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Shooting A Music Video On The ‘65 Mustang Assembly Line
« on: December 19, 2012, 10:37:14 AM »
Nobody at Ford could have predicted how popular the 1965 Mustang ended up being. Their modest sales goals were absolutely blown out of the water, and to this day the ‘65 Mustang remains one of the best-selling vehicles of all time. So as you might imagine, the Rogue Assembly Plant where the Mustang was assembled at the time was quite a busy place.

But apparently it wasn’t busy enough to prevent Martha Reeves and the Vandellas from filming a music video for their chart-topping hit “Nowhere to Run”.

As Jalopnik writes, filming a music video on a running auto assembly line is not something you’re likely to see happen these days. But back in 1965 things were apparently a bit more loose in ol’ MoTown. The workers weren’t even prepared for the filming, with some of them reportedly yelling at the women in the middle of filming.

As the Mustang was selling as fast as Ford could make them, production couldn’t be stopped for even a few minutes. So when you see Martha and her posse jumping into a convertible Mustang and singing their song, it makes you wonder how this music video didn’t end badly.

This was also apparently one of the first music videos ever made, a precursor to the popularity that the Mustang would enjoy with pop culture for decades to come. Plus the song is a catchy classic, one that even Justin Bieber fans should enjoy.

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Re: Shooting A Music Video On The ‘65 Mustang Assembly Line
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012, 09:40:03 PM »
Wow....OH&S guys would have a heart attack about doing that these days.
Check how fast the guy drops the engine, gearbox into that car!
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Re: Shooting A Music Video On The ‘65 Mustang Assembly Line
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 08:50:27 AM »
I was thinking the same thing Leigh.

It's quicker to get a new car put together than to send your car for a service.

Very impressed!
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