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Today NASCAR fans commemorate the 25th anniversary of the loss of Tim Richmond, who surely would have been one of the sports greatest legends. Tim Richmond died of complications from AIDS in 1989, at a time when there was no known treatment for the disease, and ignorance that fueled bitter intolerance to those infected by HIV, including some NASCAR drivers, teams, owners, and yes, even some of those responsible for the management and ownership of the sport. For the record, Richmond's team owner Rick Hendrick supported Tim all of the way until the end of his career, and eventually the end his life.
If you've ever watched the movie Days Of Thunder, there are so many parallels between the main characters of "Cole Trickle" and Tim Richmond, as well as "Harry Hodges" and the legendary crew chief Harry Hyde. The "50 laps your way, 50 laps my way," and the scene where "Cole" rams a cab in reverse at a hotel are real events from none other Harry and Tim.
I remember building his…
I started the day Sunday with a heavy heart for the loved ones of Kevin Ward Junior, Tony Stewart, and everyone involved with the tragic accident at Canandaigua racing Park and finally settled in to watch the race. I like road course racing, but don't normally find it as exciting as the likes of Bristol, Richmond, New Hampshire, or Martinsville. As you can see, I clearly love short track and flat track racing.
That being said... WOW! This Sunday's race at Watkins Glen had something for every NASCAR fan. We saw a veteran and four time champ move to the front and dominate this race only to have his efforts thwarted by an electronic failure. We saw two very frightening wrecks that took the race into overtime due to full course red flag conditions, where all of the drivers walked away unscathed despite the severity of the wrecks. We saw one of those drivers make very piercing remarks in regards to NASCAR's policies on safety and the tracks "antiquated guardrail system.'" We saw a…
MMD and AmericanMuscle teamed up to custom design Project MMD. Featuring over $30,000 in aftermarket parts and the sleek, modern design MMD is known for, this is a one-of-a-kind Mustang that can serve as the perfect show car or daily driver.
One person will get to drive home from the annual AmericanMuscle Car Showthe largest Mustang only car show on the planetin their newly acquired magazine cover carProject MMD. Not only is this Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords (MM & FF) May 2014 Cover Car, its also the same build that was featured at Forgestars booth for the 2013 SEMA Auto Show. The winner will be selected on 8/4/2014 and will be handed the keys at the AmericanMuscle car show on 8/16/2014.
Video: How Project MMD was built - http://www.americanmuscle.com/project-mmd-2014-mustang-giveaway.html
Sometimes you plan out an entire build before you ever pick up a wrenchthis was not how Project MMD began. This car started out as a way to showcase some of MMDs most popular modifications, but once the opportunity to showcase a car at the 2013 SEMA Auto Show came along, the guys at MMD went back to the drawing board. They commissioned AmericanMuscle to handle the performance aspects of the car while they gave it an appearance overhaul. The end result was a successful appearance at Forgestars SEMA booth and a few neck snapping trips in Las Vegas and the surrounding countryside.
Project MMD was designed and built to be a SEMA car, but that doesnt mean its not a fully functional street machinethe guys at MMD actually drive it around town and to shows. Thats what pegged the interest of the crew over at MM & FF and once they finally saw Project MMD in person at SEMA, they knew they were looking at a cover car.
What began as your run-of-the-mill 2014 Oxford White Premium GT received the perfect synergy of classically inspired styling mixed with a bold, attention demanding modern twist. The car takes inspiration from the late 60s Mustangs, such as the GT350 style spoiler and hood scoop. It also employs more recent aesthetics such as a matte white vinyl wrap and an adjustable air ride suspension that lets you drop the car to the ground when parked or at a show, all while still delivering the performance of coil overs. With the fog light deletes, page was taken from the BOSS 302s playbook, along with the matte black roof decal.
Of the more modern styling, the MMD windshield and side decals offer a stark color contrast while the matte while tail light covers make for a more fluent paint scheme. The rear diffuser is an MMD prototype developed for this car and accounts well for the Ford Racing exhaust dumps.