While in the US the law lets rival companies take direct swings at each other, this time around the rivalry took a different approach, with Chevrolet congratulating out in the open the Mustang for turning 50.
The GM subsidiary pays tribute by using their own Camaro muscle car deliver the congrats and admitting they had a great run together, with the “healthy competition” keeping both companies on their toes and delivering a “driving force for constant improvement.”
“For five decades, the Camaro and the Mustang have been battling it out in every possible setting,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, GM Global Product Development. “These two cars have been striving to beat each other on the track, on the drag strip and on the streets. That competition is a big part of why both cars are so amazing, and so popular, today.”
“The new Camaro hit the ground running, and it’s been a battle royale ever since with the bowtie vs. the blue oval,” said Ken Gross, an automotive journalist for 40 years. “Chevy readily admits its Camaro is constantly getting better, thanks to intense competition from Ford, and I’d agree.”
Then Chevrolet put things a little in perspective, by bringing forth some other very well known rivalries, like the Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi; Jay Leno vs. David Letterman; Nike vs. Reebok battles.