

Saturday morning activities will include campus tours and tech seminars conducted by Steeda President, Dario Orlando and the world class team at Steeda Autosports . See for yourself how the world’s largest Ford performance parts manufacturer transforms raw materials into a variety of precision performance parts that are uniquely Steeda.

There will be car shows where the competition is guaranteed to be fierce for the Annual Steeda Best Engineered Award and the Steeda Best of Show Award and “Frank’s Garage” will be offering special one time only pricing on a variety of performance and take off parts and accessories. In the afternoon the Stampede will shift gears as all performance vehicles gallop to the Moroso Motorsports Park where we are guaranteed two really great days where enthusiasts will be able to test their cars on the ¼ Mile Dragstrip.

Online Pre-Register For The 2007 Steeda Stampede Event is Closed.
You can still pre-register through business hours Firday by calling our Sales line.
Don’t miss the best Mustang event of the year!
Call now! 954-960-0774

Price of Registration Day of The Event is $20

Attend the Steeda Stampede – and see for yourself the Steeda Difference!

Steeda – Where Speed Matters!

Steeda Swaybars: Simply – The Best Available!

Steeda swaybars are ‘Track Tested and Street Smart’ and are equally at home on your street driven vehicle or on the racetrack, they simply have no equal in the industry today. Designed and manufactured exclusively by Steeda in the USA to the highest possible standards, they withstand the rigors of high performance racing and yet exhibit excellent NVH characteristics, so you get the performance and handling benefits you want without degrading ride quality.

Steeda Swaybars provide a calculated increase in roll stiffness for improved handling, improved steering response, and offers control of understeer and oversteer for better vehicle balance. They are a must have for the cornering enthusiast and are perfect for street or track use.

What makes the Steeda difference? Simple: Most swaybars available today are made from a solid round bar whose ends are smashed flat and drilled for mounting holes. The drastic change to the cold formed material creates many small microscopic stress fractures. Experienced metallurgists will tell you that whenever you do that, you effectively destroy the structural integrity of the material thereby creating a potentially weak spot or a potential future point of failure.

Our newly designed swaybars are made in the USA in our facility under our very strict quality control using the very best available materials. We do not take ANY shortcuts or compromise on anything – we wouldn’t have it any other way! Our design and manufacturing processes are superior to any other product commercially available today.  Our swaybar ends are precision machined out of an exceptionally strong proprietary material and with the weld joint that structurally bonds the two parts together it actually is stronger then the solid bar itself.   We have NEVER had a structural failure of any sort with any of our swaybars!

As you can see for yourself, making the swaybar is much more complicated than most people think, but critical to the overall success of the part and how it performs when installed in your vehicle. Ensuring that the swaybar has the proper load and torsion capabilities is critical in ensuring that the end result provides the very best chassis dynamics – an integrated harmonic part of the overall vehicle performance. This is where Steeda also has a major competitive advantage because we extensively perform CAD analysis that is supplemented by rigorous on-track testing to ensure the highest level of performance you can expect.

When Ford performance enthusiasts discuss chassis dynamics, it will not take long for the name Steeda Autosports to pop up – and with very good reason. Dario Orlando, a racer who got his start manufacturing components exclusively for Ford Mustangs, founded the company twenty years ago on the premise of engineering and manufacturing the very best products possible for the discerning Ford performance enthusiasts.

If you want the ultimate in suspension upgrades for the street, track, or strip – look no further than Steeda Autosports. We are the Number One in Ford performance parts and vehicles and have won more races and set more track records than all of our competitors combined!

Steeda Autosports Supports the 9-11 Tribute Run 2007

Steeda Autosports is proud to support the 9 – 11 Tribute Run 2007. The event, held to commemorate the Fallen Heroes of the September 11, attack six years ago, is hosted and coordinated by www.SouthFloridaStangs.net the High Performance Mustang Community for South Florida whose members all share a passion for Mustang and for this very worthy cause.

This year’s event occurring on September 8, 2007 will benefit the September 11th Families Association (www.911families.org), an organization that raises money for the children of those who died in the attacks. Mustang Clubs from West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami work hard to make the event a rousing success.

Please visit www.911tributerun.com for complete details about this worthy cause and event – and lets all join in to make a difference!

About The 9-11 Tribute Run

The members of the South Florida Stangs – Mustang Club honor the sacrifice and the memory of the victims of 9/11. We raise funds to show our support for 9/11 victim’s families. Our event is a Mustang only cruise, car show and memorial tribute that begins in Davie, FL and culminates at Holiday Isle in the Florida Keys. The activities at our destination in the Florida Keys include: a Mustang car show, a raffle, an auction and a soul stirring tribute to the victims/heroes of the attacks on Septembet 11th, 2001. This event was designed to serve as a tribute to honor the victims of September 11th, 2001. We serve the community with this event by raising funds for a 9/11 based charity. With that, The South Florida Stangs 9-11 Tribute Run was born.

The goal this year is raise $10,000.00 to benefit The September 11th Families Foundation which we are supporting for the second year in a row. We plan to achieve our fund raising goal through event sponsorships, donations, participant registrations, event merchandise and raffle ticket sales. South Florida Stangs will donate the 100% of the proceeds to The September 11th Families Foundation.

About South Florida Stangs
South Florida Stangs is “The High Performance Mustang Community for South Florida”. They are an automotive enthusiast club of over 2,000 members who all drive, own and/or share a passion for the Ford Mustang. South Florida Stangs is proud to be the original South Florida Mustang Club. We welcome you to visit South Florida Stangs online at SouthFloridaStangs.net or email us for more information about The South Florida Stangs – Mustang Club.

End of Model Year Steeda Q Series – Limited Stock!

Do you know…

What car was Motor Trend magazine talking about when they said:

“…add equal amounts of power, handling, and style…final result is a Mustang that remains street friendly but is downright fierce on a racetrack… amazingly high level of grip… it just DESTROYS a stock Mustang…”

What car was Mustang Enthusiast magazine talking about when they said:

“…the performance numbers are always eye popping. At a NASA race weekend in Savannah, Georgia……running lap times in time trials competition… in street configuration, it rivaled the top part of the American Iron racing grid……”

What car was Muscle Mustang & Fast Fords magazine talking about when they said:

“…compared to the Shelby GT-H… it easily outperformed the rental car thanks to an increase in lateral grip and neutral handling… (it is) a balanced car with a quicker turn-in response and increased traction throughout the turns, which allowed us to whip in and out of the cones confidently and without the nose plowing through them…”


The answer is obvious – the Steeda Q-Series of performance Mustangs!

Only the Steeda Q-Series of vehicles offer the ultimate performance and exclusivity that is your guarantee of automotive excellence. Each car is quality engineered and race proven here in the USA to provide the best performance value – and now, the value gets even better!

Most of our dealers are completely sold out – we only make a very limited quantity to ensure exclusivity… however just a few remaining dealers have a very limited selection of the top performing Mustangs available. When these go, they are all gone! So we encourage you to check with the following Ford Dealers for their special end of model year deals on a very limited supply of hottest Mustangs you can buy:

New York
Able Ford – 519 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 (877) 248-6375
Lucas Ford – 3245 Hortons Lane, Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-9200

Georgia
Langdale Ford – 215 W. Magnolia Street, Valdosta GA 31603 (229) 333-2300

Ohio
Brondes Ford of Maumee – 1511 Reynolds Road, Maumee, OH 43537 (419) 887-1511

Michigan
Village Ford – 23535 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48125 (800) 331-4909

Remember – since 1988, no one has worked closer with Ford to push the envelope of real-world, race proven Mustang performance than Steeda Autosports. Want proof?


FACT: Steeda equipped Mustangs have won more production races and championships, and set more track records, than ALL of their competitors combined. More than Shelby, Roush, and Saleen combined. Steeda has even patented more Mustang performance parts than all the competition combined.

Steeda is Ford performance only… we live it, race it, breath it, and the results of Steeda equipped cars PROVE IT.

Join the Stampede – go with Steeda Autosports!

At the Track or the Strip – Steeda Prepared Mustangs Perform!

NMRA drag racing has been a hotly contested series this season, and Steeda Autosports prepared Mustangs have been right out in front.   The S197 Mustang campaigned by Sutton High Performance has been a complete terror on the dragstrip in the Renegade class, setting records for both the quickest elapsed time with a 8.59 and the top speed with a 160.19 – now that is really movin’ the metal down the dragstrip!

Randy Mohrbach – Sutton High Performance

Randy Mohrbach of Sutton High Performance (http://www.suttonhp.com) credits their record setting success to their Steeda Autosports drag racing performance equipment they use.

Recently they started using the Steeda drag shocks and struts and have notice a dramatic improvement in their 60’ times — currently they are rocketing in the sub 1.30 second range – all due in part to the Steeda Autosports set-up they are using ! Congratulations to the entire team at Sutton High Performance for both their commitment to the sport and to Steeda Autosports performance equipment.

Tom Himes

Driving his Steeda equipped Mustang, Tom Himes has been dominating the SCCA Southwest Divisional races this season, winning 5 out of 6 races and finishing second only once!  Having already qualified for the SCCA National runoffs, Tom is certain to be a major competitor for the SCCA National Championship in his Steeda equipped American Sedan 1989 Mustang.

Tom’s relationship with Steeda Autosports has been a long and fruitful one. He credits Steeda’s fanatical focus on customer service as the key. “It’s always a pleasure to call and deal with the Steeda Team. Never afraid to get into the technical aspects of the parts or their application, they’re definitely not just order takers. They make Steeda more than just a company you buy parts from!”

Tom’s Mustang has a vast array of Steeda performance parts including (but not limited to) our famous 5-Link rear suspension, sway bars, strut tower brace, and our famous Tri-Axe shifter.

Should you find yourself trackside in the Southwest, keep an eye out for Tom and his #57 Fox Body Steeda Mustang…… more than likely, he will be leading the pack ! Congratulations Tom for a great series of victories for Steeda!

Jim Breese

Driving his Steeda Autosport equipped Mustang, Jim Breese made a nice move in the right direction this past weekend at the NMRA/NMCA Superbowl of Drag Racing in Chicago, Il.  His car performed great and was improving with each pass down the dragstrip as he dials his car in for certain future victories.  With a disappointing NMRA imposed incremental weigh disadvantage of 50 pounds, Jim was able to dial in the right combinations that allowed him to fight his way to the finals.

Starting the weekend off with a 10.22 @ 129.99.  By the end of qualifying he had ran a 9.99 @ 134 to qualify #2 out of ten cars.  Rounds one and two were wins with another 9.99 and a 9.98.  Round three was a bye moving him into the finals against a nitrous equipped 5.0.  The final started great as Jim led at the start with a great reaction time of.048 and thru 1,000′ mark he was dominating the race.  Somehow, even though he ran a 9.91 at 136mph, his competitor found just a bit more at the very end to nip him at the line by 5 one-thousands of a second.   With just a bit more dialing in and practice, Jim is certain to be winners circle in the near future.

Winning is not easy, it takes time, patience, skill, determination, and the right performance parts to achieve the perfect combination that leads to success.  That is why Jim choose Steeda and that is why he is destined to be a winner.

Steeda Autosports – The right formula for success!

The Steeda Q-Series of Mustangs Exceed Expectations

Everyday at Steeda Autosports we receive congratulatory remarks about our racing victories, new track records being set with our cars, our line of limited production/exclusive vehicles, or about our vast collection of performance engineered parts we design, manufacture and sell.

Following is an unsolicited note we recently received which talks about a customers new Steeda vehicle experience:

“Hi everyone,

I picked up my Q335 Thursday and prior to that I had only seen Steeda cars in pictures much less touched one or drive one. It took almost a mile for me to fall in love with it………It was a great experience and Tim Mac Donald at the dealer was great…….I would do it again if given the chance (maybe a 525 someday). Everyone at Lucus Ford was great and you could see their excitment in the Steeda Mustangs.

I am a Mustang lover from way back and own older ones including a 1970 Boss 302 (of course it is yellow). It’s obvious after driving my Q335 I have been missing something. It has to be the best thing I have ever driven. Boss Mustangs have always been my passion and now I have another with Steeda Mustangs.

For any company, a product is one part. You have to have people and support. I was very impressed with Steeda……..it’s the whole package. I have already told a friend of mine that bought a GT500, he missed the boat.

Thanks again for a great buying experience and the excitement of owning a Steeda Mustang.”

Paul Johnson
Virginia

There you have it, unsolicited feedback from another satisified Steeda Autosports customer.

Steeda Autosports – Where Speed Matters!

Steeda Announces Discount to All NMRA Event Attendees!

Save your ticket stubs ladies and gentlemen — Steeda Autosports, THE HEADQUARTERS FOR FORD PERFORMANCE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES has a really special offer for everyone here today — place an order for any of their Steeda manufactured parts and send in your ticket stub from any 2007 NMRA event and receive a special 10% discount!

You heard me correctly, Steeda Autosports and NMRA have a special deal for all attendees at any NMRA event this season. By placing an order and sending in your ticket stub, you will receive 10% off the price of their already value laden parts and accessories. From any of their Drag Paks, Power Paks, or even their world-renowned suspension upgrades – all Steeda manufactured parts are eligible for a special 10% discount!

Why would Steeda do something like this – simple: Since 1988, no one has worked closer with Ford to push the envelope of real-world, race proven Mustang performance than Steeda. Want proof ? Steeda equipped Mustangs have won more production races and championships, and set more track records, than ALL of their competitors combined. More than Shelby, Roush, and Saleen combined. Steeda has even patented more Mustang performance parts than all the competition combined. Alright – it all sounds good but what does it mean ? Steeda is not a Jack of all trades, they are Ford performance only….they live it, race it, breath it, and the results of Steeda equipped cars PROVE it!

Check out the vast array of Steeda performance offerings at www.steeda.com today for the best values in performance supplies and equipment!

Steeda Dominates NASA American Iron at Grattan Raceway Park!

Once again, Steeda Autosports prepared Mustangs had an outstanding weekend during the National Auto Sports Association (NASA) Ohio-Indy American Iron Race at the extremely challenging Grattan Raceway Park on June 9th and 10th.

Robin Burnett (Burnett Racing) in his 2005 Steeda Mustang won two races during the weekend, winning the Saturday and Sunday feature events leaving the competition in his dust !   In addition, Robin set a new track record in his qualifying session for the Sunday race by guiding his Steeda Mustang at such a blistering pace that the only competition he had was himself and his teammate’s Steeda Mustangs!

Not to be overlooked or overshadowed, his Burnett Racing teammate & new Steeda hot shoe Aaron Bambach finished an impressive 2nd in both feature events providing a 1-2 podium for Steeda Autosports on Saturday.

Sunday everything even got better when there was a 1-2-3 podium when Rob Brent joined his teammates when he drove his Burnett Racing Steeda Mustang to a 3rd place finish in his first race at the challenging Grattan racetrack.

Once again, Steeda Autosports prepared Mustangs have proven that they are the leaders in production based Mustang races and that they leave the competition where they belong – in their review mirrors!  As a matter of fact, Steeda has won more production based races and set more records than all of our competitors combined. More than Shelby, Roush, and Saleen COMBINED !

Steeda Autosports – Where Speed Matters!

Steeda Autosports – In the News

This summer has been a very busy time for the editors of various enthusiasts publications as they try their hardest to keep up with the Steeda Q-Series vehicles.  Following are just a sampling of some of the publications who have taken the time to notice, drive, and fall in love with the Steeda Q-Series of vehicles.

  • Motor Trend’s website – featuring complete coverage of the Steeda Q-Series vehicles, Historic Steeda vehicles, Camp Steeda,and a “hot one lap around Sebring” in a Steeda Q335
  • Muscle Mustang & Fast Ford (July, 2007) – Cover photography and a great article on the Steeda Q335
  • Mustang Monthly (July, 2007) cover photo and an outstanding article on the Steeda Q335
  • 5.0 Mustang and Super Ford (August, 2007) – more coverage on the Steeda Q335 in an inspiring article
  • Modified Mustangs(August, 2007) – cover photography and an article about Camp Steeda – the performance event for Steeda enthusiasts

So there you have it, independent enthusiasts magazines, the guys that get to drive all of the worlds best automobiles and the same guys that are the harshest critics of performance vehicles – ALL have fallen in love with everything Steeda.  From our outstanding collection of performance enhancing parts and accessories to our serialized Q-Series of vehicles – Steeda performs!

Please take the time and read these publications and see what they have to say about us –or- stop by and see us or any of our authorized dealers for a test drive today.

Steeda Autosports – Where Speed Matters!

Steeda’s Big Showing at 33rd Ford Performance & Shelby Meet

This past weekend several Steeda Mustangs, Fusions, and Focus vehicles were on hand at the annual Ford Performance and Shelby meet in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Weather did not hamper the great open track events or dampen anyone’s spirits as everyone there was high on adrenalin and enjoying the many great performance vehicles that were on hand.  From dominating the open track days at the Hallett Motor Speedway, speeding down the quarter mile dragstrip, or on display at the various parades and car displays, Steeda vehicle were out in force making a dominate presence.

On Thursday and Friday, the Steeda Q-Series of vehicles played with many cars on the track by showcasing their superior road handling manners thanks to their patented G-Trac Suspension Systems.   By incorporating select powertrain changes and concentrating on suspension and chassis dynamics, the Steeda vehicles with their award winning Nitto tires proved that superior vehicle tuning will provide outstanding handling and grip – the keys to success on any road course.

On Saturday at the quarter mile dragstrip Steeda once again demonstrated their devotion to those that love the quarter mile by a series of exhibition runs of the Q335.   Here was a track car showing it’s muscle and stretching it’s legs down the quarter mile.   More proof that Steeda equipped vehicles are fearsome on the street, track, and the dragstrip !

We would like to extend special thanks to Will Williams of Tulsa Car FX, Rick Ciemny of Steeda Midwest, and John Moore of Steeda North for their participation, assistance, and support with this great event.  It is with outstanding partners like these individuals and their respective teams that Steeda is able to achieve it’s great success in the marketplace.

Steeda Autosports — Where Speed Matters !