Mustangs Take Over Ford World Headquarters
The Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan’s Mustang Memories Car Show in 2016 in Dearborn was a Huge Hit
The annual Woodward Dream Cruise on Woodward Avenue in the Detroit Metro area is a huge deal, and brings hot rods and especially Mustangs out of the woodwork, but not just on Woodward Avenue. The one-day event is in reality a week-long affair, with individual events taking place all over town.
Elsewhere on this site you can read about the Dream Cruise itself, as well as take a stroll down Mustang Alley, and see several more Dream Cruise-related stories. On the Sunday after the official Dream Cruise day, the Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan (MOCSEM) held its annual Mustang Memories show on August 21, and it was a big one.
Initial plans had the show scheduled for Ford’s Product Development Center (PDC), but a 10-year plan to renovate, transform and consolidate Ford’s existing campuses meant that the PDC parking lot would be taken. So the show was moved to Ford’s World Headquarters in Dearborn. The partially covered parking lot at HQ was home to over 800 Mustangs (and a few other Ford models), 70 or so of those being Mustang IIs that were part of the Mustang II Reunion.
Mustang Memories 2016 had every year and make Mustang you can think of, including a friendly competition between the red Mustang enthusiasts (represented by the Red Mustang Registry) and the yellow Mustang enthusiasts (represented by the Yellow Mustang Registry) to see who can bring the biggest group to the show. We didn’t count them all, but it looked like the Red Mustangs won this round. The show featured judging, commemorative dash plaques, a small swap meet, a vendor midway, and a raffle, and unlike the Dream Cruise’s spotty weather, Mustang Memories was held under a cloudless sky and 70 degree temperatures—a nice break from the occasionally rainy and humid week before.
So check out the gallery below, and for information on next year’s show, go to http://www.mocsem.com.