Welcome to Our Club Site - Celebrating 19 Years!


Our club was formed in the summer of 2001, and started out with about 12 members. Our desire was to simply enjoy our cars and those of others. At that point, our club included beautiful Mustangs ranging in years from 1964 to 2024. The Cortland Standard took a group picture of our rides and wrote an article about the formation of the Central New York Mustang Club.

Many of our members have such a passion for cars, that we have traded our first club car for another, and then another! Yet some of us still have the car, or cars, that we joined the club with in 2001. New Members have joined and with them came an even larger variety of years, right up to the present models.

The cars in the CNY Mustang & All Ford Club have included just about every Mustang that you can imagine; Mustangs, GTs, Cobras, Shelbys, Saleens, Bosses, hard tops, fast backs, convertibles, old, new, restored, etc.  In addition; Cougars, Crown Vics, Thunderbirds, Fairlanes, F-Series Pickups, Galaxies, Torinos, Falcons, Cyclones, Montereys, and the list goes on and on...our club is about the people and the cars of Ford... we welcome them all!

       Getting Together

Our club typically meets about once a month during the spring and summer, to plan events such as cruises and meets. We are a club dedicated to having fun with our cars and each other. We keep plans for our activities rather simple so we can enjoy the events rather than work the events.

The kick off of our car show season is the annual car cruise from Marathon New York to Cortland New York.  For 2024, our cruise will be held on May 19th. This will celebrate our 41st Anniversary of Cruise Nite!

Cruise Nite is open to the public, starts with a short viewing in Marathon. Then we have an escorted car cruise to Cortland. We have had hundreds of cars turn out for this event and the people of local communities come out to wave at the parade of cars passing by. Once in Cortland, we park our rides, raffle off some door prizes, and most importantly, we enjoy the beautiful scenery of cars all around us!


Become a Club Member!

  It's Lifetime!  Join our club once...stay forever!

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Central New York Mustang and All-Ford Club, please contact
Mick Lowie at 607-345-8925 or e-mail me at
micklowie@gmail.com We hope to hear from you!

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    All New... the 2015 Mustang!

       From the Ground Up... A clean sheet of paper and a not to the past, with a look to the future.   Fresh and Clean...   You may love it, like it or prefer the look before the change, but rest assured it is the car that will car the name Mustang forward into the next 50 years!  See the Reveal HERE!



       Shelby, Roush, Saleen and ....Richard Petty!

       Mustang... it started a s car for the "secretary" and was transformed by Carrol Shelby into a car

       that redefined performance from the 1960 through today.


       That tradition continues to play out with some of the biggest names in auto racing creating what has

       become their vision of Mustang Performance. CLICK on each name/car to learn more about todays        

       Legends and the cars ther proudly wear their names that they made famous.




       THE BOSS IS BACK... a Ford Original!

With the return of the new Ford 302  Shelby and Saleen have both released Historic Mustangs...for 2014.

Not to be outdone, Ford has returned the Boss to the Corporate level...now we will see who in in charge!

We went to Car and Driver, online to get the scoop on the this amazing new entry of power.

       Click each photo below to visit each site and see who has what when it comes to the 302!



 Click Here for a Photo Gallery on the Muscularmustangs website



        Top 10 Mustangs to Modify

We visited Modifed Mustangs and Ford to get the Who's Who when it comes to making our ponies run for fun and this article did not dissapoint..click the photos for a look at the mods and the cars!


     Top 10 Baddest Mustangs

We visited Mustang Monthly online to find who they chose as "the baddest of the bad" when

it relates to Mustangs...click the photos for a look who they chose!



       10 Songs about...Mustangs

It's our favorite car, and just like our "best" girl, there are songs that take us back to when...

click the photo to see some of your favorites as listed by Ask.com, and live a little on memory lane!



    Mustang Commercials... The "Cool" Ones!

The Music, the Plot, the Twist and the Turns.  Nothing gets the heart pumping like some great

TV Commercials that Feature our Favorite Pony Car....Mustang!

Click on each "Screenshot" and watch the action unfold!


                 Shelby Gt Police Chase                       "The Legend Lives"                       Mustang 1968



          Fathers Day                       Homecoming            Creation of the Mustang       Making a Shelby GT500


        Meet Eleanor...Both of them!

The Original Gone in Sixty Seconds Stars a 1973 Mustang Named Eleanor.  She was the first car to be given

named as a "star" in a motion picture and did all her own stunts...One car, for all movie work. Today she is still out on the show circuit visiting car shows during the show season.

About the Movie: Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the fastback, codenamed "Eleanor", in Long Beach, he is unaware that his boss has tipped off the police after a business dispute. Detectives are waiting and pursue Pace through five cities as he desperately tries to get away.


                                                                     Movie on YouTube                   


In 2000, the Halicki family authorized a remake of the Mustang and mayhem move entitled "Gone in 60 Seconds" starring Nicholas Cage.  Stealing 50 cars in 24 hours?  It must be done to keep your little brother out of trouble....see the end results here!


        Click the Photo and Enjoy...




         Fun in the fall means a "Season" of change...


Visiting with friends, old and new, it part of what makes this club and our lives more enjoyable.  In 2010 we made some new friends across Central New York and some of those gathered at Bob's Bar B-Que in Little York for some fixin's...and a few weeks later we stage our departure for the fall tour at Little York Park.

Click the PHOTO  to see the pictures, just a "snapshot" of the fun we had!



Club News

On Sunday, May 17th, The CNY Mustang & All Ford Club celebrates the 36th anniversary of "Cruise Nite" in the Cortland community, cruising from Lovelle Field in Marathon to Main St. in Cortland. This year the weather treated all in attendance with sun and clouds..but no rain! 

The car owners and the hundreds of car enthusiasts who attended this event found the sunshine warmed the day and made for a great event.  About 100 cars left the Maple Festivial grounds in Marathon and followed a Cortland County Sheriff along route 11.  The pace was set around 40 miles per hour and the trip was a great success with the City of Cortland Police Dept. providing escort service through the City. 

With sunhine warming the day, more cars joined us in Cortland for this fun filled day! We filled two city blocks, plus had double row parking down the center of Main Street Cortland for this event.

We all look forward to our Tuesday Cruise Nights at Cort Lanes. Last year, the weather was so-so but attendance had been good. As always, a Great turnout is expected on the nights we have great weather. Spread the word about the Thursday Cruise Nights, we always have great door prizes plus cash prizes to give away for those who attend.

On Sunday, June 28, the Syracuse Mustang & Shelby Club will host their annual All Ford Show at Longbranch Park in Liverpool, New York. Club members usually meet at the front of Homer High School and cruise/parage together to the show.  Email us for details.

Sunday, June 21 is another great show sponsored by the Prison City Ramblers at Emerson Park in Auburn.  This fathers day show is always a hit with the club members as it's by Owasco Lake and has a wide variety of vehicles in attendence.  Plan to be there early to get a great spot by the lake.




We had a great time!  -   Rooftop Concert

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We had a great time!-Cruise to Connie's In Waterloo

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We had a great time! - Cruise Nite 2013 (Click here for more)

We had a great time! - Cruise Nite 2012 (Click here for more)

We had a great time! - Cruise Nite 2011 (Click Here for More!)



  We had a great time! - Cruise Nite '2010 (Click Here for More!)

Just having some fun! - Cruise  Nite '09  (Click Here for More!)

 Just having some fun! - Cruise Nite '08  (Click Here for More!)  



Become a Club Member

  It's Lifetime!  Join our club once...stay forever!

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Central New York Mustang and All-Ford Club, please contact
Mick Lowie at 607-753-0544 or e-mail me at
micklowie@gmail.com. We hope to hear from you!

(Click to Join the Fun)


The Many Faces of Bullitt....1968, 2001 & 2008!


In 1968 Steve McQueen brought Detective Frank Bullitt to the Big Screen.

He also brought along the America's Pony Car....Mustang.

The "Bullitt" Mustang. A 1968 GT Mustang fastback that was chased and then gave chase

in an 11 minute scene that will forever define the ultimate car chase.

The Original Trailer for the BEST Mustang vs Charger Chase Ever

This 390 V8 powered mustang was painted in Dark Highland Green and raced up and down the hills of

San Francisco (click for more on the locations) chasing a 1968 Dodge Charger.  In the end, the bad guys and the Charger were no more.

For 2001, 2002 and now 2008 Ford Motor Company created tribute cars help us relive the expliots of one of Hollywood's greatest actor/drivers.  Steve McQueen's son,  Chad helped Ford get it right each and every step of the way to keep the car pure and simple to the Bullitt Lecacy.

Attention 2001/2002 Bullitt Collectors:

There are two holographic serialization stickers on the Bullitt—one on the driver-side shock tower and a second in a spot that no one from Ford would reveal to us. This was done, would you believe, to prevent counterfeiting some 20 years down the line.

This means that someone will now have to tear theirs apart to find the second sticker and broadcast it via the Internet, if only to spoil the surprise and let everyone know they’ve just disassembled a $27,000 car to look for a sticker.

For more Bullitt fun...click our "links" button!




Who is Detective Frank Bullitt*?

San Francisco police Lt. Frank Bullitt has lost a government witness to professional hit men, and he's dead set on getting his hands on the killers. The opportunity for professional redemption arises when he spies the bad guys' black 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440 in slow-moving San Francisco traffic.

Bullitt's Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 fastback tags behind the big Dodge. While paused at a light the Charger's driver fastens his lap belt with sober deliberateness. The light flips, the driver stands on the Dodge's accelerator, and two celebrated American muscle cars show what they're made of.

The chase was shot at normal film speed; there would be no cranked-up footage to jazz audiences. The byword was reality. 

*Exerpt from How stuff works, by auto editors of consumer guide.



Ford Mustang Prototypes


1962                                               1963     


Dearborn Michigan Assembly Line


Click Photo for Mustang History

In 1961, Lee Iacocca, vice president and general manager of Ford Division, had a vision. His vision was a car that would seat four people, have bucket seats, a floor mounted shifter, be no more than 180 inches long, weigh less than 2500 pounds, and sell for less than $2500.00.

*exerpt from Classic Pony Cars Website


Watkins Glen - Now that's Fun!

On Saturday September 27, 2008 The CNY Mustang & All Ford Club joined the Syracuse Shelby Mustang Club for a few laps around the track at Watkins Glen.  There was rain, and there was fun!  As it worked out, it was a track day for BMW Drivers.  Mini's, Corvettes and Porsches all worked the corners and laps.

During a 1 hour break, we were able to have some lap times with our mustangs.  Corners were carved and gears shifted furiously both up and down the gearbox.   After the laps were completed, we were invited back to the event building for a nice lunch and some wind down chatter before heading out...all waiting readily for next years track event!  Click the photo to see more pictures of this wet day that left everyone smiling.





Our Summer cruise nights will remain on TUESDAY EVENINGS from 5:30 till dusk on the side lawn at The Cort Lanes Bowling Alley on Tompkins St. in Cortland.


The following TUESDAY dates have been tentatively set  for 2024: June 4, 18, July 2, 16 & 30. August 6, 20 and September 3. We will once again have some great music, door prizes, and cash prizes. The Tuesday Cruise Nights at Super Cream will be the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month.



We are also planning several cruises throughout the summer to Connie's Restaurant, in Waterloo, the "official restaurant" of The CNY Mustang & All Ford Club. More dinner cruise nights are also in the works. More info to follow..

For more information
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This Years Events .

Drive In Nite, Cruise In

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Ongoing updates with

2024 show information!


Cruise Nite 2024

Sunday, May 19

Meet at Lovelle Field in Marathon at 1:00, cruise to Cort lanes under police escort at 2:00, arrive at Cort Lanes at 2:30, show off your ride, listen to great oldies and win some fabulous door prizes.

This year's only moving Car Show, sign up and pay $5.00 in Marathon, win the door prizes at Cort Lanes


Special Cruise-In Concert Event!

Our 16th Year EVENT!

"Rooftop Concert 2024"

At Cort Lanes!

One time event, Tuesday

July 16 , 2024

Rain Date, TBD     


Band TBD

5:30 - Dusk


Click here for Concert Details


At our annual fall meeting held at Cort Lanes on Sunday, November 19, 2023, the members of The CNY Mustang & All Ford Club who were in attendance, working out the dates for our 2024 events. Cruise Nite 2024 will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2024. As usual, cars should arrive at Lovelle Field in Marathon between 1:00 & 2:00 PM, the cruise will leave Marathon via police escort at 2:00 and arrive at Cort Lanes on Tompkins St. by 2:30.

Our cars can be on display from 2:30 till 5:00. Music will be provided. Our annual cruise to The Finger Lakes Drive In movie theater will be Saturday, Date to be determined.

Click the Logo below for Our 2020 Car Cruise Flyers! Join Us!


The Results-CRUISE NIGHT '19

Held on Sunday, May 19, 2019

We gathered at the Maple Festival Field (exit 9 of Route 81) at 1pm that afternoon, then we cruised to Cortland at 2pm. We kept our speed at 40 mph and enjoyed a beautiful drive up Route 11 to Cortland with a Police Escort.  We arrived at our new Cruise Night destination, Cort Lanes Bowling Alley on Tompkins St. and everyone displayed their cars. Our club members assisted with the parking. 

The community stopped by to see our rides, and were entertained by some great oldies music provided by our club. Door prizes and a 50/50 raffle prize were awarded around 4:30 to show participants who registered in Marathon or at Cort Lanes.

Click here to See a Slide Show of Cruise Nite 2017 Cars on display.

With sunshine chasing the clouds away, this day was just right to fill the Cort Lanes parking lot. Our 2021 Cruise Nite was a success and we look forward to 2024!




Saturday, Date to be determined. Meet in front of Homer High School for a 5:45 departure. Arrive at approx. 6:30. Drive In is located on Routes 5 & 20 about 3 miles west of Auburn.

This fun-filled event has been scheduled for Saturday, Date to be determined . This has always been a great time in past years for the entire family. Mark the date and plan on attending.



Skaneateles, NY
at Skan-ellus Drive In on Rt. 20 & Rt. 174

Dryden NY

Dryden Motor Vehicles

Dunkin Donuts parking lot on Rt. 13,  5:30 till 6:30 then cruise to The Frosty Cow for ice cream.


Cortland, NY

CNY Mustang & All Ford Club

Cort Lanes Bowling Alley

Tompkins St. Ext. June 7, 21, July 5, 19, August 2, 16, 30, Sept. 6. 5:30 - Dusk, Music, Food, Prizes

Super Cream on Rt. 281 in Homer, opposite Tuesdays from Cort Lanes.

Ithaca, NY

Ithaca Pride

Wal-Mart parking lot

Rt. 13 south, 5:30 - dusk.


The Annual Cortlandville Car Show sponsored by the 7 Valley Street Rod Club will once again be held at Little York Park on September 18, 2022. ...click here to visit their website and learn more!






Sylvan Beach
South end of Oneida Lake


Trumansburg, NY
Cruise at The Shursave, May to Sept.
6:00-9:00 PM. 1st Friday of each month.


Vestal, NY
at Towne Square Mall, next to Barnes and Nobles.

For a total listing of car shows and cruise nights, go to:

www.cnycca.org   OR
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