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VIDEO: TOM CRUISE AND THE AIRMAIL SALEEN

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Published on Nov 2, 2017

John owned a very successful picture car company in NYC but this was their craziest request yet. Get a car from LA to NYC overnight for the premiere of Mission Impossible 3 for Tom Cruise.

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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

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VIDEO: SALEEN UNVEILS CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION MUSTANGS

PHOTOS: TOM RICE

Published on Jul 12, 2017
Saleen Automotive unveils Championship Commemorative Edition Saleen Mustangs at Bill Pierre Ford dealership during Mustangs Northwest annual Roundup.

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[Source: Tom Rice & Saleen Automotive]

CARLISLE FORD NATIONALS 2017 COVERAGE

It came. It went. For east-coasters and for those around the Great Lakes region, our celebration of blue oval power kickoffs summer each year with the Carlisle Ford Nationals. Held during the first weekend of June in Carlisle Pennsylvania, the Ford Nationals IS the place to view 82 acres of FoMoCo products.

There were an estimated 47 Saleen manufactured vehicles in attendance for Saturday’s Fun Field Participant Ballot Car Show. With a small collection of Saleen Mustangs in the Carlisle Car Corral anticipating new enthusiastic owners. Our collection of Saleen vehicles ranged from the debut model year 1985 editions to the latest 2017 S302 Yellow Label. With a sprinkle of an S331 Sport Truck and two 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

89-0024 Saleen SSC
89-0024 Saleen SSC
17-0032 S302 Yellow Label
17-0032 S302 Yellow Label
02-0019 S281 Extreme
02-0019 S281 Extreme
97-0042S S351 Speedster
97-0042S S351 Speedster

2017 Carlisle Ford Nationals award winners
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B327 – 1984 – 1993 SALEEN
89 – ANDY BENTINCK-SMITH — 1989 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — FIRST PLACE
90 – THOMAS TOCCO — 1988 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — SECOND PLACE
91 – MATTHEW BROZOVICH — 1986 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — THIRD PLACE
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B328 – 1994 – 2004 SALEEN
92 – JOHNATHAN ELIAS — 2002 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — FIRST PLACE
93 – ROSEANN DEBELLA — 2002 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — SECOND PLACE
94 – EDWARD LYNCH JR — 1998 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — THIRD PLACE
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B330 – 2005 – 2014 SALEEN
98 – RUDY & BETSY BEYER — 2013 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — FIRST PLACE
99 – REGINALD SINGLETON — 2008 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — SECOND PLACE
100 – ERIC SEAMAN — 2006 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN — THIRD PLACE
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B332 – SALEEN POWERED
103 – MICHAEL SEELEY — 2007 FORD SALEEN S331 — FIRST PLACE
104 – KIM AYWAS — 2005 FORD SALEEN S121 — SECOND PLACE
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B310 – 1969 – 1970 COUGAR ELIMINATOR
37 – THOMAS WILDS — 1970 MERCURY COUGAR — *SPECIAL AWARD*
* Celebrity Pick Chosen By: David Bruno, Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club

Award winning Thomas Wilds' 1970 Mercury Cougar Boss 302 Eliminator[
Award winning Thomas Wilds’ 1970 Mercury Cougar Boss 302 Eliminator
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REAR VIEW: 86-0068 & GRASSROOTS RACING

PHOTOS & TEXT EXCERPTS: GEORGE CHABAL

“Original owner with 10,000 miles, original paint and interior. 86-0068 was special ordered as a stripped down Mustang from Ford and drop shipped to Saleen Autosport for the Saleen conversion. Car was purchased to compete in SCCA Solo II.”

86-0068 Saleen Mustang
86-0068 Saleen Mustang, competition debut

The ’80s were a relaunch of factory-backed racing efforts from Ford Motor Company. Earlier in the decade, with the birth of Special Vehicle Operations, FMC became a global juggernaut in all forms of vehicle racing through their Ford Motorsport program lead by Michael Kranefuss. While Detroit was busy forming Goliath; a little-known Californian upstart run by Steve Saleen approached the Motorsport operation with his plan to remanufacture 5-Liter Mustangs into an uncompromised, signature series, street-legal, niche performance vehicle. With SVOs blessing, the Saleen Mustang concept became a welcomed addition to FMCs Motorsport agenda and their “Racing into the Future” marketing vision.

“Saleen had said this car was what they would have done if they were to sell a R-version to the public. At the time they were out of the Hurst shifters for the street cars, but since they knew I would be racing this one; Saleen took a backup shifter from their race team to install into 86-0068.”

86-0068 Saleen Mustang
86-0068 Saleen Mustang

1986 was Saleen Autosport’s debut year into SCCA road racing. Their ’86 model year signature package was approved for SCCA Showroom Stock Endurance Series in class SS/GT. Saleen would compete with SCCA’s entire calendar of events; winning the prestigious 24 Hours of Mosport race late in the season. While the factory racing team was busy scraping paint with Porsche and Corvette on a national stage, effort was also made to endorse Saleen Mustang sales to regional racers seeking a value added, sanction approved performance package, for their dreams of clinching the checkered flag. Through Saleen Autosport’s grassroots support program; experienced racers could special order a new vehicle and qualify for competition incentives throughout their competition season.

“86-0068 was the first Saleen Mustang shipped to Pennsylvania. After I took delivery Steve Saleen called me and asked if I was willing to take my car to New York for a Koni advertising photo shoot. I mentioned to Steve I had to make sure could take time away from work. When I called back the following day Saleen had made other arrangements because of their short lead time.”

George Chabal, of western Pennsylvania, was one of Saleen Autosport’s earliest competition customers. With an eye on the SCCA Solo II Series, George contacted Steve Saleen on how best to order a new Mustang for club racing. With Steve’s assistance they ordered a Bright Red 5-Liter LX hatchback with tinted glass, light group, power lock group and Ford radio delete. Other equipment would include Saleen’s standard Kenwood sound system, Ford Mustang GT seating and Hurst short-throw shifter; George would arrive to PA SCCA events in style.

86-0068 SCCA SOLO RECORDS

DRIVER: GEORGE CHABAL
I. Regional
A. Class Champion 1987-2001 ESP, 1999 Driver of the Year; Steel Cities Region SCCA
B. Year End Points Champion North Hills Sports Car Club
1. Most number of total & consecutive starts for Driver since 1958
1984, 1987-1990, 1993-1994

86-0068 Saleen Mustang
86-0068 Saleen Mustang

II. SCCA NEDIV Divisional
A. 2nd, Best Finish
B. 1st, 1995

III. SCCA CENDIV Divisional
A. 1st, 1998

IV. SCCA National Tours
A. Evansville, IN 1993: 3rd
B. Norfolk, VA, 1994: 2nd
C. Evansville, IN, 1994: 3rd
D. Pittsburgh, PA, 1996: 1st
V. PA State Championships
A. 1st, 1992
B. 2nd, 1993
C. 2nd, 1994
D. 1st, 1995

VI. SCCA SOLO II Nationals, Salina, KS
A. Middle of group, 1990-1992,1994
B. 8th 1996
C. 7th 1997

CO-DRIVER: LADIES CLASS
I. Regional
A. Class Champion 1983-1997 ESPL, Steel Cities Region SCCA
B. 2nd year end points North Hills Sports Car Club 1995

86-0068 Saleen Mustang
86-0068 Saleen Mustang

II. SCCA NEDIV Divisional
A. 1st 1983-1986, 1991-1997
B. 2nd 1987-1990, 1999

III. SCCA National Tour
A. Evansville, IN: 2nd 1993
B. Evansville, IN: 1st 1994
C. Norfolk, VA: 1st 1994

IV. PA State Championships
A. 1st 1992-1995
B. 2nd 1999

V. SCCA SOLO II Nationals, Salina, KS
A. 4th 1989
B. 3rd 1991
C. 2nd 1992
D. 3rd 1994
E. 5th 1995 (Topeka)
F. 2nd 1996
G. 1st 1997

86-0068 Saleen Mustang
86-0068 Saleen Mustang

Produced by Saleen Autosport using their facility at Burch Ford in La Habra California and shipped to Bures Ford in early May; 86-0068 was an unusual Saleen Mustang conversion given the lack of air conditioning, power windows and featuring a light grey Momo steering wheel.

For the 1986 model year Saleen produced 201 serialized Mustangs, 198 were street models with three competition prepared vehicles. The body style breakdown of those street models are, 187 hatchbacks and 11 convertibles.

Of the 187 street prepared hatchbacks, it is known that 47 were painted Bright Red (paint code 2R). Of those, 44 featured Charcoal interiors. All 44 were equipped with 5-speed manual transmissions, while 43 were built from the LX 5-Liter platform.

Closer examination of these 44 Bright Red with Charcoal interior conversions reveal, 35 were equipped with Saleen’s Kenwood Stereo. Of the 187 street prepared hatchbacks 86-0068 is one of three with delete features and one of three known with a light grey Momo steering wheel.

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[Source: George Chabal]

SALEEN ANNOUNCES SEVEN NEW LIMITED EDITION S7’s

TEXT: DANIEL WEBSTER

Saleen S7 LM
Saleen S7 LM

Saleen Automotive Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN) Corona, CA – (September 17, 2016)
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the beginning of a 7-year consecutive run of racing championships for Saleen. Sequentially from 1996 through 2002 Saleen clinched more than a dozen racing championships across the globe, with every test, race, and win contributing to the DNA makeup of the Saleen S7.

To commemorate these historic motorsport victories, Saleen has announced a new limited edition model, the Saleen S7 LM. Only 7 examples of this limited edition S7 will be produced and all will incorporate a unique livery, wheel, interior, and functional performance enhancements.

“True to our form, we are bringing back America’s only true supercar,” said Steve Saleen, President and CEO of Saleen Automotive, “We are celebrating our winning heritage and advancing the performance DNA that Saleen was built around.”

The Saleen S7 was initially unveiled in Monterey, CA. Labeled as America’s Supercar, it is the most successful supercar model ever. The S7R race version has won at every major racetrack in the world, including Daytona, Sebring, Nurburgring, and the prestigious 24 Hours of LeMans. The street version has starred in several Hollywood blockbusters, including being driven by “God” in Bruce Almighty.

The new S7 LM supercar will be powered by a 7.0L twin-turbo engine rated at 1,000 horsepower and each one will be hand built at Saleen’s Corona, CA headquarters.

For more information on how to purchase a Saleen, contact sales@saleen.com. For investor questions, please email ir@saleen.com.

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[Source: Saleen Automotive]