Ford Celebrates Mustang Anniversary Amid a Changing Industry

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible. (German Medeot/flickr)

Let's think back 50 years to what was then considered to be one of the sexiest industries for growth in the American manufacturing and engineering industries: Cars.

Fifty years ago this week, the Ford Motor Company unveiled the Mustang at the 1964 World's Fair. It would soon become the company's most successful model since the debut of the Model A.

Ford is remembering that glory day in the company's history this week.Of course, the automotive industry has undergone drastic changes since the Mustang came on the scene—everything from bail-outs to recalls and foreign competition have transformed American auto manufacturing.

Here to talk about that huge moment in Ford's history, and the future of the American auto industry, is Joe Hinrichs, the Ford Motor Company's president of the Americas.

Guests:

Joe Hinrichs

Produced by:

Seth Maxon and Jen Poyant

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [2]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

I like the idea that the car is made out of aluminum. I see it as a Buddhist recycling moment;"Was that Mustang once a can of soda in my hand, or will it be a fizz container of the future.
I'm sure it will be a pop iconic vehicle for a long time.

Apr. 16 2014 01:32 PM
ML from Miami FL

I WANT ONE! I don't think I ever wanted anything as much as I want this new Mustang. Well, this car and Winona Ryder. They are both so dreamy.

Apr. 16 2014 11:07 AM

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