Aug 15, 2014 | Dearborn, Mich.
50 Years of Ford Mustang Continues With Mustang Alley at Annual Woodward Dream Cruise and Mustang Memories
- Annual Mustang Alley attraction at Woodward Dream Cruise to feature more than a thousand classic Ford Mustangs from all 50 years of the world’s favorite pony car, at 9 Mile Road in Ferndale, Michigan
- Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development, and Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer, will be on hand for the raffle of a one-of-a-kind 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Years Limited Edition convertible to benefit multiple sclerosis research on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 5:30 p.m.
- Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan presents Mustang Memories car show and swap at Ford Product Development Center in Dearborn, Sunday, Aug. 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Woodward Dream Cruise, Detroit’s annual automotive rite of summer, returns Aug. 16, 2014, and Ford Mustang fans will celebrate 50 years of their favorite car at Mustang Alley in Ferndale. The charity raffle drawing for a one-of-a-kind 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Years Limited Edition convertible will take place in Mustang Alley at 5:30 p.m.
On Sunday, Aug. 17, the pony car party moves to the Mustang Memories car show in Dearborn, where more than 1,000 cars are expected to be displayed. Among the many classic and rare Mustangs exhibited will be the one-of-a-kind two-seater 1965 Mustang “Shorty” concept. Mustang Memories takes place on the grounds of Ford Product Development Center on Village Road in Dearborn.
Woodward Dream Cruise is one of the largest automotive events in the world with more than 1 million visitors and more than 40,000 vehicles from all over North America gathering to celebrate classic car culture. Located at the intersection of 9 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, just north of Detroit city limits, Mustang Alley will again be the center of attraction for Ford fans.
Scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16 – rain or shine – this high-octane destination will include displays highlighting the evolution and milestones from the first five decades of the world’s favorite pony car. More than 1,100 cars are expected to be on display, including classic and modern Mustang models from 1964 through the present day.
Visitors can also get an up-close look at the all-new 2015 Mustang fastback and convertible, as well as the new 2015 Ford Edge, Expedition and F-150.
Mustang Alley is the place to be for performance enthusiasts building Ford-powered street rods and race cars. Ford Racing will have a large display of street and strip crate engines. A cadre of Ford Racing technicians and engineers will be on hand to meet with the public and answer detailed technical questions about performance, installation, tuning and other topics.
Numerous Ford partners will have displays at Mustang Alley, including:
- Falken Tire
- HPI (remote control cars)
- Ford Racing
- Dembeste (Shelby engine company)
- Mustang Club of America
- Capaldi Racing
- Shelby American
- Classic Design Concepts
At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development, and Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer, will draw the winning ticket in a raffle to give away a one-of-a-kind 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Years Limited Edition convertible. More information on the raffle can be found online at www.ford4ms.com. Tickets can be purchased at Mustang Alley leading up to the drawing at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds from the raffle go to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s No Opportunity Wasted research project.
The winner does not need to be present when the lucky ticket is drawn at Woodward Dream Cruise. The winner is responsible for title, taxes and registration.
50 years of Mustang
Ford Mustang is the newest member of a very exclusive club – vehicles in continuous production for 50 years. More than 9 million Mustangs have been produced, and the car has a worldwide base of fans, including more than 7.6 million on Facebook – the most of any vehicle nameplate. From the beginning, Mustang’s unique combination of style, performance and affordability established an entirely new class of sporty cars, and it has led the segment ever since.
The sixth-generation Mustang goes on sale this fall, and will eventually be available in more than 110 countries worldwide.