Is everyone ready for an incredible display of Ford Mustang awesomeness? How about a memorable Shelby Mustang event and tribute? If both (or either) of these sound good, then you’d better get to packing your bags and fueling the steed(s) for the 38th Annual Mid-America Ford Nationals, in Tulsa. Ford is set to unleash the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500–you know the 200mph capable one–and host open track days, put on a Ford & Shelby banquet, and build many memories for the years to come.
So when and where is this all going down? June 13 through 17 (2012) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trust us, we were at the show last June with Built to Cruise, and we’ve gotta say it was one of the most entertaining and fun-filled events of the summer. Between the amazing Shelby Mustang (and many other unique instances) display, good food, and camaraderie, Tulsa & Hallett Raceway held host to some amazing times, both on AND off the track.
Keep reading to get the rest of the official details in the Press Release which follows!
Tulsa, OK. – May 2012 – Ford Motor Company will bring the hottest high performance cars sporting cutting edge technology to one of the largest annual Ford enthusiasts meets in the nation, the 38th Annual Mid-America Ford Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 13-17.
“The Mid-America Ford Nationals has an electric atmosphere unlike any other event in the country,” said Jim Owens, marketing manager at Ford Motor Company. “That’s why Ford Motor Company will be there with the hot new 2013 models. It’s a chance for us to show the public how good these cars look and perform. From the road course to the street, drag strip and car show, we build winners.”
Taking place June 13-17, this high-octane Ford event will offer exciting activities for families, gearheads and local community members alike. The event kicks off with the Ford Motor Company Drivers School at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit where Ford owners with can understand their car’s capabilities through one-on-one professional driving instruction around the road course.
Thursday begins at the open track venue from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Ford track days are designed to teach both inexperienced and expert level drivers new skills using an open track. Later that evening, enthusiasts can join in the Tulsa Ford Cruisin’ at Brady Ford Fest. The cruise will make its way through Tulsa and conclude at the Historic Brady Arts District where a kid’s zone, restaurants and live entertainment will await.
“We’re excited to showcase the new 2013 vehicles that everyone has been eager to see,” added Owens. “We’re bringing the legendary Ford Shelby GT500, Boss 302 Mustang and the new Focus ST. From a 662 horsepower, 200 MPH super car or a fast four cylinder, we’ll have steed for every need.”
After another adrenaline filled open track day on Friday, all enthusiasts with a purchased ticket will attend the Mid-America Ford and Team Shelby banquet program. Happy hour starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Marriott lobby where guests can mingle and get a first-hand look at the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 that will be on display. Banquet doors open at 7:30 p.m. with features that include door prizes, meal, event video footage and special guest speakers from Ford.
On Saturday, activities will shift gears as the Oklahoma Ford Dealerships will sponsor drag racing at the Tulsa Raceway Park. Race brackets will be created for all levels of Ford performance vehicles, and a drag race instruction program will even be offered for beginners. Throughout the day at the track, a swap meet will take place where enthusiasts can buy, sell or trade vintage and new parts, as well as network with each other.
The event will be topped off on Sunday with the All Ford Super Show consisting of over 40 classes of Ford powered vehicles. Admittance to view the show is free to the public. It is one of the largest gatherings of vintage and late model Ford muscle cars, race cars and classics in the country. The trophy and award ceremony will close out Mid-American Ford and Team Shelby Nationals starting at 2:30 p.m. in the Marriot lobby
For more information on the event visit www.midamericafordteamshelby.com
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 164,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.
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