Amazing Race Ford Mustang Challenge Features Classic Ponies
I promise I’m no reality TV junkie (I only watch a couple reality shows), but as I’ve admitted before, I think the Amazing Race is a truly great show. It’s no secret, however, that Ford is a sponsor. In fact, CBS has no problem shouting it from the rooftops. Blatant advertising aside, the Amazing Race Ford Mustang challenge that was a part of last night’s final 5 episode was actually really cool—although the advertising started much sooner when contestants had to cruise around in a Ford Focus.
NOTE: This article may contain spoilers.
The Amazing Race Ford Mustang challenge took place at the Swiss Museum of Transport. Teams, which now only include Brenchel (Brendon and Rachel), the Cowboys (Jet and Cord), the Afghanimals (Leo and Jamal), Caroline and Jennifer (by no effort of their own), and Dave and Connor, had to find the Ford Mustang exhibit at the museum. There, they had to choose one of five classic Mustangs and use a clue to determine what model year their chosen Mustang was.
The clue was a simple math equation, but the numbers were missing. Instead, a clue might have said Payerne ___ km – Chur ___ km = ___.
Teams had to locate their cities, such as Payerne and Chur, on a giant wall of road signs. As if the wall didn’t look overwhelming enough, they soon discovered that it even had multiple sides as they searched for just two numbers. Those numbers on the signs would then be used to fill in the missing pieces of the equations.
Eventually, each team was able to find their numbers to determine what year their Mustang came from. The Mustangs were as follows:
- Cowboys: 1967 Ford Mustang Hardtop
- Dave and Connor: 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1
- Afghanimals: 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible
- Caroline and Jennifer: 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351
- Brenchel: 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Of course, after they determined the year of their Mustangs, they didn’t actually get to drive them. I imagine Rachel behind the wheel of anything would be a disaster, to be honest.
For winning this leg of the race, however, Dave and Connor won a 2015 Ford Mustang, which everyone and their mother wants to get their hands on.
The next episode of the Amazing Race will air on Sunday, May 4th, at 8:00pm EST on CBS.
- Timothy MooreManaging Editor
Timothy Moore hails from Dayton, Ohio, and tries to bring that Midwestern flavor to his writing. (But as it turns out, no one really likes the Midwestern flavor.) He has been covering the auto industry for years, with several national auto shows under his belt, but he’s been writing about lots of other things (like dragons and Mickey Mouse and cows drowning in milk) since he was just a tot. Outside of the land of cars, Timothy enjoys watching The Office and consuming excessive amounts of peanut butter and beer, and is on the board of an up-and-coming Dayton theatre company called The Playground. And when he’s not on stage (or three jars into a peanut butter binge), Timothy spends time with his mischievous dog, Greyson. See more articles by Timothy.