Russ Ford Probe GT

Written By: Ben Duen
Some competitors are in it because they want to be cool (not cool). Others think they can get rich and famous from building a nice ride (yeah right). And there are even some that hook their cars up in hopes to attract the opposite sex (uhh, get real). Then you have those that spend every ounce of dough and every minute of their day coming up with new ideas because they just love their car and love the scene. Russ (The Prez) falls in that category. Co-founder and President of Jade, this guy is practically a legend in the Ford Probe community. He has so many “firsts” under his belt, he should be in the Guinness Book of World records under “Modified Ford Probe”. Whether they would like to admit it or not, almost every Probe owner with an internet connection probably downloaded a picture of Russ’s car at one point in time or another. Seriously, this car has been photographed and downloaded so many times that if it were alive, it would have to start signing autographs. A true pioneer in every sense of the word and a main reason why Jade is so popular among the domestic tuner scene., Russell just keeps on upping the ante. The Probe GT has been with him through thick and thin and if ever there was a person that treated their car like a member of their own family, this is the guy. With enough trophies and accolades to fill an entire room, Russ shows no signs of slowing down. As a matter of fact, look for it in the movie, 2Fast 2Furious.


Mods and Specifications:


  • Name: Russ Antonio
  • Member since: Founder


  • RETIRED – 1995 Ford Probe GT


  • 2.5L DOHC V6 Engine
  • ACT Racing Clutch
  • GReddy Full Catback Exhaust System
  • Magnecore Spark Plug Wires (Red)
  • NGK Spark Plugs
  • NOS Purge Valve
  • NOS Single Fogger Wet 60 Shot
  • Best Quarter Mile Run: 13.9 @ 100mph


  • Focuz Front Strut Tower Brace
  • Intrax Lowering Springs 1.75″ Race Setup


  • 18 x 8″ Racing Hart Type C2
  • 225/45/18 NITTO NT555 Tires


  • Factory


  • BMW M5 LeMans Blue
  • AC Performance Chrome Tow Brackets
  • Custom Painted Tail Lights
  • Custom Side Vents on Front Fenders
  • Custom Sleepy Eye Headlight Modification by Russell
  • FOCUZ All-Carbon Fiber Wing
  • IMPORTFAN BX Front Bumper
  • Side Marker Lights
  • StreetGlow Neon Under-Carriage Kit (Neo-Blue)


  • Broadway 270 mm Mirror
  • Custom Painted Dash
  • Custom Painted Interior Panels in White
  • Custom Rewrapped Jamex Racing Seats
  • Diamond Metal Floor Mats
  • Levoc Chrome Racing Pedals
  • MOMO Shift Knob
  • Sparco Racing Seat Harnesses
  • StreetGlow Neon Accents
  • StreetGlow Strobe Lights


  • Audiobahn Amplifier
  • Audiobahn 12″ Subwoofer
  • Eclipse TV Monitor / Head Unit
  • Eclipse 12 Disc CD Changer
  • Microsoft X-Box
  • Sony Playstation 2 / DVD Player