Our project Fairlane has made a big splash, look for full features on it in your favorite car magazine over the next few months. The Gulf Racing theme was a hit. The car features a 427 Ford FE Big Block, backed by a Tremec TKO-600 transmission. Enjoy the photos below!
10/24/2013 Ontario, California - M&P Speed Shop has just confirmed that the Gulf Racing inspired 1967 Ford Fairlane will be featured as part of the Car Crazy display at the world famous SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Wednesday November 6th, Creative Director of M&P Speed Shop, Michael Satterfield, will be interviewed on Car Crazy TV live at the SEMA show to discuss the project.
The car is one of the most anticipated cars to be unveiled at this years SEMA show, and has already garnered the attention of the automotive press around the world. For more on the project please visit www.mpspeedshop.com or www.thegentlemanracer.com
27 Oct 1974 These photos are from a Formula 5000 race at Riverside International Raceway in 1974, the Riverside Grand Prix. Jame Hunt is pictured on put road and in the pits, he would retire from the race due to mechanical issues with his Eagle 755. Mario Andretti took the win behind the wheel of a Lola T332. Local race fan John Mensinger was in attendance and took these great candid photos.
Tim and the team at Bare Bones Custom Paint & Speed Shop have been working late into the night to get the Gulf Racing Fairlane wrapped up and ready to ship back to California for assembly and the car looks amazing and has come a long way since being pulled out of a backyard in farm country. We can't wait to unveil the complete car at SEMA 2013!
6/28/2013 Ontario, California - Morgan's & Phillip's Speed Apparel™ a licensee of Gulf Oil in the USA has released rendering of their next SEMA show project car. A 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 inspired by the famous Gulf Racing GT40's of the 60's. "It's really our interpretation of what the car might look like had a team of NASCAR guys decided to go road racing in Europe in the 1960's." said Michael Sattterfield the creative director of M&P™.
The car is an all original (and factory powder blue) 1967 Ford Fairlane 500, equipped from the factory with a manual transmission. The car will feature a number of period correct modifications and of course a number of styling cues from the GT40'......
Courtney posing with her new 351W
If you follow the Bullrun you might recognize Courtney and her co-pilot Gina as the Team Mustang Girls from the last few events. Courtney has had her 1965 Ford Mustang for about 6 years and she has done just about all the work on it herself. In fact she has made cars her vocation after impressing a local shop owner that offered her a job.
On the Bullrun Road
She got involved with the Bullrun car rally 3 years ago, the Bullrun it's a 3000 mile journey across USA, each year they pick a different route. Last year was Team Mustang's biggest journey, a road trip from Los Angeles to Portland and back again, on top of that, the girls ...
We just found this farm fresh 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 fastback, and could not pass it up, so we borrowed a trailer loaded it up and hauled it back to the ranch. Mike is working on a rendering right now and we will have a better idea of what it will look like done in a week or two. But the plus part is this car is already a manual transmission car, with no rust, two owners (last once since 1983) been in storage for the better part of 20 years and is the perfect foundation for an amazing project!
We got in touch with Doug Adler the owner of the car. The car was built in 1952 on a Manning 3" tube chassis using 36' Ford Suspension. It's powered by a Mercury Flathead with dual Stromberg carbs, and this car was built to really race. It did 128 MPH with a N/A Flathead at Bonneville and was a fixture at Southern California road course like Laguna Seca and Willow Springs. Doug got the car road legal and licensed for the street in 2006 and has even taken it for some spins around the race tracks.The original driver, J. Bellesiles, is a friend of Doug and at 80+ years of age he still helps him work on the car. Mr. Bellesiles will be back behind the wheel of the race car of his youth schedule at some ...
Photos from The Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show, hosted at and benefiting the Boy's Republic in Chino Hills, California. Dozens of classic sports cars, muscle cars, vintage race cars, and motorcycles showed up to raise funds for the boyhood home of legend Steve McQueen. Sponsored by M&P Speed Shop. This years theme was The Great Escape.
In 1966, Shelby American sent a green GT350 to the Italian stylist Zagato in Milan. The car was a standard GT350 with a 4 speed transmission and over-ride traction bars. Zagato did extensive restyling the most dramatic of which is the wrap around rear windshield. The after the modifications were made, what happened to the car was a mystery.
The car was never returned to the US and was found in a junkyard in 1974, the car then went on to become an armature race car until the late 80's when it was sold to the current owner who wishes to remain anonymous. It does pop-up from time to time at classic car shows in Europe, but it is a rare site.