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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Orange County Athletes

Ken Grody Ford is Southern California's Performance Leader

Ken Grody Ford is a proud sponsor of the annual Orange County Athlete and Coach of the Year Awards program presented by the Orange County Register... We salute these young athletes for their accomplishments and dedication!


Honors High School Athletes & Coaches

The Register and OCVarsity celebrate the best in local high school athletics
Presented by Hoag Orthopedic Institute and hosted by longtime OCVarsity supporters Marconi Automotive Museum and Wahoo's Fish Taco, the OCVarsity Athlete & Coach of the Year Awards were held on Thurs., June 8.

Legendary Rams quarterback Vince Ferragamo served as keynote speaker.

Prior to the awards presentation, attendees browsed Marconi's classic car display along with contemporary Fords, compliments of Ken Grody Ford.

An audience of over 250 cheered and applauded as students and coaches were presented with awards for their accomplishments in every major fall, winter and spring sport.

Along with naming all-around Athletes of the Year, the second annual Trinity League Athlete of the Year was named. The Trinity League Award is sponsored by the Diocese of Orange and the winner is chosen by the OCVarsity sports staff.

Attendees were also given a preview of the upcoming Orange County Great Park Sports Park by Steve Churm, Chief Communications Officer, FivePoint Holdings.

The Register published an eight-page OCVarsity section in Friday's paper listing all award winners and more photos and details are available online at

For additional event photos available for download - Click Here
Thank you to our 2017 Athlete of the Year Event Sponsors!

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Photos taken by the Orange County Register's photographer at the event...

Friday, June 16, 2017

2018 Ford Shelby GT500

2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Specs, Price and Release Date

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 - Ford

2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – Ford Mustang will regenerate Mustang Shelby GT350 into Ford Shelby Gt500. 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will be coming to a dealer near you with stylish design and high performance. This model will be built on the back of the Ford rear-drive platform code named “S550″ with independent suspension and carbon-ceramic brakes. This new generation of Mustang is rumored to bring the 2018 Shelby GT500 to weight of about 3,500 lbs (1,590 kg). The rumor mill points out that the sleeker design of the new Mustang may not offer enough room for the current Trinity 5.8-liter supercharged engine and yet this is pure speculation. The significant changes made to the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 are visible from a more muscular and aerodynamic hood, front wheels, raised fenders, quad-top double-barrel exhaust system, diffuser, new headlights, taillights and 19-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

The view from the interior is impressive and the cabin is made from top quality materials and includes hi-tech device integration and holders. Mustangs are famous for their body muscle and engine horsepower. The engine configuration for the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is offered and described as a supercharged 5.8-liter V8 engine that delivers 662 horsepower and 631 lb-ft of torque. This engine will carry the code name "Trinity" and will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Power to the wheels is sent through an LSD differential. Engineers have modified and improved the suspension so that they optimized the horsepower derived from each drop of premium gas. The use of lightweight materials reduces the weight of the vehicle and increases the efficiency of the car's fuel use. As for the price of 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, it will be higher than the current model and our insiders estimate it will a $55.000 MSRP for the basic model. 

For more details you can see several 2017 Ford Shelby Mustang Cobra GT500 and GT350's available from Ken Grody Ford in Buena Park, CA and online at .
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