All-purpose "street cars," and their various degrees or levels of badness, have been the subject of many discussions, arguments, and occasionally, full-on brawls, for as long as any of us can probably imagine.
For folks like us, Ford Mustangs...more specifically Mustangs that were built between the years 1979 and 2009, are the baddest of the bad. That's how it is, you can't tell us anything different. Understandably, though, enthusiasts who like other makes and models of cars feel the same way we do.
If you think your Pony is the baddest-of-the-bad, all-around street machines, the folks at Castrol Syntec are giving you, and lovers of other rides, a great opportunity to prove it. 5.0 Mustang and Super Fords needs your Mustangs! We've been asked to select a Mustang to compete against cars chosen by the editors of other Source Interlink Media automotive titles, in the Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge.
What is the Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge? I'll tell you after the jump...
The Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge is a hard-core endurance test sponsored by Castro Syntec, that pits vehicles selected by the editors of 5.0, Eurotuner, Import Tuner, Honda Tuning, Modified, Lowrider and Super Street magazines, in a head-to-head competition to determine who has the ultimate car setup.
Registered and insured, street vehicles will be tested in the following categories: Lap times during a 20-minute road-course session; quarter-mile e.t and quarter-mile speed; rear-wheel horsepower measured on a chassis dyno; power-to-weight ratio; emissions; acceleration from 0-60 mph; braking from 80-0 mph; endurance during a drive from Los Angeles to Buttonwillow Raceway, and vehicle cost. Any fuel can be used, but only Castrol oil (any weight you specify) can be used in all the engines of the cars that are competing.
Do you think your Mustang has what it takes to win? Do you think you'd like to give it a shot? Have you "always wanted to get your 'Stang in the magazine?" Do you think there isn't anything at stake other than bragging rights? Well, the bragging rights are priceless, but, the overall winner of the Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge stands to win ten-THOUSAND dollars in prize money as well!
Hopefully this info will motivate you enough to jump on the event's official Web site (www.SyntecTopCarChallenge.com) and enter. Registration involves filling out a simple form and submitting it along with a few good photos of your Mustang.
C'mon, 'Stangbangers! Give us some good Mustangs to choose from. Jump on the Web site and register TODAY, and be sure to check out the contest's Web site (www.SyntecTopCarChallenge.com) on May 5th, for a look at some of the entries that have been submitted.