Ford Mustang Celebrates 50th Birthday with Guinness World Records Title

  Ford Mustang Celebrates 50th Birthday with Guinness World Records Title

  *Ford Mustang turns 50 today, and enthusiasts worldwide are celebrating
  *More than 50,000 fans of the iconic pony car helped Ford make history by
    establishing the first Guinness World Records^® title for the most
    signatures on an electronic birthday card
  *Celebrations are taking place worldwide, including a display of the
    all-new Ford Mustang convertible on the observation deck of the Empire
    State Building in New York and large gatherings of fans in Charlotte,
    N.C., Las Vegas, Beijing, Dubai, Melbourne and Toronto

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- April 17, 2014

Ford Motor Company set a Guinness World Records^® title as more than 50,000
fans worldwide signed an electronic card to celebrate the 50^th birthday of
the all-new Ford Mustang.

Mustang fans were invited to sign the electronic card, and the response was
immediate and enthusiastic. In all, 55,720  people across the globe logged on
to Ford’s website, leaving messages of enthusiasm and adoration for the iconic
pony car.

“Mustang is an inspirational car, and it is no surprise its fans worldwide
have been inspired to help make history on this very special occasion,” said
Steve Ling, car marketing manager at Ford. “After an exciting week of
celebrations globally, the Guinness World Records title is an extraordinary
exclamation point on Mustang’s birthday today.”

Beginning April 9, people from more than 160 countries visited Ford’s website
in an effort to achieve the Guinness World Records title. Participation peaked
the next day, with 10,534 people sending birthday wishes. Yesterday, one week
into the attempt, the 50,000-signature goal Ford set was met.

“It is my honor to be the official Guinness World Records adjudicator for Ford
Mustang’s 50^th birthday and to award Ford the Guinness World Records title
for the most contributions to an e-greeting card celebrating the occasion,”
said Johanna Hessling, adjudicator for Guinness World Records. “We wish
Mustang many more milestone birthdays in the future!”

The top 10 countries participating in achieving the record are the United
States, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, Brazil, France,
Mexico and Italy.

Mustang fans were effusive in their greetings.

“Happy 50^th birthday to one of the best cars in history, the Ford Mustang!!”
wrote Kevin. “You only get better with age. Here’s to 50 more.”

Shayne wrote: “Happy birthday to the Mustang, you have been my favorite car as
long as I can remember and you single handedly brought me to the Ford side.”

Over five decades, Mustang has become one of the most popular cars worldwide,
with more than 9 million units sold and more than 6.2 million Facebook fans.

Fifty years ago today, Mustang went on sale, after being introduced ahead of
the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. Across the globe, fans have been
celebrating the milestone.

Yesterday and today, Ford is displaying a 2015 Mustang convertible on the
observation deck of the Empire State Building in Manhattan. Mustang Club of
America is marking the birthday with convoys of Mustangs road-tripping across
the country and culminating in celebrations at Charlotte Motor Speedway in
North Carolina and Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada. A Ford employee
celebration is happening today at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Mich.

2015 Ford Mustang

Available globally for the first time, the 2015 Mustang is the most advanced
version yet, with a sleek new design for the fastback and convertible. The car
is backed by world-class performance from several engine options, including a
new turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost^® and an upgraded 5.0-liter V8 producing
more than 420 horsepower. Customers can opt for state-of-the-art connectivity
technologies, including an advanced driver-assist system, track apps, launch
control and more.

The 2015 Ford Mustang goes on sale this fall in North America.

For more information on the all-new car, click here. For more information on
all of the events taking place this week, click Mustang at 50 celebrations. To
view fans’ birthday wishes, click Mustang e-card.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn,
Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With
about 181,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive
brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services
through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its
products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

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Contact:

Ford Motor Company
Karen Untereker, 212.729.3388
kunterek@ford.com
 
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