Mustang Celebration

Acting Curator Sian Theron reports on FMM’s participation in a Ford Mustang celebration – and dressed up for the occasion…

On April 14, FMM had the great pleasure of joining in the Wings and Wheels celebrations of 60 years of the Mustang at the Stellenbosch Flying Club. The museum took three vehicles: Workshop Technician Donnie Tarentaal drove the white 1967 Mustang convertible, I took the blue 1965 Mustang convertible along, while Workshop Manager Lorenzo Farella was at the wheel of the rare 1966 Mustero pick-up.  Getting into the spirit of the celebration, Lorenzo and I didn’t hold back when it came to the dress-up competition, and had fun coordinating with the vehicles we were in.

It was a fantastic day out celebrating Mustang heritage, with a good showing of the classics along with a massive gathering of modern Mustangs. It was indeed a sight to behold. The 30 seconds of revving was a great way to show off the pure power of the vehicles, further cementing why these vehicles remain such icons 60 years after being born. The event also served as a wonderful initiative to raise funds for the NSRI, with a raffle prize of a flight in a 1942 de Havilland Tiger Moth being a highlight of the occasion.

A big thank you to the Mustang Club of South Africa for organising such a fantastic day. It was a privilege to be part of it.