Racing to the Mustang 50th anniversary celebration!

For the past 2 years, I have been working on the Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration, doing everything from negotiating the contracts for the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to answering countless e-mails full that are full of questions. We are now within 5 months of this huge 5-day Mustang event. Every day, more work and effort are put into it and twice as much is created. All through this 2-year process, the staff here at Mustangs Plus has been very supportive and helpful to me in any way that they can.

As we wind down to show time, all of us at Mustangs Plus would like to invite you to plan to come and celebrate the Ford Mustang’s 50th birthday with us. Although we haven’t finalized our travel plans, Mustangs Plus does plan to have a presence at all 3 of the Mustang 50th locations, Norman Oklahoma, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway. So, wherever you’re from, please mark your calendar for whatever date and location best suits you and make plans to come and see us. The Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration is going to be a once in a lifetime event that none of us will want to miss!

Respectfully,

Ron Bramlett

Mustangs Plus

Executive Director, Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration

Mustang Club of America National Director

Here’s an overview of the entire event, starting 10 days before the actual Mustang 50th which starts on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014.

The Pony Drives - Want to gallop your Mustang across the country with other Mustangs and their owners? Starting on Saturday, April 6th, the Great American Pony Drive (GAPD) leaves many locations around the United States on it’s way to Norman, Oklahoma in the center of the United States. GAPD founder and organizer, Dave Turnbu­­ll, has all routes laid out with hotels and nightly functions along the way. For complete information and how to join the Great American Pony Drive, go to www.ponydrive.us . Check out the routes and see if one is close to you!

The Kick-Off Party - Norman, Oklahoma is where the Great American Pony Drive is headed. Norman is where thousands of Mustangs and their owners will all meet for the Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration “Kick Off Party” for the people in the center of the United States and those who are driving their Mustang on the Mustang 50th Pony Drives. The Oklahoma Mustang Club has put together a complete weekend with a track event, banquet and more. For much more information on the Mustang 50th “Kick-Off Party”, visit http://www.okmustangs.com/50thBirthday/50thMain.htm

The Mustang 50th Pony Drives - From Norman, the Mustang 50th Pony Drives leaves on Sunday, April 13th and heads to either the Charlotte Motor Speedway in the East or the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the West. You can make the loop and go back to the track is closest to your home or you can go all the way and travel to the track that is furthest from your home. The choice is all yours! Joe Grace has planned a great drive complete with all of the hotels and stops along the way. Visit http://www.mustang50thbirthdaycelebration.com/ponydrive/index.html for further information and a look at the routes.

The Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration at Charlotte and Las Vegas - On Wednesday, April 16th, the Mustang 50th Pony Drives will arrive at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway and be treated to a preview of the Mustang 50th exhibits, displays and vendors. Ford Motor Company will be there in full force, having duplicate layouts and presence at both locations. Early Mustang history with some of the people who were there and helped make it will be present along with many famous and historical Mustangs. There will be something for everyone at both events so make sure that you plan to attend! Go to the official Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration website at www.mustang50thbirthdaycelebration.com today!

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