All posts by David Bruno

Former club archivist as well as lead SOEC creative director, 2005-2017.

VIDEO: NEW EDGE (99-0201) S281 BUILD SERIES, YOUTUBE LAUNCH

Published on Aug 2, 2017

Hey welcome to my new channel! I figured I would upload a quick introduction and edit I made of my new project: 1999 Saleen Mustang S281SC.

My goal with this channel is to document the whole process of my build and hopefully create some cool content along the way 🙂

This is my first ever YouTube video. Filming and editing are a completely new world to me so hopefully I get better as I go. I’ve always wanted to get into making videos and this will be a perfect learning experience. Hopefully you guys enjoy!

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VIDEO: SCOA NATIONALS 2017 COVERAGE

From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

2017 SCOA Nationals in Broomfield Colorado. Beautiful day, great event!

[Source: Saleen Automotive]

RICK & JAY SPEAK OF SALEEN ANNIVERSARY ON DRIVERS TALK RADIO

From our friends at Drivers Talk Radio.

Published on Jul 21, 2017

The first half of the show covers various automotive topics, including the Eleanor Mustang, Tire testing, drag racing and more! ( 0:54 and 11:50 )

The second half of the show features special guest Dan George of DCG Vision Marketing & Sales International. Dan talks about the two products Rick and Jay tested: Lift it Out grease/oil stain remover and True Effects hand and skin shield. The show then ends on talk of the Bloodhound team. ( 24:25 and 35:37 )

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[Source: Drivers Talk Radio]

SALEEN CHAMPIONSHIP ANNIVERSARY MUSTANGS REVEAL IN SEATTLE

Saleen Championship Anniversary Mustangs Reveal in Seattle

CORONA, CA – July 5, 2017 – Saleen Automotive, Inc. will reveal their 30-Year Championship Commemorative Edition Saleen Mustangs, both street and race versions, at the largest gathering of Mustangs in the Northwest—the Mustangs Northwest Roundup 2017. Activities begin at 7 PM on Wednesday, July 12, at Bill Pierre Ford, a long-standing Saleen dealer, in Seattle, Washington. On hand will be Saleen CEO Steve Saleen and his Team, representatives of General Tire, and Championship drivers George Follmer, Rick Titus, Desiré Wilson, Lisa Caceres, and more.

“I am proud and excited to be formally debuting our Championship Commemorative Edition Saleen Mustangs at Bill Pierre Ford dealership, a great Saleen supporter throughout the years,” exclaimed Steve Saleen. “Saleen Automotive, Inc., has always been warmly welcomed by the members of Mustangs Northwest at their annual Roundup. So, it is only natural for us to participant in their 2017 Event. It will be an outstanding weekend. Come on out and meet the Championship Team and get an up-close look at our newest Saleen Mustangs.”

Additional plans surrounding the Roundup, includes a track event on Thursday, July 13, at Pacific Raceway in nearby Kent, Washington. Saleen drivers will be on hand with the new Championship Edition Saleen Mustangs giving press rides. A Friday Night Meet and Greet is scheduled at the Red Lion Hotel in Bellevue.

“We are extremely proud to introduce our new ultra-high-performance G-MAX RS tire with Saleen at this event. We have been anticipating this tire for several years, and this new Saleen Mustang is a perfect match for the G-MAX RS,” stated Travis Roffler, director of marketing for General Tire.

The Roundup car-show portion of the event continues on Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16, 2017, at Bellevue College, in Bellevue, Washington. The Championship Edition Saleen Mustangs will be on display at the show. Additionally, there will be an autograph session at the Saleen Display.

This event is open to all Mustang enthusiasts; there will be food, goody bags, and autograph signings.

Additional information at www.saleen.com

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.
Saleen is an American specialty manufacturer of high-performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories, and apparel. Founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for automotive design and performance engineering in both street and racing applications. Saleen plans to utilize its existing strategic partnerships and dealer network to refine its design and engineering prowess, continue development of emerging automotive technologies, and expand its presence nationwide with a combination of automotive retail services, aftermarket parts and new vehicle sales to build significant long-term value. Learn more at www.saleen.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Media contact:
pr@saleen.com
Saleen Automotive, Inc.
2735 Wardlow Road
Corona, CA 92882
714.400.2121

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PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX – JULY 15-16, 2017

Schenley Park Race Weekend – July 15 & 16, 2017

2017 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
2017 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

Schenley Park is the scene of our nation’s largest vintage race event. 150 vintage racers gather here each July to test their skills and entertain the crowd. The PVGP races through Schenley Park are considered by many drivers to be the most challenging race course worldwide. The 2.33 mile circuit has 23 turns not to mention haybales, manhole covers, phone poles and stone walls. The Grand Prix in Schenley Park is the only vintage race event that is run on actual city streets – made possible by our Pit Crew of 1,000 volunteers.

The best place to watch the races is from the 456 acre Bob O’Connor Golf Course where the Grand Prix stages an International Car Show with over 2,000 vehicles on display. These car shows are mainly supported by local car clubs but are also open to the public for only $30 for the weekend. In addition to the car shows there are dozens of sponsor tents, a village full of vendors and plenty of food and refreshment vendors. 200,000 spectators are expected to come out and watch the races – there is no cost for spectators to enter, but we do encourage donations. Proceeds from the event benefit charity.

There is so much that happens on the Race Weekend in Schenley Park that we can’t fit it all on one page – so here are some quick links to individual events that occur over the weekend.

There are practice/warm-up sessions each morning. Qualifying races take place on Saturday with the Featured Races on Sunday. Both afternoons feature exciting racing as groups are separated by engine size and year of manufacture. There is little difference to spectators between Saturday’s and Sunday’s track action as over 175 cars will compete.

2017 Schedule
Saturday, July 15

  • Vintage Practice Sessions 8:15 – noon
  • Vintage Track Rides noon – 1:00
  • Vintage Qualifying Races 1:00 – 5:00
  • British Car Day 9:30 – 5:00
  • International Car Show 9:30 – 5:00

Sunday, July 16

  • Vintage Warm-up Sessions 8:15 – 11:00
  • Parades and Opening Ceremony 11:00- 11:50
  • Vintage Races noon – 5:00
  • International Car Show 9:30 – 5:00

http://www.pvgp.org/race-weekend-events/

http://www.pvgp.org/car-show-overview/

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[Source: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix]

CARLISLE FORD NATIONALS 2017 COVERAGE

It came. It went. For east-coasters and for those around the Great Lakes region, our celebration of blue oval power kickoffs summer each year with the Carlisle Ford Nationals. Held during the first weekend of June in Carlisle Pennsylvania, the Ford Nationals IS the place to view 82 acres of FoMoCo products.

There were an estimated 47 Saleen manufactured vehicles in attendance for Saturday’s Fun Field Participant Ballot Car Show. With a small collection of Saleen Mustangs in the Carlisle Car Corral anticipating new enthusiastic owners. Our collection of Saleen vehicles ranged from the debut model year 1985 editions to the latest 2017 S302 Yellow Label. With a sprinkle of an S331 Sport Truck and two Saleen Foci.

Event support appreciation to Rudy & Betsy Beyer for their effort operating the SOEC tent and appreciation to all participants, enthusiasts and owners that makes this event so exceptional.


Video: SOEC Staff

89-0024 Saleen SSC
89-0024 Saleen SSC
17-0032 S302 Yellow Label
17-0032 S302 Yellow Label
02-0019 S281 Extreme
02-0019 S281 Extreme
97-0042S S351 Speedster
97-0042S S351 Speedster

2017 Carlisle Ford Nationals award winners
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B327 – 1984 – 1993 SALEEN
89 – ANDY BENTINCK-SMITH — 1989 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — FIRST PLACE
90 – THOMAS TOCCO — 1988 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — SECOND PLACE
91 – MATTHEW BROZOVICH — 1986 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — THIRD PLACE
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B328 – 1994 – 2004 SALEEN
92 – JOHNATHAN ELIAS — 2002 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — FIRST PLACE
93 – ROSEANN DEBELLA — 2002 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — SECOND PLACE
94 – EDWARD LYNCH JR — 1998 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — THIRD PLACE
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B330 – 2005 – 2014 SALEEN
98 – RUDY & BETSY BEYER — 2013 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — FIRST PLACE
99 – REGINALD SINGLETON — 2008 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — SECOND PLACE
100 – ERIC SEAMAN — 2006 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — THIRD PLACE
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B332 – SALEEN POWERED
103 – MICHAEL SEELEY — 2007 FORD SALEEN S331 — FIRST PLACE
104 – KIM AYWAS — 2005 FORD SALEEN S121 — SECOND PLACE
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B310 – 1969 – 1970 COUGAR ELIMINATOR
37 – THOMAS WILDS — 1970 MERCURY COUGAR — *SPECIAL AWARD*
* Celebrity Pick Chosen By: David Bruno, Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club

Award winning Thomas Wilds' 1970 Mercury Cougar Boss 302 Eliminator[
Award winning Thomas Wilds’ 1970 Mercury Cougar Boss 302 Eliminator
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VIDEO: VINTAGE SALEEN MUSTANG (87-0105) ON ‘MY CLASSIC CAR’

From our friends at MyClassicCarTV.

My Classic Car Season 21 Episode 18 – Rare 80’s Performance

Published on May 3, 2017
1:36 – 1987 Saleen Mustang
4:28 – 1987 Saleen Mustang Drive
7:43 – 1986 Shelby Dodge Omni GLHS
11:42 – 1986 Shelby Dodge Omni GLHS Drive

Dennis makes his was to Salina, KS to check out a couple of rare 80’s performance cars.

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