Mustang Memories 2017
The Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan held it’s annual Mustang Memories show in conjunction with the Woodward Dream Cruise on August 20, 2017
The largest Mustang and Ford shows in the world are most likely those at Carlisle, PA and Knotts Berry Farm (CA), but running a close third has to be Mustang Memories, put on by the Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan (MOCSEM) the day after the enormous Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, MI every August, when seemingly the entire domestic automotive world is in town.
Held at Ford’s World Headquarters, aka “the Glass House” since 2010, Mustang Memories is about 99 percent Mustangs, with a few Galaxies, Fairlanes, and other non-‘Stangs included, and it’s always a good show. We were here last year when there were roughly 850 cars (82 of them Mustang IIs, specifically organized by Ford PR maven John Clor), and the 2017 show was noticeably bigger. We don’t have a complete car count at this point, but if last year saw 850 cars, we’d say this year’s show was pushing close to 1,000 participants, plus the swap meet was also about four times the size this year.
The weather was on the warm side but still beautiful, and that no doubt added to the participation. Mustang-360.com was of course there, so check out the photo gallery below, and make sure to go to the Mustang Monthly and Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Facebook pages for Live video streaming from the show.
The Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan, formed in November 1975, is a group of individuals who find the Ford Mustang one of the most stylish and attractive domestic sports cars available. Whether it be the 1964 1/2 Trendsetters, 1969 through 1971 Bosses, the Mustang II circa 1974, the 1979 pace setters, the 1983s which sparked the rebirth of America's love affair with the convertible, the 1985-1990 aerodynamic speed machines, or the 1999 GT, they love them all.
Most of the club members own one or more Mustangs in varying body styles and model years. Club members exchange information, provide sources for parts, literature, and hints on maintaining their Mustangs. Ownership of a Mustang is not a requirement for membership. Club members come from varying backgrounds, but all share a great appreciation for the Ford Mustang. The general membership meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. A monthly newsletter, The Accelerator, which reports on club activities and articles on the Mustang is published for all members. Activities sponsored by the club have included car shows, picnics, sporting events, cruise nights, and technical sessions covering various aspects of the Mustang.
Each year MOCSEM hosts the Mustang Memories car show held in August in Dearborn. Proceeds from this and other activities throughout the year enable MOCSEM to donate thousands of dollars to various local and national charities.
Check out their website at http://www.mocsem.com