Exciting Updates Celebrating 20 Years of Ford SVT Products
FEB
09

The Chicago Auto Show 2012 will open this week, and here is one event you won’t want to miss: Celebrating 20 years of SVT and hear the latest SVT updates! We’ll roll an exclusive video inside the live chat below, and we’ll give you the chance to ask questions of Jamal Hameedi, SVT Chief Engineer, and Jim Owens, Shelby Marketing Manager.

Set your calendar reminder for 11:00 a.m. CST (noon EST, 9:00 a.m. PST) on February 9, 2012, to come back and be part of the excitement!
<a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=dd07684f9e” mce_href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=dd07684f9e” >Live Chat With SVT Chief Engineer Jamal Hameedi &#038; Shelby Marketing Manager Jim Owens</a>

Jamal is responsible for all programs under the SVT nameplate – including the 2010 Raptor and the new Shelby GT500 – Hameedi has an extremely diverse role. He must ensure every new SVT vehicle meets its engineering, manufacturing, business and timing objectives. It’s enough to keep the 19-year Ford veteran frenetically busy – and supremely satisfied with his job. Jamal was raised and educated in St. Louis, but he believes Detroit is the best place for a true car enthusiast to work. He spent eight years working on a Ford-sponsored SCORE trophy truck team, helping to develop the powertrain that won three Baja 1000 titles.

Jim is responsible for promoting Shelby through events and enthusiast marketing. He brings over 20 years of automotive experience spanning from the technician hotline at Shelby, owner relations management, brand and communications management and most recently the Ford Racing, Mustang and SVT. He has spent the last eight years working with Ford Performance brands including Ford Racing, SVT and Mustang.

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54 COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE
Angelo Schulz very nice car (:
2 year(s) ago via
Angelo Schulz A very awesome car and a pretty nice sound, what do you want more.
2 year(s) ago via
John Bring the Diesel over and for the Focus as well, work on a Diesel Turbo Hybrid, Work on a Truly Exicting Lincoln give it a name for godsake instead of letters. ie Lincoln LightningBird, and or think of Bringing back the venerable Continental name but if you make it a boat then don't bother wasting your time or anyone else's, a 3 door Fiesta St, and an ultra gas sipping 1.0 3 cylinder might do. And really after reviewing the MKZ concept just keep working on Lincoln till you get it as exciting or more exciting than the upcoming Honda NSX.
2 year(s) ago via
nena brother in law bought a ford and we did the box tops for education back in dec. because he got a promotion card with his purchase and have yet to get credit for them does anyone know who to contact??
2 year(s) ago via
Dustin Kyd I want to see another Terminator maybe an EXTERMINATOR with IRS like in the 03-04's and just for the hell of it crank that 302 up to 800rwhp not crank power (maybe a TWIN TURBO system) that would be an iconic 50th Anniversery Car and it should definetly kill the GT500 thats my thoughts anyway
2 year(s) ago via
Wscibski Piotr You should do a sleep scanner when someones asleep on road the car will automatically find parking and park itself :-)
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Nick Gentile after reading this i cannot help but reminisce about a friends svt contour circa 2000. could not have been better. keep rocking ford.
2 year(s) ago via
J. W. Meek yeah, I'd like to see some FRPP for the 5.0 F-150.. so much potential there.. shame the compression is lower... and shame the mustang factory headers don't fit.. anyway.. love your work.. As for me and my family, we shall drive the Ford.
2 year(s) ago via
Sue Albondante I love my 1999 black drop top SVT Cobra Mustang.
2 year(s) ago via
Been a Ford fan forever - all I've owned. What are Ford's plans for the Mustang 50th anniversary?
2 year(s) ago via
I already own a 2011 Ford Fusion SE 6 Speed Automatic i like how it performs and give me a great fuel economy and it's comfortable riding, hopefully the 2013 model Fusion/Mondeo be better and much comfortable seats and it become available in the middle east.
2 year(s) ago via
Frano Miloslavic When I was born my family car was of course a ford model falcon, after that My family and i ONLY WAS DRIVING FORDS Fairlane, f100, fairmont, mustang, taurus and of ford brasil del rey and corcel, now again taurus and a Explorer. We love the brand Ford.
2 year(s) ago via
Theresa Currently own a 2011 Ford Focus with manual transmission and absolutely LOVE IT! So much fun. Have never own anything other than a Ford. I am my daddy's girl.
2 year(s) ago via
Kris Moffatt I have a 97 Ford Mondeo ST24 (similar to the Contour SVT but only has the standard 170Hp V60) and I like most things about it. Its constant electrical problems drives me up the wall, but it is one of the most underrated cars produced
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
When is the Focus STs going to hit the showroom and hope there are more than orange and blue color.
2 year(s) ago via
When is the 2013 Escape coming out?
2 year(s) ago via
Matt Kephart I bought a 98 SVT Contour when my dad bought his 99 SVT Lightning new. The Contour was the smoothest highway cruiser around, was pretty quick and handled VERY well. I have an 03 SVT Focus that I autocross and bought my dad's Lightning as a tow vehicle and race truck. I am a long-time SVT fan and look forward to what the future holds with the Focus ST and Fiesta ST.
2 year(s) ago via
Ricardo Ponton yea bring back the power to the street cuz i see ponys now not so powerful i owen a 95 f150 u can say still in mint condision ford all the way baby
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Fast Eddie Jenne Where's the Svt Ranger??? Would you like to see my 95'? The most underestimated vehicle on the market... It wins shows and street races... By the way it has the original 4.0L V-6 with 350,000+ miles on it! Still FORD TOUGH!!!!! Come on SVT/ FORD...
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Gerardo Montejano Martinez Ford Racing Wheels upgrade
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Marc Miller Ford rules GM $#@&$!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kevin Weathers So sad to see lincoln town car ending. My family has driven this car since it was created. We do not like lincoln's new line up for 2012. The only lincoln sedan is small, so small, walk arounders wont even comment on the rear leg room in the new mks. We hate suv's and the town car replacement is a ford flex, ouch! Ford, my whole family has paid cash for new town cars yearly. Now I guess we will switch to mercedes s class since it still has the big sleek frame. Ford should have made the 2012 town car similar to s class mercedes or even crysler 300m. Instead, town car is a chopped off station wagon, and the new lincoln sedan is basically a ford fusion. The limo industry will never be the same as well. The town car made cities complete. We will see how far the ford flex wagon goes. Town car, we will miss you sooo much and so sad ford took you away. You were the best riding car ever.......
2 year(s) ago via
Betina Sanders I love you FORD!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Hamza/MOROCCO i like FORD
2 year(s) ago via
John Rossi I luv that blue mustang in the pic on the cover of this.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jörg Bahrke How about talking about FoG cars? They are better and have a higher market share!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Marco Lubbe Venter Congrats on the new gt500 with the 650 hp wow simply amazing can't wait to test drive one
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Thomas Rawlings 1999 contour SVT,64,000mi,wife drives it to work every day,3rd set of Tires on it last summer,she moves===============
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jukka Häyrinen Ford Merkur XR4Ti must be my favorite 'cos it's a Ford Sierrrra.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Derek Ilgenfritz Chevy had 3 or more commercials during the SB... Ford had 0... I guess that's why GM needs a bailout. I'm pissed I paid for Chevys endorsements!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ben Boshaw to bad eveything untill recent kinda sucked. shouldve just imported mkIII escorts
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Nancy Straub I will have to take them matter to a higher level I still Love ford just not the repair shop
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Braddford Young @mike reininger the gt500 is the cobra!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Nancy Straub Ford keeps deleting my post
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Leo Cinquemani Thank u I luv my '93 Cobra R
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sharon Spolidora I also missed seeing a Ford super bowl commercial....I am sure we have one coming though after the truck one from Silverado...game on.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brian Walczak Had an 84 SVO Mustang, now have 2010 Raptor. FORD RULES!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jesus Garcia 1984 Mustang SVO...the car that started it all!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Phil Snell Why didn't Ford or Lincoln have a commercial during the Super Bowl. I think that was a huge mistake and we missed out on a huge opportunity.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Alexander Pirnie 2001 F-150 Lightning. One of the most fun vehicles I have ever owned. Would love to see a Gen 3 Lightning please.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Philip Hunter My 2003 lightning has 200000 on it waiting on a new one :)
2 year(s) ago via
Mike Reininger Are we going to see a cobra in the near future?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Tommie Boddie Sr. 97 SVT COBRA..........
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Tracey Becker like ford mustangs and the trucks thats all
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kent Reed wicked color.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Cindy Pearson built FORD tuff
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Cindy Pearson thats all i will ever own is a ford love them
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Earnest Birdnasty Gardner Jr. Gen 3 Lightning for the win!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Keven Soenen 50th anniversary SVT Mustang, thanks...
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Micheal Cutchall I agree with Mark,FORD RULES!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joshua Sean 3rd Gen Lightning PLEASE! Thank you.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ramaano Natti Lutendo ford my ford
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mark Conrad FORD RULES
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Cecil Helton The 2003 Focus SVT was one of my favorite cars I've ever owned.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
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