Mustang Birthday Card Wins World Record
Leading up to the Mustang’s 50th birthday yesterday, fans around the globe were given the opportunity to sign an online Mustang birthday car to share their love and fond memories of the beloved pony car. To obtain a Guinness World Records® title, 50,000 people needed to sign the e-card—and it would have been pretty embarrassing if the American icon (with nearly 6.5 million Facebook fans and 177,000 Twitter followers) could not manage.
Luckily for the Mustang, 55,720 loyal fans signed its card, earning it and its many signers (this guy included) a place in the record books. The Mustang birthday card became available for signing on April 9, with inhabitants of more than 160 countries accessing Ford’ press site to sign the card. April 10 saw peak activity; 10,534 people sent their best wishes on that day.
“Mustang is an inspirational car, and it is no surprise its fans worldwide have been inspired to help make history on this very special occasion,” said Steve Ling, car marketing manager at Ford. “After an exciting week of celebrations globally, the Guinness World Records title is an extraordinary exclamation point on Mustang’s birthday today.”
Johanna Hessling, adjudicator for Guinness World Records, said, “It is my honor to be the official Guinness World Records adjudicator for Ford Mustang’s 50th birthday and to award Ford the Guinness World Records title for the most contributions to an e-greeting card celebrating the occasion. We wish Mustang many more milestone birthdays in the future!”
Congratulations, Mustang. I was glad to help you break that record. I’ll accept a 2015 Mustang Convertible as payment—I think that should about cover it.
- 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.