National Mustang Show; autocross, pony cruise, 350 classics and Martina McBride

Mustangs at Tuacahn, Ivins, Utah | Photo courtesy of NUMOA

ST. GEORGE – The National Mustang Show comes to St. George this weekend, running from Thursday through Sunday. One of three such shows in the nation, it is equivalent to a Western Conference playoff, Mustangs in St. George’s John Heinz said.

From the first ’64 mustangs to the most present day models, 350 of the nicest mustangs on the west coast, from over 40 states, will converge in the St. George area for this high end show.  It will climax on Saturday with an all day car show in the Tuacahn parking lot, followed by a barbecue and an 8 p.m. performance in the Tuacahn Amphitheater by Country Music’s notable Martina McBride; tickets to see Martina McBride are available at Tuacahn and at the Tuacahn online box office.

The show will wrap up with additional car showing and awards ceremony on Sunday.

Today, the mustangs will participate in a timed autocross event up at the old St. George airport site located on S. Airport Road on the mesa adjacent to and above Bluff Street overlooking downtown St. George. Heinz said that Miller Motor Sports from Tooele is doing the event, Rousch Racing will participate with two cars, Shelby Enterprises Racing will join in. The autocross will have two sessions, 8-1 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m., with a burnout contest to be held immediately afterward.

Friday, the company of classics will enjoy a 58.7 mile Pony Trails Cruise, departing from St. George’s convention center, the Dixie Center, at 9 a.m. travelling through Zion National Park (fee free, it is National Parks Fee Free Week) and on to Clear Creek Family Ranch, where they will have lunch and return or cruise onward in their own exploration of Utah’s beautiful red rock country. Anyone is welcome to join in the cruise.

The event is sponsored by the Northern Utah Mustang Owners Association and Southern Utah Mustang Owners Association, information in detail may be found on the NUMOA website.

The beneficiary of the event designated by the local Mustang Owners Association will be Hurricane’s own heart transplant recipient Abby Doman.

Email: jkuzmanic@stgnews.com

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Copyright 2012 St. George News.

 

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