As Ford Authority reported last month, the all-new, next-generation S650 2024 Ford Mustang is set to debut at an upcoming event dubbed “The Stampede,” which will take place on September 14th, 2022, at the starting point of Woodward Avenue in Detroit. But aside from finally revealing the newest pony car in the flesh, FoMoCo will also be hosting a costume contest to celebrate the Mustang’s long history while also serving up some cool prizes for fans as well.
Ford is encouraging those that plan to attend The Stampede to participate in what it calls the “Best Stang Decade Contest” by wearing attire inspired by their favorite period in Mustang history, from the 1960s through today. A judges panel consisting of Hour Detroit magazine editors and experts in fashion, arts, and entertainment will then select 12 finalists from that group – two from each of the six decades the Mustang has been around.
The top three of that bunch will receive some pretty cool prizes, with first place netting a two-year lease of an all-new Mustang GT, while second place gets to take an early test drive in the S650 and third place earns a hot lap in a new Mustang with a Ford Performance driver. Those wishing to register to participate in The Stampede can do so by heading over here.
Those that can’t attend this event can still watch it all go down live on all of Ford’s social media channels when it kicks off at 8 pm EDT. Those participating in the costume contest must stop by one of the photo booths at the event between 6:30 and 9:30 pm EDT, while a winner will be announced no later than the day after the event.
Regardless, the 2024 Ford Mustang remains the main attraction at this upcoming event, a continuation of the long-running model that will still be offered with V8 power and a manual transmission – though no hybrid variant, as Ford Authority reported earlier this week. Fans that have questions regarding the S650 are encouraged to send them to CEO Jim Farley, who will answer them on an upcoming episode of his podcast ahead of the new model’s reveal.