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How To Get Invited To A Press Drive Event – Video

By   July 20, 2019

Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera

Since starting my first car blog, The Porsche Guys, I’ve been invited to a number of press driving events. These events include drive events or press cars from Porsche, Ford, Chevy and Dodge.

But what is one of these events really like and what does it take for someone to get an invite?

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Vintage Shelby GT500 Footage

By   February 25, 2019

Vintage Shelby Mustang GT500

Vintage Shelby Mustang GT500

The headlines are currently full of rumors and details about the 700+ horsepower 2020 Shelby GT500. The newest incarnation of high performance Mustang promises to be as poised on the track as on the drag strip.

The Shelby Mustang GT500 has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Before making a high performance version of the ‘Stang, Carroll Shelby said that the Ford Mustang was a very good secretary’s car. He certainly did a good job of changing that perception.

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The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Exhaust May Get You Pulled Over

By   January 15, 2019

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has been unveiled and the American performance machine takes the GT350 concept to the next level. Powering the GT500 is a supercharged 5.2-liter hand built V8. Official performance figures have not yet fully been released, but we do know that the ‘Stang will have over 700 horsepower on tap.

All of this works together with the aerodynamic shape and large rear wing to offer great track performance. As this is a muscle car 1/4 mile times and 0-60 mph times are huge.

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2018 Car Show Season Starts

By   May 13, 2018

Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show

Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show

Summer is almost officially upon us and that means cars shows. Sure, there are plenty of Cars and Coffee events that you can see great cars, but the competition car shows are now well underway.

For us the car show season starts with the Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show. Of course if we were on the east coast Amelia Island is the show that starts things off, but that is all the way on the other side of the country. For us it starts in Morro Bay and all the car shows lead to the “grand daddy” of them all, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

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Ford Unveils Track Ready Road Legal “Ole Yeller” Shelby Mustang GT350

By   July 19, 2016

Ford 'Ole Yeller' Shelby Mustang GT350

Ford ‘Ole Yeller’ Shelby Mustang GT350

We thought that when we drove the Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R that we had experienced quite a crazy machine, but the “Ole Yeller” may prove us wrong. The very track ready and yet road legal car is inspired by the North American P-51D Mustang airplane. It gets its “Ole Yeller” name from the plane piloted by Bob Hoover, renowned United States Air Force fighter pilot and air show performer, for over 20 years.

Under the hood you get the same 526 horsepower flat-plane crank naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V8 found in the GT350 and GT350R. The high revving engine is like a rocket, especially as the revs build. Mechanically setting “Ole Yeller” apart from the standard GT350 or harder core GT350R is a TREMEC 6-speed manual transmission and a specially tuned sport suspension. Those two changes are what make this the most track ready, street legal Mustang ever built by Ford.

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