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

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]

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

Click here to participate in the discussion.

[Source: Saleen Automotive]