In anticipation of the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown horse race scheduled for May 15 at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, we’ve put together a list of horse-themed cars. Vote for your favorite in our poll at the bottom of the article.
You can’t put together a list of horse-named cars and not feature the Mustang – the longest-running production run of an original pony car in existence.
There are two theories on how the Mustang got its name:
- Robert J. Eggert, Ford’s division market research manager in the early 1960s, loved American Quarterhorse breeds. His wife gifted him a book titled The Mustangs by J. Frank Dobie that inspired the pony car’s name.
- Ford’s executive stylist at the time, Pres…