Ford's Muscle Cars In The 1960s

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“Shall endow chariots with incredible speed, without the aid of any animal,” David Goewey was talking about SUV’s in a sense, but this relates to the Ford Mustang too. In the early 60’s muscle cars were huge with younger people (Goewey 147). Chevy and Dodge already had their muscle cars and theirs were big with this generation even the Pontiac Firebird was accepted to the muscle cars standards. But Ford was the only one without any type of muscle cars, this was when John Najjar pitched his idea of a car different than any other made, it was wild, free, fast, wicked. Ford’s Mustang first model was in 1964; it was revolutionary to the car world. It was a smaller coupe but had all the power necessary to be titled as a “muscle car”. The car itself was so popular that they made another model in 1965 ½. The car is still hot in today’s generation; it’s just as wicked as it was in 1964. The Mustang ad from Rolling Stone’s magazine talks about how wicked the car still is, and that you don’t need any other reason to drive this wicked automobile. But that’s not the only message the ad is telling us. (Rolling Stones 23) The magazine that showed the Mustang ad was in Rolling Stone’s September 2009 issue. In the magazine it shows a whole selection of Alcohol ads, coffee, quick microwave food ads. The whole magazine itself gives off a…show more content…
It shows you a way of life that you could have. It makes you feel like you’re strong and wicked. That you’re still young and you could drive this beast of a machine with a retro look to it. It shows you the interior so you can imagine yourself driving this. All the ad wants from you is your name signed and a whole lot of cash, even though most of us can afford a $27,900 2010 Mustang they will push us to a point that we are willing to go into debt over an item that we want but don’t need. This is very unhealthy psychologically and physically because if we are broke from a car we can’t afford to

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