By Traci Chapman
A legend and a state leader came to Mustang Saturday, as they celebrated the classic car that mirrors that city’s name.
That celebration came courtesy of The Great Mustang Round Up, a national car show that brought hundreds of participants from 36 states to Canadian County, as well as car racing and development legend Jack Roush and Gov. Kevin Stitt.
The pair arrived Saturday morning for the official kickoff of the Labor Day weekend show, sponsored by Oklahoma Mustang Club and Mustang Club of America.
OMC members worked hard to organize the show under chair Christine Scannelli. Those volunteers included Yukon’s Jill Huff, who serves as Spanish Cove marketing director, OMC President Allen King said.
Roush is a living legend in car collector and racing circles, someone who never before agreed to serve as a national car show’s feature speaker, King said. That was a role the 79-year-old took on Saturday night during the event’s banquet.
“He’s a legend, someone who all of us have known about and now we have the chance to meet him and spend time with – there’s no way to tell you how big of a deal this is for our club and for everyone participating in this show,” King said last month.
Oklahoma Mustang Club has strong ties to the city that harkens to the vehicles it promotes and to the greater Canadian County area as well, King said. Members harken from across the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and were even as the national show wound down over the weekend were preparing to return to Mustang Sept. 11 for their annual Western
Days Stampede car show, a fan favorite that draws thousands of people each year, organizers said.
More information about Oklahoma Mustang Club can be found on its website, located at http://okmustangclub.com/.