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Mark Your Calendar – 2014 Pony Wars!

Christmas might be just around the corner but the team here at Steeda Autosports is already gearing up for the spring 2014 Pony Wars. Held every year at South Georgia Motorsports Park which is one of the top drag strips in the country, the 5th Annual Pony Wars co-hosted by LSR Performance and scheduled for March 29th 2014, will be an event you don’t want to miss.

2014 Pony Wars

All American makes are welcome to participate in what’s been considered the ultimate pony war showdown. For those of you who might be confused as to what the definition of a true Pony Car is… it doesn’t refer to just the Ford Mustang as most would think. The Pony Car classification was given to several models within the GM and Dodge/Plymouth lines as well as Ford and Pontiac, which were inspired by the Ford Mustang originally.

What that breaks down to is a very exciting event!

Steeda and LSR performance will be hosting a pre-race party Friday evening March 28th at a yet undisclosed location. The party will be a good opportunity for everyone to make introductions, check out the competition and set up those grudge races. Some good old fashioned smack talk never hurt, right?

On Saturday morning, the event will kick off at Steeda’s Valdosta location which will include a tour of the manufacturing and distribution facilities. For those who attend, there will be a special Pony Wars discounted rate on Steeda parts, good that day only. From there we’ll head to South Georgia Motorsports Park to begin time trials in the form of a test and tune and grudge races both run on SGMP’s new stop light timing system. We’ll then sort cars into three classes based on closest ET’s and let them battle it out for prizes and bragging rights.

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While the fun continues on the drag strip, we’ll also be hosting a car show and have several photographers on hand so make sure those rides are shined up and looking their best! We’ve got a lot more planning to do yet, this is only the beginning! We’ll release more details as they become available, keep checking back for more news!

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2013 Steeda Stampede Recap

Despite a rainy kick off, the 14th Annual Steeda Stampede saw hundreds of enthusiasts and their vehicles lining the lots of Steeda’s Pompano Beach Florida location. A brief shower in the morning gave way to sunshine and allowed the day to progress into one of the best Stampedes yet.

2013 Steeda Stampede

2013 Steeda Stampede

The event consisted of a huge car show, dyno pulls, free food and a live DJ and even a technical seminar by Steeda President Dario Orlando. Customers found great deals in Frank’s Garage and had a chance to have their questions answered in person by knowledgeable staff members. Even the Goodyear Blimp made an appearance over the show!

Listed below are the winners of the car show (in their respective categories). Each winner received a Steeda gift certificate. Congratulations to you all and thank you for being a part of the Steeda Stampede!

05-14 Class
John O’Hara, 

94-04 Class
Carl Diblasi
, 2003 Mach 1

79-93 Class
Carlos Seara
, 1990 LX

On the dyno, the best pull by an N/A car was a 2013 GT putting down 416HP. In the power adder class a GT500 made 646HP.

Special thanks go out to all of our event sponsors: Nitto Tire, SCT, Koni, Kooks Headers and Xtreme Stop. As always it is a pleasure to work with these manufacturers to continue to bring exciting products to our customers! We had a great time with everyone involved. We can’t wait to see you at our next event… look for details about the 2014 Pony Wars coming soon!

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Steeda’s 2013 SEMA Show Summary

Annually, the SEMA Show held in Las Vegas is “the show” for manufacturers and aftermarket builders to showcase their latest performance bred vehicles and speed related parts and accessories. This year was no exception as Steeda Autosports proudly displayed specialized vehicles and showcased a variety of quality performance bred parts on a series of vehicles at the venue. Following is just a brief summary of just a few of the vehicle highlights that featured Steeda performance parts…

Steeda Q450 Enforcer

Nitto Tire Display In the expansive Nitto Tire display at SEMA, in addition to a comprehensive display of their award winning performance bred tires that they were showcasing, Nitto selected a stunning Race Red 2014 Steeda Q450 Enforcer to highlight on of their newest product offerings. It just so happened that this particular Q450 is personally owned by Steeda’s President and founder – Dario Orlando, and was shod with a staggered fitment of Nitto’s newest and hottest selling Motivo Performance Tires. This Steeda Q450 featured the usual array of Steeda performance enhancements that are standard on the Q450 that allow it to turn any road into pure enjoyment – but it also had a set of our newest Mustang wheel that we are offering – the Steeda mesh wheel. Available soon, this 20″ diameter wheel will be offered in widths of 9.5″ and 11″. This Steeda proprietary low-pressure cast wheel offers superior strength and lightness – all at an affordable price. Specifically designed to reduce your vehicles un-sprung weight and Built with the inherent strength to withstand the rigors of extreme track and street use, this is one wheel that is certain to live up to the Steeda motto that Speed Matters. The Steeda Q450 also featured the Steeda/Ford Racing front splitter.

2014 Steeda Q450

2014 Steeda Q450

Nitto 2014 Mustang

Ford Corporate Display In the Ford display this year, Nitto Tire proudly displayed their latest project vehicle, a highly yet subtly customized 2014 Mustang GT that naturally was fully equipped with a host of Steeda performance parts and accessories. This beautiful Stallion was sporting a lowered stance that the Steeda Coil-Over and Swaybar Suspension System provide, inherently optimizing handling for any street or track conditions it may encounter. With the Steeda cold air intake feeding the 5.0 liter with it’s Cobra Jet intake, the Steeda Tri-Ax shifter was at the ready to provide the quickest and most reliable shits one could subject it to.

Nitto 2014 Mustang

Nitto 2014 Mustang


Muscle Mustang & Fast Ford Magazine’s 1988 Mustang GT Neatly parked in the Source Interlink’s booth at SEMA was MM&FF 25th Anniversary project vehicle – Hypersilver. A truly beautiful project vehicle that was constructed with the collaboration of a variety of key suppliers, this is one Fox bodied ‘Stang that is a real sight to behold. Painstakingly crafted and beautifully completed, it is indeed one of the finest Fox Mustangs we have seen. Peaking under the hood, one could easily see the hints of some Steeda suspension magic – as they selected our Steeda Caster Camber Plates to allow for the proper adjustment of the car’s lowered suspension. These plates allow you to dial in extra caster for straight-line tracking and extra camber for that tight cornering grip a lowered Mustang needs – the perfect and easy adjustment to “dial in” your front suspension to maximize performance both on the street and on the track. We salute Muscle Mustang & Fast Fords in this their 25th Anniversary Year of continued publication supporting the Mustang community and encourage you to subscribe to their outstanding monthly publication.

Muscle Mustangs Hypersilver Fox Body Mustang

Muscle Mustangs Hypersilver Fox Body Mustang

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Steeda’s Annual Stampede is Next Week!

The Steeda Stampede is right around the corner! Don’t miss out on this once a year event at our Pompano Beach, Florida facility scheduled for Saturday, November 16th from 9am to 3pm.

Steeda Stampede

In addition to the activities you would expect from our event such as 50 dollar dyno pulls, great deals on Frank’s garage and new Steeda parts, prize giveaway raffle, and the car show, Dario Orlando the president of Steeda will be on hand giving technical seminars detailing the design details that go into how we design and manufacture our parts, and what sets them apart from the competition!

Lunch options will be available on site and we will have a D.J. with live music on site to add to this already fun and entertaining event. Come join us for a fun day with your friends and family. Pre-registration is $15 or $20 on day of event and will include a FREE 2013 Steeda Stampede T-Shirt and goodie bag with registration.

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Reminder: 14th Annual Steeda Stampede November 16th!

2013 Steeda StampedeOur 14th annual Steeda Stampede will be held Saturday, November 16th from 9am to 3pm at our Pompano Beach Florida location! Want to find out how much horsepower and torque your car has? Our $50 Stampede dyno special will be back at this event. Make sure you register early for this as there are will be limited dyno slots available.

When: November 16th, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Steeda Campus – Pompano Beach, Florida

As with our past Stampede events there will be prize give-a-way promotions from Steeda Autosports and various other vendors and companies. Our ever popular Frank’s garage will be open for great deals on like new scratch and dent items, used parts, and those simply targeted for inventory reduction. In addition, there will be a music from live DJ, hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch options, and a multitude of cars on display for everyone to admire and enjoy. Participate in our car show during the course of the Stampede and have a chance to be acknowledged and recognized as a “best of show” vehicle!

Pre-Register is Closed, See You at the Stampede!

Come join us for a fun day with your friends and family. Pre-registration is $15 or $20 on day of event and will include a FREE 2013 Steeda Stampede T-Shirt and goodie bag with registration.

Steeda at the 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise

The annual Woodward Dream Cruise takes place on the third Saturday of every August and is the world’s largest one-day automotive event drawing over 1.5 million people all celebrating the American automotive culture. The event takes place on legendary Woodward Avenue where automotive engineers street-tested vehicles in the 60’s and 70’s (and even today!) from stop light to stop light. This year, Steeda Autosports was at the center of it all with an ultra-prime display of our legendary automotive hardware at Woodward and 14 Mile Roads. In addition to displaying our race and production vehicles, we also proudly revealed our newest performance vehicle offering – the Steeda certified GT500 Wide-body (more on that in our next release).

Steeda at Woodward Dream Cruise

Steeda at Woodward Dream Cruise

While the Dream Cruise takes place officially on just one day, the excitement actually builds up to that day with over 50,000 vehicles parading along Woodward in the days and evenings prior to the official day. There is simply nothing else that compares to this event in the world and if you have never attended it before, you need to put this on your bucket list for sure!

Steeda at Woodward Dream Cruise

Steeda at Woodward Dream Cruise

At our corporate display we were proudly featuring a collection of our race and production vehicles including:

  • The all new Steeda certified GT500 Wide-body – where we took the stock GT500 and dramatically crafted a new wide-body performance package
  • Steeda Boss 302 Laguna Seca – where we took the best handling Ford Mustang that Ford makes and made it better by adding our proprietary suspension and powertrain enhancements
  • Steeda Q650 StreetFighter – Our legendary Street and Track performance beast that gets everyone’s heart pumping
  • Steeda Q450 R (race) – Driven by Regional and National American Iron champion Robin Burnett, this 2010 Steeda Q450 regularly competes in the American Iron Series
  • Steeda Q450 RS (Race/Street) – Driven by champion Anders Sjoblom, this 2005 Steeda Q450 RS has competed in the NASA Camaro Mustang Challenge Series.
  • Steeda Ford GT – This Steeda modified Ford GT is a perennial crowd favorite as it represents pure iconic Steeda American power

At Steeda, we always “push the limits” in everything we do and this Dream Cruise was no exception. On Saturday, during the busiest time of the cruise, we proudly took our production & race cars for a “quiet” cruise down Woodward. The sight of six Steeda vehicles with a combined total of 3681 heart pounding horsepower cruising down Woodward was a pure sight to behold! Needless to say, we attracted quite a bit of attention.

Steeda at Woodward Dream Cruise

Steeda at Woodward Dream Cruise

Suffice to say, we are already making plans for next years Dream Cruise. So mark your calendar for the third Saturday in August and meet with us in the Motor City!

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2013 Mustang Week – A Huge Success

While the 2013 Mustang Week may be over, the many memories are still fresh in everyone’s mind! There is absolutely no doubt that this years event was indeed the best one yet as thousands of the Mustang faithful descended upon Myrtle Beach for a week jammed with ultimate Mustang excitement. With just about everything one would want to do with their “Stang.…. from an outstanding Car Show, Autocross Event, Burn Out Contest, Dyno Challenge, Drag Racing, and much more, this is one event you should add to your automotive bucket list. This year, Steeda Autosports ensured we were part of the excitement with our corporate display and we made a point of connecting as much as possible with the enthusiasts in attendance by offering tech insights, Steeda product reviews, as well as a display of our serialized vehicles and one of our Steeda race cars.

Steeda at 2013 Mustang Week

Steeda at 2013 Mustang Week

In the Autocross event, we are very proud to say that a Steeda equipped 2003 Mustang GT was successful in taking top honors on the challenging circuit. Daniel Pierce took his Sonic Blue GT Convertible thru the course and beat all others to capture the coveted 1st Place title and bragging rights. What should be noted about Daniel, is that he is a complete newcomer to the sport of autocrossing, having only ridden on a track briefly once before. He set his winning time on his very first lap of the course, beating out over 60+ entrants including several specially prepared track cars from other competitive sponsors. Naturally Daniel is very adept at preparing his car, in doing so he equipped his ‘Stang with the following Steeda performance parts:

  • Steeda Sport Springs
  • Steeda Adjustable Upper Control Arms
  • Steeda Weight-Jacker Lower Control Arms
  • Steeda Bumpsteer Kit
  • Steeda cat-back exhaust
  • Steeda Clutch Quadrant
  • Steeda 4-bolt Camber Caster Plates

Dario Orlando, President of Steeda Autosports personally congratulated Daniel for his achievement and commented: “We are all proud of Daniel’s achievement and even with his relatively little autocross experience, his innate driving skills coupled with the Steeda suspension enhancements he chose – resulted in a winning combination”. Daniel upon wining the autocross added: “I want to thank the entire Steeda team, from the customer service representatives who go the extra mile to ensure that the customer is priority to the team of engineers who develop performance parts for the SN95/ New Edge body parts. The quality of each and every product I have purchased from Steeda Autosports has consistently exceeded my expectations. Steeda performance products have introduced me to autocross and the excitement that comes with each run. I am looking forward to my next autocross event and pushing my car to it’s limit. Again, thank you to all of the Steeda team.”

Eric Morris With His Steeda Mustang

Eric Morris With His Steeda Mustang

In the awards category, Dario Orlando personally presented multiple awards, including a $500 gift certificate to the Mustang with the most Steeda equipment. The winner was Eric Morris of Willington NC who is the proud original owner of a serialized 1998 3.8L Steeda Q-Series Mustang. During the past 15 years that Eric has owned the car, he has consistently added additional Steeda equipment to it, both enhancing and personalizing its appearance and overall performance. The end result is a perfectly maintained and pristine example of a1998 SN-95 Mustang that has the ultimate on aftermarket options and accessories – all done to the specific taste of it’s very proud owner.

Other Mustang Week awards handed out by Steeda included a $250 certificate awarded to Kevin Ettien of Russell, Wisconsin acknowledging the vast amount of Steeda suspension modifications he made to his 2010 GT500, and another $200 certificate awarded to William Metten of Spring Lake, North Carolina for his Steeda modified 2010 Mustang GT.

We salute all of the loyal Mustang owners that attended the 2013 Mustang Week celebration and highly encourage you to make the 2014 edition of Mustang Week a priority on your vacation schedule next year.

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Visit Steeda at the 2013 Mustang Week Celebration

At this weekends annual Mustang Week Celebration in Myrtle Beach, the Steeda Team will be out in full force celebrating with the original pony car faithful in attendance. During the car show on Friday and Saturday, our corporate display will be packed with not only some unique and interesting vehicles, but also various part displays where you can personally see and touch the quality difference we put into each and every Steeda performance part we manufacture.

Mustang Week

The vehicles that we have on display in our booth:

  • Steeda Q650 StreetFighter
  • Steeda Q450 Enforcer
  • Steeda Certified Boss 302 Laguna Seca
  • Steeda Q650R Competition Race Car

Steeda Boss & Q450 Mustang

In addition to the cars on display, we will also be handing out to select Steeda owners and customers special Steeda T-shirts and Steeda hats. During the two show days, our President and CEO Dario Orlando will be canvassing the show grounds and will personally hand out a $500 Steeda gift certificate to the Best-of-Show Steeda vehicle on display at the venue.

So if you are attending the Mustang Week celebration this week, make sure you stop by the Steeda display and check us out and let us know your performance needs. If your not attending the show this year, change you plans and make this a priority as the 2013 Mustang Week celebration is most certainly something that you will not want to miss!

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11th Annual Sebring Sensation

The Track Guys 11th Annual Sebring Sensation is set for May 25th – May 26th at the famed Sebring International Raceway in Sebring Florida. Once again, Steeda Autosports is a proud sponsor of the event, which provides individuals the very unique opportunity to challenge their driving skills at one of the most famous and historic race tracks in the world – Sebring International Raceway. The Steeda Team will be there Saturday with a variety of our street and race vehicles.

For those individuals wanting or needing some professional driving instructions, there will be three different levels of track driving instructions – from beginner to experienced each with plenty of available track time for you to see how you and your vehicle can perform at this historic track. With the unique track setting, wide variety of cars onsite, and terrific camaraderie with everyone in attendance, this is one event that you MUST attend!

As a special incentive for those individuals planning on attending, Track Guys are providing a special 10% discount on the registration fees. Additionally, Steeda will be providing nearly $2,000 in Steeda prizes to those in attendance and as a special incentive for those attending,

To enroll for the event and qualify for the special Steeda sponsored 10% discount, click on the following link and remember to use promo code STEEDA13 during your online registration:

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Hooked on Driving / Camp Steeda Registration Closing Soon!

The Hooked on Driving / Camp Steeda event is right around the corner. Scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 20th and 21st at the Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) in Florida, this event has the bargain price of $249 for one day or $449 for both days of active track time at the challenging PBIR track. During these two days, participating enthusiasts will have the run of the over two mile course and the opportunity to receive professional instruction on to enhance their driving abilities and vehicle performance capabilities.

Steeda Q650R Product Development Vehicle

Steeda Q650R Product Development Vehicle

This event has consistently been voted one of enthusiasts favorite yearly events by Steeda customers and this year it promises to be yet another exciting and successful event. Palm Beach International Raceway’s track is a challenging 11-turn, 2.034 mile road course that is FIA Grade II Certified and features fast and challenging corners, as well as long straightaways that are sure to put a smile on both entry level and experienced drivers.

Enthusiasts that have participated previously at this event are once again encouraged to bring their car and participate so as to sharpen their performance driving skills. As always, professional instructors will be available to provide both classroom and on-track coaching if you desire.

“First timers” at the track need not be intimidated by a day at the track as there will be a coach assigned to you who will work with you during the day. He/she will ride in the passenger seat and guide you on the proper driving line, track techniques and provide the encouragement so you gain confidence on the track at speed. You can stick with one coach if you’d like, or switch off during the day. As you gain confidence on the track, ask the coach if you’re ready to be “signed off for solo” which should be noted in your driving log book. Key is that there will be plenty of professional instruction available for everyone and great time for all !

To register for the event – Click Here

For additional information, feel free to contact us directly, or alternatively, you may also contact Henry Gilbert on phone number 1-800-453-5506 or email him at:

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