Southern Arizona Mustang Club to Take Over Tucson with ‘Fords on 4th’

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March 10 all-Ford event kicks off the spring season with loads of gorgeous, savage ponies Arizona’s famous historical downtown district.

While winter’s “snowbirds” often talk about heading to Florida this time of year to escape the drudgery of winter, let’s not forget that plenty of folks also keep Arizona high on their February and March getaway vacation travel list. If you’re flying off to enjoy some of the Arizona sun next month, your timing couldn’t better to catch Arizona’s largest all-Ford car show, hosted by the world’s oldest Mustang club.

The Southern Arizona Mustang Club (SAMC) is kicking off the spring show season with their All-Ford show to be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019, from 9 am to 3 pm. The show is called “Fords on 4th” as it’s held in the historic 4th Avenue District of downtown Tucson, Arizona. The 4th Avenue District is one of Tucson’s most historic and beautiful locations, offering many restaurants and shops for great dining and shopping. Five blocks of 4th Avenue will be closed for the show and some 300 fine Fords will be on display in a colorful and quaint street setting.

2018 Ford Mustang GT Front

The show is SAMC’s largest event of the year and is open to all Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. You can register for Fords on 4th on the club’s website, or see what’s going on with the show on their Fords on 4th Facebook page. (Hotel information for out-of-town entrants is available, as well as lists of interesting and historic sites to see in the Tucson area.) We hope you can get out there and see the show!

Can’t wait that long? If you are in Florida on Saturday, March 2, then get down to Longwood for the “32nd Annual Mustang and Ford Roundup.” There, the Mid-Florida Mustang Club is hosting its yearly car show in Historic Longwood, Florida, where you’ll find lots of great cars on display and fun for the whole family. Click on the link to the club website to find full details.

Prefer to start your year off with a little racing action? Then head to the season-opening NMRA Ford Nationals event dubbed the “Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park” in Bradenton, Florida, from February 28 through March 3. The NMRA Ford Nationals is the largest All-Ford motorsport series in the U.S., and features an exciting lineup of all-Ford championship and shootout drag racing classes, car shows, and special events at fine facilities and markets across the Midwest and East Coast. For more information on the NMRA Ford Nationals, click here.

Mustang Club of America 2019 Shows 

Of the hundreds of regional Mustang car shows held all across the country each year, the Mustang Club of America has selected only four to serve as “MCA National” shows – and only ONE of those four as the year’s “Grand National” show. These are the big, memorable, officially judged shows that Mustang lovers will gladly travel long distances to attend – and even plan their family vacations around! Well, we’ve got word on which shows the MCA has selected as their “Nationals” events for 2019 – so get your calendars out.

The three 2019 MCA Nationals are: Mustangs Take Flight, March 29-31, at the Lone Star Flight Museum in Houston Texas, hosted by the Northside Mustang Club; the Northern Star National Mustang Show June 28-30 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington, Minnesota, hosted by the Southwest Metro Mustang Club; and the Stampede To The Heartland MCA Show and Track Event, July 18-21, at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kansas.

The 2019 MCA Grand National is the Capital Horsepower show, Aug. 30 – Sept. 1 at the Expo Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia, hosted by the National Capital Region (DC/MD/VA) Mustang Club. Check the club sites for more info.

Ford Performance is planning to attend the “Mustangs Take Flight” show in Houston, March 29-31, so stop by the Ford Performance Meet & Greet Tent on the show field and receive a Mustang poster.

And in case you’ve missed some of the top events we showcase each week in ‘Fast News,’ look for exclusive coverage in our Enthusiast Newsroom.

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Replacement 2001 Mustang Bullitt ID Labels Now Available

With Bullitt making Mustang headlines these days, did you know that the Ford Performance Info Center has recently begun handling replacement requests for the 2001 Mustang Bullitt shock tower holographic I.D. labels? The Info Center has acquired all remaining inventory of the labels and once they are gone, they are gone for good, so if you need a replacement for a damaged or missing factory label, the time to order yours is now!

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  • Picture of the damaged / missing I.D Label
  • A contact at your local Ford dealership (Service Advisor is usually the best)
  • Please include the dealership’s shipping information

Note: Your Ford dealership MUST perform the removal / installation of this official Ford factory replacement label. These original labels are the only remaining inventory, which were made back in 2001 when the first Mustang Bullitt models were being built.  Contacting the Ford Performance Info Center is the ONLY way to get your factory replacement label. This program is offered free of charge, and is being done as a courtesy to all 2001 Mustang Bullitt owners.

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