Wednesday, July 9, 2008

PTC Flying Museum to Host Mustang Meet July 20

WWII Fighters and Ford Classic to Join Forces July 20

Classic cars will join vintage World War II aircraft when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing hosts the Georgia Regional Mustang Club (GRMC) monthly meeting on Sunday, July 20th. The event will be held at the Historical Airpower Facility, Falcon Field, 1pm-5pm.

Over two dozen Ford Mustangs will be on hand, including “Eleanor”, a 1967 Mustang Shelby GT 500 Custom featured in the 2000 motion picture “Gone in 60 Seconds”. Joining the street ponies will be the CAF Dixie Wing North American P-51 Mustang, arguably the best all-around fighter of the Second World War.

“The CAF is dedicated to preserving American history by restoring and flying World War II aircraft” stated Chris Madrid, Public Information Officer, CAF Dixie Wing. “We welcome opportunities to partner with organizations like the Georgia Regional Mustang Club that share a similar passion.”

The event will be the second car meet held at the flying museum in as many months. The aviation heritage preservation organization hosted the Peachstate Region Porche Club of America inaugural Peachtree City Summer Rally June 22nd. Additional car meets are planned later in the year.

The CAF Dixie Wing Historical Airpower Facility, built in 2002, is part hangar and part workshop, but it is also a museum that includes German, Japanese and U.S. uniforms, equipment, a large collection of model airplanes, 1940’s toys and home front artifacts. Volunteers will be on hand during the Mustang Meet to provide guided tours. The public can also recreate history by purchasing a ride in one of the wing’s award-winning warbirds.

The Georgia Regional Mustang Club is a non-profit volunteer group of people dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the FORD MUSTANG. GRMC, founded in 1979, is the second oldest Chartered Mustang Club in the nation.

Suggested donation for the Mustang Meet and CAF Dixie Wing Open House is $5 per adult. Children 12 and under admitted free. Please no pets. For more information, please visit www.dixiewing.org or call 678-364-1110.

The Commemorative Air Force is a non-profit organization dedicated to flying and restoring World War II aircraft. Based in Midland, Texas, the organization has over 9,500 members and operates a fleet of over 150 World War II aircraft. www.commemorativeairforce.org

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