Ford Celebrates 50 Years of Mustang With Loads Of Tire Smoke: Video

Ford trotted a bunch of Mustangs around the globe to Inner Mongolia, China to help celebrate its 50th anniversary. Though some would say that the effort was an attempt to not be lost in the limelight of the upcoming sixth-generation 2016 Camaro, let’s remember that it is, after all, the 50th birthday of the Mustang nameplate. But why head to China to promote the new stallion?

For one, the sixth-generation 2015 model is Ford’s first global Mustang, which means that the vehicle will be exported to some Asian markets. In addition, The Blue Oval reminds us that the new Mustang was launched last year, during the Year of the Horse on the Chinese zodiac calendar. But all that information fades into the background once you see Vaughn Gittin Jr. doing what he does best with each generation of Mustang: destroying the rear tires in a glorious miasma of shredded rubber.

Watch ’til the bitter end (it’s only 1:36) and you’ll be rewarded with a herd of ponies all sliding in unison down the tarmac. If there’s a better way way to ring in the Mustang’s big 5-0, we’ve yet to see it.

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