INDIAN TRAIL, S.C. – While many annual Ford and Mustang club shows were cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a few clubs managed to rearrange their formats and meet the safety requirements to go on with their shows. The Carolina Regional Mustang club, which is one of the largest and longest-standing Mustang clubs in the United States at 40 years young this year, was one group that was able to make the needed adjustments to keep its yearly show on the 2020 schedule. Ford Performance Club Connect wanted to show our support for our friends in the Carolina Regional Mustang Club in their anniversary year, so we packed up out Ford Performance Club Connect Meet & Greet Transit Van and headed down to the Charlotte, South Carolina, area in late September to attend the club’s 40th annual All Ford and Mustang show.
We masked up and set up our Ford Performance Club Connect Meet & Greet display tent at Crossroads Ford to hand out free Mustang posters and our signature Ford Performance Club Connect wristbands to all the showgoers who stopped to say Hi. Unsure of what the actual turnout would be this year, we were pleasantly surprised as more than 100 vehicles rolled in early and quickly filled up the cleared parking lot directly next to the dealership. In past years, the show was held behind the dealership, but this year it was moved up-front for more visibility from the road. As most big club annual shows go awards were handed out by mid-afternoon, this time in some eight different categories. The show also featured a 50/50 raffle, various vendors, and many great cars to see. When the line for Ford Performance giveaways slowed, we had the opportunity to walk the show field and check out some of the amazing Blue Oval rides on display, including a Ford GT40 replica, a big turnout of 2020 Shelby GT500’s and many unique modified Mustangs as seen below.
FORD PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / COURTESY MARCUS CERVANTES