Saleen to Appear

Part of Carlisle Ford Event

Larry Jewett - May 22, 2013 06:00 PM


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Many great guests have made special appearances at weekends produced by Carlisle Events.  The tradition continues.  Courtesy of the Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club, guests during the June 7-9 event weekend at the Carlisle (Pennsylvania) Fairgrounds can meet, talk with and get an autograph or photo from Steve Saleen.
A very popular name within automotive circles, Steve Saleen has been associated with many great milestones in motorsports history.  Saleen was born in California and attended USC, earning a degree in business. He parlayed his education into a booming career that saw him become a competitive racer. In 1980, he entered the Formula Atlantic series and was third in the final series standings. After that, he advanced to the SCCA Trans-Am series in '82, driving a Ford Mustang. From there, his passion for the Mustang grew immensely, culminating with the founding of Saleen Autosport in 1983 and subsequent building of the first Saleen Mustang. Years later, Saleen formed a race team with comedian Tim Allen and driver Bob Bondurant. The three raced Saleen Mustangs in the SCAA World Challenge. Inducted into the Mustang Hall of Fame in 1996 alongside Carroll Shelby, Saleen remains active today, primarily with his namesake company, Saleen Inc.
"Having Steve at Carlisle highlights the importance of our event within the Ford community," said event manager Ken Appell.  "The Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club has been very proactive in making this appearance happen and we're happy they were able to secure him for the weekend.  The brand name of Saleen has been on the side of Mustangs and other vehicles for many years and often times Saleen Mustangs have been on the showfield at Carlisle.  Now, not only will a Saleen car be at Carlisle, so will the man himself."
There will be autograph sessions and seminars with Saleen. The autograph sessions take place at the Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club tent, plus the Q&A time will be part of his seminars held in the seminar tent.