Apr 8, 2014 | Dearborn, Mich.
As 50 Years of Mustang Approaches, Ford and Mustang Club of America Prepare for Largest Celebrations Ever
- Ford and Mustang Club of America celebrations are open to the public; events to be held simultaneously at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway beginning April 16
- Thousands of Mustang owners and fans expected to attend the five-day celebrations; events include product ride-and-drives, track time, and Mustang Garage displays featuring 50 years of Mustangs from all model years, special editions and the all-new 2015 Mustang
- Ford Motor Company executives including Executive Chairman Bill Ford and COO Mark Fields to participate in 50 Years of Mustang celebrations
In Concord, N.C. and Las Vegas, Mustang owners, fans and celebrities will come together from around the world to honor 50 years of their favorite car. The simultaneous celebrations, hosted by Ford Motor Company and Mustang Club of America, will feature more than 5,000 Mustangs, more than 100,000 Mustang enthusiasts, and many of the people who have helped create the legend over the past 50 years.
Each location will feature special Mustang Garage displays with examples of every model year of Mustang including the all-new 2015 edition. For many attendees, the celebrations will be their first opportunity to see the sixth-generation Mustang plus many other special-edition models.
Additional activities include open track events, drag races, evening Mustang cruises, ride-and-drive programs in new Ford vehicles, Mustang history sessions, and opportunities to share in what will be a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of an American icon.
The two-city celebration will feature appearances by some of the people who contributed to the development of what many consider to be the most recognized automobile on the planet. Along with many others, Gale Halderman, the designer credited with the shape of the first-generation Mustang and Jack Telnack, retired Ford vice president of design will attend the Charlotte festivities, while product planner Hal Sperlich will be on hand at Las Vegas.
Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford and Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields will lead the celebrations at Charlotte, joined by Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer and John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. Fields also will participate in the Las Vegas event, along with Moray Callum, Ford vice president of global design, Hau Thai-Tang, Ford group vice president, global purchasing and former Mustang chief engineer; and Henry Ford III.
“The excitement of the automotive event of the century is too alluring for the Ford team to miss out on,” said Mustang Club of America’s Ronald D. Bramlett, executive director of the 50 Years of Mustang celebration. “Members of the Ford family and Ford Motor Company senior leadership team, as well as many other members of Team Mustang plan to attend and celebrate the prestige and fun of 50 years of Mustang.”
Anyone who has ever enjoyed the sight and sound of a Ford Mustang is invited to join in the festivities. For more information, visit www.mustang50thbirthdaycelebration.com, and the Mustang Club of America website, www.mustang.org.