Mustang Sally and the Pony of China

The year was 1969, my Dad’s friend was the proud owner of a new Mustang GT Fastback. We had the most amazing ride along Skaha Lake and the memory has never left me. At 8 years old the love of cars is already ingrained, we had Hot-Wheels miniature model cars of race cars.

Ford Mustang is pure America, iconic and romantic. The muscle car made by Ford was then the GT and 1969 was the last year for the fastback. It was a hot summer day and we had the windows open and cruised the back road of Skaha Lake like we were on a secret mission. That Mustang could accelerate like nothing we had ever experienced before, we were gleeful.

Mustang Sally is a great old rock song, made famous by the movie called the “The Commitments”. Every time I here that song it reminds me of the hot summer day in the summer of 1969 going over 100 miles per hour in the blink of an eye, being sucked back into the leather seats of the hottest car I had ever seen.

Decades later I rented a Mustang GT at Miami International Airport, it was all mine for 7 days.

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Alligator Alley crosses the Everglades of Florida at the southernmost point, it’s the longest straightest road I know and late one night I put the pony to the test. After about 120 miles per hour it would feel like the car was floating through the air, what’s most amazing though is that my foot was holding the peddle to metal and the car was still accelerating. I had to let off, also it’s legend that alligators do come out and cross the road at night and at that speed it’s certain death.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Deliveries Now Underway In China

As Ford Authority reported earlier this year, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is manufactured by Changan Ford – a 50:50 joint venture between Changan Automobile and Ford Motor Company – in China for local customers, as opposed to the Ford Cuautitlan Assembly Plant in Mexico, which produces the Mach-E for North America and Europe. Order banks opened up back in April, after which the first Chinese Mach-E rolled off the assembly line back in October, and now, deliveries of the Ford Mustang Mach-E have begun in China, according to the automaker.

The very first Mach-E deliveries took place in China just yesterday. One of the very first to take possession of the EV crossover was ad executive and Mustang fan Jin Zhang, who was handed the keys to his new Mach-E by Mark Kaufman, general manager, Ford China BEV Division. Zhang reportedly plans on using his Mach-E to haul his family around town.

As Ford Authority reported back in July, Ford created a total of 25 dedicated Mach-E stores in Chinese metropolitan markets as it establishes its direct-sales model in the country. The first Mach-E store opened in Shanghai back in May, which was followed by locations in Shanghai, Suzhou, Chongqing, Beijing, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Chengdu, and Dongguan, to name a few.

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