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ROUSH Performance unveiled its newest custom vehicle, a ’19 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang designed exclusively for SEMA’s Immediate Past Chairman Wade Kawasaki at the McCall’s Motorworks Revival, August 14, in Monterey, California.
ROUSH Performance Unveils One-of-a-Kind Stage 3 Mustang at McCall’s Motorworks Revival
ROUSH Performance unveiled its newest custom vehicle, a ’19 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang designed exclusively for SEMA’s Immediate Past Chairman Wade Kawasaki at the McCall’s Motorworks Revival, August 14, in Monterey, California. Built to be Kawasaki’s “track-capable daily driver,” the vehicle featured the blue-and-orange Gulf Racing livery painted by SpeedKore Performance Group to match the paint scheme of the Ford race cars that stormed Le Mans a half-century ago. Kawasaki’s vehicle was based on the ’19 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang, and featured a ROUSH TVS R2650 supercharger, along with a ROUSH cold-air intake and ROUSH calibration to boost the car’s 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine to an overall power output of 710hp and 610 lb.-ft. of torque. The Mustang was also equipped with the optional ROUSH Active Exhaust System, which offers four different user-selectable exhaust modes. Other upgrades included a custom Sikky Manufacturing handbrake designed for drifting.
Additional custom touches included a set of one-off 20x8.5-in. and 20x11-in. forged aluminum wheels by Wheel Vintiques, designed as a modern interpretation of the wheels of the original Ford GT40, paired with 245/35R20 and 285/35R20 performance tires. Further bespoke pieces included custom carbon-fiber side vents and side-view mirrors manufactured by SpeedKore as well as a carbon-fiber ROUSH Mustang chin spoiler, a carbon-fiber ROUSH Mustang rear spoiler and complete ROUSH R8 aero body Kit. On the inside, Kawaski’s Stage 3 Mustang’s Sport Interior Package had been upgraded with color-matched orange accents and a ROUSH plaque.
“Unveiling this custom Stage 3 Mustang at McCall’s Motorworks Revival was an exhilarating experience,” said Legendary Companies President and CEO Wade Kawasaki. “This was my first time seeing the finished car and ROUSH Performance has created something truly special here. I’m proud to share this moment with the public at this exclusive event and I hope everyone enjoyed seeing this incredible machine as much as I have.”
Tim Musiek Joins Nitrous Express and Snow Performance
Nitrous Express has hired Tim Musiek as national sales manager. He has 17 years of experience within the performance industry and has held key sales and product-management roles for multiple industry-leading performance companies, including Mr. Gasket and DEI. Musiek enjoys building and customizing all kinds of performance vehicles, including his NX nitrous-fed, fuel-injected, small-block, Chevy-swapped ’34 Ford Sedan Delivery.
AirPro Welcomes Canadian Distribution Partner
AirPro Diagnostics LLC has announced a partnership with iPro Auto Solutions for the distribution of AirPro’s OEM-compliant scan tools and services to the Canadian market. iPro Auto Solutions founders Darren Cox and Gord Fraser have extensive backgrounds in the auto glass sector as well as shop certification for automotive mechanical, glass and collision-repair facilities in the Canadian market.
Steele Rubber Products Invites Businesses to Sign Up for the Steele Partners Program
Steele Rubber Products’ Steele Partner Program offers benefits to shops and resellers in the auto industry. According to the company, in addition to a competitive discount structure on its parts, Steele Partners have access to all of the resource material and expertise Steele has to offer. Partners also have access to unlimited on-demand catalogs—an online ordering portal and quarterly newsletter that highlights new parts and offerings. During the 2019 SEMA Show, Steele Rubber Products will be located in Hot Rod Alley in Central Hall at booth #22583. They will have information about their Steele Partners Program, a sampling of their product line and product specialists on hand to answer any questions you may have about their weatherstripping and rubber products.
Power Automedia Hires Stephanie Davies as Senior Associate Editor, Ford Group
Power Automedia has hired Stephanie Davies as senior associate editor for the Ford Group. She began with Power Automedia on a contract basis, which led to a permanent, full-time position. Prior to joining Power Automedia, Davies was an associate web editor at what was then Source Interlink Media, where she generated web and social-media content for Super Chevy, Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords, Vette, GM High-Tech Performance, High Performance Pontiac, Mopar Muscle and Circle Track. Davies also spent four years working as the communications and PR manager at ROUSH Performance.
Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists LLC Partners With the Meineke Dealers Association
Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists (AWRS) has announced its partnership with the Meineke Dealers Association as the preferred alloy wheel repair service provider for all Meineke Car Care Centers in the United States and Canada. As the preferred vendor, AWRS’ network of more than 400 certified technicians will provide select wheel refinishing and straightening services onsite at Meineke Car Care Center locations. Additionally, AWRS will offer offsite wheel remanufacturing services for wheels with extensive damage, special finishes and custom color change services.
Holley, VP Racing Fuels Continue Partnership for “Horsepower Wars” Season 2
Power Automedia’s “Horsepower Wars” automotive show will continue a partnership with Holley for season two. Holley has been a partner of “Horsepower Wars” since its inception. Now, in season two, the next “Horsepower Wars” $10K Drag Shootout is about to take center stage and teams will once again rely on Holley parts to improve their chances of taking home the $10,000 paycheck. To watch “Horsepower Wars” season two, visit www.HorsepowerWars.com. VP Racing Fuels has also partnered with “Horsepower Wars” for a second season. For the Junkyard Challenge, VP will supply 100-octane unleaded fuel to teams while C9 (95-octane unleaded) was the required fuel for Pony Wars. In the $10K Drag Shootout, teams were given the option to use either X85 (ethanol) or C16 (leaded race gas). In addition, “Horsepower Wars” will work with Toyo Tires as an official sponsor of the 2019 season.
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