Even if you’re only a tiny wee bit of Mustang enthusiast you probably have noticed Ford has finally revealed their 2010 model. After weeks of teasing with photos like the one below (just show us the damn car!) they finally introduced the real deal.
With an event at the LA Auto Show, featured LIVE on the SPEED Channel the new Mustang entered the stage drifting away etc etc… but apart from all the new Mustang goodness, am I the only one looking at the cars in the back? ;)
Because there are some real beauties on that stage my friends, I kinda wished they did a show for those classics instead of this all new one. Don’t get me wrong, since 2005 Ford figured it all out again and turned a legendary car into something that is worth the legend again (after messing it all up in the eighties and nineties). But my passion still sits mainly with those in the back, don’t think that’ll ever change.
A day after posting about one of the most beautiful Mustangs ever, I post what is probably the most ugly Mustang. Well, not a real Mustang but this GT Mustang-based concept car sure is butt-ugly. And it beats me why this is supposed to be a ‘Mustang’, anyway take a look for yourself at what Jalopnik calls an overgrown Hot Wheels car.
Whenever they announced the new Knight Rider TV series would use a Mustang, that obviously sparked some interest with me. I blogged about it when it happened but didn’t get a chance to see it yet as I don’t live in the US. At Comic-Con 08 in San Diego end of July, they presented the Turbo Boosted Super Pursuit version of KITT… and what can I say, it’s fugly! What do you think?
Oh and while you’re at it, if you’ve seen the series already, let me know if it’s any good please. That way I know if I should keep an eye out for it once it’s available here.
PS: Yes I know it’s meant to be quite a bit over the top, so I’m totally fine with NBC doing this in case you wondered… but that doesn’t make it look any better though ;)
I’ve written about competitions before in which you could win a Mustang, but never before have their competitions like these that would take place in Belgium, so I would actually be eligible for it. Today that has changed :)
Pioneer has launched a competition recently in which you can win a 2008 Mustang V.6 for a year (petrol included) with their navgate competition. The navgate is Pioneer’s hi-end navigation system including 3D imagery, entertainment management, etc etc. The site also features a cool movie called ‘Mustang & Pioneer: poetry in motion’. Since the site is in Dutch, you need to click on the ‘Kijk: filmpjes!’ link just below the Mustang image once you’ve entered the site. I can’t link to it immediately unfortunately nor do I have the time to see if I can find it on Youtube or other.
Anyway, back to the competition. There’s 3 questions to be answered of which as usual 2 very easy ones and 1 very difficult one. In the last question you need to answer how much kilometers the Mustang (that you can win) will do touring the Pioneer navgate roadshow through Belgium and The Netherlands. You only get the cities where that roadshow will take place and no starting points or anything so I did a quick calculation of what could possibly be the answer but I’ve never had much luck in competitions such as this one so we’ll see. I know you all want me to want this so thanks in advance for the support ;)
Pioneer could actually end my quest for a year! I guess this is the closest chance yet I’ve had to get myself a Mustang. It still ain’t no classic 65-69 Model, but it’ll do you know. It definitely will do.
“The first Mustang fragrance appealed to his bold, daring and legendary side as he drove through the west. Mustang Blue further defines the Mustang man by exploring his adventuresome side via a drive along the California coastline. Mustang Blue will appeal to men who aspire to the freedom of the outdoors, the power of the engine and the confidence to show off their sexier side. Anything is possible in a Mustang.”
At least that’s it according to Robin Mason, Vice President of Global Marketing for Aramis and Designer Fragrances who are producing this. I’d say ‘whatever’ on this one, still think it’s fun but probably won’t buy it anyway. What about you?
It’s nice to see the video Autoblog made of this but I must say there’s something that I find more interesting. A recent post I did about the Bullitt Mustang sparked a little commentary from 2 Bullitt owners about their experience with the car. Amazing. Make sure you check out the comments of this post and see what ‘Ed Ross‘ and ‘Just me‘ think of their first days and weeks with the Bullitt. Thanks guys!
When I think of the passion we all share I still wonder if FordPerformance.com really was the best Ford could come up with.
“Eleanor has competition with the Obsidian SG-1” titled Jalopnik recently. Although the Obsidian is pretty sure a piece of art when talking about custom cars, Eleanor was – through the movie of course – a lot more of a symbol than just a custom car. Or something :) Anyway what do you think of the Obsidian SG-1 and how it compares to Eleanor? Let me know in the comments.
Find more images at Jalopnik.
A friend (and fellow car enthusiast) sent me a link to an article in the online magazine Winding Road. The article was a review of the new Ford Mustang Bullitt, on sale now at your Ford dealer (in the US that is).
As a result I have to email him back ‘thanks but not thanks’. It’s a great article about a great car and now it just looks like I don’t only have to get myself the classic Bullitt Mustang, but also the new one. Like if my problems weren’t big enough already to get just one Mustang :)
The good part about it is that this free online Winding Road magazine is pretty nice and something other car enthusiast will definitely agree on. So if you hadn’t heard about it yet, take a look now.
I can hardly believe it myself, but it’s indeed already one year ago that I started this new blog. As I said in the introduction a year ago “this blog is a combination of some of my interests & passions”. This is the place where I mix my interests in new media, marketing and technology with the passion of that fascinating car, the ’65-’67 Ford Mustang.
Even more difficult to believe are some of the results. The growth in traffic to this blog has been totally different from my other blog (‘Cross The Breeze) and a lot faster. The interaction is different, the audience is different, … which makes it all the more interesting. Nice to know fact (at least for me) is that last year’s effort brought me on the n°4 spot on StangNet, which is basically the online community for Mustang enthusiast. And yes, I’m quite a bit proud of that.
In the meantime, this blog was about a quest to get myself a classic Mustang one day and since I haven’t succeeded yet, the quest will have to continue. So far I’ve looked into 15 ways to get my hands on one, and no I didn’t find a barn yet in Portugal, nor was I able to perform like one once did with a little red paperclip. I did get some advertising offers, but since most were about requests to post review of other websites without clear links to Mustangs or other, I didn’t accept them… although I’m always open for healthy offerings ;)
Anyway, thanks to all readers for visiting this blog and hopefully you’ll be coming back some more in the future. And if there’s anything you’d like to see more or less this year, feel free to tell me in the comments. Happy new Mustang year y’all.
I know it’s been pretty quiet around here… I have been on holiday but I’m back for more Mustang now ;)
It’s no surprise to you that I’m a Mustang fan but when I read this news at MustangBlog I didn’t think of it as a good idea. Apparently the new Shelby GT500KR will feature as KITT in the new Knight Rider TV series. Thinking of the original KITT it doesn’t feel like both cars even compare, but I’m probably just getting old.
What I do hope though is that David Hasselhoff gets the same treat in this new series, that would be good.