First-gen Mustang Gobbles Up Modern Demon in Canada

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Small eight-second pony shows no fear against a pair of Hemi-backed ‘Cudas and Demons on the quarter-mile.

Mustangs and drag racing have been a classic pairing since the first ponies rolled up the line in the mid-Sixties, establishing quarter-mile dominance everywhere they went to compete.

But can a first-gen pony hold up against a few younger machines? YouTube channel Wheels witnessed such a happening at Mission Park Raceway in Mission, British Columbia, when a ’65 Mustang went toe-to-toe against a pair of Hemi-powered Mopars.

1965 Ford Mustang vs 1970 Plymouth Cuda

First up is the Mustang versus a green ’70 Plymouth ‘Cuda with a 383 under the hood. After their burnouts, the pairing line up before the light for a clean start. Alas, while the blue pony was faster than the green fish at 145.86 mph vs. 144.97 mph, the ‘Cuda did get the win, crossing the line at 9.39 seconds, a full .30 seconds ahead.

1965 Ford Mustang vs 2019 Dodge Demon

Later that day, the blue Mustang takes the same lane as before, with the right lane occupied by a much-younger competitor, a 2018 Dodge Demon. This could go wrong.

1965 Ford Mustang vs 2019 Dodge Demon

And wrong it did go. For the Demon. As soon as the green light popped, so did the pony. The Demon, meanwhile, failed to get the jump on the pony, playing catch-up all the way down the track.

1965 Ford Mustang vs 2019 Dodge Demon

The blue Mustang with black flames crosses the line in 8.86 seconds at 152.15 mph, while the hapless Demon only managed 10.80 seconds at 129.53 mph. Once again, the pony asserts its dominance over all challengers.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth about Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive expert is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected]

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