Track Day Mustang Honors WWII Veterans
Shannon Moore’s 2005 Mustang tears up racetracks and promotes Honor Flights. We couldn't think of a better way to promote this awesome service and we tip our hat to Shannon for her service. Check out the blog for all the details and to find out where you might be able to get a ride.
Like many in America today, Shannon Moore’s grandfather, Edwin D. Jacques, is a decorated World War II veteran. In Shannon’s attempts to transport her grandfather to Washington DC to visit the WWII memorial, she became aware of HonorFlight.org, the organization whose mission is to assist these veterans in their quest to visit the memorial. But, HonorFlight.org needed help getting the message out to Veterans, and help raising funds to provide the Honor Flights. Shannon realized that her passion for Mustangs could be used to help raise awareness and funding. Shannon, along with her friend, crew chief and NASA race car driver, USAF Retired Master Sergeant Tim Stieve and Rehagen Racing’s Dean Martin developed the plan to turn a former American Iron Pilotti-sponsored race car into the ultimate tribute track car.
Painted an attention-getting shade of Furious Fuchsia, this distinctive Mustang’s marking all have deeper meaning. The number 21 recalls the year of her Grandfather’s birth, the remainder of the markings harkens to similar markings worn on D-Day. But, as the “Greatest Generation” is fading from us, so too are the subtle colors on these markings. The Mustang is powered by a 4.6L 3 valve engine and backed with a TREMEC 6 speed transmission. A full roll cage and coil over active suspension complete the track-ready modifications.
And the race is on – The race to bring as many of these heroes to the monument that commemorates their service. Shannon and the HonorFlight.org Mustang travel the country, visiting numerous open track events, where she delights in giving spectators a “Ride-Along” so they can experience the thrill of a Mustang on a race track and in discussing HonorFlight.org and its important mission.
Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. Honor Flight transports America’s heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.