Itinerary – Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Celebration

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.

Continue Reading →

Question: Where does the 2015 Ford Mustang park?

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

Books galore at the 2015 Ford Mustang unveiling

Anyone out there celebrating at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Ford Mustang this weekend?  Anyone in Charlotte, by chance?  If so, I’d suggest you make your way to the festivities for many reasons, aside from the obvious, and make some milestone memories any enthusiast will treasure for a lifetime.

We just wanted to get out some quick news for you all, to let you know that there is a great chance you can pick up on some great book specials or just say “hi” at the least, to the Motorbooks crew, at their mobile gearhead bookstore.

Keep reading to get more details on this one!

Continue Reading →

50th Anniversary Special Edition Ford Mustang is here

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…

Continue Reading →

VIN #0001 1969 Shelby GT 350 poised to bring half a Million $

Auctions and sales of the Ford Mustang have continued to captivate the best of us, and this time, we’ve found one of the craziest ones we’ve seen in a long time. VIN #1 of the renowned 1969 Shelby GT350 Mustang variety is up for sale for $495,000 USD. That’s just plain silly, if you ask us. Half a million dollars for a Ford Mustang? C’mon, even we aren’t that crazy. This kind of money puts a potential sucker buyer into some amazing supercar territory for purchase.  So if one’s truly interested in turning heads, then there might be some other avenues of pursuit…

With just over 51K miles on the clock, this car is in rather good shape for consideration, actually.  The interesting part which took us for a few seconds–it’s a right-hand-drive, Australian car.  Crazy to think the first 1969 production Shelby Mustang was destined for the land down under.  The car carries the Vin# of 9F03M480001, proving it is not something to joke about.

What’ll be most interesting will be to see if this one actually goes for what ‘s being asked.  So far, no one’s made a solid bite–yet.  We poked around the shop on this one a little bit, and we think we’ll see this one on the Barrett-Jackson block before too long.  Until then…

Source:  Dupont Registry via WordCarFans

2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition parading the streets

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).

Source: MotorTrend

 

2015 Ford Mustang convertible video tour

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!

Source: YouTube via Mustangs Daily

 

Awesome 1969 Shelby GT500 barn find for auction

OK, OK, yeah, we know.  These barn finds do seem to get a tad wearing at times.  That being said, seriously, this Ford Mustang isn’t one to simply flip past in haste.  We don’t share every single “oh, man, that’s awesome” instance of these we come across.  Sometimes, we think maybe we should…

Anyway–this 1969 Shelby GT500 Mustang is definitely one for the record books, given the fact every single facet of its life has zero room for doubt.  How’s that?  Let’s try for Larry Brown’s original bill of sale, loan amortization, maintenance records galore, and the ultimate testament to his preservation methodology: plastic trash bags.  Oh, and the classic “this thing never sees rain” theology applies here, too.

All triteness aside, this Shelby GT500, with its sub-10,000 mileage, is for sure going to fetch an easy 6 figure auction price.  Given the fact it’s made internet stardom in the past week or so only helps fuel the fire, too.

Continue Reading →

2015 Ford Mustang Anniversary event survival guide

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.

Continue Reading →

Need for Speed movie’s Ford Mustang chase tribute

There is no doubt the upcoming Need for Speed movie is going to be a total thrill ride.  Yeah, it might sound a little trite to say this, but seriously.  The 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang.  A gaming movie set to pay homage to amateur speed fetishes, chase scenes from Hollywood past, and let’s not forget–simply awesome sports & super cars.  Did we mention the Mustang is making yet another silver screen appearance.  Right.  Got it.

Continue Reading →