Largest Ford Mustang Gathering Ever Enters Record Books With 1,326 Vehicles

Mustangs as far as the eye can see. It happened this past weekend in Europe, at Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium, resulting in a world record for the largest number of Mustangs in a parade: 1,326 vehicles.

In order for things to be official, the cars had to be driven in an uninterrupted convoy with no more than 20 meters (65 feet) between each ‘Stang. The previous record was set in Toluca, Mexico on December 3, 2017 and stood at 960 vehicles.

The event also included a fly-over by a P51 Mustang fighter plane, the one who “lent” Ford its moniker all those decades ago.

Also Read: Europeans Will Miss Out On The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Also, here’s an interesting little statistic regarding Ford and Belgium, as more Mustangs are sold there per head than in any other country in Europe. In the first half of this year, 5,500 units were sold on the Old Continent – a 3.7% increase compared to the first half of 2018.

Meanwhile, the Lommel Proving Ground is where the Blue Oval makes sure its vehicles rise to the standards of European buyers. The facility has an area of 3.22 km² and boasts 80 km (50 miles) of track. Over 100 staff members from the facility were on hand to make sure that the record-breaking attempt went smoothly.

Ford currently sells its Mustang in 20 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland.

In Britain, the Mustang kicks off from £37,685 ($46,563) if you opt for the 2.3 EcoBoost model, whereas the V8 GT version and Bullitt cost upwards of £42,810 ($52,895) and £48,210 ($59,567) respectively.

 

more photos...
  • Mr. EP9

    That is a lot of Mustangs. And so far, no crashes reported. I guess people in Belgium are just more responsible drivers. Try something like this in the states and oh boy.

    • Rimas Kurtinaitis

      The Mustang is really considered an enthusiast’s car, not accessible to everyone here. So the drivers would, of course, be cautious and prudent with their driving.

  • Ben

    That’s cool! Not a Mustang fan myself(except the GT350R), but its nice to see car enthusiast getting together.

  • Don’tBeSoStupid

    As an American it always makes me happy to see stuff like this. Same with that muscle car show in Sweden that is the biggest in the world. It’s nice to see other countries enjoy a niche market we’ve created. ?

  • Knotmyrealname
Range Rover Hunter Doubles As A Sports Car And An Off-Roader

This eye-catching Range Rover concept features an advanced suspension that would allow it to play both roles.

Someone Paid $65k For A BMW E30 325i, Albeit A Rather Nice One

This 325i has just 6,794 miles, but still, $65k is too much for a non-M3 Bimmer.

Taking A Seven-Year Car Loan Is A Really Dumb Decision, Yet Many Americans Do It

The lower monthly payments attract buyers, but they fail to realize the interest rates are much higher.

Lyft Adding 200 Electric Vehicles To Its Denver Fleet

This is Lyft’s largest single deployment of EVs to date, and also the largest in Colorado’s history.

If You Like Audi’s New-Gen A6, Then You’ll Love The 2020 S6

A big, sports-oriented, diesel-powered S6 Sedan sounds like an interesting package, doesn’t it?.

Hunkt Canticie Is Yet Another Chinese Range Rover Sport Knock-Off

The Hunkt Canticie is priced at roughly a tenth of what a Range Rover Sport sells for .

Get One Of The Very Last 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classics For “Just” $600,000

This is number 237 of only 250 911 Sport Classics ever made and has less than 700 miles on the odo.

Driven: 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N Improves On A Winning Recipe

The i30 Fastback N is very similar to the hatch, but manages to haves its own distinct personality.

Nico Rosberg Pits McLaren Senna And 720S Against Each Other

Both the 720S and Senna are powered by twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8s, but each has its own, distinct character.

UAW Strike Forces GM To Scale Back Its Presence At 2020 CES

GM intended to show off a new EV in prototype guise, but will instead have a much smaller presence at the event.