RK Motors plans special events for Mustang tribute in Charlotte

(March 20, 2014) CHARLOTTE, N.C. —  In anticipation of the city’s special salute to the 50th anniversary of Ford Mustang, RK Motors today announced plans for a series of events in Charlotte during the April 17 to 20 weekend.

With thousands of Mustangs expected to roar into the Queen City during the four-day celebration of America’s favorite “Pony Car,” RK Motors will sponsor a special “Award of Excellence” honoring previous Mustang Club of America winners at Charlotte Motor Speedway; host two special exhibits at the track; and take part in extensive marketing, highlighted by ads on a high-definition display board, banners around the track and in the official Mustang registry.

RK Motors will also showcase a hand-picked selection of classic Mustangs, providing attendees with a first-hand look at the model styles that chronicle Mustang’s first half-century. This special exhibit will include:

• A 1965 Frame-Up Built Mustang Pro Touring 5.OL EFI V8 5-Speed (pictured at top)

• A 1970 Frame-Up Restored Mustang Boss 302 V8 4-Speed (pictured at right)

• A 2007 Mustang Eleanor GT 4.6L Saleen Supercharged 5-Speed

RK Motors will also unveil a specially built Mustang Pro touring car that will compete in the annual Hot Rod Power Tour, taking place June 7 to 13.

The RK Motors celebration will include indoor and outdoor information booths, where visitors will be able to view RKM’s exclusive new 30-second Eleanor tribute video, learn more about the dealer’s services and sign up for “My Classic Garage,” an innovative social platform for owners to proudly display their collections on the web - Sign-up to win a Mustang ‘67 Mustang Project Fastback.

On-site registrants will receive a special promotional poster, and be entered to win a 1964 official Indy 500 pace car Mustang 1/3-scale pedal car.

The display at Charlotte Motor Speedway will complement the company’s current inventory of rare and classic Mustangs on display at the RK Motors headquarters on Lakeview Road.  The company’s 40,000-plus square-foot showroom — packed with more than 250 rare collector cars — will remain open until 6 p.m. through Saturday, welcoming visitors and local Charlotte-area residents for private tours.