Shelby to Host Mustang 50th Anniversary Gala in Las Vegas

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Shelby American has announced plans to host a private gala for those who will attend the Mustang 50th birthday celebrations in Las Vegas on April 18.
The event will include special tours of Shelby’s new production facility and the Shelby Heritage Center, where fans can have a closer look at the first Cobra CSX2000 and prototypes of the Shelby Series 1, Shelby GT-H, Terlingua and the Mustang GT500KR.

Tickets cost $75 each, but guest will also enjoy an assortment of food items that will be served in a multiple course meal. Those looking to attend the gala can register online here.

The Mustang 50th Anniversary celebrations, which are scheduled to commence with a huge pony drive on April 13, will also include festivities in Charlotte and Las Vegas, as well as a car cruise from Charlotte Motor Speedway to nearby Kannapolis on April 18.

The next day, Vision Event Management will host the Mustang 50th Half Marathon and 5K at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a course run and a post-race party. Registered runners will be entered into a drawing to win a custom 2014 Shelby GTS Mustang convertible.

Finally, guests will join Ford executives, and past and present Team Mustang members for an evening banquet and awards ceremony. In Las Vegas, the festivities are being held at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, while the Charlotte banquet will take place at the the Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord.
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