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MEET STEVE SALEEN AT THE 2013 CARLISLE FORD NATIONALS

The Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club is bringing Steve Saleen to the 2013 Carlisle Ford Nationals, June 7-9 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. He’ll be involved in autograph sessions, seminars and more. Meet him for free at Carlisle in 2013.

PRLog – May 18, 2013 – CARLISLE, Pa. — Many great guests have made special appearances at weekends produced by Carlisle Events. Some names have been bigger than others, but no name has been bigger at the Carlisle Ford Nationals in quite some time than the one who will be attending in 2013. Courtesy of the Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club, guests during the June 7-9 event weekend at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds can meet, talk with and get and autograph or photo from the one and only Steve Saleen.

A very popular name within automotive circles, Steve Saleen has been associated with many great milestones in motorsports history. 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.

“Having Steve at Carlisle highlights the importance of our event within the Ford community,” said event manager Ken Appell. “The Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club has been very proactive in making this appearance happen and we’re happy they were able to secure him for the weekend. The brand name of Saleen has been on the side of Mustangs and other vehicles for many years and often times Saleen Mustangs have been on the showfield at Carlisle. Now, not only will a Saleen car be at Carlisle, so will the man himself.”

Anyone interested in meeting Saleen can do so for free with an admission to the event itself. There will be autograph sessions and seminars involving him and those too are free. The autograph sessions take place at the Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club tent, plus the Q&A time will be part of his seminars held in the seminar tent. Complete tent locations will be available within the free event directory, offered as part of the Goody Bags, at Guest Services and handed out at each point of entry on grounds.

STEVE SALEEN AND SOEC AT CARLISLE FORD NATIONALS: JUNE 7-9, 2013

Register in one of the following Ford Classification sections:

  • 378: Mustang – 1984 – 1998 Saleen
  • 379: Mustang – 1999 – 2004 Saleen
  • 380: Mustang – 2005 – 2009 Saleen

And to guarantee your free SOEC Goody Bag on Saturday, we ask that you list “SALEEN OWNERS AND ENTHUSIASTS CLUB” under the Club section on your entry form or in the pull-down menu.

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CARLISLE FORD NATIONALS 2012 COVERAGE

Here are the 2012 Ford Carlisle Event winners. Congrats to Charles with placing his N20 Saleen in the Focus class.
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R151 – 1984 – 1993 SALEEN
HITESHUE, JIM – 1993 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN – FIRST PLACE
GLASMIRE, JAMES – 988 MUSTANG SALEEN – SECOND PLACE
SANTOS, JOSE – 1986 FORD SALEEN – THIRD PLACE

R152 – 1994 – 2004 SALEEN
BEYER, RUDY & BETSY – 1997 MUSTANG SALEEN – FIRST PLACE
DEBELLA, JOHN – 2002 FORD SALEEN – SECOND PLACE
NELEPOVITZ, MARK – 1997 FORD MUSTANG – THIRD PLACE

R153 – 2005 & UP SALEEN
HLUBEN, DAWN – 2007 FORD MUSTANG – FIRST PLACE
FOULK, JEFFREY & CHRISTOPHER – 2006 FORD MUSTANG – SECOND PLACE
FALK, THEODORE – 2011 SALEEN S302 – THIRD PLACE

NIFTY FIFTY
MOLLMAN, JASON – 2006 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN – *NIFTY FIFTY*
SNYDER, MARCELLA – 2008 FORD MUSTANG – *NIFTY FIFTY*

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B314 – FOCUS ZX3 & SVT – STOCK
JONES, MICHAEL – 2005 FORD FOCUS – FIRST PLACE
SHAPPELL JR, CHARLES – 2005 FORD FOCUS – SECOND PLACE
KUCHAVIK, MICHAEL – 2005 FORD FOCUS – THIRD PLACE

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CARLISLE ALL-FORD NATIONALS 2011 COVERAGE

WINNERS LIST FOR ALL-FORD NATIONALS 2011

R148 – 1984 – 1993 SALEEN
347 KOENIG, KEVIN 1993 FORD SALEEN FIRST PLACE
348 GLASMIRE, JAMES 1988 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN SECOND PLACE
349 SANTOS, JOSE 1986 FORD SALEEN MUSTANG THIRD PLACE

R149 – 1994 – 2004 SALEEN
350 SHANAHAN, BRIAN 1997 FORD SALEEN S351 FIRST PLACE
351 DEBELLA, JOHN 2002 MUSTANG SALEEN CONVERT SECOND PLACE
352 NELEPOVITZ, MARK 1997 FORD SALEEN S281 THIRD PLACE

R150 – 2005 & UP SALEEN
353 LOYA, RICHARD 2007 FORD MUSTANG FIRST PLACE
354 DEMARCO, MICHAEL 2005 FORD MUSTANG SECOND PLACE
355 SIMMONS, MELISSA 2007 FORD SALEEN THIRD PLACE

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CARLISLE ALL-FORD NATIONALS IN CARLISLE, PA: JUNE 3-5, 2011

Carlisle Ford Nationals
Jun 3 – Jun 5, 2011

Adult Admission: Th.-Sun. $10 / 4-day Pass $30
Child Admission: 8 and under – FREE
Gate Times: Th.-Sa. 7am-6pm / Sun. 7am-3pm
Gate-N-Go Deadline: May 02, 2011

The entire family will enjoy the largest and most thrilling All-Ford event in the world. Ford, Mercury, Lincoln fans will have a showcase of over 2,200 vehicles to check out on the NPD showfield. During our 15th anniversary event, you will enjoy: indoor displays of concepts, customs and historically-significant cars and trucks; test drives by Ford Motor Company; a burnout competition; kids’ activities; industry guests; a car giveaway; NHRA drag racing; autocross for all skill levels and club gatherings. The excitement continues with a shopping experience you won’t soon forget, including an enormous swap meet, car corral and the Manufacturers Midway for the best in parts buying.

Online showfield registration for the 2011 season is open! If you haven’t registered online, what are you waiting for? Save time and register online today. You can also register by calling our office at (717) 243-7855.

Please note: refunds will not be issued less than 19 days prior to the beginning of the event and winners’ lists are subject to change.

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CARLISLE ALL-FORD NATIONALS 2010 COVERAGE

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

WINNERS LIST FOR ALL-FORD NATIONALS 2010

R46 – 1984 – 1993 SALEEN
337 GLASMIRE, JAMES 1988 FORD MUSTANG FIRST PLACE
338 KOENIG, KEVIN 1993 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN SECOND PLACE
339 HITESHUE, JIM 1993 FORD SALEEN THIRD PLACE

R47 – 1994 – 2004 SALEEN
340 COFFEY, MARY SZANYI 2001 SALEEN MUSTANG FIRST PLACE
* Celebrity Pick Chosen By: Tony Day Saleen Club of America
341 PRIZER, SHAWN 2001 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN CPE SECOND PLACE
342 BECERRA, JOSE 1998 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN THIRD PLACE

R48 – 2005 & UP SALEEN
343 SIMMONS, MELISSA 2007 FORD SALEEN FIRST PLACE
344 FOULK, JEFFREY 2006 MUSTANG SALEEN SECOND PLACE
345 O SULLIVAN, MICHAEL 2006 SALEEN EXTREME THIRD PLACE
346 WOODS, MARCELLA 2008 FORD MUSTANG *SPECIAL AWARD*
* Celebrity Pick Chosen By: Bill Miller III Partner, Carlisle Events

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VIDEO: FIRST 2011 S302 CONVERTIBLE HEADED TO FORD NATIONALS

From our friends at Saleen Performance Vehicles.

The Saleen S302 is based on the 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 and builds on the Saleen tradition of offering limited-edition, high-performance vehicles for enthusiasts who are looking for an exhilarating driving experience, with refined drivability for real-world road conditions.

Available in both coupe and convertible body styles, the S302 boasts a premium level of design consideration, both exterior and interior, with performance to match.

[Source: Saleen Performance Vehicles]

ALL NEW 2011 SALEEN S302 DEBUTS AT CARLISLE FORD NATIONALS, JUNE 4-6

TROY, Mich., June 2 /PRNewswire/ — Saleen Performance Vehicles is unveiling the latest product in its premiere line of high-performance cars, the 2011 Saleen S302. The debut will take place this weekend at the Carlisle Ford Nationals in Carlisle, PA. This is the first Saleen vehicle launched this year, following the successful launches of the 435S and S281 in 2009.

The Saleen S302 is based on the 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 and builds on the Saleen tradition of offering limited-edition, high-performance vehicles for enthusiasts who are looking for an exhilarating driving experience, with refined drivability for real-world road conditions.

Available in both coupe and convertible body styles, the S302 boasts a premium level of design consideration, both exterior and interior, with performance to match.

“We’ve taken high performance vehicles to the next level with this S302 Saleen,” said Michael Timarac, Brand Manager, Saleen Performance Vehicles. “The S302 is being built now and will be in dealerships in the coming weeks. I’m proud of this product and those who value performance vehicles will agree that the S302 is one of the best American exotic vehicles available on the market.”

The S302’s exterior design features carefully crafted sculptural detailing, with lines and forms that flow naturally and suggest suppleness, power and agility. It features an understated yet imposing grille and front fascia, and a refined treatment of the familiar Saleen extended rear fascia and trunk lid with a simple, elegant, integrated wing.

The S302’s 5.0-liter V8 engine produces 425 hp and 395 lb.-ft. of torque, sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential with 3.73:1 final drive ratio.

The interior features new, leather sport seats with Ultrasuede inserts, highlighted by chevron-like Ultrasuede red tabs in the seatback bolsters, and unique treatments of the gauges, steering wheel, center console and shifter. There also are contrasting Saleen logos in the door panels, and Saleen logos in the door sill plates that illuminate when the door is opened.

Additional exterior highlights include unique, 20-inch, 7-spoke alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero high-performance tires, and Saleen S302 fender badging.

About Saleen Performance Vehicles

Saleen Performance Vehicles is a manufacturer of limited-edition, high-performance cars and trucks, headquartered in Troy, Michigan. Saleen vehicles embody sophistication in engineering, styling and performance, resulting in a dynamic driving experience that is both exhilarating and refined. For more information, please visit the Saleen Performance Vehicles website at www.saleen.com.