All posts by David Bruno

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

PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX – JULY 14-15, 2018

Schenley Park Race Weekend – July 14 & 15, 2018

2018 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
2018 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.

2018 Schedule
Saturday, July 14

  • 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 15

  • 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 2018 COVERAGE

We survived Carlisle!!! Held during the first weekend of June in Carlisle Pennsylvania, the Ford Nationals IS the place to be for viewing almost 100 acres of FoMoCo products. 2018 marks our tenth consecutive year hosting Saleen owners during this Pennsylvania landmark event. This year we saw the introduction of Team Saleen as well as an inspired return of both Saleen Automotive and Steve Saleen.

There were an estimated 64 (under 70) Saleen manufactured vehicles on the fairgrounds to proudly display Power In The Hands of a Few to all showgoers. Our collection of Saleen vehicles ranged from the early “four-eyed” 1985-86 editions to the latest trifecta of S302 Black, Yellow and White Labels. With a side dish of those rare vintage XP Explorers and 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

Saleen display tent
Saleen display tent
2003 S281 Extreme wheel
2003 S281 Extreme wheel
93-0016 Saleen Mustang
93-0016 Saleen Mustang
Custom white leather Recaro Trend seating
Custom white leather Recaro Trend seating

2018 Carlisle Ford Nationals award winners
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R148 – 1984 – 1993 SALEEN
339 – FRANK LOMBARDI — 1989 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — FIRST PLACE
340 – KARL LAFRANCE — 1993 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — SECOND PLACE
341 – DALE WARNER — 1985 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — THIRD PLACE
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R149 – 1994 – 2004 SALEEN
342 – JOHNATHAN ELIAS — 2003 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — FIRST PLACE
343 – ANDY BENTINCK-SMITH — 2004 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — SECOND PLACE
344 – NICK YELOVICH — 2001 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — THIRD PLACE
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R152 – 2005 – 2014 SALEEN
353 – REGINALD SINGLETON — 2008 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — FIRST PLACE
354 – JAY RONCA — 2006 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — SECOND PLACE
* Celebrity Pick Chosen By: Donald Farr Mustang Times — *SPECIAL AWARD*
355 – WAYNE WACHTER — 2014 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — THIRD PLACE
356 – RUDY & BETSY BEYER — 2013 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — *SPECIAL AWARD*
* Celebrity Pick Chosen By: Steve Saleen Saleen Automotive
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R153 – 2015 – PRESENT SALEEN
357 – JOSEPH DIVITTORIO — 2015 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — FIRST PLACE
358 – KENNETH BAILEY — 2016 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — SECOND PLACE
359 – MICHAEL HARRISON — 2017 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — THIRD PLACE
* Celebrity Pick Chosen By: Amy Boylan Ford Enthusiast — *SPECIAL AWARD*
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R154 – SALEEN POWERED
360 – RAMON GOMEZ — 2000 FORD EXPLORER SALEEN — FIRST PLACE
361 – BEN MOURA — 2005 FORD FOCUS SALEEN — SECOND PLACE
362 – ROGER FORTUNE — 1996 FORD EXPLORER XP8 — THIRD PLACE
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B318 – 2000-2007 FOCUS HATCHBACK (NON SVT)
59 – GREG WACKETT — 2005 FORD FOCUS — SECOND PLACE
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G201 – 1993 SVT COBRA MUSTANG
132 – PHILIP SCALISE — 1993 FORD MUSTANG — *SPECIAL AWARD*
* Celebrity Pick Chosen By: David Bruno, Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club

Award winning Philip Scalise 1993 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
Award winning Philip Scalise 1993 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

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R103 – 1966 MUSTANG – STOCK
199 – ROBERT LARMOUTH — 1966 FORD MUSTANG — *SPECIAL AWARD*
* Celebrity Pick Chosen By: Rudy Beyer, Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club

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SALEEN RAISES THE BAR AGAIN FOR 2018 LINEUP

SALEEN RAISES THE BAR AGAIN FOR 2018 WITH THEIR 700HP SPORTRUCK
AND ADVANCED PERFORMANCE MUSTANG LINE UP

Aggressive exterior redesign and advanced performance specs highlight changes to all-new
Saleen Signature models

CORONA, CA – October 2, 2017 – Saleen Automotive, highly respected for innovative high performance vehicles of all kinds, returns to the truck market with the announcement of their new 2018 Sportruck. Available beginning in November 2017, the truck will again be based on the popular Ford F150 platform. Power will be offered in four levels including enhanced Eco-boost turbocharged 2.7 and 3.6-liter engines as well as naturally aspirated and supercharged versions of 5.0-liter V8, the top level achieving a whopping 700HP.

“We are excited to have returned to our heritage with a high performance Saleen Sportruck that fits perfectly within our program for a full line of high performance vehicles carrying the Saleen brand,” said Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive. “Our truck heritage includes many race wins in our Ranger-version of the Saleen Sportruck followed by the extremely popular Saleen S331 Sportrucks. Ford chose to use Saleen Superchargers on the Harley Davidson F150 editions, which were installed at the Saleen factory in Troy, Michigan. The time is right that we return to the market with a product that feeds an audience of hungry Saleen truck enthusiasts.”

The Saleen Sportruck will be instantly recognizable as a Saleen-exclusive offering. The new bodywork includes a functional air dam, front brake ducting, racing inspired grille and hood with center sculpting. The rear of the truck will feature Saleen nameplate trim in the center of the tailgate and large rear exhaust tips that tuck neatly into the lower rear valance for a race inspired look. Racecraft suspension, Saleen signature interior appointments and big brakes are standard. The trucks will be equipped with side skirts and Saleen-exclusive alloy wheels wrapped with high performance General Tires.

All New Signature Saleen Mustangs Now Available

The much-heralded release of the 2018 Ford Mustang has set the stage for an even more exciting debut – three new 2018 Saleen Mustangs. Best of all, for those customers who are on the fence with regards to the new Ford’s “freshened” design changes, rest assured, the new Saleen will wrap its high performance abilities with an exterior that delivers an aggressive performance look that enthusiasts will certainly embrace.

2018 Saleen Mustang
2018 Saleen Mustang

The 2018 Saleen Mustang line up builds upon its three previously available performance levels; the White, Yellow and Black Label models. Each will sport a very aggressive, Saleen-exclusive front fascia that includes functional ducting throughout, angled headlight pockets and all-purpose grille and hood that are a dramatic change. Complemented with high performance wheels, race-bred General Tires, advanced suspension components and more horsepower, the new Saleen Mustangs are an amazing value that anyone considering a muscle car purchase should put on their short list.

“Expanding upon our tradition of delivering truly unique performance models that offer something special for discerning performance enthusiasts, the 2018 Saleen 302 is our best looking and performing car yet,” said Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive. “Our signature line of Saleen 302s sets the bar for vehicles that are not only great looking and deliver premium performance but also maintain an affordable price level so that any enthusiast vehicle buyer can find a car that fits their need. Our White, Yellow and Black label cars feature power and handling along with unique interior styling.”

Saleen is currently taking orders for the all-new 2018 Saleen Signature Series Mustangs and Sportrucks with delivery slated for the end of 2017. Interested parties can call (800) 888-8945 and ask for the sales team!

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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[Source: Saleen Automotive]

SALEEN SPORT TRUCKS RETURN FOR 2018

NEWEST OFFERING WILL FURTHER EXPAND LINE UP OF SALEEN AUTOMOTIVE
PERFORMANCE VEHICLES FOR 2018

2018 Saleen Sport Truck
2018 Saleen Sport Truck

CORONA, CA – September 20, 2017 – Saleen Automotive, highly respected for innovative high performance vehicles of all kinds, returns to the truck market with the announcement of their new 2018 Sport Truck. Available beginning in November 2018, the truck will again be based on the popular Ford F150 platform. Power will be offered in four levels including enhanced Eco-boost 2.7 and 3.6-liter naturally-aspirated engines and a supercharged version of 5.0-liter V8.

“We are excited to have returned to our heritage with a high performance Saleen Sport Truck that fits perfectly within our program for a full line of high performance vehicles carrying the Saleen brand,” Said Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive. “Our Sport Truck heritage includes many race wins as well as a national championship. In the past, our Saleen S331 Sport Trucks and the extremely popular Ford Harley Davidson F150 SC were produced at the Saleen Automotive factory. The time is right that we return to the market with a product that feeds an audience of hungry Saleen Truck enthusiasts.”

2018 Saleen Sport Truck
2018 Saleen Sport Truck

The Saleen Sport Truck will be instantly recognizable as a Saleen-exclusive offering. The new bodywork includes a functional air dam, front brake ducting, racing inspired grille and hood with center sculpting. The rear of the truck will feature Saleen nameplate trim in the center of the tailgate and large rear exhaust tips that tuck neatly into the lower rear valance for a race inspired look. Racecraft suspension, Super Charged optional interior and brakes are also available. The trucks will be available with side skirts or a full body step kit and Saleen-exclusive alloy wheels wrapped with General Tire high performance tires.

Saleen is currently taking orders for the all new Sport Truck with delivery slated for the end of this year. Interested parties can call 800.888-8945 and ask for the sales team!

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

Click here to participate in the discussion.

[Source: Saleen Automotive]

VIDEO: WHEELING & DEALING, S302 BLACK LABEL DELIVERY

From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

Mike Brewer from TV’s Wheeler Dealers accompanied his producer today for a very special delivery. It was great to meet Mr. Brewer, such an awesome guy!

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[Source: Saleen Automotive]

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!

Follow my new IG:
https://www.instagram.com/_straightlaced

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[Source: straightlaced via YouTube]

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]