Events have been held all-week long celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, but it actually was April 17th, 1964 that the first in a line of so-called "pony" cars was introduced by the Ford Motor Company.

More than five-thousand Mustangs from each of the past 50 years will greet more than 100-thousand fans, at two special events today in Las Vegas and North Carolina marking the anniversary.

Mustang production manager, Mark Schaller, says visitors will be treated to product ride-and-drives, track time and garage displays, as part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

He admits the Mustang has always been a "muscle car" but also universal and attractive to the car-buying population over the years.

Members of the Ford family and the Ford Motor Company senior leadership team will be on hand to mark both events.

The Ford Motor Company is also offering 19-hundred-64 limited edition Mustang G-T's for sale to mark the 50th anniversary.