By Liz Merrell
Jun 24, 2013

American Icons: Boy Scouts and Ford Mustang Cars

The Annual Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America Gala will feature a special guest this year-a 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe door prize! Every ticket purchased to the Boy Scout Gala on September 20, 2013 will be entered to win this classic car. Every ticket has an equal chance and you don’t need to be present to win. Tickets are available at

Gala AdCar lovers appreciate the power and performance of the Ford Mustang. Here are the top 10 reasons for owning a Mustang:

1. An Iconic History:  The Ford Mustang is a success story through and through. It’s the second-longest-running sports car nameplate in the U.S., after the Chevy Corvette.

2. Affordable and Reliable:  The Mustang is affordable and within reach. The Mustang is, and always has been, a real value in terms of what you get for the price.

3. A Vehicle for Many Needs:  There’s a Mustang for almost everyone. Some cars are limited to just a few models. The Mustang is full of variety.

4. Making Friends:  There are hundreds of friendly and enthusiastic Mustang owners. Ford estimates there are more than 250 Mustang enthusiast clubs in the world.

5. Fully Customizable:  The aftermarket community fully embraces all generations of the Ford Mustang. The Mustang is fully customizable, with thousands of aftermarket parts out there to choose from.

6. Fun to Drive:  The car perfect for cruising.

7. A Ticket to Car Shows:  Ford Mustang ownership is great for car shows–not just as a spectator but as a participant. Mustang clubs all over the world host a number of car shows throughout the year. These shows offer up things like good food, prizes, and unlimited networking opportunities.

8. Great Both On and Off the Track:  The Ford Mustang has a long-standing history of success on the race track. Jerry Titus, Parnelli Jones, Dan Gurney, John Force, and Bob Tasca each won car races piloting a Ford Mustang in their career.

9. Signature trademarks:  The Ford Mustang has signature trademarks that have stood the test of time. The running horse emblem may have changed to a trot for a short time in 1974, but when you see one it brings to mind “Ford Mustang”.

10. For Nostalgia’s Sake:  The Ford Mustang is a time machine of sorts. It conjures up memories. Mustang owners have many fond memories of their experiences in the car. The Ford Mustang has a way of taking us back in time.

All proceeds from the 2013 BSA Gala will benefit the Utah National Parks Council, supporting over 84,000 boys in Central and Southern Utah.  Register today at

Author: Liz Merrell | Development Director, Utah National Parks Council

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