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SPP PRE-ORDER FOR 1999 THROUGH 2009 WHEELS

From our friend Spring Hebler.

Saleen Performance Parts to Reintroduced Wheels for 1999 through 2009 Saleen Mustangs

Breaking News!

Saleen Performance has just announced they are taking pre-orders for these long-obsolete and much-in-demand Saleen Mustang wheel sets for your 1999-04 and 2005-09 Mustang.

Whether it’s the 1999-04 5-spoke, 18″x9″/10″ wheels, or the 2005-09 7-spoke “Wagon Wheel” style, 20″x9″/10″ wheels, pre-order yours today!

Pre-orders must be prepaid, with a production forecast of 5-6 months. Sold in full sets only. Available in standard silver metallic or chrome.

For details and to provide payment information, please contact Spring Hebler at Saleen Performance via email, shebler@saleenperformance.com or call 800-888-8945 with your name, phone number and desired vehicle fitment.

You can also join Spring’s list on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spring.c.hebler

Be sure to mention you saw it on the Saleen Forums at soec.org!

Remember, you must pre-order and pre-pay to help make this happen and to guarantee you get your wheels!

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HAGERTY: THE SCCA RACETRUCK CHALLENGE

The SCCA RaceTruck Challenge was Pole Position Mayhem

By: BENJAMIN HUNTING on October 02, 2018
Original Article: HAGERTY.COM

Long before Stadium Super Trucks entered the global racing consciousness, and in a time predating even NASCAR’s involvement in pickup racing, the Sports Car Club of America unveiled perhaps the most unusual professional class in its long and storied history. It was a tightly-contested battle between the least likely of competitors: high-riding four-cylinder trucks not all that different from what you could drive home right off the showroom floor.

The SCCA RaceTruck Challenge—initially branded by Coors, then redubbed the SCCA Truck Guard Shellzone Challenge a few years later—started in 1987 and ran through 1991. During that time, it gathered together a who’s who of the mini-truck world, including nine different automakers represented (with varying degrees of official sanction) that fought it out over the course of the season across the United States. During its five-year tenure, the series would support both the open-wheel CART championship as well as Trans-Am, in addition to being featured on its own alongside other classes of competition on SCCA weekends.

Nearly stock

Mark Windecker
Mark Windecker

Like any racing series, the RaceTruck Challenge had its own set of rules. But the list of prohibitions loomed especially large when it came to the degree of modifications that teams were permitted to make to each of the trucks. Striking a balance between a Showroom Stock class and one that recognized that, “Hey, maybe pickups aren’t quite ready to tackle a high speed corner right out of the box,” RaceTrucks were allowed to swap in stiffer bushings, more appropriate shocks, and make a few other tweaks to the vehicle’s suspension. As long as trucks remained eight inches off of the ground, as measured from the rocker panels.

Under the hood, everything had to stay stock, although teams could reassemble or “blueprint” their engines rather than run a sealed factory unit. The trucks were strippers, featuring torn-down interiors and zero options, with A/C and other niceties left off of the order sheet. They ran full cages, race seats, and steering wheels, and used racing pads and shoes. Yes, that means the rear brakes were drums, just like the ones sitting on the dealer lot.

Mark Windecker
Mark Windecker

Stock horsepower was far from evenly distributed across the models that lineup up for the SCCA RaceTruck Challenge. At one end of the spectrum were pickups like the Dodge Ram 50/Mitsubishi Mighty Max, Jeep Comanche, Mazda B2300 and the Ford Ranger (campaigned under a Saleen badge with none other than Steve Saleen himself behind the wheel), which offered 110–120 ponies, while others from Isuzu were below the century mark. Hovering in between were entries like the Nissan D21 and the Toyota Truck, forcing the SCCA to introduce weight handicapping—sometimes by adding nearly 200 pounds of ballast to the quickest truckst—to even out the field.

Minimal power, maximum fun

Mark Windecker
Mark Windecker

The racing itself was fun to watch, and if you weren’t able to be there in person during the Racetruck series’ heyday, then you can catch highlights on YouTube. There was banging, sliding, numerous lead changes, and five-wide dashes down the front straight. Not the grippiest of steeds, to be sure (considering their weight concentrated forward of the center axis), nor the most aerodynamic despite air dams and other ground effects, the pickups relied on luck and the skill of their drivers rather than raw power or flashy top speeds to carry the day.

Typically, events ran 25 laps, although on longer and shorter courses that number could be massaged to keep things around the 50-mile mark. Tracks that saw Challenge competition included Mosport, Road Atlanta, Sebring, Mid-Ohio, Texas World Speedway, Las Vegas International, Laguna Seca, and Sears Point.

It was a remarkably even series in terms of both individual accomplishments and the manufacturer standings. Nissan won twice in a row (after having lost by one point to Jeep in 1988), along with two drivers championships (including the inaugural by driver Max Jones). Steve Saleen’s remarkable 5-of-6 win effort sealed the overall crown for Ford in ’91 (previous seasons contained 9–11 races).

While the RaceTruck Challenge was definitely entertaining, the field shrank as time went on, dropping from a high of 19 trucks entered per event during the 1988 season to 10 the final two years. Mitsubishi dropped out by ’89, and Toyota was gone a couple of years later. Flagging interest spelled doom, and 1991 was the final season of the RaceTruck Challenge.

Looking back, looking ahead

Mark Windecker
Mark Windecker

The legacy of SCCA RaceTrucks soon bore fruit. Jeep would produce the Comanche Eliminator from 1988–92, a two-wheel drive street warrior that delivered 177 horsepower and 224 lb-ft of torque from a 4.0-liter straight six, while Saleen would build a handful of hopped-up Ranger Sport Trucks. Whether GM’s limited experience in the series (the Chevy S-10 was a late entry) would have anything to do with the genesis of the turbocharged GMC Syclone is anyone’s guess, but at the very least the Challenge proved that there was an interest in mini-trucks that did more than just haul.

Looking at the pickup market today reveals intriguing potential for a revival of a similar-type road racing grudge match between brands like Toyota and Nissan, who never gave up on the entry-level truck segment. Meanwhile, Chevy is back with the Colorado and Ford is joining the re-joining the party with the U.S.-market Ranger—both automakers briefly turned their backs on anything smaller than full-size. Although today’s mid-sizers are significantly larger than anything RaceTruck-related, power plants are also much mightier, raising both the stakes—and the ride heights—for potential pole position mayhem.

Mark Windecker
Mark Windecker

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[Source: Hagerty]

RESTORATION COMPLETE: SALEEN S7 03-031R

By: FLORENT MOULIN

We are very proud to present a selection of pictures of the Saleen S7R GT1 chassis 031R after its in-house restoration by Art & Revs. It was a real joy and moment of pride to put the car in our studio after working so hard for such a result.

The great 031R was ordered together with 029R in late 2003 by ACEMCO, an important US company in the motor car industry in the US. The aim was to compete at the highest level in ALMS and Le Mans, notably against the factory Corvettes ran by Pratt & Miller. ACEMCO had by this time built up a fantastic racing team around Ron Mack and Jim Bell.

This legendary car raced in the 2005 ALMS including an 8th overall finish at Sebring 12 Hours and it finished second in the Championship. The pinnacle of its history came certainly in 2006 when it raced at Le Mans 24 hours, finishing an impressive 11th place overall, making 031R the first Saleen to ever finish the world’s most prestigious endurance race. This important result bears testimony to the car’s performance and reliability.

The car was not used in 2007 and 2008, and was sold to Europe in 2009 to be raced in the FIA GT Championship with K Plus K, driven by Karl Wendlinger and Ryan Sharp, notably winning Silverstone’s Tourist Trophy among other motorsport firsts. Back then the competition between Maserati, Aston Martin, Ferrari and Saleen was at its height.

Very few know the S7R’s history and that the first series of S7Rs were actually engineered and built at RML in UK. However the « Evo » version was totally re-engineered by Saleen in their all new factory at Irvine in California, this is where they also built the 4,000 Ford GTs on behalf of Ford. 029R & 031R were the first Evo cars built and accordingly benefited from all new chassis, suspension, gearbox and aero. The Saleen S7 7.0 liter engines were in fact built from Ford`s 5.0 liter « small » block and reliability has always been a real issue. It has to be said that the engines built at Roush-Yates have always been disappointing and notably deprived most of the S7Rs from finishing Le Mans.

In the first stages of their Saleen project, ACEMCO being generously funded, contracted Panoz ( Elan Technologies ) to build up a 7.0 liter version of their largely proven LMP900 engine, originally a 6.0 liter. The Elan 7.0 liter was a total success and ACEMCO would never retire because of an engine failure. In unrestricted specifications, 031R’s engine recently shown 728 HP on the dyno at Elan after its rebuild. Only the two original ACEMCO cars would actually be equipped with the fantastic Elan engine and four units were built.

031R was completely stripped down to its bare components by Art & Revs and meticulously restored and reassembled by our highly skilled staff, most of whom have a large experience in Formula 1 or Endurance.All of the car’s components were reconditioned or replaced in close collaboration with the original suppliers wherever possible, just like the engine which was rebuilt at Elan. For safety purposes, the major components were crack tested.

This highly iconic silver S7R is now ready for new adventures on the historic racing scene and more widely in the classic car world. This is a great part of the Saleen S7R legend, the first all-American supercar to ever compete at Le Mans and in major international championships.

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22nd ANNUAL SALEEN CAR SHOW & OPEN HOUSE

PHOTOS: SOEC MEMEBERSHIP

2018 marked the 22nd year of our annual Saleen Show and Open House. This year, attendees were treated to a special presentation for the 2019 SA-35 Mustang. This 35th anniversary edition will exclusively be available in black paint with yellow and white accents. The SA-35 will be limited to a production run of 10 units.

A number of special Saleen vehicles were on display from past model years. Unique and custom paint vehicles as well as previous anniversary editions.

Our festivities closed with an award presentation recognizing attendees with the “longest distance traveled” and top three vehicles in each show class. A festive Saturday enjoyed by all!

We thank the Saleen community for your continued support. See you next year.

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SALEEN CELEBRATES 35 YEARS AS AN AUTOMOTIVE BRAND

Saleen Automotive Unveils 35th Anniversary Edition Saleen Mustang

CORONA, CA – September 19, 2018 – Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive, Inc. announces the 35th Anniversary Edition Mustang, the “SA 35”. These 2019 Black Label anniversary editions celebrate Steve Saleen and Saleen Automotive’s 35 years of delivering legendary Saleen vehicles. This achievement represents one of the longest continuous American name plates in automotive history.

2019 SA-35 Mustang
2019 SA-35 Mustang

Saleen Automotive Inc. celebrates every five years with a special limited anniversary model using the Saleen Racing Heritage colors of black, white and yellow. There are only 10 Limited Editions produced and the prototype was unveiled at our Open House on September 15th at Saleen’s Headquarters in Southern California.

“We were extremely proud to introduce the SA 35 to our friends, family and enthusiasts. It celebrates and validates the continuing success and longevity of the Saleen Brand”, said Steve Saleen, CEO Saleen Automotive. The SA 35 includes the Saleen trademark custom yellow, black and white Saleen graphics, and is equipped with a Saleen supercharger, producing 780HP and 630 ft. lbs. of torque. Saleen iconic Racecraft R Code suspension, mono-block forged Saleen designed aluminum wheels, General G-Max tires, special 35th Anniversary fenders, Saleen Black Label hood, aerodynamics with retro styling, Saleen exhaust system, Saleen wing and custom SA 35 interior with special badging are among the extensive standard features.

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Additional information at www.saleen.com

Media contact:
pr@saleen.com
714.400.2121

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

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ORIGINAL SALEEN/ALLEN SPEEDLAB TEAM GEAR & ARTIFACTS TO HIT eBAY

Saleen / Allen Speedlab eBay auction
Saleen / Allen Speedlab eBay auction

Our friend Marni Nagy (Johnson) is offering a rare collection of original gear from the Saleen/Allen Speedlab race team. Most items are from the 1995-2000 era of Saleen competition history.

Items include: Hoods, Doors, Drivers Suits, Crew Suits, Crew Shirts (new and used), Hats and MORE!!!

All artifacts will be offered through the eBay auction website. Each item will feature “Saleen Speedlab” in their description. Sales will begin September 7, 2018.

Through a special agreement, Steve Saleen agreed to autograph all auction items after sale. In addition, for a limited time there will be free California delivery to winning bidders attending the Annual Saleen Open House & Car Show in Corona.

To see these teriffic items visit: sun.burn on eBay.

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1992 HATCHBACK (92-0013) HITS eBay

Price: BID
VIN: 1FACP41E9NF119413
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1992
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Trim: Saleen
Engine: 5.0L 302 CID
Transmission: Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 11,450
Body Type: Hatchback
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color:Black
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 332771180972

92-0013 Saleen Mustang
92-0013 Saleen Mustang

Saleen Only built 17 Cars in 1992 5 Convertibles and 12 Coupes the only rarer car are the SA 10 which only 9 were built and the 1st 1984 Car only 1 built that year. These cars were the epitomize of mustang performance for the fox bodies. Car was bought from Beasley Ford in Atlanta. Beasley installed the supercharger and intake as would have been done from Saleen. They also changed the intakes out to the GT-40 style intake I have all original parts including correct dated spark plug wires. These car are only going to go up in value and you never see 1992 cars for sale. Here’s you chance. Clean CA title in hand.

22nd ANNUAL SALEEN CAR SHOW AND OPEN HOUSE: SEPT. 15th, 2018

The 22nd Annual Saleen Car Show and Open House will be held at Saleen Headquarters, 2735 Wardlow Rd., Corona, California on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT).

22nd Annual Saleen Show
22nd 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: TBA.

*** 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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JIMMY MOORE’s “GREEN GOBLIN” (88-0004) HITS eBay

Price: $65,200.00
VIN: 1FABP41E6JF222715
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1988
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Trim: Saleen
Engine: 5.0L 302 CID
Transmission: Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 66,640
Body Type: Hatchback
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Tan
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 302834126441

1988 Saleen Green Goblin car #04.

88-0004 Saleen Mustang
88-0004 Saleen Mustang

Research and development car. There were only two cars that were used for the 1989 Saleen Mustang SSC car this being one of them the other one being the SA-5 .Both cars were prototypes, also ( RD ) research and development.

Car has many options that were never used in production.

88-0004 Saleen Mustang
88-0004 Saleen Mustang

Recaro seats, drop down radar detector, upgraded Pioneer stereo CD changer, back seat delete, rear window defroster delete, adjustable shocks, alarm system, tinted windows.

Buyer is responsible for picking up and taking possession of the car after payment.

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VIDEO: AUTOTOPIA SPEAKS WITH DESIGNER SEAN SMITH

From our friends at Autotopia.

Published on Jul 27, 2018

This episode is slower going than our usual ones but I wanted to give all of you insight into the world of high end one off custom builds with my friend and renowned automotive designer Sean Smith. He’s responsible for cars from the Ring Brothers, Saleen, Speedkore, Timeless Kustoms, Iron Works and so many more. Get a drink, sit down and chill with me and my friend Sean Smith.

Enjoy!

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https://www.instagram.com/seansmithdesigns/

Music:
JC Vibin (Jazz Club Vibin’) [Master]
Aksil Beats – The Choice

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