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Shelby American Celebrated ‘National Mustang Day’ Last Month

Last month, the Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) celebrated the 52nd birthday of the iconic Mustang pony car by playing host to a gathering of 133 owners and fans from the Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan, who turned up at Ford’s “Glass House” World Headquarters in some 80 unique Ford Mustang examples.

“National Mustang Day” falls every year on April 17th: the date that the Ford Mustang was first shown at the World’s Fair in 1964. It typically inspires a number of special, regional gatherings each year, like that hosted this year by the SAAC – Motor City Region.

After participating in a photo opp in front of Ford’s iconic Glass House, attendees hopped in their pony cars and cruised over to pay a visit to Mike Berardi’s private Mustang collection. Berardi is one of the most notable Ford Mustang enthusiasts around, having amassed a collection of more than 40 examples, with model years running the gamut from 19641/2 to modern day.

You can read more about the event and browse a selection of photos on the Ford Performance website. And if you’re feeling bummed about having missed out on a great National Mustang Day event, worry not; there’s always next year.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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