What a night! That's about all I can say, after having the privilege of attending Ford's 2010 Mustang "Reveal" event, held on November 18th, 2008, inside Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
Myself, Editor Steve Turner, and many other members of the automotive media, and literally hundreds of hard-core Mustang enthusiasts were all in the house, and super-excited about being among the first "civilian/non-Ford" folks in the world to have an in-person look ("reveal" photos hit the Internet earlier in the day on the 18th) at the Pony that starts another chapter in Mustang's history book.
The event was broadcast live on television by The SPEED Network, but included here is a video clip of the 2010's grand entrance.
The 2010 Mustang Reveal definitely was a night to remember. Even though the night belonged to the new 'Stang, Ford's awesome collection of famous race Mustangs really was something to see: Bill Glidden's '89 GT 10.5" Outlaw car, Joe DaSilva's twin-turbo Pro 5.0 ride, the Tasca Ford '69 Boss 429 Mustang, Parnelli Jones' 1970 Boss 302, Dorsey Schrader's Motorcraft-sponsored road-race 'Stang, John Force's Mustang funny car and several others.
Mustang "legends" such as Carroll Shelby, Steve Saleen, Tommy Kendall, Jack Roush, Bill Glidden, John and Ashley Force, and others signed autographs for just about anyone who wanted something signed (the diecast 2010 Mustang replicas that we all received as gifts were popular for autographs. Who knows...maybe they'll be worth something on ebay one of these years).
It definitely was a great night to be a 'Stang fan. From the car show that was held in the large parking lot to the actual roll out of Twenty-Ten, it all came together as one awesome time, and I'm really glad I was able to be there.