Built for the Big Show—how the CGS Performance 2015 Mustang was made
Since 1999, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler have displayed their latest vehicles at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show in Las Vegas. Along with displaying their latest factory models, they also invite the leading custom builders to showcase their talents. These builders produce incredible custom one-off machines.
This year, the Ford Motor Company introduced its all-new sixth-generation 2015 Mustang S550. This vehicle featured an entirely new platform and updated body styling. Ford delivered only six Mustangs to a select set of custom builders. One of the leading builders was CGS Performance from Chino Hills, California. Over the years, Ron and Casey Scranton, a father and son team, have won numerous prestigious manufacturer awards from Ford at SEMA. 2014 marked CGS’ 28th SEMA build with Ford.
Ford delivered the 2015 Mustang to CGS Performance on September 23, 2014. With only six weeks to complete the build, CGS was able to finish the project in five weeks, with one week to spare before the car had to be delivered to the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Mustang was driven into the Central Hall where it was displayed in the Ford mezzanine display area on Sunday, November 2.
We were invited to set up camp and witness firsthand the CGS 2015 Ford Mustang SEMA transformation. After capturing more than 2000 images of the build, we had a deep pool from which to select the best images. We wanted to highlight the Mustang’s journey for you. Here are just a few of those images for you to enjoy. Follow along as Casey and Ron Scranton, Robert Henry, Brett Oakes, Andy Meeh, and David and Greg Engle work their magic to build this SEMA Ford Award Winning 2015 Mustang project.