Mustang & FordsWe're definitely excited about this run, since we are tagging along with the folks from the Great American Pony Drive on a small portion of their adventures in America. Though Primedia and Mustang & Fords are not affiliated with the Great American Pony Drive II, we are planning to pony up our $15 and join the drive. Their whole drive (should you choose to accept the challenge) will encompass 10,450 some odd miles, and a schedule that will cover this country from sea to shining sea, and from the gulf to the great lakes. If you do their whole trip we recommend you have a lot of vacation time and plenty of expendable cash, as you'll be on the road for two solid months-sounds like a good PBS special to us. There are already 163 people signed up on the official site (http://www.ponydrive.us) to do at least one part of the trip; of those, 18 are planning to do the entire trip!
Well, there is a first time for everything. We've never done a trail this long before. We'll travel an estimated 615 miles of interstate to get to the final destination, then, crazy whack jobs that we are, we'll join the Mustang Club of America folks for their Thursday evening jaunt to downtown Nashville. when it's all said and done, we'll head back to Florida on the Monday after the 40th, probably taking two days to return. needless to say, you'll want to slot a good portion of time for the trip.
So plan on coming to the Mustang 40th with us-we'll only get to do this once. Obviously, since this show is the Mustang 40th anniversary we'll be going to, well, a Mustang-only show. we're not saying you can't bring your Falcon, Fairlane, Comet, Galaxie (you get the idea) along for the trail, just that you won't have a place to show at the end. Now, if you just want to drive your Ford on a nice vacation trip that happens to encompass Nashville, then sail on brother (or sister), and we'll welcome you with open arms. Look for more info next month!
The Trail-Errr DrivePony Drive II: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 (overnight stay, leaving Wednesday morning. We recommend you arrive in Ocala after lunch on Tuesday.)Pony Drive II Cost: $15. See the info packet section for details.Departure time: 8:00 a.m. (estimated) from Ocala, Wednesday, April 14.Start Location: We join at National Parts Depot, 900 SW 38th Ave., Ocala, FL on the 13th.End Location: Nashville, TN.
Info Packet For Pony Drive IICopy this info and mail it to the address below. you can check out the updates at www.ponydrive.us, and register at http://220.127.116.11/ponydrive/pony_prereg.htm.
First Name:Last Name:Company Name:Address:City:State:Zip Code:Telephone:Fax:
Car InfoDriven: o yes o noTrailered: o yes o noYear:Model:Club affiliation:MCA number:Portion you intend to travel:Time anticipated being on the Drive:
This preregistration is to allow people all over the world to sign up early and reserve a participant number. Numbers will be assigned in the order received by date and time. Once you are registered for the Participant Package, you can come in and out as your schedule allows for the entire Pony Drive. There is no additional need to sign up again. Your ID card is valid for the entire 8 weeks, no matter what portions you plan on traveling with the Pony Drive.
Mail to: Pony Investments, Inc., 3184 NW 113 Avenue, Sunrise, FL 33323.