Celebrating 50 Years of Ford Mustang


50 Years of Ford Mustang

Celebrating 50 years of Ford Mustang at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, April 19, 2014

Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director

Edison & Ford Winter Estates Celebrates 50 Years of Ford Mustang

Fort Myers, Florida (April 16, 2014)  –  More than 80 Ford Mustangs will be at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates on April 19, 2014, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. celebrating 50 years of the Ford Mustang.  Owners will be on hand to visit with guests and answer questions.   Admission to the Mustang Celebration is FREE to Edison Ford Members, non-members:  $20 for adults, $11 for children and includes an audio tour as well as admission to the homes, gardens, lab and museum. 
In addition to the Mustang Celebration, other special programs during the day include:

  • Henry and Clara Ford leading informal tours throughout the event
  • Food available for purchase by Texas Tony’s BBQ, served on the Ford Cottage Terrace
  • Live DJ
  • Additional Mustangs provided by Sam Galloway Ford 

The Ford Mustang debuted in 1964 and immediately became a success during a time that Henry Ford’s grandson, Henry Ford II, was Chairman/CEO of the Ford Motor Company.  In just two years, over one million Mustangs were sold helping to create the “pony car” class of American automobiles.  When introduced, the unusual styling of the Mustang, similar to cutting edge European vehicles, appealed to car enthusiasts.  Multiple body styles and various price points broadened the appeal.  An appearance in the 1964 Bond film Goldfinger further popularized the vehicle.  During the last 50 years over nine million Mustangs have been sold. 
A portion of the proceeds from the Mustang Celebration will benefit the restoration of the antique car collection of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

The Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.