National Ford Mustang Day
It has sleek lines and a powerful motor, and its name is a nod to wild places and exciting times. It was the choice car for action heroes and spy spies alike for generations. James Bond even drove one in Goldfinger. It was the car of choice for many, and they loved it. National Ford Mustang Day is a celebration of this iconic American engineering piece.
In April 1964, the Ford Mustang was introduced to the public for its first time. Ford’s debut as the car for the future was happening at the World’s Fair. The introduction of Mustang was also the beginning of Pony Cars, which were small, sporty cars that have sleek lines and a low price. The Mustang was a huge success, selling well over 400,000 units in its first year of production. This was an unimaginable feat for an automobile.
Thunderbird was the muscle car of the era, and it was the car that every serious car enthusiast wanted to own. The Mustang was created with the intention of not replacing the Thunderbird, but rather putting it within the reach of the working classes. Within three years of the Mustang’s release, over 500 Mustang clubs were formed. This is the type of fanaticism normally reserved for classic cars. But the Mustang rolled in and became a new classic. The Mustang was so popular that over 9,000,000 have been sold 60 years later. National Ford Mustang Day is a celebration of this iconic American vehicle.
Festivals and celebrations that honor this vehicle are held all across the country, as well as around the globe. Collectors have brought out 60 different models from this line over the years, many of which are in perfect condition and remain an iconic vehicle. These can be found by doing a quick web search. Then, go out and witness the evolution of technology and Mustang’s appearance while keeping its core purpose and aesthetic intact. National Ford Mustang Day is a great opportunity to appreciate American Engineering and the impact a car has on the automotive industry.