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2015 302 BLACK LABEL STUNS FORD NATIONALS CROWD

2015 302 Black Label - Carlisle Ford Nationals
2015 302 Black Label – Carlisle Ford Nationals

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ALL FORD NATIONALS, CARLISLE, PENNSYLVANIA JUNE 5-7, 2015

***** June 5-7, 2015 *****

All Ford Nationals, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Steve Saleen Signature Event

The Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club is pleased to announce that, for the 3rd year in a row, it will host the appearance of Steve Saleen at the 2015 All Ford Nationals, Carlisle, Pennsylvania on June 5-7, 2015. The Ford GT (made for Ford by Saleen) is the featured car. Carlisle Events will have all Saleen produced vehicles park together so that all owners can have time to spend with Steve Saleen. Last September 2014 Steve Saleen gave us a very early commitment to attend this event. This was reconfirmed in early April 2015.

http://carsatcarlisle.com/carlisle-events/carlisle-ford-nationals/

Saleen Registration
The Carlisle Showfield has Saleen Mustang classes 385, 386, 387, & 388. An all Saleen Powered Class # 389 for other Saleen powered vehicles has been added. (It is listed slightly out of order in the middle of the 390s on the Carlisle website.) Carlisle also has Black, Red, and Yellow Mustang registration. These separate Mustang groups will not be part of the Saleen display area.

All the Saleen classes will be parked near the Ford GT special feature car area to allow for Saleen owners to be near Steve Saleen’s activities with the Ford GT group. This is the first time that all Saleen built vehicles will be displayed together. (This will not be in our usual area in the Mustang section.)

Friday Afternoon, June 5, 2015
On Friday afternoon, June 5, 2015, the Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club will host an exclusive Saleen and Ford GT owners autograph session with Steve Saleen. This exclusive Friday Saleen and Ford GT session is being offered to allow time for Steve Saleen to personally greet owners, sign Saleen memorabilia, and Saleen built vehicles (including Ford GTs). For Saleen and Ford GT owners who are unable to attend on Friday, time to sign vehicles will be offered on Saturday. Please try to attend on Friday to avoid the long lines on Saturday and assure that there is enough time to get your autographs and photos with Steve Saleen.

Friday Evening, June 5, 2015
Steve Saleen will attend the Carlisle Events Friday evening dinner for Ford GT owners. To avoid conflicts with Carlisle activities, the Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club will not be arranging a Friday dinner as has been done in the past. Saleen Owners can stay and hang out at the club tent Friday evening, but only owners who purchase a Ford GT package will be able to attend the Ford GT dinner and exclusive Ford GT activities. Those who want to stay and hang out at the club tent can eat at the food vendor area under the Grand Stands. Most of the food vendors are open until 5:00. Most area restaurants will have long lines at 5:00.

Ford GT Celebration Packages
The Ford GT packages are $200 for the Friday Night Ford GT Party with no Ford GT registered or $250 for the Full Ford GT celebration package including a Ford GT registration and Saturday Night Parade for a Ford GT. These events are being arranged by Carlisle Events, so we don’t have additional information about the Ford GT package. Here is the link to Carlisle’s Ford GT page.

http://carsatcarlisle.com/carlisle-events/carlisle-ford-nationals/

Friday Night, June 5, 2015
The $200 Friday Night VIP GT Party gets you into the VIP party within Building T. Meet and chat with all the Ford GT celebrities in attendance, get them to sign your favorite GT model or your favorite GT book. Hear from the celebrities as the night goes on and see who they select as their special GT Celebrity Choice picks. After dinner and speeches the night will conclude with a special autograph signing opportunity with all the celebrities in attendance. Carlisle Events will be providing a limited edition poster for this celebration for you to have signed in addition to what you may have.

Saleen owners who register a car in their class and want to purchase the $200 Friday night VIP GT package will need to upgrade to the VIP package and get details by contacting Ken Appell at Carlisle Events: 717-243-7855.

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Attend the show and check the Carlisle Events program booklet to get the times of Steve Saleen’s seminars and activities. There will be Saturday autograph sessions and Saleen vehicle signings. Ford GTs will be at the front of the Saturday evening parade to downtown Carlisle.

Registration for Showfield $55 – 10% discount prior to May 4, 2015
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 May 4th, 2015 at midnight EST. Discount will be applied at checkout. After registering, a receipt will be emailed to you. Please take this receipt to the event. If you belong to a club, enter the full club name. Please do not abbreviate the club name. All Saleens are encouraged to register with the “Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club”.

http://store.carlisleevents.com/

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MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FORD GT’s COMING TO THE CARLISLE FORD NATIONALS

For Immediate Release:

Celebrate the GT and GT40 with Special Displays, Guests and Rare Rides in 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Carlisle Ford Nationals are months from actuality, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t already a buzz surrounding the 2015 show. The event, which runs June 5-7 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, not only honors the past, present and future of all aspects of the Ford brand, but in 2015, will welcome millions of dollars in Ford GTs packed into a special anniversary celebration dedicated to THE Ford Supercar, the Ford GT. The celebration will include rare 1 of 1 cars, concepts, race cars, historically significant cars and maybe, just maybe a new GT model too. It’s rare to see more than one of these cars at a time, let alone the hundreds slated for display. GT prices have skyrocketed in recent years, too, due to the popularity of the car and while the celebration plans are ongoing, many guests and activities have been announced. This makes Ford weekend in June of 2015 a must-attend for Ford lovers, GT lovers and history lovers of the Ford brand. Owners and lovers of the GT and GT40 will see hundreds of cars, meet special guests, shop GT-specific vendors, sit in on special seminars and more. Names confirmed include GT designer Camilo Pardo, Steve Saleen, “GT” Joey Limongelli, Marcie Cipriani, the Robertson Race Team and many more. Ford Nationals weekend will also be a hot spot for local, regional, national and international media, all vying to capture the atmosphere of the event.

As guests at Carlisle go, each has a unique association with the GT. Camilo, who is a very talented artist, recently won a competition on the TruTV program Motor City Masters. He also had a hand in past GT designs and not only will his art will be on display, it’ll also be for sale. Further, in another example of Camilo’s art on display, guests can see GTs that bare his design pattern and can meet him to talk shop and find out about his projects, past present and future.

Joining Camilo will be Steve Saleen. As a designer, Saleen’s name adorns many a Ford Mustang, but he also had a hand in the early Ford GT cars. At Carlisle and for the first time in front of a large audience, Saleen tells his story and version of the GT. Over time, Ford has spun the history of the GT in their words and in June, Saleen will take this time to set the record straight in his words.

Along with Saleen and Camilo, show goers can meet the Robertson Race Team. The team, based in Buford, Georgia, was one of the driving forces behind the GTs return to the tracks of Europe. The Robertsons, David and Andrea, helped bring a car that had faded into racing obscurity back to the limelight by 2005. Not long after in 2011, the Robertsons fielded a GT in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race and found a podium finish 45 years after Ford’s first win at the track. The significance of the team and the stories they are bringing to Carlisle is unmatched and is a “must experience” aspect of the weekend. Other Le Mans Ford GT race cars will be on display as well such as the Matech Ford GT1 cars that were unveiled for the first time in the United States at the Carlisle Ford Nationals in ’14.

Carlisle and the Carlisle Ford Nationals will also be the launching point for a new GT-themed TV program slated to debut on the Velocity Channel in 2015. The show is called the Ford GT – An American Icon and some aspects of it were filmed at the Carlisle Fairgrounds with Limongelli and Cipriani in August. In addition, there will be GT-themed installations via the GT Guys and Carlisle Events has even confirmed the inclusion of GT owners from around the world. These owners will be the center of attention, too, as Building T hosts a special indoor display while an area just outside of the building plays host to a special GT- themed hospitality tent. Speaking of GT owners, the aforementioned “GT” Joey has even taken a GT around the world and chronicled his journey via a book entitled “Around the World in a Ford GT.” One of Joey’s GTs, dubbed CP1 will be at the show plus guests can pick up a copy of his book and even have it signed.

This all sounds good, right? Well, for Carlisle Events and the 2015 Carlisle Ford Nationals, this is only the beginning. Complete and specific details about the GT celebration can be found at www.CarlisleEvents.com. Registration information is online too or enthusiasts can call 717-243-7855. In the meanwhile, additional aspects of the event will be announced via future releases, online and via the Carlisle Ford Nationals Facebook page @FordNationals.

Journalist note: Information about Carlisle Events, its event listings, auction offerings and the Carlisle Expo Center is available to journalists by phone:

Michael Garland
Media Specialist
717-243-7855 ext. 133
michaelg@carlisleevents.com

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STEVE SALEEN TO ATTEND FORD NATIONALS 2015 IN CARLISLE, PENNSYLVANIA

Steve Saleen Carlisle 2014

***** June 5-7, 2015 *****
All Ford Nationals, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Steve Saleen Signature Event

The Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club is pleased to announce that, for the 3rd year in a row, it will host the appearance of Steve Saleen at the 2015 All Ford Nationals, Carlisle, Pennsylvania on June 5-7, 2015. The Ford GT (made for Ford by Saleen) is the featured car. Carlisle Events will try to have all Saleen produced vehicles park together so that all owners can have time to spend with Steve Saleen. Steve Saleen has given us a very early commitment to attend this event. Please watch soec.org for any updates.


Event registration is open.

Show Classes:
378 – 1984-1993 Saleen Mustang
379 – 1994-2004 Saleen Mustang
380 – 2005-Present Saleen Mustang

Please remember to choose Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club as your club affiliation on your event registration.

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

Register for the 2015 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 May 4th, 2015 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/


MEET STEVE SALEEN OF SALEEN AUTOMOTIVE, INC.
Hall of Famer Returns to Carlisle During Ford Weekend

A very popular name within automotive circles is coming to Carlisle courtesy of the Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club (SOEC). 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.

Saleen also had a hand in the early Ford GT cars. Don’t miss out as Saleen, for the first time in front of a large audience, tells his story and version of the GT. With Ford spinning the history of the GT in their words, Saleen wants to take this time to set the record straight in his words. Further, Saleen is working on a new Ford powered Supercar that just may debut at Carlisle in 2015. How cool would that be?

Don’t miss a chance to meet Saleen at Carlisle in 2015 as he shares stories of his involvement with the Ford GT as part of the special GT celebration. There will be autograph sessions, Q&A times and more.

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2014 CARLISLE FORD NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS

2014 Carlisle Ford Nationals award winners

Dan Foulk, 1987 Ford Crown Victoria, SOEC Celebrity Pick Winner
Dan Foulk, 1987 Ford Crown Victoria, SOEC Celebrity Pick Winner

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Y037 – 1984 – 1993 SALEEN
FIRST PLACE & *SPECIAL AWARD*
HENDERSON, PETE
1989 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN
* Celebrity Pick Chosen By: Dan Workman Ford Enthusiast

SECOND PLACE
LAFRANCE, KARL
1993 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN

THIRD PLACE
MILLER, PAUL
1989 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN
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Y038 – 1994 – 2004 SALEEN
FIRST PLACE
EVANS, CURT
2002 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN

SECOND PLACE
CLOUSER, DAVID
2001 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN

THIRD PLACE
KISH, MIKE
2002 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN
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Y036 – 2005 & UP SALEEN
FIRST PLACE
BUCHAN, JAMIE
2009 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN

SECOND PLACE
VENTRESCA, LAURI
2005 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN

THIRD PLACE
THOME, GARY
2008 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN

*SPECIAL AWARD*
BARRETT, CARL
2007 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN
* Celebrity Pick Chosen By: GT Joey Limongelli Co-Author, “Ford GT, The Complete Owners Experience”
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Y033 – RED MUSTANGS
THIRD PLACE
RIGGLEMAN JR, GLENN
2002 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN
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G004 – SUV
SECOND PLACE
ARMSTRONG, JAMES
1998 FORD EXPLORER SALEEN
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B034 – FOCUS SPEC. INT. (ROUSH,SALEEN,MACH,KONA)
THIRD PLACE
KUCHAVIK, MICHAEL
2005 FORD FOCUS SALEEN
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Y004 – 1966 MUSTANG – MODIFIED
1966 FORD GT 350 H REPLICA
KONCSOL, TODD
* Celebrity Pick Chosen By: Steve Saleen, Saleen
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Y032 – YELLOW MUSTANGS
*SPECIAL AWARD*
WEITKAMP, DYLAN
1998 FORD MUSTANG
* Celebrity Pick Chosen By: Liz Saleen, Saleen
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Y047 – YOUNG GUNS AT CARLISLE (AGE 25 & UNDER) – TRUCKS
*SPECIAL AWARD*
GULINO, ARIELLE
2001 FORD F-150
* Celebrity Pick Chosen By: Molly Saleen, Saleen
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Y030 – 1996 – 1998 GT – STOCK
*SPECIAL AWARD*
MCNICHOL, WILLIAM
1998 FORD MUSTANG GT CONV
* Celebrity Pick Chosen By: Sean Saleen, Saleen
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Y003 – 1966 MUSTANG – STOCK
*SPECIAL AWARD*
LARMOUTH, ROBERT
1966 FORD MUSTANG
* Celebrity Pick Chosen By: Rudy Beyer, Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club
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B011 – STATION WAGON
*SPECIAL AWARD*
FOULK, DAN
1987 FORD CROWN VICTORIA
* Celebrity Pick Chosen By: David Bruno, Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club

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STEVE SALEEN TO ATTEND FORD NATIONALS 2014 IN CARLISLE, PENNSYLVANIA

The Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club has again successfully scheduled Steve Saleen’s appearance at the 2014 All Ford Nationals, Carlisle, Pennsylvania on Friday, June 6 & Saturday, June 7, 2014. We have posted that we obtained a maybe response last fall. On April 19, Steve’s attendance was upgraded to a “probably”. On April 20 Steve and Liz Saleen went to Beijing, China for an International Auto Show. On May 10 we got the final YES to Steve’s attendance at the event! I read comments that some forum members were disappointed that they can’t make plans to attend. Please understand how fortunate we are to have Steve Saleen attend the event 2 years in a row. The awesome attendance of around 130 Saleen vehicles at the 2013 Carlisle All Ford Nationals helped us as we negotiated for his attendance at this year’s event!

The whole show runs from Friday – Sunday, but Steve will only attend Friday & Saturday. We expect to have a very busy day for Steve Saleen on Saturday. We will have a “Saleen Owners Only” autograph session on Friday to sign Saleen vehicles and other Saleen memorabilia. We want you to get your autographs done on Friday. If you are able to get your items autographed on Friday, we will ask that you don’t go through the autograph line again on Saturday to allow time for others. Because of the 50th Anniversary Celebration, we expect an overwhelming turn out of Mustangs. Let’s top last year’s total of around 130 Saleen vehicles on the show field.

Try to attend on Friday. We have reservations for Friday dinner at a restaurant in a plaza around the corner from the fairgrounds’ back gate. We will leave the show field at 4:15 on Friday, June 6, 2014. We are scheduled to arrive for dinner at 4:30. Although the show runs until 5:00, Friday isn’t the big busy day, so we will leave at 4:15. Please stay at the show until 4:15. The restaurant we are going to is Marcello’s Ristorante, 900 Cavalry Rd., Carlisle, PA. From the main entrance gate, turn right, go a short distance to a light at Cavalry Rd. and turn right on to Cavalry Rd. The restaurant is in the plaza on the right.

Buffet dinner will include salad, Italian dishes (containing beef, chicken, and fish), beverage, tax, and tip for a total of $20 per person. For children under 10 years old the price is $7. The dinner cost per person will be paid at the restaurant the day of the dinner. No orders from the regular menu.

Because we are limited to 90 people, this is for Saleen Owners and immediate families. Single reservations may bring 1 guest. To notify the restaurant with a preliminary quantity, we need reservations by Saturday, May 31. All reservations will be accepted on an as available basis. After Saturday, May 31 reservation requests will be honored, if space is available. When we reach a total of 90, names will be kept on a waiting list. If space allows, friends of Saleen Owners can attend. Stop by the Saleen tent on Friday, June 6.

Send name, Saleen vehicle type & number, and quantity for dinner to Betsy Beyer at saleen351@comcast.net

Please check in at the SOEC tent by 2:00 on Friday, June 6 to confirm your reservation. If you can’t make it to the show field by 2:00 on Friday, but you will be at the dinner, please send me an e-mail message on Thursday, June 5th or Friday morning, June 6th to confirm your reservation. If your plans change, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible to make room for others.

When you resister for the show, please list the Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club for your club affiliation:
http://www.carsatcarlisle.com/ce/events/ford-nationals

Carlisle Events Registration page:
http://store.carlisleevents.com/Sear…lts.asp?Cat=24

Goody bags to those who pre-register under Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club — this helps support SOEC.

On Saturday, June 7, Steve will have autograph sessions, and he will have Q&A time to be scheduled by Carlisle Events. On Saturday, Steve Saleen will sign Saleen vehicles that weren’t done on Friday. Steve will also participate in the Saturday parade. Steve & Liz Saleen will drive 2013 Saleen 351 #001. All vehicles in the parade must be preregistered and have a ticket for the parade.

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CARLISLE FORD NATIONALS: JUNE 6-8, 2014

Carlisle Ford Nationals
Jun 6 – Jun 8, 2014

Adult Admission: Daily Thu.- Sat. $12.00 / Sun $7.00 / Event Pass $25.00

Child Admission: 12 and Under – FREE!

Gate Times: Thu.-Sat. 7am-7pm , Sun. 7am-3pm

Gate-N-Go Deadline:
The entire family will enjoy the largest and most thrilling all-Ford event in the world. Ford, Mercury and Lincoln fans will have a showcase of over 2,200 vehicles to check out on the National Parts Depot showfield. During this event, you will enjoy great indoor displays of concepts, customs and historically-significant cars and trucks; test drives by Ford Motor Company, a burnout competition, activities for the kids, industry guests, giveaways, NHRA drag racing, autocross for all skill levels and club gatherings. The excitement continues with a shopping experience you won’t soon forget as part of the enormous swap meet, car corral and the Manufacturers Midway for the best in parts buying.

New to this event is Early-Bird Thursday. By attending on Thursday, anyone interested in looking for a deal as part of the swap meet or car corral can get a jump on those who may not arrive until Friday or later. Admission costs apply for Thursday, however; there is no charge for parking in Carlisle owned and operated lots.

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CARLISLE FORD NATIONALS 2013 COVERAGE

The Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club once again participated in the Carlisle Ford Nationals in Pennsylvania.

WINNERS LIST FOR FORD NATIONALS 2013

Y165 – 1984 – 1993 SALEEN
1993 SALEEN SA-10 – ROSS, BRYAN – FIRST PLACE 564
1985 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN – OLEXY, SCOTT – SECOND PLACE 565
1990 FORD SALEEN – MOURA, BEN – THIRD PLACE 566

Y166 – 1994 – 2004 SALEEN
1995 FORD SALEEN – BRUNO, MICHAEL – FIRST PLACE 567
1994 SALEEN SR – ROSS, GARY – SECOND PLACE 568
2002 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN S-281 – DEBELLA, JOHN & ROSEANN – THIRD PLACE 569

Y167 – 2005 & UP SALEEN
2011 SALEEN S302 – FALK, THEODORE – FIRST PLACE 570
2009 FORD MUSTANG – BUCHAN, JAMIE – SECOND PLACE 571
2011 FORD MUSTANG – TIERNEY, JOHN – THIRD PLACE

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CARLISLE FORD NATIONALS 2013 IS A WRAP

The Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club once again participated in the Carlisle Ford Nationals in Pennsylvania.

WINNERS LIST FOR FORD NATIONALS 2013

Y165 – 1984 – 1993 SALEEN

  • 1993 SALEEN SA-10 – ROSS, BRYAN – FIRST PLACE 564
  • 1985 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN – OLEXY, SCOTT – SECOND PLACE 565
  • 1990 FORD SALEEN – MOURA, BEN – THIRD PLACE 566

Y166 – 1994 – 2004 SALEEN

  • 1995 FORD SALEEN – BRUNO, MICHAEL – FIRST PLACE 567
  • 1994 SALEEN SR – ROSS, GARY – SECOND PLACE 568
  • 2002 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN S-281 – DEBELLA, JOHN & ROSEANN – THIRD PLACE 569

Y167 – 2005 & UP SALEEN

  • 2011 SALEEN S302 – FALK, THEODORE – FIRST PLACE 570
  • 2009 FORD MUSTANG – BUCHAN, JAMIE – SECOND PLACE 571
  • 2011 FORD MUSTANG – TIERNEY, JOHN – THIRD PLACE

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