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JUN 2, 2022 | By John M. Clor

Not At Carlisle? Try ‘Stang Invasion VI’ With ‘Mustang II Reunion VII’ June 10-12

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Seems everybody is headed to the Carlisle Ford Nationals this weekend June 3-5, as a new attendance record could be set for the world’s largest all-Ford show, featuring nearly all Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and even Euro Fords on the 3,200-plus vehicle show field. As usual, all sorts of special events and attractions are planned this year, including Team Shelby celebrating 60 years of Shelby American as part of the club’s annual East Coast Grand Nationals event. Plus there’s the SSP Reunion, the Lightweights Reunion, a big Stang Magazine party, and an up-close look at all the hottest new Fords, including the Mach E, Bronco, F-150 Raptor, Mustang Mach 1, Shelby GT500 – and much, much more. Our Ford Performance Team will be there with all the clubs  – and we hope you will, too!

Iowa Mustangs Unstabled Expects 700-Plus Mustangs for ‘Stang Invasion VI’ June 10-12 in Oskaloosa, Iowa – Including ‘Mustang II Reunion VII’Stang invasion show flyer

Can’t make it to Carlisle? Here’s another option for you: Iowa Mustangs Unstabled is hosting its 6th Annual “Stang Invasion” on June 10-12, with some 700 Mustangs or more expected to roll in for one of the Midwest’s largest Mustang-only events. Various Mustang meet-ups are scheduled across the state for a cruise to the big show at the speedway in Oskaloosa, which features food trucks, a burnout contest, a raffle and more! The show will include “Mustang II Reunion VII” where second-gen Mustangs from all over the country are set to celebrate another special national gathering. Ford Performance will be there this year to catch all the action – check out the Mustangs Unstabled Facebook page for more details.

Don’t’ Forget to Put the 48th Mid-America Ford & Shelby Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on This Month’s Car Show Calendar for June 15-19Team Shelby Logo

Among the handful of big, annual bucket-list shows that any and all Ford fans need to attend at least once in their lifetime is the Mid-America Ford & Shelby Nationals held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This year, the Mid-America Nationals will again host its big meet from June 15-19 in Tulsa with all the great attractions this event is known for, including a Poker Run, two full days of road-course action at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit and drag racing at Tulsa Raceway Park, plus cruising with hundreds of other Fords and Shelbys to Historic Downtown Tulsa for a night of networking and fun. Of course most fans come to the Mid-America Nationals for the big show and swap, with the big all-Ford show on Sunday. For all the details, see https://www.midamericafordmeet.com/

Time to Register your Club or Ford Fan Facebook Group with Ford Performance Club ConnectFord Performance Club Connect Homepage

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 some 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? 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 right now and click on the “Find Your Club” link to see if you are on the map. If not, then register your Ford-based club or Facebook Group today so that you can join this special program -- all backed and supported by a real enthusiasts at 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 ‘Ford Fan Spotlight’Fan Spotlight image

For the past decade, one of the most popular features on FordPerformance.com and in our Fast News e-newsletter continues to be "Ford Fan Spotlight," 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 online every three weeks. 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 ConnectEnthusiast News on FPCC Homepage

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 119 years ago. 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!

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