Mustang Racers waiting to play
Ford has had a long and successful partnership with EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, sponsoring the event and exhibited vehicles in the Ford hangar. For the last six years they have also auctioned a one-off Mustang, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity. Previous year’s themes for the custom Mustangs have included the SR-71 Blackbird, Blue Angels, the Red Tails, and the USAF Thunderbirds.
This year looks to feature a very special car as well, as Ford is building a special 2015 Mustang inspired by the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. The car features a glossy and matte titanium paint scheme with blue and yellow accents, carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser, Recaro seats and various F-35 Lightning II design elements both inside and out.
The car will be auctioned off at the Gathering of Eagles charity event at EAA AirVenture, with the proceeds being donated to the EAA Young Eagles program. The nonprofit has provided free flights to nearly two million young people since 1992, creating a new generation of aviation enthusiasts and innovators.
50th Year of the debut of the Mustang was held at the Petersen Museum May 4, with mockup of 2015 as well as many special Mustangs, both in the museum and in the roof parking lot. Many thanks to the Petersen, Galpin Ford, Roush and FoMoCo for the great show! (See complete picture coverage below)