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Sanderson Ford and Roush Performance Team Up To Raise Money For Military Assistance Mission

Sanderson Ford is at it again and this time, they are teaming up with Roush Performance for a double dose of American muscle in the form of the “Jack Roush Tribute” Mustang.  To be sold at the Barret-Jackson Auction, this Mustang has a very special purpose.

With the final auction price totaling to $175,000, not only will the proud owner have the 50th Anniversary Mustang AND the 30th Anniversary of Jack Roush’s Champion Motorcraft Mustang all in one, but 100% of the proceeds will be going to benefit the Military Assistance Mission (MAM).  MAM is an organization that “serves local Arizona military, their families, and wounded heroes with financial and morale aide”, as stated by the MAM CEO, Margy Bons.

Margy Bons started MAM in honor of her son, Michael Adam Marzano, who fought and died for our country in Iraq.

The 2015 Ford Mustang was donated by Sanderson Ford and made into what it is by the Roush Performance team.  With a Phase 2 Roush-charged 5.0-liter V8 power plant that boasts an incredible 727hp, courtesy of Roush Performance’s R2300 TVS supercharger, this Mustang has more horsepower per liter than any other American muscle care on the market.

And the fun doesn’t stop there!  The white exterior keeps it classy while the red interior gives it a dangerous feel.  Want to not only be the envy of all of your friends, but also help a great cause?  You’ve come to the right place!

2015 "Jack Roush Tribute" Mustang - Military Assistance Mission

Next-Generation Mustang Arriving 2020

It’s hard to become the best of the best, but Ford has managed to overcome obstacle after obstacle with its muscle car. Now the automaker is looking to revamp the iconic pony car less than a year after its latest redesign. Originally set to debut in 2022, the next-generation Ford Mustang is being pushed up to 2020.

The latest Mustang wasn’t redesigned too long ago, and a 2016 model currently starts at just over $24,000. Featuring better fuel economy and more power, the Mustang received an abundance praise from critics like Edmunds.

“Ford Mustang continues to distinguish itself as a muscle car with genuine crossover appeal,” the review stated. Receiving four and a half out of five stars, the Mustang is seemingly a hit. That begs the bigger question. Why a redesign so soon?

Unfortunately, no one seems to have an answer. Current speculation suggest fuel economy, emissions, or safety standards could be the culprit.

The report comes from an accounting and consulting group by the name of UHY Hacker Young. According to the report, the next-generation Mustang will begin production in May 2020. The current Mustang will cease produce in April that same year.

We here at Sanderson Ford are waiting on the edge of our seats for more information on the next-gen Mustang!

Next-Generation Mustang

Ford to Auction Off Custom Charity Mustang for American Cancer Society

The Ford Mustang is a staple of the American automotive industry, with a reasonable price tag for a powerful muscle car. But how much money would you spend on a custom 2016 Shelby GT350R Mustang? What if the proceeds would go to American Cancer Society?

Someone answered this question at the end of last month, as Ford auctioned off a custom Mustang at the Cattle Baron’s Ball Auction. Not only is this vehicle a one of a kind, but also, few other Mustangs can claim their worth in charity dollars.

This unique, custom charity Mustang is white, with a sleek, dark stripe running across it, from nose to tail. While it has signature Mustang style, it will certainly stand out among all other Mustang models.

What do you think? How high is too high for a custom Mustang, especially one that’s making money for charity? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and if you’re interested in a somewhat less specific model (at a much lower price tag), visit us at Sanderson Ford.

Custom Charity Mustang

Ford Auctions Off Ford Mustang Apollo Edition

In July of this year, we got some incredible views of Pluto. Now, Ford is making its own contribution to the final frontier with the Ford Mustang Apollo Edition.

According to a press release from Ford, the American Automaker created the Ford Mustang Apollo Edition to celebrate the Apollo Moon Missions.

The Mustang has been designed to resemble the rockets that carried the brave astronauts out into the vast unknown. The interior also reflects the spirit of innovation, with unique amenities and features inside.

The modifications were performed by MAD Industries, led by designer Chris Magnum.

This one-of-a-kind Mustang was auctioned off at the Gathering of Eagles Charity event on July 23. All proceeds benefit the Experimental Aircraft Associations youth program, the Young Eagles.

Ford has auctioned off an exclusive Mustang to support the Young Eagles for eight years in a row now.

“Ford has been a committed sponsor of EAA and AirVenture for more than 15 years – bringing incredible value to those who make Oshkosh the highlight of their aviation year,” said Jack Pelton, EAA chairman of the board, in the press release. “With its eighth Mustang donation, Ford continues to excite with its specialty vehicles, which reflect the depth of the company’s commitment and which allow EAA to provide support to its valuable programs and dedicated members in helping us grow the next generation of aviators.”

Here at Sanderson Ford, it makes us proud to represent an automaker so dedicated to the future of aviation.

Ford Mustang Apollo Edition

Mustang Ranked Higher Than Batman and Superman in Most Popular Passwords

It’s always amusing (and slightly worrying) to see the awful kinds of passwords people choose to protect themselves. Passwords should be difficult to guess and, ideally, completely random.

Instead, many people still resort to passwords based on simple patterns on the keyboard, like “123456” and “qwerty,” their favorite sports team, or just generic things they like.

Every year, SplashData releases a list of the 25 most common passwords found on the Internet, which, by nature of having been found, makes them the 25 worst passwords.

This year’s list features the usual nonsense at the top. Various combinations of the numbers 1-9 (in order!) and passwords like “password” and “baseball.” What caught our eye at Sanderson Ford was the #16 worst password: “mustang.”

Now, don’t get us wrong, the Mustang is a great car, but it doesn’t make for a great password. But we have to admit we’re somewhat pleased that so many people like the car that they’d think of it when protecting their data—even before thinking of iconic superheroes like Superman and Batman, which were ranked 21st and 24th, respectively.

Having said that, we here at Sanderson Ford would like to implore you to please stop using “mustang” as a password. Your privacy is important!

most popular passwords

Ford Has No Plans for Aluminum Cars

Despite the wild success of Ford’s new aluminum F-150, the automaker says it currently has no plans to expand its production of aluminum cars. While aluminum has the ability to significantly increase fuel efficiency, the benefits just don’t outweigh the costs for models outside of the F-150.

“One of the big benefits you get from lightweighting on trucks is you give customers more capability that they want,” Ford America President Joseph Hinrichs explained to digitaltrends.com.

“You can tow more, you can haul more, you can do more of those things by taking the weight out. You don’t get those same benefits to a consumer on a car side,” he continued. “So truck buyers will pay for more capability. Car buyers will pay for better fuel economy, but there’s other ways to get fuel economy in a car.”

Ford says that building the F-150 with an aluminum construction also made sense because of the sheer volume of F-150 units sold. Aluminum isn’t cheap, but America’s best-selling vehicle brings in enough sales to help mitigate the high cost of military-grade alloys. No other vehicle in Ford’s lineup (or any lineup for that matter) brings in the kind of sales that the F-150 does.

For now, Ford’s EcoBoost engines, active grille shutter technology, and aerodynamic designs add to its cars’ efficiency enough to keep them competitive. Additionally, Ford has used aluminum parts on the newest Mustang’s fender and hood – so the automaker isn’t ruling out aluminum altogether.

Hinrichs points out that if the industry finds a way to reduce costs associated with aluminum construction, we’ll eventually see more vehicles using the lightweight material.

Stop by Sanderson Ford today to check out the 2015 F-150 and Mustang!

aluminum cars

Ford Prepares to Auction New Shelby GT350 Mustang

For those Mustang-lovers counting down the days until they can get their hands on the new Shelby GT350 Mustang, count no more—the time is here. Ford recently announced that it is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary Shelby by auctioning off the first production unit of the next-generation car. The auction will occur at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 17, 2015.

“The all-new Shelby GT350 is a thrilling, world-class car,” said Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford. “From the all-new independent suspension—a first for a Shelby, to the powerful engine and superb brakes, this car is simply amazing. Just as the Shelby GT350 did in 1965, we expect this new-generation pony car to demonstrate Ford Motor Company continues to lead the world in innovation and performance.”

The winner of the GT350 will be able to choose from a variety of colors and packages, giving them the ability to create a unique, performance-oriented pony car. The GT350 uses the first production V8 from Ford for power. The 5.2-liter engine churns out more than 500 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.

For more information about the 2015 Shelby GT350 Mustang, contact Sanderson Ford today or visit the Barrett-Jackson website.

new Shelby GT350 Mustang

A Sampling of Some Great Gifts For Mustang Lovers This Holiday

The holidays are right around the corner, and so it’s time to start considering what you’re going to stuff underneath the tree. If you have a lover of all things Mustang, then 2014 might just be about the easiest shopping season you’ll encounter. Thanks to the launch of the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang and the 50th anniversary of the Mustang’s birth, Ford’s got plenty of great gifts to consider.

Here are three of our very favorite:

  • Mustang – The First 50 Years Two-Disc DVD Set ($19.99) – this is the most comprehensive documentary you are ever going to find on the Mustang, starting all the way back before the launch of the Mustang in 1964 and riding right up through the reveal of the 2015 Mustang GT at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Perfect for cozying up on the couch on a cold day.
  • Ford Mustang Pub Sign ($39.95) – Could your garage use a bit more horsepower? How about your home bar or your man cave/lady labyrinth? Then this contour cut pub sign is exactly what you need to wear the Mustang pride that you already wear proudly on your sleeve just as proudly on your wall.
  • 1:24 1999 Ford SVT Cobra Die-cast – Red ($14.99) – The SVT Cobra was one of the absolute best Mustangs on the market—one of the reasons we were so excited when Ford revived the name at SEMA a few weeks back—and this 1:24 replica is just about the closest thing you can get to the real thing.

While there are certainly a ton of goodies to choose from at Ford’s online Mustang storefront and the Mustang 50 Years Collection, there is really only one gift that tops the list: the 2015 Ford Mustang. We’ve got them in stock right here at Sanderson Ford, so stop in and make a Mustang fan’s season the brightest there’s ever been.

great gifts for Mustang lovers

Carroll Shelby Step Aside: Introducing the 2015 Mustang King Cobra

If you’re a car enthusiast then there’s no question you get a little excited every time you hear the word “Cobra”. Representing the epitome of auto-tuning, the Cobra models boast performance and styling like no other cars on the road. So when Ford announces they’ll be introducing a new “King Cobra,” you know you’re in for something incredible.

According to Ford, the new 2015 Mustang King Cobra features an unparalleled parts package; modifying drag, handling, and the power source under the hood. That means a completely redesigned Mustang, built for both the street and the drag-strip.

“At Ford Racing, we like to push cars to their absolute limit,” said Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing. “This is something we have been doing for 113 years and why we were so excited to get our hands on the all-new, 2015 Mustang.”

Harkening back to the first King Cobra model built by Carroll Shelby in 1963, the 2015 King Cobra is an engineering marvel. A 2.3-liter Twin Vortices Series supercharger adds incredible power, coming with an additional intake manifold, fuel-injectors, and an intercooler system, among other things. The suspension can be completely modified, as well as the frame and exterior shell.

To check out the new 2015 Ford Mustang, which can be modified to become a King Cobra, stop by Sanderson Ford.

2015 Mustang King Cobra

The Ford ICON50 Campaign Captures the Spirit of Adventure

A 50th birthday is a momentous occasion, marking half a century of accomplishments. You’re probably wondering, so whose birthday is it? It’s the iconic Mustang’s! That’s why the Ford ICON50 Campaign is being launched, in order to celebrate the 50 years of influence the Mustang has had.

Here at Sanderson Ford we recognize the prominence of the Mustang, especially because it has inspired whole generations of cars which followed its unveiling in 1964. It represents both freedom and adventure, something Ford is striving to revitalize in America. According to a recent survey, 42% of Americans can’t remember the last time they tried something new. Ford can change that.

“For five decades, Mustang has represented some of the best of American popular culture, inspiring a feeling of freedom, independence and adventure,” said Jim Farley, Ford executive VP of Marketing, Sales and Service. “We are excited to celebrate the iconic Mustang and encourage fans to embrace its spirit of adventure and try new cultural experiences.”

The Ford ICON50 Campaign aims at helping people capture excitement. For a chance to experience the adventure the Mustang embodies, stop by Sanderson Ford for a test drive today.

Ford ICON50 Campaign

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