Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Nickname: "The City of Festivals", "The Genuine American City", "Cream City", "Brewtown/Brew City"
Motto: "'"
Official website: http://www.city.milwaukee.gov
Location


Location of Milwaukee in
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Government
County Milwaukee
Mayor Tom Barrett
Geographical characteristics
Area
Total 251.0 km²
Land 248.8 km²
Water 2.2 km²
Population
Total (2000) 596,974
Metro area 1,709,926
Density 2399.5/km²
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Coordinates 43°03′00″ N
87°57′00″ W
Elevation m
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin, United States and the county of Milwaukee. The city's population is 592,765 (2005 estimate) with an estimated total of 1,709,926 in the Milwaukee metropolitan area (2005). The city of Milwaukee is the 22nd largest city in the United States. The city is located in the southeastern portion of the state on the western shore of Lake Michigan.

History

The Milwaukee area was originally inhabited by the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Winnebago Indian tribes. Milwaukee received its name from the Indian word Millioke which means "The Good Land", or "gathering place by the water." French missionaries and traders passed through the area in the late 1600s and 1700s.

In 1818, Frenchman Solomon Juneau settled in the area. Juneau bought out his father-in-law's trading business, and in 1833 he founded a town on the east side of the Milwaukee River. In 1846, Juneau's town combined with two neighboring rival towns to incorporate as the City of Milwaukee: Kilbourntown to the west, which was founded by Byron Kilbourn, and Walker's Point to the south, founded by George H. Walker. Juneau was Milwaukee's first mayor. German immigrants helped increase the city's population during the 1840s and the following decades. Milwaukee still today has a large German-American population. The liberal tradition of these peoples led to decades of socialist government in Milwaukee during the twentieth century.

From the late 19th century until the 1950s, Milwaukee, like many northern industrial cities, saw tremendous growth from immigrants from Germany, Hungary, Poland and other central European nations, as well as the northward migration of African-Americans from southern U.S. states. This helped make Milwaukee one of the 15 largest cities in the nation, and by the mid-1960s, its population reached nearly 750,000. Starting in the late 1960s, however, like many cities in the Great Lakes "rust belt," Milwaukee saw its population start to decline due to various factors, ranging from the loss of blue collar jobs to the phenomenon of "white flight." However, in recent years, the city began to make strides in improving its economy, neighborhoods, and image, resulting in the revitalization of neighborhoods such as the Third Ward, east side,and more recently, Bay View, along with attracting new businesses to its downtown area. While the city still faces a shrinking population[1], it continues to make plans for increasing its future revitalization through various projects.

Geography and climate

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 251.0 km² (96.9 square miles). 248.8 km² (96.1 square miles) of it is land and 2.2 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.88% water.

Cityscape

Milwaukee lies along the shores and bluffs of Lake Michigan at the confluence of three rivers: the Menomonee, the Kinnickinnic and the Milwaukee. It is crossed by Interstate 43 and Interstate 94, which come together downtown at the Marquette Interchange.

View of the Milwaukee River from downtown.

Climate

Milwaukee's proximity to Lake Michigan causes a convection current to form mid-afternoon, resulting in the so-called lake effect, causing the temperatures to be warmer in the winter, and cooler in the summer ("cooler by the lake" is practically boilerplate language for local meteorologists during the summer). Also, the relative humidity in the summer is far higher than that of comparable cities at the same latitude, meaning that it feels hotter than it really is.

Milwaukee's all-time record high temperature is 105°F (41°C) set on July 17, 1995. The coldest temperature ever experienced by the city was -26°F (-32°C) on both January 17, 1982 and February 4, 1996. The 1982 event, also known as Cold Sunday, featured temperatures as low as -40°F (-40°C) in some of the suburbs as little as 10 miles (16km) to the north of Milwaukee, although the city itself did not approach such cold temperatures.

Demographics

In the 2000 census, over a third (38 percent) of Milwaukeeans reported that they were of German descent. Other large population groups include Polish (12.7%), Irish (10%), English (5.1%), Italian (4.4%), French (3.9%), and Hispanic origin totaled 6.3%.

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 596,974 people, 232,188 households, and 135,133 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,399.5/km² (6,214.3 per square mile). There are 249,225 housing units at an average density of 1,001.7/km² (2,594.4 per square mile). The racial makeup of the city is 49.98% White, 37.34% African American, 0.87% Native American, 2.94% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 6.10% from other races, and 2.71% from two or more races. 12.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 232,188 households out of which 30.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.2% are married couples living together, 21.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% are non-families. 33.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.25.

In the city the population is spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $32,216, and the median income for a family is $37,879. Males have a median income of $32,244 versus $26,013 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,181. 21.3% of the population and 17.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 31.6% of those under the age of 18 and 11.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Transportation

Milwaukee uses the Interstate Highways for its main transportation. I-94 comes up from Chicago to enter Milwaukee continues to Madison I-43 also enters Milwaukee from the south and continues to Green Bay where it ends. Milwaukee also has many internal freeways as well. Residents may also use the Milwaukee County Transit System to get around the city as well as the county via the bus.

Economy

Although most people associate Milwaukee with beer, today companies like Miller Brewing employ less than one percent of the city's workers. Milwaukee's reputation as a blue collar town is more accurate, however, with 22 percent of the workforce involved in manufacturing — second only to San Jose, CA and far higher than the national average of 16.5%. Service and managerial jobs are the fastest growing segments of the Milwaukee economy, and healthcare makes up 27% of all service jobs in the city.

Milwaukee is headquarters to six Fortune 1000 manufacturers and six Fortune 1000 service companies. Among these are Briggs & Stratton, Harley-Davidson, Johnson Controls, Manpower Inc., Marshall & Ilsley, Northwestern Mutual, Rockwell Automation, Roundy's Supermarkets, Metavante, Kohl's, and Wisconsin Energy. The Milwaukee area ranked number five in the nation when measuring the number of Fortune 500 companies as a share of the population, just behind the number four Minneapolis-St. Paul region. Milwaukee also has a large number of financial service firms, particularly those specializing in mutual funds and transaction processing systems, and a disproportionate number of publishing and printing companies.

Culture and sports

Culture

The Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee's most visually prominent cultural attraction is the Milwaukee Art Museum, especially its new $100 million wing designed by Santiago Calatrava in his first American commission. The museum includes a "brise soleil," a moving sunscreen that quite literally unfolds like the wing of a bird. The Milwaukee Public Museum, Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory and Milwaukee County Zoo are also notable public attractions.

Milwaukee is home to the Florentine Opera, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Skylight Opera Theatre, First Stage Children's Theater,Milwaukee Youth Theatre, and a number of other arts organizations. Additionally, Milwaukee is home to artistic performance venues such as the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Pabst Theatre, Riverside Theatre, and Milwaukee Theatre. The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, a first-of-its-kind Arts-in-education facility, is a national model.

Milwaukee, "A Great Place on a Great Lake" and "Genuine American," has also advertised itself as the "City of Festivals," emphasizing an annual lakefront fair called Summerfest. Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest music festival in the world, Summerfest attracts around 900,000 visitors a year to its twelve stages. Smaller festivals througout the year celebrate the city's German, Native American, African-American, Italian, Irish, Asian, Arab, and Polish heritage.

Due in large part to its brewery history, the city has been called "the nation's watering hole" with more bars per capita than any other large city in the country (one bar for every 1600 people or approximately 375 bars, four bars for every square mile). Along the same lines, the tradition of tailgating (for almost any event, but especially Brewers games), where copious amounts of beer and other potent potables are ceremoniously consumed, is deeply engrained in culture of the city and its residents both young and old.

Although Milwaukee isn't known historically as a club scene music mecca, it does have a vibrant history of rock, blues, punk, ska, industrial music, goth and pop music bands. A range of musicians have called Milwaukee home, including Hildegarde, Woody Herman, Liberace, blues giant Hubert Sumlin, the BoDeans, Violent Femmes, Citizen King, The Gufs, The Promise Ring, Oil Tasters, Die Kruezen, Boy Dirt Car, Shiverhead, among others. Local hip-hop action includes acts like Rusty Ps and Black Elephant. Coo Coo Cal gave Milwaukee a national foothold in the hip-hop market with his hit single "My Projects". Beer City Skateboards is not only a skateboard company, but a punk rock label as well, home to DRI and Millions of Dead Cops. Venues such as Pabst Theater and The Rave bring internationally-known and critically acclaimed acts to Milwaukee every day.

Milwaukee is also home to a vibrant club scene booking regular international DJs such as Richie Hawtin, LTJ Bukem, Mark Farina, Derrick Carter and others. Milwaukee was home to a vibrant rave scene in the early Nineties, especially fostering hardcore techno, thanks to Drop Bass; but the scene moved south to Chicago after reaction by city authorities. Milwaukee was also an epicenter of the breakcore scene in early 2000s with labels like Addict Records and Zod Records.

Sports

It is also home to a number of professional sports teams including:

The Milwaukee Mile auto racing facility, the oldest active auto race track in the United States, is located on the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds in West Allis. The Mile is not far from the Pettit National Ice Center, a U.S. Olympic Team training facility for speed skating.

Previous sports teams to play in Milwaukee have included:

In addition, the Green Bay Packers played a portion of their home schedule in Milwaukee from 1933 through 1994:

The 1939 Championship between the Packers and the New York Giants was played at State Fair Park. The Packers won, 27-0.

To this day, the Packers maintain two separate season ticket plans, reflecting their time in Milwaukee: the Gold package, made up primarily of former Milwaukee season ticket holders, have a three-game package consisting of the annual Midwest Shrine preseason contest plus the second and fifth regular-season home games each year, and the Green package (made up of original Green Bay ticket holders) attend the annual Bishop's Charities preseason game and the remaining six regular-season contests.

Education

Milwaukee maintains Milwaukee Public Schools, the largest school district in Wisconsin. As of 2006, it has an enrolment of 95,600 students and employs 6,100 full-time and substitute teachers in 223 schools.

Colleges and universities

High schools

Media

Newspapers serving Milwaukee include:

Broadcast media:

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Broadcast media:. The new Mustang was also nominated for the North American Car of the Year award for 2005 and won the Canadian Car of the Year award that year. Newspapers serving Milwaukee include:. The Mustang made Car and Driver's Ten-Best list five times: 1983, 1987, 1988, 2005 and 2006. As of 2006, it has an enrolment of 95,600 students and employs 6,100 full-time and substitute teachers in 223 schools. On hand for the closing ceremonies was the aforementioned first production Mustang, also built at Dearborn. Milwaukee maintains Milwaukee Public Schools, the largest school district in Wisconsin. The last car off the Dearborn line was a bright red 2004 Mustang GT convertible.

To this day, the Packers maintain two separate season ticket plans, reflecting their time in Milwaukee: the Gold package, made up primarily of former Milwaukee season ticket holders, have a three-game package consisting of the annual Midwest Shrine preseason contest plus the second and fifth regular-season home games each year, and the Green package (made up of original Green Bay ticket holders) attend the annual Bishop's Charities preseason game and the remaining six regular-season contests. With the conversion of the River Rouge Plant to F-150 trucks in Dearborn, Michigan on May 10, 2004, a plant that built Mustangs from the very beginning, production has been moved to the AutoAlliance International plant in Flat Rock, Michigan. The Packers won, 27-0. Number one is currently on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan and a photo of the car can be viewed at their website. The 1939 Championship between the Packers and the New York Giants was played at State Fair Park. John's, Newfoundland, Ford offered him Mustang number one million in exchange in 1966; he chose a new, made-to-order Mustang instead. In addition, the Green Bay Packers played a portion of their home schedule in Milwaukee from 1933 through 1994:. Originally purchased new by Stanley Tucker, an airline pilot from St.

Previous sports teams to play in Milwaukee have included:. Even the very first production Mustang is still around. Olympic Team training facility for speed skating. Mechanical parts are as close as the corner auto parts store, Ford dealer or wrecking yard with most out-of-production parts available as highly accurate reproductions. The Mile is not far from the Pettit National Ice Center, a U.S. Thanks to continued interest in the marque, restoring Mustangs is a popular hobby. The Milwaukee Mile auto racing facility, the oldest active auto race track in the United States, is located on the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds in West Allis. Many view the 1964-1973 models as American automotive icons the equal of the 1955 to 1957 full-size Chevrolets and the Corvette.

It is also home to a number of professional sports teams including:. Ford continues to sell about 150,000 Mustangs annually. Milwaukee was also an epicenter of the breakcore scene in early 2000s with labels like Addict Records and Zod Records. See also Motor Trend, May 2005 [1]. Milwaukee was home to a vibrant rave scene in the early Nineties, especially fostering hardcore techno, thanks to Drop Bass; but the scene moved south to Chicago after reaction by city authorities. More details have been leaked from Ford over the past couple of months. Milwaukee is also home to a vibrant club scene booking regular international DJs such as Richie Hawtin, LTJ Bukem, Mark Farina, Derrick Carter and others. Introduced at the 2005 New York International Auto Show, the GT500 will make use of a 5.4 L Modular supercharged V8 first developed for the Ford GT supercar.

Venues such as Pabst Theater and The Rave bring internationally-known and critically acclaimed acts to Milwaukee every day. Shelby and Ford will return with a Shelby-branded Mustang, the Shelby GT500, for 2007. Beer City Skateboards is not only a skateboard company, but a punk rock label as well, home to DRI and Millions of Dead Cops. The 2006 model year offered a new "Pony Package" for the popular V6 models, which included upgraded suspension, Bullitt-style wheels, wider tires, unique grille treatment with road lamps, rear deck spoiler, special door striping and special Pony emblems. Coo Coo Cal gave Milwaukee a national foothold in the hip-hop market with his hit single "My Projects". Half of all sports cars now sold in the United States are Mustangs. Local hip-hop action includes acts like Rusty Ps and Black Elephant. The new Mustang has been selling very well for Ford and as a result was exempt from the 2005 Employee Discount Pricing Program.

A range of musicians have called Milwaukee home, including Hildegarde, Woody Herman, Liberace, blues giant Hubert Sumlin, the BoDeans, Violent Femmes, Citizen King, The Gufs, The Promise Ring, Oil Tasters, Die Kruezen, Boy Dirt Car, Shiverhead, among others. Ford engineers designed a z-fold top that gives it a finished appearance with the top down. Although Milwaukee isn't known historically as a club scene music mecca, it does have a vibrant history of rock, blues, punk, ska, industrial music, goth and pop music bands. The 2005 Mustang convertible was designed from the ground up to deliver a more rigid body structure without additional weight. Along the same lines, the tradition of tailgating (for almost any event, but especially Brewers games), where copious amounts of beer and other potent potables are ceremoniously consumed, is deeply engrained in culture of the city and its residents both young and old. Shortly after its launch at the North American International Auto Show in January, Ford started production of the Mustang convertible, available with either the V6 or V8 engine. Due in large part to its brewery history, the city has been called "the nation's watering hole" with more bars per capita than any other large city in the country (one bar for every 1600 people or approximately 375 bars, four bars for every square mile). One particularly interesting feature is the optional color-changing gauges.

Smaller festivals througout the year celebrate the city's German, Native American, African-American, Italian, Irish, Asian, Arab, and Polish heritage. Modern production facilities and computer aided design have allowed the new Mustang to have 100% more structural rigidity over its predecessor, and have greatly increased build quality as well as fit and finish. Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest music festival in the world, Summerfest attracts around 900,000 visitors a year to its twelve stages. It retains the traditional but controversial live rear axle, and offers improved handling and ride. Milwaukee, "A Great Place on a Great Lake" and "Genuine American," has also advertised itself as the "City of Festivals," emphasizing an annual lakefront fair called Summerfest. The GT has a 300 hp (224 kW) 4.6 L 3-valve Modular V8 with variable valve timing. The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, a first-of-its-kind Arts-in-education facility, is a national model. The base Mustang uses a 210 hp (156 kW) Ford Cologne V6 engine.

Additionally, Milwaukee is home to artistic performance venues such as the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Pabst Theatre, Riverside Theatre, and Milwaukee Theatre. The car featured an aesthetic that Senior Vice President of Design J Mays referred to as "retro-futurism.". Milwaukee is home to the Florentine Opera, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Skylight Opera Theatre, First Stage Children's Theater,Milwaukee Youth Theatre, and a number of other arts organizations. Exterior styling was designed by Sid Ramnarace, drawing inspiration from 1960s Mustangs. The Milwaukee Public Museum, Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory and Milwaukee County Zoo are also notable public attractions. At the 2004 North American International Auto Show, Ford introduced a completely redesigned Mustang (code named "S-197") on an all-new D2C platform for the 2005 model year. The museum includes a "brise soleil," a moving sunscreen that quite literally unfolds like the wing of a bird. It also marked the end of this design of the Mustang, as 2005 ushered in an all-new model.

Milwaukee's most visually prominent cultural attraction is the Milwaukee Art Museum, especially its new $100 million wing designed by Santiago Calatrava in his first American commission. Available in both Standard and GT editions, it consisted of 40th Anniversary badging, special metallic red paint with gold stripes, enhanced interior, and some "special" collectable items for the owner. Milwaukee also has a large number of financial service firms, particularly those specializing in mutual funds and transaction processing systems, and a disproportionate number of publishing and printing companies. In 2004, Ford produced a special 40th Anniversary Edition of the Mustang. Paul region. Power was a huge 390 horses (290 kW). The Milwaukee area ranked number five in the nation when measuring the number of Fortune 500 companies as a share of the population, just behind the number four Minneapolis-St. It used a iron block 4.6 engine.

Among these are Briggs & Stratton, Harley-Davidson, Johnson Controls, Manpower Inc., Marshall & Ilsley, Northwestern Mutual, Rockwell Automation, Roundy's Supermarkets, Metavante, Kohl's, and Wisconsin Energy. It received a T56 transmission coupled with a supercharged DOHC V8. Milwaukee is headquarters to six Fortune 1000 manufacturers and six Fortune 1000 service companies. After an absence of a year, the Cobra returned, this time with vastly increased power and handling. Service and managerial jobs are the fastest growing segments of the Milwaukee economy, and healthcare makes up 27% of all service jobs in the city. With the end of production of the Camaro and Firebird lines in 2002, only the Mustang remains as the sole survivor of the ponycar era. Milwaukee's reputation as a blue collar town is more accurate, however, with 22 percent of the workforce involved in manufacturing — second only to San Jose, CA and far higher than the national average of 16.5%. The lone remaining 1960s muscle car marques, Mustang, Camaro and Firebird, grew in power and handling better than the cars that preceded them.

Although most people associate Milwaukee with beer, today companies like Miller Brewing employ less than one percent of the city's workers. As electronic engine management and emissions technology developed, so too did performance. Residents may also use the Milwaukee County Transit System to get around the city as well as the county via the bus. Furthermore, smoked headlights from the Cobra R and a new deck style wing replaced the old chrome look headlights and the sweeping wing. Milwaukee also has many internal freeways as well. In 2001, a hood scoop, similar in design to the 35th anniversary scoops, and side scoops (nonfunctional) were added to GT models and made optional on the V6 as part of a "pony package". I-94 comes up from Chicago to enter Milwaukee continues to Madison I-43 also enters Milwaukee from the south and continues to Green Bay where it ends. 17 inch American Torque Thrust wheels reminiscent of the originals were also used on this car and made optional on GTs wrapped in 245/45ZR performance rubber by Goodyear.

Milwaukee uses the Interstate Highways for its main transportation. More telling is the torque curve, which was vastly improved over the base GT models, 90% of its 302 lbft avaliable from 2000 RPM. Out of the total population, 31.6% of those under the age of 18 and 11.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. Moreover, a new intake design and mufflers added put the horsepower at 265, which was later revised to 270. 21.3% of the population and 17.4% of families are below the poverty line. Many lauded the improvements and called it the best handling production Mustang ever. The per capita income for the city is $16,181. The car was slightly lowered and had name brand shocks with the addition of short length subframe conncetors which improved the handling.

Males have a median income of $32,244 versus $26,013 for females. It was reminiscent of the 1968 390 fastback model driven by Steve McQueen in the movie of the same name. The median income for a household in the city is $32,216, and the median income for a family is $37,879. In 2001, Ford offered a Special version of its GT with the "Bullitt" nameplate. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.2 males. The Cobra also had side exhaust outlets and "smoked" headlights, the latter making its way onto all Mustangs the following year. For every 100 females there are 91.6 males. Minor exterior enhancements such as the addition of a front splitter and rear wing added downforce and stability at speed.

The median age is 31 years. It received a 6-speed transmission from Tremec, the T56, the same transmission used in the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro and the Dodge Viper. In the city the population is spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The Cobra R utilized an iron block, claiming 385 hp (287 kW) and 385 ft·lbf (522 N·m) torque. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.25. In 1995 and 2000 the Cobra Rs had increased displacement engines (5.8 L and 5.4 L, respectively) that made these cars extremely potent track machines. 33.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The suspensions were finely tuned.

There are 232,188 households out of which 30.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.2% are married couples living together, 21.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% are non-families. Unlike the early Rs, one did not need a racing license to buy one of these race Cobras. 12.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Race cars, they were stripped of air conditioning, radios, and back seats. The racial makeup of the city is 49.98% White, 37.34% African American, 0.87% Native American, 2.94% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 6.10% from other races, and 2.71% from two or more races. Special Cobra R versions were available in limited editions in 1993, 1995, and 2000. There are 249,225 housing units at an average density of 1,001.7/km² (2,594.4 per square mile). The Cobra also received an independent rear suspension, which was also modular.

The population density is 2,399.5/km² (6,214.3 per square mile). Redline was set at 7000 rpm for the DOHC Cobra. As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 596,974 people, 232,188 households, and 135,133 families residing in the city. A switch was made from "B" style heads as used in the early 32 valve DOHC Modulars to "C" heads, which added to the low end torque of the engine. Other large population groups include Polish (12.7%), Irish (10%), English (5.1%), Italian (4.4%), French (3.9%), and Hispanic origin totaled 6.3%. The Cobras received similar improvements. In the 2000 census, over a third (38 percent) of Milwaukeeans reported that they were of German descent. As a "modular" family, earlier 4.6 L SOHCs can swap out their heads with "Power Improved" heads as offered through the Ford Parts Catalog.

The 1982 event, also known as Cold Sunday, featured temperatures as low as -40°F (-40°C) in some of the suburbs as little as 10 miles (16km) to the north of Milwaukee, although the city itself did not approach such cold temperatures. Power came from redesigned heads and cams. The coldest temperature ever experienced by the city was -26°F (-32°C) on both January 17, 1982 and February 4, 1996. These changes were incorporated into the 2001 model year Cobra. Milwaukee's all-time record high temperature is 105°F (41°C) set on July 17, 1995. As a result, the Cobra was not produced in 2000, and the company developed new parts to replace the missing power. Also, the relative humidity in the summer is far higher than that of comparable cities at the same latitude, meaning that it feels hotter than it really is. There were recalls for the 1999 model year Cobras, which were given intake and exhaust improvements, putting power at 320 hp to match the original claim.

Milwaukee's proximity to Lake Michigan causes a convection current to form mid-afternoon, resulting in the so-called lake effect, causing the temperatures to be warmer in the winter, and cooler in the summer ("cooler by the lake" is practically boilerplate language for local meteorologists during the summer). While the Cobra claimed 320 hp (239 kW), dyno runs by Car and Driver magazine and numerous buyers contradicted this claim and Ford was later proved to have misstated the power gains. It is crossed by Interstate 43 and Interstate 94, which come together downtown at the Marquette Interchange. In 1999, Mustang GT's power increased to 260 hp (194 kW) at 5250 rpm and a healthy 302 ft·lbf (409 N·m) of torque at 400 rpm; redline was at 6000 rpm. Milwaukee lies along the shores and bluffs of Lake Michigan at the confluence of three rivers: the Menomonee, the Kinnickinnic and the Milwaukee. Although it was still humbled by the Corvette-engined Camaro in performance, it was more practical and sold well. The total area is 0.88% water. Moreover, bite was added to the Mustang's bark.

248.8 km² (96.1 square miles) of it is land and 2.2 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is water. Gone were many of the soft lines of the early SN-95s. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 251.0 km² (96.9 square miles). A model refresh dubbed "New Edge" came in 1999. While the city still faces a shrinking population[1], it continues to make plans for increasing its future revitalization through various projects. This was also the last year of the "Round Body Mustang". Starting in the late 1960s, however, like many cities in the Great Lakes "rust belt," Milwaukee saw its population start to decline due to various factors, ranging from the loss of blue collar jobs to the phenomenon of "white flight." However, in recent years, the city began to make strides in improving its economy, neighborhoods, and image, resulting in the revitalization of neighborhoods such as the Third Ward, east side,and more recently, Bay View, along with attracting new businesses to its downtown area. In 1998 the SOHC 4.6L V8 power was increased to 225 hp (168 kW) with a more aggressive computer and larger exhaust tail pipes.

This helped make Milwaukee one of the 15 largest cities in the nation, and by the mid-1960s, its population reached nearly 750,000. The Cobra version was updated that year with a 305 hp (227 kW) dual over head cam configuration of the 4.6 L V8. states. The engine has 2 valves per cylinder—one for intake and one for exhaust—and true dual exhaust. From the late 19th century until the 1950s, Milwaukee, like many northern industrial cities, saw tremendous growth from immigrants from Germany, Hungary, Poland and other central European nations, as well as the northward migration of African-Americans from southern U.S. This engine had been introduced in Lincoln models and was part of Ford's plan to "modernize" its engine lineup. The liberal tradition of these peoples led to decades of socialist government in Milwaukee during the twentieth century. In 1996, the 5.0 engine was replaced by a 215 hp (160 kW) 4.6 L SOHC "Modular" V8 engine.

Milwaukee still today has a large German-American population. The Mustang was named Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year for the third time in 1994. German immigrants helped increase the city's population during the 1840s and the following decades. A high-performance 240 hp (179 kW) 5.0 L engine, larger brakes, and suspension modification were available on the Cobra models. Juneau was Milwaukee's first mayor. The base model came with a 3.8 L V6 engine while the GT featured the "5.0" 4.9 L V8. Walker. It greatly revived the popularity of the brand.

In 1846, Juneau's town combined with two neighboring rival towns to incorporate as the City of Milwaukee: Kilbourntown to the west, which was founded by Byron Kilbourn, and Walker's Point to the south, founded by George H. The car remained rear-wheel drive. Juneau bought out his father-in-law's trading business, and in 1833 he founded a town on the east side of the Milwaukee River. The new design, code named "SN-95" by Ford, was still based on the "Fox" platform but featured dramatically new styling that incorporated some stylistic throwbacks to earlier Mustangs. In 1818, Frenchman Solomon Juneau settled in the area. For 1994, the Mustang underwent its first major redesign in 14 years. Milwaukee received its name from the Indian word Millioke which means "The Good Land", or "gathering place by the water." French missionaries and traders passed through the area in the late 1600s and 1700s. The "5.0" Mustangs, cars that gave birth to an entire aftermarket performance industry, continue to remain extremely popular today.

The Milwaukee area was originally inhabited by the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Winnebago Indian tribes. Although this would be the last major redesign for years, popularity of the Mustang remained high due to its low cost and high performance. . In 1987, the Mustang received its first stylistic redesign in eight years, incorporating both interior and exterior changes. The city is located in the southeastern portion of the state on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The high performance Mustang buyer wanted a powerful V8 under the hood and this new attitude would be reflected when the SVT team brought out the Cobra in 1993. The city of Milwaukee is the 22nd largest city in the United States. (For the price of one SVO you could almost get two Mustang GTs powered by the equally powerful 5.0 liter engine.) However, SVT would learn its lesson.

The city's population is 592,765 (2005 estimate) with an estimated total of 1,709,926 in the Milwaukee metropolitan area (2005). Many people believe that it came down to cost. Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin, United States and the county of Milwaukee. But for all of its handling improvements and performance goodies it never really caught on with the Mustang crowd and was dropped after 1986.
Location of Milwaukee in
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Powered by a 2.3 L turbocharged four making 175 hp (130 kW), the SVO was targeted at the European and Japanese performance cars of the day and its base price of $15,596 reflected it as well. Some Milwaukeeans use the unique expression "ainahey", short for "ain't it, hey?" to reaffirm something obvious, used in the same way as "of course", and similar to the colloquial "don'chaknow", short for "don't you know?". In 1984, Ford's in house performance team, SVT—or Special Vehicle Team, unveiled the Mustang SVO.

It is also common for people to refer to ATMs as a "Tyme Machine," referring to the name of the dominant debit card in Wisconsin. Virtually all of the SSP Mustangs were of the coupe or "notchback" style cars; 5 examples made for the CHP in 1982 were of the Hatchback model. One well known colloquialism common to Milwaukee and the surrounding area, is the word "bubbler," which refers to a drinking fountain. The small rear seat and manual transmission were generally considered ill-suited for a law enforcement vehicle. Timmerman Airport. Depending on which agency bought them, extras like rollcages (requested by Oregon State Police) and power windows (requested by New York State Police) made each SSP unique to their respective departments. Lawrence J. Some of the options that came with the car included:.

General Mitchell International Airport. Nearly 15,000 of these special units were made until their discontinuation in 1993. List of Milwaukee area radio stations. Taking the Fox 5.0 Mustangs in production at the time, Ford produced the Ford Mustang SSP (Special Service Package) and modified them to suit the needs of the police and law enforcement departments. List of Milwaukee area television stations. Also in 1982, the California Highway Patrol asked Ford to produce a capable and lightweight police car due to the bulkiness of current police cars like the Ford Fairmont and LTD/Crown Victoria and the problems incurred with Camaros with their camshafts at pursuit speeds. Vital Source Magazine. Wringing a then-respectable 157 hp (134 kW) from its "5.0" (actually 4.94 L, 302 in³) Windsor V8 and backed by a four-speed transmission, aggressive tires and stiff suspension, magazine ads of the period shouted, "The Boss Is Back." Over the years, power and torque gradually increased, peaking in 1987 at 225 hp (168 kW).

UWM Post. In 1982, Ford reintroduced a high-performance Mustang GT which opened the door for an entirely new era of the muscle car. The Leader. Mustang IIs were seen in the Charlie's Angels TV series — two of the angels drove a Cobra II and Mustang Ghia coupe. Marquette Tribune. This "third generation" 1979 model (based on the Fox platform) gave much to its successors for nearly the next 25 years, along with thousands of upgrades, improvements and restyling over that time. Shepherd Express. However, on the momentum of the Mustang II's understated success and under the direction of Ford's new styling chief, Jack Telnack, a totally new Mustang hit the streets in 1979.

MKE (magazine). Chrysler ended production of the Barracuda and its stablemate, the Dodge Challenger in 1974 and GM nearly discontinued the Camaro and Firebird. Milwaukee Magazine. The Arab oil embargo, skyrocketing insurance rates and aforementioned US emissions and safety standards that destroyed the straight-line performance of virtually every car of the period certainly didn't help. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Despite innovations such as rack-and-pinion steering and a separate engine subframe that greatly decreased noise, vibration, and harshness, the Mustang II never caught the public's fancy like the original had ten years prior. Wisconsin Lutheran High School. It is also worth noting that four of the five years of the Mustang II are on the top-ten list of most-sold Mustangs.

Washington High School. The car sold well, with sales of more than 400,000 units its first year. Vincent High School. Like the car that preceded it, the Mustang II had its roots in another compact, the Ford Pinto, though less so than the original car was based on the Falcon. Thomas More. Since the car was never meant to have a V8 in the first place, it became a mad scramble to reengineer the car in order to reinstate the 302 in³ (4.9 L) V8 option in time for the 1975 model year. South Division High School. A 2.8 L V6 was the sole optional engine, meaning the popular V8 option would disappear for the first and only time in 1974, and Ford was swamped by buyer mail and criticized in the automotive press for it.

Rufus King High School. for installation in an American car. Riverside University High School. Available as a hardtop or three-door hatchback, the new car's base engine was a 2.3 L SOHC I4, the first fully metric engine built in the U.S. Reagan College Preparatory. Though Iacocca insisted that the Mustang II be finished to quality standards unheard of in the American auto industry, the Mustang II suffered from being not only smaller than the original car, but heavier and slower as well. Pulaski High School. The 1974 introduction of the short-lived Mustang II earned Ford Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year honors again and actually returned the car to more than a semblance of its 1964 predecessor in size, shape, and overall styling.

Professional Learning Institute. This was more radically different a car than anyone could have imagined in 1964, and Ford was deluged with mail from fans of the original car who demanded that the Mustang be returned to the way it was. Pius XI High School. Car companies switched from "gross" to "net" horsepower and torque ratings in 1972, making it difficult to compare horsepower and torque ratings. North Division Virtual University High School. Both cars were excellent performers, but at nowhere near the level of the Boss cars and original Cobra Jet. New School for Community Service. Two more high-performance engines were introduced in 1972, the 351 "HO" and 351 Cobra Jet.

Milwaukee School of Languages. emission control regulations. Milwaukee School of Entrepreneurship. Ironically, that very same body style that was designed for the sole purpose of big-block installation versions were limited to a maximum of 351 in³ (5.8 L) in 1972 and 1973, due almost entirely to extremely strict U.S. Milwaukee Lutheran High School. Knudsen's turn at the helm would see the last high-performance big-block Mustang, 1971's 375 horsepower (280 kW) 429 Super Cobra Jet. Milwaukee High School of the Arts. Now based on the mid-sized Ford Fairlane/Mercury Comet instead of the compact Falcon, the Mustang grew larger and heavier with each passing year, culminating with the 1971-73 models designed under the supervision of Ford's new product design manager, Semon "Bunkie" Knudsen, originally of General Motors.

Metropolitan High School. Ford originally intended to call the car Trans Am, but Pontiac had beaten them to it, applying the name to a special version of the Firebird. Marquette University High School. This combination meant that the Boss 302 was good for a conservatively rated 290 horsepower (216 kW) through its four-speed manual transmission. Madison University High School. The automotive press gushed over the result, deeming it the car "the GT-350 should have been." Boasting a graphic scheme penned by Ford designer Larry Shinoda, the "Baby Boss" was powered by an engine that was essentially a combination of the new-for-1968 302 in³ (4.9 L) V8 and topped with cylinder heads from the yet to be released new-for-1970 351 in³ (5.8 L) "Cleveland". Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School. The Boss 302 was Ford's attempt to mix the power of a musclecar with the handling prowess of a sports car.

Juneau Business High School. Also available during that two-year period was another homologation special for the up-and-coming sport of Trans-American sedan racing. John Marshall High School. In the case of the latter, there simply wasn't enough room under the hood. Hamilton High School. While power steering was a "mandatory option" on the Boss 429, neither an automatic transmission nor air conditioning were available. Divine Savior Holy Angels High School. Intentionally underrated for advantages both in racing as well as insurability at 375 hp (280 kW) and 450 ft·lbf (610 N·m) of torque even with racing touches straight from the factory such as aluminum heads with hemispherical combustion chambers and a combination of O-rings and seals in place of head gaskets, it was believed that yet another 75 to 100 hp (50 to 75 kW) was on tap once the single four-barrel carburetor and intake, restrictive factory exhaust system and engine speed governor were replaced or removed.

Custer High School. Only a hood scoop, 15 in (380 mm) "Magnum 500" wheels with Goodyear "Polyglas" tires and a small "BOSS 429" decal on each front fender hinted that the largest and, in racing trim, most powerful Ford V8 of all time was fitted under the hood. Bradley (Lynde & Harry) Technology & Trade High School. Available in 1969 and 1970 only, and looking like a standard Mustang SportsRoof (the new corporate name for the fastback) with the new Mach 1 musclecar version's deluxe interior, the Boss 429 sported none of the garish decals and paint schemes of the day. Bay View High School. 1969 saw the introduction of both the car's third body style and a hand-built muscle car intended solely to satisfy the homologation rules of NASCAR, the Boss 429. Wisconsin Lutheran College. A drag racer for the street bowed during the middle of the 1968 model year as the 428 Cobra Jet (7.0 L), underrated at 335 hp (250 kW) but produced 410 hp (305 kW).

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The high-performance 289 option now took a supporting role on the option sheet behind a massive 320 hp (239 kW), 390 in³ (6.4 L) engine direct from the Thunderbird, which was equipped with a four-barrel carburetor. Mount Mary College. The 1967 model year would see the first of the Mustang's many major redesigns with the installation of big-block V8 engines in mind. Milwaukee School of Engineering. The 1966 Mustang debuted with only moderate trim changes, and a few new options such as an automatic transmission for the "Hi-Po," new interior and exterior colors, an AM/eight-track "Stereosonic" sound system and one of the first AM/FM monaural radios available in any car. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. The Mustang was pitted against the Dodge Charger in the film's famous car chase through the streets of San Francisco.

Milwaukee Area Technical College. The 1968 Mustang fastback gained pop culture status when it was used to great effect as Steve McQueen's car of choice in the crime thriller Bullitt. Medical College of Wisconsin. This genre of small, sporty and often powerful automobiles was unofficially dubbed the "pony car" as a tribute to the car that started it all. Marquette University. In 1968 American Motors (AMC) would introduce the Javelin and later, the 2-seater, high-performance AMX. Cardinal Stritch University. Even Lincoln-Mercury joined the fray in 1967 with the introduction of an "upmarket Mustang" (and subsequent Motor Trend Car of the Year), the Mercury Cougar, using the name originally given to the Mustang during the development phase.

Alverno College. It took GM until the 1967 model year to counter with the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. Milwaukee County Stadium, 1953-1994. The Monza was a fine performer, but was only a six-cylinder compared to the Mustang's available eight-cylinder. Marquette Stadium, 1952. As for GM, they were certain that they had a Mustang fighter in their rear-engined Corvair Monza, but sales figures didn't even come close. Wisconsin State Fair Park, 1934-51. Though the "'Cuda" would grow into one of the most revered muscle cars of all time, it started out at first, just Plymouth Valiant with a hastily grafted fastback rear window.

Borchert Field, 1933. Chrysler had just introduced a car only a few weeks before that would be a competitor, the Plymouth Barracuda. Milwaukee Wave United (Outdoor Soccer) 2003 - They only played one season. It was a success that left General Motors utterly flat-footed and the Chrysler Corporation only slightly less so. Milwaukee Rampage (Outdoor Soccer) 1994 - 2002. In its first two years of production, three Ford Motor Company plants in San Jose, Dearborn and Metuchen, New Jersey produced nearly 1.5 million Mustangs, a sales record unequalled before or since. Milwaukee Mustangs (American football—Arena Football League), played at the Bradley Center from 1994 to 2001. Though Shelby's influence on the car diminished as Ford's grew, the 1965 to 1970 GT-350 and its "big-block" brother, the 1967 to 1970 GT-500 are among the most sought-after automobiles in the world; so too are the high-performance models offered over the years by other automotive tuners following in Shelby's footsteps.

Milwaukee Does (Basketball—Women's Pro Basketball League), played at MECCA Arena from 1978 to 1980. Even the car's basic body structure was stiffened up front with an angled brace intended for the export models and so-called "Monte Carlo" bar triangulating the under-hood shock absorber towers. The Milwaukee Braves won the National League pennant in 1957 and 1958, and won the World Series in 1957. Modifications to both the street and racing versions included a side-exiting exhaust, Shelby 15 in (380 mm) magnesium wheels (though some early cars were fitted with the factory steel wheels), fiberglass hood with functional scoop, relocated front control arms to reduce understeer and neutralize handling, quicker steering, Koni shock absorbers, a Detroit Locker rear end with Ford Galaxie drum brakes, metallic brake linings at all four corners, rear-mounted battery, rear anti-sway bar with beefed-up front anti-sway bar, dash-mounted gauges, a fiberglass parcel shelf and spare tire holder where the rear seat was intended to be, and considerable engine work, boosting output to 306 hp (228 kW). Milwaukee Braves (Baseball—MLB), played at Milwaukee County Stadium from 1953-1965. These few cars were converted to street, road racing and drag trim in Shelby's plant at Los Angeles International Airport. Louis. Designated simply "GT-350", these purpose-built performance cars started as "Wimbledon White" fastbacks with black interiors shipped from the San Jose, California assembly plant and fitted with the hi-po 289, four-speed manual transmission, front disc brakes, less hood and rear seat, and identifying trim.

Milwaukee Hawks (Basketball—NBA) played at the Milwaukee Arena from 1951 to 1955 before moving to St. This was the body style that car builder and former race driver Carroll Shelby would convert, with Ford Motor Company's blessing, into a special model designed with only two things in mind, namely winning races and beating Chevrolet's Corvette. Milwaukee Brewers (Baseball—Minor League Baseball), member of the American Association from 1902 through 1952, played at Borchert Field. When the 1965 model year production began in September 1964, the Mustang 2+2 fastback, with its swept-back rear glass and distinctive ventilation louvers made its debut. Milwaukee Badgers (American football—NFL), played from 1922 to 1926. During the car's early design phases, however, a fastback model was strongly considered. Cellular Arena. Originally, the Mustang was available as either a hardtop or convertible.

Milwaukee Wave (Indoor Soccer) playing at the U.S. Additionally, reverse lights were added to the car in 1965. Milwaukee Admirals (Ice hockey) playing at the Bradley Center. The DC generator was replaced by a new AC alternator on all Fords and the now-famous Mustang GT was introduced, available with either four-barrel engine and any body style. Milwaukee Bucks (Basketball—NBA) playing at the Bradley Center. A 225 hp (168 kW) four-barrel 289 in³ (4.7 L) was next in line, followed by the unchanged "Hi-Po" 289. Milwaukee Brewers (Baseball—MLB) playing at Miller Park. Production of the 260 in³ (4.2 L) engine ended with the close of the 1964 model year with a new, two-barrel carbureted 200 hp (149 kW) 289 in³ (4.7 L) taking its place as the base V8.

Average July high/low temperatures: 79°F/62°F (26°C/17°C). The 170 in³ (2.8 L) I6 engine made way for a new 200 in³ (3.3 L) version which had 120 hp (89 kW) at 4400 rpm and 190 ft·lbf (258 N·m) at 2400 rpm. Average January high/low temperatures: 26°F/11°F (-3°C/-12°C). First was an almost complete change to the engine lineup. Some major changes to the Mustang occurred at the start of 1965 model year production, a mere five months after its introduction. And though most of the mechanical parts were directly taken from the Falcon, the Mustang's body shell was completely different from the Falcon's, sporting a longer wheelbase, wider track, lower seating position and overall height and an industry first: The "torque box." This was an innovative structural system that greatly stiffened the Mustang's unitized body construction and helped contribute to its excellent handling, at least compared to other cars of the time.

Curved side glass was used as well, but at a price since the technology to produce distortion-free curved safety glass was still fairly young. As far as the design itself was concerned, Ford stylists basically threw out the company handbook on design limitations, pushing the stamping technology of the time to its limit in such design areas as the sweep of the rear lower valence and the remarkably complicated front end stampings and castings. Not only did the project wrap up in under eighteen months, it wrapped up under budget as well thanks to the decision to use as many existing mechanical parts as possible. Still, Iacocca persevered and was given the green light to produce the Mustang in mid-1962, which gave the design team only eighteen months to design and develop the car.

Because the company was still smarting financially after the demise of the Edsel Division in late 1959, upper management at Ford under Robert McNamara (later United States Secretary of Defense under Lyndon Johnson) wasn't willing to take such a major risk. Despite his repeated attempts to receive the go-ahead to produce such a car, his proposals fell on mostly deaf ears. Incredibly, no domestic manufacturer up until that time had anything remotely resembling an affordable yet youthful and sophisticated automobile aimed at this burgeoning market, and Iacocca knew it. The timing of the car's introduction coincided perfectly with the first wave of the postwar "baby boom" which was heading off to work in a strong economy.

The list would continue to grow through much of the Mustang's history, adding trim packages like the Interior Decor Group (or "pony interior") and GT package (which included disc brakes, handling package, and other items), as well as additional engine choices and convenience items. Disc brakes for the front wheels became optional later in 1965. Other options included limited-slip differential, styled wheels and wheelcovers, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, center console, a vinyl top, various radios, a bench seat, and various other accessories. At $442.60 (not counting the mandatory four-speed transmission) it was the single most expensive Mustang option, and only 7,273 of the 680,992 Mustangs sold in 1965 were so equipped.

The HiPo engine included a handling package (stiffer springs and shock absorbers, stiffer front anti-roll bar, fast-ratio steering, and wider tires) optional on other Mustangs. Starting in June 1964, the new 271 hp (202 kW "K-code" High Performance engine became available. With the latter and four-speed manual, Road & Track recorded a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) time of 8.9 seconds, with the standing quarter mile in 17 seconds at 85 mph. The standard six-cylinder engine could be replaced with a 164 hp (122 kW) 260 in³ (4.2 L) for $116.00 or a 210 hp (157 kW) 289 in³ (4.7 L) V8.

The buyer could choose a four-speed manual transmission ($115.90 or $188.00 with six-cylinder or eight-cylinder engines, respectively) or three-speed Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission ($179.80 or $189.60). The option list included several powertrain combinations. It also resulted in typical transaction prices hundreds of dollars above the base price, making the Mustang a profitable car for both dealer and manufacturer. Although Ford was not the first to offer an extensive array of options for buyers to choose from, (Pontiac being arguably the industry leader in that regard), the Mustang's optional equipment list enabled buyers to customize their cars to their tastes and budget.

Much of the appeal—and the profit—in such a low-priced car came from the options list. Manual steering, with a 27.0:1 overall ratio (five turns lock-to-lock), was light but slow; optional power steering improved that ratio to 21.7:1 (3.7 turns lock-to-lock.) Fast-ratio manual steering offered the power steering ratio without assistance, improving steering response at the cost of great steering effort. The brakes were considered a weak link, improved when front disc brakes became available. Standard brakes were 9 in (229 mm) Falcon drums with six-cylinder engines, 10 in (254 mm) with V8s.

Rear suspension was Hotchkiss drive, with a live axle on leaf springs. Like the Falcon and Fairlane, the Mustang had independent suspension in front, using a short-long-arm (SLA) arrangement with coil springs mounted above the upper arm. Shipping weight, about 2570 lb (1170 kg) with six-cylinder engine, was also similar; a full-equipped, V8 model weighed about 3000 lb (1360 kg). With an overall width of 68.2 in (1732 mm), it was 3.4 in (86 mm) narrower, although wheel track was nearly identical.

Overall length of the Mustang and Falcon was identical, at 181.6 in (4613 mm), although the Mustang's wheelbase at 108 in (2743 mm) was slightly shorter. Although the majority of Mustangs were hardtop coupes, durability problems with the new frame led to the unusual step of engineering the (necessarily less rigid) convertible first, to ensure adequate stiffness. The car had a unitized platform-type frame derived from that of the 1964 Falcon, with box-section side rails and five welded crossmembers. Much of the chassis, suspension, and drivetrain was derived from the Ford Falcon and intermediate Ford Fairlane.

For all its style and well-marketed sportiness, the Mustang was based heavily on familiar components. Looking like it cost hundreds of dollars more, with its "long hood/short deck" styling reminiscent of designs such as the Lincoln Continental and two-seat Ford Thunderbird with an intentional touch of Ferrari at the grille, the Mustang earned a number of prestigious auto industry awards and accolades its first year including Motor Trend Car of the Year, pace car duties for the 1964 Indianapolis 500 and the Tiffany Design Award for "excellence in design," the first automobile so honored. Frey and championed by Ford Division general manager Lee Iacocca, first as a two-seat mid-engined roadster then later as a four-place car, and penned by David Ash and Joseph Oros in Ford's Lincoln-Mercury Division design studios (theirs was the winning design in an intramural design contest called by Iacocca), the base, yet well-equipped Mustang hardtop with its 105 hp (78 kW), 156 ft·lbf (212 N·m) 170 in³ (2.8 L) inline six-cylinder engine and three-speed manual transmission listed for US$2,368. First conceived by Ford product manager Donald N.

. In the early years, a Mustang was a good value with a good balance of sportiness, price, and performance. The original Mustang inspired the term pony car and prompted many imitators. It was the most successful product launch in automotive history, setting off near-pandemonium at Ford dealers across the continent.

Ford introduced it to the public at the New York World's Fair on April 17, 1964, and via all three American television networks on April 19. Originally based on the Falcon, the first production Mustang, a white convertible with black interior, rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964. The Ford Mustang is a popular American automobile. FR500C.

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MACH 1 Special Edition — 2003–2004. Cobra R — 1993, 1995, 2000. Cobra — 1993–2004, except 2002 (Australia only) and 2000. Bullitt Mustang — 2001.

7-Up Mustang — 1990. SVO — 1984–1986. GT Enduro — 1982. M81 Mclaren.

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Shelby Mustang (GT-350 and GT-500). 2005+. 1999-2004. 1994-1998.

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2.3 OHC. Ford Essex V6 3.8/232. Modular 4.6. Straight-6.

Boss 429. 428 Super Cobra Jet. 428 Cobra Jet. 390 FE.

Boss 351. 351 Cleveland. 5.0. 351 Windsor.

BOSS 302. 302 Windsor. 289 Windsor. 15" X 7" cast aluminum wheels.

Full size spare tire. Reinforced floor pans. Single key locking doors/trunk. Relocated rear deck release.

Steering wheel, leather wrapped. Non operational courtesy lights (safety feature). Certified calibrated Police speedometer 0-160 mph. 2 Piece VASCAR speedometer cable.

130 ampere heavy duty alternator. Full instrumentation with in-dash tachometer. Heavy duty stabilizer bars, front and rear. gallons (58 L).

Fuel tank capacity - 15.4 U.S. Dual exhaust system w/stainless tips. Stainless steel factory headers. Brakes, power disc front/drum rear with rotor shields.

Auto transmission fluid cooler. 5 speed manual or 4 speed AOD transmission. Aircraft-type silicone radiator hoses and clamps. Engine oil cooler.

Forged pistons, roller cam (Hypereutectic pistons 1993). Engine, 5.0 L HO V8 with Sequential Multi-Port Injection.

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