Mooresville, NC – Another quick trip down I-40 for Detroit Speed and the Test Cars resulted in another great weekend at LP field for the Goodguys 8th Nashville Nationals. Storms moved through Friday providing a wet start to the show but finished with two days of sunshine and a dry autocross track for some cone carving in the Test Cars.
A ten minute walk from the beautiful downtown Nashville scene saw hundreds of hot rods and thousands of spectators gather for what is quickly becoming one of the most popular shows on the Goodguys circuit. The autocross track was a hit for both spectators and drivers with crowds lining every inch of the fence separating the course from the fans. Detroit Speed co-owner and Pro-Class driver, Kyle Tucker, was out in full force in the DSE 1970 Camaro Test Car. He was eager to take home another 1st place while still taking the time to give interested customers a drive in the car to feel how the Detroit Speed suspension parts work. Detroit Speed Test Car manager and development driver, Matt Butts, was also on the track putting down some numbers in the DSE 1966 Mustang Test Car as well as our good friend Brian Finch and his DSE “Equipped” 1971 Camaro. During a weekend’s worth of racing and with times continually dropping throughout the event, Roger Burman and his DSE Equipped 1970 Camaro finished 1st place in the Pro Class with a blistering 35.55. Congratulations on the win Roger.
This is a date that is always circled when it comes to our yearly event schedule. Goodguys and the city of Nashville are always on top of their game and besides, we get to drive our muscle cars down one of the prettiest stretches of highway in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. We look forward to seeing everyone back again next year!
Mooresville, NC – It was another beautiful weekend in California as Detroit Speed finished out the “West Coast Swing” in Southern California for the Goodguys Del Mar show.
The wonderful weather brought out thousands of spectators and many participants for the show favorite, the Goodguys Autocross. There were a good number of drivers in their DSE Equipped cars running hard on the autocross all weekend long. Of course, as always, Pro Class drivers Kyle and Stacy Tucker were out in the DSE 1966 Mustang Test Car and the 1969 Camaro Test Car. The competition was stiff in the Pro Class with times getting faster each day. Kyle had a good showing in the Mustang and Stacy ran well in the Camaro.
The Editor’s Challenge was exciting, as usual, with 13 editors participating this year. For the Editor’s Challenge, each editor drove three cars in the Challenge and their times were averaged for all three runs. The Detroit Speed Mustang was one of the vehicles used in the Challenge. It was enjoyable for Kyle and Stacy to take a break from the running and watch the editor’s take their turn with the Mustang Test Car and put it through the paces. All the editor’s drove great but it came down to a close run between Chad Reynolds of BangShift.com and Jeff Smith of Car Craft Magazine. In the end, Jeff Smith came out on top of all 13 editors. Congratulations Jeff!
This is a great event that we look forward to coming to year after year. This was also a good opportunity to show our new Mustang product line to many people who had not been able to see it in person.
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The shock tower delete kits for 1964½ - 1970 Mustangs are used to close out the stock inner fender panels after removing the original strut towers. They can be bolted or welded in place, are compatible with stock inner fender panels and are designed to mimic original strut towers for a modern appearance. The delete kit provides clearance for Ford Modular engines and most aftermarket suspension systems and are stamped in the USA from 18 gauge steel.
The DSE Deep 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 Deep Tubs are up to 2 1/2” inches wider than stock, stamped from 18 gauge steel, and made in the USA.
Deep Tubs will significantly reduce the number of hours required for a mini-tub project.
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Mooresville, NC - The DSE Deep 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.
The DSE Deep Tubs will significantly reduce the number of hours required for a mini-tub project. 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 Deep Tubs are up to 2 3/4” inches wider than stock, stamped from 18 gauge steel, and made in the USA.
Mooresville, NC - The Detroit Speed Aluma-Frame all aluminum front suspension system revolutionizes the 1964.5 -1970 Mustangs with its unique cast aluminum cradle. DSE’s exclusive suspension geometry with 6” of travel produces the ultimate in ride quality and handling. Featuring DSE/JRi ‘Detroit Tuned’ coilover shocks and DSE’s own ‘Detroit Tuned’ rack and pinion. The Aluma-Frame also offers DSE’s Speed-LIGN™ (patent pending) caster/camber adjusters to allow a wide range of adjustability to be madeprecisely and quickly without needing any additional components.
The DSE Mustang QUADRALink™ is a great way to upgrade from an original leaf spring suspension. Unlike our competitors, DSE’s exclusive 4-link geometry design is uncompromised to achieve the best possible handling. The DSE “Swivel-Link™” (Patent No.7,398,984) allows the suspension to fully articulate with smooth solid motion with no binding. The best feature is that this is achieved without heim-joints.
Head down to LP field this weekend for the 7th Nashville Nationals. Kyle and Stacy Tucker are bringing the Detroit Speed Mustang along with the other Detroit Speed Test Cars. Come watch them rip through the cones on the autocross. Hope to see you there.