The Mustang Madness Weekend presented by Galpin Ford was the launch party for the all new exhibition at the Petersen Automotive Museum. “Mustangs Forever: 50 Years of a Legend;” is the new display that showcases examples of each generation of the Ford Mustang, and features nearly 20 historically significant Mustangs, many of which have particular ties to California.
Former Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. was onsite on Saturday to provide fans and attendees an opportunity to asks questions before talking with MotoMan about his journey from skateboarding & dirtbiking in Maryland to being one of the key people in the formation of the Formula Drift series.
Sunday’s activities were headlined by an all-Mustang car show, which was started with an early morning drive from Galpin Auto Sports to the Petersen Museum which featured almost 100 cars. However inside the museum MotoMan was very busy when he caught up with two key figures in the Ford world. First up was Beau Boeckmann of Galpin Ford better known from his role on Pimp My Ride. Then secondly it was a chance to talk to Henry Ford III – Henry Ford’s great grandson and one of the people helping shape Ford today.
Highlights of the collection include the 1969 “Four-Engine” Mustang dragster and the 1967 “MALCO Gasser,” four Shelby Mustangs, two Boss 302s, a 2009 Iacocca 45th anniversary Mustang, a 1968 GT California Special, and the ’65 Mustang convertible Ronald Reagan used during his 1966 California gubernatorial campaign.
The exhibition will run through to October 2014 so make sure you see it before this mighty group of Mustangs disappear.