Skip to comments.Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration - April 17, 2014
Posted on 09/17/2013 4:13:50 AM PDT by citizen
The Mustang 50th Birthday Celebrations will be held in two of the most prestigious racetracks in our great country; the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Both of these great racetracks have extensive ties to the Mustang Nation and are in locations that will allow a magnitude of Mustang enthusiasts from all over the world to be able to come and enjoy the Mustang 50th festivities. Plus, they both have all of the amenities necessary for an event of the Mustang 50ths stature. Remember, no matter how you look at it, this is the Mustang 50th and there will not be another Mustang event of this caliper until the Mustang 100th in 2064!
We are also proud that we were able to work closely with both racetracks and secure rental rates that will allow us to be able to plan and host a very memorable Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration while keeping the entry fees and Special Events fees at very reasonable rates. This is especially true since this will be a 5 day event, with sponsors, Pony Drives, and many early birds who dont want to miss a thing arriving on Wednesday, April 16th and not leaving until the last day on Sunday the 20th. No Friday, Saturday and Sunday show here! You will miss a lot if you dont come for Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, April 17th, the Mustangs actual birthday. Too long of an event? Dont worry. We will have something for you to do all the while youre at the Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration!
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Love the Mustang. Thanks for the post.
Car chase from “Bullit.”:
I always have had a liking for the Mustang. But, was always a Mopar guy, now driving a Corvette. Go figure! Happy Birthday Mustang!
I remember the first time I ever saw one. It was an afternoon at high school when a popular girl (a blonde, of course) drove by the entrance with her brand new Mustang, a white convertible....
Never did own one while I could have really enjoyed it. Three or four years ago, I was at the Ford dealer in town and drooled over this $60K Mustang Shelby GT with everything and extras....I damned near bought it but my sense got the better of me - what does an old fart like me now need with that....
No, Dad didn't buy it for me. But within a month, we moved back to Texas and I bought, with my own money, $300, a banged up old '59 Chevy 4-door that barely ran-- But it did get me around for a month before it blew a head gasket and went off to junkyard heaven.
BTW a few years later when I got married, my new wife had a Gold 1965 six banger Mustang--
Alas, nowadays I don't have the wife any more nor the six banger Mustang either.
I wonder how old Mustang Sally is.
I’m running a Corvette screensaver. Cool pics every day :)
For PC or Mac.
Unreliable, the car or the girl?
Dad had a 68.
Mom had a 67.
I had a 66 back in the day.
Hub had a 2006 when he died.
Brother has a Shelby in pieces in the garage.
I come from a Mustang Family.
I had my wife just go to FORD (she protested saying she didn’t want a mustang)and test drive a new 2013 and I told her if you are getting a mustang you might as well get a GT and it ought to be a convertible. She bought the race red GT with black convertible top and she loves it.
The car.....the girl(s) were ALWAYS reliable.
I sold off the car my wife used to drive (a 328i) and she complained that she didn’t have anything to take the grandkids around in. We went by the Ford dealer and I was intending on her getting a 4 door sedan - she immediately raced toward the new 2012 Explorer Limited.....
Has so many computer interface options and gizmos, I can barely drive it. She loves it.
I knew there was some reason why I don't like you! lol, jk
My first car was a 63 Impala hard top bought for $500 off a gas station parking lot in Huntsville AL. Before getting back home to Fayetteville (30 miles) >>
The left front wheel came completely off the car
The 3rd gear synchronizer was faulty so it would jump into neutral.
And after stopping, the engine vapor-locked and had to cool off.
Dad didn't pick a very good car! But he paid. After a little work she was fine and she was my first.
My daughter just bought a base model black 2014 Mustang. A month ago I bought a cobalt blue/black convertible 2010 GT Mustang with 56,000 miles on it. My daughter, who owned a 2006 base model prior to her new one, is a bit jealous. hehe My sister has owed 3 Mustangs, my niece owns one also. My second daughter says her next car will most likely be a Mustang.
I think your Impala was more reliable than my 3-speed stick ‘67 Mustang. I saved enough working during HS and bought it new...and had brake failure driving it home from dealer. It got worse...
Eventually traded for a VW bug at “Hollywood VW/Porsche”.
To this day, I’ve never owned an automatic and feel uncomfortable when I drive one.
Everett? that’s where my hub was BORN! In MA, right?
Anbyway, Mustangs DO run in families! LOL!
Well, I have to say... big--
That... explains a lot--
AND, just who... is that guy walking in the back window?
When I was 17 my father, a very conservative guy who never splurged, purchased a 1967 Mustang. I loved that car. I finally got it as my own when I was a senior in college. Then married Mr. Mercat and we had two vehicles and needed money so we sold my baby for $4000.00. Back then you could live for months on $4000.00. And you totally should go back and buy that car. I’m an old gal and I now drive a red Miata convertible. Last night I was driving home in the dark from church meditating on how hard it is for me to drive at night now with eye issues but way cooler if I crash in a snappy sports car.
Looks like bigfoot to me...
Actually, Everett, Washington. My oldest daughter’s first duty station. :~) London for my other daughter’s first duty station.
Had more than a few ... loved my ‘67.
Really, big, this... just raises so many question???
Perhaps we... need to pull your security clearance to Chuck E. Cheese's!
Had a 66 beater with a 200 6cyl/3speed manual on which I learned to drive a stick. It was so rusted, I could do Fred Flintstone stops.
Second one was a 65 2+2 with a 289/4speed. Wish I had that one back as it was a very early one, plus a lot of fun to drive.
Both Oregon and Washington have towns named after those in New England!
And new England has towns named after those in OLD England!
They're chick magnets......
In 2001 I noticed the IRS under the back of the SVT Cobra, a feature I insist upon after years of test driving Supras. So I bought one, a performance red coupe with a 5 speed.
As long as Ford keeps using a live axle I won't upgrade.
Had a 64 1/2 Mustang from High School to college, then bought an 86 GT Mustang.
Girls loved the first one...guys envied the second one.
Yeah, my 63 was a lot of fun after putting in a Hurst shifter. Being a 60s highschooler in a small town, about 6500, the only thing we had to do was cruise our version of the strip, like in “American Graffiti.” I reckon it was the same in every town back then.
I’m a 72 year old “Old Fart”. I drive an 03 Mach 1. It has the all aluminum 4 cam 32 valve 281 cid engine, 5 speed trans & all of the horsepower that an “Old Fart” needs. It is Azure blue with a full black stripe which I added.I love it. Go buy one & enjoy it. But don’t drive it in the snow.
My grandfather started it with his '66 289 - red with black ragtop and bought my aunt a '66 fastback at the same time.
My brother had two 80s fox-bodies. I bought my first new Mustang in '98, then got my '12 Boss 302 in Dec 2011 which I still own today.
This one isn't mine, but very similar aside from the tweaks I've done:
WOW, 50 years! IIRC the first one I saw I really wanted. A red convertible with a white top. I believe it was a three speed grinder on the floor with a six cylinder, and was out the door for around $2000.00.
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too much money in 1964 for this guy! I was used to paying a few hundred dollars for my used cars then.
In 1975 I met Mrs. RQSR, and she had a 1969 maroon with a black vinyl top, 289, automatic. It was junk (she WILL disagree, but......) . We finally got rid of it in 1987 after dumping a lot of money into it to keep it running over the years. Never had another one, and don’t think we will.
I almost bought a 1969 Mach 1 once , , ,
not a mustang fan though
I enjoy my GT convertible...driving with the top down is downright medicinal...better than doing drugs. But I’m not sure I want to see 100’s of Mustangs in all sorts of iterations.
However...I WILL be registering for a shot at the 2014 Shelby GTS convertible giveaway.
My most recent Mustang.
What is that? Sort of looks like a Gremlin but it’s got a vrnt window. I miss those, still. It must be foreign.
vrnt = Eastern European for vent
Have an 06 GT convertible, 170k miles and still drives like new. Learned to drive and took my drivers test in a 66 GT 289,3 speed.
Love our ‘09 GT/CS
That, my friends, is a 1978 Ford Fiesta Sport.
Poor editing or a bad pun?
Fairly good handling could be had with the live axle if you worked at it. Whiched begged the question: why should you have to work at it when the factory could do it far better and cheaper?
Hated working on suspensions.