Ford Mustangs of all makes and years at the Walmart parking on Saturday, May 5. (Les Stukenberg/Kudos, file)
Originally published Friday, May 4, 2018 at 06:04a.m.
Push it, pull it, trailer it or drive it, Mustangs of any year, model and condition are welcome at the Mustang Project Cruise Car Show on Saturday, May 5.
Held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot, 3050 E. Highway 69, a large turnout is expected, said organizer Don Stewart.
“We’re ramping up every time we do this. We have a limit of 130 cars because of the parking arrangements at Walmart,” Stewart said. “It looks like we’ll be pretty full.”
Also included in the show is a raffle with about 60 different prizes, ranging from overnight stays in Laughlin to gift cards for restaurants, he said. Further, with as much as one-fourth of the show featuring people from the Valley, there are a number of prizes from there, Stewart said. It’s also a raffle where people can choose what they’re entering to win.
Galpin Ford will be on hand with a 2017 Mustang that people will be able to take on a test drive, said organizer Debbie Stewart.
The Project Cruise Car Show is different from other car shows because it doesn’t just focus on the show cars, Debbie Stewart said.
“We encourage anyone regardless of the condition of their car to come to the show and to show off what they’ve done and use it as a learning experience to talk to other people who are further along on their cars,” she said.
Admission to the show is free and voluntary donations go to the Yavapai County Jeep Posse, Don Stewart said. Over the years, they’ve done many events and every time the biggest need is people power, which the Posse supplies, he said. When he can he gives them all of the proceeds from the event, making it easy for them to be able to bring people out and when you’re moving more than 100 cars, you need all the help you can get, Don Stewart said.
A lot of stories arise from the event as well, Debbie Stewart said. The people who come to the show are usually gearheads who do everything on their cars themselves, she said.
“You know that when you’re asking questions, you’re talking to the people who’ve actually done it,” Debbie Stewart said. “It’s a great opportunity for folks who are not finished with their car or if they happen to be making changes to it or they want to do something to their car and they’re afraid to spend the money on it, they get to talk to people who have already done those kind of things.”
For more information about the show, visit www.mustangprojectcruise.com.
By Jason Wheeler, follow him on Twitter @PrescottWheels, reach him at 928-445-3333 ext. 2037.