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History of the International Mustang Meet
The International Mustang Meet (IMM) began in 1980 when two Mustang owners, one American and one Canadian, met at a World of Wheels car show while each was showing a Mustang Convertible. They became best friends and thought it would be a great idea for an International Mustang Meet to be held each year. They would start in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada and then swap between the US and Canada each year.
At that first show, there were three clubs represented with 75 cars. Labor Day weekend was subsequently chosen as the permanent show date as it is a holiday in both the US and Canada.
Over four decades later, the International Mustang Meet has grown into an organization comprised of ten Mustang-oriented clubs. There are five Canadian clubs and five American clubs predominately representing western Canada and the northwest US.
Today, the event has become more than a car show. There are typically 300-500 Mustangs and/or Ford-powered vehicles that gather each Labor Day weekend, and it has become a social event reuniting friends made through the years. There are more than a few participants that have attended every single IMM!
Friday night begins with a Welcome Party, Saturday is the Show Day followed by a BBQ in the evening. On Sunday there are special drives, Auto Cross or Poker Runs, tours of special interest sights, and a Farewell Banquet attended by 400 to 500 people. Finally, we gather for breakfast on Monday to say goodbye until next year.
The 42nd Annual International Mustang Meet (IMM42) will be hosted for the first time by the Treasure Valley Mustang and Ford Club in Boise, Idaho and the surrounding area in September 2021.
Meet the Team
The Leadership Team includes: American Chairman, Carl Gocksch; Canadian Chairman, Craig Shanley; and Secretary, Debbie Taylor. To learn more contact Lyle Cigler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Does your car club want to join?
If your car club is interested in joining the IMM organization, there is a membership process. Learn more by contacting Debbie Taylor at email@example.com