Classic car lovers and automobile enthusiasts, take note: Speed's annual coverage of the Barrett-Jackson automobile auction in Scottsdale, AZ, is right around the corner, and with the planned 39 hours of live television will come one most-excellent giveaway, along with a few smaller-but-still-pretty-great prizes.

The headlining giveaway is a 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang HFB Special Edition. Want to enter? Of course you do. All you have to do is take part in Speed's Hagerty Fantasy Bid process and you're automatically eligible. A random drawing from all fantasy bid entries will determine the winner. The fantasy bidding process concludes on Sunday, January 20.

As befits the festivities at Barrett-Jackson, the giveaway Mustang is anything but stock. The engine is estimated to make over 800 horsepower due to the additions of full-length stainless steel headers with high-flow catalytic converters, a Borla exhaust system, high-flow air filter and an Ice Nine modified air intake.

Other modifications include a Ford Racing lowering kit and a set of 20-inch wheels fitted with Drag Radial tires. Check out the black-on-black (with flat black stripes) GT500 in our image gallery above, and read more about the machine and the rest of the potential prizes in the press release below.
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SPEED™ to GIVE AWAY ONE-OF-A-KIND, 800+ HORSEPOWER 2013 SHELBY GT500 MUSTANG

LIVE BARRETT-JACKSON COVERAGE FULLY INTERACTIVE LED BY HAGERTY FANTASY BID & SPEED™ SOCIAL GARAGE

An all-black, one-of-a-kind, 800+ horsepower 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang HFB Special Edition is this year's Hagerty Fantasy Bid giveaway grand prize, a part of SPEED's 39 hours of live coverage from the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event and Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. that starts Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

Game play begins Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and lasts through Sunday, Jan. 20 with 28 fantasy bid cars selected to cross the block throughout the weekend.

It's easy to enter, as any Hagerty Fantasy Bid contestant who places a fantasy bid is automatically eligible for the giveaway Mustang (sign-up information below). A random drawing from all fantasy bid entries throughout the four days of competition determines the winner, which concludes on Sunday, Jan. 20.

As with each Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event and Auction on SPEED, fantasy bidding is only a portion of the interactive and digital opportunities throughout any one of these live auction events. The SPEED Social Garage, live streaming video, live blogging, photo galleries and SPEED.com's up-to-the-minute coverage of the market and trend lines offer the audience a unique two-screen experience.

"How phenomenal is it that Ford was able to top last year's incredible one-of-one Shelby giveaway," said Rick Miner, SPEED SVP of Production, Network Operations & Executive Producer of Barrett-Jackson. "I'm thinking about quitting my job just so I can enter the contest."

Besides its jaw-dropping horsepower numbers, the Shelby GT500 HFB Special Edition is loaded with performance and aesthetic upgrades. A full Ford Racing lowering kit, Hydraulic Hood struts and Shelby Wheel Company's Nitto 20x9.5 front and 20x11 Drag Radial rear tires gives it one mean profile.

Interior-wise; the custom-made front and rear seats feature black suede inserts, black carbon fiber stripes and blue stitching all combining for an attractive outward appeal, while still maintaining Ford's firm, yet comfortable, driver support structure.

Full-length stainless steel headers with high-flow catalytic converters, a Borla exhaust system, high-flow air filter and an Ice Nine modified air intake (adding 30 bhp) all increases efficiency, power and enhances the sound of this enticing package.

Adding to the overall look is W2 Graphics' flat black stripe kit, RTR's rear license plate surround and Ice Nine's side splitters and smoked lens kit. Also included are a custom billet antenna, 3D carbon fender scoops, custom quarter window scoops, quarter panel scoops, billet aluminum Hagerty Fantasy Bid badging and a laser etched, Hagerty logoed gas cap that signifies a Special Edition Mustang.

On the interactive side, one can join the Barrett-Jackson conversation through the SPEED Social Garage located at http://www.speedtv.com/programs/barrett-jackson-automobile-auction/barrett-jackson-social-garage or via Twitter by using the '#BJA2013' hash tag and @BarrettOnSPEED handle.

Chat directly with SPEED's on-air team; Bob Varsha (@bobvarsha), Matt Stone (@MattStoneCars), Mike Joy (@mikejoy500), Rick DeBruhl (@rickdebruhl), Justin Bell (@justinbelltv), Ralph Sheheen (@ralphsheheen) and April Rose (@tweetAprilRose). You can also converse with SPEED.com Editor-In-Chief Tom Jensen (@tomjensen100) and SPEED.com Automotive Editor Bob Golfen (@BobGolfen), as they have the latest auction news and storylines.

Additional information, videos and photos can be seen by 'Liking' the Barrett-Jackson on SPEED Facebook page. Receive the newest information on upcoming lots, updated Hagerty Fantasy Bid action and what trends industry experts are spotting at http://www.speedtv.com/programs/barrett-jackson-automobile-auction

SPEED.com also has a full pallet of at-event coverage, including multiple live streaming cameras in and around the auction area, event photography, trivia, daily notebook, blogs and a top-10 daily car sales data feed and event totals. Selected video feeds are also available to users of iPhones, iPads and Android mobile devices.

Hagerty Fantasy Bid Entry

To enter the Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game and gain eligibility to win the new Mustang, log onto http://www.speedfantasybid.com/ to create an entry. Contestants can also enter via mobile device by sending an SMS text message to '773333' (SPEED 3) with a fantasy bid during applicable bidding times. To place a bid, enter the amount of your bid in dollars without punctuation. The winner is determined as follows: the first eligible entrant whose fantasy bid is the same as or comes closest to the final 'gaveled' sales price without going over on any of the selected vehicles. Winners are awarded points to determine each daily prize winner.

For those that want an additional challenge, contestants and can invite their friends to play among themselves with the all-new league play function.

Players amassing the most points over the four days of Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game play will be declared the Grand Prize winner, a 60-inch Samsung 3D LED HD Smart Television. The overall runner up wins a Microsoft Surface 32 GB tablet while the third-place player receives a 160-gigabyte Sony PS3 Playstation. Four $500 fuel cards are also being awarded for accumulating the most points per day, and a 32-gigabyte Apple iPad mini will be awarded to each of the 28 per-car winners.

Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction

2013 Scottsdale (Ariz.) Coverage Schedule
(All Times Eastern; Schedule Subject To Change)

Tuesday, Jan. 15
*Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event 7 - Midnight (Live)

Wednesday, Jan. 16
*Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event 7 - Midnight (Live)

Thursday, Jan. 17
*Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event 7 - Midnight (Live)
Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game 7 - Midnight (Live)

Friday, Jan. 18
*Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event 2 p.m. – Midnight (Live)
Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game 2 p.m. – Midnight (Live)

Saturday, Jan. 19
*Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event 2 p.m. – Midnight (Live)
Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game 2 p.m. – Midnight (Live)

Sunday, Jan. 20
*Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event 2– 6 p.m. (Live)
Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game 2– 6 p.m. (Live)

*Alternate streaming cameras available at SPEED.com

About SPEED™

SPEED, anchored by its popular and wide-ranging coverage of NASCAR, is the nation's first and only cable television network dedicated to automotive and motorcycle racing, performance and lifestyle. Now available in nearly 86 million homes in North America, SPEED, a member of the FOX Sports Media Group, is among the industry leaders in interactive TV, video on demand, mobile initiatives and broadband services, including SPEED2, a groundbreaking new broadband network featuring live, streaming and on-demand events complementing offerings of the linear network. For more information, please visit SPEED.com, the online motor sports authority, and follow us on Twitter: @SPEED.

About FOX Sports Media Group

FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the umbrella entity representing News Corporation's wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FSMG includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FSMG includes FOX Sports, the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; Fox's 20 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; SPEED and SPEED2; FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go; FUEL TV; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FSMG also encompasses FOX Sports Interactive Media, which includes FOXSports.com on MSN, Whatifsports.com Scout.com and Yardbarker.com. Also included in the Group are Fox's interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network, BTN 2Go and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network and FOX Sports Skybox restaurants.


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      car czar
      • 1 Year Ago
      cant complain with a car that is putting down that type of horsepower hope i win
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Cobra Mustangs look so menacing, especially in black, the look so intimidating even parked in a parking lot. Love that about them.
      Trippy64
      • 1 Year Ago
      Perhaps your links can actually link the contest, instead of the story I am already reading? Just a suggestion.
      ponycargt
      • 1 Year Ago
      The stock GT500 looks better than this
      OffRoaderWrangler
      • 1 Year Ago
      http://www.speedfantasybid.com/ cant register until 14th
      Ryan Schneider
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sploosh.
      Chris
      • 1 Year Ago
      One thing about these S-197s is that they look good in black, particularly the GTs and Shelbys.
      Autothoughts
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ice Nine is fine, great pics!
      protovici
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cant hate on any car producing that much power. I think this one would beat my 2012 pony.
      Hunter Adams
      • 1 Year Ago
      This thing looks sick! I love the GT500.