ROUSH AND FORD PERFORMANCE BUILD CUSTOM MUSTANG GT TO COMMEMORATE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAYROÚSH Performance partnered with Ford Performance to create a special Mustang GT that pays tribute to World War II airman Colonel Bud Anderson and his famous series of 'Old Crow' P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft. The car will be auctioned off at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh air show next month in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.DETROIT (June 6, 2019) –
ROÚSH Performance has just announced its latest one-off, custom vehicle – the 'Old Crow' Ford Mustang GT in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day today. Developed in collaboration with Ford Performance, the bespoke 'Old Crow' features an array of unique touches. The vehicle honors World War II ace Col. Bud Anderson's legendary P-51D Mustang fighter aircraft. The new vehicle will be on display at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin from July 22-28, 2019 where it will be auctioned off to raise money for EAA's youth education program.
'The team at ROÚSH Performance is proud to have worked alongside Ford to build this tribute to one of America's greatest WWII heroes,' said Jack Roush Jr. 'ROÚSH has stood by Col. Anderson since my father recreated Bud's P-51B Mustang and there couldn't be a better way to honor a living legend than with this incredible car.'
Anderson, 97, a triple ace fighter pilot, flew two combat tours and 116 missions for the 8th Air Force's 357th Fighter Group, 363rd Fighter Squadron and is recognized as its third leading ace with 16 aerial victories. He flew in P-51 Mustangs and named each of the airplanes 'Old Crow.' During his service, Anderson was never hit by enemy fire, including while providing aerial support to Allied troops on D-Day. He spent more than six continuous hours in flight that day in the last of his three P-51B Mustangs. Anderson earned more than 25 decorations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and Air Medal in recognition of his heroism.
The 'Old Crow' Mustang GT designed by ROÚSH Performance and Ford features a Ford/ROÚSH Performance TVS R2650 supercharger that boosts the 5.0L V8 to 710 horsepower. In honor of the original, the 'Old Crow' Ford Mustang GT wears an authentic paint scheme and badging similar to that of Anderson's P-51D Mustang.
Look for additional details of the 'Old Crow' Ford Mustang GT in the coming weeks.
The 'Old Crow' Mustang GT will be on display throughout the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Oshkosh event from July 22-28, 2019, allowing guests an up-close look at this unique machine. On July 25, 2019, the 'Old Crow' Mustang will be auctioned live at 'The Gathering' event with all proceeds going to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association's youth education program which helps support the next generation of aviators.
To learn more about the Experimental Aircraft Association, Aviation Foundation, youth programs and AirVenture, including bidding on the 'Old Crow' Ford Mustang Gt, call 920-426-6573 or email gathering@EAA.org.
About Ford Motor Company
Engine : 5.0 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 710 hp
6-speed Manual10-speed Automatic
Visit www.ROÚSHperformance.com to learn more about ROÚSH vehicles and products.
About ROÚSH Performance
ROÚSH Performance was founded in 1995 by motorsports legend Jack Roush, the winningest name in racing. Combining performance engineering with entrepreneurship, ROÚSH began selling designs he had created for his own team to the wider world of motorsports. Based out of Plymouth Township, Michigan, ROÚSH Performance, a division of Roush Enterprises, designs, engineers and manufactures completely assembled pre-titled vehicles, aftermarket performance parts, and superchargers for the global performance enthusiast market. For more on ROÚSH please visitwww.ROÚSHperformance.com or call 800.59.ROÚSH.
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SÚVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 196,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.About EAA
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, embodies The Spirit of Aviation through the world's most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA's 220,000 members and 900 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to eaa.org.Source - Ford