Replica of the Ford Mustang’s stand at the 1964 World’s Fair in New YorkEnlarge Photo
Ford’s Mustang officially turns 50 on April 17, 2014 and as you may have expected the Blue Oval has a lineup of events planned to help celebrate the anniversary. It won’t be when the covers come off the new 2015 Mustang, as the sixth-generation car is set for a reveal on December 5, 2013.
It will, however, be when Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] kicks off a five-day long celebration that will include a wide range of events from car cruises to live bands, ride-and-drives, exhibits, celebrity appearances and open-track exhibitions.
The event is so large that Ford will be hosting it at two locations: Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is being organized together with the Mustang Club of America
Below is a tentative schedule for both venues:
Wednesday, April 16: The first official day of the Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration will feature vendors and exhibits as members arrive.
Thursday, April 17: With April 17, 1964 acknowledged as the official birthday of the Ford Mustang, the Mustang Club of America will conduct opening ceremonies followed by a host of activities. Track time, Ford ride-and-drives, hot laps and other interactive activities are planned. Car displays, vendors and special exhibits will all be there to celebrate the Mustang’s 50th.
Friday, April 18: The event will be in full swing with track events such as road racing, drag racing and other interactive driving events. Car displays, vendors and special exhibits will be on hand. The Mustang Club of America will have a themed dinner with live entertainment.
Saturday, April 19: Festivities will follow the same pattern as Friday. The evening will feature a Saturday Night Banquet, with guest speakers and entertainment.
Sunday, April 20: Easter Sunrise Services will be offered at both tracks. There will be parade laps around both speedways, and other memorable activities and photo opportunities will fill the day. The Mustang Club of America will have closing ceremonies in the afternoon.
This schedule may change, so for the latest on the celebrations visit the website www.mustang50thbirthdaycelebration.com.