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
Ford Motor Company and Mustang Club of America are putting final
preparations in place for what are expected to be the largest multiday
Mustang celebrations in history. The excitement begins April 16.
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
Source: Mustang Club Of America