2016 Ponies at the Pike Mustang and Ford Show
The Beach Cities Mustang Club’s 20th annual show is a SoCal staple with hundreds of Mustangs to see
After 15 years of taking place at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, the Beach Cities Mustang Club has moved its annual show to the Pike, which is a 100-year-old historical district near downtown Long Beach and just across the water from the QM.
The September 25, 2016 show was graced with picture-perfect blue skies and, of course, packed with hundreds of Mustangs of just about every year from 1965 to 2016. And that included several Mustang IIs in attendance, of which you will find shots of in the photo gallery.
Besides the IIs, we covered the gambit on the vintage Mustangs on display, including a spectacular and rarely seen Black Jade 1969 Boss 429. When it comes to 1969 Boss ’9s, the ones you usually see are Wimbledon White, Raven Black, Candy Apple Red, or Royal Maroon. But we can’t recall the last one we saw in this rare and really cool shade of a medium green of sorts. We also spotted and shot some very sweet K-code cars, including a pair of 1966 K GT fastbacks; one in Sapphire Blue and the other Rangoon Red. You’ll also want to check out the Wimbledon White 1971 Boss 351 also in the mix as it’s not very common to see these either. Another interesting sight was a lineup of three 1968 fastbacks all made up to look like the car from the Steve McQueen movie classic “Bullitt.” They were finished in Highland Green of course.
All in all, BCMC club founder and club president Jon Schultz never fails to put on one of the top Mustang shows in California. And with an ideal location in Long Beach, it’s an event definitely worth checking out whenever you have a chance. Check out bcmc.net for all club info and future show dates.