Four generations of Mustang love
Hello everybody! My name is Bjorn Lunenburg and today I'm going to tell you the story of how the Mustang model lines have beautifully connected the different generations of my family over the decades. My personal love for the ponycar was sparked at a young age by my grandfather. In everyday life he drove a Ford Granada, but as a true Ford fan he had another vehicle in the garage, a '65 Ford Mustang coupe, his pride and joy. It was candy-apple red with white leather seats. My favorite childhood memories somehow all revolve around Grandpa and this vehicle, how we cruised the country roads together and how we washed the Mustang again afterwards.
Well, the foundation was laid and my love for the pony never died. So it's hardly surprising that at some point I put my first Mustang in the garage myself. It was a 1973 Mach 1 in yellow. Fans of course know that it was a similar vehicle to the famous Herocar from the original "Gone in 60 Seconds" movie from 1974.
At some point Ford then presented the 5th Mustang generation and I was immediately thrilled. The new retro look reminded me totally of the first Mustangs, like the 67 Fastback. So it didn't take long before a 2005 V6 was in my garage.
For my wedding I then thought of something special: I knew someone in Belgium who had bought one of the originals from the "Only 60 Seconds" remake with Nicolas Cage and usually exhibited it at car meetings. I managed to convince him and our wedding car was therefore to the great surprise of my wife not just any Mustang, but even one of the most famous.
Then for the 2015 model year, the 6th generation of the Pony appeared and it was time for a convertible. A 2016 Ecoboost in "Magnetic Grey" moved in with us and it was one of the best cars I have ever had the pleasure of driving. However, rising gas prices and political pressure to switch to an e-car have not left us unscathed.
Another change was coming and I traded in my convertible and bought a yellow 2022 Mustang Mach-E. Actually a very nice car with lots of power. But of course I miss the sound and the smell of real gasoline. But beyond that I can't complain, the Mach-E has not disappointed me so far. In the meantime we have two children and I hope that I can give them as many nice memories as my grandfather gave me. As you can see in the last picture, the foundation has already been laid here too!