SOMERSET, Ky. – For frequent Fast News readers, the first thing that may come to mind when we say the words “Mustang Alley” is likely the massive annual Ford pony car display area during the famous Woodward Dream Cruise. But well-traveled car show people will tell you that there’s another version of Mustang Alley that takes place at the Car Cruise Capital of Kentucky, in the city of Somerset, about 80 miles south of Lexington. On each fourth Saturday of the month from April to October every year, Somerset hosts a “Somernites Cruise” that packs a myriad of events that stretch over an extended weekend for automotive enthusiasts of all stripes.
Every August this cruise event showcases the Ford Mustang, and owners from all over the country are invited to park their pony cars in the Somernites “Mustang Alley.” Make no mistake – the Somernites Cruise is much more than just a park-and-stroll kind of cruise-in. The show also hosts “fun runs” at nearby London Dragway, a mustang giveaway, live music and multiple days of automotive-themed events that have something for the entire family.
The star of this year’s Mustang Alley show was Steve McQueen’s original Bullitt #559 Mustang, currently owned by Sean Kiernan. This event, sponsored by Alton Blakley Ford and National Parts Depot, featured a unique showing of this most notable movie Mustang because it was on display next to about 20 or so other Bullitt-model Mustangs outdoors. Our very own Eric Pasteiner of Ford Performance was able to arrive early on August 22nd and beat the traffic at the entry gates before making a seemingly endless journey down Mustang Alley to shoot photos of his favorites that he saw on display. Take a look at his selections below, and you’ll see why Eric recommends that all Mustang fans should also include this Mustang Alley on their bucket list:
FORD PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / COURTESY ERIC PASTEINER