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Celebrate 50 years of pony cars at Masters of Mustang, starting June 14

Hollywood sex symbols and muscle cars go together like fireworks and the Fourth of July.

Jun 12, 2014

Celebrate 50 years of pony cars at Masters of Mustang, starting June 14

Hollywood sex symbols and muscle cars go together like fireworks and the Fourth of July.

Mustang cars – and their drivers – have long represented the epitome of cool and sex appeal. Whether it was Steve McQueen in Bullitt, Sean Connery in Diamonds Are Forever, Will Smith in I Am Legend, Pierce Brosnan in The Thomas Crown Affair or Kevin Costner in Bull Durham, who hasn’t looked up to these big screen idols with a mixture of envy and desire?

Come live out your own Mustang fantasy at LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) as it opens the Masters of Mustang exhibit on June 14. The showing celebrates 50 years of magnificent muscle machines.

The Masters of Mustang exhibit features 21 different cars from the collections of private owners and from the ACM collection, including two cars from the first year of Ford Mustangs in 1964, five Shelby GT models, a 1990 Washington Police Cruiser and two models from the current 2014 model year.

Masters of Mustang opens June 14 at 10 a.m., followed at 11 a.m. with a talk by ACM Chief Curator Scot Keller who will highlight the inspiration and development of the Masters of Mustang exhibit.

Treat Dad to Hoods Up

Visitors who come to see the pony cars over the Father’s Day weekend will also find a special annual treat throughout the rest of the museum as ACM holds its Hoods Up for Father’s Day event, where 100 vehicles encompassing 100 years of automotive history will be displayed with their hoods up and engines exposed. The Hoods Up event runs from June 10 through June 20.

Members See It First

ACM members have opportunities to preview the exhibit on June 13 with an Exclusive Member Preview, and at 8 a.m. on June 14 when the owners unveil each of their cars at the See It First Member Preview.

About America’s Car Museum (www.lemaymuseum.org)

LeMay – America’s Car Museum, opened June 2, 2012 in the Dome District in Tacoma, Wash., spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile and how the automobile has fulfilled a distinctive role at the core of the American experience and shaped our society. The spacious Museum with rotating exhibits is designed to be the centerpiece for automotive history as well as an educational center and library. The campus, located adjacent to the Tacoma Dome, also contains a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, banquet hall and meeting facilities. For Museum hours and information about becoming an ACM member, volunteer opportunities, or to make a donation, visit www.lemaymuseum.org.

Media contacts
Ashley Bice, Marketing and Communications Manager, ashley.bice@lemaymuseum.org, 253.683.3954


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