Ford Teaches Media and Influencers How to Drive Like a Hollywood Stunt Driver

Mar 14, 2024

Ford, along with professional stunt driver and Ford ambassador Dee Bryant, recently hosted a stunt-driving clinic for a select group of automotive media and influencers. 

As Hollywood awards season gets into full gear, Ford and the Ford Mustang – a longtime staple of film and television – taught a select group of automotive media and influencers how to do the things usually reserved for professional drivers on-screen. 

Stunt driver Dee Bryant, a Ford ambassador, put the group through a clinic that included 180-degree spins, dramatic stops, and even parallel parking at Irwindale Speedway in California. The master class in automotive acrobatics came courtesy of the seventh-generation Mustang’s electronic drift brake. Mustang Vehicle Dynamics Engineer Adam Brecher was also on-site as a second instructor.

I thought you had to be speeding to drift, but this car made me feel calm. I love it! I love this car. Oh, that was so cool. Now I’m telling myself you are going to buy this car; you are going to do it.
Parris Rose of The Knockturnal

Bryant’s credits include driving in more than 100 commercials, television shows, and feature films, where she has doubled for A-list actors such as Angela Bassett, Regina King, and Kerry Washington. Her scenes have included maneuvers such as reverse 180s, T-bone crashes, and high-speed chase sequences.

How you can try it

The segment-first electronic drift brake, available in the 2.3-liter Mustang EcoBoost and 5.0-liter V8 Mustang with Performance Pack, looks and operates like a traditional, mechanical hand brake but has three times the braking force of a traditional parking brake system.

While the electronic drift brake might not get you your big break in Hollywood, it is a perfect example of how Mustang continues to cater to enthusiasts and fuel passion for Ford products.