Bagged & Blown
Jeff Scofield defies convention with his iconoclastic Shelby project
By Steve Turner
For many, Ford Performance vehicles are justifiably treated with a reverence not granted to everyday cars. These vehicles certainly earn that respect with performance, but for many their rarity and high-performance nature make them sacred to the point they believe these cars should remain just as they rolled off the assembly line. If you are reading this, itâ€™s unlikely you agree with that sentiment.
One person who definitely doesnâ€™t agree is Jeff Scofield of Plant City, Florida. Heâ€™s a racer, but not the kind we usually cover here. His passion is circle track racing, which he and his son Tyler pursue all over Central Florida. While racing is serious business, their hobby is building bad-ass street Mustangs.
â€œI own a 2014 GT500 Shelby. It currently made 1,250 at the tire at about 28 pounds of boost (with a) Kenne Bell blower. After building that car and buying my son an S550, I realized I wanted to venture into the new GT350,â€ Jeff explained. â€œI bought this one and like we all say, I was going to leave it stock. I just wanted a nice street car to drive around, but it didnâ€™t work out that way. It wasnâ€™t but about two weeks and I got with Magnaflow and ordered their exhaust and got with Diode Dynamics and ordered some of their lights…â€
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