When Vaughn Gittin Jr. approached Air Lift earlier in the year with an upcoming project car, we were more than happy to oblige given his performance background and reputation as one of the world’s best drifters! But Vaughn didn’t just want to achieve the lows associated with air suspension; he wanted PROPER performance that can be used competitively on the road and track. Introducing the ‘Double Down’ Mustang RTR, a project built for SEMA that features dual personalities – aggressive looks when slammed on the ground and superb all-round driving when on the move.
Instead of just fit the kit and unveil the car at SEMA, we wanted Vaughn and the team to get a true feel for Air Lift suspension including just how easy it is to install and setup. Keith Charvonia from Speedhunters.com would be performing and documenting the install process, so Air Lift’s Brian Vinson headed over to give a helping hand and setup the Mustang perfectly for its intended use. Continue reading “TECH: Installing Air Lift on the ‘Double Down’ Mustang RTR” »
We may be approaching the end of 2013 but work never slows down here at Air Lift Performance! We’re hugely excited to now be an official partner of Speedhunters.com, and to kick things off we’ve teamed up with drifting superstar Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his awesome ‘Double Down Mustang RTR’ project…
‘This project came about very organically after I received a call from a friend at Ford who just so happened to take some hot laps in Air Lift’s R&D car at a local track day in Michigan’ Vaughn explains. ‘He was ranting and raving about how it felt. I reached out to Brian at Air Lift via a phone call and after nerding out on all the details of this new technology was very surprised at what they have developed.’ Continue reading “SEMA 2013: Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s Double Down Mustang RTR” »
Earlier this month Air Lift Performance paid a little visit to Delaware Community College for the 5th annual American Muscle Mustang Show, a family-friendly event to celebrate all generations of America’s favorite pony!
Mustang owners don’t need much of an excuse to get together, but the American Muscle Show aims to raise money for a range of good causes including the charity Alex’s Lemonade Stand which helps those children diagnosed with cancer.
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It’s safe to say in the world of American Muscle Cars the Ford Mustang is undoubtedly king! Since 1964 it’s graced our hallowed land with a recipe that’s remained relatively unchanged – a thumping 8-cylinder engine up front delivering power to the rear wheels all wrapped up in a super-sleek body. It’s an unmistakable icon, and as you’d expect it’s picked up quite a following in nearly 70-years of service…
Most car clubs these days hold meets. If it’s a really popular model, that get together might last the entire day. Safe to say it’s a bit different for Mustang owners, who spend a week celebrating all generations and models with the likes of drag racing, show and shine, Autocross and even a dyno shoot-out! Best of all this giant celebration is backed by key sponsors including Ford, Roush and of course Air Lift Performance.
Mustang Week 2013 kicked off on Tuesday 16th July with a meet-n-greet @ Palace Theatre, the perfect opportunity to meet likeminded fans, ask those questions you’ve always wanted to know and generally put names to faces. Wednesday saw hundreds of Mustangs take to the Myrtle Beach Speedway for a spot of Autocross, followed by a dyno and drag shoot-out @ Darlington Dragway on Thursday 18th giving owners the chance to prove their worth and power mods! Continue reading “Air Lift Performance @ Mustang Week 2013” »
There’s a revolution happening in the air suspension industry, and Air Lift Performance is hugely proud to be leading the way. For too many years the world of air ride has been frowned upon when it comes to hitting the track or using a car ‘properly’. Not anymore. In 2013 Air Lift is here to prove that performance isn’t just in our name; it’s what we create with every one of our unique air suspension setups.
So what better way to demonstrate this than by taking part in one of the most-challenging race events out there? Hosted by Grassroots Motorsports – THE hardcore amateur racing magazine – the annual ‘Ultimate Track Car Challenge’ is exactly as the name suggests; the ultimate test of man and machine featuring only the fastest cars and drivers around (including Mad Max Papis, driver in Indycar,Lemans and Nascar and Kevin Conway of Nascar fame). Put simply, if you can prove yourself in this environment, you know your product performs!
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