Mid America Ford and Shelby Nationals To Feature Exciting Line Up Of Ford Performance Attractions

TULSA, Okla., June 09, 2016 – The 2016 Mid America Ford and Shelby Nationals, June 15-19, will showcase Ford Motor Company’s latest lineup of high-performance vehicles including a pair of new Shelby GT350R model cars, the new Focus RS and several Mustang GTs.

“Mid America Ford and Shelby Nationals has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Ford Motor Company through the years,” said Jim Wicks, Mid America Event Director and Founder. “2016 marks an important chapter in Ford performance history and we’re thrilled to be a part of the action. We’re grateful for Ford’s support and look forward to our continued partnership.”

Since 1974, Ford and Shelby owners have gathered in Tulsa to enjoy their Mustang and Ford-powered performance cars. This year, collectors and enthusiasts will experience plenty of high-octane excitement throughout the weekend. From the Ford driving school at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit on Wednesday, to Ford displays and track events in the Shelby GT350R and Focus RS Thursday through Saturday, there’s something for drivers of all levels.

In addition to the high-octane excitement throughout the weekend, Ford representative Jim Owens will present a Ford Performance line-up overview during the Friday night banquet.

“Ford Motor Company is excited to share some of our newest performance vehicles with those attending the 2016 Mid America Ford and Shelby Nationals,”
said Jim Owens, Ford Performance marketing manager. “This year marks an important milestone for Ford as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of our 1966 victory at Le Mans in the iconic Ford GT, which was a key part of the ‘Total Performance’ philosophy at that time. Our team plans to celebrate that same spirit with some of our other performance models throughout the weekend in Tulsa. This is an event that Ford enthusiasts will not want to miss.”

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 175,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

For more event information, visit the event webpage, download the registration form or visit Facebook. A full list of activities and hotel accommodations are available online

About Mid America Ford and Shelby Nationals
Since 1974, Mid America Ford and Shelby Nationals has attracted car enthusiasts nationwide to enjoy all things Ford and Shelby performance. Each summer, Mid America hosts several popular high-octane attractions for fans of all ages including car shows, drag racing and road course track days. For more information regarding Mid America Ford and Shelby Nationals, please visit http://www.midamericafordmeet.com/.

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