National Mustang Day

National Mustang Day Logo

Text by Bill Cook & Steve White; Photos by Bill Cook, Rich Tweedle, & Ed Ludtke 

Thanks to everyone that turned out to celebrate the Mustang’s 52nd Birthday today. We had an OVERwhelming event, with 133 attendees & 80 cars show up!

We thought about getting a cake & putting on 52 candles, sitting it in the middle of a parking lot, & backing our Mustangs up to it in a circle & reving our engines to blow out the candles, but decided the cake wouldn’t be safe to eat afterwards, & we’d have to be cleaning icing off the rear bumpers of the opposing cars.

So instead, we came up with an alternate plan:

Celebrating National Mustang Day. April 17, 1964 was the official birthdate of the Ford Mustang. I (Bill Cook) pulled the Bullitt out of storage yesterday and promptly put 100+ miles on it today. Steve White and the Shelby American Automobile Club – Motor City Region organized the event and worked with Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan to promote the event. A perfect day and great turnout. The event kicked off at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, then “cruised” to view an outstanding Mustang collection for a tour followed by lunch (where 132 subs, 120 slices of pizza, 80 bags of chips, & 188 cookies were consumed!). After that, the cruise continued to Ford’s Mustang Assembly Plant in Flat Rock.

For a good photo representation, see Bill Cook’s photo album:

Rich Tweedle’s Snapfish album:

2016 WHQ w_people
80 Mustangs & 133 people just happened to stop by Ford World Headquarters on a bright Sunday morning to kick off National Mustang Day 2016


2016 Berardi Collection
Mike Berardi explain the history of some of the Mustangs in his Collection, while Bill Cook (lower left) updates his Facebook status!
Just some of the fillies in the coral.
Need sunglasses to look at his herd!
Getting ready to hit the open range.
2016 Flat Rock
38 ponies made it all the way to the current home of the Mustang – Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

2016 Flat Rock sign