HomeCar CultureCar-sized birthday cake is part of Mustang celebration at Carlisle

Car-sized birthday cake is part of Mustang celebration at Carlisle


Charles and Carole Crouch are bringing their 'Going Thing' Mustang. Only 40 were built and only 3 are known to remai. | Carlisle Events
Charles and Carole Crouch bringing ‘Going Thing’ Mustang. 40 were built, only 3 are remain. | Carlisle Events

There have been and will continue to be a bunch of 50th anniversary birthday celebrations this year for the Ford Mustang, but one of the most interesting could be the one staged by Carlisle Events, June 6-8 at the Carlisle (Pennsylvania) Fairgrounds.

For one thing, the local Carlisle Bakery has been commissioned to produce a birthday cake in the size and shape of a 1964 1/2 Mustang convertible. The cake will be featured — and at some point fed to a few hundred guests — during a party within a party June 6 from 5-7 p.m.

Eric Shrink's Canadian Sprint was special edition for 1972 Olympics| Carlisle Events
Canadian Sprints, such as Eric Shrink’s, were special Mustangs tied to the 1972 Olympics

In addition to the cake, visitors will feed on words about America’s pony car from experts including Don Farr, Steve Saleen, Lee Holman, Hubert Platt, Dave Dempster, John Clor and Jerry Heasley, among others. Oh, and those others included some Ford engineers who helped to develop the weekend’s guest of honor — the 2015 Mustang, of which two pre-production versions will be onsite.

Another feature of the weekend will be a Special Edition Mustang gathering of cars built for special events and occasions, including pace cars, the 1972 Olympic Sprint and even the 2014 Hertz Penske GT.

Another feature will be a 50-year/50-car spotlight with half-a-hundred Mustangs that are half-a-hundred years old.

For more information, visit www.CarlisleEvents.com.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

Recent Posts