Customizing the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT: Jason Halvorsen's Gulf Oil-Livery Inspired EV
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Customizing the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT: Jason Halvorsen’s Gulf Oil-Livery Inspired EV

Jason Halvorsen holds awards next to his 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT at Electrify Showoff Orlando 2024
  • Jason moved from customizing trucks and Jeeps to electric vehicles like the Tesla Model S and Ford Mustang Mach-E GT.
  • He customized the Mach-E GT with a Gulf Oil-inspired wrap and a custom air suspension system.
  • Jason’s membership in RUINED EV and awards at Electrify Showoff events highlight his influence and creativity in EV customization.

Did you know that Hollywood, Florida, isn’t just famous for its beaches and vibrant nightlife? It’s also home to Jason Halvorsen, a yacht captain with a deep-seated passion for both the sea and custom electric vehicles. From his early days customizing trucks and Jeeps to his dedication to pushing the limits with vehicles like the Tesla Model S and now the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, Jason represents the dedication of creativity and individuality within automotive culture. As he rightly expresses, “I wanted to show that the custom EV space can be more than just Teslas.”


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Jason’s story into electric vehicles started with a desire to break away from the norm, a feeling many car lovers can relate to when mixing style with sustainability. After years of working on trucks, his switch to a Tesla Model S in 2019 was a big shift. However, it was Ford’s announcement of an all-electric Mustang, the Mach-E, that really sparked his interest.

“When Ford said they were making an electric Mustang, I knew I had to be among the first to customize one,” Jason recalls.

Jason Halvorsen's custom 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT at Electrify Showoff Orlando 2024

Mustang Mach-E GT Exterior

When Jason got his hands on one of the first Mustang Mach-E GTs in Florida, he immediately planned it out to make it a showstopper. Drawing inspiration from Gulf Oil racing colors, he chose a bold 3M wrap in Light Sky Blue and Burnt Orange from Signature Customs. Despite early doubts about combining such heritage with an electric vehicle, Jason’s choice was a hit among enthusiasts, proving that blending tradition and creativity can be a winning formula.

“I went into that decision knowing that putting an oil company’s race colors on my EV would not be loved by all but I was surprised by how well it was received by most,” he mentioned.


Mach-E Custom Suspension

One of the most challenging upgrades was modifying the car’s suspension. When local shops hesitated, Jason teamed up with Danny from Slammered Inc. Together, they designed a custom air suspension system using Air Lift Performance 3P. This setup improved the Mach-E GT’s ground clearance, where Jason could fully lay-it-out on 20-inch Vossen HF5 wheels wrapped in Yokohama ADVAN Neova tires.

Jason Halvorsen's custom 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT at Electrify Showoff Orlando 2024 - Vossen wheels and Yokohama tires

Jason’s words reflect a sentiment that resonates with many people: “The reaction I get when I air the car out and it lays on the ground—it’s priceless.”

Reflecting on the challenges he faced during the build, Jason recognized the Mach-E’s lack of aftermarket support, which meant he had to carefully plan at every turn.

“There aren’t many aftermarket parts available for the Mustang Mach-E GT, so every modification required extra effort compared to other cars,” he explained.


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This determination shows his dedication to pushing the boundaries in the custom EV community, striving to create something unique despite the obstacles, always aiming to create something unique despite the challenges.


RUINED EV Community

Best Team award presented to RUINED EV at Electrify Showoff Orlando 2024

Jason’s love for cars extends beyond technical achievements to a deep appreciation for community. His entry in RUINED EV, a club dominated by Tesla enthusiasts and owners, holds special significance.

“Being the first non-Tesla member in RUINED EV was a major highlight,” Jason reveals.

The acceptance he received validates his efforts and fuels his belief in a future where EV customization embraces diversity and inclusivity.

Jason Halvorsen's custom 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT at Electrify Showoff Orlando 2024 - custom audio in truck

Award-Winning Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

Jason’s achievements speak volumes about his influence in the custom EV community. He not only secured the Best Wrap/Graphics award presented by STEK at Electrify Showoff Miami 2023, but also impressed at Electrify Showoff Orlando 2024, where he walked away with multiple honors, including Best Wrap/Graphics, Best Vendor Vehicle, and Best Scooter/Micro Bike presented by Jack Rabbit with a 2023 JackRabbit XG. Additionally, Jason received the Best Kicks award at Electrify Showoff Austin and Miami 2023.

These wins showcase his eye for detail and creativity and also reflect his influence in EV customization in the automotive community.

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Jason Halvorsen holds award next to Yokohama Tires spokesmodels at Electrify Showoff Orlando 2024

2024 Electrify Expo Schedule

DateLocation
March 16-17Orlando, FL (new location for 2024)
May 4-5Phoenix, AZ (new location for 2024)
May 31-June 2Long Beach, CA
July 13-14Denver, CO (new location for 2024)
August 24-25San Francisco, CA
September 14-15Seattle, WA
October 12-13Long Island, NY
November 8-10Austin, TX

OWNER/VEHICLE DETAILS

Owner: Jason Halvorsen
Location: Hollywood, Florida
Instagram links: @custom_mache
Vehicle: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT
Horsepower: 480 hp (358.4 kW)
Club/Team: Ruined EV


ELECTRIFY SHOWOFF AWARDS

ShowCategory
Electrify Showoff Miami, FL 2023Best Wrap/Graphics award presented by STEK
Electrify Showoff Orlando, FL 2024Best Wrap/Graphics, Best Vendor Vehicle, Best Scooter/Micro Bike presented by Jack Rabbit

VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS

CategoryDescription
Wheels & Tires20” Vossen HF5 wheels
Yokohama ADVAN Neova tires
BrakesPaint matched Brembo brakes
Chassis & SuspensionCustom air suspension by Slammered Inc
Air Lift Performance 3P
Exterior3M Light Sky Blue and Burnt Orange wrap by Signature Customs
Audio & Multimedia10” Focal subwoofer in a custom trunk enclosure
SponsorsSignature Customs
Slammered Inc
Yokohama Tires
Vossen Wheels

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RANDI BENTIA

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