Westrand Car Show - 2018 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Ford Mustang

THE ORIGINAL PONY CAR STILL GOING STRONG 55 YEARS LATER

The Ford Mustang has been in uninterrupted production since Mid 1964. Over 10,000,000 Mustangs have been built and sold up to 2018, making it one of Ford’s many success stories.

The Mustang was the original “Pony Car” with it’s Mustang Insignia, distinctive long bonnet and short rear end, a concept followed by the Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, AMC Javelin, Dodge Charger and the Plymouth Barracuda.

There was a time where the Mustang became bigger and heavier and almost lost it’s way but a rethink by designers have extended the marque’s lifespan well past 50 years. The original Mustangs are known to collectors as the 1964½ year. What happened was that production was started before the traditional date every year when the following years’s models are made. Some minor changers were made to the balance of the production of 1964 and 1965 so that experts in Mustangs can identify where each model fits into the historical first production run.

The Mustang was produced alongside the Ford Thunderbird for some years and then it took over the Thunderbird niche in later years.

Worsbroodjies & Footlongs

Ford Mustang Mk I – From 1965 to 1973

Ford Mustang Mk II – 1974 to 1978

Ford Mustang Mk III – 1979 to 1993

The 1979 Mustang (above left) was the pace car in the 1979 Indianapolis 500 motor race.

Ford Mustang Mk IV – 1994 – 2004

The detail work on the red convertible above recreates the Pace Car in the 1994 Indianapolis 500

Ford Mustang Mk V – 2005 – 2014

The Ford Mustang Mk VI is the current generation (from 2015) and is as seen in the featured image of this post

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 

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Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle

IMAGE ATTRIBUTION By clicking on the links below you will see a full screen image.
FEATURED IMAGE 2018 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 – Vauxford [CC BY-SA 4.0]
1964 Ford Mustang Convertible – dave 7  Lethbridge, Canada [CC BY 2.0]
1964 Ford Mustang Convertible – SG2012 [CC BY 2.0]
1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 – Matt Morgan (original)Tony Patt (cropped) [CC BY-SA 2.0]
1974 Ford Mustang II – order 242 from Chile [CC BY-SA 2.0]
1974 Ford Mustang II – order 242 from Chile [CC BY-SA 2.0]
Mustang Mk II Cobra – John Lloyd Washington, United States [CC BY 2.0]
1979 Ford Mustang – Sicnag [CC BY 2.0]
1987-1993 Ford Mustang Mk III – IFCAR [Public domain]
1991 Ford Mustang LX Convertible – Mrbattmann [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1994 Ford Mustang V6 – GT42CWR-MP [CC BY-SA 4.0]
1994 Ford Mustang Convertible – Doctorindy [CC BY-SA 4.0]
1995 Ford Mustang GT – Greg Gjerdingen from Willmar, USA [CC BY 2.0]
2005 Ford Mustang GT Coupe – Kpfoley at English Wikipedia [CC BY 3.0]
2014 Ford Mustang GT Coupe  – EurovisionNim [CC BY-SA 4.0]
2014 Ford Mustang GT Coupe – EurovisionNim [CC BY-SA 4.0]