In a gloomy mood after hearing about the confirmation of an upcoming Mustang-inspired electric SUV? Well, I can’t help prevent the inevitable, but I can help liven up your mood for the day. Not exactly me, but Mustang owners can. From all over Europe, a plethora of these owners helped Ford set a new record. What a beautiful and iconic attempt.
Iterations from every generation of the Mustang since its inception in 1964 assembled at Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground in an attempt to set a record for the largest number of Mustangs in a parade. And it was successful in doing so by beating its previous record over a large margin.
December 3, 2017, saw 960 Mustangs converge at Toluca, Mexico whereas this time, 1,326 Mustangs drove in from all over Europe to station themselves at the Ford testing facility in Belgium. To make this record attempt possible, all the pony cars were driven in an uninterrupted convoy with no more than 20 metres between each car. A specially choreographed stint was also executed to celebrate the Mustang’s 55th anniversary this year.
According to the company, there are more Mustangs sold in Belgium per head than in any other European country, which made Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground, the perfect location for this world record attempt. Until last year, the Mustang was the best selling sports coupe for the fourth year in a row.
What a day it would have been for any Mustang lover. Heck, for any muscle car lover!
Which generation Mustang is your favourite?
Lets see which iteration gets the maximum shout-outs!