Mustang Club Of America Announces Cross-Country Drives To Celebrate Mustang’s 50th Anniversary

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, as well as the pony car’s past, present, and future, the Mustang Club of America (MCA), is inviting enthusiasts to cross the United States in what is estimated to be the largest caravan of Mustang in history.

The club is summoning Mustangs from all walks of life and of all ages to Norman, Oklahoma on Sunday, April 13, 2014 — with the town’s approximate location being in the middle of the country serving as a good starting point for the caravan. From there, Mustangs can either join the herd headed to Charlotte Motor Speedway or Las Vegas Motor Speedway; both locations will host enthusiasts who have gathered from around the globe to attend the Mustang’s 50th Birthday Celebration. MCA is coordinating both of the Pony Drives with support from the Ford Motor Company.

The Las Vegas Pony Drive will stop in Amarillo, Texas; Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Flagstaff, Arizona, while the Charlotte Pony Drive will be hosted in Little Rock, Arkansas; Nashville, Tennessee, and Asheville, North Carolina. Those who cannot travel to Norman can still register for the MCA Pony Drive and join the group in one of the host cities along the way.

Additionally, MCA will hold a Mustang anniversary event April 16-20, 2014 to commemorate the iconic pony car, while also looking forward to the next 50 years of the pony car, which include the all-new 2015 Mustang.

“Each Pony Drive will offer its own unique goodie box,” said Ronald D. Bramlett, executive director of the Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration. “It will include one of a kind, commemorative items specific to the Pony Drives and not available to the general public. These items will be lifelong keepsakes for those who participate.”

Those planning to join one of the routes to Norman, can find the registration form and hotel information at For anyone joining the group in Norman, the Official MCA Pony Drive registration forms and continuously-updated information is available at

This year’s 50th birthday party has a host of celebrations at the two locations, with the tentative schedule being as follows:

  • Sunday, April 13: Pony Drive Migration Begins from Norman, Oklahoma.
  • Wednesday, April 16: The first official day of the Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration will feature vendors and exhibits as Pony Drives and members arrive at both Charlotte and Las Vegas.
  • Thursday, April 17: MCA will conduct opening ceremonies followed by a host of activities and exhibits including track time, Ford’s Ride & Drives and hot laps, car displays, vendors and historical displays celebrating Mustang’s 50th anniversary.
  • Friday, April 18: Activities continue, with a themed dinner.
  • Saturday, April 19: The festivities will follow the same pattern as Friday, with Saturday evening featuring the Saturday Night Banquet with guest speakers.
  • Sunday, April 20: Easter Sunrise Services will be held early morning at both tracks; parade laps around the speedways and closing ceremonies.

The Motrolix Take

The drives and festivities sound like a fun time among like-minded people! Here’s to another 50 years of America’s pony car.

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