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Mustang enthusiasts to converge at Mustang Project Cruise

Courtesy photo<br>Ford Mustang owners and enthusiasts will converge on the Walmart parking lot next to In-N-Out Burger in Prescott for the Mustang Project Cruise on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Courtesy photo<br>Ford Mustang owners and enthusiasts will converge on the Walmart parking lot next to In-N-Out Burger in Prescott for the Mustang Project Cruise on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you can push it, pull it, trailer it or drive it, your Mustang is welcome at the Mustang Project Cruise, the first Mustang-only cruise of the summer.

Ford Mustang owners and enthusiasts will gather in Prescott on Saturday, May 3, to show off their pride and joy, and reminisce about the Pony they once owned, or wanted to own, organizer Don Stewart said.

The Mustang Project Cruise is open to any Mustang year, any Mustang model, any Mustang condition. Featuring a variety of Mustang models and years in varying stages of completion, the event is intended to encourage owners to showcase all levels of their restoration. From vintage 1960s to current year models, attendees can expect to see coupes, fastbacks, convertibles, GTs, Cobras, Shelbys, SSPs, Eleanors and more.

"Ponies from most years will be represented, but I would especially like to invite the vintage years Pony cars - those are the ones that are closest to my heart, and the ones that need most of the help getting back on the road after years of being a garage queen or a lawn ornament. Our event is similar to a car show, but without the judging. Paint and polish are not required. And if you can't stay for the entire event, it's OK.

"The idea is help motivate the owners who have a work in progress and give them an opportunity to talk with others whose projects are further along. Even if you have a clunker or a neighborhood eyesore, your Pony has a home at this cruise. Hose off the dust, load it on your trailer and bring it to the cruise," Stewart said.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. To help commemorate milestone, Galpin Ford will be at the Mustang Project Cruise with one or more of its 2014 Mustangs on display.

Registration is free to enter a car in the Mustang Project Cruise. Donations will be gratefully accepted to benefit the event's nonprofit sponsor, the Yavapai County Jeep Posse.

This all-volunteer organization helps with community evacuation, in addition to Search and Rescue, and played a critical role during last year's local fires. Their specially equipped command and communication vehicle is scheduled to be on site and their posse members will be available to talk with the public. They will also benefit from a raffle during the cruise, with dozens of prizes to be given away, including an overnight stay at the Hassayampa Inn and a $50 gift certificate from Walmart, with all proceeds going to the posse.

The Mustang Project Cruise will take place Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Walmart shopping center next to In-N-Out Burger at the corner of Highway 69 and Prescott Lakes Parkway in Prescott. Pre-parking for participating Mustangs is from 8 to 10 a.m. Pre-registration would be appreciated. Free admission to the public.

For more information or to pre-register a car, please visitMustangProjectCruise.com.

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