Jeff Ford
September 1, 2003
Contributers: Jeff Ford, Donald Farr, From the Archives Photos By: From the Archives

Mustang Monthly kicks off the Labor Day weekend this year in grand style with a Pony Trails cruise on Friday, August, 29 during the Mustang Club of America's Peach State Grand National Mustang Show, hosted this year by the Central Savannah River Area Mustang Club at the Richmond County Civic Center in Augusta, Georgia. For more information about the show, contact Keith Hazelrigs at 706/556-3755 or James Aldridge at 706/854-9597, or go to the CSRA's Web site at

We attended this event when it was a Mustang Club of America national show, and we have to say Augusta is a beautiful place. The local CSRA club is a great bunch that seems to have fun in whatever they do. We like that there are indoor and outdoor show areas. The last time, the field was full to the brim, and there were a number of top-quality Mustangs in attendance. There will be vendors in the swap meet area with tasty bits for your Mustang, and we understand from somewhat reliable CSRA members that the banquet is not to be missed, as several talented (and untalented) folks will have you rolling in the aisles at their on-stage antics.

The Trail
Date: Friday, August 29, 2003
Cost: Free
Registration Cost: None for the Trail!
Departure Time: 9 a.m.; drivers' meeting 8:30 a.m.
Start Location: Augusta Richmond County Civic Center, 712 Telfair St., Augusta, GA 30901; 706/823-6672.
End Location: Same.
Trail Boss: Jeff Ford

Trail Directions
From the Civic Center, take 7th St. to Reynolds. Turn left on Reynolds, which becomes the River Watch Pkwy.; stay on it until S.R. 28 (Fury's Ferry Rd.). At 28, exit the parkway and head northwest again on S.R. 28. Cross over into South Carolina on 28, and run until you hit U.S. Hwy. 221. Head northwest on 221 to McCormick, where you'll turn right on U.S. Hwy 378, heading almost due east for roughly 30 miles until you reach Saluda. In Saluda, turn right (southeast) onto U.S. Hwy. 178, and head toward Batesburg-Leesville. Stay on 178 to Interstate 20, where you'll head west and back to Augusta. Leave the interstate at exit 200 (River Watch Pkwy.) and run the Parkway until it turns into Jones St. Turn left onto 14th St., which becomes Telfair. Take Telfair back to the Civic Center for the final drivers' meeting.