The first day at the 50th Anniversary event (put on by the MCA) of the Ford Mustang was fantastic. The crowd and enthusiast turnout is totally incredible, with plenty of Mustangs to go around. Over the next 3 days, we will be updating this post of images from the event. Follow the jump for the growing gallery. Enjoy!
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Are you curious to know what day it is? It’s Ford Mustang day, of course! Our favorite pony car is now 50 years old, and marking the occasion are two incredible coastal events to keep all of us excited about the iconic Americana we have all enjoyed over the years. Las Vegas and Charlotte are the two hot spots holding a barrage of entertainment, ranging from open-track racing, cruise-ins, ride alongs, exhibits, burnouts, dinners, and even foot races. Wait, running? Nah, we’ll drive. Thanks, though.
Even so, be sure to keep reading, below, to take a glance at the PR clippings which totally detail the schedule of events by day, by hour. This should keep you plenty busy, if you’re one of the fortunate ones to attend one of the events this Easter weekend.
Answer: Pretty much wherever it wants.
And in this case, on its 50th birthday, the Ford Mustang (once again) finds a cozy spot at the top of the Empire State building in New York City. Why? Because it can. Why not? No reason. Ford is pulling out all the stops for this celebration, and there should be no question as to why it’s all going down. From celebrations on BOTH American coastlines, to global social campaigns, every single fan…and maybe some new ones…will know that 50 years of an icon is simply awesome. Especially when it marks the fact that pride and joy endure the test of hardship over time.
The Ford Mustang made it throughout 50 years. Here’s to many more to come!
Source: Michigan Live
Ready. Set. Now! That’s it. We are finally here, everyone. Ford’s on the brink of showing us just how big their plans are for the Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary, and everyone will be at the edge of their seats. Their first token of celebration–a throwback pony car, paying proper homage to the original 1964 Mustang which put all of this pomp & circumstance into position, for 50 years, and more to come.
This special edition 2015 Ford Mustang GT fastback will be colored in one of two choices: Wimbledon White or Kona Blue. In addition to legacy hues of honor, the special edition 50th Anniversary Mustang will come standard with nearly every potential option in the books, and the only question remaining for a buy will be “automatic or manual?”. Not bad.
This is but the beginning of an avalanche in the news bit onslaught to come this week out of the Ford Motor Company camp, so with that, we turn it over to the official Ford Press Release, so you get the story straight from the source…
We’re finally on the homestretch for seeing the unveiling of the 2015 Ford Mustang, and what do we have here? Some snappy shot(s) of the 2015 Mustang taking a relaxing stroll about the streets of motown. Well, it’s not just the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang, but this photo captures the reported 50th Anniversary Edition of the half-century-old pony car. This prototype looks to promise a new grille with its infamous pony emblem, some Brembos underneath some split-spoke rims, and Pirelli rubber for the shoes.
We’re not able to assume too much more than what we can speculate upon, but we all know the 5.0-liter V8 power plant will be underhood to scream out some birthday burnouts, for sure! Want to see more? Then stay tuned–we expect to see this variety debuted in official capacity at the 2014 New York International Auto Show in just under two weeks (4/16/2014).
It was just over a month ago when we first saw a solid cut of the 2015 Mustang convertible, and now, we get to take a video tour of all of the design features the fine folks at Ford have wrapped up into this one. Oh, and in case you didn’t know–it’s April this week. We’re getting closer to # 50, everyone!
With statistical measures placing the convertible at about 20% of units sold for the Ford Mustang, the design team has placed a lot of effort and time into this edition of the Mustang convertible. From stuffing the trunk with
bodies golf bags, to reducing the amount of latch “work” to get the top down, this 50th Anniversary Mustang rag-top is going to be one which sets the tone for many cruises & parades to come in the near future.
Want to know or see more? Hit the video link to see it all in action!
Here we are, Ford Mustang fans…it’s mid-March, and on the eve of the 50 year mark of our favorite pony car. The time is finally here, and we’re here to offer up some official intel to appropriately mark the occasion. Both seaboards of the States will serve as kick-off points, with Charlotte Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Speedway holding honors, respectively. When’s this action all get started? We’re glad you asked–just about 30 days from now–on April 16th, 2014.
It might come as a surprise to some, but to those following the overall 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang saga unfold all this time, it really isn’t that dramatic to bear witness to. What’s that, one might ask? It’s the attention to detail we are witnessing Ford pour into their latest rendition of the prized pony car on the eve of its half-century historical marker. The 2015 Mustang prototypes passed all around the proving grounds & test labs have been subjected to plenty of grueling procedures to ensure this is going to be one for the record books.
The more we hear and read about the 2015 Ford Mustang, the more we are simply excited to see the car up close & personal. Why? We’re pretty sure Ford’s drawn up all of the charts and pulled all the punches for this one. If you take a good look at the 2015 Mustang convertible, you’re going to have to agree that it’s a seriously polished piece. Why’s that? There’s just so much thought put into improved design–especially on the convertible. Where there used to be bare frames, there are snazzy headliners for the top frame and cover. There are also more supporting structure braces to help eliminate edginess. Cloth top material caps off the 2015 Mustang convertible, and what makes it the most special fact of all, is Ford offers just one convertible model in their entire portfolio.
That’s right–the next iteration of our favorite pony car will also hold some ragtop exclusivity with it. Now that’s clout you can take on a topless cruise with.
There’s nothing quite like that brand new roll of adhesive tape, straight from the cellophane wrapping, is there? That sweet, tangy aroma of the glue; the squeaky-clean backing…it all comes together, and suddenly, the world is your oyster, ready to be adhered together. You know what we’re talking about…
And when it comes to design concepts in the automobile world, coming up with sleek lines and edgy touches to any given car concept, guess what is commonly used in providing a base for the keystone of design? You got it–TAPE!
“Great design is about proportions,” explains Kemal Curic, Ford exterior design manager. “From the beginning, we need to focus on creating the right structural lines – the skeleton of the car. Then our job is to tailor the vehicle body to enhance the figure. This is a process of editing every single line to find the perfect balance of concave and convex angles. We achieve this on the clay model, and tape is what we use to decide which lines to move.”
So, with all the high-tech design capacity today’s technological world offers, Ford Mustang designers still relied upon a faithful stand-by to get the job done. Simply. Awesome.
“Tape gives us a defined line that is like a carpenter laying a level line on a building,” said Larry Pelowski, Ford master modeler, exterior design. “So when the designers put tape on the model, there is no question what their intent is.”
Just how important was tape to the design of the new 2015 Mustang? So significant such that the design team consumed enough bonding strips of magical adherence, it would result in a span of 155 miles if placed in linear fashion. Too cool!