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Shelby Spring Fling


Upon the Indiana SAAC’s formation in 1977, the Shelby Spring Fling quickly became a Brown County staple that has continued for nearly 40 years.  The fling is a relaxing, fun, family oriented event for all Shelby and Mustang enthusiasts alike.  Owning a Shelby (AC Cobra or Shelby Mustang) is certainly not a requirement to attend the Spring Fling, but it does put you among the unique in the crowd—particularly the AC Cobra and early generation Shelby Mustangs.  Later generation Shelby’s have taken over in terms of car count due the number sold since the revitalization in 2007, but with over 40 1965-1973 Shelby Mustangs in attendance each year it is one of the largest gatherings of vintage Shelby’s you will find in the region!  No matter your model or vintage, if you own any Mustang or Ford powered vehicle you are always welcome at the Spring Fling.  This includes Tiger, Mercury, Boss/Shinoda, Saleen, Steeda, Roush among others.


The weekend kicks off on Thursday evening for those that want to get in early and enjoy a relaxing evening in the park, and have dinner in the scenic village of Nashville, IN.  Friday morning is the Pony Trails, with dozens to 100+ Mustangs cruising to a planned destination in southern Indiana.  This has included towns such as:  Madison, Greensburg, Bloomington, Salem (with hot laps on the famed Salem Motor Speedway), French Lick and McCormick’s Creek State Park among others.  Lunch is either planned with the group or own your own once we reach the destination.  The local towns love to see all the Mustangs roll in, and it’s a great time to mingle among like minded enthusiasts.  Departure back to the park is on your own or among groups.


Friday evening is the Welcome Bash at the Abe Martin Lodge, which is a great time to pick up your registration packet, mingle among friends and introduce yourself to new friends!  Snacks & refreshments are served, some games are played and door prizes are called out.


Saturday is the big show down at the pool parking area.  Cars are parked in their respective classes to make popular voting simple for the participants, with Concours Judging available for early generation Shelby vehicles.  The show also includes vendors and a Chili Picnic.


Once the show concludes at 5pm it’s back up to the Abe Martin Lodge for the Dinner Banquet.  This includes a guest speaker, a few specialty awards presented by the Board of Directors, recognition for our tenured members and the awards presentation from the show.


As of 2013, there are no planned activities on Sunday.  This is a great time to hop in your pony and take in some of the scenic, country roads that Nashville and the surrounding areas has to offer.  Just be sure to grab a map or turn on your GPS!




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