My ode to the Ford mustang
I have yet to come across a car that can make my heart race like the mustang can. The mustang makes me think of taking a road trip down route 66, of roaring engines, of cubic inches, of V8's and V12's. It is, to me, the ultimate muscle car. The sleek sexy lines, the hardcore evil nose. The Ford mustang was and will always be, the seductress of the muscle cars.
The black widow, she'll lure you in with good looks but packs a powerful bite behind those smooth lines.
She was the first of the "pony cars" and the only original pony car to remain in uninterrupted production over five decades.
She has appeared in over 500 movies. Starting the James Bond movie "Goldfinger" And in Bullit, with Steve McQueen, they created the 9 minute plus unscripted chase scene through the streets of San Francisco that has long been revered as the best chase ever in a movie.
She has been in both "Gone in 60 seconds" films.Who could ever forget Nicolas Cages' characters 'unicorn', the magnificent "Eleanore" a silver and black 1968 Shelby GT500.
More recent movies include Hollywood Homicide where Harrison Ford and Josh Harnett drove around in a 2003 Saleen S281, War of the Worlds starring Tom Cruise and his 1966 Shelby GT 350, Reno 911 with the police cars being 2006 Mustangs and the latest being I Am Legend starring Will Smith who drives a red 2007 Shelby GT500 during the opening scene through the deserted streets of New York City.
There are four generations of mustangs, I myself do not like the styling of generation 2 and 3 as I feel they do not capture the spirit of this gorgeous muscle car. The 4th generation and latest Mustang though, is exquisite, finally a new mustang worthy of this title, worthy of such ancestors as the Fastback and the Shelby.
So which do you prefer? Old or new?
or is there another muscle that makes your heart race?