Trailer Hitch on a 1993 Mustang Coupe – Track Guys HPDE

Say it isn’t so! I took a lot of heat when I started asking around about a trailer hitch for the coupe. I’ve seen numerous sports cars with small tire trailers at the local AutoX and open-track events. A Porsche here or there and even a Ford why not a lowly Mustang? ;) I don’t own (or want to own) a large truck or a car trailer – so this seemed like a great way to get my tires and gear to the track without dirtying up the inside of the car.

Harbor Freight sells these little gems for just over $200 – and I found a 20% off coupon that I used to buy mine. Welded up a bracket, cut up some 2x4s and I’m ready to go.

The hitch I used was previously made by Reese and is called a “Shadow Mount” – because when you remove the receiver, you install a slim plastic cover and it makes it somewhat less of an eye-sore. At least, not NEARLY as intrusive as the standard hitches out there. Best of all, I can remove it completely in about 10 minutes.

Why am I doing this? Check out Track Guys – they put on a number of HPDE (High Performance Drivers Education) events at REAL racetracks all over the country. If you want to see what YOU can do, in YOUR car on a REAL race track – these are the guys to call. New drivers will have the benefit of an instructor in your car during track sessions (while you drive). Additional classroom training takes place in between your track sessions. I’m going to make a new post about the Sebring event shortly.