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 & 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.