Mustang Car ShowsLast Updated February 5, 2020 | C.J. Tragakis
Serious pony car fanatics know that the Ford Mustang isn't just a car - it's a lifestyle! One of the best parts about this lifestyle is meeting others who share your love for classic American muscle cars.
No matter where you are in the world, chances are that there's a Mustang car show in your area. Here's a quick guide to finding a Mustang club or car show near you and a look at some of the most popular shows taking place in 2019.
USA Mustang Car Shows
The Mustang Club of America both hold regular meetups across the country, as well as an annual national show, usually in April. You can check out the MCA website or visit Mustang Monthly’s shows page for current dates. You can also check with your local Mustang club or your neighborhood Ford dealer or performance garage.
Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach, SC is one of our favorite annual events. This multi-day meet-up has a wide variety of shows and activities, including meets, cruise-ins, and even a burnout contest, so you’re sure to find something for everyone.
USA General Car Shows
While the Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York auto shows are perhaps the most heavily-covered by the press, Ford’s big product launches and releases are usually done on their home turf...Detroit. Home to the North American International Auto Show (aka Detroit Auto Show), this is a great time to see what Ford is doing with the Mustang now and in the future, as well as taking a look at the rest of the line-up.
In January 2014, this show was especially important for Mustang enthusiasts and the car world alike as the newly re-designed, sixth-generation Mustang premiered at its highly-anticipated release in Detroit. The 26th annual NAIAS was the first time the public got a glimpse of the new pony car, a radical re-imagining set to commemorate the nameplate’s 50th anniversary.
The introduction of the EcoBoost turbocharged 4-cylinder brought great concern and controversy to the Mustang community at first but was soon regarded as an incredibly satisfactory substitute for the V6 (though never the V8!). Easily one of the most talked about and popular displays at the show, early reviews of the new Mustang have been overwhelmingly positive, with Tim Stevens of www.cnet.com calling it “the biggest step forward the iconic pony car has seen in decades.”
Mustang Car Shows in Canada
The Canadian Mustang Owners’ Club holds regular meets, shows and other events across the country. Check their forums for the Mustang Car Show near you. In the greater Toronto area, the Golden Horseshoe Mustang association hosts weekly cruise nights and is a regular presence at area car shows.
Wherever you are in the world, when you find fellow Mustang lovers, you're sure to find Mustang car shows. Below are links to some of the more active Mustang clubs in the world. Check their respective websites for information about upcoming events:
- UK: Mustang Owners’ Club of Great Britain
- Australia: Mustang Owners’ Club Australia
- Mexico: Mustang Club Mexico
- France: Mustang Club de France
Of course, these are only a few of the thousands of clubs that host Mustang car shows, meets, and drive nights around the world. You’ll find enthusiast groups around the globe, from South Africa to Italy to Peru. You can also connect with other international Mustang fanatics by following CJ Pony Parts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Image Credit: CNET, The Classic Cars Journal
There are numerous national and international clubs, plus regional and local affiliates, that are great resources to find Mustang car shows. Find your nearest organization today to start getting involved in the community!
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