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Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion Wrap-up

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Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion Event in SoCal

Ontario, CA – Wow! What a great response we had from all the Mustangs owners showing at the Route 66 Cruisin” Reunion event this year!

With over 2,000 registered cars in attendance and as many as 200,000 fans, we thoroughly enjoyed the SoCal sun and event action. Tons of classic and restomod Mustangs to photo with enthusiastic owners eager to tell us the background stories of their Ponies. From clean stock restorations to highly upgraded restomods to bone stock originals, everyone jumped right in to tell us how they came to own their ‘Stang and why their car meant so much to them. Late last night before the event closed, we ran across a red ’67 fastback with a 2012 Coyote engine and 6 speed  conversion whose owner did all the work himself right down to machining his own aluminum steering wheel from a chunk of billet in his home garage machine shop! Unfortunately, it was too dark to get any descent photos but my guess is that we will see this car again at next year’s event.

To see the cars we found at the event, go to our Facebook page and look back over the posts from the last couple of days.

A big thanks to all the Mustang owners who welcomed us and took the time to tell us about their rides…you folks were awesome!

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About Tim Worlitz

I started working on cars when I was 13 years old and have spent the last 35 years in the automotive industry. After graduating from San Gorgonio High School in San Bernardino, CA, I was able to attend San Bernardino Valley College, Cal Poly Pomona, and USC earning Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and Master of Science in Systems Engineering Degrees. I have been fortunate to work in the OEM, OES, Aftermarket, and SEMA automotive segments focused primarily in design engineering, manufacturing, and operations management. I started my professional career at the Subaru of America Tech Center involved in HVAC, Cruise Control, and Accessory Development which allowed me to spend time working with engine and chassis dynometers, data acquisition in lab and field environments cold weather testing in places like International Falls, MN @-40F, hot weather testing in Death Valley, CA @+122F, and conducting vehicle test data acquisition for HVAC and NVH on various closed circuit test tracks in Arizona. While at Subaru I was driver and one of several team engineers involved in setting two Bonneville land speed records in I/Pro class at the 1988 & 1989 Speed Weeks...a record that still stands today. From Subaru, I went on to work stints as Director of Engineering at Thermal Dynamics and Fluidyne Racing Products, Director of Engineering at Wynn's Climate Systems, and General Manager at Standard Motor Products / Four Seasons Mfg Division with operations in US and Mexico. Seeking to exit the rigors of international travel and corporate politics, I became President of Tuskerstone, Inc dBA Dallas Mustang Parts & Accessories in 2015. I am a member of SAE, ASME, & ASQ professional organizations as well as Tau Beta Pi & Pi Tau Sigma national engineering honor societies.

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