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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedFord’s ‘Wings vs. Wheels’ challenge
 
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 Oshkosh.”

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