4th Annual Mackinaw City Mustang Stampede Celebrates Pure Michigan’s Iconic Ford Muscle Car

The Ford Motor Company rolled its first Mustang off the assembly line in 1964 and this classic muscle car remains one of the most iconic vehicles on the road today. More than 100 cars are expected to gather on Saturday, July 15 for the 4th Annual Mackinaw City Mustang Stampede to be held at Conkling Heritage Park, along the shores of Lake Huron, in downtown Mackinaw City.

The day’s schedule includes:

  • 10am-4pm: Cars on display
  • 4:15pm: Parade Line-Up Begins
  • 4:30pm: Mustang Parade across the Mackinac Bridge
  • 5:30-7pm: Dinner in Conkling Heritage Park (Tickets available for purchase).
  • 7pm: Awards Ceremony
  • 5-10pm: Live Music & Beer Tent at Conkling Heritage Park Band Shell

Those interested in participating in this event can register here: https://www.mackinawcity.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Mustang-brochure-2017-PDF.pdf. Check in and registration will take place on Friday, July 14 between 2-7pm.

According to Edmunds.com, “The production Mustang was shown to the public for the first time inside the Ford Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964 — two months and nine days after the Beatles first came to New York to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show. It went on sale at Ford dealers that same day.”

Originally built to be the second-generation of the Ford Falcon, the line proved to be so popular that it became the only Ford “pony” car to remain in production for more than five decades. From the very beginning, the Mustang has been a hot commodity. Within its first 18 months of production, more than one million Mustangs were produced. To date, more than nine million have been sold worldwide.

For lodging reservations for the Mustang Stampede weekend, or throughout the summer season, visit MackinawCity.com/stay/.ford, mustang,


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