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TASCA FORD BECOMES THE NEWEST MEMBER OF SALEEN DEALER NETWORK

CORONA, CA – July 6, 2017 – Saleen Automotive, Inc. welcomes the Tasca Automotive Group to it’s growing dealer network.

Tasca Automotive Group was founded in 1943 by Bob Tasca, Sr. In 1953 Bob opened the original Tasca Ford in Bristol, Rhode Island. Just one year later this dealership was completely destroyed by Hurricane Carol. Bob relocated and opened up the new Tasca Ford at 777 Taunton Avenue in East Providence, Rhode Island. It was here that Bob and his team became the second largest Ford dealership in the world in the 1960’s.

This was the birthplace of the Tasca Racing program and many historic muscle cars such as the Ford Cobra Jet, Tasca Street Boss, and Mystery race cars. Now a 4th generation family owned and operated dealership, the Tasca Racing Legacy began in the 1950’s and has been credited with the invention of the 428 Cobra Jet and successfully campaigned the Tasca Racing Team throughout the country to name a few.

Bob opened Tasca Lincoln Mercury in Seekonk, Massachusetts in 1972. TLM became the highest volume Lincoln Mercury dealership in the world in 1986, and repeated again in 1987 and 1988 while also winning the Ford President’s Award for outstanding customer satisfaction. This fulfilled Bob’s dream of saying “None Bigger, None Better.” In 2002 Bob opened his flagship dealership in Cranston, RI. Featuring Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, and Volvo the Cranston location was one of the most high tech and largest facilities in the country. It featured amenities such as drive in service write up, an in house Italian café, drive through carwash, and spacious customer lounge. It was at this time that Bob was joined in the business by his grandsons and granddaughters, continuing his dream of a family business. When Bob Tasca, Sr. passed away in 2010 he left a proud legacy of honesty, integrity, and customer satisfaction. Over 70 years and four generations later the Tasca Family continues to grow. Bob Sr. worked closely with Carroll Shelby, Henry Ford ll and Lee Iacocca on developing Ford Performance. He was also instrumental in bringing John Force to the Ford Racing in the 90’s.

The tradition continues today with The Tasca Mod Shop, billed as one of the largest performance modification shops in the Northeast. It was also one of a handful of Shelby Authorized modification facilities in the US. Carl Tasca Sr. campaigns the fasted Ford Cobra Jet in the country recently breaking the FS-AA mph record during the Gator Nationals qualifying at 179 mph. Bob Tasca lll continues to race in NHRA in a Ford Shelby Bodied Funny Car. The Tasca Family looks forward to keeping their commitment that YOU WILL BE SATISFIED.

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Let the Tasca Family assist in building your “Saleen Dream” Today!

Contact Tasca Ford Direct at (800) 788-2114 Tasca’s Saleen Specialist is Don Mailloux.

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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:
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Saleen Automotive, Inc.
2735 Wardlow Road
Corona, CA 92882
714.400.2121

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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

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30th ANNIVERSARY CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION S302 IN PRODUCTION

From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

Anniversary cars in production. These will be in depth builds. Just wait till you see the final product at the unveiling at Bill Pierre Ford. Come see the cars.

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S302 YELLOW LABEL HEADS HOME TO NEW OWNER

From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

On her way to a new home in MA. Jay got his new Ruby Red S302 Yellow Label convertible through Ramsey Ford.

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SALEEN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION MUSTANGS – SALEEN AND GENERAL TIRE REUNITE

Saleen Championship Edition Mustangs – Saleen and General Tire Reunite

1987 Saleen Autosport / General Tire Saleen Mustang
1987 Saleen Autosport / General Tire Saleen Mustang

CORONA, CA – June 1, 2017 – Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive, Inc. (OTCQB:SLNN) announces the 30-Year Championship Commemorative Edition with both a street and race version, featuring a renewed partnership with General Tire. These Black Label special editions celebrate the 1987 Driver, Manufacturer, Team, and Tire SCCA ESCORT Endurance Championships won by Saleen’s race team.

General Tire, which was essential to the success of Saleen Automotive race teams in the 1980s, will once again join forces with Saleen as a sponsor of these vehicles. These special Mustangs will sport Saleen’s signature white wheels with new General Tire ultra-high performance G-MAX-RS. “We are extremely proud to introduce the first summer tire for General with such a legendary brand as Saleen,” stated Travis Roffler, director of marketing for General Tire. “The new ultra-high performance G-MAX RS is a tire that we have been anticipating for a several years. Our dealers have asked for it and we know the market is ready for it. This new Saleen Mustang is a perfect match for the G-MAX RS.”

The special edition Mustangs will be equipped with a 3.2L Liquid Cooled supercharger, producing 730HP in the street version and a whopping 750HP in the track car. Saleen will be introducing a brand new exhaust system engineered for the Saleen Black Labels along with a competition shifter. The race version also will be equipped with rear-seat delete, a 4-point roll cage, 4-point harness, upgraded radiator, and much more.

Continuing with Saleen’s historic racecar designs, also included will be the Saleen trademark white wheels with custom yellow, black, and white Saleen graphics, along with special badging. Saleen will also be bringing back their Racecraft Suspension, including special camber caster plates.

1986 Saleen Autosport Race Team
1986 Saleen Autosport Race Team

The Commemorative Saleen Mustangs will be introduced to the press within the next month. Plans for the media event include the presence of the 1987 Championship Team drivers. Production of the Commemorative Edition begins in September of 2017.

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SALEEN AUTOMOTIVE DELIVERS 730HP POLICE VEHICLE

Saleen Automotive Delivers 730HP Saleen Mustang Police Vehicle

2017 S302 Saleen Mustang - Riverside PD
2017 S302 Saleen Mustang – Riverside PD

CORONA, CA–(Marketwired – May 10, 2017) – Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive, Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN), delivered a Special Edition Saleen Mustang Police Car to the Riverside Police Officers’ Association in Riverside, California, which represents the Riverside Police Department’s frontline Officers, Detectives, and Sergeants. This specially built Saleen Mustang will be used to bring awareness and attention to their fallen officers and promotion and avocation of the Police Officers’ Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance to officers’ families in Riverside and surrounding communities. It will also be a tool in recruiting new officers, engaging the community, and generating a cohesive camaraderie with Riverside Residents.

The Saleen Mustang boasts the latest in technology starting with a whopping 730HP, powered by a twin-screw supercharger with a unique exhaust. It sports a fully revised suspension for extreme cornering, and wears Saleen big brakes, giving it ultimate stopping. The interior is fitted with Saleen gauges and necessary police equipment with full police lighting built into the cockpit for sports a revised front end, Saleen rear wing, and is equipped with the necessary siren and external speakers. Steve Saleen stated, “This is one of the fastest police vehicles ever built. It is one of the most exciting projects Saleen Automotive has been involved in. If you are attempting to elude the police in the Riverside Department’s jurisdiction, beware; your chances of getting away are quite slim.”

Detective Aurelio Melendrez, who also serves as vice president of the Riverside Police Officers’ Association, said, “We are excited and pleased to receive delivery of this Special Edition Saleen Mustang. It brought incredible smiles to those in the department who were on hand to take delivery. We are honored and thrilled that Saleen Automotive has shown their support of the Riverside Police Officers’ Association/Riverside Police Department in this way.” Melendrez stated that the majority of police officers’ deaths across the country are attributed to automobile accidents; after driving the Saleen Mustang he felt the vehicle was the best accelerating, handling, and stopping (police) vehicle he has ever driven. The technology that led to this vehicle’s extreme performance is something he hoped to see become used in a more widespread format, to improve officer safety and vehicle response. The Riverside PD employs roughly 350 men and women. Drivers of this particular Saleen Mustang have been specially trained to handle the speed, cornering, and overall handling. As with any tools assigned to department employees, only those qualified will handle the car. To date, Steve Saleen has trained a handful of department employees. Melendrez feels Saleen’s continued work building police vehicles and training officers with this exceptional technology would keep officers safe. He is hopeful to continue a collaborative effort between Saleen and Riverside PD.

CONTACT INFORMATION
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Media contact:
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Saleen Automotive, Inc.
2735 Wardlow Road
Corona, CA 92882
714.400.2121

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