Buffalo Bill Center of the West celebrates Ford Mustang anniversary with Mach 1 raffle prize

2014 raffle car: 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1. Buffalo Bill Center of the West photo by Spencer Smith.

2014 raffle car: 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1. Buffalo Bill Center of the West photo by Spencer Smith.

Author E.B. White wrote, “Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.” The Buffalo Bill Center of the West has the perfect way to get from one place to another: a red-orange, 1970 Mustang Mach 1.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, and to celebrate, the Mach 1 is the Center’s annual benefit car raffle prize with the winner chosen at its Patrons Ball, September 20, 2014. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100, and purchasers do not need to be present to win. Any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Void where prohibited by law. Ticket purchasers must be 18 years of age or older to enter, and the car must be collected within 30 days of drawing.

2014 raffle prize: Ford Mustang Mach 1 interior

2014 raffle prize: Ford Mustang Mach 1 interior

The first production Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn, Michigan, on March 9, 1964. It was introduced to the public at the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964, and then via all three American television networks on April 19. It made an appearance in the James Bond film Goldfinger in September of 1964. According to Ford, it was one of the most successful product launches in automotive history. The Mustang sold more than one million units in its first 18 months on the market.

“For 50 years, millions of Mustang owners have made this car a legend and a part of our national culture,” says Jim Owens, Team Ford Racing Marketing Manager. The Center’s Mach 1 has a 351 Cleveland engine, four-barrel carburetor, Hurst 4-speed shifter, black interior with bucket seats, a shaker hood, and Magnum 500 wheels.

Our prize Mustang in Cody's July 3 and 4 parade!

Our prize Mustang in Cody’s July 3 and 4 parade!

Proceeds from the Mustang raffle fund the Center’s education programs. Tickets are available online or at the Center of the West. For more information, e-mail Lauren Marchant, or call 307-578-4008.

Features Summary

  • 351 Cleveland engine
  • Hurst shifter 4-speed
  • Shaker hood
  • 4-barrel carburetor
  • Black bucket seat interior
  • Magnum 500 wheels
2014 raffle prize: Ford Mustang Mach 1

2014 raffle prize: Ford Mustang Mach 1

One of the Center’s major fundraisers, the car raises money that helps us support our educational programming and other public activities.

Tickets for this beauty are $20 each, or 6 tickets for $100.

Click here to purchase your tickets online.

Or call 307-578-4008.

Drawing takes place Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Patrons Ball. Need not be present to win.

All proceeds benefit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Need not be present to win. Any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Void where prohibited by law. Must be 18 or older to enter. Car must be collected within 30 days of drawing. Raffle tickets are not tax deductible.

Comments

  1. Tracy Livingston says

    Hey Nancy! I had one of these once – only mine was white with a black interior. Great fun to drive!!

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