Have you seen it? It's bright red, so you can't miss it, and is it ever sharp. It's the Circle Track/Stock Car Racing Ford F-150 SuperCrew that's just waiting for you to add a special touch.
As a reminder, we are turning this beauty into a race-looking, street-legal theme truck. Part of the project is to get your ideas on what you would put into this SuperCrew, so let us know what you would like to see done to the truck.
We've begun the changes by adding a few special touches. The truck paid a visit to the Roush Performance facility in North Carolina for some enhancements. It received the Stage 1 F-150 package with some selected options.
To start, the standard 18x911/42-inch Roush wheels were installed with 295/45/18 Z-rated tires. In terms of suspension, the truck was lowered three inches in the front and three and a half inches in the rear. This is not done to simply lower the truck; it also enhances the handling capability. Roush coil springs were placed on the front, and leaf springs were installed on the rear. A front bumper cover with driving lights was also added to give the truck a definite racing look.
Where We've BeenAfter making its debut at the Circle Track Expo during Speedweeks in Daytona, the F-150 SuperCrew made its racetrack debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway in early March. Thanks to the fine folks at Jasper Engines, we found a nice, high-traffic spot that allowed a lot of people to come by and take a look. Many of you did exactly that, and we appreciate the great suggestions that have been made on what to add to the truck. Everyone who fills out the questionnaire also becomes eligible to win a three-year subscription to Circle Track and Stock Car Racing magazines. That's another great reason to toss your ideas in the hat-you could be a lucky winner. Remember, it's going to be a street-legal truck, but if it is on the right side of the law, anything goes.
Our next stop was Bristol Motor Speedway, and there was no trouble drawing attention to the truck. Once again, Ford faithful and Ford converts got a close-up inspection and also took a minute to tell us what they would like to see on the truck.
After Bristol, the truck went to South Carolina and gave the visitors of the Liberty Auto Show at the Palmetto Exposition Center, in Greenville, a special added attraction. The truck drew huge crowds, and everyone who saw it had the opportunity to get inside and see all it has to offer.
As our project truck proceeds on its trek, we will provide highlights in next month's Circle Track and Stock Car Racing magazines. But if you don't want to risk missing it, your best bet is to go straight to your nearest Ford dealer and ask to see an F-150 SuperCrew.
Now, if you have an idea that you'd like to see put into place, but you aren't able to get to our suggestion box, we'll give you another option. Simply drop us a note at Build-A-Truck, c/o Circle Track Magazine, 3816 Industry Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33811.
If you'd like to get in touch with the folks at Roush to talk about their performance pacakage, call 800/59-ROUSH, or visit them on the Web at www.roushperf.com.