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Stangpede Transforms a stock Mustang into a Movie Car in Front of a Live Audience at the San Diego Auto Show
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Stangpede Transforms a stock Mustang into a Movie Car in Front of a Live Audience at the San Diego Auto Show

SANTEE, CA (January 8, 2008) – It usually takes days, weeks, and sometimes months to create a show vehicle, but the San Diego-based Stangpede Mustang club has set out to prove otherwise. In front of a live audience at the 2008 San Diego International Auto Show, the Stangpede team transformed a stock 2008 Ford Mustang GT into full-blown show car in exactly six hours.

This wasn’t the first time that Stangpede has built a Mustang show car - they have previously built vehicles at auto shows in Orange County and Las Vegas as well as last year in San Diego. However, this build was somewhat different because the newly-modified Mustang will be featured in the upcoming Fast and Furious 4 movie. “We love having a live audience watch us build Mustangs, but this car is extra special because millions of people will see it,” said Ernie Sigala, Club President of Stangpede. The completed Mustang will appear in the movie with the Stangpede banner and will also appear at shows across the country.

The build-up was done using the very best aftermarket products available for the Mustang. The Stangpede team added an LNR body kit from Blow-By Racing, TruFiber GTS hood, Saleen 550-hp supercharger system, suspension and brakes, MAC full exhaust system, Classic Design Concepts Glassback roof, and a vertical door kit from Vertical Doors, Inc. Several sponsors took the extra step and even helped out with the build. Chris Jones, owner of Blow-By Racing helped install the supercharger, and Mac Jones Jr. of MAC Performance took on the installation of the exhaust system. DiabloSport co-owner George Najarian was on hand to tune the car using a Predator tuner, and Brad Diez from Speedzone Paint and Bodyworks was present to make sure the Mustang’s Candy Apple Red paint remained spotless. NOS Energy Drinks provided plenty of beverages to keep the team energized during the build. “We had tremendous support from our sponsors and couldn’t have done it without them,” said Sigala.

Stangpede San Diego Dream Build Mustang sponsors and features:

- Legacy Entertainment: Owners of 2008 Mustang GT
- Blow-By Racing: LNR body kit
- TruFiber: GTS ram-air hood
- Saleen: 550-hp supercharger kit, 20-inch wheels, Racecraft suspension with watts-link, shocks, springs, and sway bars, 15-inch brakes, Speedlab carbon fiber racing seats
- MAC Performance: Complete exhaust system include shorty headers, h-pipe, and side exhaust kit, chrome radiator cover, chrome fuse box cover
- Classic Design Concepts: Glassback roof, deck lid trim panel, dynamite sequential taillights, hood pin appearance kit, hood struts, detail corral
- SS Inserts: Under-hood stainless hardware kit, 8-inch fixed black antenna, billet chrome fuel door, polished stainless interior trim pieces, stainless steel license plate and frame
- Vertical Doors, Inc: Vertical door kit
- Kustom Shop: Candy Apple “Legacy” Red paint
- Hardcore Mustangs: Pre-show preparation of Mustang
- DiabloSport: Predator custom tuning
- Killer Glass: Borosilicate glass radiator hose
- Modern Image: Vinyl decals
- Aces Land and Sea: Fuel and oil catalyst
- Speedzone Paint and Bodyworks: Painting and buffing
- Mechanix Wear: Work gloves for build
- Lucas Oil

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