AmericanMuscle.com Hosts 3,000 Mustangs At 7th Annual Car Show, Unveils Make-a-Wish Dream Car
Show program included presentation of Make-a-Wish Mustang to Michigan teen, Giveaway of famed 'MMD by Foose' 2015 Mustang GT
Aug 17, 2015, 05:43 ET
MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 15th, AmericanMuscle.com, a leader in aftermarket Ford Mustang parts, hosted its 7th Annual AmericanMuscle Car Show. At the show's site (Maple Grove Raceway, 30 Stauffer Park Lane, Mohnton, PA), founders Andrew and Steve Voudouris welcomed more than 10,000 Mustang Enthusiasts and 3,000 Mustangs from across the United States and Canada to the largest annual Mustang-only car show in the Nation. Throughout the day, attendees experienced burnout competitions, exhibition races and performance challenges, while raising money for this year's charity of choice: the Make-a-Wish Foundation. At the show, fans and automobile aficionados also welcomed legendary industry executive Steve Saleen and renowned vehicle designer Chip Foose, who declared the sweepstakes winner of the supercharged MMD by Foose 2015 Mustang.
"In its seventh year of existence, we're proud to report that – in every way – the 2015 AmericanMuscle Car Show was the largest and most exciting we've ever hosted," said Steve Voudouris, founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Turn 5, Inc. "Through our continued focus on giving back to the community and our relationship with Make-a-Wish, we've changed a young man's life forever. Our team did an amazing job working with Johnathan to make his wish come true. When we pulled the cover off of his Mustang, his reaction and gratitude made our team's effort more than worthwhile."
Through partnership with Make-a-Wish – Michigan and Pennsylvania, AmericanMuscle worked with 18-year-old Johnathan Mullins of Portage, Michigan to grant his wish for the Malvern, Pa.-based company to turn his 2000 V6 into his dream car. Before the restoration process began, AmericanMuscle's designers video-chatted with Johnathan for countless hours to ensure that every detail that he described would be reflected in the final product. After the company's experts presented him with sketches, edits were integrated, plans were finalized and the AmericanMuscle team began to transform Johnathan's car into the vehicle presented at the show. A portion of the proceeds from the event were also presented to Make-a-Wish's Philadelphia chapter. Overall, Andrew and Steve Voudouris and their team amassed more than $55,000 in contributions for the national nonprofit organization.
After the Make-a-Wish festivities portion of the AmericanMuscle Car Show program, designer and fabricator Chip Foose named Brad Brallier of New Horizons, Pa. the winner of the 810-horsepower, 5.0L V8 MMD by Foose 2015 Mustang GT. The car features a Bama Supercharger Package engine (powered by a Whipple 2.9L) and is outfitted with numerous Modern Muscle Design (MMD) products. MMD is the highest quality provider of next-generation Mustang modification parts and is only available at AmericanMuscle.com. In May, the vehicle was first released to the public and widely lauded by industry experts.
For more information about AmericanMuscle and Johnathan's story, please visit www.AmericanMuscle.com/make-a-wish-johnathan.html and, for additional photos and video from this year's event, see the Dropbox link here.
About Turn 5, Inc.:
Founded in 2001, Turn 5, Inc. is a Malvern, Pa.-based holding company for the ecommerce sites AmericanMuscle.com and ExtremeTerrain.com, which connect customers with industry-leading automobile modification parts. AmericanMuscle.com specializes in the Ford Mustang and offers a wide range of products including everything from a supercharger or new set of wheels to a decals and emblems. ExtremeTerrain.com brings customers the best Jeep Wrangler aftermarket parts and accessories available and was originally founded as an outlet for Jeep enthusiasts to seek advice from like-minded people. Under the leadership of Andrew and Steve Voudouris, Turn 5 has also received national recognition. Since 2009, the company has been honored with 13 customer service and growth awards, including Entrepreneur Magazine's "Hot 500 Award"; Inc. Magazine's "Top 100 Retail Companies"; and Bizrate.com's Platinum Award for Customer Service Excellence." The federal government has also acknowledged Andrew and Steve Voudouris for their leadership; the brothers were awarded the Small Business Administration's "Young Entrepreneur's Award."
About Foose Design Inc.:
Founded in 1998, Foose Design is an automotive and product development company directed by legendary designer and fabricator Chip Foose. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, Calif., the company specializes in illustration, graphics, ideation model making, surfacing and the complete construction of automobiles and automobile-related products, including its unique line of Foose Design wheels. Its products and creative services are available to private individuals, television and film companies and automotive manufacturers. Visit the company Web site at http://www.chipfoose.com for more information.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 27,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 37 minutes. It has granted more than 254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,200 in 2014 alone.
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