Classic ‘Stang takes the lead in this year’s parade

The 60th Annual Jerry E. Moore Memorial Antique and Classic Car Parade is set for Saturday, July 26.

1964.5 Ford Mustang
1964.5 Ford Mustang

According to the Classic Mustang website, here’s the story behind the half-year model:  “In 1964 (the year the Mustang debut) production was in high gear for the newly designed 1965 Ford Mustang. The highly anticipated Ford Mustang was honored by being named the Indianapolis pace car of 1964 and Ford stepped it up to accommodate the rising status of their new design. A special convertible version was adapted as the pacer. It was manufactured in white with a blue stripe on the hood and trunk. Ford also made 230 extra pace cars, available in convertible and hard top.

“Thirty five convertibles were sold to dealerships and 195 hardtops were given out in dealer contests held in April of 1964… Although originally the Mustang was advertised as an early 1965 model, Ford made some changes to the later 1965 models that differentiated the two, and it is known today as the 1964 1/2 Mustang (1964.5 Mustang). Thus, the term 1964 1/2 or 1964.5 was eventually coined.”

2014 Schedule of Events

8:30 a.m. – 11:00
Tour cars check-in – Walmart Supercenter at 1505 Main St – Hamilton, OH 45013 (See map below)
Cars must be checked in and in place before 11:30 a.m. to be judged.

8:30 a.m. – 12:00
Cars on exhibit

12:45 p.m.
Start Your Engines – Police Siren

1:00 p.m.
Second Police Siren – Parade Starts (Parade approx. 8 mi. to Fairfield, Ohio via Main Street and Pleasant Ave.)

1:45 p.m. – 2:30
Fairfield stop at the Fairfield Crossings, Rt. 4 & Symmes Road (Parade then continues to downtown
Hamilton via Pleasant Ave.)

2:30 p.m. – 3:30
Fort Hamilton Jazz Band at the Butler County Courthouse and cars on exhibit

3:30 p.m. – 5:00
Awards presented at the Butler County Courthouse gazebo, with cars on exhibit.

 

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