Mustang Madness

Special Event at Petersen Museum

Larry Jewett - April 16, 2014 01:35 PM


The Petersen Museum will host a car show and more activities as part of Mustang Madness

Petersen Museum

From the earliest models to the latest, including a special presentation of the 2015 Mustang, is planned for Mustang Madness

Petersen Museum

Mustang fans get a rare chance to see cars from both "Gone in 60 Seconds" movies

Image courtesy of Denice Shakarian Halicki

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     America’s favorite pony car is turning 50 this year. To celebrate, the Petersen Automotive Museum is hosting “Mustang Madness”—a weekend jam-packed with festivities, including an all-Mustang car show, a peek of the 2015 Mustang ahead of the showroom floor, tours of the Mustangs Forever: 50 Years of a Legend exhibit, live interview sessions with “Mustang Heroes” and fun for the whole family. Advance tickets for Mustang Madness are now on sale at the Petersen’s website and registration is now open for the Mustang Car Show on May 4.
     Mustang Madness promises to have something for everyone. Ford will have Product Specialists on site with the 2015 Ford Mustang. The Petersen will offer hourly guided tours all weekend of the new exhibit, Mustangs Forever: 50 Years of a Legend. World champion drift racer and founder of Mustang RTR, Vaughn Gittin Jr. will appear on Inside the Motoman Studio on Saturday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m. and will sign autographs afterwards. Another Inside the Motoman Studio interview will take place on Sunday, May 4 at 11:00 a.m. with Beau Boeckmann, President of Galpin Auto Sports.
     The Mustang Madness Car Show at the Petersen will happen on Sunday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to meet at Galpin Ford at 7:00 a.m. for a rally drive to the Petersen. Henry Ford III will be presenting the Ford Heritage Award at 2:00 p.m.
     Featured Mustangs will include the first Ford Mustang (now owned by Bob Fria), Hollywood Hot Rods’ Troy Ladd and his custom Mustang, Pure Vision’s Martini Mustang and Eleanor cars from both Gone in 60 Seconds. Other event highlights include all-day screenings on Sunday, May 4 of both the 1974 and 2000 versions of Gone in 60 Seconds and a “Value of the Mustang” seminar on Sunday at 2:00pm, presented by experts from Hagerty Collector Car Insurance.
     Advance ticket sales are available at