CARLISLE, Pa. – This year Ford fans celebrated the 55th anniversary of one of America’s most iconic cars, the Mustang. That extended-weekend celebration took place at Charlotte Motor Speedway and newly opened Mustang Owners Museum in North Carolina. But that wasn’t the only notable Mustang anniversary that took place this year. Organizers of the Carlisle Ford Nationals used this year’s show to play host to the 50th anniversary of two of the most notable pony cars to ever come out of a Ford factory: the Mach 1 and Boss Mustangs.Both vehicles were in abundance at the Ford Nationals this past June, so much so that the Carlisle events team dedicated special areas of their indoor displays to the Mach 1, and set up multiple tents on the show field to house the both Mach 1 and Boss Mustangs that made up part of the special displays. From 1969 to 2004, just about every vintage of Mach 1 was present. On the Boss side, we spotted many original 302’s and 429’s and many of the 2013-14 Boss 302’s.
One of the best things about attending the Carlisle Ford Nationals is that each year the event hosts a national gathering or anniversary meet for any number of Ford nameplates, and you’re sure to see plenty of them from all across the model-year spectrum. We ventured out onto the show field the first weekend in June to capture the cars that turned out to mark the Boss and Mach 1 anniversary, and are happy to share our photo gallery with you below:
FORD PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / COURTESY MARCUS CERVANTES & CARLISLE EVENTS