Originally Published: October 4, 2018 7:58 p.m.
This weekend’s Pony Only Cruise is set to feature a wide variety of Ford Mustangs from the earliest 1964 models to at least one 2019 model, organizer Don Stewart said.
“We’ll have a whole range of cars over the last 54 years of production,” Stewart said.
Held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the parking lot of the Walmart at 3050 Highway 69, it is essentially the same event that Stewart and his wife, Debbie, put on every year, Don said. In fact, he designs it that way to make it easy for people coming in to the show from out of the community know what to expect.
The event is free to attend, and it’s also free for the car owners to register, though they are asked for a donation. Proceeds go to the Yavapai County Jeep Posse, he said, adding that proceeds from the raffle go to the Posse as well.
“We have a long relationship with the Jeep Posse for other events we put on in the community,” Don said. “We’re happy to send all the money their way from this event.”
The raffle is one where attendees can pick the prize they want to enter, making it so they are only in competition with other people who want that prize, he said. There are a lot of prizes from the Prescott and Phoenix areas, so people coming up from the Valley can enter to win something they can use.
The people bringing their cars include all types too, including those who throw money at their cars, he said. In fact, the Pony Only Cruise is an opportunity for the gearhead looking for a solution to talk with dozens of other drivers who have gone through the same or similar problems.
The show is different from other car shows as well in that it encourages cars of all conditions and years, Debbie said.
“I always encourage people to bring their cars no matter what condition,” she said. “You’ll hear people say ‘mine’s not in good-looking shape.’” We say bring them all.”
Debbie said she especially enjoys the cars that need the most care, because the show encourages them to be encouraged in the cars they are working on.
For more information about the Pony Only Cruise, visit www.ponyonlycruise.com.