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News of  April 10, 1999

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HANDAR4.GIF.gif (182 Byte)   Ford will celebrate 35th anniversary of  Mustang
DEARBORN, Mich., April 6, 1999 – April 17 1999 marks the 35th anniversary of the introduction of the Ford Mustang, and thousands of Mustang enthusiasts will pay homage to the automotive icon at the

Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina April 14-18.


1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

Hosted by the 70,000 member Mustang Club of America, the key day in the event will be April 17 when Ford Division President Jim O'Connor unveils the special 35th edition Mustang and gives the public the first-ever look at the hottest of ponies, the 2000 SVT Mustang Cobra R.

A cottage industry has sprung up around the event. Mustang collector cards are trading on the Internet; a special Mustang Edition Monopoly game is for sale, and Microsoft has developed an interactive CD-ROM racing game featuring Mustang.

Hundreds of vintage Mustangs, lovingly restored by hand, will be on exhibit at the Raceway. Special displays will highlight Ford racing and technology, and all sorts of Mustang memorabilia will be for sale.


HANDAR4.GIF.gif (182 Byte)  New General Motors - Disney Test Track Attraction Now Open for Excitement at Epcot
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- March 17, 1999 – Today’s grand opening of Test Track – the newest attraction at Epcot – allows visitors from around the world to experience first-hand the captivating partnership between America’s #1 car maker – General Motors – and one of the country’s leading names in entertainment.

GM test track at Epcot

"Test Track gives customers an exciting look at the advanced technology and rigorous testing that go into every GM vehicle," says Roy Roberts, General Motors vice president and group executive in charge of North American Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing. "As one of the most technologically advanced attractions ever attempted as well as the longest, fastest ride at any Disney theme park, Test Track could only have been achieved by a Disney-GM partnership."

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