Fancy a 2015 Ford Mustang but can’t afford to pay at least $24,425 for an entry-level model? Or would you rather use that amount to buy something more purposeful, say a Dodge Grand Caravan ? Whatever the reason, you may have the chance to take a brand-new 2015 Mustang home for free courtesy of Ford and the 2014 BET Awards.
All you have to do is create a 60-second video in which you show and tell how you and your footage embody the passion and spirit of the Ford Mustang . The clip must be uploaded on the "Mustang And Me" campaign page on BET’s website by 6 PM EDT on June 3rd.
The big winner will be announced during the live broadcast of the 2014 BET Awards on June 29. This year’s event will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, with Chris Rock acting as the main host.
There’s no official word as to what Mustang model the winner will be receiving, but we have a feeling we’re talking about an entry-level, V-6-powered pony . You know what they say, never look a gift horse in the mouth.
In case you missed it earlier this month, Ford is also raffling a unique 2015 Mustang 50 Years Convertible by August 16. Raffle tickets cost $20 each and proceeds will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and its "No Opportunity Wasted" MS research initiative.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Ford Mustang.
Why It Matters
Fitted with an independent rear suspension and with more tech than ever before, the 2015 Mustang is like no other pony, so it’s not exactly surprising that Ford is busy promoting it through all sorts of campaigns. Giving away free cars is an old, successful publicity stunt and we bet this is not the last 2015 Mustang giveaway we’ll be seeing by the end of the year.
Officially introduced last December and showcased at the Detroit Auto Show, the sixth-generation Ford Mustang opened a completely new era for the iconic pony. Unlike previous models, the 2015 Mustang will greet its customers with an independent rear suspension, a line-lock system that allows drivers to perform burnouts without ruining the car’s clutch, and an unprecedented amount of technology.
In addition to keeping the familiar V-6 and V-8 engines, the new Mustang will also get a four-cylinder unit in the shape of a 2.3 liter EcoBoost. 1993 was the last year when Ford offered a four-pot on the third-generation Mustang.
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Do you embody the spirit and passion of Ford Mustang? Are you a die-hard Mustang fan? If so, Ford is looking for you as part of its 2014 BET Awards #MustangAndMe contest.
One grand prize winner will be announced during the live broadcast of the 2014 BET Awards on Sunday, June 29, getting the keys to an all-new 2015 Mustang. This contest is the latest initiative in the celebrations that have been taking place for months to mark 50 years of Ford Mustang.
“For five decades, Mustang has represented some of the best American culture, inspiring a feeling of freedom and independence,” said Shawn Thompson, manager, Ford multicultural marketing. “For this contest, we are looking for individuals to showcase how they embody the passion and spirit of Mustang through a 60-second video.”
Fans 18 and older can enter the 2014 BET Awards #MustangAndMe contest by visiting http://www.bet.com/MustangAndMe now through 6 p.m. EDT June 3 for the chance to win the Mustang giveaway. The same link can be used for fans wishing to cast their vote for the winning video submission.
To be entered in the contest, fans must create and upload an original 60-second video showing and telling how they embody the Mustang life.
“This marks the first year we’ve ever had a Mustang at the BET Awards,” said Thompson. “As we mark 50 years of this automotive and cultural icon, it’s a perfect year for us to bring a Mustang to one of the most watched awards shows on cable television and give it away to a fan who most embodies the spirit and passion of the car.”