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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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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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FORD NATIONALS, CARLISLE, PENNSYLVANIA JUNE 1-3, 2018

Carlisle Ford Nationals, June 1-3, 2018

Saleen Automotive weekend hospitality tent

MEET STEVE SALEEN OF SALEEN AUTOMOTIVE
Hall of Famer Comes to Carlisle During Ford Weekend

A very popular name within automotive circles is coming to Carlisle courtesy of Saleen Automotive. 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.

Since establishing Saleen Automotive, the company has gone on to build countless Mustangs and Ford products. Saleen cars and trucks are seen as one of the top brands in the Ford market. Saleen also had a hand in the 2005-2006 Ford GT cars. Don’t miss out as Steve Saleen meets and greets with enthusiasts and does an autograph signing or two. Steve Saleen will be located in the Saleen Automotive booth located near the stage. Appearance and Autograph times are still to be announced so follow this page and our Carlisle Ford Nationals Facebook page.

Don’t miss a chance to meet Steve Saleen at Carlisle in 2018!

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Vehicle Classes:
131: MUSTANG – 1984 – 1993 SALEEN
133: MUSTANG – 1994 – 2004 SALEEN
135: MUSTANG – 2005 – 2014 SALEEN
137: MUSTANG – 2015 – Present SALEEN
139: SALEEN POWERED (truck, Focus, S7, etc)

CLUB:
Choose SALEEN OWNERS AND ENTHUSIASTS CLUB in the club drop down menu on registration to help us help you.

Carlisle Events Website:
www.carsatcarlisle.com

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

Register for the 2018 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 April 30th, 2018 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.

https://store.carlisleevents.com/

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FABULOUS FORDS FOREVER! AT KNOTT’S: SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018

Fabulous Fords Forever at Knott’s Weekend 2018

* Registration for the 2018 show will open in January 2018.
* Bring your Saleen — no matter its condition — to the largest non-judged show of its kind in the world!
* Pre-Register — you can do so online or download a form at fabulousfordsforever.org

SATURDAY, APRIL 14:
Club Members: Join us for a members-only dinner event — RSVP Required for each person in your party — Send an email to jimd@soec.org or call 714-369-8621 for more info. Casual attire, pay-your-own meal and expect to pay $12-20-plus for your meal per person. Space is limited, and spouses (or significant others) and family are welcome. We expect a group of about 50 people. More info to be announced.

SUNDAY, APRIL 15:
We’ll do an early morning cruise to Knott’s (see lower map below) — Steve and Molly are expected to attend — unsure if they’ll do the cruise, but if you want to cruise to Knott’s, meet at Saleen at 7:45 a.m.; planned departure by 8:00 a.m. Everyone’s invited. You must be pre-registered for the show and have your confirmation card hanging from your rear view mirror as you enter the Knott’s gate.

We will need some volunteers to help parking from 5:30 – 10:00 a.m. and you get a free VIP lunch with journalists and celebrities plus preferential parking, but we need a commitment by April 4. You must also have your car registered for the show, or get a ride with someone (let Jim D. know if you need a ride).

We might need additional helpers starting at 7:00 a.m., so if you arrive early, please let Jim D. know you can help and we’ll give you a vest or a task to help with.

Cruise to Knott’s from Saleen Sunday morning…

More information on Sunday’s event itself and Facebook links at:
* http://fabulousfordsforever.org
* https://www.facebook.com/FabulousFordsForever

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STEVE SALEEN MAKES APPEARANCES AT MUSTANG WEEK AND TASCA FORD

STEVE SALEEN MAKES APPEARANCES AT MUSTANG WEEK AND TASCA FORD

CORONA, CA — 08/24/17 — Saleen Automotive (OTCQB: SLNN) announces that Steve Saleen will appear at Mustang Week in in Myrtle Beach, NC. The event will take place Tuesday until Saturday, September 5-9, 2017. Saleen will participate in various Mustang Week events, displaying their newest Saleen Mustangs. As an additional bonus, on Friday, Steve and his team will be located at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center where Steve will be signing autographs. On Friday evening, Steve will award the special Saleen awards.

If you haven’t joined Team Saleen, now would be a great time to do so, as Team Saleen will be hosting a meet and greet FOR TEAM SALEEN MEMBERS ONLY on Friday night.

Although pre-registration for Mustang Week is already closed, spectators are always welcome. The only fee for spectators is parking, which is a minimal $5 per car. For those pre-registered, check-in will be held 8:30-11:00a.m. Judging begins immediately after 11a.m.

Come on out and meet Steve Saleen and the Saleen gang, get an autograph from Steve, and view Saleen Automotive’s latest introduction of spectacular Mustangs.

SALEEN’S NEWEST AUTHORIZED DEALER – TASCA FORD

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, Steve Saleen will be at Tasca Ford in Cranston, Rhode Island. Tasca Ford, the newest Authorized Saleen Dealer, will be hosting its 20th Annual Tasca Ford Mustang Show. The show hours are 10a.m. until 3p.m. and will feature live music, Carl Tasca Sr.’s world’s fastest Cobra Jet, Bob Tasca III will start up his TascaParts.com Nitro Funny Car, and a giant BBQ.

Always the highlight at the Tasca Show is the autograph session. This year, Steve Saleen will join Bob Tasca III, Carl Tasca Sr., and Roy Hill at the autograph table.

Donation for admission is two canned goods to support the RI Community Food Bank (additional $20.00 if you participate in the car show). To register a vehicle for the show, please call 401-681-1236.

Don’t miss out on meeting Steve Saleen as he welcomes Tasca Ford as the newest Saleen Authorized Dealer.

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.

Additional information at www.saleen.com
Media contact: pr@saleen.com
Saleen Automotive, Inc.
2735 Wardlow Road
Corona, CA 92882
714.400.2121

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21st ANNUAL SALEEN CAR SHOW AND OPEN HOUSE: SEPT. 16th, 2017

The 21st Annual Saleen Car Show and Open House will be held at Saleen Headquarters, 2735 Wardlow Rd., Corona, California on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT).

21st Annual Saleen Show
21st Annual Saleen Show

Event Details
SALEEN and SOEC present the World’s Largest Saleen Show!

Celebrating the community, culture and company of automotive enthusiasts

Join Steve Saleen, the Saleen family and the team at “Saleen Headquarters” as we welcome the Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club and all Saleen owners and enthusiasts at their annual open house and car show. This is the world’s largest gathering of Saleens in the world!

Saturday: Car Show and Open House
* More than 25 Saleen classes!
* Classes for other Mustangs and Fords, plus Chevrolet, Camaro, Dodge and Challenger, and more!
* Special Display Only category for those who don’t want their Saleen judged — bring your daily driver or fixer-upper!
* Special SOEC awards for Saleen entries: Longest Distance Driven, Longest Distance Traveled, Best Non-Judged (nomination required)
* Saleen worldwide headquarters factory tours
* Entertainment for the kids!
* Poster signing and autograph session with Steve!
* Steve Saleen will autograph Saleen vehicles after the show — please be by your Saleen vehicle to have it signed.

Sunday: SOEC Breakfast Open to all – meet at the main lobby of the Ayres Suites in Corona at 9:30 for a cruise to breakfast.

*** Saleen Show Registration ***


Saleen Worldwide Headquarters
2735 Wardlow Road
Corona, CA 92882
714-400-2121

91 Freeway, Exit 47
Serfas Club / Auto Center Drive
Left at In-N-Out Burger onto Wardlow Road

http://maps.google.com/


SOEC Hotel: Ayres Suites Corona West

Comfortable accommodations at a special event price, it’s only 1.4 miles away on the other side of the 91 freeway and up Frontage Road.

Special Saleen rate includes breakfast. All rooms have microwave, fridge and coffeemakers (with coffee) and free wireless. Double occupancy rooms with double-doubles or a king. Inquire at the time you make reservations for the best room layout that suits your needs. Free parking. Some room for trailers (inquire at desk). There is a do-it-yourself car wash nearby off 6th Street.

Call Ayres Suites Corona West directly at (951) 738-9113 and ask for the “Saleen” rate. Room block at that rate is limited, and is good for the full weekend from Thursday-Sunday or as they have room, but you should book by Sept 1. Clarify room amenities and layout at time of booking. Room upgrades available. It’s a nice, clean, casual hotel, pool for the kids, and a good mexican restaurant next door.

1900 Frontage Road, Corona
http://www.ayreshotels.com/CoronaWest/


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STEVE SALEEN TO ATTEND TASCA FORD SHOW: SEPT. 9th, 2017

20th Annual Tasca Ford Mustang Show
20th Annual Tasca Ford Mustang Show

***** September 9, 2017 *****
20th Annual Tasca Ford Mustang Show, Cranston, RI
Steve Saleen Signature Event

All Saleen Owners in the North East, the Tasca Family would love to see a strong Showing of Saleen Vehicle to celebrate their recent announcement of becoming an Authorized Saleen Dealer. Hope to see you there!

20th Annual Tasca Ford Mustang & Live Music Event! Saturday September 9th from 10AM to 3PM. The first 100 show cars get a free Tasca 20th Annual T-Shirt! Don’t miss this event…

Featuring:

  • The all new Ford GT
  • Watch the TascaParts.com Nitro Funny Car Start Up
  • See the world Fast Cobra Jet
  • Car Show with Trophy’s for the winners
  • Giant BBQ
  • Autograph Session

Admission is two canned goods supporting the RI Food Bank. Car show entry fee $20.00.

https://www.facebook.com/events/324000218052111/

20th Annual Tasca Ford Mustang Show
20th Annual Tasca Ford Mustang Show

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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]

STEVE SALEEN TO ATTEND MUSTANG WEEK 2017 IN MYRTLE BEACH, SC

Steve Saleen @ Mustang Week
Steve Saleen @ Mustang Week

***** September 8, 2017 *****
Mustang Week, Myrtle Beach, SC
Steve Saleen Signature Event

Steve Saleen is very excited to be returning to Myrtle Beach Mustang Week and will be unveiling the latest, exciting vehicle from Saleen Automotive. Steve is delighted and looking forward to visiting with old friends and meeting new ones during Mustang Week.

Steve Saleen will be signing autographs on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Saleen vehicle owners can register to enter the Friday, September 8, 2017 show until Friday, July 28, 2017.

Saleen owners only:
Send an email if you would like to be a part of our show: donnafrady@gmail.com

Although our Mustang Week show registration is closed at 700 cars, we would like to welcome any Saleen that missed out on a chance to get in. We will be placing all Saleens in a special outside area in front of their display. We are working on some very cool acrylic awards that will say presented by with the S logo.

Contact: mustangweekstaff@gmail.com

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VIDEO: 30th ANNIVERSARY CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION TEARS UP PACIFIC RACEWAYS

From our friends at Saleen Automotive, General Tire and Rick Titus.

How about Steve Saleen putting laps on the all-new Saleen 30th Anniversary Mustang (track edition) today at Pacific Raceways. Our new G-MAX RS provided plenty of grip!!

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