Upcoming Events - Updated July 2013
Don't miss these upcoming events in your area!
Let us hear from you. Regional and local events that include Mustangs in their activities may be listed in this column by sending the necessary information to Mustang Monthly, 9036 Brittany Way, Tampa, FL 33619, or send email notification to email@example.com. Listings must be submitted at least 120 days prior to the event.
January 12-13, Ocala, FL
19th annual Ford & Mustang Roundup, hosted by National Parts Depot and co-sponsored by Mustang Monthly and Modified Mustangs & Fords magazines. Free registration to first 1,000 pre-registered cars by January 1, which includes two passes to Silver Springs. People's Choice judging, Pony Trails cruise from NPD headquarters to Cedar Key on Friday, January 6. Contact: Derek Putnam, 352/861-8701 (ext. 4207) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 9, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mustangs & Muscle Cars Charity Open Car Show presented by the Ford Lauderdale Mustang Club at Maroone Ford, 1333 North Federal Highway. Open to all cars with more than 50 “Best Of” awards, silent auction, door prizes, kids’ activities, and more. Net profits to benefit the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center. For info, call Mark at 954/779-3898 or visit www.flmustangclub.com.
March 7-10, Bradenton, FL
19th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout presented by Steeda at Bradenton Motorsports Park. All-Ford drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, and car show. For more information, log on to www.nmradigital.com or call 714/444-2426.
March 21-24, Las Vegas, NV
Team Shelby Las Vegas Bash. Open track, banquet, cruise, and more. Visit www.teamshelby.com for details.
March 23, Macon, GA
17th annual Cherry Blossom Car Show presented by the Flag City Mustang Club at Central City Park. All Ford-powered vehicles welcome. Adjoining Cherry Blossom Festival with carnival rides, bands, performers, fair food, and walking distance to Macon's downtown and festival arts and crafts vendors. Contact: Austin Davis at 478/960-4240 or visit the website at www.fcmccherryblossom.webs.com.
March 22-24, Pensacola, FL
34th Annual Gulf Coast Regional Mustang and All Ford Show hosted by the Gulf Coast Regional Mustang Club at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds. Friday registration and meet and greet, Saturday show with judging, Sunday judging with awards at 2:00 pm. For more info, contact Nick Kirby at 251/978-2012 or email email@example.com. Visit the club website www.gulfcoastmustangclub.org.
April 11-14, Commerce, GA
Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. All-Ford drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, and car show. For more information, log on to www.nmradigital.com or call 714/444-2426.
April 12-13, Alamogordo, NM
10th annual White Sands Mustang/Ford Round-Up at Alameda Park on White Sands Blvd. Friday evening get-together with Margo’s Mexican food, Saturday judged car show. Contact: Gary Misener at 575/921-9383 or visit www.alamostang.com.
April 13, Polk City, FL
15th annual Mustangs and Mustangs—Legends Havin' Fun show hosted by Imperial Mustangs of Polk County at Fantasy of Flight, exit 44 off I-4 between Lakeland and Orlando. All Mustangs and Fords invited. Modified judging format. Several P-51 fighter planes will also be on display. Contact: Pat Rego at 863/665-2322 (days) or 863/838-6817 (evenings), or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 14, Lexington, SC
35th annual Mustang & Ford Show hosted by the Central South Carolina Mustang Club at Jim Hudson Ford, 1201 W. Main St. Nineteen classes for Mustangs plus classes for trucks, street rods, special interest, etc. Proceeds to benefit local charities. Visit www.centralscmustangclub.org.
April 19-21, Beaumont, TX
Ponies in the Park, a Mustang Club of America national show hosted by the Wild Horse Mustang Club at Ford Park Event Center. For more information, visit the website at www.poniesinthepark.com.
April 25-28, Hermann, MO
ShelbyFest, a celebration of Shelby Mustangs, Cobras, and other Ford vehicles. Thursday welcome reception at the Wine Valley Inn; Friday evening concert; autocross and drag racing; Saturday car show in downtown Hermann, evening banquet, and pub crawl; Sunday morning pancake breakfast. For more information, visit www.shelbyfest.net.
May 3-5, Mechanicsville, Maryland
13th Annual NMRA Ford Nationals at Maryland International Raceway featuring special SVT 20th Anniversary race classes. All-Ford drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, and car show. For more information, log on to www.nmradigital.com or call 714/444-2426.
May 4, Antioch, CA
15th annual Show and Shine, Mustangs, Fords, and Friends show presented by the Diablo Valley Mustang Association at Prewett Water Park. Open to Mustangs and other Ford products of all years. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. For more information, visit the web site at www.dvma.org or contact Trudy Ramsey at 925/383-9579; send email to email@example.com.
May 4, Baton Rouge, LA
All Ford Show & Shine presented by the Baton Rouge Area Mustangers at Hollingsworth Richards Ford, 7787 Florida Blvd. Ford-powered vehicles only. Info: Cherie at 225/364-9862; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.brmustangers.org.
May 17-19, Nashville, IN
36th annual Shelby Spring Fling at Brown County State Park, hosted by Indiana Region SAAC with other cooperating SAAC regional groups. Friday Pony Trails cruise and Welcoming Bash, Saturday car show and banquet, Sunday Road Rallye. Open to Mustangs, Shelbys, Cobras, Tigers, and all other high-performance Ford vehicles. For details, visit www.indiana-saac.com.
May 18, Union City, GA
21st annual Mustang and All Ford Show hosted by the MCA region Tara Mustang Club at Gene Evans Ford Body Shop (across from dealership on Highway 138, exit 64 on I-85). Classes for Mustangs and special interest Ford. Portions of proceeds to benefit Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. For more information, call Bob Mathews at 770/787-9427 or visit the website or www.taramustangclub.org.
May 18, Marlborough, MA
American Iron Cruise hosted by the Mustang Car Club of New England at the Solomon Pond Mall, 601 Donald Lynch Blvd. All years, makes, and models of American cars welcome. Information: MCCNE Info Line at 508/674-5462 anytime or Paul Groppi at 617/930-2633. Visit www.mccne.com.
May 19, Cudahy, WI
Wisconsin Early Mustangers’ 31st annual All Ford Show and Swap sponsored by Ewald’s Venus Ford, 2727 E. Layton Ave. Entertainment all day, door prizes for pre-registered vehicles, participant raffle prizes, and indoor swap area. For more info, call Tom Miller at 414/764-6726 or email Dawn Raduechel at email@example.com. Visit the website at www.wemustangers.com.
May 19, Kansas City, MO
32nd annual Mustang, Cobra, Ford-powered Car Show hosted by Mid America Mustangers at Gary Crossing Ford, 8050 Church Rd. Trophies in 18 Mustang classes and seven Ford-powered classes using MCA street-driven and modified rules. Contact: Gary Hanson at 816/524-7669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website at www.midamericamustangers.com.
May 25-26, Albuquerque, NM
31st annual Mustang Club of America Regional Mustang Show hosted by the Rio Grande Mustang Club at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel. Saturday evening snacks in the Hotel Sandia Suite, Sunday show judging and evening banquet. Registration $25. All classes except Participant Choice will be judged using modified MCA judging rules. For more info, call Frank McMullan at 505/294-7902; email mail email@example.com.
June 1, Wichita, KS
South Central Kansas Mustang Club’s 20th annual Mustang and Ford-powered Car Show at Sedgwick County Park. Proceeds help support the Kansas Food Bank. Contact Jeff Lewis at 316/721-0402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the web site at www.sckmc.com.
June 1-2, Kershaw, SC
Performance Driving School presented by the Carolina Regional Mustang Club at Carolina Motorsports Park. Learn to drive your car at speed on the 2.28-mile, 14 turn road course. Two days of expert classroom and individual in-car instruction from experienced instructors in a safe environment. Open to all makes and models, street cars to track cars. For more information, go to www.ponytales.org or contact Tom Hennig at 704/305-3778; email@example.com.
June 2, Des Moines, IA
34th annual Mustang and Ford Show and Swap Meet at Historic Valley Junction, presented by the Mustang Club of Central Iowa. Two shows in one with 38 participant choice classes for all years of Mustang and Ford-powered vehicles plus MCA judged classes for all years of Mustangs. For more information, visit the website at www.mustangclubofcentraliowa.org or contact Kim Barron at 641/752-2458. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 2-3, Dearborn and Clarkston, MI
SAAC-Motor City Region’s 38th annual Show and Go. Sunday show at Ford World Headquarters, southeast lot, in Dearborn. Sunday track event at Waterford Hills Road Race Course in Clarkston. Info: www.saac-mcr.com.
June 4, St. Louis, MO
Mustang and Ford Show hosted by the Mustang Club of St. Louis at the National Museum of Transportation Judged show with 40 classes. For more information, visit the club website at www.mustangclubofstl.com.
June 5-8, Summit Point, WV and Carlisle PA
Team Shelby Grand Nationals hosted by Team Shelby Northeast. Two days of open track at Summit Point, WV, followed by a cruise to the car show as part of the Ford Nationals in Carlisle, PA. Visit www.teamshelby.com for more information.
June 7-9, Carlisle, PA
17th annual Ford Nationals at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, presented by Carlisle Events. One of the largest all-Ford events in the country with 2,200 cars in the show field and special displays, plus manufacturers midway, test drive by Ford, Saturday evening cruise and downtown party, burnout contest, kids' activities, drag racing, autocross, cars for sale, and huge swap meet. Visit www.carlisleevents.com or call 717/243-7855.
June 7-9, Reno, NV
Mustang Club of America national show hosted by the Reno Mustang Car Club. For more information, visit the website at www.renomustangcarclub.com.
June 8, Grand Rapids, MI
West Michigan Mustang Club’s 32nd annual Mustang and All-Ford Car Show at Tony Betten Ford, 3839 Plainfield Ave. NE. Participant vote classes for Mustangs and Fords, swap meet, cars for sale. Contact: Rick Bishop at 616/901-7199 or email email@example.com. Or visit the website at www.westmichiganmustangclub.com.
June 8, Calhoun, GA
Cherokee Regional Mustang Club’s 33rd annual Mustang Show and Swap Meet at Gordon Central High School Athletic Complex, three blocks off I-75 at Exit 315. Twenty-one Mustang classes plus special interest Fords and pickups. View the flyer at www.cherokeemustang.com or call Marion Clayton at 770/548-6654.
June 9, Smithtown, Long Island, NY
Mustang Round-Up hosted by the Mustang & Shelby Club of Long Island at Ford Lincoln of Smithtown (400 Jericho Turnpike). Open to all Ford-powered makes and models. Free admission to spectators. For details, visit www.mscli.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 631/371-1432.
June 12-16, Tulsa, OK
38th annual Mid America Ford and Shelby Nationals. Three days of open track at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, Saturday drag racing at Tulsa Raceway Park, Sunday All-Ford Car Show at the Tulsa Southern Hills Marriott, swap meet at all three locations, Thursday night cruise to the Brady Arts District, and Friday night banquet with guest speakers. Contact: David Apgar at 405/946-3382; send email to email@example.com. Visit the website at www.midamericafordmeet.com.
June 13-16, Steamboat Springs, CO
25th annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup hosted by the Denver Mustang Club, Early Mustang Club, Front Range Mustang Club, High Country Mustang Club, Rocky Mountain Mustanger, and the Colorado Chapter of the Shelby American Automobile Club. Over 450 cars from 17 states. Thursday Scenic Mountain Tour, Friday autocross and evening social, Saturday car show in downtown Steamboat Springs, Sunday morning breakfast. Free t-shirt with registration before May 15. For more information or to register online, visit www.rmmr.org.
June 14-15, Sellersburg, IN
18th annual Mustang and All Ford Weekend presented by the Falls City Mustang Club at Jim O’Neal Ford. Friday Pony Trail to Salem Square, Salem Speedway for hot laps, and evening welcome bash; Saturday show. For more info, call: Steve Merritt at 812/944-5271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website at www.fallscitymustangclub.com.
June 14-16, Norwalk, OH
10th annual NMRA Ford Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park. All-Ford drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, and car show. For more information, log on to www.nmradigital.com or call 714/444-2426.
July 4-6, Fontana, CA
SAAC-38, the Shelby American Automobile Club's 38th national convention, at Auto Club Speedway. Open track, car show, banquet, and more. More details available at www.saac.com.
July 5-7, Asheville, NC
Stars, Stripes, and Stangs, a Mustang Club of America national show hosted by the Blue Ridge Mustang Club of Asheville at the Crowne Plaza Golf & Tennis Resort. For more information, visit the website at www.brmcoa.org.
July 11-14, Joliet, IL
Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway. All-Ford drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, and car show. For more information, log on to www.nmradigital.com or call 714/444-2426.
July 14, Elyria, OH
Mustang and Ford Show hosted by the North Coast Mustang Club of Ohio at Nick Abraham Elyria Ford. To benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Lorain Country. Visit www.ncmco.org for details and updates, or call 440/934-7112.
July 21, Marlborough, MA
29th annual Mustangs and American Iron Summer Round-Up hosted by the Mustang Car Club of New England at the Solomon Pond Mall, 601 Donald Lynch Blvd. All years and model of Mustangs and Shelbys welcome, plus cars from all other American manufacturers. Fire extinguishers required in all show vehicles. Information: MCCNE Info Line at 508/674-5462 or Jim Silverman at 508/584-8848. Visit www.mccne.com.
July 21, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Mustang Owners Club of Saskatchewan’s annual Show ‘n’ Shine at Toys R Us, south parking at 730 Albert St. All Mustangs and specialty Fords welcome. Info: Saul Lipton, 306/686-6984; email@example.com.
July 27, Vancouver, WA
Mustang Stampede and All-Ford Show presented by Mustangs Unlimited at the First Church of God. Featuring Mustangs, Shelbys, Cobras, regional Galaxie meet, and all other Ford vehicles. Info: Jim Bailey at 360/241-7991.
July 27-28, Cincinnati, Ohio
Tristate Mustang Club’s 33rd annual Mustang/All Ford Powered car show at Dave & Buster's, 11775 Commons Drive. Saturday Pony Trail to Grandpa’s Garage in Springfield. Info: Mike Dalton at 513/368-3624.
July 27-28, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Stampede Weekend presented by the Golden Horseshoe Mustang Association and the Greater Toronto Area Mustang Club. Saturday brunch and cruise to the Henry Ford’s Dream Collection Museum; Sunday show at the Ford Motor Company of Canada headquarters.
July 28, Levittown, NY
Mustang Showdown hosted by the Mustang and Shelby Club of Long island at Levittown Ford, 3195 Hempstead Turnpike). Open to all Ford-powered makes and models. Info: 631/371-1432; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.mscli.com.
August 11, Bethlehem, NJ
Beech Hill Automotive Ford and Mustang Car Show at Beech Hill Automotive, 4093 Main St. Entry fee to benefit scholarship program. Info: call 603/398-3949; email@example.com.
August 17, Elkhart, IN
30th annual Mustang and Ford Show hosted by Michiana Mustangs at the Concord Mall. Judged and participant vote awards for Mustangs. Info: Carl Kindig at 574/256-2173; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.michianamustangs.com.
August 17, Schenectady, NY
22nd annual Dealer Day Car Show hosted by the Adirondack Shelby-Mustang Club at Metro Ford, 3601 State St. Open to all makes and models. Partial proceeds to benefit Make-A-Wish Northeast New York. Info: Walt Dugan at 518/279-3791, email@example.com.
August 18, Auburn, MA
35th Annual All Ford and American Iron Car Show hosted by the Mustang Car Club of New England at the Auburn Mall, 385 Southbridge Street. All years and model of Mustangs and Shelbys welcome, plus cars from all other American manufacturers. Fire extinguishers required in all show vehicles. Information: MCCNE Info Line at 508/674-5462 or Jim Silverman at 508/584-8848. Visit www.mccne.com.
August 24, Dunn, NC
All Ford Show hosted by Stangs R Us at Dunn Benson Ford. Over 60 awards, plus door and raffle prizes. Register online at www.stangs-r-us.com.
August 31-September 2, Bozeman, MT
34th annual International Mustang Meet hosted by the Bridger Mountain Pony Car Club. Show & shine, BBQ, autocross, awards banquet, and more with over 300 Mustangs and other classic Fords from the U.S. and Canada. Info: Lyle at 406/587-8856; www.fordmt.com.
September 6-7, Louisville, KY
September Stampede hosted by Derby City Mustang Club at Fern Valley Hotel, Louisville, KY. Friday Pony Trail cruise and Welcome Bash, Saturday car show and evening banquet. Info: Ron Kinberger at 502/314-8776, firstname.lastname@example.org; http://derbycitymustangclub.com
September 8, Southold, NY
Lucas Ford’s Mustang Stampede & Classic Ford Show hosted by the Mustang & Shelby Club of Long Island at Lucas Ford Lincoln, 3245 Hortons Lane). Open to all Ford-powered makes and models. First 100 registered cars receive a free t-shirt and goodie bag. Free admission to spectators. For details visit www.mscli.com, call 631-371-1432, or email email@example.com.
September 8, Maple Shade, NJ
Mustang & Ford Fall Car Show hosted y the South Jersey Mustang Club at Holman Ford-Lincoln, 571 West Route 38. Open to Ford-powered vehicles only. Benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Info: www.southjerseymustangclub.net.
September 14, Amsterdam, NY
Favorite Fifty of Fall Car Show hosted by the Adirondack Shelby-Mustang Club at Brown’s Ford of Amsterdam, 4419 State Highway 30. Participant voting. Partial proceeds to benefit Calynn Vitus, leukemia patient. Info: Wendy Brown at 518/332-1900, firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 14-15, Yakima, WA
22nd annual Ponies in the Sun all-Ford show hosted by the Sun Country Mustang Club at Sarg Hubbard Park. Pony trail on Saturday. Info: www.suncountrymustang.com.
September 15, Freehold, NJ
16th annual Freehold Ford Car Show hosted by the New Jersey Region of the Shelby American Automobile Club at Freehold Ford, 3572 US Highway Route 9 South. Open to all Ford-powered vehicles. Rain date is September 22. Info: Bob Barrenger at 908/451-5801 or email@example.com.
September 15, East Peoria, IL
14th annual River City Mustang and All-Ford Show at Uftring Ford. Over 50 classes. Info: Kenyon Wurster at 800/723-2723, Kenyon@uftringautomall.com
October 3-6, Bowling Green, KY
15th annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway featuring the Terminator/GT500 Shootout. All-Ford drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, and car show. For more information, log on to www.nmradigital.com or call 714/444-2426.
October 5, Galveston, TX
Mustang Club of Houston’s 20th annual Fall Open Car Show at Lone Star Flight Museum. Open to all makes and models. Registration is $25. Info: Crispin Cruz at 281/507-1757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 6, San Diego, CA
32nd annual Mustang by the Bay charity car show hosted by the Mustang Club of San Diego and Kearny Pearson Ford at the Marina Park North, Seaport Village on the Embarcadero. Pre-registration by September 27 is $30; $50 day of show, all benefitting local charities. Info: Ron Gregory at 661/619-6261; email@example.com; www.sdmustangs.com.
October 6, Bremen, GA
Mustang and Ford Show hosted by Pioneer Ford. Registration from 8:30 to noon with trophy presentation at 4:00. Vendors welcome. Contact: Jackie Clayton at firstname.lastname@example.org; call 800/257-4156 or 770/537-3673.
October 12-13, Mechanicsville, MD
Ford Fever Classic at Maryland International Raceway. All-Ford drag racing, vendor midway, swap meet, and separate car show each day. Info: Call 301/884-9833; www.mirdrag.com/ford.
October 12, Inverness, FL
All Ford Powered Car and Truck Show hosted by Nature Coast Mustangs at Nick Nicholas Ford, 2901 Hwy 44 West. Proceeds to benefit Hospice of Citrus County. Info: Ken McNally at 352/341-1165 or go to Facebook under Nature Coast Mustangs.
October 21, San Antonio, TX
Annual open charity car show hosted by the San Antonio Mustang Club at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. Open to all makes, models, and years. Profits to benefit Dare to Love. Info: Miguel Rosario, 443/253-3996, email@example.com; www.samustang.com.
October 26, Tampa, FL
32nd annual Mustang, Shelby and Ford Roundup hosted by the Mustang Club of Tampa, Bill Currie Ford, and Lazydays RV Center at the Lazydays Event Center, exit 10 off I-4. Classes for all years of Mustangs, Shelbys, and Ford-powered cars and trucks. Info: Mark Morley at 813/417-2483, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.mustangcluboftampa.com.
November 24, Sarasota, FL
22nd annual Ponies Under the Palms Mustang and Ford Show hosted by the Mustang Club of West Central Florida on Main Street in the Lakewood Ranch shopping area, located just off I-75 at exit 213. Pre-registration (before November 8) is $25; $30 day of show. Info: Elaine at 941/704-4474; www.mustangclubofwestcentralflorida.org.