Ford Performance and MoneyLion, a financial membership, brought together professional drivers Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney and Austin Cindric with several of the world’s most well-known performance car builders, such as Vaughn Gittin Jr., to give motorsports fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of three custom-built 2019 Ford Mustang GT’s by entering the “Here We Roar” sweepstakes.
To kick off the initiative, which runs through October 20, MoneyLion has created the Here We Roar Mustang Build-Off video series which documents how the cars were built by the Team Penske drivers and world-class builders.
The series consists of several original episodes documenting each build in its entirety. The initial two episodes showcase the first Mustang offered, designed and built by 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Logano, and World Champion Drifter, Fun-Haver, and founder of RTR Motorsports, Gittin Jr.
“When you think about awesome Ford Mustangs, one of the first names that comes to mind is Vaughn Gittin Jr.,” Logano said. “Vaughn and I have gotten to work together with some really cool projects before and this custom Ford Mustang project has been a lot of fun.”
Viewers get a glimpse of the Mustang RTR and learn it’s receiving a supercharger and adjustable suspension package from Ford Performance, in addition to the modern-aggressive styling of RTR’s complete exterior design package with RTR 20-inch Aero 7 wheels wrapped in Nitto NT555 G2 tires.
The car is themed around the word “we” from MoneyLion’s motto “Here We Roar,” to reflect the importance of teamwork and community in the pursuit of any goal.
“It was super fun bringing MoneyLion’s ethos—the idea of only succeeding as a team, a community, and in general having each other’s back—to life through this build. I really relate to that mindset,” Gittin Jr. said.
The collaborative design includes signatures, hand-painted by pinstriper Skratch of Skratch’s Garage, from members of the build team representing Ford Performance, RTR Vehicles, Logano, Gittin Jr., and Edsel B. Ford II, great-grandson of company founder Henry Ford.
“This was a great team to work with, and we all had a lot of fun during this build process. I cannot wait to see the smile on the winner’s face when we hand over the keys!” Gittin Jr. said.
The custom-built 2019 Ford Mustang GT will be introduced to the public this weekend during the MoneyLion 300 race held at Talladega Superspeedway, on Saturday, April 27.
“By combining three of the sport’s best drivers, with three of the most well-known custom car builders and influencers, and one of America’s most iconic cars, MoneyLion is delivering on its promise to bring excitement and unbelievable experiences to motorsports,” said Dee Choubey, CEO and co-founder of MoneyLion.
After the winners have been selected they will be flown with a guest to Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, November 15-17, 2019 to receive their car.
Later in 2019, MoneyLion will roll out two more custom cars, designed by Penske drivers Blaney and Cindric, who will be partnering with two yet-to-be-revealed top custom builders.
The next custom cars will be revealed at Watkins Glen International on August 4 and the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 13 later this year.
Watch for more details to come on these build partnerships, including custom builder reveals, in the coming months.