Itinerary – Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Are you curious to know what day it is?  It’s Ford Mustang day, of course!  Our favorite pony car is now 50 years old, and marking the occasion are two incredible coastal events to keep all of us excited about the iconic Americana we have all enjoyed over the years.  Las Vegas and Charlotte are the two hot spots holding a barrage of entertainment, ranging from open-track racing, cruise-ins, ride alongs, exhibits, burnouts, dinners, and even foot races.  Wait, running?  Nah, we’ll drive.  Thanks, though.

Even so, be sure to keep reading, below, to take a glance at the PR clippings which totally detail the schedule of events by day, by hour.  This should keep you plenty busy, if you’re one of the fortunate ones to attend one of the events this Easter weekend.

Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Celebration

MUSTANG 50th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION TAKING PLACE NOW AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Tens of thousands from around the globe are expected to attend the official celebration held in two locations: Las Vegas and Charlotte, N.C.

Fans will enjoy a wide range of events in Las Vegas from open-track driving events, car cruises and Ford ride-and-drives to historic exhibits, festive dinners and unique half marathon and 5K racesApril 16-20, 2014

WHERE:  Las Vegas Motor Speedway

 MUSTANG 50 BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION – LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY TRACK SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 17, 2014

7:00 a.m. - Open track driver’s meeting

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Outside Road Course opens for open track

8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. - Car and Guest Registration pick up - Mandalay Bay Casino

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Manufacturer’s Midway & Vendor Village open

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Media Center opens - Media Center Building at LVMS

11:00 a.m. - Opening ceremonies – special presentation

3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. - Early Mustang TV Commercials 1964-67 video

Friday, April 18, 2014

7:00 a.m. - Open track driver’s meeting

8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. - Car and guest registration - Mandalay Bay Casino

8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. - Manufacturer’s Midway & Vendor Village open

9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. - Ford Ride and Drive - Ford Display

9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. -Origin of the Ford Mustang video

10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. - Origin of the Mustang concept/ Mustang Genesis

11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. -Mustang 50th Half Marathon Expo opens

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Mustang Origin Discussion w/ Hal Sperlich

1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. - Open track

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - First pre-production Mustang hard top Restoration Presentation

3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. - How a Car is built

Saturday, April 19, 2014

7:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. - Start – Mustang 50th Half Marathon - Las Vegas Motor Speedway starting line

7:00 a.m. - Open track driver’s meeting

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Outside Road Course opens for open track

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Car and guest registration - Mandalay Bay

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Manufacturer’s Midway & Vendor Village open

9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. - Media Center opens - Media Center Building at LVMS

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Origin of the Ford Mustang video

10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. - Selling the Mustang video

11:00 a.m. - Speedway open for guests to take parade laps - (after the close of the marathon)

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Outside Road Course opens for open track - Las Vegas Motor Speedway

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - Mustang Origin Discussion w/ Hal Sperlich

2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. - Early Mustang TV Commercials 1964-67 video

Sunday, April 20, 2014

6:30 a.m. - Sunrise Easter Service - Las Vegas Motor Speedway

8:00 a.m. - Manufacturer’s Midway & Vendor Village

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Ford Ride and Drive - Ford Display

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - How a Car is built

2:00 p.m. - Closing Ceremonies - Neon Garage

 

MUSTANG 50th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION TAKING PLACE NOW AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY TRACK SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 17, 2014

7:00 a.m. - Mandatory Road Course driver’s meeting - Media Center

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. -Car and Guest registration pick up - Embassy Suites Convention Center

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Inside Road Course track open

8:00 a.m. - Media center open - Media Center

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Swap meet opens - Gate 26/Klondike

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Manufacturer’s Midway & Vendor Village open

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Ford Ride & Drives - Inside Road Course

11:00 a.m. - Opening Ceremony - Pit Road / Grandstands

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 – Open Track

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. - Early Mustang TV Commercials 1964-67 - Media Center

Friday, April 18, 2014

7:00 a.m. - Mandatory Open Track Driver’s meeting - Media Center

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Open Track

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Car and Guest registration pick up – Embassy Suites Convention Center

8:00 a.m. - Media center open

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Swap meet opens - Gate 26/Klondike

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Manufacturer’s Midway & Vendor Village open

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Ford Ride & Drives - Inside Road Course

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. - Video – Origin of the Ford Mustang - Media Center

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. - Mustang Origin Discussion + Q&A - Media Center

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. - First pre-production Mustang hard top Restoration Presentation slide show - Media Center

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Marketing the Mustang – Mad Men Season 4 - Media Center

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. - How A Car is Built video - Media Center

6:00 p.m. - Evening cruise to Kannapolis - Charlotte Motor Speedway

Saturday, April 19, 2014

7:00 a.m. - Mandatory Open Track Driver’s meeting - Media Center

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Open track

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Car and Guest registration pick up - Embassy Suites Convention Center

8:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Media center open

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Swap meet opens - Gate 26/Klondike

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Ford Ride & Drives - Inside Road Course

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Manufacturer’s Midway & Vendor Village open

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. - Origin of the Ford Mustang video - Media Center

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. - Mustang Origin Discussion + Q&A - Media Center

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. - Mustangs by Generation - Media Center

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. - Early Mustang TV Commercials 1964-67 - Media Center

Sunday, April 20, 2014

6:30 a.m. - Sunrise Easter Service - Charlotte Motor Speedway

8:00 a.m. - Media center open

8:00 a.m. - Manufacturer’s Midway & Vendor Village open

8:00 a.m. - Swap meet opens - Gate 26/Klondike

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. –  Ford Ride & Drives - Inside Road Course

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - How A Car is Built video – Media Center

2:00 p.m. - Closing Ceremonies -Winner’s Circle

 

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