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MAY 10, 2018 | FORD PERFORMANCE STAFF

FOLLOW THE BULLITTS MAY 25 TO KICK OFF THEIR ‘2018 LEGEND LIVES ROUTE 66 TOUR’

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Calling all Mustang Club Members, Ford Enthusiasts and Mustang Bullitt Owners and Fans:

Come join the fun during the 2018 HoonDog ‘Legend Lives Route 66 Tour’! Ford Motor Company, Team Mustang, Ford Performance and the HoonDog Performance Group (HPG) would like to invite you and your Ford to join in on the “2018 HoonDog Legend Lives Route 66 Tour” along Historic Route 66. Ford and HPG have teamed up for this event in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Mustang Bullitt. What better way to celebrate this legendary Mustang than by joining a Bullitt stampede along with all other Mustangs and collectible Fords while driving the entire length of Route 66 from Chicago to LA?

In addition to the more than 60 HoonDog participants already signed to take on this cross-country drive, Ford will be supplying two brand-new 2019 Mustang Bullitt prototypes to be included in the road tour. These 2019 Bullitt Mustang pre-production units will be displayed at all of the tour’s stops for attendees to check out among all the other Blue Oval rides.

The HoonDog Legend Lives Route 66 Tour will take place between May 25th and June 3rd 2018. The tour will feature seven interesting stops along Route 66 as well as a whole host of historic landmarks along the way. HPG will host car Show ‘n’ Shines during their Meet-&-Greet cookouts in Yukon, OK, and Tucumcari, NM, as well as mini car shows at Ford Dealers in St. Robert, MO, Winslow, AZ, and Laughlin, NV. This unforgettable journey along Route 66 through eight states is your chance to take an once-in-a-lifetime road trip back in history on “America’s Mother Road.”

The event starts in Chicago, Illinois and ends at the Santa Monica Pier in California. The tour event culminates in Chino Hills, CA, for The Friends of Steve McQueen Reception Dinner on Friday June 1st and the Car Show on June 2nd at Boys Republic, Steve McQueen’s childhood boarding school.

We would like to extend an invitation to any and all Ford owners and fans to join the tour, or join in during any part of the Bullitt caravan, or simply stop in at any one of the seven stops along the journey. Registration for the event is $50 and includes a t-shirt, dash plaque, registration pack with a Route 66 Tour Guide and a goody bag. For more information or to register your spot, click the link below:

2018 HOONDOG LEGEND LIVES ROUTE 66 TOUR REGISTRATION

Information about the trip can be found here:
https://hoondogperformancegroup.weebly.com/2018-legend-lives-route-66-tour.html

Please pass the word about this offer to your fellow club members and Ford enthusiasts!

Looking for a sweet getaway weekend before that? The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, is planning a special Opening Program on Friday, May 18, to kick off two new exhibits at the Museum that will run until fall of 2018. The first is “Mustangs: Six Generations of America’s Favorite Pony Car.” This exhibit caters to the serious Mustang hobbyist as well as the general public, including telling the story of how the Mustang concept was developed along with some unusual models. Original Mustang stylist Gale Halderman is scheduled as a special guest, as is former Mustang chief engineer Art Hyde. One of the unique vehicles featured in the exhibit is the 1963 Mustang III Concept Show Car (otherwise known as the “Shorty Mustang.”) The other exhibit is a tribute to the International Thunderbird Club with a special T-Bird display in the Museum’s new Williams-Clyne Gallery. Check out the museum website, www.AACAMuseum.org, for details.

If this coming weekend of May 12 is your only day to get out and play, no worries -- you’ve got some great shows to see that Saturday, too! The Smoky Mountain Mustang Club is presenting its “SMMC Annual Mustang and Ford Powered Show and Shine” on May 12, 2018, at Jerry Duncan Ford-Lincoln in Harriman, Tennessee. A little further South that same day, the Tara Mustang Club is hosting the “Annual Tara Mustang Club/AutoNation Ford ‘Cars for Kids’ Show” at the Georgia Baptist Children's Home & Family Ministries in Palmetto, Georgia. If your travels take you to Huntsville, Alabama on May 12, then you can catch the “38th Annual Mustang and All Ford Powered Car Show” at University Place Shopping Center in Huntsville, being put on by our friends in Rocket City Mustang Club. Still have Georgia on your mind for a show? Well, the Savannah Mustang Club is putting together its “Spring Open Car and Truck Show on May 12, at the Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia. Click on the club links for full details.

No matter what you decide you’d like to do with your free time, the great thing about owning a performance Ford is that – unlike with buying one of those “appliances” from the other automakers – when you buy a Ford, you buy into an entire enthusiast world! That’s because Ford cars and trucks have the kind of personality and style that forges a personal connection with their owners, who in turn celebrate ownership each year at hundreds of enthusiast events all over the country.

Are you a Mustang owner or fan who thinks your club or group is too old-fashioned and doesn’t understand what you love most about Mustang ownership? Then you owe it to yourself to check out the “Millennial Mustang Registry!” The Millennial Mustang Registry is an online group “for Millennials (born between the mid-1980's and the early 2000's) who have a love for Mustangs.” According to founder Bradley Belcher, “The car show scene is mostly dominated by older generations, and because of this, people think we Millennials don't love our Mustangs. The purpose of this club is to show how much we Millennials truly do love our Mustangs as well as try and get more people involved in the car world. If you have a Mustang that you love, please JOIN US today!” So who is Bradley Belcher? He’s a Mustang owner you’d be happy to know: Check out his story HERE. So sign up on the website, check it out on Facebook, or send an email to millennialmustangregistry@gmail.com. They’re on our radar, and should be on yours!

Our Ford Performance Info Center has been hard at work expanding its "Certificate of Authenticity" program yet again to now include the 2015 and 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang as well as the Shelby GT350R for those years. This Ford Performance Certificate of Authenticity Package for the Shelby GT350 includes an official Ford performance Certificate of Authenticity, VIN decoder, Production Summary Chart, Poster, Tri-Fold Brochure, Certificate Sleeve, Track Tips, Window Sticker, "Disc Brake Rotor & Caliper" Business Card Holder, as well as a Cobra logo Keychain. Many GT350 owners and enthusiasts will notice that this special package contains many of the items that were included in the Owners Supplement kit that came with GT350's when they were originally sold. Please note that there is LIMITED AVAILABILITY for these items, so order now!

Word of the new GT350 package comes on the heels of the recent announcement that the Ford Performance Info Center had also expanded its “Certificate of Authenticity” offerings to now include the 2014 MCA Edition Mustang You can order either via our Ford Performance Info Center by phone (1-800-FORD-788) or online directly from our Ford Show Parts website.

Stay tuned to our “What’s Happening” section under the “Enthusiasts” tab of FordPerformance.com to catch the latest show news. We’ll also provide the best online coverage from some of the top-notch venues sponsored by various Ford enthusiast clubs with our “Quick Look” photo galleries, or via the special features posted in our Enthusiasts Newsroom. There you’ll get the inside stories on Ford people, events and places as well as unique Ford club content that you can't find anywhere else on the Web. We do it because, just like you, we’re driving Ford passion!