Annually, August in Southeastern Michigan is a hotbed of car shows and activity as the Motor City celebrates everything automotive in a grand way. This year, was no exception as the American automotive mecca pulled out all stops to celebrate the automobile and Steeda Autosports made sure that our loyal customers attending these events would also have a chance to see some of our latest product offerings. From the Mustang Memories Car Show to the Woodward Dream Cruise, August in Michigan is the place to be.
Mustang Memories at the Ford World Headquarters – Taking place on the grounds of the Ford World Headquarters and presented by the Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan (MOCSEM), this annual event is most certainly one of the key shows you need to attend in the future. Steeda Autosports is a co-sponsor of this event for the past several years and we were on hand with a variety of cars to showcase including the 5.0L supercharged Steeda StreetFighter, a Steeda modified 2006 Ford GT, and an exceptional 2006 Q400 displayed by loyal customer John Long. In addition, American Iron Champion Robin Burnett and Camaro/Mustang Challenge driver Anders Sjoblom each their Steeda prepared race cars on display and were on hand to answer any questions the show attendees had about their competitive cars.
In addition, the Mustang Dream Giveaway presented the keys to the lucky winner of the two Boss 302 Mustangs at this event. A classic/restored 1969 Boss 302 and a new 2012 Boss 302 with cosmetic modifications directed by Ford Designer Melvin Betancourt were awarded to 24 year old Thomas Barker of Effingham, Illinois. Suffice to say, the 2012 Boss 302 received a full Steeda suspension treatment as well as a Tri-Ax® shifter to further enhance its outstanding handling and overall outstanding performance.
Woodward Dream Cruise – This annual cruise is undoubtedly the largest car cruise in the world with over 1.5 Million people celebrating various car cultures, and automotive performance. The “official” cruise occurs on the 3rd Saturday in August, but in actuality the cruising begins well over a month before the official date as ten of thousands of people populate the cruise route on evenings leading up to the cruise. This year, there were multiple sightings of the Steeda StreetFighter and even a “street-legal” Steeda race car cruising the famous M1 boulevard. Needless to say, there were no tickets issued, but there most certainly are many memories of some high horsepower Steeda cars pounding the pavement from traffic signal to traffic signal.
In addition to the actual Dream Cruise on Woodward, Ford Motor Company sponsors the Mustang Alley where hundreds of Mustangs are on static display during the cruise, and in the days preceding the actual cruise, Ford open up the Mustang Plant (Auto Alliance) for some special behind the scenes tours. This year, Steeda was asked to display one of our cars at the plant, and we obliged by having the Steeda StreetFighter making a stop to be showcased in a display in front of the assembly plant. Dario Orlando and his son Zach made a special trip to the Motor City so they could be on hand to answer questions about the car and to participate in the tour as well as the official Dream cruise events.
If you have not been to the Motor City and attended any of the Dream Cruise events in the past – plan now for 2012 as these are some events that should be on your “bucket list”!!!
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