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Ford Mustang fans are invited to sign the electronic birthday card marking 50 years of their favorite car

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DEARBORN, MI--April 10, 2014; Fans can help set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSŪ title for most contributions on an electronic card with more than 50,000 signatures and messages

50 Years of Mustang will be celebrated at a variety of events in several locations

Ford Mustang is turning 50 next week and fans everywhere are invited to sign an electronic birthday card. Everyone who wants to help commemorate 50 years of Mustang can customize and add their own birthday message for their favorite car at Mustang-50.

Over the course of five decades Mustang has become one of the most popular cars in both the offline and online worlds, with sales of more than 9 million units and more than 6.2 million fans on Facebook. Mustang fans can participate in a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS official attempt by signing the card, leaving a message and sharing the link on social media. 50,000 signatures and messages are needed to set new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title.

“The spirit of Mustang infuses everything we do at Ford,” said Steve Ling, car marketing manager. “Mustang inspires a feeling of freedom and independence for drivers and fans, and it helps to inspire everyone at Ford to create the best products we can for all of our customers in every segment.”

April 17 marks 50 years since Mustang officially went on sale, and the car’s global legions of fans will honor the occasion with events including a new 2015 Mustang convertible on the observation deck of the Empire State Building, dual celebrations organized by the Mustang Club of America, convoys of Mustangs road tripping across the country and an employee celebration at Ford Motor Company headquarters.

2015 Ford Mustang The all-new Mustang is the most advanced version yet of the iconic pony car. The sleek new design of Mustang fastback and convertible is backed up by world-class performance from a range of available engines, including a new turbocharged EcoBoostŪ 2.3-liter and an upgraded 5.0-liter V8 with more than 420 horsepower.

In addition to state-of-the-art connectivity systems, Mustang features available advanced driver-assist systems, track apps, launch control and more.

Drivers in China and around the world will have an opportunity to experience the freedom and excitement of Mustang firsthand when the car becomes available there for the first time in 2015.