2017 Australian Mustang Nationals
Mustang Action Down Under
It was that time of the year for the Australian Mustang Nationals, which incorporated a Shelby Display, organized at Wollongong, New South Wales over the Easter weekend. Adding to the success of the last Mustang Nationals at Newcastle, this show was bathed in beautiful sunshine over four days of Mustang activities.
Friday night of Easter was the Meet and Greet dinner at the Sage Hotel where most of the Mustang members were staying over the weekend. Saturday was the judging part of the show, which made for some nervous Mustang and Shelby owners biting their finger nails while their cars were being judged. Dinner arrangements for Saturday night were located at the Function Centre about 2 kms up the road from the Sage Hotel and had a Nautical theme that saw some weird and wonderful costumes worn by the Mustang members—it was a hilarious night filled with laughter. The early morning rise for the Mustang Nationals Show at Lang Park was organized on the foreshore.
Thanks to Craig Dean from Mustang Motorsport, we drove up from Melbourne in one of his Shelbys and was one of the first Shelbys on the grassy area at the event. Slowly but surely, the Shelbys were starting to come through the gates to the Shelby display which Brian McAllister had organized next to the Mustang Motorsport display that worked hand in hand and complimented each other. The Shelby display looked great and was well organized by Brian and assisted by the State Shelby Reps and the Mustang Motorsport Team. Overall, there were about 15 Shelbys on display with others scattered around the concours area. By 3:00pm the event was over and it was time to head back to the hotel to prepare for the presentation dinner, which was an enjoyable evening especially for the winners of all the Mustang categories.
Congratulations to the N.S.W. Mustang Nationals Committee on a well organized event. Also, well done to Brian McAllister in organizing a fantastic Shelby Display. Thanks also go our to the Australian State Shelby Reps for assisting in the Shelby Display, M.O.C.A. - S.A.A.C. and the Shelby owners for their support. Last but not least, thanks to Craig Dean from Mustang Motorsport for his fantastic support for the Australian Shelby Registry Shelby Display. The next Mustang Nationals will be next year, 2018, at Perth, Western Australia.