Fifty years ago in Queens, N.Y., the Mustang debuted at the 1964 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Park. This weekend, Ford Mustang fans gathered in the same place to celebrate the car’s big anniversary.
In addition to the all-new 2015 Mustang, 94 cars from Mustang clubs around the area were showcased. Moray Callum, Ford vice president of design, chose a 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang fastback as best in show.
“Standing where my grandfather, Henry Ford II, stood to reveal Mustang five decades ago is both humbling and inspiring – especially since we are launching the next 50 years of Mustang at Ford Motor Company,” said Ford Vice President Elena Ford, leader of the Global Dealer and Consumer Experience organization. ““Since then, Mustang has become the heart and soul of Ford Motor Company, and a symbol of my great-great-grandfather Henry Ford’s vision of putting the world on wheels.”
The day after the World Fair in 1964, more than 22,000 Mustangs were purchased or ordered. It was a great start to one of the greatest product launches in history.
Here’s to another 50 years!
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