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Saleen & Caffeine: Coffee & Donuts with Steve Saleen

November 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

LeMay – America’s Car Museum invites you to the newest exhibit, Saleen a Journey from the Heart of a Racer to America’s Supercar. This is your opportunity to meet one of the most successful and well-known automotive legends in the country Steve Saleen! Enjoy coffee by ANTHEM coffee and donuts by Original House of Donuts, while being the first to view a legacy of racing and road cars by Steve Saleen.


About Saleen: An incredible race history with the performance design of the Saleen Mustang, to one of the world’s most renowned super cars, the Saleen S7, CEO & Founder Steve Saleen has carved out a reputation that truly ranks with the most celebrated performance vehicle designers in history. Saleen’s entrepreneurial business plan laid the groundwork for an entire new industry of design, engineering, manufacturing, and sales of high-performance vehicles that were race-proven and marketed for sales through showrooms nationwide.

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Foxtoberfest will host over 400 Fox-Body Mustangs in 2019!

Foxtoberfest is not your traditional car show; we welcome all Fox-Bodies regardless of their restoration stage. You’ll see beautiful low-mileage show cars right next to multi-colored projects and that’s the way we like it! This is a feel-good, cruise-in type show where Fox fans can come together and experience a sense of community. Last year, even with Hurricane Michael blowing through two days prior, we hosted 416 Foxes and we are hoping to break 500 this year! The show features a popular vote format where registered show participants decide who receives the coveted trophies for classes like “1987-93 Best Original” as well as the give-aways like “Most In Need of Upholstery”. We have an All-Fox Swap Meet that will happen on Friday night AND Saturday! Bring your cash because you are sure to find some treasures out there! We will also have a section for Foxes For Sale on Friday night and Saturday too, so maybe bring a little extra cash, wink wink. Fox-Body parts, new and used, will be available for sale at the event as well as a huge stock of Mustang and Ford logo accessories like hats, shirts, belts, dog collars, you name it! Don’t forget to get your limited edition Foxtoberfest event t-shirts! The address for the car show is Intimidators Stadium, 2888 Moose Rd, Kannapolis, NC 28083.

Foxtoberfest VIP Experience: Want to experience Foxtoberfest in style? Our VIP Experience gets you right in the middle of the action and leaves everyone else wishing they were you! Included in this package is a VIP decal, Kick-Off Party overnight parking (you may leave your car parked in your VIP space Friday night, we will have Kannopolis Police on site), early Saturday parking (6:00am), 2 parking spaces per 1 Fox in a premium location, 2 wristbands for VIP tent with catered lunch, 2 beer tickets, a Foxtoberfest decal and one limited-edition commemorative jacket only available to VIPs. VIPs also have the option to purchase one additional jacket at least 4 weeks prior to the event, but no VIP jackets will be sold at the show or without the purchase of a VIP experience. We will contact you for sizing. Only 40 VIP Experiences available. Registration ends 9/15/2019 and will not be available at the show.

Fox Hunt: The Fox Hunt is a self-guided driving event in the form of a poker run. You will receive list of locations to visit where you will be given a poker card on Thursday, October 17 & Friday, October 18. Collect enough cards to form a poker hand and you’ll be entered to win some awesome prizes including a 2020 Foxtoberfest VIP Experience. The Fox Hunt will run Thursday and Friday and prizes will be awarded at the Foxtoberfest awards ceremony on Saturday. Anyone can participate (Age 18+), you do not have to be the driver, multiple people in the same car can play. If you purchase the Fox Hunt full details will be mailed to you prior to the event. Fox Hunt can also be purchased at the Mustang Owner’s Museum on Thursday, October 17 & Friday, October 18.

Thursday, October 17 Events:

NEW! Foxtoberfest is taking over the Test & Tune at Mooresville Dragway in Mooresville, NC. Come on out and see what your Fox can do on the strip or just hang out and watch the action from the stands! We’ll be out there selling event shirts, so be the first to get one! Concessions are available. Spectator admission to the dragway is $10. Address: 1255 Wilkinson Rd, Mooresville, NC 28115. Gates open at 6pm. This event it weather-permitting.

Event Added! Our Dream Auto will host a Burnout Contest at Mooresville Dragway on Thursday, October 17, starting at 7:30pm! A $200 cash prize will be awarded to the winning on Saturday!

The Fox Hunt opens on Thursday, see details above.

Friday, October 18 Events:

NEW! The Foxtoberfest Kickoff Party will be held at Intimidators Stadium from 4-9pm! That’s right, this event will be in the same location as the car show that happens on Saturday. It will be a low-key cruise-in with food trucks, breweries, a DJ and fire pits. Some vendors will be onsite and PowerCurve’s dyno will be doing pulls. There is no charge for this event, parking is free. The All-Fox Swap Meet will be open as well as the Foxes For Sale section. Event t-shirts will be available for sale at this event. Everyone must leave the premesis by 9:30pm. The address is Intimidators Stadium, 2888 Moose Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083. Parking starts at 4:00pm. Swap Meet setup starts at 4:00pm

The Fox Hunt continues through Friday, see details above.

Saturday, October 19 Event:

Foxtoberfest, the main car show is open from 7am-4pm. Spectator parking is $5, please bring cash. Parking starts at 7:00am. VIP Experience parking starts at 6:00am. Swap Meet setup starts at 6:00am. Awards ceremony starts at 2:30pm.

Looking for an after-party? Harrisburg All-Ford Cruise-In, welcomes Foxtoberfest fans to downtown Harrisburg, NC starting at 5:30pm. The address is 4351 Main Street, Harrisburg, NC 28075. This location has a good selection of bars & restaurants and streets filled with Foxes!


Big Brothers, Big Sisters, a mentoring program for children, is the official charity of Foxtoberfest. Please consider giving a donation to this amazing organization! You will receive a receipt in the mail for your tax-deductible donation.


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This October, Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club (SOEC) is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

This month, the SOEC will be honoring and featuring the women of Saleen. In their honor and to highlight the importance of awareness, prevention, and early detection, we will be holding several sweepstakes throughout October. The SOEC will be giving away (for free) Saleen posters, SOEC Club decals, and a 2019 Saleen Open House & Car Show registrant bag. Look for our featured woman of Saleen, which will begin a new sweepstakes.

We hope that you get involved and make a donation to one of the registered 501(c)(3), breast cancer charities.

Rules of Sweepstakes:

  • Sweepstakes will take place on https://www.facebook.com/groups/saleenclub/
  • The entry of sweepstakes will be a photo of your Saleen vehicle, tribute Saleen vehicle, Saleen merchandise/memorabilia/part, or pink ribbon. One entry per sweepstakes. A participant’s posting in the currently active sweepstakes will be the participant’s entry number.
  • Winners will be selected utilizing Google’s random number generator (RNG). Minimum and Maximum will be set according to the number of entrants.
  • A special guest judge may also be used, but not an addition to the RNG, to select winning entries based upon a photo’s creativity and originality.
  • Winners will be required to submit a shipping address to receive prize
  • Entrants may only win one (1) poster or one (1) Team Saleen bag and not both. Decals are unlimited.
  • SOEC will not be responsible for items lost or damaged by USPS.
  • All items were donated to SOEC and there are no replacements in physical or monetary value.
  • International entrants are welcome however duty and customs fees and taxes (if) incurred will be paid for by the entrant.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.

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Title Photo: Jared DeValk

S1 Cup Logo


14 drivers competed at Road America on Sept 21, for the penultimate round of Saleen’s single-make racing series, driving the new Saleen 1 model

Paul Terry of Nephi, Utah and Austin Riley of Ontario, Canada lead 2019 points heading into the Saleen Cup series finale in Las Vegas in mid-October

ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. (Sept 23, 2019) — The battle for points continued in the penultimate round of the Saleen Cup, held at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc. September 21 as 14 drivers competed in the single-make racing series by California-based Saleen Automotive.

The Saleen Cup series was introduced to demonstrate the new Saleen 1 sports car while offering a turnkey racing experience for drivers in two distinct classes. The “Pro-Am Drivers” class includes experienced racing drivers, while a “Young Drivers” class gives prospective young drivers an opportunity to start a career in professional motorsports. Category champions in the Saleen Cup will each secure a factory seat driving in Saleen’s GT4 entry for the entire 2020 season.

Mathew Keegan of Ladera Ranch, Calif. stood atop the podium in the “Pro-Am Drivers” class after Saturday’s race, while Carter Fartuch of Schnecksville, Penn. took top position in the “Young Drivers” class after highly competitive race at the historic Wisconsin circuit. A second race scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22 was canceled due to inclement weather.

Road America Results – Saturday, Sept 21:

Pro-Am Drivers

  • First Place – (#15) Mathew Keegan
  • Second Place – (#4) Paul Terry
  • Third Place – (#6) Johan Schwartz

Young Drivers

  • First Place – (#18) Carter Fartuch
  • Second Place – (#12) Austin Riley
  • Third Place – (#5) Ricco Shlaimoun

The Road America races mark the third of four events in the 2019 Saleen Cup schedule, culminating in a grand finale event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Oct. 18-20. As the initial return to professional-level motorsports for Saleen Automotive, the Saleen Cup series will pave the way for the company’s first entry into GT4 in 2020.

“Our team and drivers have made immense progress during the past few events,” said Steve Saleen, CEO and founder of Saleen Automotive. “The close points race is proof of the caliber of drivers that are competing in the inaugural series and based on the lap times we’ve recorded this season, the Saleen 1 will be very competitive in GT4 next year.”

2019 Saleen Cup – Top Points Standings “Pro-Am Drivers” Class (as of 9.23.19)

  • Paul Terry – Nephi, Utah (69 points)
  • Brandon Davis – Sonoma, Calif. (66 points)
  • Martina Kwan – Los Angeles (50 points)

2019 Saleen Cup – Top Points Standings “Young Drivers” Class (as of 9.23.19)

  • Austin Riley – Uxbridge, Ontario Canada (86 points)
  • Carter Fartuch – Schnecksville, Pa. (80 points)
  • Cameron Lawrence – Windermere, Fla. (55 points)

The Saleen Cup delivers a professional-quality racing experience, with a grid of fully prepared Saleen 1 Cup Cars featuring Iconic, Contemporary and Saleen racing liveries in bold, designer colorways. Full trackside support and hospitality amenities add to the professional-level racing experience. The Saleen Cup is presented via a partnership with SRO Motorsports Group, and runs concurrently with the Blancpain GT World Challenge America. Trackside tire support for the entire Saleen Cup is provided by series sponsor Continental Tires.

For more information on the Saleen Cup, visit www.SaleenCup.com. For more information on the Saleen 1 model, visit www.Saleen.com, or follow Saleen on social by using on Facebook at Facebook.com/Saleen, or by using @Saleen on Twitter and @Saleen on Instagram.

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.

Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For over 35 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.

From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000 and the groundbreaking new Saleen 1, founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on streets and racetracks worldwide. In addition to its distinctive Saleen Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance. Learn more at www.saleen.com.

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Saleen PR – Collin Whitley

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From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

Out of an abundance of caution SRO Motorsports has decided to cancel our race today. If you missed yesterday’s exciting race, you can watch it here:

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From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

Race 1 is in the books. Here are the results:


  1. Matthew Keegan
  2. Paul Terry
  3. Johan Schwartz


  1. Carter Fartuch
  2. Austin Riley
  3. Rico Shlaimoun

Congrats to all of our drivers for an exciting race!

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From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

The first day of racing is done at Road America, congrats to our top qualifiers, Brandon Davis in the pro-am division and Cameron Lawrence in our young division. We’re looking forward to tomorrow’s races! #saleen #saleencup #saleen1

Thanks to Tony Brodzeller for bringing 99-0008 S281, and Mark Mielczarek for bringing 95-0024 S351 by for a visit!

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From our friends at Saleen Automotive

Road America started with a great parade and event and a foggy morning of practice. We’re looking forward to it clearing up as we move through practices this afternoon and qualifying early this evening. Make sure you tune in to the live feed for our two races this weekend at 10:35 CT on Saturday and 4:10 CT on Sunday! https://live.sro-america.com/saleen-cup.

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From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

This weekend’s open house and car show was a success. With so many amazing cars, trucks, and people! Thanks to all that came, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

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