Ride, Sally, Ride: car buffs celebrate Mustang’s 50th in style

201406440 copyMore than 100 Mustangs galloped into Sarnia for the Mustang Sally Rally Poker Run on May 17, making Lambton Ford the place to be for car buffs.

On the 50th anniversary of the Mustang, the world’s first “pony car,” owners from across southwestern Ontario gathered to drive some county roads and gather playing cards.

The best poker hand in each of five age categories won a first place prize of $500.

There’s something special about a Mustang, said rally founder Wendell Drysdale, whose wife owns a 2005 model.

“It was Ford’s answer to the Corvette. They all had their muscle cars, and owners picked their own breed.”

Introduced early in 1964, and thus dubbed the “1964½,” the 1965 Mustang was Ford’s most successful launch since the Model A.

A number of first-year vehicles appeared at the rally, as well as representatives from all five Mustang generations.

Proceeds were donated to Pathways Health Centre.

– Journal Staff