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Coverage: Mustang’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Las Vegas Mustang Celebration

On April 17, 2014 the Ford Mustang celebrated 50 years of continuous production. See photos from the Las Vegas celebration.

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Mustang Enthusiasts Returned to Flushing Meadows Park to Celebrate 50 Years of Mustang

Monday April 21, 2014

Flushing Meadows Park Mustang Celebration

Last Thursday, hundreds of Mustang enthusiasts, as well as numerous Ford executives, gathered at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York, the site of Mustang's initial debut back on April 17, 1964. The 50 years of Mustang celebration included 94 classic Mustangs parked in front of the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows. Ford's all-new 2015 Ford Mustang was also on display.

No doubt about it, Ford's Mustang has generated much fanfare over the years. A 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang fastback owned by David Davidson was awarded "Best in Show" at Thursday's event. Two other classic Mustangs, a 1965 Mustang K-Code convertible owned by Teresa and Steve Kronred and a 1971 Mustang Mach 1 fastback owned by Steven Chernow, were also highlighted at the event.  Read more.

Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

New Electronic Line-Lock Software on 2015 Mustang GT

Monday April 21, 2014

Mustang Electronic Line-Lock

Ford has revealed some new details regarding the 2015 Ford Mustang. This week the company introduced their new Electronic Line-Lock technology, which will be made available for the 2015 GT model. Ford says the Electronic line-lock technology, along with standard launch control, will help bracket racers achieve more consistent performance at the drag strip. In addition, it will give drag racers the benefit of a mechanical system without having to modify their brakes.

"We're using advanced controls technology for the all-new Mustang to provide some of our most dedicated fans with an industry-first feature they can use when they go to the track," said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. "With electronic line-lock, customers who drive their Mustangs to work all week and then compete on the weekends will appreciate not having to modify their brake systems to be able to do effective tire prep at the drag strip."

So how exactly does it work? Ford says, when a driver releases the brake pedal (with the electronic line-lock feature enabled), the hydraulic control unit for the stability control system will keep the front brakes locked while releasing the rear brakes. When Mustang is sitting in the burnout box of a drag strip, the driver can apply the accelerator to spin up the rear wheels to warm the tires for maximum grip. This can all be done without having to balance one foot on the brake and the other on the gas, or install a mechanical line-lock.

The company notes, Electronic line-lock for 2015 Mustang GT is intended for use only on racetracks. Racing your vehicle will void your warranty. Okay, good to know!

Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

RK Motors Unveils 800-hp 1967 Shelby GT500 Tribute Mustang in Charlotte

Friday April 18, 2014

The RK Motors RK527

Today the folks from RK Motors unveiled an 800-hp '67 Shelby GT500 Tribute Mustang, the "RK527",  at the Mustang 50th Anniversary Celebration taking place at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The RK527 is loaded with extensive features and upgrades, including custom Jon Kaase Heads, Fast XFI ECU Port Fuel Injection, Billet Specialties drive system, Bryant Billet Crankshaft, custom 3" Exhaust and Magnaflow mufflers, Tremec T56 6-speed manual transmission, Custom Detroit Speed Alumaframe, complete with coil-over shocks in the front and Detroit Speed quadra-link suspension in the rear, and massive Baer calipers and rotors.

To learn more about this sharp looking pony car, visit the company's newly launched blog, TheDetailingBay.com.

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Thomas for RK Motors

New OPI Nail Polish Collection Celebrates 50 Years of Mustang

Friday April 18, 2014

OPI Nail Polish

Last month I told you about the new OPI nail polish line celebrating 50 years of Mustang. Well, today the company released details of the nail polish line, including the colors that will be made available.

While there's no "Gotta Have it  Green" or "Kona Blue", "Race Red" will be a part of the mix, in addition to five other colors. The polish should become available here in the United States in July. No word yet on pricing or how long the limited-edition line will be available.  Read more.

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