OCONOMOWOC, Wis. – We first met Mustang owner and collector Scott Moen way back in 1996, when some two-dozen members of the Wisconsin Early Mustangers Club drove their Mustangs to Dearborn to spend a few days touring various Ford-related attractions, including a visit to what was then the Ford Special Vehicle Team complex. We couldn’t help but notice that while his fellow club members were looking over and asking questions about the SVT vehicles that we had on display, Scott was checking out and asking questions about all the posters, die-cast model cars and SVT marketing materials that he had spotted in our office cubicles.
Turns out Scott’s not only a board member of the Wisconsin Early Mustangers Club of Oak Creek, a town along the western shores of Lake Michigan just south of Milwaukee, but he’s also an avid model car collector and a prolific Mustang memorabilia collector. We’ve kept in touch with Scott over the years and finally got the chance to visit with him when we were invited to attend the Wisconsin Early Mustangers 35th Annual All Ford Show at Ewald’s Venus Ford in Cudahy, Wisconsin, on Sunday, May 21, 2017. We set up a Ford Performance Meet & Greet table and gave away full color Shelby Mustang posters to help the club celebrate 50 years of the Shelby GT500. But we also got the chance to get a peek inside Scott’s garage before the show.
Tammy and Scott Moen's garage holds thousands of Mustangs and is a known entity within the Mustang enthusiast community. Back in 2000, the Moens said they decided to “house our big Mustangs with our little Mustangs. So we built a 20x36-foot second garage and attached it to the back of our main garage." Today it holds Scott’s collection of more than 6,500 miniature Mustangs, from plastic models to die-casts, as well as the couple's 1984 20th Anniversary Mustang convertible and their 2004 Mach 1. The garage is climate controlled and features a cathedral ceiling and recessed lighting, with nearly every inch of wall space covered with display cases, pictures, posters and unique Ford dealership memorabilia.
We brought our camera along and snapped a few photos of what we saw in the Moens’ “Mustang Garage” to share with you. While we couldn’t help but notice Scott’s interest in Mustang 25th, 30th, 35th and 40th anniversary memorabilia, we were simply overwhelmed with the variety in his extensive die-cast and plastic model collection. Take a look at the photos in our gallery below and see if you can spot some of Scott’s rare Mustang promotional dealer items. (Our thanks to Scott and Tammy Moen for their hospitality during our visit to Wisconsin!)
FORD PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / COURTESY JOHN M. CLOR