The big celebrations at the New York Auto Show and at speedways in Charlotte and Las Vegas may be over, but festivities staged to observe the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang continue.
This weekend, May 3-4, the Petersen Automotive museum presents Mustang Madness which will include:
- An all-Mustang car show.
- A look at the next-generation 2015 Mustang that doesn’t arrive in Ford dealerships until sometime this fall.
- The unveiling of the museum’s Mustangs Forever: 50 Years of a Legend exhibit.
- Live interviews with various “Mustang Heroes.”
- A visit Saturday morning by Mustang RTR creator and world drift-driving champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. and one Sunday morning by Beau Boeckmann, president of Galpin Auto Sports (Galpin Ford is the sponsor for the special weekend Mustang celebration at the Petersen).
- Additional appearances by Bob Fria with the first Ford Mustang, by Hollywood Hot Rods’ Troy Ladd with his custom Mustang, and by Pure Vision’s Martini Mustang.
- A “Value of the Mustang” seminar Sunday afternoon by experts from Hagerty Collector Car Insurance.
- Screenings of both the 1974 and 2000 versions of the movie, Gone in 60 Seconds, with the Eleanor Mustangs from both movies on display.
- Food tents, live music and a play area and scavenger hunt for children.
- A special museum rooftop Mustang Lounge.
Speaking of the all-Mustang car show, there will be prizes awarded, and Henry Ford III will present a special Ford Heritage Award.
For more information and a time schedule, visit the www.petersen.org website.