National Mustang Day
Apr 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
One special day a year, the Mustang world unites by taking their Mustangs to the road!
Mustang enthusiasts know April 17th is the birth date of the Mustang and was first shown to the automotive world at the New York World’s Fair. The goal of the National Mustang Day is to unite all of the Mustang enthusiasts, by driving their Mustang. Imagine one day a year, the Mustangs are everywhere!
Celebrate with a fun day of fellowship and activities here at the Museum.
Join us for an “open house” style celebration that enables you to arrive based on your schedule. Participate in any or all of the activities and allow plenty of time to enjoy each location.
Timeline of Events 9 am – 3 pm (Museum galleries open until 5:00 PM)
- Cruise-in for cars and coffee on the Museum grounds
- Explore the Museum Galleries (9 am – 5 pm)
- Discover more treasurers in the Behind-the-Scenes Tour (9 am – 1 pm)
- Hear from Shelby engineer, Chuck Cantwell (1:30 pm)
Cruise-in to the lawn and parking areas surrounding the Museum. Then converse with fellow enthusiasts, savor a cup of coffee, and enjoy the view of fabulous cars on-hand for the celebration.
While You’re Here
Get your combo ticket for just $15 per person to explore the museum, the behind-the-scenes garage tour, and access to Chuck Cantwell’s program.
The Museum has three levels showcasing cars, buses, motorcycles, and a variety of auto-related memorabilia. Current featured exhibits include Age of Aquarius: Cars of the Counterculture & Beyond, DeSoto Display, To Protect And To Serve PA State Police Museum Display. The behind-the-scenes tour showcases another 50-70 vehicles located a short distance behind the main Museum. Museum volunteers will be available to answer questions as you explore.
Enjoy the museum experience for a reduced rate of $10 per person. Chuck Cantwell’s program is included, in addition to enjoying the exhibit galleries.
You can also opt for just the behind the scenes garage tour for $5.00 per person – perfect for members who already have admission to the Museum as part of their annual membership. (Note: if you opt for this option and you are NOT a member, you will not have access to Chuck Cantwell’s program.)
Behind the scenes tours of the garage will be available from 9 am – 1 pm.
Museum galleries are open from 9 am – 5 pm.
Chuck Cantwell’s program begins at 1:30 pm and will last 60-90 minutes, depending on the number of questions received.
There is a food truck on-site with items available for purchase – more details coming soon.
1:30 pm Hear from Shelby engineer Chuck Cantwell – often called “Mr. GT350.” As a Shelby engineer, test driver, and SCCA driving champion Chuck Cantwell has a story to tell!
Asked by fans and friends for many years to write a book about his adventures with Carroll Shelby, he partnered with co-author Greg Kolasa to give Mustang and Shelby fanatics an inside look at the world of Shelby Mustangs.
Join us at the AACA Museum on National Mustang Day, Friday, April 17th to learn how this fascinating tale of Shelby history was written into the pages of “Shelby Mustang GT350.”
Learn how famous Shelby racing names such as Ken Miles, Jerry Titus, and Pete Brock are woven into this story of Shelby lore.
Chuck Cantwell’s program is included with Museum admission. Please register to attend when purchasing your ticket so we can be prepared for appropriate seating. The program is FREE to Museum members, but you will still need to register to attend.
Thank you for supporting the love of automobiles and automotive history here at the AACA Museum!
For more on National Mustang Day and activities in different parts of the country visit the National Mustang Day website.