"50 Years of Mustang" Celebratory Events Kickstart on April 16

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Love it or hate it, the Ford Mustang is a timeless automotive design revered far beyond North American borders, all the way to the farthest places on Earth. Since the first 'Stang rolled off the assembly line in Detroit on April 17, 1964, more than 9 million vehicles bearing the Mustang logo have been sold these past five decades.
In order to celebrate such a grand feat, Ford Motor Company and Mustang Club of America join forces by organizing the largest multiday Mustang celebration in history. The series of celebratory events will kickstart on April 16 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway simultaneously. All events are open to the public.

Ford estimates the five-day celebrations will feature more than 5,000 Mustangs, expecting to grab the attention of more than 100,000 excited enthusiasts. Each location will feature displays with examples of every model year Mustang, including the all-new 2015 edition.

Additional activities include open track events, drag races, evening Mustang cruises, ride-and-drive programs in new Ford vehicles and Mustang history sessions. The two-city celebration on April 16 will feature appearances from Gale Halderman, the designer credited with the shape of the first-generation Mustang, retired Ford vice president of design Jack Telnack and product planner Hal Sperlich.

Anyone who has ever enjoyed the sight and sound of a Ford Mustang is invited to join in the festivities. For more information, check out the Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration microsite.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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