Ford announces Mustang 50-year anniversary events – MLive.com

Posted: Tuesday, April 08, 2014

DEARBORN, MI- Ford Motor Co. has a full schedule of events slated
to celebrate the 50
th anniversary of the Mustang, which was first unveiled
April 17, 1964.

The events, including a throwback stunt at the Empire
State Building,
run from April 10 through May 4 in cities across the U.S. Only
one event, a private employee celebration, is scheduled for Michigan.

Over the past five decades, more than 9 million Mustangs have been sold.

The 2015 Mustang is expected to go into production by mid-2014 at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan and arrive in U.S. showrooms in the fall. Ford is doing a staggered global release, with the vehicle arriving in global markets, including Europe and Asia, through 2015. U.S. ordering is expected to begin in the summer.

Here’s a look at the events with links for more details:

April 10-16 – Mustangs Across America 50th Anniversary Drive
Mustangs Across America is organizing a caravan from Los Angeles to Concord,
N.C. More than 500 Ford Mustangs are expected to join the drive by the time the
caravan reaches the Mustang Club of America celebration at Charlotte Motor
Speedway.

April 13-16 – Mustang Club of America Great American Pony Drive
Mustang enthusiasts from around the world will gather in Norman, Okla. on April
13 before driving to the dual celebrations organized by the Mustang Club of
America. In Norman, attendees will split into two groups, one setting out for
Charlotte Motor Speedway, the other heading to Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

1964-Worlds-Fair-Ford-Exhibit-1965-Mustang.jpg1965 Ford Mustang displayed at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York.

 April 16-17 – 2015 Ford
Mustang at the Empire State Building

Ford will celebrate 50 years since the public introduction of Mustang by
putting a 2015 model convertible on the 86th floor
observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York. The car will be on
public display, 1,000 feet above the street, both days from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

April 16-20 – Mustang
Club of America 50 Year Celebrations

The celebrations are expected to be so large that Mustang Club of America has
organized two simultaneous events, at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Las Vegas
Motor Speedway. The events are open to the public and include displays of
Mustang from all 50 years, Ford vehicle ride-and-drives, cruises and Mustang
history sessions.

April 17 – 2015 Ford Mustang at Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
The original Mustang was first shown to the world at the 1964 World’s Fair in
New York. Ford will go back to the fair site at Flushing Meadows Corona Park
for a small gathering of local Mustang club members and the all-new 2015
Mustang.

April 17 – Ford Employee
Celebration

Ford Motor Company will host an employee celebration of Mustang at Ford World
Headquarters in Dearborn, Mich., 50 years to the day of the Mustang
introduction.

April 27 – Fabulous Fords Forever Car Show at Knott’s Berry Farm
The Ford Car Club Council will host the Fabulous Fords Forever car show at
Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, Calif.

May 3-4 – Mustang Madness at Petersen Museum
The Petersen Museum in Los Angeles will celebrate 50 years of Mustang with
special events including a car show and guests including champion drifter
Vaughn Gittin Jr.

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