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cobrabitn
01-30-2006, 05:21 PM
MUSTANG ANSWERS THE CALL

These days, you can learn a lot about people from the ring tones they have
chosen for their cellular phones. A chart-topping hit or the jingle from a
popular show can be heard almost anywhere.


Replacing the standard phone ring was first popularized by tech-savvy
teenagers in the late 1990s and has grown into a multibillion-dollar
industry.


The newest challenger for honors on Billboard magazine's top 40 "Hot
Ringtones" will soon be the Ford Mustang. Yes, the star of auto showrooms,
movies, pop songs and even a U.S. postage stamp is about to add a pair of
cell phone ring tones to its pop-culture portfolio. And it won't be the
voice of the late Wilson Pickett, but Mustang's own distinctive throaty
exhaust.


It could be a two-sided hit. One ring tone is Mustang's rendition of "The
Star Spangled Banner"; the other is the growl of the Pony car running
through the gears.


The download will be available for free at www.fordvehicles.com beginning
Monday, January 30, along with a choice of three wallpapers: the GT
convertible, the GT hardtop and the running-Pony logo.


The current Billboard ring tone chart toppers are "My Humps" by The Black
Eyed Peas and Koji Kondo's "Super Mario Brothers Theme." The latter has
been on the charts for 66 weeks.

Go to www.fordvehicles.com and go to the Mustang homepage.
Click on 'Mustang Clubs Website' under the 'News & Events' section.

Remember to update your memberships if you have not in 2005 and start
sending us your show information for 2006! And, as always, feel free to
share the above information with your club members. Call and let us know
what you think of the 2007 Ford Shelby GT 500!

The right to buy the first available 2007 Ford Shelby GT 500 Coupe was
recently sold for $648,000* at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Arizona, with
all proceeds from that sale going to the Carroll Shelby Children's
Foundation. (*$600,000 with Barrett-Jackson handling fees)