Even if you missed the massive Sturgis Mustang Rally in South Dakota over the Labor Day holiday and won’t be able to make the big wrap-up of Mustang Week down South Carolina at the Cruise-In at Myrtle Beach Convention Center this weekend, you still can plan for a car show getaway for Saturday, September 11.
Yes, another memorable event that took place last weekend was the MCA National Show in Oklahoma, but as luck would have it, the Oklahoma Mustang Club is following-up that mega-event with another show this Saturday dubbed the “Western Days Stampede Car Show.” They’ll have a DJ, door prizes, a 50/50 pot, plus awards presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, as well as 4 Best of Show in the Open and Mustang classes, along with several other special awards. Show-day registration is only $35. Don’t miss this event that runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 11 at the First Baptist Church in Mustang Oklahoma. See http://okmustangclub.com for more info.
If you’ll be out on the West Coast that day, then you’ll have the chance to attend the “44th Annual VMOA Car Show,” hosted by the Vintage Mustang Owners Association. It runs from 8-4 at Branham High School in San Jose, California, and spectators are free. You can get all the details online by visiting https://vintagemustang.org/44th-annual-vmoa-car-show/
Should your travels happen to take you to Tennessee on Saturday, then why not check out the “SMMC Mustang and Ford Powered Car Show,” courtesy of the Smoky Mountain Mustang Club? The show is on September 11 in downtown Clinton, TN, but you can stick around until Sunday, September 12 for a special cruise of the Devil’s Triangle. Find all the particulars on the club’s website here: http://www.smokymountainmustangclub.org
Of course, September 11 is a day for remembering American patriotism, so down in Topeka, Kansas, the Topeka Mustang Club will be holding their “Honoring All Who Served Car Show” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Laird Noller Ford. Click on the club’s website at http://www.topekamustangclubinc.org to get more information.
Should this coming Sunday be your only day to get out and play and you happen to be in New Jersey, we suggest you take part in the “40th Annual Mustang & Ford Fall Car Show” from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, at the ARI Technology & Innovation Center in Mt. Laurel, NJ. Just see the South Jersey Mustang Club website http://www.southjerseymustARI technology center in Mt. Laurel, NJangclub.net for the Official Show Flyer and Show Updates. Should be yet another great weekend for Ford fans!
The only thing better than winning a sweepstakes for a brand-new 2021 Ford Bronco would be helping out a good cause while you’re at it. And that’s precisely what you can do by donating to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in their new sweepstakes to score your very own special version of Ford’s hot new SUV. Enter for a chance to win the highly anticipated 2021 Ford First Edition Bronco. This four-door off-roader will be painted in the limited Lightning Blue color, which is only available on First Edition Broncos. Starting at only $10, your donation not only gives you an opportunity to win this much sought-after Bronco, but also to help JDRF in their mission to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and its complications. The winner of the Bronco will also receive a gift card to use on their choice of updates, along with an upgrade of the lightbar and a unique plate on the I/P console. For Prize Details, Sweepstakes Rules & Regulations, FAQ’s and a downloadable Donate By Mail .PDF form, visit the JDRF site at https://jdrf.tapkat.org/winfordbroncofirstedition/. The drawing is set for December 1st at Ford World Headquarters – but don’t put it off. Get online and enter now, and you might be giving yourself a new Bronco for Christmas!
Time to Register your Club or Ford Fan Facebook Group with Ford Performance Club Connect
By now you should have heard about a cool Ford Performance initiative called “Club Connect” that can help all Ford and Mustang enthusiasts get connected with both Ford Motor Company and each other. Only those clubs who register with the program are eligible for no-cost promotion and support from Ford Performance, so you owe it to members of your Mustang or Ford vehicle club or online forum to register and appear on our Ford enthusiast club map. All it takes is a visit to www.FordPerformanceClubConnect.com and a single click on the “Register Your Club” link. Once you fill out the form and hit “Submit,” you’ll be notified within just a few days of your acceptance in Ford Performance Club Connect -- it’s that simple, and it’s FREE!
The primary goal of our Ford Performance Club Connect program is to get everyone to register their club – at no cost – and get themselves on our Ford enthusiast group map so that we can all connect with each other. Once there, you’ll be able to see all of the other clubs and groups who have registered in your region – not just Mustang clubs, but ALL Ford vehicle organizations. And now we’d like to invite all of you who are part of any Ford vehicle Facebook Group to register with Club Connect, too. Why? Because connecting your Facebook Group with more owners and fans makes your group more worthwhile – and registering with Club Connect will link your online group with participants who may never have known that your group exists.
The value in all of this is that whenever you plan a club or group activity, you can see what other clubs and groups are in your area that you may wish to contact and ask to join you at a show or event. It also allows Ford Performance to see all the clubs and groups in a certain area, so that when we are coming to town or planning a special Ford event in your city or state, you and your club members can be contacted to participate.
It takes only a few minutes for a club principal or board member to register your club and establish a direct link for your members to Ford Performance. And now, you can also register your group and logo with Ford Brand Licensing all in the same process. Have a product or parts question that you want answered? Wish you could get some free club event promotion in our weekly “Fast News” e-blast that goes out to more than a quarter-million Ford fans each Thursday? Looking for event coverage for your show in the Enthusiasts section of FordPerformance.com? Hoping you could find a cool Ford goodie-bag or door-prize item, or a banquet guest speaker? How about requesting on-site show support with an appearance by our Ford Performance Meet & Greet tent, along with FREE Mustang poster giveaways for all show attendees? Individual requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, but they can ONLY be awarded to clubs who are registered.
So go to www.FordPerformanceClubConnect.com and click on the “Find Your Club” link to see if you are on the map. If not, then act now to register your Ford-based club or Facebook Group so that you can join this special program -- all backed and supported by a real enthusiast staff managed by Ford Performance. If you have questions or want more info, you and your members can always email us at ClubHub@Ford.com, or can simply call our Ford Performance Info Center, toll-free during regular business hours, at 1-800-FORD-788 (800-367-3788).
So what are you waiting for? Get online and make sure you’re connected. Then plan to enjoy your performance Ford later this year so that you can discover the fun and all of the friendly people involved in the world of Ford Performance. We’re sure that being connected with each other and with Ford will make your ownership experience even more enjoyable!
Here's How Easy It Is to Get You and Your Car(s) Featured in Our Weekly ‘Ford Fan Spotlight’
For the past decade, one of the most popular features on FordPerformance.com https://performance.ford.com/enthusiasts.html and in our Fast News e-newsletter continues to be "Ford Fan Spotlight," https://performance.ford.com/enthusiasts/fan-spotlight.html where readers can send in their own reasons why they're fans of Ford Motor Company. You know who they are: Ford "superfans;" grassroots Ford racers; unique Ford vehicle owners; loyal Ford enthusiasts; notable Ford club people; special Ford families; and/or any avid supporter of Ford, Ford vehicles, Ford motorsports or Ford Performance who deserves a little bit of special recognition.
All you need to do to get you, your car or candidate considered is to send in a brief description (200-500 words or less) and a few photos (in .jpeg format, preferably 1 mb) of a person (full name and hometown, please) and vehicle that you think Ford Performance should feature (and why) in the "Ford Fan Spotlight" for an upcoming installment of Fast News and posting on FordPerformance.com. Then email it to: ClubHub@Ford.com. (Your submission grants us your permission for us to use your copy and photos on our website and other Ford media outlets, edited as necessary.) We'll choose one submission to be featured each week. We hope to see YOU and your collectible Ford in our Fan Spotlight soon!
Now Read Our Enthusiasts News Each Week on Ford Performance Club Connect
One race – one win – was all it took for Henry Ford to generate enough buzz and belief in his engineering among investors to secure funding and launch the Ford Motor Company. At Ford Performance, we have never forgotten where it all began. So we’ve been honoring our heritage, our products and our relentless competitive spirit by shining a light on motorsports and the Ford enthusiast world each week with our Fast News e-newsletter.
From news on our hottest cars and trucks or performance parts to the latest scoop on all the must-see Ford enthusiast events and shows, our weekly Fast News email has been your ticket to stay connected to the company that put the world on wheels. But trying to keep up with emails has left some of you in the dust. So that’s why Ford Performance is now posting our weekly Enthusiast News directly on www.FordPerformanceClubConnect.com -- so you can check it out the next time you’re online without sorting through your email inbox. So put our FordPerformanceClubConnect.com website on your Favorites list, and then hop-in, buckle-up and hang-on each and every week for our Enthusiast News, because like you and all of us in the Ford enthusiast world, we’ll be driving Ford passion!