Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 4:00 PM CDT
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 1:00 PM CDT

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Commemorative Airforce Hangar 
1841 Airport Dr Bldg 2249
San Marcos, TX

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  • Car Show Preregistration: $45.00
  • Car Show After March 15th: $55.00
  • Car Show at the door: $60.00
  • BBQ  Banquet: $25.00 Per Person


  • Thursday day: Drive US130 (FREE)
  • Thursday evening: Meet and Greet Cruise-In at Twin Peaks (FREE)
  • Friday morning : Scenic drive to Luckenbach Texas (FREE)
  • Friday evening : Drive In movie (pay at gate)
  • Saturday : Car Show followed by evening awards ($50 preregister, FREE for spectators)
  • Saturday night: BBQ Shindig ($25 preregister)
  • Sunday morning: Hill Country Cruise just for the joy of it. (FREE)

There are several hotels along  I-35  just a short drive from the CAF.

Hosts will be staying at (click on hotel name for the group booking link):

Embassy Suites San Marcos, 1001 E. McCarty Lane San Marcos, Texas 78666

Other hotels with room blocks are:

Holiday Inn  105 Bintu Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666 1-512-805-1000 and use block code TPP

Fairfield Inn  1250 North IH-35 San Marcos, Texas 78666



Sean Cook 
SMC Events 

Texas Pony Party 2022 


 Covid stole two years of Birthday parties and now we say "No More"!

Late Model Restoration shares our point of view and has signed on as our title sponsor. Let's get out and enjoy our cars, the weather, the people, the prizes, the whole experience. It's time to party!

We want to celebrate our Mustangs more than just every five or ten years. We think our ponies need a party every year! Whether your idea of a perfect weekend is taking your car along great driving roads, cleaning her up and showing her off for admiring fans, chatting it up with lots of other Mustang groupies or sharing a meal with friends both old and new,  this is THE place to be on the anniversary of our beloved Mustang's birth.

The Commemorative Air Force is an extraordinary place and we are privileged to be allowed to host our show at their hangar. The Ford Mustang and the historic airplanes on display there have been a part of the American story for so many years that we couldn't think of  a better place to get together and celebrate. 

We will kick off the event  April 14th, with an evening meet and greet. Friday morning brings a cruise from San Marcos to iconic Luckenbach where we will stop for lunch. We'll probably see bunches of wildflowers which will make for great photo opportunities. That evening we cruise as a group for an old school movie night at the Stars and Stripes Drive-In to honor the lifestyle of our older ponies. Saturday is the time to shine at the car show*. It will be amazing to see how many years we can see out there! This will be a great day to mingle and compare and maybe even decide which model Mustang is next on the wish list. We are going to have lots of classes so there will definitely be a place for you. Late Model Restoration will be in attendance for your new toy needs as well as to give away some great door prizes.

Awards will be presented in the evening before the BBQ banquet, which is being cartered by one of the oldest Barbecue joints in Texas, Black's, which has been around  since 1932 .It is the  perfect combination of great cars, great food and great people spanning the 20th and 21st centuries.

Sunday we'll sleep in a little and then take a short cruise to the Hill Country. There are some are quite a few great little towns with local art galleries, unique shopping, glass blowing demonstrations, outdoor areas, wineries and more. One of these towns has a place that we have not yet tried: The Shady Llama. It is a beer and wine garden with a couple of food trucks on site. But wait - There are actual llamas and donkeys there. As a small family owned business they have not yet decided if they will be open,but if so, that is our destination  to raise a toast to the next 57 years.

Legal Mumbo Jumbo                                                                                         

  • Event is rain or shine          
  • Participants agree to behave in an orderly, safe, civil, respectful, lawful manner at all times.        
  • No alcohol is allowed on CAF premises
  • Violation of conduct or alcohol rules is grounds for immediate dismissal from any and all event activities without refund
  • Event is Family Friendly, however parents are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for the behavior, actions and any damage done by children - please supervise your kiddos!
  • Deadline for refunds is April 1, 2022                                                                                                            
  • SMC Events is held harmless for any damage to people or property while involved in event activities

*This is not an MCA show and will not accrue MCA points. 

It will be lots of fun and benefit the CAF. It will become a great memory. It may find you with new friends. It may earn you a win and a good looking trophy with bragging rights attached. It will defininately be a perfect way to spend the Mustang birthday weekend.