Mustang fans have--let's be frank--a type. Hark back to the high-school parking lot in the red state of your choice. Are you seeing the mullet? Are you feeling the Pabst Blue Ribbon sitting there like you swallowed a bag of nickels? Are you smelling vaporized tire tread thicker than Drakkar Noir bought at JC Penney's?
That's just not our gal, New Jersey native Queen Latifah, now, is it?
Nonetheless, we read today somewhere that Latifah truly is the queen of Mustang owners. Not only because she's the owner of a 1965 Ford Mustang, but mostly because she can just golf-clap twice and get Ford's PR machine to send her a free car. And not just a free car, but a free Mustang hand-delivered by puckish NASCAR newbie Colin Braun, complete with driving lessons.
According to Latifah (we heard it means "trail-brake into turn three" in Arabic) she's "been a little jealous of people riding around town with their Mustangs.” And thus, with the intervention of some marketing budget, it was made so.
Now that she has one, "they can eat my dust.” Truly, she is a just ruler.
SPOILER ALERT: The song and video and the free driving lessons and the car and Latifah all are being used to promote a contest for drivers telling their Mustang stories in 250 words or less over at www.the2010mustang.com. You're surprised, we know--especially if you've been buried inside a pyramid for a few thousand years.