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2012 Steeda Stampede is Next Weekend! – September 15th

You have heard about it before – so do not miss out because the annual Steeda Stampede is happening next weekend at our Pompano Beach Headquarters Campus! This event, set for the morning of September 15, 2012, has grown to be an event that you do not want to miss. In addition to a multitude of cars on display for everyone to check out and admire, there will be thousands of dollars in give-a-way promotions from Steeda Autosports, and also from companies like Nitto Tires, Tokico, SCT, DBA and more…and then there will be a procession to the Fun Ford Weekend events at the Palm Beach International Raceway.

At our headquarters you will have a first hand opportunity to see a collection of our own factory cars that we have on hand – including our various race cars, SEMA Show vehicles, and also our new 2013 Boss 302 Laguna Seca that we have transformed into a “Certified” Steeda Boss 302 that is now even more of a major track warrior than it was when it came from the factory. Also – “Frank’s Garage” will be open and will once again have some extraordinary products to enable you to upgrade your ride at huge-deeply discounted prices. At noon, the Steeda Stampede will lead the way to the Palm Beach Raceway, where the Fun Ford Weekend event will feature an unleash horsepower frenzy as hundreds of Mustangs and other Ford models thunder down the drag strip. In addition, the Steeda #20 Q-Series Mustang race car will be on the track, providing “charity rides” to a few lucky people that provide a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach.

The event delivers fans unbeatable gear-slamming, pavement-pounding, edge-of-your-seat racing experience with the Steeda Autosports sponsored “Pony Wars” – which will feature heads-up drag racing down the quarter mile. Also during the day, Mustang Mania will take over the entire facility from racing on the quarter-mile drag strip to the two-mile road course hosting the “Mustang Triathlon” sponsored by the Palm Beach Mustang Club and Muscle Mustangs Magazine. The triathlon will feature three challenges including an autocross on the road course, speed brake challenge and heads up drag racing.

Here are some of the key event details

  • Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012
  • Location: Steeda Autosports Headquarters, Pompano Beach, Florida
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Price: $15 for pre-registrants / $20 on day of event and will include a FREE 2012 Steeda Stampede T-Shirt and goodie bag with registration.
  • Registration: Click on the following link to complete your registration for the event – and then watch our email updates for even more information and special features!

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Mark Your Calendar – 2012 Steeda Stampede

For those people that have participated before in the past – those two words signify the return on the annual Mustang celebration that is at the Headquarters of Steeda Autosports in Pompano Beach Florida on September 15, 2012.

Now, in it’s 13th year, the Steeda Stampede has grown to be bigger than ever before – with more cars and more excitement to experience than ever before. Held annually, it is one of the biggest events that we host at our Pompano Beach, Florida facilities – so tell your friends and mark calendars…the Steeda Stampede is one event you surely do not want to miss!

The Steeda Stampede features a multitude of cars on display for everyone to admire and envy, thousands of dollars in give-a-way promotions, as well as a special guided tour of our Pompano Beach facilities. In addition, you will have a first hand opportunity to see a collection of our own factory cars that have on hand – including our various race cars, SEMA Show vehicles, and also our new 2013 Boss 302 Laguna Seca that we have transformed into a “Certified” Steeda Boss 302 that is now even more of a major track warrior than it was when it came from the factory.

Lastly, do not forget about “Frank’s Garage” which will once again be open to all and will have some extraordinary products to enable you to upgrade your ride at huge-deeply discounted prices. Items will include new and used parts, slightly scratched items, and those simply targeted for inventory reduction. Certainly there will be something for everyone’s need for speed!

For those in attendance that are inclined to show the power that their pony possesses, you will have an opportunity to schedule an appointment and have your car tested on the Steeda dyno for a small fee.  Then in the afternoon – it will be time to start your engines as there will be a special stampede over to the Palm Beach International Raceway – where the Steeda Stampede will join up with the Fun Ford Weekend events going on there. While at the track, members of the Steeda Stampede will once again receive special treatment while on site and be able to participate in a car show, or if you have the racers edge, you can participate in the Pony War Class where there s an arm drop race set-up similar to the television show “Pinks All Out”.

Here are some of the key event details

  • Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012
  • Location: Steeda Autosports Headquarters, Pompano Beach, Florida
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Price: $15 for pre-registrants / $20 on day of event and will include a FREE 2012 Steeda Stampede T-Shirt and goodie bag with registration.
  • Registration: Click on the following link to complete your registration for the event – and then watch our email updates for even more information and special features!

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Steeda Shines at the 2012 Sebring Sensation

The 2012 running of the annual Sebring Sensation presented by the Track Guys, and held annually at Sebring International Raceway during the Memorial Day weekend may be over – but everyone in attendance took home some really great memories of Steeda Mustang performance as a result of being there.

Annually, performance enthusiasts from around the country converge at the famed Sebring track to challenge its famous 3.7 mile full race circuit for two full days of on-track excitement. The Engineering and Speed Teams from Steeda Autosports were on-hand as we have been for every year, showcasing a variety of new products, and continually testing our vehicles under some of the harshest track conditions that you will find anywhere in the world. From the grueling tough track and its rough surfaces, to the intense heat – if something is going to break on a racetrack, it will happen here. Suffice to say – the Steeda equipment held up perfectly and provided many thrills and experiences for those lucky enough to be in the Steeda driver’s or passengers seat and also provided the perfect venue for our ongoing product development efforts.

As everyone expected, the weather was perfect, the track conditions were challenging, and the excitement was non-stop as the Track Guys coordinated yet another great enthusiast event that exceeded everyone’s expectations.

This year, we invited some of the leading Mustang publications to the event to see first hand exactly how our products perform under aggressive racing conditions. From Muscle Mustang and Fast Fords, Editor Evan Smith, Marc Christ, and Pete Epple were all on hand and from 5.0 Mustang and Super Fords, Michael Johnson was on hand to experience personally exactly what makes up the “Steeda Difference”. Sebring is an exceptionally tough track – not every car that runs there is built for the grueling punishment – as evidenced by the photo below showing a 2012 Z06 Corvette that just did not hold up like the Steeda vehicles did.

First up, we had our famed #20 red 2009 S197 race/developmental car – this is just one of the specially prepared and ultra competitive rolling testing platforms we use to evaluate our ongoing product research and to test new products. Pounding out over 600 supercharge horsepower and every bit of advanced suspension technology that we offer (and some pieces that are not yet in production), this ride completely surprised everyone with it’s road gripping tenacity and it’s brutal acceleration.

The performance of Steeda #20 is best described by Evan Smith, Editor of Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords when he comments: ”…after just a few turns I…was running faster than just about any car on the track. I found the Mustang had a neutral balance, and it was unsurprisingly easy to drive at the limit. The Steeda suspension with Nitto tires was compliant and predictable, even on the bumpy sections of the famed Sebring track. Braking was amazing and confident-inspiring, turn-in was accurate, I was able to push much harder than I thought I’d be able to….It’s clear the years of racing has allowed Steeda to build such a powerful and capable Mustang.” As Evan so eloquently stated – there is definitely a difference on how a car performs – and our over 25 years of uninterrupted experience of racing Mustangs is unmatched in the industry today!

Here is a video of Evan Smith hitting the Serbring racetrack in the Steeda #20:

Also on hand was our newest creation – our 2013 Steeda Q450 that completely delivers on the Steeda guiding philosophy that “Speed Matters”. This latest beauty is based on the 2013 Mustang GT that Ford builds – but from that excellent starting point the Steeda speed gurus with their engineering expertise and ISO 9001-2008 Certified standards transformed it into a performance machine that is just outstanding. With performance characteristics that are so finely tuned, it just goes where you point it with speeds that are simply unbelievable. Precise handling, rocket-like performance, and breathtaking looks make for a truly unique Mustang – the 2013 Steeda Q450 – only from Steeda Autosports.

Not to be overlooked, we also had a variety of other race cars at Sebring including race cars from Tom Ellis and Tony Lorenz – each fully equipped with our products and each a record setting and championship holding vehicle. In addition, many production based Steeda vehicles make it to Sebring and strut their superiority. Here is a video of our own Glen Vitale driving a Steeda Q-Series Mustang at the famed track. Note his racing style, how he attacks the course at every turn, and how efficiently and accurately the car responds to every input he provides:

Every time we are at a racetrack, and the annual Sebring Sensation is no exception, we are there with the primary intention of testing our products. From prototype and developmental products, to existing products that have been in production for some time – we continually test our products under real world race conditions. While some company’s simply put together and sell a “package” of parts or build a show vehicle to showcase their products without any real world track testing and refinement – we opt to test our products to the extreme so that our customers expectations will be fully fulfilled and Sebring is just one of the many race tracks we compete at every weekend.

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2012 Pony Wars Recap

Earlier this month at the South Georgia Motorsport Park, the annual Pony Wars event pitted some of the best American muscle machines in a showdown celebration that had Mustangs, Camaros, and Challengers facing off against each other. This year’s event was held under the hot and steamy Georgia sun, nevertheless, the heat did not deter any of the competitors as we had another record crowds from being in attendance. Over the years, the annual Pony Wars event has evolved to become THE celebration of American muscle cars and this year’s occurrence was even more popular with more cars and more excitement than ever with Ford, GM, and Mopar enthusiasts all convening for a full day of drag racing, car shows, and muscle car excitement!

This year’s event was even extra-special in that we were raising money for the That Others May Live (TOML) Foundation – a charity that provides critical support, scholarships, and immediate tragedy assistance for the families of United States Air Force Rescue Heroes who are killed or severely wounded in operational or training missions.

Special thanks should be provided to the Nation of Stangs Car Club for hosting the Ford, GM, and Mopar car show at the event – their support and generosity is most appreciated as they are fully committed to preserving the legend of the Mustang: past, present & future and that they did at this event!

When the sun was finally setting, there were some definite winners in the various drag racing categories and show classes. In the Quick 16 class Randy Thomas in his GT500 took out Chris Harter in his Corvette. Mel White in his 1966 Mustang beat Dan Perry in his Mustang to take honors in the Quick Street win. Steeda’s own Bill Jones and his trusty Falcon “Dirty Bird” defeated Blake Ennis in his Mustang for the Hot Street win. And in the Street class Chris Smith defeated Travis Stepp in his Camaro to take the title.

Congratulations to the following show car show winners: (Ford) Mike Haynes with his 2009 GT500, (GM) Gary Prine 2010 Camaro, and (Mopar) Christopher Fones 2010 Challenger SRT8.

Make sure to check out www.Steeda.com for photos from the event, and make sure to be on the lookout for the next Pony Wars Event.

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Semi-Annual Pony Wars Recap – In Pictures!

On October 8th, Steeda Autosports and LSR Performance hosted the semi-annual Pony Wars at the South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Georgia.

Pony Wars is a unique celebration of American Muscle cars, and this past October 8th was the date of the most recent event on the grounds of the South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta Georgia.  This is where Ford, GM and Mopar enthusiast gather for a day of drag racing, car shows and automotive excitement.   This year, there were over 200 cars racing on the track, making it yet another successful Pony War celebration on a beautiful fall day.

The racing event included 3 heads up classes that all started “Pinks Style” with the classic arm drop to start the race.  Cars were assigned to their class based on their ET’s.  One class was for mid 11 second cars, another for 12.5 -13 second cars, and a final class for 13.5 second cars. When all of the racing was done, 2 race titles were won by Camaro’s (Joe Tuttle 2011 Camaro and Steven Davis 2002 Camaro) and the fast 11 second class was won by the 2011 Steeda Drag pak Mustang driven by Steeda’s own Scott Boda.

With the winning Steeda Drag pak car, traction was a slight issue due to the car not being completely converted over from it’s Sebring track spec’s, but when it mattered the most it got down the track 1st every time it raced.  Since Steeda Autosport and LSR Performance sponsored this event for fun and the enthusiasts, Scott Boda had no problem awarding the Prize money to second place driver Brian Laird in the spirit of sportsmanship.

In addition to the three heads up classes – there was also a “Quick 8″ class that put the fastest competitors together.  To level the playing field we ran this class based off an index of their quickest qualifying pass.  This class ended up being dominated by the Blue Oval entries with the overall winner was Bill Jones in his Fox based Mustang.

Make sure to check out the photos from the event, and make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of the next Pony Wars!

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Mark Your Calendars – Upcoming Steeda Events

At Steeda we never rest, and just because the summer may be over, the fun and excitement at Steeda is not about to end.   The next two big events we have are the lined up that you should try to attend – the Steeda Stampede in Pompano Beach Florida and the Pony Wars in Valdosta Georgia.

Steeda Stampede® – Join us at our Pompano Beach Florida Headquarters on September 17th 2011 for the annual Steeda Stampede.  This year is staged to be the best one yet as we will have plenty of action and sights for everyone.  Mingle with fellow Mustang and Ford enthusiasts, browse the fantastic discounts and great deals in Franks Garage, participate in tech discussions or a tour of our facilities and enter to win thousands of dollars in giveaways.

After the events at our headquarters, there is the annual stampede to Palm Beach International Raceway where we will be joining the activities at the Ford Weekend – essentially two events in one day – what more excitement could one have in a day?

Schedule of events include

  • 8:00 am – Arrive at the Steeda Pompano Beach Headquarters
  • 10:30 am – Prizes and giveaways
  • 11:30 am – Stampede to Palm Beach International Raceway
  • 12:30 pm – Fun Ford Weekend Event

For registration for the Steeda Stampede, click here:

http://www.steeda.com/store/steeda-stampede-registration.html

For registration for the Fun Ford Weekend Events, click here:

https://tix.extremetix.com/Online/?siteID=2864&cartID=ca8e49b9-672e-488c-b67d-0af2c8c939b0

The Pony Wars® – Mark your calendars and do not make any other plans – October 8, 2011 is the date for the next Pony Wars event that is being presented by Steeda Autosports.

The Pony Wars event held at the South Georgia Motorsports Park is open to any American made car from Ford, GM, and Mopar and with an expected huge turnout with some of the best performance cars around, this will most certainly be an event that will be talked about and remembered for quite a long period of time. If you have not been to one of the previous Pony Wars events – then you are missing out!

To stay up to date on the upcoming Pony Wars® event make sure to Like us on our Pony Wars® Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pony-Wars/160735944007138

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Steeda Invades Motor City

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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Announcing the 2011 Steeda Stampede

Steeda Autosports is proud to announce the running of the Annual Steeda Stampede!

Annually, one of the biggest events that we host at our Pompano Beach, Florida facilities, this year’s Stampede is set for September 17, 2011 – so tell your friends and mark calendars…the Steeda Stampede is one event you surely do not want to miss!

The Steeda Stampede will feature a multitude of cars on display for everyone to admire and envy, thousands of dollars in give-a-way promotions, as well as a special guided tour by Dario Orlando of our Pompano Beach facilities. Almost everyone is guaranteed to walk away with something special from this event!

Additionally, in keeping with demand and expectations, Frank’s Garage will once again be open to all and will have some extraordinary products to enable you to upgrade your ride at huge-deeply discounted prices. Items will include new and used parts, slightly scratched items, and those simply targeted for inventory reduction. Certainly there will be something for everyone’s need for speed!

For those in attendance that are inclined to show the power that their pony possesses, you will have an opportunity to schedule an appointment and have your car tested on the Steeda dyno for $75.

At 12:30 p.m. it will be time to start your engines as there will be a special stampede over to the Palm Beach International Raceway – where the Steeda Stampede will join up with the Fun Ford Weekend events going on there. While at the track, members of the Steeda Stampede will receive special treatment, including:

  • Automatic pre-registration for car show or racing entries and a FAST Pass to enter the track when they arrive from the cruise.
  • Designated parking areas arranged on the car show grounds and racer pit areas
  • Car Show judges will judge all of the Stampede cars so that they will be eligible for any Saturday afternoon awards
  • Two staging lanes will be designated for Steeda Stampede participants to make open time trial runs before any official races take place

Here are some of the key event details:

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Location: Steeda Autosports Headquarters, Pompano Beach, Florida
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Price: $15 for pre-registrants / $20 on day of event and will include a FREE 2011 Steeda Stampede T-Shirt and goodie bag with registration!

Registration will be available soon on Steeda.com. Watch our email updates for the registration announcement!

For the Palm Beach International Raceway portion of the event, an advance registration link for participants will be added shortly and that there are some additional fees to participate in the Fun Ford Weekend event.

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Save The Date – The Pony Wars

Mark your calendars and do not make any other plans – October 8, 2011 is the date for the next Pony Wars event that is being presented by Steeda Autosports.

The Pony Wars event held at the South Georgia Motorsports Park is open to any American made car from Ford, GM, and Mopar and with an expected huge turnout with some of the best performance cars around, this will most certainly be an event that will be talked about and remembered for quite a long period of time. If you have not been to one of the previous Pony Wars events – then you are missing out!

Final details are still being worked out, but suffice to say we are confident that the event will not only include a great car show and drag racing, but we are also making preliminary plans to potentially include an autocross track event!

More information will follow shortly – just save the date for a full day of automotive pleasure that you most certainly will not want to miss!

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Second Annual Pony Wars Recap

The second annual Pony Wars held this past weekend was a phenomenal success with attendance up over 50% from last year with a vast variety of Ford, Chevy, and Mopar fans converging together and all celebrating the great performance cars that are all Made in America. It was evident that the camaraderie between competing brand owners was remarkable with everyone was appreciative of each other’s cars and celebrating performance vehicles that only come from America!

The Pony War event started sharply at 8:00 with a private tour of the Steeda Autosports facility in Valdosta Georgia where Dario Orlando and the Steeda Team provided personalized insight on the in house engineering, manufacturing, and distribution operations.  Then at 10:00 the cars all lined up forming a two-mile long line of Ford, Chevy, and Mopar vehicles that snaked it’s way to the South Georgia Motorsports Park Facility – it was a “Kodak Moment” of American Pride to behold!

During the day there was never ending drag racing going that pitted cars against each other in head to head and grudge racing competition.  It didn’t matter if you wanted to seriously race someone – or if you just wanted to see how fast your car would do with you behind the wheel down the quarter-mile, as there was something for everyone at this great event.  When speed mattered most, Steeda’s own Scott Boda, who was piloting his 1990 Mustang LX with a full compliment of Steeda performance parts and accessories, provided some excitement.  Scott was consistently ripped off times that included a blazing 9.12et at over 152mph – not bad for a “grocery getter Mustang” with some special purpose Steeda parts providing that extra competitive drag racing advantage!

We even had our own 2011 5.0L Steeda Sport Mustang at the track – finalizing it’s testing of drag racing performance with our proprietary Steeda Boss 302 induction system.  With final adjustments are still being done by the Steeda Skunkworks Team – we were able to record some extremely impressive ETs and top speed figures with it running with and then without the laughing gas being injected.

In addition to all of the drag racing, there was a car show that also provided an opportunity to mingle and admire many different rides on display. While every car on being shown was effectively a winner by showcasing pure American Pride, there were some special prizes recognizing the top award winners that were distributed to some of the most notable rides.  The collection of cars on display was simply amazing and the people that were there made all the difference as everyone was essentially one big happy automotive family.

All in all – the Pony Wars presented by Steeda Autosports was a huge success and plans are currently underway to make it bigger and better in the future by further expanding it’s scope to include even more – stay tuned for additional information in the near future as we all celebrate American Pride at the Pony Wars presented by Steeda Autosports !

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