At about 3:15 p.m. on Monday and Thursday,
two special Ford Mustangs will try to outrun a pair of high-performance
aerobatic aircraft in the Ford “Wings vs. Wheels” challenge.
The Mustangs, a custom-made ROUSH 540RH
Mustang by Jack Roush and the Carroll Shelby GT350 Mustang, will be
pitted against Kirby Chambliss flying the Red Bull Edge 540 and Michael
Goulian piloting a Castrol Aviator Extra 330SC.
From a standing start, the cars and
planes will race head to head from opposite ends of the runway, passing
at closing speeds in excess of 300 mph. The cars perform harrowing
maneuvers, the planes perform aerobatic thrills, and all accelerate back
to midfield for a spectacular race conclusion.
The event celebrates Ford’s engagement
with EAA AirVenture and EAA members as Ford begins a second decade as
the exclusive automotive partner of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
“There’s something special about the
raw power and performance capabilities built into all Ford Mustangs that
makes exhibitions like this especially exciting,” said Kevin Keling,
corporate events manager of Ford Motor Company. “A race featuring both
cars and planes as incredible as these is something you can only see in