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Home50th Anniv. @ Charlotte
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The Mustang 5oth Anniversary Celebration 

@ Charlotte Motor Speedway

2014 Schedule of Events


April 16, 2014 Wednesday-Set up day

 

• Embassy Suites/Convention Center opens at 12:00PM for registration packet pick-up/goodie bags. Closes at 7PM.

• Welcome Party 7PM-9PM-place TBD.

 

April 17, 2014 Thursday Opening Day Hours 8AM-5PM

 

• Car and guest registration pick-up continues from 8AM-5PM Embassy Suites/Convention Center.

• Inside Speedway Oval opens for registered Mustang cars to be parked. According to local club 700-1000 cars can be parked between Turn 3 and 4. All Mustangs parked inside the track cannot leave until after 5PM. All Mustangs will enter at Gate 1.

• M.O.R.E. Parking Area opens for Mustang Clubs and cars, with in and out privileges. 

• VIP Green, Silver parking lots will have 1500 Mustangs parked, with in and out privileges. This is across Hwy. 29 on the Z-Max Dragway side, with 2 pedestrian bridges linking this lot to Gate 2 to enter into CMS.

• VIP Victory Parking lot will be for public parking only, along with the parking lot across the street from Tom Johnson Camping and Resort Center. This is the gravel lot on the corner of Hwy 29 and Bruton Smith Blvd.

• Inside Road Course opens with driver’s meeting at 7AM, with track opening for 8AM-12PM and 1PM-5PM.

• Media Center opens for seminars, lecturers and any additional media functions, such as press conferences.

• Gate 26/Klondike opens for swap meets, 8AM-5PM. 

• Manufacturer’s Midway and Vendor Village open, 8AM-5PM.

• 11:00am Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration Opening Ceremony. Welcoming comments by Gale Halderman – other VIPs

• 3-4:00pm Early Mustang TV Commercials 1964-67 – video presentation with John Clor

• Specialty banquet, limited to 750 guests 7-9PM. Location TBD.

April 18, 2014 Friday Hours 8AM-5PM (same hours Thurs.-Sat.)

April 18, 2014 Friday Hours 8AM-5PM

 

• Car and guest registration pick-up continues from 8AM-5PM Embassy Suites/Convention Center

• Inside Speedway Oval opens for registered Mustang cars to be parked. 

• M.O.R.E. Parking Area opens for Mustang Clubs and cars. 

• Media Center opens.

• VIP Green, Silver parking lots open for registered Mustangs.

• VIP Victory Parking lot will be for public parking only, along with the parking lot across the street from Tom Johnson Camping and Resort Center.

• Inside Road Course will become active.

• Gate 26/Klondike opens for swap meets. 

• Manufacturer’s Midway and Vendor Village opens

• 9:30-10:30am Origin of The Ford Mustang – video presentation – John Clor

• 10:30-11:30am Mustang Origin Discussion with Gale Halderman Question & Answer/Autograph Session. Introduction by John Clor

• 1:00-2:00pm First pre-production Mustang hard top Restoration Presentation slide show. Presented by John Clor

• 2:00-3:00pm Marketing the Mustang-Mad Men Season 4 video – DVD presentation – DVD signing by John Clor

• 3:00-4:00pm How a Car Is Built – video presentation – John Clor

• Evening Cruise into Concord/Kannapolis, leaving CMS at 6PM (not confirmed)

 

 

 

April 19, 2014 Saturday Hours 8AM-5PM

 

• Car and guest registration pick-up continues from 8AM-5PM Embassy Suites/Convention Center

• Inside Speedway Oval opens for registered Mustang cars to be parked. 

• M.O.R.E. Parking Area opens for Mustang Clubs and cars. 

• Media Center opens.

• VIP Green, Silver parking lots open for registered Mustangs.

• VIP Victory Parking lot will be for public parking only, along with the parking lot across the street from Tom Johnson Camping and Resort Center.

• Inside Road Course will become active.

• Gate 26/Klondike opens for swap meets. 

• Manufacturer’s Midway and Vendor Village opens.

• 9:30-10:30am Origin of The Ford Mustang – video presentation – John Clor

• 10:30-11:30am Mustang Origin Discussion with Gale Halderman. Question & Answer/Autograph Session. Introduction by John Clor

• 1:00-2:00pm Mustang by Generations: The Enthusiast Voice – discussion with John Clor, Art Hyde and Jack Telnack 

• 2:30-3:30pm Early Mustang TV Commercials 1964-67 – video presentation - John Clor

• Main Event Banquet Embassy Suites, doors open at 6PM, Embassy Suites Evening Banquet – VIP attendees *Guest Speaker – TBA – brief VIP comments with Gale Halderman. Lee Iacocca Award Presentation

 

April 20, 2014 Sunday Closing Day 8AM-3PM

 

• Sunrise Easter Service (time to be determined)

• Inside Speedway Oval opens for all registered Mustang cars to be parked. 

• Mustangs can go on track for photo ops. 

• Media Center opens. 

• Gate 26/Klondike opens for swap meets. 

• Manufacturer’s Midway and Vendor Village opens.

• 11am-12:00pm How a Car Is Built – video presentation – John Clor

• Closing Ceremonies 2PM