The 2018 auto show circuit kicked off with the North American International Auto Show. From January 13th through to the 28th, the world’s top auto manufacturers gathered at the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI to showcase the new model year cars and trucks, upcoming future production models, and bespoke one-off concept designs that vary from extravagant to just plain weird. It was a venerable ‘Who’s Who’ of journalists, press and media, industry insiders, product reps, brand ambassadors, company spokespeople, and corporate executives before doors were opened to the public on Saturday the 20th. And of course, let’s not forget the all-star cast of the event: the vehicles, themselves.
The Chicago auto show won’t only be debuting cars this year; there is a new Pinball machine by Stern that will be debuted. Stern Pinball has made a Ford Mustang themed pinball table. Stern got together with Ford to make this table to celebrate the 50 years of the Ford Mustang. It will debut today February 6th and will go on sale in March.
The machine will be offered in three styles, the first is the pro-level machine that is made for arcades and public spaces and will retail for $4,995. The cabinet background art by Camilo Pardo who designed the Ford GT. Tanner Foust, drift car racer and host of Top Gear USA will be the voice of the game. Many missions can be activated while playing, like the drag race for example, hit the correct lanes to win the race and build your collection of cars to hit wizard mode.
There will be premium tables out for 2015, with added art. The third model will be signed, have art from the 1965 Mustang and 2015 mustang on the machine along with Chrome speaker grilles with the Mustang logo on them. Prices for these tables have not been announced yet.
This is the type of table I would love to get my hands on! Being a fan of awesome sports cars like the mustang and a pinball fan also this is like a dream table for me! I guess it will be time to start putting money in the piggy bank to score one of these awesome tables!
Ford has revealed a special commemorative logo and a marketing campaign that will see merchandise sold from over 50 different companies to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of its most significant vehicles, the Mustang. Jackets, shirts, watches and even pinball machines will be included in this merchandise, all of which will be branded with the new logo.
The new logo was a result of a design contest put on by Ford chief officer J Mays, which was won by designer Michael Thompson. Typically, the logo features the famous galloping pony which has been seen on the Mustang since it was first introduced. With festivities starting at the upcoming 2013 New York Auto Show, Ford will be celebrating all year long. April 17, 2014 is the Mustang’s official 50th birthday, as the original Mustang was unveiled at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.