Category Archives: Automotive News

IRVINE, CALIF., CAR COMPANY TO OFFER FORD-AUTHORIZED THUNDERBIRD

By: DANIELLE HERUBIN on November 29, 2002 Original Article: ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, THE (SANTA ANA, CA) Nov. 29–IRVINE, Calif.–Ford Thunderbird. The name conjures up an image of sporty cool, a powder blue two-seater with a porthole window. Now Saleen Inc., the Irvine company best known for taking stock Mustangs and transforming them into very hot … Continue reading IRVINE, CALIF., CAR COMPANY TO OFFER FORD-AUTHORIZED THUNDERBIRD

ASSEMBLER OF FORD GT SUPERCAR CONSIDERS TROY SITE

By: ANDREW DIETDERICH on November 11, 2002 Original Article: CRAIN’S DETROIT BUSINESS, VOL. 18, ISSUE 45 A California company contracted to assemble the much-anticipated Ford GT is eying a former door manufacturing plant in Troy to build the speedster. So said Jack Gerken, director of public relations for Saleen Inc., the Irvine, Calif.-based company in … Continue reading ASSEMBLER OF FORD GT SUPERCAR CONSIDERS TROY SITE

IRVINE, CALIF., SPECIALTY CARMAKER TO HELP REVIVE FORD’S GT

By: HOLLY WRAY on July 18, 2002 Original Article: ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, THE (SANTA ANA, CA) Jul. 18–Specialty auto manufacturer Saleen Inc. is announcing today that it will work with Ford Motor Co. and three other auto suppliers to produce a new version of the Ford GT in a revival of a late-1960s muscle car. … Continue reading IRVINE, CALIF., SPECIALTY CARMAKER TO HELP REVIVE FORD’S GT

IRVINE, CALIF., AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURER HOPES TO ENTER LUXURY CAR MARKET

By: CHRIS KNAP on Aug 20, 2000 Original Article: ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, THE (SANTA ANA, CA) Aug. 20–Specialty-vehicle builder Steve Saleen will expand his business next year with the production of a $375,000 supercar intended to challenge Ferrari, Lamborghini and Jaguar. Saleen was to unveil the prototype of the Saleen S7 at the Monterey Historic … Continue reading IRVINE, CALIF., AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURER HOPES TO ENTER LUXURY CAR MARKET