Ford Performance Has the Perfect Cure for Stress: Go Fast!
Stunt driver Crystal Hooks helps everyday people forget their worries behind the wheel of the mighty Ford Mustang.
What do a firefighter, a warehouse worker, a law enforcement officer, and a nurse have in common? They all experience stress. Unfortunately, that’s a common bond we all share, no matter which line of work we’re in. There are a variety of ways to deal with it. Some choose exercise. Others go with meditation. In this video, Ford Performance treats stress with horsepower and speed.
The automaker has people from a multitude of professional and personal backgrounds (some of which are listed above) sit down in front of a camera and explain what they do and the stressors in their lives. One is the mother of seven children. Another works in technical support. They’re all united by the need to blow off some steam. The person interviewing them has just the thing to let them do that: Ford Performance vehicles, ranging from the new Edge ST to the Mustang Shelby GT350 to the Raptor to the almighty GT.
Professional stunt driver Crystal Hooks arrives with the fleet to show the lucky participants how best to drive the vehicles and fully experience their capabilities. With Hooks’s guidance, some of them learn how to drift the Raptor around a gravel track. When they get behind the wheel of the Edge ST, drivers get to take it over that course and a nearby paved track. The expensive and limited-production GT is assigned to blasting participants around the race course. The Shelby GT350 has two jobs: Showing drivers how well it does burnouts and how fun those are.
It’s a stress treatment that’s probably not found in any medical journals, but judging by the smiles and enthusiastic reactions, it seems to be 100 percent effective.