• Claire’s Life: The Ford Mustang Master Class in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Happy Monday!
    So I spent this past weekend in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah, learning how to drive a stick shift on Ford Mustang’s super fast Boss 302.

    Confession: I am not the best driver. I ran over…all the cones and failed my first driving test when I was 16. Tears ensued. For my second try the nice instructor talked me through how to parallel park. So driving is not my forté…but I always love to learn new things, so decided to go along for the ride.

    On day 1, we were simply introduced to the vehicles, and shown its large array of colors, which included schoolbus yellow, fire engine red, candy apple green, and even pink! As a fashion enthusiast, I was obviously juiced by how the car matched so well with my blue Aqua blazer and Zara cropped leopard pants.

    Haha, it’s the little things.
    On day 2, we were actually able to drive the cars, so were shuttled out to Miller Motorsports Park and Track:

    Instructors required us to wear long pants and closed toed shoes, so I pulled out my old J.Crew olive green cargos along with a pair of Ash Bowie Suede Lace Up Sneakers. I normally don’t ‘do’ sneakers outside of the gym, but am slowly starting to dip my toe into a few styles, and figured the Ash Bowie’s would be a good starter pair.

    Then, it was time for driving!

    The instructors were super sweet, and walked us through the steps (clutch, shift, gas). I think I got the hang of it. I loved the control and speed afforded with stick shifts–it was such a rush!

    At the end of our training session, everyone on the trip raced through a series of cones…

    And I came in first place!

    Hey, guess I’m not such a bad driver after all.
    Afterwards we spent a bit of time watching a few other races on the track.

    Then made a quick change for dinner. I decided to take my outfit from day to night by just switching my shoes and hitting the town.

    And there you have it!

    The trip was short, but sweet. And now I’m alll about driving a stick and doing a little racing:)
    To see the full array of colors and customizable features available with Ford Mustangs, visit www.ford.com/cars/mustang.
    What do you think?

    Outfit 1 Deets: Aqua One Button Blazer. Kenneth Cole Black Tank. Zara Leopard Cropped Trousers. Isabel Marant Black Sandals.
    Outfit 2 Deets: American Apparel Tank. Diesel Jean Vest. J.Crew pants. Ash Bowie Sneakers in Orange. Cazal Sunglasses (Thanks Spaglo!). Aqua cuffs. Diane von Furstenberg Harper Bag.
    Photos by Marta McAdams

    Thanks to Sara and Tony!


    Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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