Mus­tang Owner’s Mu­seum An­nounces Grand Open­ing Date

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Like you, we’re ex­cited to see the progress from the Mus­tang Owner’s Mu­seum lo­ca­tion in North Carolina. The big­gest news yet came to our in­box re­cently as the mu­seum’s con­struc­tion progress was shared with us along with the news that the mu­seum had cho­sen a grand open­ing date.

As of this writ­ing the main struc­ture frame­work is up and the pre-fab walls should be on-site soon. The mu­seum is spec­u­lat­ing com­ple­tion of the main build­ing by the end of 2018 and will need an ad­di­tional few months to com­plete the in­te­rior and move in ve­hi­cles and dis­plays, tak­ing fi­nal com­ple­tion into March of 2019. With April 17, 2019, the 55th an­niver­sary of the Mus­tang, hap­pen­ing roughly a month later it was de­cided to hold the grand open­ing on that date due to its sig­nif­i­cance in the Mus­tang com­mu­nity. The grand open­ing will in­clude sev­eral events, hosted par­ties, and more over the course of four days (April 17-20).

How­ever, the big sur­prise the mu­seum staff shared with us is that the mu­seum will also be host­ing a 55 Years of Mus­tang event at the nearby Char­lotte Mo­tor Speed­way on the same dates. One reg­is­tra­tion is all you need to at­tend both events. Your reg­is­tra­tion will in­clude cre­den­tials to at­tend both the grand open­ing of the Mus­tang Owner’s Mu­seum and the 55 Years of Mus­tang at Char­lotte Mo­tor Speed­way. The 55 Years of Mus­tang event at Char­lotte Mo­tor Speed­way will in­clude open track, ex­hibits, ven­dors, sem­i­nars, pa­rade laps, and much more, with all Mus­tangs park­ing in­side Char­lotte Mo­tor Speed­way.

The grand open­ing of the Mus­tang

Owner’s Mu­seum event will in­clude a wel­come party, the in­duc­tion of the Mu­seum’s Hall of Fame mem­bers, and a Satur­day night ban­quet with guest speak­ers. On the evening of April 18, 2019, the mu­seum has also planned to at­tempt to break the Guin­ness World Record for a Mus­tang Pa­rade, which is cur­rently held by an event in Mex­ico. After a cou­ple of un­suc­cess­ful at­tempts at past events, the mu­seum is hop­ing that with the 55 Years of Mus­tang event and the grand open­ing of the Mus­tang Owner’s Mu­seum there will be enough Mus­tangs in at­ten­dance to beat the pre­vi­ous record. Even bet­ter, the ex­ist­ing in­field roads at Char­lotte Mo­tor Speed­way will be used for the record at­tempt, with no need to use ex­te­rior pub­lic roads or hav­ing to fac­tor in weather.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the mu­seum has re­opened its Legacy Brick pur­chase pro­gram. As the fi­nal ex­te­rior plans worked out, the mu­seum needs ad­di­tional bricks for the side­walks lead­ing to the mu­seum en­trance. All Legacy Bricks will be man­u­fac­tured at the same time and shipped to the Mus­tang Owner’s Mu­seum in early March 2019. Any one or­der­ing a replica brick will be able to pick up their ex­tra brick at the brick-lay­ing party or at the Grand Open­ing/55 Years of Mus­tang event.

The Mus­tang Owner’s Mu­seum web­site has de­tails on these plans, along with the link to regis­ter for the events. On June 1, if not sooner, the mu­seum web­site will have links avail­able for the host ho­tel op­tions in the area so you can make reser­va­tions. Please visit mus­tan­gown­ersmu­­ing--55-years-of-mus­tangevent.html for the most up to date sched­ule and news on ac­tiv­i­ties, ho­tels, and more.

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