It’s one week and counting until June 18, 2016 when the Pacific Coast Air Museum will host the Mustang Roundup and Muscle Car Show!
What will this entail? Mustang cars of every year and configuration, from full-on restorations of early models to high performance “restomods” to Shelby GT’s of a wide range of years. In addition there will be modified Chevys from the 50’s, a Woody Station Wagon, Ford Coupes, and even a 1988 CHP Patrol Car.
To add to the excitement we will also be hosting three of Sonoma County’s P-51 Mustang fighters, a P-40 Warhawk (think Flying Tigers), a Stearman biplane, and a Navy T-6. Also making its PCAM debut will be the Lockheed Jetstar recently donated to the museum. This unique jet is actually the first executive jet in the industry, having been originally built for the USAF to fly military high command around the world. It was very popular with the Air Force, so much so that Lockheed decided to offer it to the civilian market. In the James Bond film Goldfinger, villain Auric Goldfinger had his personal Jetstar flown by Pussy Galore herself. The Jetstar will be open for public viewing at the Mustang Roundup.
Additional custom cars will be shown by Steve Castelli, who will be bringing his ‘41 Willys Coupe dragster to compete in the Sound Off Contest to see if it can be louder than one of our P-51’s running up.
The Mustang Roundup will also feature a raffle drawing. The winner will get a ride in a P-51 Mustang at the end of the show. Tickets are $25.00 each. The holder of the winning ticket must be present to win.
PCAM will also host a silent auction with a wide variety of prizes donated by many of the region’s vendors and wineries. Prizes range from discounted car service, to a ride in the Stearman with Craig Schulz, to an aerial tour provided by Paul Heck in his Bonanza. Special quilts and oil paintings will also be auctioned off. The auction is a must-see event in and of itself.
To top off the Mustang Roundup, the very famous PCAM Hot Dog Thursday crew will be serving their world-famous HDT hot dogs, chips, and sodas. This is not to be missed, as our monthly Hot Dog Thursday events always draw enthusiastic crowds, the hot dogs are that good. Hot dog lunches are $5.00 each.
The Mustang Roundup will take place on the Butler Hangar field directly adjacent to the Museum grounds. Entry to the Mustang Roundup also includes entry to the PCAM grounds so you can view the aircraft on display there as well. Some of these will have open cockpits so you can get a close look at their interiors.
Parking will be free on the AT&T lot directly adjacent to the Mustang Roundup. Just follow the signs. ADA parking will be right next to the show entry gate.
The field opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the PCAM Gift Shop for $15.00 each, or at the gate day of the show. Children 7 and under get in free. Come early! We are expecting a big crowd!
The Mustang Roundup is a fundraiser for the Pacific Coast Air Museum. Come on out and enjoy the cars and the planes, and support your Museum!