Monthly Archives: January 2010

Steeda / Ford Racing 2011 Fiesta at Detroit Auto Show

The 2011 Steeda / Ford Racing Sport Edition Fiesta tour is now is heating up the North American International Auto Show.  Leading the array of Ford Fiestas on display at the most prestigious auto show in North America, the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, the Steeda / Ford Racing Fiesta Sport is grabbing serious attention from the International Media that attend this annual mega auto show.

The Steeda Sport Edition Fiesta was conceived as a result of the partnership of Steeda Autosports and Ford Racing to transform the 2011 Ford Fiesta platform into a serious handling and performance sedan. With the engineering and design intent to provide the compact sedan enthusiast with a series of performance upgrades that they have come to expect from the leader of Ford performance – Steeda Autosports, the end result is nothing short of spectacular.

Using a base 2011 Ford Fiesta with the 1.6L TiVCT I4 engine and a 5-speed manual transmission as a starting point, we developed a Steeda cold air intake to provide the engine a healthy dose of fresh air for combustion. Controlling the engine/transmission, we developed a Steeda short throw shifter that allows you to assume complete and confident control without worry of missing a shift.

The real magic is under the car – that is where the Steeda Engineers worked their magic to transform its handling to a new level of performance for the model. The parts that were designed, engineered, manufactured, and tested that will be available for sale include:

  • Adjustable front coil-over springs (38mm range)
  • Rear spring adjusters (38mm range)
  • Re-tuned dampers and spring rates
  • Anti-roll bars for increased stiffness
  • Front strut tower brace for increased chassis rigidity

To bring this sport sedan to a sure stop, the Steeda/Brembo Teams co-developed a prototype four-wheel disk brake application that replaces the stock front disks and rear drum brakes for sure stopping under adverse street or track conditions. With four-wheel disk brakes, this sedan not only has the right performance look, but also most importantly has the right calibrated stopping power that will not let you down when you need it most. Other notable options on this vehicle include:

  • Borla performance cat-back exhaust system
  • Ford Custom Accessories upper rear hatch spoiler
  • Custom blacked out headlamps and front fascia LED bezels

The 2011 Ford Fiesta by Steeda Autosports and Ford Racing – jointly developed to provide the compact sport sedan enthusiast the performance parts they demand. Look for the Steeda / Ford Racing parts when the Ford Fiesta is available for sale in the summer of 2010.

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REMINDER – First Annual Stampede North – February 13th

The first annual Steeda Stampede of Valdosta is slated to occur on Saturday, February 13, 2010.  Mark your calendars and cancel all of your other plans for that day as we have really great things in store that will promise to provide an exceptional day for all Mustang and Ford Performance enthusiasts. As part of the “Pony Wars 2010” event that will be occurring at the South Georgia Motorsports Park, this event will feature “Arm Drop” heads up racing and thousands of dollars in cash money and prizes to be awarded and plenty of muscle car camaraderie.

The event will begin at our Steeda Valdosta facility where there will be a breakfast get-together and tours of our new Valdosta facility, and then an official Steeda Stampede up to the track for a full day of racing down the quarter mile. Racing will include grudge match racing, then like the hot TV show “Pinks All Out”, we will be racing Arm Drop Style to see who is the quickest down the asphalt.  With 3 different classes, a “Quick 16” match race for the 16 quickest cars on the property, and even special Powder Puff runs, there is guaranteed to be exciting racing all day long.

Please Note: Only street legal cars will be allowed to race (license tags, registration and insurance required).

Register at www.showandgofast.com for the drag racing at the South Georgia Motorsports Park and also at steeda.com for the specific Steeda Stampede events.

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Mark Your Calendar – 2010 Camp Steeda

Once again, Steeda Autosports and the Track Guys Performance Driving Events are teaming up to host a complete weekend of pure automotive excitement that annually is THE EVENT for the Ford performance enthusiast at one of the most historic racetracks in the world – Sebring International Raceway.   This annual performance event is scheduled this year for May 21 thru May 23 and is certainly one of the top events of the year.

Designed to be an educational as well as an exhilarating opportunity for performance vehicle lovers to mingle with other aficionados of performance vehicles, Camp Steeda allows participants to drive around the historic track at speed, and also to receive professional instruction on how to enhance their driving abilities and vehicle performance capabilities. There will be classroom and trackside instruction as well as lots of track driving time on the famed full 3.7 mile Sebring International Raceway.

Final arrangements are being made – but rest assured that this year’s Camp Steeda will most certainly be the best.  In addition to seeing the fleet of 2010 Steeda Q performance vehicles including our new Streetfighter Edition, there is guaranteed to be a bevy of other performance surprises on hand as well.

Additionally, editors from most of the major Mustang publications are always on hand at Camp Steeda, and they are always on the lookout for feature vehicles for their magazines in the target rich environment Camp Steeda always provides. From stock, to slightly modified, to heavily modified vehicles, there is guaranteed to be something for the entire family at this prestigious event.

So mark your calendars and plan your vacation and make it to Camp Steeda this year !

Pre-Registration is now open – Click Here

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