Great Ponies, Great People, Great time - Celebration of National Mustang Day

The 59th Anniversary of the Mustang was April 17th. So Mustang Driver decided to celebrate with our own show along the beautiful Lake Wire right outside Swan Brewing in Lakeland, FL .

Bill Turpin and John Nichols of Mustang Driver have been plotting to put on a local Mustang show for some time. We were able to partner with Swan Brewing to put together our own Mustang celebration. Steve Turner, our editor tagged the show "Pony Party" and then we were off and running.

We held many of our Mustang Driver meetings at Swan Brewing and after talking with Dan of Swan, we had our venue.

We also were able to obtain sponsor support from NPD and Bartow Ford. (Many thanks to them)

But the Mustangs were the stars of the show. Here is some pics of the great Ponies that we were honored to have attended.

Don't fret, we had classic Mustangs there as well.

and Fox Bodies too!

and much much more!

Lots of buffing and shining!
Swan Brewery Growlers Best of Show Trophies.

Our distinguished VIP Judges selected their peronal choice for the "Pony Party's Best of Show" awards

Jim Campisano:  Mark Brook’s 1979 Mustang Pace Car

Michael Johnson – Jack Skidmore’s 2021 Mach 1

Evan Smith – Thomas Keup’s 2020 Shelby GT 500 Signature Edition

Abe Tang – Dana Cheatham’s 1970 Mach 1

Steve Turner – Scott Goodwin’s 2020 GT500

Donald Farr- Mike Irazoqui’s 1970 Mach 1

Josh Bolger – Michelle Scott’s 2017 GT

Mark Houlahan – Jon Tiunan 1965 Mustang Fastback

Allen Sale – Jack English’s 64 ½ Mustang Convertible

Mustang Driver – Cassandra Ramirez’s 2018 Mustang GT

Many thanks to the volunteers that made this event possible. And to all the spectators that came out to enjoy the Live Music, the Food Trucks, the Swan's Brews and the gorgeous Mustangs.

Gathered for "Best of Show" announcements!
Chubby Wubby Hot Dog's in the house!!

We plan to do another event in the near future - Just bigger, better and badder than this year's Pony Party. Stay tuned!

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