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Who: Steve Saleen, racing hero and founder of Saleen, Inc., the specialty vehicle manufacturer of the Saleen S281 Mustang, the N2O Focus, and the S7 supercar.

What: Steve Saleen has lived the dream of auto enthusiasts. He has modified, raced, and won with vehicles at various levels of auto racing. Now, Saleen manufactures the world’s fastest production vehicle — the 750 hp S7, a vehicle featured in the movie “Bruce Almighty,” starring Jim Carrey. Saleen, who knows how to design and create the demand for more horsepower with clean, aggressive styling, will be at the Woodward Dream Cruise. He will have a number of his world-famous cars on display in Birmingham, such as the powerful Saleen S281 Supercharged Mustang.

When: Saturday, August 20, 2005

Where: Steve Saleen will be appearing at Shain Park in downtown Birmingham signing autographs from 11am-1pm; and later at Papa Joe’s from 3pm-5pm.

Background on Steve Saleen:
Steve Saleen holds 13 SCCA Formula Atlantic Championship records and won the 1991 SCCA Race Truck Championship in a Ford Ranger. Saleen has also tested his racing skills in the SCCA Trans-Am Championship and the CART/PPG Indy Car series.

In 1984, Steve Saleen formed Saleen Autosport and improved the performance and look of the Mustang. Shortly after Saleen Autosport was formed, he completed his first Saleen. Proving that his design and performance could hold its own with the world’s best sports cars, Saleen brought home a win at the grueling 24-hour race in Mosport, Canada.

Saleen has also introduced designs of the Explorer and Focus. Saleen unveiled the Saleen S7 supercar — the world’s fastest production car.


Just wanted to let everyone know that Steve Saleen will be signing at the following locations in North Carolina this weekend.

Friday 16th, 5-9:30
Capital Ford, Raleigh 919-790-4600

Saturday 17th, 10-11:15
Ciener-Woods Ford, Kernersville, 336-996-3700

Please contact the dealers directly for any additional info.

Steve will also be at the Bellevue show either Saturday night or on Sunday.

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June 27, 2001 — With a record sales year now in progress and the recent growth of it’s high-performance parts division, Saleen Inc. is enjoying some of the greatest success in its 18-year history.  Fittingly, the Speedvision network and its highly popular “American Muscle Car” television show have assembled a 30-minute history of the company entitled: “Race Bred, The Saleen Mustang Story,” which traces the development of these special cars and their enthusiastic owners.

The show, which airs tonight (Wednesday) at 8:00 p.m. and again tomorrow afternoon (Thursday) at 3:30 p.m., was produced by Toby Murphy and Stan Rarden. Comprised of a narrative history of the Mustang-based Saleen sports cars, including interview with Steve Saleen, Saleen engineering Vice President Neil Hannemann and Saleen club president Debbie Blalock, “Race Bred” traces the high-performance car’s development from earliest versions all the way up to the latest S281 supercharged coupes and convertibles. The SpeedVision feature show also includes a comprhensive look at Saleen’s American supercar, the powerful Saleen S7.

In keeping with the show’s title and Saleen’s distinguished motorsports heritage, the program also includes select racing footage, including coverage of the Konrad/Team Saleen’s stunning GTS-class victory at the 2001 12 Hours of Sebring.

For more information on Saleen — its people and its products — visit the web site at www.saleen.com.

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