Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
August 11, 2016

Fans of Ford’s 1974-78 Mustang II are rejoicing the world over: there is FINALLY a true celebration for Second-Generation Mustangs now in the works! The first-ever National Mustang II Reunion planned for this summer serves as a Mustang II homecoming at the very place where Lee Iacocca re-invented Ford's groundbreaking Pony Car for an all-new era when build quality and fuel efficiency were more important to buyers than no-frill options and high-horsepower.

And what better time to stage such an event than in the 40th anniversary year of the Mustang II Cobra II? Yes, the racy looking Mustang that the late Farrah Fawcett helped make famous in the 1970s TV show Charlie’s Angels turns the big four-oh this year. Fans need to also consider that the Mustang II Reunion is being held at Ford's own Product Development Center in Dearborn in conjunction with one of the top Mustang shows in the world—the Mustang Owners Club of South Eastern Michigan's annual "Mustang Memories", as well as on the same weekend as Detroit's own famed Woodward Dream Cruise, next weekend, August 19-21, 2016.

As the TV infomercials like to say…but wait, there’s more! There’s a special "Dinner With the II Designers" night set for the Friday evening before Woodward. The dinner is sold out at this point, but those same retired Ford stylists will come back for the Sunday “Memories” show to pick their favorite Mustang II’s on the show field for special awards that they’ll even autograph.

The Mustang II has long been the red-headed stepchild of the Mustang world, and this National II Reunion is happening in part because, in the club’s own words, “it's long past time that true car enthusiasts finally accept the Mustang II! It's over. We're done letting know-nothings decide if our cars are cool or not. It's now time for all the automotive pundits to stop regurgitating shopworn urban legends about the 1974-1978 Mustang II and passing disparaging judgment on these great little cars that we've owned and loved for so many years. Would-be auto journalists and so-called experts have gotten the Mustang II so wrong and have taken these cars so horribly out of context for so long that we simply can't let their denigration continue.”

Mustang Monthly will be there covering the show, so if you have a Mustang II or just like them, come on out and say hi. For info and registration visit