Come visit World of Speed’s latest exhibit, “Mustang,” opening Saturday, November 9. World of Speed Curator, Ron Huegli, will be giving a special members only tour at 10:30 a.m. on opening day. Not a member? Click here to learn more and sign up today.
The Ford Mustang is one of the most beloved and successful American cars of all time. Designed to appeal to the automotive market of the mid-1960s – particularly the growing class of young working women – it took the form of a compact, affordable, and sporty car. Released halfway through 1964, the Mustang was an instant hit and after more than five decades in constant production, is one of the best-selling cars in history.
Far from being just a breezy, attractive car, the Mustang has always offered performance-oriented options, such as a strong V-8 engine, for those looking to harness certifiable power. In fact, ever since Carroll Shelby first modified a Mustang, the GT350 in 1965, it has been a winning platform for racing. The Mustang was as groundbreaking for Ford as the Model T and has gone on to become a cultural icon and a hero in racing.