Chevrolet tips hat to rival Ford

Ford has built its Mustang sedan for 50 years, and automaker Chevrolet offered congratulations to its competitor in a recent advertisement.

By , Guest blogger

  • close
    Ford Motor Company CEO and President Bill Ford stands beside a 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition during its introduction at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.
    View Caption

Among automotive rivalries, there are few as deep-rooted, enduring, and all-American as the one between the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.

And during this week of the Mustang’s 50th birthday, even GM has been a good sport—putting out a press release acknowledging it, making this little birthday card, and even digging out some of the many magazine covers that helped fuel the muscle-car melee among car enthusiasts and industry insiders alike.

Chevy likens the pony-car clash to other great longtime product rivalries like Coke vs. Pepsi, Leno vs. Letterman in the 1990s; or Nike vs. Reebok in the 1970s.

Recommended: Think you're a car buff? Take the quiz.

And it all comes to a head with the current Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. With the new 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition that makes its debut at the New York Auto Show this week, Ford is revisiting the past and nodding to a 1964 publicity stunt at the Empire State Building. As for the current 2014 Camaro, it’s revisiting familiar themes, too, with top ZL1 and track-tuned SS models now in the lineup.

Browsing through the magazine covers here should be enough to get you waxing nostalgic about your favorite era—or for times when certain models 'ruled the road.' When did the Mustang have an advantage, and when did the Camaro rule?

_______________________________________

Follow Motor Authority on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

The Christian Science Monitor has assembled a diverse group of the best auto bloggers out there. Our guest bloggers are not employed or directed by the Monitor and the views expressed are the bloggers' own, as is responsibility for the content of their blogs. To contact us about a blogger, click here. To add or view a comment on a guest blog, please go to the blogger's own site by clicking on the link in the blog description box above.

Share this story:
 
 
Make a Difference
Inspired? Here are some ways to make a difference on this issue.
Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.
 

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...