Saleen Debuts the 2024 800hp 302 Black Label Mustang at MCA 60th Anniversary

Saleen Debuts the 2024 800hp 302 Black Label Mustang at MCA 60th Anniversary

Saleen Debuts the 2024 800hp 302 Black Label Mustang at MCA 60th Anniversary

Celebrating 40 Years of Saleen and 60 Years of Mustang

Saleen Automotive, the Southern California vehicle manufacturer founded by legendary racing driver and manufacturer, Steve Saleen, unveiled its 2024 302 Black Label at the MCA 60th Mustang Anniversary at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, April 6

The 302 Black Label is the top of the line model in the 302 family, and with 800 supercharged ponies it has the power to back up its aggressive look.

The Black Label features an all new Saleen developed air management system. Starting with the sculpted hood, a center vent extracts high pressure air and engine heat, while recessed side vents release high pressure from the wheel area. The new hood integrates seamlessly into the front fascia that provides additional down force, and has fully functional brake cooling ducts.

All new side skirts, a rear fascia with integrated diffuser, and a Saleen rear wing that provides additional downforce and balance, round out this new aerodynamic package.

Paying homage to some of the classic Saleens, the Black Label also features a center exhaust exit. This particular Black Label is finished in Speedlab Beryllium, one of 14 proprietary Saleen Speedlab colors available.

As with all 2024 Saleen 302 models, an instrument surround frames the new LED screens, creating a more integrated and flowing look. A passenger grab handle further compliments the overall aesthetic and functionality.  All Black Labels feature custom Saleen Sport Seating with Alcantara and color matched stitching.

“I’m proud to say that our new 800 horsepower Black Label is our most comprehensive 302 model to date. We’ve spent a lot of time not only developing the look, but making it functional as well,” said Steve Saleen. “In addition to what you see here, we will also be offering some exciting options such as a multi-chambered titanium exhaust that produces an F1 inspired sound, and a sequential transmission in the near future.”

All 302 Black Labels come with a Gen 5 Racecraft® suspension, Saleen brakes, and Saleen wheels and tires. Starting MSRP is $108,990.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE

High-resolution images are available here:

https://saleen.com/PR/2024_800HP_302_Black_Label.zip

 

ABOUT SALEEN

Founded in 1983, Saleen Automotive has been designing and manufacturing high performance vehicles for over 40 years  Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience, and this California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.

From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000, company founder Steve Saleen has continually moved the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on the street and racetrack. In addition to its distinctive Saleen Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance.

Saleen Debuts its 2024 745hp 302 Yellow Label Mustang at NADA

Saleen Debuts its 2024 745hp 302 Yellow Label Mustang at NADA

Saleen Debuts its 2024 745hp 302 Yellow Label Mustang at NADA

 

Saleen Automotive, the Southern California vehicle manufacturer founded by legendary racing driver and manufacturer, Steve Saleen, unveiled its 2024 302 Yellow Label at this year’s 2024 NADA show in Las Vegas. The vehicle was shown at the EZ360 Exhibitor Booth, #5313 at the  Las Vegas Convention Center, February 2–4.

The 302 Yellow Label is part the Saleen 302 line. While aesthetically similar to the White Label, under the hood is big change. The entry level White Label is no slouch with 510hp, but the Yellow Label increases this almost 50% to a tire shredding 745hp via a supercharger.

The Yellow Label features improved vehicle air management with an entirely new front fascia that incorporates an aerodynamic splitter integrated into the high down force air dam. A revised hood vent allows additional escape of hot engine air from the 745hp powerplant, and a Saleen wing in the back provides needed downforce and balance.

As with all 2024 Saleen 302 models, an instrument surround frames the new LED screens, creating a more integrated and flowing look. A passenger grab handle further compliments the overall aesthetic and functionality.

“This 302 Yellow Label puts the Power in the Hands of a Few at a very reasonable entry price,” said Steve Saleen. “Where else can you get a very useable, 745 horsepower vehicle with great handling and appearance for about $80,000.”

A Gen 5 Racecraft® suspension, Saleen brakes, and Saleen wheels and tires round out the 302 Yellow Label.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE

High-resolution images are available here:

https://saleen.com/PR/2024_SALEEN_302YL_PR.zip

 

ABOUT SALEEN

Founded in 1983, Saleen Automotive has been designing and manufacturing high performance vehicles for over 40 years  Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience, and this California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.

From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000, company founder Steve Saleen has continually moved the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on the street and racetrack. In addition to its distinctive Saleen Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance

Saleen Unveils its 2024 302 White Label Mustang @ Lemay Automobile Museum

Saleen Unveils its 2024 302 White Label Mustang @ Lemay Automobile Museum

Saleen Unveils its 2024 302 White Label Mustang @ Lemay Automobile Museum

40 Years of Manufacturing Legendary Vehicles

Saleen Automotive, the Southern California vehicle manufacturer founded by legendary racing driver and vehicle builder, Steve Saleen, debuted its 2024 302 White Label model at the LeMay Automobile Museum in Tacoma, WA, on November 16, 2023.
Dimension wise the 2024 model is quite similar to the outgoing 2023 model, but this is where the similarity ends. Saleen improved the vehicle air flow with an entirely new front fascia that incorporates an aerodynamic splitter integrated into the high down force air damn. A revised hood vent allows additional escape of hot engine air, while a Saleen wing in the back provides needed downforce.

A newly designed axial grille, and other Saleen body accents make it truly unique, yet functional. Under the hood, Saleen has increased the naturally aspirated horsepower from 480 to 510hp, while still maintaining original fuel economy and easy drivability. Inside a Saleen instrument binnacle frames the new LED screens, creating a more integrated and flowing look. A functional passenger grab handle further compliments the overall aesthetic.
“This 302 White Label (2024) is the most comprehensive design ever for our 302 White Label. There is a lot to like about the new S650 platform,” said Steve Saleen. “Much has been said about this model, and we addressed it. We are quite proud of the end result.”
A Gen 5 Racecraft® suspension, Saleen brakes, and new wheels and tires round out the 302 White Label, MSRP starts at $61,990.
Founded in 1983, Saleen Automotive has been designing and manufacturing high performance vehicles for 40 years. The 2024 302 White Label is Saleen’s entry level vehicle in the 302 model line, followed by the mid level 745hp Yellow Label, and the top of the line 800hp Black Label.

EDITOR’S NOTE

High-resolution images are available here: https://saleen.com/PR/2024_SALEEN_302WL_PR.zip

ABOUT SALEEN

Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For 40 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through highperforming vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.
From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000, company founder Steve Saleen has continually moved the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on the street and racetrack. In addition to its distinctive Saleen
Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance. Learn more at saleen.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Greg Stacy – Saleen (gregS@saleen.com)

Saleen Will Debut its Black Label Sportuck at SEMA 2023

Saleen Will Debut its Black Label Sportuck at SEMA 2023

Saleen Will Debut its Black Label Sportuck at SEMA 2023

Partners with EZ360 Automated 4K Photo Studios and Software

Saleen Automotive, the Southern California vehicle manufacturer founded by legendary racing driver and manufacturer, Steve Saleen, will debut its Single Cab Black Label Sportruck at this year’s 2023 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The Sportruck will be shown at the EZ360 Exhibitor Booth, #11717 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Oct 31–Nov 3.

The EZ360 booth will feature a full Photo Studio with the Saleen Sportruck on the EZTurn 18’ HD Turntable.  Booth visitors can see what their dealer web site pictures will look like live with automated photo 4K supersizing and background replacement (BGR).

Saleen is no stranger to high performance trucks. Steve raced in the SCCA “Race Truck Challenge” and would go onto win the Driver’s Championship title and Manufacturers’ Championship title for Ford.

Saleen breathes some serious firepower into the base 5.0 liter F150 truck. Sporting a supercharged V8, the Black Label raises the base horsepower from 400 to 775hp, this is almost a 100% increase in power! The Sportruck also features Saleen aerodynamic bodywork, Racecraft® suspension, Saleen brakes, and Saleen leather interior. In addition to the performance upgrades, this Sportruck is also finished in an eye popping, custom paint scheme of green and blue, paying homage to the livery of a Saleen S1 race car.

“Making a truck go fast is relatively easy… just add horsepower,” says Saleen. “But to make it handle, brake, and drive with sportscar prowess takes a lot of development and testing. Our Black Label Sportruck not only raises the bar on appearance, but also takes performance to the next level. Like all of our products, sportscar DNA runs through the soul of the Sportruck.”

Founded in 1983, Saleen Automotive celebrates  40 years of business with its SA-40 302, and continues its performance heritage by literally putting Sport into a truck with the all-new Saleen Black Label Sportruck.

 

MSRP starts at at $101,990 for a 2024 supercharged Black Label Sportruck.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE

High-resolution images are available here:

https://www.saleen.com/PR/SALEEN_SEMA23_SPORTRUCK_PICS.zip

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Saleen – Greg Stacy (gregS@saleen.com)

EZ360 Marc Freedman (marcf@ez360.tv)

Steve Saleen Wins Latest Race- Driving the New S1

Steve Saleen Wins Latest Race- Driving the New S1

Steve Saleen Wins Latest Race- Driving the New S1

50 Years Ago, Saleen Entered and Won His First Race Driving a Mustang

Steve Saleen, founder of Saleen Automotive, wins at the Sovren Historics in a Saleen S1. Saleen founded the Southern California vehicle manufacturing company in 1983 and built a brand name for himself based on his transformation of the Ford Mustang. Saleen would go on to produce his own automobiles, and his mid-engine S1 is the latest in his line-up of Saleen Original vehicles.

“I was invited as the guest celebrity to the Sovern Historics at Pacific Raceways, but had no intention of actually racing,” said Saleen. “We brought an S1 racecar to the track to give ride-along charity laps, with all proceeds going toward XXX charity. After seeing the S1 on the track, the race organizers asked if I’d like to compete in their premiere Large Bore class that consists of the higher horsepower cars and I said sure.”

The competition in this class consisted of a combination of vintage race cars and the latest vehicles, including a current generation GT4 Mustang. This Mustang was built specifically for racing by Multimatic and piloted by the track hot-shoe instructor, Rob Sholl. The S1 with Steve Saleen behind the wheel beat the GT4 Mustang, and also set the fastest lap of the day.

Steve is part of exclusive league of automotive icons that actually races his own designs. Dan Gurney, Bruce McLaren, and Jim Hall all drove their own purpose-built race cars, but Saleen is the only who has done this with a race car based off his own street car design.

Powered by a 450hp turbo-charged, 2.2L, 4 cylinder, and weighing only 2700lbs, the S1 was designed as a “True Driver’s Vehicle.” It combines state of the art engineering, aerodynamics, and a mid-engine platform, all wrapped in a sexy body that will go head to head with Porsche, Ferrari, and other premium marques.

Racing the S1 supports Saleen’s mantra of “Race Proven Performance for the Street” as it enters its final phases of testing and development. To ensure the S1 passes full certification and enters production, Saleen Automotive is currently in a stock offering to the general public.

MEDIA CONTACT

Greg Stacy – Saleen (gregS@saleen.com)

 

 Sneak Peek at Saleen’s 2024 302!

 Sneak Peek at Saleen’s 2024 302!


Sneak Peek at Saleen’s 2024 302!

 

In Honor of April 17th, the Bday of the Ford Mustang

 

Saleen Automotive, the Southern California vehicle manufacturer founded in 1983 by legendary racing driver and vehicle builder, Steve Saleen, gives the public a glimpse of its upcoming 2024 302 (design render). As Saleen Automotive celebrates its 40th year of business, it’s also celebrating the 59th birthday (April 17, 1964) of America’s favorite pony car; the Ford Mustang.

“We participated in the Mustang Stampede last fall and drove from the LeMay Museum (Tacoma, WA) to Detroit to commemorate the unveiling of the new Mustang,” said Saleen. “We were all excited for the debut, and when Ford unveiled it, we liked what we saw! We immediately started the design process back at our Southern California headquarters.”

Based off the S650 Mustang details, Saleen plans to offer three models; a White Label with a minimum of 500hp, Yellow Label with a minimum of 750hp, and a top of the line Black Label that will exceed 800hp. In addition to increased performance, all Saleens will get the latest Racecraft® suspension, improved aerodynamics and braking, along with upgraded, custom interior. The Saleen designed tonneau cover with dual hoop, carbon fibre, style bar that debuted on the SA-40 model, will also be available for upcoming convertible models.

 

ABOUT SALEEN AUTOMOTIVE

Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For 40 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through highperforming vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.

From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000, company founder Steve Saleen has continually moved the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on the street and racetrack. In addition to its distinctive Saleen

Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance. Learn more at saleen.com

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Greg Stacy – Saleen (gregS@saleen.com)

 

 Saleen Unveils its SA-40 Edition at Ponies In The Smokies 2023

 Saleen Unveils its SA-40 Edition at Ponies In The Smokies 2023


Saleen Unveils its SA-40 Edition at Ponies In The Smokies 2023

 

Celebrating 40 Years of Business!

Saleen Automotive, the Southern California vehicle manufacturer founded by legendary racing driver and vehicle builder, Steve Saleen, debuted its SA-40 model at the 2023 “Ponies In the Smokies” show in Sevierville, TN, March 20-25th.

 

Founded in 1983, Saleen Automotive celebrates its 40th year with its SA-40 Speedster (Saleen 40th Anniversary model). Limited to only 10 units, the SA-40 is the pinnacle of design for this generation of Saleen 302s based off the S550 platform.

 

“Coincidentally, Saleen’s 40th anniversary also corresponds with the last year of the S550 Mustang platform. We really wanted to make the SA-40 special, and I think we have by creating the best looking and highest performing Saleen Mustang to date,” said Steve Saleen. “In conjunction with Cruise for a Cause and its contribution toward cancer research, this special SA-40 sweepstake car will certainly help get the word out to the community.”

 

Traditionally, Saleen Anniversary models are finished in yellow, black or white. Not since the SA-15 in 1998 has Saleen produced a yellow SA model, but now you can add the 2023 SA-40 to the yellow camp. Finished in Speedlab Yellow (Saleen proprietary color), with black and white accents, the SA-40 features a newly Saleen designed tonneau cover with dual hoop, carbon fibre, style bar. The SA-40 Speedster is based off the Saleen 302 Black Label convertible with 800 horsepower. All SA-40s are outfitted with special wheels, Racecraft suspension, Saleen brakes, and a 40th anniversary interior package. MSRP starts at $142,000 

MEDIA CONTACT
Greg Stacy – Saleen (GStacy@Saleen.com)
Greg Emmerson – ID Agency (greg@theidagency.com)

 

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Saleen Pulls a Trifecta

Saleen Pulls a Trifecta

 

Saleen Automotive, the Southern California vehicle manufacturer has pulled an exhibit trifecta at two of the largest automotive museums in the country. Saleen currently has a comprehensive,
historical exhibit at the LeMay Automobile Museum in Tacoma, WA, and is featured in two exhibits at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA.

“Saleen: A Journey From the Heart of a Racer to America’s Supercar” is currently on display at America’s Auto Museum (AAM) aka the LeMay. This carefully curated exhibit features 17
historically, significant Saleen vehicles from its nearly 40 year history.

From the very first 1984 Saleen Mustang, to the S7 used in the Hollywood blockbuster “Bruce
Almighty,” to Steve’s racing cars, there is something to see for every automobile enthusiast.
“To be acknowledged and honored for our vehicles and history, is an honor in itself,” said
Saleen. “…and the breadth and unique variety of cars in this exhibit truly is sight to see”

Located south in sunny Southern California is the Petersen Automotive Museum. Two of their exhibits currently feature multiple Saleen vehicles. “Supercars: A Century of Spectacle and
Speed” features a Saleen S7, and their latest display “Forza Horizon 5” features a Saleen S1 one in race prepped GT4 form. Both of these cars are Saleen original designs, and built on in-house
engineered platforms.

ABOUT SALEEN
Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For more than 35 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing
vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and
distinctive styling.

From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000, company founder Steve Saleen has continually raised the bar on vehicle design, performance, and engineering for the
street and racetrack. Saleen is currently developing entirely new vehicles for the near future with forward facing automotive technologies. Saleen Automotive offers a wide variety of technical
parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance. Learn more at
saleen.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Greg Stacy – Saleen (GStacy@Saleen.com)
Greg Emmerson – ID Agency (greg@theidagency.com)

 

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Saleen 1 Race Cars Eligible SRO Racing — Press Release

Saleen 1 Race Cars Eligible SRO Racing — Press Release

Saleen 1 Race Cars Eligible SRO Racing

 

Saleen Automotive, the Southern California vehicle manufacturer has announced that the Saleen 1 Cup race cars are now eligible to compete in the 2021 SRO GT America Series.  With the success of the recently run Saleen Cup Racing Series, SRO has given the greenlight for the extremely, competitive S1 Cup Cars to compete in the 2021 season.

 

The mid-engine S1 features an aluminum chassis and carbon fibre body, and weighs approximately 2500lbs in race trim.  Powering the S1 is a 2.2L turbocharged 4 cylinder pumping out 450 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

 

“We have track ready, full prepped race cars available now,” said Saleen. “This is an ideal opportunity for newer racers and seasoned pros to get behind the wheel of a car that has proven to be very fast, competitive, all while remaining a true driver’s sportcar.”

 

The GT America Series consists of 14 rounds of racing at 7 of the most iconic tracks in North America. This series is open to FIA Bronze drivers only.

  • Round 1 & 2 Sonoma Raceway March 5-7
  • Round 3 & 4 Circuit of the Americas April 30-June 2
  • Round 5 & 6 VIrginia International Raceway June 11-13
  • Round 7 & 8 Nashville Street Circuit August 6 -8
  • Round 9 & 10 Road America August 27-29
  • Round 11 & 12 Watkins Glen International September 17-19
  • Round 13 & 14 Indianapolis Motor Speedway October 15-17

 

The Saleen 1 Cup cars are now available and come with onsite, factory technical support at the racing venues, along with spare parts. Interested parties should contact Saleen Automotive.

 

ABOUT SALEEN

Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For more than 35 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Greg Stacy – Saleen (GStacy@Saleen.com)

Greg Emmerson – ID Agency (greg@theidagency.com)

SALEEN BRONCO BREAKS COVER!

SALEEN BRONCO BREAKS COVER!

SALEEN BRONCO BREAKS COVER!

Saleen reveals plans for off-road desert racer inspired by legendary Big Oly

Saleen Automotive, the Southern California vehicle manufacturer founded by racing driver and vehicle builder, Steve Saleen, has revealed the Saleen Bronco. As the creator of the Saleen S7 – one of the most successful racing cars ever built – Saleen is mainly associated with success on asphalt surfaces, but with the new Bronco, the company is taking to the dirt with a vengeance.

With racing in his blood, Steve Saleen is never far from a checkered flag, and the Saleen Bronco is no exception. The new vehicle pays homage to Big Oly, the infamous machine piloted by Parnelli Jones. Big Oly took on the Mexican 1000 (now known as the Baja 1000) – one of the most grueling endurance races in the world – and achieved the monumental accomplishment of winning the race twice in 1971 and 1972.

The Saleen Bronco is not only resplendent in a livery reminiscent of the original, but also boasts numerous performance features fans have come to expect from Saleen. We will reveal more details soon, but expect a very capable, high-performance, off-road machine.

If you can’t wait to drive off-road, the extremely capable Saleen Sportruck XR is available to order today fromwith immediate availability!

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ABOUT SALEEN

Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For more than 35 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.

From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000, company founder Steve Saleen has continually moved the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on the street and racetrack. In addition to its distinctive Saleen Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance. Learn more at

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LEMAY: AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM  OPENS STEVE SALEEN RETROSPECTIVE

LEMAY: AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM OPENS STEVE SALEEN RETROSPECTIVE

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LEMAY: AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM  OPENS STEVE SALEEN RETROSPECTIVE

 

Renowned Tacoma, Wash. automotive gallery unveils a year-long exhibit celebrating a legacy of racing and road cars by acclaimed racer-turned-automaker Steve Saleen

“Saleen: A Journey from the Heart of a Racer to America’s Supercar” features 17 historic vehicles, including early race cars, Saleen Mustangs, S7 supercar, S1 and more

 

TACOMA, Wash. (Nov. 20, 2019) — For the next 12 months, racing fans, high-performance car buffs and other automotive enthusiasts can get up-close and personal with historic vehicles and articles from a true American automotive legend – all at a world-class museum facility in the Pacific Northwest.   

On Saturday, Nov. 16, LeMay: America’s Auto Museum (ACM) in Tacoma, Wash. opened the facility’s first year-long lifetime retrospective dedicated to a single automotive personality – internationally acclaimed racer-turned-vehicle manufacturer Steve Saleen, and his Corona, Calif.-based company, Saleen Automotive.

The exhibit, “Saleen: A Journey from the Heart of a Racer to America’s Supercar” offers visitors a unique display of Steve Saleen’s rich automotive history, spanning over four decades. Visitors can enjoy a variety of historic vehicles on display, including Steve Saleen’s personal racing machines, early Saleen Mustangs, the Saleen S7 (considered America’s first supercar), and examples of the company’s new Saleen 1 midengine turbocharged sports car and recently unveiled Saleen 1 GT4 concept race car. The exhibit initially features 17 Saleen vehicles, with additional cars rotating into the exhibit throughout the year-long display.     

  • 1976 March B Formula Atlantic race car driven by Steve Saleen
  • 1984 Saleen Mustang
  • 1987 Saleen Mustang race car
  • 1988 March Indy Race Car driven by Steve Saleen
  • 1992 Saleen Race Truck (winner of the SCCA RaceTruck Challenge)
  • 1995 Saleen S351 Mustang
  • 1996 Saleen Mustang Le Mans race car
  • 2001 Saleen S7 supercar featured in the film “Bruce Almighty” (2003)
  • 2004 Saleen SA-20 Mustang
  • 2005 Ford GT (engineered and manufactured by Saleen under contract to Ford)
  • 2005 Saleen Mustang featured as police Decepticon Barricade in “Transformers” (2007)
  • 2006 Saleen S281 Mustang in “Molly Pop” hot pink
  • 2014 Saleen SA-30 Mustang
  • 2019 Saleen S302 Mustang “Black Label”
  • 2020 Saleen Sportruck XR
  • 2020 Saleen 1 sports car (street version)
  • 2020 Saleen 1 GT4 concept race car

 

The Saleen exhibit at ACM officially opened to the public on Saturday with a ‘Saleen and Caffeine’ event that invited visitors to meet Steve Saleen and enjoy a guided tour of the display. The exhibit opened to record attendance on Saturday morning, with Saleen owners and enthusiasts across the Pacific Northwest gathering for the event.

“It’s an honor to stand here in America’s Car Museum’s beautiful facilities with vehicles representing over four decades of my life and career,” said Steve Saleen, founder and CEO of Saleen Automotive. “I’m proud of our past achievements, but I also look forward to continuing our legacy into the future with unique new Saleen vehicles and a global presence in motorsports.”

In addition to showcasing the uniquely American automotive brand, the “Saleen: A Journey from the Heart of a Racer to America’s Supercar” exhibit aims to inspire the public with Steve Saleen’s illustrious career in automotive engineering, design and manufacturing.  

“This is more than a chance for the community to get up close to some of the most extraordinary cars in the world,” said ACM CEO Jennifer Maher. “This is also an opportunity for young people to see that there’s a clear career path in automotive technology and people like Steve Saleen are the role models.”

For more information on “Saleen: A Journey from the Heart of a Racer to America’s Supercar” and to purchase tickets visit: www.AmericasCarMuseum.org.

For more details on Saleen Automotive and Steve Saleen, visit www.Saleen.com, or follow Saleen on social by using on Facebook at Facebook.com/Saleen , or by using @Saleen on Twitter and @Saleen on Instagram.

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.

Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For over 35 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.

From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000 and the groundbreaking new Saleen 1, company founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on streets and racetracks worldwide. In addition to its distinctive Saleen Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance. Learn more at www.saleen.com

 

About LeMay – America’s Car Museum

America’s Car Museum (ACM), a member of America’s Automotive Trust, is an international destination for families and auto enthusiasts to celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile and learn how it shaped our society. Based in Tacoma, Wash., the stunning 165,000-sq.-ft. facility has been recognized as one of MSN’s 10 Best Automotive Museums worldwide, USA Today’s 10 Best Museums in Seattle and KING5’s Best Museum in Western Washington. ACM serves as an educational center for students of all ages, features 12 rotating exhibits and hosts AAT’s annual Signature Events. For more information, visit www.americascarmusueum.org

 

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FIRST SALEEN CUP SERIES CHAMPIONS  CROWNED AT LAS VEGAS FINALE

FIRST SALEEN CUP SERIES CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT LAS VEGAS FINALE

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FIRST SALEEN CUP SERIES CHAMPIONS

CROWNED AT LAS VEGAS FINALE

 

Paul Terry of Nephi, Utah and Carter Fartuch of Schnecksville, Pa. crowned series champions, becoming official GT4 drivers for Saleen in 2020.

Three events at Las Vegas Raceway, Oct. 18-20 marked the final round of Saleen’s inaugural “arrive and drive” racing series, driving the new Saleen 1 model

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 21, 2019) — The world’s newest GT racing champions were crowned Sunday at the grand finale of the inaugural Saleen Cup Racing Series in Las Vegas.  

Paul Terry of Nephi, Utah and Carter Fartuch of Schnecksville, Pa. topped the final points-race after three events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Oct. 18-20, each becoming category champions in the inaugural Saleen Cup, a single-make racing series by Saleen Automotive.

Carter Fartuch earned his first GT championship racing title in the Young category with consistent results throughout the inaugural season. With previous experience in other racing series and karting, driving in the Saleen Cup represented a chance to compete in high-level GT racing, with a factory seat driving in GT4 with Saleen next year.  

“This season has been career-changing and has helped shape where my racing career is going” said Saleen Cup Young category champion Carter Fartuch. “Saleen has been like a family this season and that kind of teamwork will be important next year in GT4. I look forward to the chance to win in the GT4 Series, driving for such an iconic racing brand.”

Paul Terry topped the Pro-Amateur (Pro-Am) category in the Saleen Cup, with consistent results throughout the inaugural season. A veteran driver in numerous other GT series and racing programs, Terry entered the Saleen Cup for a chance to win a factory seat driving in GT4 for Saleen.

“I’m looking forward to driving the GT4 car next year” said Saleen Cup Pro-Amateur champion Paul Terry. “Saleen has a great racing heritage and I look forward to helping the brand bring home a title in GT4 next year.”

The Saleen Cup series was introduced to demonstrate the new Saleen 1 sports car while offering a professional-quality racing experience for drivers in two distinct classes. The Pro-Am category includes experienced racers, while the Young category gives prospective young drivers an opportunity to start a career in professional motorsports. As category champions in the Saleen Cup, both Terry and Fartuch will each secure a factory seat driving in Saleen’s GT4 entry for the entire 2020 season.

Following a make-up race on Friday, the Saleen Cup continued Saturday, Oct. 19 with a race won by Cameron Lawrence in the Young category and newcomer Bill Hynes in the Pro-Am class. A final race on Sunday, Oct. 20 saw close competition with a shared car between #6 Johan Schwartz and Bryce Miller winning the Pro-Am class and Carter Fartuch taking top position in the Young category, along with the championship title.

Las Vegas Results – Saturday, Oct 19:

Pro-Amateur category

  • · First Place – (#10) Bill Hynes
  • · Second Place – (#36) Lawrence Loshak
  • · Third Place – (#55) Matthew Keegan / Kris Wilson

 

Young Category

  • First Place – (#19) Cameron Lawrence
  • Second Place – (#18) Carter Fartuch
  • Third Place – (#12) Austin Riley

Las Vegas Results – Sunday, Oct 20:

Pro-Amateur category

  • First Place – (#6) Johan Schwartz / Bryce Miller
  • Second Place – (#4) Paul Terry
  • Third Place – (#36) Lawrence Loshak / Eric Powell

 

Young Category

  • First Place – (#18) Carter Fartuch
  • Second Place – (#25) Lindsay Brewer / Zoey Edenholm
  • Third Place – (#12) Austin Riley

 

As the official return to professional-level motorsports for Saleen Automotive, the Saleen Cup series paves the way for the company’s first entry into GT4 in 2020. Earlier this week, Saleen unveiled its new GT4 Concept vehicle in Las Vegas, a turnkey track version of the Saleen 1 mid-engine sports car, developed specifically for racing in the GT4 category.

 “With the Saleen Cup series, we set out to back our reputation as a leading name in motorsports, and also prove the racing capabilities of the Saleen 1 – and ultimately we succeeded on both goals” explained Steve Saleen, CEO and founder of Saleen Automotive. “We are incredibly proud of our drivers and team for a great inaugural season and look forward to even more racing action next year in the Saleen 1.”

2019 Saleen Cup – Final Points Standings “Pro-Am Drivers” Class

  • Paul Terry – Nephi, Utah (107 points)
  • Brandon Davis – Sonoma, Calif. (92 points)
  • Eric Powell – Orlando, Fla. (88 points)

 

2019 Saleen Cup – Final Points Standings “Young Drivers” Class

  • Carter Fartuch – Schnecksville, Pa. (141 points)
  • Austin Riley – Uxbridge, Ontario Canada (141 points)
  • Cameron Lawrence – Windermere, Fla. (107 points)

 

Tying for the points lead in the Young category was Austin Riley of Uxbridge, Ontario Canada. The 20-year-old driver maintained a consistent, strong season with three race wins and a podium finish at every event in the 2019 Saleen Cup schedule. To celebrate his impressive first season, Steve Saleen awarded Riley with the Scholarship Award, including a $25,000 prize and sponsored entry throughout the 2020 Saleen Cup schedule. 

“We’re serious about our commitment to bringing up the next generation of racing drivers,” said Steve Saleen. “This is a development series for the cars and the drivers and Austin showed impressive progress and natural talent throughout the season. We look forward to having him back racing with Saleen next year.”

As a single-make series with an “arrive and drive” format, the Saleen Cup delivers a professional-quality racing experience, with a grid of fully prepared Saleen 1 Cup Cars featuring Iconic, Contemporary and Saleen racing liveries. Full trackside support and hospitality amenities add to the professional-level racing experience. The Saleen Cup is presented via a partnership with SRO Motorsports Group, and runs concurrently with the Blancpain GT World Challenge America. Trackside tire support for the entire Saleen Cup is provided by series sponsor Continental Tires.

For more information on the Saleen Cup, visit www.SaleenCup.com.For more information on the Saleen 1 model, visit www.Saleen.com, or follow Saleen on social by using on Facebook at Facebook.com/Saleen , or by using @Saleen on Twitter and @Saleen on Instagram. Rehydration & Vitamins while in Las Vegas were provided by Banana Bag, the best oral hydration solution available!

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.

Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For over 35 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.

From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000 and the groundbreaking new Saleen 1, founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on streets and racetracks worldwide. In addition to its distinctive Saleen Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance. Learn more at www.saleen.com

 

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