Ford Mustang in new Monopoly Empire
Many of you might not have known that World Monopoly Day was this weekend, but it turns out you can now “Advance to Go” in a gold Mustang in the new MONOPOLY EMPIRE game!
To celebrate World Monopoly Day, Ford Motor Company partnered with Hasbro and Polaroid for a Mustang Monopoly Game Night on Wednesday. Enjoying a backdrop of the NYC skyline at The Skylark, gamers tried out the new MONOPOLY EMPIRE game, that features the iconic Ford Mustang as a game piece. Competing to top off their tower of brands (a slightly different twist on the traditional Monopoly game!), guests enjoyed an appearance from Mr. Monopoly himself, taking pictures with the mascot while sipping on their Manhattan-inspired cocktails.
In the new MONOPOLY EMPIRE game, fans are given a chance to “own it all” with several iconic brands featured in the latest including Ford Mo, Polaroid, Caterpillar, Billboard, Heinz Tomato Ketchup, TRANSFORMERS and more gather on social media and through special events to help MONOPOLY “Pass Go.”
Iconic Sports Car Celebrated in Iconic Game For more than 50 years, Mustang has been more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford. As an enduring icon of American popular culture, Mustang’s influence can be seen in film, music, fashion, art and even popular consumer goods. And now, the iconic pony car is celebrated in one of the most popular board games that we all know and love – Monopoly. In the new Monopoly Empire Edition, Ford Mustang fans can now rev their engines and ͞”Advance to Go͟” as they build their empire of iconic brands.
A Pop Culture Icon: With more than 3,300 appearances in movies and television, Mustang is believed to be the most widely featured car on the big and small screen.
Here are a few: Gone in 60 Seconds (1967 Shelby GT500 Eleanor), Diamonds are Forever (1971 Mach 1), Bullitt (1968 Fastback), Farah Fawcett – Charlie’s Angels (1976 Ford Mustang Cobra II) to Need for Speed (2015 Mustang GT on-screen debut)
Mustang has been widely celebrated in song – Musicians from Chuck Berry to Fergie, Katy Perry and even the White Zombies have recorded Mustang-inspired songs.
From apparel to toys and games, to even high-end watches and designers, Mustang is all around us. oRecent Partnerships: Shinola, OPI Nail Lacquer, Lucky Brand, Stern Pinball, Fischer Price Power Wheels, LEGO, Burton Morris, Hot Wheels and Forza Motorsport oDesigner T-Shirt Collection – Mustang Unleashed featuring global designers Anna Sui, Pamela Love, Paula Cademartori, Rogan and CO|TE
More on Mustang: Over the past 52 years, Mustang’s impact goes well beyond the 9.6 million cars produced and sold, most of them have originated close to Ford’s home base in Dearborn, Mich. From the racetrack to the silver screen to the airwaves to the toy box, Mustang has attracted quite the following –It’s the most popular vehicle on Facebook – close to 8.3 million fans oIt has inspired hundreds of Mustang clubs around the world 2015 marked the first time Mustang was available to customers around the world in more than 100 markets, and the first time a right-hand drive model was made widely available – and quickly became the best-selling sports car globally.
86th Floor Party for @Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary!
How did we make Mustang’s big 50th celebration truly special?
Ford moved the party to the observation deck on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building.
Ford took the Mustang apart and put it back together high above the Manhattan skyline to re-create the festivities from 1965.
Check out these incredible photos from Ford:
We had so much fun checking out the Ford and was so happy to be a part of the celebrations!Timed to the 50th anniversary of Mustang’s debut, fashion innovators including Anna Sui, Rogan, Paula Cademartori, CO|TE and Pamela Love will celebrate the iconic pony car through a limited-edition line of shirts for the Mustang Unleashed collection. Last night, at the Empire State Building where the all-new Mustang convertible was on display 86 stories above New York City – replicating the Mustang debut 50 years ago – the designers came together to announce the unique collaboration during a panel discussion, featuring their personal inspirations for the Mustang designs they will create.
Five visionary designers
As trendsetters, the Mustang Unleashed designers embody the Mustang spirit. They are emotive, expressive and “unleashed” in their own right, living and working with a sense of freedom and individual style. These smart, sophisticated and confident designers are:
- Anna Sui: A Detroit native, Sui and the Ford Mustang have quite a bit in common. Her work effortlessly mixes vintage style with current cultural obsessions, transcending eras to create true “originals”
- Rogan: Founded by Rogan Gregory and Scott Mackinlay-Hahn, Rogan combines soulful minimalism with traditional quality to create strong graphic statements. Through extensive research, Rogan yields innovative fabrications driven by an intellectual utilitarianism that blends modernism and asymmetrical construction
- Paula Cademartori: As a designer of Italian and Brazilian origin, Cademartori moved to Italy in 2005, where she honed her unremitting passion for fashion and for the concept of feminine beauty. She has been acknowledged as an emerging designer by Vogue Italia. 2010 marked Cademartori’s international debut with her first collection of bags created for the spring/summer 2011 fashion season
- CO|TE: Founded by Tomaso Anfossi and Francesco Ferrari, the Italian brand is quickly gaining momentum in the fashion world for freely reinterpreting established design themes from a contemporary point of view
- Pamela Love: A native New Yorker, Love began making jewelry in her Brooklyn apartment in 2006. Since then, she has created a full production facility and design studio in Manhattan’s garment district. Love’s line of unique jewelry pieces is committed to sustainability and localized production
Mustang Pinball Machines!
Celebrating an icon
Today, these designers will meet at the Empire State Building, where the all-new Mustang convertible will be on display 86 stories above New York City, to launch the Mustang Unleashed collection and reveal their personal inspirations for the shirts they will create. Showcasing the all-new 2015 Mustang on the observation deck of the architectural landmark replicates the Mustang debut there in 1965.
“As designers, we strive to create beautiful, functional clothing evoking iconic and timeless work,” said Rogan co-founder Mackinlay-Hahn. “Mustang achieves this both in its design and role in popular culture through the years. We’re inspired by the lines and movement of the vehicle – it’s a unique meeting of sophistication and toughness.”
50 years of Mustang
Ford Mustang is the newest member of a very exclusive club – vehicles in continuous production for 50 years. During the last five decades, Mustang has gained worldwide popularity and become an enduring part of pop culture, with more than 9.2 million cars sold and more than 3,300 appearances on film and TV – including Mustang’s latest big-screen appearance as the hero car in “Need for Speed.”
Mustang’s unique combination of style, performance and affordability established an entirely new class of sporty car. Now, the most advanced version yet, the 2015 model features an all-new, sophisticated design and a host of innovative new technologies and connectivity systems.
So much delicious food as well! Portobello mushroom bar with blue cheese panini, chicken hotdogs, quinoa salad, mini chicken pot pie, seafood stew, hot dog skewers, BLT on shortcake, mini burgers and so much more.
Also in honor of the anniversary, Ford and OPI have announced the line-up of colors for the OPI Ford Mustang collection that features six inspired shades. Available in U.S. stores in July, the limited edition includes: hero color Race Red, 50 Years of Style, Queen of the Road, Girls Love Ponies, Angel with a Leadfoot and The Sky’s My Limit.