NPD Presents Rally North America, Season 3

The MavTV television network has begun airing the third season of Rally North America. The premier episode of Season 3 can be seen on Sunday evening, February 13, at 6:30 pm Eastern time. This season’s rally follows over 80 teams as they drive the most beautiful roads in Wisconsin and Michigan on an automotive scavenger hunt to benefit Race to Erase MS, which raises funds to search for a cure to Multiple Sclerosis. The program is sponsored in part by National Parts Depot, providing restoration parts for classic automobiles. The six-episode series continues weekly on MavTV at 6:30 pm Eastern Read More

What I Learned From a Chassis Bracing System

. Rebuilding My Totally-Not-Collectible Mustang, Part VIII The Stephen Cox Blog is Presented by National Parts Depot  Guess what I just learned after 40 years of driving Mustangs? The stock suspension on an early Fox body Mustang actually isn’t that bad. It’s certainly not great, but I was shocked to learn that it’s actually somewhat serviceable as far as 1980’s technology goes.  Known as Blue Thunder, my 1980 Mustang has never had anything other than factory-recommended springs and struts. I’ve found them perpetually unsatisfactory with too much body roll, poor turn-in on corner entry and insufficient insulation from the bumps Read More

Rebuilding My Totally-Not-Collectible Mustang, Part VII

. The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by National Parts Depot Holy cow. I may have to give this series a new title. For thirty years no one cared about the early Fox body Mustangs. Then I took my 1980 Fox in for rust-proofing last week and the entire staff quit working and walked out to the parking lot to see it. Times certainly are changing. The early Fox body Mustangs are experiencing an unprecedented resurgence in popularity and price. All those 1981 Cobra owners who had their sanity questioned for decades are starting to look pretty smart. I bought Read More