Stop by and learn a thing or two about the late great Henry Ford. The museum features a tour that is open seven days a week, year round, 9:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Be sure to check out the new Driving America exhibit which features some amazing cars, including the original Mustang prototype.
When it comes to making Mustangs fast, Carroll Shelby is the man. Be sure to take a tour of his factory/and museum, which is located near the Las Vegas Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Shelby Museum and Gift Shop is open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please arrive at Shelby by 10:15 a.m. if you plan to go on the tour.
This museum features at least one Shelby Mustang from every year and model of production. While you’re there, you can browse through the various restored Mustangs for sale. Who knows, you might go home with a new ride! Interesting to note, all the Cobra and Shelby titles have been autographed by Carroll Shelby. Guided Tours are given. Appointments are recommended.
Chances are you’ve seen him on TV, and you’ve seen his custom-built Foose Mustangs. Why not stop by Chip’s shop? Tours are given Monday through Friday at Noon.
This road trip destination is located in the canyons of Western Colorado. Even better, it’s right next to the Gateway Canyons Resort. It's the perfect place to stop after a long day on the road. The museum features an immaculate 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang, as well as a 2006 "Stallion" Chip Foose Mustang. Of note, the Stallion on display was the first one produced, and is listed as number #001.
Ford, and its Mustang, has been very active in NHRA racing. Stop by the NHRA Motorsports museum, which features an impressive array of vintage and historical racing vehicles –- nearly 50 at the Grand Opening -- along with photographs, trophies, helmets and driving uniforms, artifacts, paintings, and other memorabilia chronicling more than 50 years of American motorsports.
Each year the Mustang Club of America hosts a Grand National Show. In 2012, the show happens to take place in Mustang, Oklahoma. What better location for a Mustang show? The event runs August 31st through September 2nd. If you attend, be prepared to be surrounded by all things Mustang for several action packed days of fun in the sun.
Another big Mustang event, worthy of a road trip, is the yearly Mustang Week festivities in Myrtle Beach. This year’s event runs from July 16 – 22nd. It’s a week long journey full of Mustang activities, sleeping in, and having fun!
In April of 2014, Mustang enthusiasts from across the world will join together in a Mustang cruise across America in celebration of the Mustang’s 50th Anniversary. The cruise, which takes place April 12-17, 2014, will include numerous stops across the country. The most recent run, in 2009, ended in Birmingham, Alabama for the Mustang’s 45th Anniversary.