My teen son has a new fascination with Ford Mustangs. And while he’s still a couple years away from having a driver’s license or a car, that hasn’t stopped him from obsessing.
This morning over breakfast we watched a documentary called A Faster Horse, it was a 50 year history of the Ford Mustang. I’ll admit it was interesting and I enjoyed it almost as much as he did. The people, the struggles and triumphs of the brand make for a great story.
They say that a Mustang isn’t a car you buy with your head, it’s a car you buy with your heart. They say there’s an emotional investment in owning a Mustang….and, I have to agree. After all, I am a Mustang owner! I’m on my second, and my father has had four. I guess that makes us “Mustang People.”
There’s just something about the rumble of the engine, and the sculpted, staunch lines of the body that makes you want to hit the open road and just drive. You feel powerful, and connected.
So, not surprisingly, after seeing the movie, my son asked if we could go for a ride. So we did! Top down and open road we went for a spin and then we called Grandpa to say hi.
After we got off the phone with Grandpa, my son said, “Mom, we should go to the Mustang museum, or let’s go to the next anniversary rally. Or maybe we could go on a road trip and see Route 66.”
How do you not smile and start planning, when your teenager says he wants to spend time with you? What a fantastic challenge! I best start planning, and book the ol’ Mustang in for a tune-up. And while I’m at it, I should download the theme from the Vacation movies, “Holiday Road,” or whatever it’s called. I might just have an epic road trip in my near future.