North Carolina Is the Perfect Place to Kick off National Mustang Day
Mustang Owners Museum will unveil its ’55 Years of Mustangs’ exhibit to celebrate its grand opening, as well as a slew of pony car events.
Each year on April 17, we celebrate our favorite new holiday: National Mustang Day. While there are a number of nationwide events, the Mustang Owners Museum is throwing a major party that is not to be missed. The museum is located in Concord, NC, a hop, skip, and a lap, from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. They will commemorate their grand opening to coincide with the day we celebrate all things ‘Stang.
The Mustang made its first appearance April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. The car became an instant classic, and embodied automotive excellence. So, to celebrate 55 years of the car that has no equal, the Mustang Owners Museum has a week-long party in the works.
Activities include the 55th Mustang birthday party, as well as the “55 Years of Mustangs” exhibit. There will be a Hall of Fame induction and Museum Grand Opening dinners with special guest speakers; a car show, drifting exhibitions, parade laps, and open track events at the Speedway; a special Ford display, seminars and a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new museum, and even a “longest parade of Mustangs” attempt to make the Guinness Book of World Records record.
If you’d rather tear it up, the SVT Cobra Mustang Club (SCMC) at Carolina Motorsports Park (CMP) in Kershaw, South Carolina, has an On-Track Event Saturday, April 20. This event, held in conjunction with Track Club USA (TCUSA), is a true High Performance Driving Event (HPDE). Just plain ol’ wide-open, full-throttle, full-course laps at CMP for one full day. For less than $200 you can spend a whole Saturday making sweet music with your car out on the track.
For more information about the museum’s festivities, check out their website. And for more information about how to celebrate National Mustang Day, check out their list of events.