Shelby GT500 Saves Christmas with 900 Supercharged Horses

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After running terribly late, Santa turns to a Youtuber with a blown 2008 Mustang owner for help.

The video above comes to us from the JD JoyrideTV YouTube channel and it features a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 that is helping to save Christmas. Even though Santa is magic, somehow delivering gifts all around the entire world in the span of a day in an antique sled pulled by magic flying reindeer, he occasionally gets behind schedule.

This clip shows such an instance, where the Jolly Fat Man is running late and as a result, he has to turn to a GT500 owner for a quick ride back to the North Pole.

Santa’s Rough Day

The clip begins with a family coming downstairs shortly after 7 am on Christmas morning, only to find that Santa Claus is still there, carefully packing presents under the tree. When the family points out that he is running late, Santa asks if he could get a ride back to the North Pole. We don’t know where his sleigh and reindeer went, maybe they were trying to stay on schedule and headed home without Santa, but in any case, the homeowner offers to give him a ride back to his home atop the world.

Santa in the Living Room

While that seems like a long, time-consuming drive, the homeowner happens to have a built, 900-horsepower Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, so it has no issue covering large amounts of ground in a small amount of time.

Santa Waving from a GT500 Mustang

Chevy Guy Loves the GT500

When the video begins, we learn that this is not Santa Claus, it is Santa Steve, who does parties and other events around the Virginia area, including fundraising events where he poses for pictures with kids and pets. We also learn that Santa Steve is a Chevy guy, having owned a long list of classic GM products, but once the chit-chat is over, the GT500 owner puts the hammer down and the two race off towards the North Pole. The car roars down the street with the Eaton supercharger providing a lovely soundtrack for the high performance fun.

Santa GT500 Mustang Hat Grab

With 900 horsepower being sent towards the rear wheels on a cold day, the Shelby Mustang struggles for traction on the cold pavement, but it still pulls hard enough to nearly make Santa’s hat fly off of his head. Chevy guy or not, this Santa stand-in is clearly impressed with the performance of the worked Shelby GT500 while appreciating the ride home on a busy day.

GT500 Mustang Hood Moving

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Rall can be contacted at [email protected]

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