Ford Mustang "Blue Angels" Edition
Continuing Ford's tradition of supplying a 'one-off'
car for the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh event, a 2012 Mustang "Blue Angels" Edition has been built.
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- One-of-a-kind 2012 Ford Mustang design inspired by the acclaimed Blue Angels naval aviation
demonstration team to be sold at charity auction 28th July at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (USA)
- Sale will benefit the EAA Young Eagles organisation
- Since 2006, Ford auction vehicles have collectively raised more than $1.3 million to support
- Ford is the exclusive automotive partner of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
The engineering and design teams at Ford Motor Company have produced a unique “Blue Angels” edition
2012 Ford Mustang GT. This one-of-a-kind vehicle will be sold at the Gathering of Eagles charity
auction 28th July 2011, during the world famous Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) 2011
AirVenture Oshkosh, one of the world’s great aviation celebrations.
All proceeds from the car donation and sale will benefit the EAA Young Eagles organisation, which
has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.6 million young people since 1992 while also
teaching the value of hard work, personal responsibility and enhanced maths and science skills.
Ford is the exclusive automotive partner of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, held 25th-31st July at Wittman
Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
“The precision, discipline and excitement that define the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels flight team
are qualities we celebrate at Ford,” said Edsel B. Ford II, a member of Ford’s board of
directors. “With this year’s beautiful ‘Blue Angels’ edition Mustang GT, we’ve captured those
qualities and paired them with the innovation Ford design and engineering team members build into all
of our vehicles. Through this project, we take great pride in continuing our support for EAA and the
Young Eagles organisation.”
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The Ford “Blue Angels” Mustang pays tribute to 100 years of naval aviation, which will be
celebrated all week at AirVenture 2011 as part of the show’s Tier 1 event status from the U.S. Navy
tied to its year long Centennial of Naval Aviation festivities. The car will be on display inside the
Ford Hangar throughout EAA AirVenture.
The exterior of Ford’s “Blue Angels” Mustang GT was inspired by the acclaimed naval aviation
performance demonstration team and the F-18 Hornet aircraft it flies. The car’s custom rear spoiler’s
vertical tailfins, the “screaming yellow” gloss accents, inclusion of the Blue Angels script and
crest all are drawn from the Navy aircraft. The unique chrome blue paint, courtesy of Creations n’
Chrome, is unlike anything available on a production vehicle anywhere in the world.
With the Blue Angels crest stitched into its leather Recaro racing seats, the car’s interior also
features offset stripes inspired by pilot flight suits.
Additional unique details of the “Blue Angels” Mustang include cluster graphics, performance
gauges, navigation screen images, safety belt fabric, instrument panel appliqués, rear seat-delete
and cross-brace, Blue Angels script in the illuminated sill plates and puddle lamps that project jet
images when the doors open.
Under the bonnet, the “Blue Angels” Mustang is all performance with a Ford Racing supercharged
5.0-litre V8 engine producing 624 horsepower. The Ford Racing components also include a handling pack,
performance exhaust and racetrack brakes.
Mustang Chief Designer Darrell Behmer, Design Manager Melvin Betancourt and Chief Nameplate
Engineer Dave Pericak lead the design and engineering teams that developed the “Blue Angels”
The Young Eagles Auction is part of the EAA Gathering of Eagles at the EAA AirVenture Museum. The
Gathering of Eagles annually draws more than 1,000 aviation enthusiasts in support of Young Eagles
and other EAA programmes that inspire young people to become engineers, aviators, astronauts,
scientists and innovators – the aviation pioneers of tomorrow.
“Ford is a longtime supporter of EAA and our mission to showcase the finest innovation and
technology in flight,” said Tom Poberezny, EAA chairman/president and AirVenture chairman.
“The high interest among aviators in the U.S. Navy and the ‘Blue Angels’ Mustang team will make
this a very sought-after item and ensure EAA’s ability to do some amazing things for our future
The “Blue Angels” edition joins three other one-of-a-kind Mustangs made by the Ford design and
engineering teams for the EAA Young Eagles Auction in recent years, each generating excitement among
aviation and automotive enthusiasts alike. Ford vehicles sold at auction during past EAA AirVenture
events have collectively raised more than $1.3 million to support Young Eagles.
Other unique vehicles produced by Ford in support of EAA Young Eagles include the Mustang AV8R,
with cues from the F-22 “Raptor,” which in 2008 helped introduce the glass-roof canopy and delivered
a record auction contribution of $500,000. In 2009,
“Dearborn Doll” Mustang was crafted in honour of World War II aircraft. In 2010, two automotive
icons – Carroll Shelby, formerly a U.S. Air Force flight instructor, and Jack Roush, a longtime P-51
pilot – collaborated for the first time to make the SR-71 “Blackbird” Mustang inspired by the
legendary reconnaissance jet.
During EAA AirVenture, Ford also will offer attendees access to the latest advances in automobile
technology at the Ford Hangar, as well as many of the industry’s most revered classics at the popular
Cruisin’ Legends area on the grounds of Wittman Regional Airport. Ford activities include top-tier
entertainment and interactive components that will add excitement for the hundreds of thousands of
aviation enthusiasts in attendance.
To participate in the auction, candidates must prequalify.
About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is an aviation celebration and EAA’s annual membership convention. EAA
AirVenture 2011 will feature 10,000 aircraft, including 2,500 show planes, and is expected to attract
more than 500,000 aviation enthusiasts from more than 70 countries. The 59th edition of AirVenture
also will host the largest collection of naval aircraft spanning all eras ever assembled in one
location for the week long Centennial of Naval Aviation commemoration.