The Father's Day Car Show at Stan Hywet has been a tradition for 57 years. This was the first time I have attended since I was a little kid, so this really was a fresh and new event for me. From what I have heard, the show is usually filled with old classics that have more sheet metal on them than everything made in the past 20 years combined. After a short ride on the shuttle bus, as there is no onsite parking, we arrived at the beautiful Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.
This is a ticketed and paid entry car show that has over 300 vehicles along with tons of activities for the whole family. We were greeted with displays from the local BMW & Ford dealerships. That was a nice start because who doesn't want to see a new M3 or Raptor sitting on the grounds of a historical landmark.
The big theme this year was Mustang turning 50, and this event really showcased the entire history of the model. We were able to see pretty much everything Mustang has been over the past half century. There were some great examples from every end of the Mustang spectrum. The photos from this event really came out amazing, and the vehicles attending the show are to thank for that.
The show had a great mixture of old and new. One end of the grounds had a showcase of early Model Fords. You could then walk a few hundred feet and see a Ferrari 458. We even were able to see an entire group of Chevrolet Corvairs. Stan Hywet really had a great showing of automotive history from the past decade. We really enjoyed seeing what was around the corner in each row of vehicles. Stan Hywet is such an amazing and historic site, I plan to take a tour here very soon. If you are into the "finer" type of car shows, they have their Concours D'Elegance show coming up in September. For more information on everything they have to offer, check their website - http://www.stanhywet.org