The Mustang Shelby Club of Long Island (MSCLI), a regional chapter of the Mustang Club of America (MCA), today announced “Mustangs at the Beach 2012,” a classic automobile exhibit featuring hundreds of timeless cars.
The free-to-the-public event will take place at the spectacular Sands Point Preserve on Long Island’s scenic north shore in Sands Point, New York on May 19-20, 2012. What has been called the “Pebble Beach of Mustangs,” the second annual car show will feature Mustangs and Fords from over the past century. Last year's kickoff event brought more than 3,000 spectators and more than 300 vintage automobiles.
Organizers raised $6,000 for local charities and are hoping to exceed expectations this Memorial Day weekend. “Last year’s show was such a success,” said Mike Chludzinski, the show’s registrar. “This year we hope to see car owners from all over the New York region. It’s a great way to kick off the summer and support some wonderful causes.” Chludzinski’s 1965 Shelby was recently on the cover of Mustang Times, and is also the cover car of Greg Kolasa's The Definitive Shelby Mustang Guide 1965 - 1970.
“Mustangs at the Beach” will be held on the 216-acre grounds formerly known as the Guggenheim Estate. Located 16 miles east of New York City, the preserve is home to the historic Castle Gould and Hempstead House. The popular wedding destination hosts scenic lawns, ponds, woodlands and a mile of private beach overlooking Long Island Sound.
The car show is open to all Ford powered vehicles runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. A private mixer and dinner will be held for donors and participants on Saturday evening. Proceeds will benefit L.I. Cares - The Harry Chapin Food Bank, The Carroll Shelby Foundation and Friends of the Sands Point Preserve. An awards ceremony will be presented on Sunday. For more information, please visit www.MustangsAtTheBeach.com or contact Mike Chludzinski at email@example.com.