Detroit Speed prefers TIG Welding for Body Panels

Mark McDonald and Aaron Ellenbaum of Detroit Speed & Engineering explain why they prefer to TIG weld body panels using the Dynasty 280 TIG welder and the Dynasty 200DX TIG welder. Benefits of TIG welding the panels include less warpage, less cleanup and the ability to control the heat. For more racing, customizing and restoring tips, visit

Driven Racing Oil Seminar at Detroit Speed

Come out to Detroit Speed Thursday, May 8th to see Ed Preston from Driven Racing Oil discuss “The Truth About Oil” & “Ethanol Hates Carburetors.” The evening kicks off at 6:00 PM with food and drinks followed by the seminar at 6:30 PM. We hope to see you there!

• Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Detroit Speed
• Food and drinks at 6:00 pm
• Seminar starting at 6:30 pm
• 10% discount on any Driven product purchased that evening

185 McKenzie Rd.
Mooresville, NC
704.662.3272driven oil

What a weekend for Mustang 50th at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Mooresville, NC - As quickly as it came, the Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration is already in our rear view mirror, but not before leaving a mark. The Mustang 50th kicked off Wednesday night at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and ran through the closing ceremonies Sunday afternoon. It was a fantastic event put on by the Mustang Club of America and had a little something for everyone.

Thursday morning kicked the festivities into high gear with the Opening Ceremonies. Soon after that, the track fired up with virtually every year Mustang you could imagine. The Ford Racing School was also there giving rides around the track for anyone who lined up, needless to say, that line was long all weekend.

By Friday hundreds upon hundreds of Mustangs lined the infield while others sped around it on the track. The DSE 1966 Mustang Test Car was also out on the track with BFGoodrich Tires all afternoon as Detroit Speed’s Kyle Tucker made numerous passes giving customers a chance to sit in the passenger seat and get a taste of high speed on the high banks of Charlotte. Late Friday afternoon the clouds came out and sat over Charlotte the entire evening and throughout Saturday. The rain didn’t stop anybody from putting in laps, maybe a bit slower than Friday, but they will still out there.

Saturday also gave the spectators a special treat, Ford Mustang icons, Neil Ressler, Gale Halderman, Art Hyde and John Clor all sat down for an afternoon Q & A on the Mustang.

For all the rain Saturday, Sunday brought out abundant sunshine and beautiful weather for the Easter finish to the celebration. Following a sunrise service at 8:00 AM the action kicked back up on the track and continued through the afternoon. We had a fantastic time at the celebration and were very thankful to be a part of it. Many thanks to the great people at the Mustang Club of America for putting on such a fun and exciting event. Here’s to 50 more years of the Mustang!

See pictures from the event here.

Detroit Speed Mini Tubs for 1964.5-1970 Mustang   The Detroit Speed Mini-Tubs are inner wheel housings designed to accommodate wider tire and wheel packages, including tires as wide as 315mm for the 1964½ – 1968 Mustang and 335mm for the 1969 – 1970 #Mustang. They are designed for a perfect fit, retain a stock appearance, and are available exclusively through Detroit Speed, Inc. The Mustang Deep Tubs come with a replacement framerail section and doubler reinforcement plates to accommodate a wider rear tire. The Mini-Tubs are up to 2 1/2” inches wider than stock, stamp040405-001-lged from 18 gauge steel, and made in the USA.

CBS Promo Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 show

Check out this promo for the Score International San Felipe 250 that will air on CBS Sports Network Sunday, April 20th,  2014.  9 p.m. ET.

Find your local channel here:  The show will air 6 TIMES on CBS!
Sunday, April 20th @ 9 pm EST / 6 pm PST PREMIER
Sunday, April 20th @ 2 am EST / 11 pm PST
Monday, April 21st @ 5 am EST / 2 am PST
Monday, April 21st @ 4 pm EST / 1 pm PST
Sunday, April 27th @ 9 am EST / 6 am PST
Sunday, April 27th @ 10 pm EST / 7 pm PST



Celebrate the 50th Birthday of One of America’s Most Iconic Muscle Cars

Help Detroit Speed Celebrate the 50th Birthday of One of America’s Most Iconic Muscle Cars, the Ford Mustang at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Come out and join @DetroitSpeed April 16th – 20th for a celebration of epic proportions. Two cities, Las Vegas and Charlotte will be hosting one of America’s grandest birthday parties for one of America’s grandest muscle cars, the Ford Mustang. We will be on hand with our hauler each day accompanied by our 1965 and 1966 Mustang Test cars, our 2008 Mustang Challenge Car, along with our own line of Mustang parts. Festivities will kick off Wednesday with vendors and exhibits arriving as pony drives and members make their way to Charlotte Motor Speedway.  See details of the events here….
Wednesday, April 16th (2PM – 5PM)
• Pony Drives Arrive

Thursday, April 17th (8AM – 5PM)
• Actual Birthday of the Mustang ( April 17th, 1964)
• Mustang Club of America’s Opening Ceremonies
• Ride and Drives and Hot Laps
• Car and Vendor Displays
• Special Exhibits

Friday, April 18th (8AM – 5PM)
• Ride and Drives and Hot Laps
• Car and Vendor Displays
• Special Exhibits
• Mustang Club of America Dinner (after show)

Saturday, April 19th (8AM – 5PM)
• Ride and Drives and Hot Laps
• Car and Vendor Displays
• Special Exhibits
• Banquet with Guest Speakers and Entertainment (after show)

Sunday, April 20th (8AM – 2PM)
• Easter Sunday Sunrise Services
• Car and Vendor Displays
• Special Exhibits
• Parade Laps
• Photo Opportunities
• Closing Ceremonies

Don’t miss out on the once in a lifetime chance to be here and to help us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mustang. We hope to see you out there!

Check out the Detroit Speed Test Cars here:

See the DSE 1966 Mustang Test Car build pictures here.
See the DSE 2008 Mustang Challenge Car pictures here.
@BFGoodrichTires  #MustangCelebration #FordSocial #Mustang #Ford



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