Pony Drive @ 55 - The Great American Pony Drive

The Great American Pony Drive


The Great American Pony Drive is the only MCA Chartered Driving Club. We were formed to promote driving events with America’s favorite Pony Car and members from all over the world. We are the only Mustang club that actively interacts with Mustang clubs all over the US, working with each to plan activities for the members of each club while we are visiting their area. The success of Pony Drives each year can be directly attributed to this participation with the other clubs and Mustang businesses.

Pony Drive @ 55

The GAPD 2019 page is now available to register, pay dues, get route and hotels!  You can choose the menu option at the top of this page or under GET MORE INFO.  Be sure to check out the LATEST NEWS options to the right to receive updates.
 
April 6 to 16, 2019  LA to Charlotte
The 55th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang is coming up next April, 2019. The Great American Pony Drive is planning a trip for those that would like to attend the events in Charlotte, in conjunction with the opening of the Mustang Owner’s Museum. The event will start in Southern California and travel eastwards to Charlotte. We will travel along a lot of RT 66, some of the more scenic roadways, meet up with other Mustang Clubs and stop at Ford dealers for lunch and even a dinner. Those wishing to join can meet with us, anywhere along the route.

We will start with a weekend of events, beginning Saturday, April 6th. Events are being planned with StangStuff in the LA area, as well as a tour of California Pony Cars before we leave LA. We’ll stop at the largest thermometer in Baker, tour the RT 66 museum in Kingman, travel RT 66 to Seligman, stopping at the Roadkill Café for lunch, ending up in Williams and dinner at the Cruiser’s Café. Onward to Gallup and a night at El Rancho on RT 66, where your room will be named after a movie star that has stayed in that room.

With stops at another RT 66 museum and Russell’s Truck Stop and car museum, you’ll arrive in Amarillo after seeing the Cadillac Ranch, and have dinner at the Big Texan. The 72 oz steak is free, if you finish it! Back on RT 66 and the museum in Elk City before getting to Mustang OK. and an evening in Oklahoma City.

A stop in FT Smith, AR gets us lunch at Randall Ford and then to Little Rock with dinner with the Central Arkansas Mustangers and dinner at Crain Ford. Off again to Memphis and a stop on Beale St for lunch. Then to Nashville for the evening and dinner downtown.

Lunch the next day is in Knoxville at Lance-Cunningham Ford and then it’s over the mountain to Asheville. From Asheville, it’s a short hop to Charlotte and time to get ready for the events for the week. Remember, the rooms in Charlotte are limited but they are also about ½ what the other event hotels are charging and you’ll have an extended stay room for the week. All of the hotels have a 30-day cut-off, except the Azure Hotel in Ontario. To get a cheaper rate, their cut-off if sooner.

The Pony Drive @ 55 will make getting to the show, as much fun as being there!
 
 
Pony Drive Organizer David Turnbull
Phone 954-849-4999
Email organizer1@ponydrive.us

 
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