In early September, Ford set a new world record for the largest Mustang parade ever, featuring 1,326 Ford Mustangs from every decade. The parade, which took place in the Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium, aimed to beat the previous world record of 960 Mustangs, also held by Ford.
The old record of 960 was set at a parade in Toluca, Mexico, in December of 2017. For the 2019 parade, Mustang drivers came to Belgium from all over Europe and drove in a straight line with no more than 20 meters between each car to qualify for the record.
2019 is the 55th anniversary of the Mustang, so drivers drove their Mustangs in a celebratory choreography during the parade as well, before parking side by side in an enormous parking lot for drivers and attendees to view. The namesake of the Ford Mustang, the P51 fighter plane, even did a flyover at the parade.
Belgium was the perfect place to hold the parade; the Mustang is more popular there than in any other country in Europe. And sales of the Mustang in Europe overall have increased by 3.7 percent from last year for a total 5,500, helping the Mustang keeps it title of best-selling sports car worldwide for the fourth year in a row.
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