All posts by Betsy Beyer

Currently the longest running editor of Saleen Alley. The official publication of SOEC. Have owned five generations of Saleen Mustangs through 20 years of active SOEC participation.


Inspired by the 2014 Blockbuster Hollywood Movie Need for Speed, the Saleen NFS Limited Edition Mustang is the Ultimate Collector’s Car with only 10 produced worldwide.

0 – 100 Km/h: 3.5 sec.
Top speed: 300 km/h
HorsePower: 650
Engine: V8

2014 Need For Speed Edition
2014 Need For Speed Edition

About the Limited Edition NFS Mustang
Steve Saleen used his experience designing and building vehicles for the Need For Speed movie to create a Limited Edition Mustang that is at home in the world’s most prestigious car collections . The Limited Edition NFS Mustang adds custom paint wheels, and advanced internal components to Saleen’s top of the line Titanium model to produce a vehicle that embodies the spirit of the Mustang used in the movie.

Form Follows Function
The front of the vehicle features a Saleen Functional Red Butterfly™ Center Induction Hood and a Front Fascia with a High Volume Radiator Intake to maximize the airflow in and out of the engine compartment. Side Skirts with Integrated Brake Intakes and Carbon Fiber Air Vanes deliver cold air to the brake calipers to prevent over-heating.

A Rear Integrated Diffuser allows fast moving air beneath the vehicle to expand creating a low-pressure zone, and a high-downforce rear spoiler keeps the vehicle on the pavement at high speeds. The Decklid Center Insert reduces parasitic drag; while the Rear Fascia with an Integrated Quad Exhaust and LED Race Lamps improve rear-end aerodynamics and style.

Lateral Acceleration
S4 Specific Rate Front and Rear Springs, S4 Front Struts, and S4 Rear Shocks work together to optimize stability around corners while providing perfect control during extreme braking. The Saleen Front and Rear Swaybars and High Durometer Pivot Bushings provide precise steering control while conquering tight corners at racing speeds.

2014 Need For Speed Edition
2014 Need For Speed Edition

Longitudinal Acceleration
The Limited Edition NFS Mustang features a push button start a 650 horsepower Supercharged 5.0L, V8 Ti-VCT Engine, with a 0-100 km/h time of 3.5 sec and a top speed of 282 km/h. The patented 8th generation Saleen 296 Supercharger™ incorporates a twin-screw compressor which drives an astounding 32 cubic meters of air per minute into the engine adding nearly 200 horsepower to the naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 Ti-VCT Engine. The engine is available with a 6-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, or a 6-speed manual transmission with a short-throw shifter and a final drive gear ratio of 3.73:1.

The Six-Pack™ Intercooler System incorporates six cylindrical micro-fin intercoolers providing over 60% more cooling and flow efficiency than the standard 5.0L V8 Ti-VCT Engine cooling system. In addition, the NFS Mustang features a High Volume Intercooler Water Pump delivering 90 liters of water per minute through the cooling system, and a Remote External Air Induction system optimizes the air/fuel ratio within the combustion chamber. The Launch Control App manages wheel traction control for maximum longitudinal acceleration during quick launches that translates to quicker 0-100 km/h times. Finally, Saleen’s Power Flash Performance Calibration maximizes the engine horsepower and torque curves throughout the RPM band.

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[Source: Saleen Motors International]


Steve Saleen Carlisle 2014

***** June 5-7, 2015 *****
All Ford Nationals, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Steve Saleen Signature Event

The Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club is pleased to announce that, for the 3rd year in a row, it will host the appearance of Steve Saleen at the 2015 All Ford Nationals, Carlisle, Pennsylvania on June 5-7, 2015. The Ford GT (made for Ford by Saleen) is the featured car. Carlisle Events will try to have all Saleen produced vehicles park together so that all owners can have time to spend with Steve Saleen. Steve Saleen has given us a very early commitment to attend this event. Please watch for any updates.

Event registration is open.

Show Classes:
378 – 1984-1993 Saleen Mustang
379 – 1994-2004 Saleen Mustang
380 – 2005-Present Saleen Mustang

Please remember to choose Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club as your club affiliation on your event registration.


Gate-N-Go: Your Green Light to the Showfield

Register for the 2015 Carlisle Ford Nationals Showfield. Registration includes weekend admission for two people. To qualify for the 10% Gate-N-Go pre-registration discount and have your entry window sticker mailed to you, please pre-register prior to May 4th, 2015 at midnight EST. Discount will be applied at checkout. After registering, a receipt will be emailed to you – please bring this receipt to the event. If you belong to a club, enter the full club name. Please do not abbreviate the club name.

Hall of Famer Returns to Carlisle During Ford Weekend

A very popular name within automotive circles is coming to Carlisle courtesy of the Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club (SOEC). Steve Saleen was born in California and attended USC, earning a degree in business. He parlayed his education into a booming career that saw him work with the Porsche Owners Club before becoming a competitive racer. In 1980, he entered the Formula Atlantic series and was third in the final series standings. After that, he advanced to the SCCA Trans-Am series in ’82, driving a Ford Mustang. From there, his passion for the Mustang grew immensely, culminating with the founding of Saleen Autosport in 1983 and subsequent building of the first Saleen Mustang.

In 1984, the car was completed, tested and raced against some of the world’s top cars, finishing first in its class at the Mosport 24 hour endurance race. Years later, Saleen formed a race team with comedian Tim Allen and driver Bob Bondurant. The three raced Saleen Mustangs in the SCAA World Challenge. Inducted into the Mustang Hall of Fame in 1996 along side Carroll Shelby, Saleen remains active today, primarily with his namesake company, Saleen Inc.

Saleen also had a hand in the early Ford GT cars. Don’t miss out as Saleen, for the first time in front of a large audience, tells his story and version of the GT. With Ford spinning the history of the GT in their words, Saleen wants to take this time to set the record straight in his words. Further, Saleen is working on a new Ford powered Supercar that just may debut at Carlisle in 2015. How cool would that be?

Don’t miss a chance to meet Saleen at Carlisle in 2015 as he shares stories of his involvement with the Ford GT as part of the special GT celebration. There will be autograph sessions, Q&A times and more.

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The 17th Chengdu Motor Show
CDMS 2014

The 17th Chengdu Motor Show (CDMS 2014), the most influential auto show in western China, is organized by Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd. and is to be staged at Century City New International Convention & Exhibition Center (CCNICEC) from August 29 to September 7, 2014.

16 years’ development has made Chengdu Motor Show (CDMS) one of the top 4 domestic auto shows in China. The 17th Chengdu Motor Show (CDMS 2014) will attract leading brands from all over the world with its influence and strategic importance. The quantity of debuts is remarkably increased with organizers and exhibitors having better service awareness.

As the core city in western China, Chengdu started its own auto show in 1998. Under the joint effort of Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd and Century City New International Convention & Exhibition Centre Ltd, Chengdu Motor Show (CDMS) and grown into one of the four top auto shows in China. Further enhanced its status and all-round market influence.

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[Source: Saleen Motors International]


Saleen Automotive Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN) Corona, CA – (September 4, 2014)

Driving an electric car is uniquely different than their piston-powered brethren. Experiencing a performance-electric car reinvigorates the thrill of driving. However, the adrenaline rush you get from hearing the engine go to full throttle is a typically overlooked aspect of electric vehicles. Saleen Automotive has solved this problem in their all-electric FOURSIXTEEN performance sedan. Among the many aerodynamic and styling enhancements, the Model S-based vehicle also provides Saleen specific performance giving it better handling, efficient cooling, and quicker acceleration along with a distinct, naturally-occurring sound.

Inspired by the sound of a Formula One car and derived from Saleen’s racing heritage, the acceleration and deceleration tones give the new drivetrain note a dynamic range. “This is what the future sounds like,” explains Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive. “Anytime you watch a movie or TV show about the future, vehicles make a distinctive sound. That is what we achieved with our FOURSIXTEEN. I think George Jetson would approve.”

Saleen has always been known for creating distinctive automotive sounds in their performance vehicles. Historically, their exhaust and supercharger notes are as thrilling to hear as they are to experience. The all new FOURSIXTEEN is no different, and thanks to their engineering team, will be known for being the first production electric car with a naturally produced sensory stimulating sound.

Saleen is currently taking orders for the Saleen Tesla FOURSIXTEEN. More information can be found by visiting or calling (714) 400-2121. Check out the video!

Editor’s note: I had a ride in the Saleen FOURSIXTEEN. It really does sound like the video! Below are my photos taken at Saleen Headquarters in Corona, California.

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A previous posted press release had the details about the debut if the all-electric Tesla Model S based vehicle “The FOURSIXTEEN” at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 17, 2014.

From the Saleen staff: Photos of some celebrities that stopped to see Steve Saleen and the Saleen FOURSIXTEEN.


Steve Saleen is scheduled to attend the 2014 Sturgis Mustang Rally and be a guest speaker at the Awards Banquet.

August 27-31, 2014
Sturgis Mustang Rally
Sturgis, South Dakota

Roll the dice for your chance to win a new Saleen Mustang! Sturgis Mustang Rally Edition #8 Sponsored by Saleen.

Mark your calendar and see details at

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Schenley Park Race Weekend – July 19 & 20, 2014

2014 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.

2014 Schedule
Saturday, July 19

  • 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 20

  • 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

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The Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club has again successfully scheduled Steve Saleen’s appearance at the 2014 All Ford Nationals, Carlisle, Pennsylvania on Friday, June 6 & Saturday, June 7, 2014. We have posted that we obtained a maybe response last fall. On April 19, Steve’s attendance was upgraded to a “probably”. On April 20 Steve and Liz Saleen went to Beijing, China for an International Auto Show. On May 10 we got the final YES to Steve’s attendance at the event! I read comments that some forum members were disappointed that they can’t make plans to attend. Please understand how fortunate we are to have Steve Saleen attend the event 2 years in a row. The awesome attendance of around 130 Saleen vehicles at the 2013 Carlisle All Ford Nationals helped us as we negotiated for his attendance at this year’s event!

The whole show runs from Friday – Sunday, but Steve will only attend Friday & Saturday. We expect to have a very busy day for Steve Saleen on Saturday. We will have a “Saleen Owners Only” autograph session on Friday to sign Saleen vehicles and other Saleen memorabilia. We want you to get your autographs done on Friday. If you are able to get your items autographed on Friday, we will ask that you don’t go through the autograph line again on Saturday to allow time for others. Because of the 50th Anniversary Celebration, we expect an overwhelming turn out of Mustangs. Let’s top last year’s total of around 130 Saleen vehicles on the show field.

Try to attend on Friday. We have reservations for Friday dinner at a restaurant in a plaza around the corner from the fairgrounds’ back gate. We will leave the show field at 4:15 on Friday, June 6, 2014. We are scheduled to arrive for dinner at 4:30. Although the show runs until 5:00, Friday isn’t the big busy day, so we will leave at 4:15. Please stay at the show until 4:15. The restaurant we are going to is Marcello’s Ristorante, 900 Cavalry Rd., Carlisle, PA. From the main entrance gate, turn right, go a short distance to a light at Cavalry Rd. and turn right on to Cavalry Rd. The restaurant is in the plaza on the right.

Buffet dinner will include salad, Italian dishes (containing beef, chicken, and fish), beverage, tax, and tip for a total of $20 per person. For children under 10 years old the price is $7. The dinner cost per person will be paid at the restaurant the day of the dinner. No orders from the regular menu.

Because we are limited to 90 people, this is for Saleen Owners and immediate families. Single reservations may bring 1 guest. To notify the restaurant with a preliminary quantity, we need reservations by Saturday, May 31. All reservations will be accepted on an as available basis. After Saturday, May 31 reservation requests will be honored, if space is available. When we reach a total of 90, names will be kept on a waiting list. If space allows, friends of Saleen Owners can attend. Stop by the Saleen tent on Friday, June 6.

Send name, Saleen vehicle type & number, and quantity for dinner to Betsy Beyer at

Please check in at the SOEC tent by 2:00 on Friday, June 6 to confirm your reservation. If you can’t make it to the show field by 2:00 on Friday, but you will be at the dinner, please send me an e-mail message on Thursday, June 5th or Friday morning, June 6th to confirm your reservation. If your plans change, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible to make room for others.

When you resister for the show, please list the Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club for your club affiliation:

Carlisle Events Registration page:…lts.asp?Cat=24

Goody bags to those who pre-register under Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club — this helps support SOEC.

On Saturday, June 7, Steve will have autograph sessions, and he will have Q&A time to be scheduled by Carlisle Events. On Saturday, Steve Saleen will sign Saleen vehicles that weren’t done on Friday. Steve will also participate in the Saturday parade. Steve & Liz Saleen will drive 2013 Saleen 351 #001. All vehicles in the parade must be preregistered and have a ticket for the parade.

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Join the Beach Cities Mustang Club as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, with a very special evening with Steve Saleen on Tuesday, April 8.

BCMC Monthly Meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of every month at FUDDRUCKERS. 5229 Clark Ave in Lakewood, CA.

Meetings are open to all members, guests and fans of the Ford Mustang.


Social Hour starts at 6pm, with a chance to eat (ask for your 10% club discount!), chat and watch videos. Meetings start at 9 and go for about 2 hours.

Guest speakers, event reports, games and fun are on the agenda. We end the meeting with a great raffle and $100s in prizes. We also have a Membership Attendance Lottery, where the current amount is over $400 cash!

Dessert is always provided free by Hansen’s Cakes!

For more details on BCMC meetings, visit our website at