This Famous P-51 Air Racer's Engine Test Is A Mechanical Thunder Storm

Precious Metal is a staple of the air racing community. The highly modified P-51’s striking yellow and polished paint job and its contra-rotating propellers are features that make it stand out, but the sights and especially sounds of its supped Merlin engine during a test run equates to a visceral crescendo of delight… »8/30/15 3:14pm8/30/15 3:14pm


See WWII Warbirds Buzz The Hell Out Of St. Barth's Scary Little Airport

Saint Barthélemy Airport is widely known as being one of the most extreme airports with regular commercial service in the world. As such, it is an unlikely place to see WWII fighters tearing up the overhead pattern and doing high-speed, ultra low-level flybys, but the Texas Flying Legends did just that back in 2011. »6/29/15 9:59am6/29/15 9:59am

You Can Bid On This Rusty P-51 Mustang For The Price Of A Ford Mustang

That’s right, you can go and bid on this intact 1944 P-51D Mustang that has not flown since the 1970s for same price as an entry level base Ford Mustang! This oxidized example of North American’s legendary WWII fighter has been untouched for over ten years but has been stored out of a elements in a hangar. »5/28/15 7:33pm5/28/15 7:33pm

This Has To Be One Of The Most Exhilarating P-51 Mustang Videos Ever

It's amazing to think that the P-51D Mustang named “Quick Silver” was cobbled together from over 200 different Mustang parts and projects. It just looks too good sitting on the ramp. But no matter how good she looks sitting still, sitting on her horizontal stabilizer during extreme maneuvers, as seen in this awesome… »4/04/15 3:40pm4/04/15 3:40pm

Driving the Past, For the Future of Car Design

This week the Ford Mustang, perhaps America's most culturally influential car, turned 50. Ford Motor Company celebrated the anniversary with commemorative models and publicity stunts, but the company's top two designers had the most fitting tribute: A Michigan-to-NYC road trip in two classic Mustangs. I rode along… »4/18/14 4:30pm4/18/14 4:30pm

2008 Shelby GT500KR Hits The Dyno, Gets 50 More Horses Than Ford Claims

The ponycar fanboys at 5.0 Mustangs and Super Fords took a Shelby GT500KR press car, strapped it down on a Dynapack chassis dyno, hit the gas and recorded a monster 509 HP and 467.7 lb-ft of torque. When you factor in driveline losses, that means the King of the Road is putting out 590 HP and 550 lb-ft. That's… »7/16/08 2:20pm7/16/08 2:20pm

2009 Ford Mustang 45th Anniversary Edition, Revealed Uninspiringly

Turns out when we posted a photo of the 2009 Ford Mustang badge it rung a bell with Jaloper James Kenney, who has a quick eye and an even quicker shutter. This 45th Anniversary Edition 2009 Ford Mustang was sitting in the driveway in a neighborhood (should have put it in the garage). Clearly, Ford is answering our… »5/16/08 1:00pm5/16/08 1:00pm

Unique Performance To Avoid Federal Prosecution, Local Authorities Still Building A Case

An update on the Unique Performance saga, it turns out that the U.S. Attorney's office in Dallas will not be prosecuting Doug Hasty or the company, saying "Even though federal crimes have been committed" they're not going to pursue them. Though they haven't given a reason why, we've got a couple of guesses. The most… »4/14/08 12:30pm4/14/08 12:30pm