The next-generation 2024 S650 Ford Mustang will debut on September 14 at the Detroit Auto Show, less than two weeks away. And while the Stampede event has 1,000 registered and counting, Ford also wanted to bring in the fashionistas. To do this, Ford is hosting what it calls the Best Stang Decade contest. Those who attend The Stampede are encouraged to wear clothing inspired by their favorite period in Mustang history, from the 1960s to the present—all six generations, in other words—for a chance to win a prize.
Ford Best Stang Decade Contest: Details
A panel of hours Detroit magazine editors and fashion, art and entertainment experts will judge the clothing and select 12 finalists (two from each decade), with the best three costumes earning prizes. First place gets a two-year lease of an S650 Ford Mustang GT; second place gets an early ride from the all-new Mustang; third place gets a hot lap in a S650 Mustang with a Ford Performance driver.
Mustang owners can register until September 14 to participate in The Stampede, which begins with a parade of Mustangs driving from the Ford World Headquarters to the debut event at Detroit’s Hart Plaza, where the new 2024 Ford Mustang will be unveiled. But if you want to drive a little longer, Ford is also inviting Mustang owners to participate in The Drive Home event. The event kicks off on September 6 at LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington. It will then traverse nine states, plus more than a dozen stops to gather at headquarters on September 14.
Ford will broadcast The Stampede live on its social channels, share the excitement of the debut event, highlighting owners roaring their engines, tweaking their customizations and sharing their passion for the iconic muscle car. Additionally, the top Stang Decade entrants must be photographed at one of the photo booths in The Stampede on September 14 between 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM. The winners will be announced on September 15, 2022.