Mustang owners flocked from all over Europe to meet together in what has set a new world record for the most Ford Mustang cars to gather in one location at a time. The new number to beat is 1,326 Mustangs, beating out the prior record of 960 vehicles at one gathering - this record was also set by Ford in Toluca, Mexico back in December 2017. This was a treat to see as there were Mustangs there from every generation and trim, and there were even several rare ‘Stangs in attendance.
According to officials, “Examples from every generation of Mustang since the iconic sports car’s launch in 1964 converged on Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground on September 7, to help set a new world record for the largest number of Mustangs gathered in one place.
Ford smashed its own record of 960 vehicles, set in Toluca, Mexico on December 3, 2017, with 1,326 Mustangs from all over Europe making the pilgrimage to the Ford testing facility in Belgium.”
Belgium is the hot center for Ford Mustangs in Europe, “More Mustangs are sold in Belgium per head than any other country in Europe, making Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground the ideal location for the world record attempt. Now in its 55th year of production, Mustang was the world’s best-selling sports coupe for the fourth year in a row in 2018. Sales continued rising in the first half of 2019, which saw 5,500 sales in Europe, a 3.7 per cent increase compared with the same period last year.”
“Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground is where the company refines the sustainability, technology and driving dynamics of its vehicles in Europe. The facility covers an area of 3.22 km² and features 80 kilometres (50 miles) of track, some of which is designed to simulate public roads, while other tracks feature differing road surfaces enabling engineers to evaluate handling, braking, ride and comfort.”
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