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Mustangs on the USS Lexington & Shelbys on the LEX!
FIRST-EVER carrier-based Mustangs show! • Limited to 350 Mustangs & Shelbys!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the event dates?
Mustangs on the USS Lexington will be held aboard the USS Lexington aircraft carrier on Saturday OCT 4th & Sunday OCT 5th, 2014. Event check-in is Friday OCT 3rd in Corpus Christi at the Radisson North Beach (Friday afternoon check-in). Event address is: 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd. Corpus Christi, Texas.

When will we load on and off-load from the USS Lexington?
We will load onto the USS Lexington early on Saturday morning, before sunrise. All Mustangs must be in place on the Flight Deck when the public begins to come aboard at 9am. The show will open at 9am and close by 5pm. Hours are the same on Sunday. Starting at 5:01pm on Sunday, we will off-load 12 Mustangs at a time (one lift every 3:50) until all Mustangs are off the aircraft carrier. The last Mustangs should be off by 6:56pm, according to schedule.

Will I actually drive my Mustang on the aircraft carrier?
Yes. You will be guided onto the Flight Deck Elevator #3 for the lift up to the Flight Deck. Only you will drive your Mustang into position... on the runway.
We suggest you bring your video camera(s) for this memorable event. If you have a “co-pilot” to hold a camera, co-pilots are welcome while loading.

What is included in my Chromium Registration package?
Each Chromium Registrant receives several items, including an event shirt (available in several popular sizes), our Player #14 Shirt and a THIRD Bonus Shirt. That’s THREE shirts with each registration. Also included is an Official Participant Certificate, Official Aluminum Dash Plaque, an 8x10 professional lab print of our Official Aerial Photo (taken on Saturday when all Mustangs are in position), our all-aluminum Special Award (GIANT 18 inches tall, .040 aluminum), and a custom set of 500 Chromium Cards™ featuring your Mustang and its specifications on the front and the USS Lexington on the back side. You’ll also receive TWO multi-access adult passes for the aircraft carrier, giving you special “on-and-off privileges” for the entire weekend. All Chromium Cards are produced by our advertising agency, and they’re magazine-quality, full-color, glossy, full-bleed trading cards showing your Mustang’s year/model/color.

How many spots are still available — can I wait to register?
We are over 75% FULL — spots are being reserved all the time, so we suggest you don’t wait too long. We can only allow 350 Mustangs & Shelbys onto the Flight Deck, so we suggest you register right away. If you wish to ‘split’ the cost into two payments, you may purchase a Flight Deck Reservation for $125. Just send it in to the address on the form — then, we’ll call you to confirm your reservation has been received. Purchase a Chromium Registration for $199 at a later date (by August 31, 2014) and you’re done. If you don’t register timely, $125 Flight Deck Reservations are redeemable as a $125 gift certificate.

Is the registration cost “per person” or “per Mustang” on the Flight Deck?
It’s per Mustang — not per person. Chromium Registrations are per Mustang; packages include up to THREE shirts per registered Mustang! If you choose to attend Saturday night’s VIP Reception aboard the aircraft carrier — it’s optional (limited to 500 persons for dinner). VIP tickets are priced per dinner seat. 

How can I register for Mustangs on the USS Lexington?
You may download and print the registration form using a button at the top of our home page (see button above), then send your form to our advertising agency/admin by mail. Include your check or money order for $324 (that includes both your Flight Deck Reservation & Chromium Registration package). You may also opt for ONE-CLICK REGISTRATION using PayPal, which includes a Bonus 500 set of Chromium Cards™ — we’ll send 500 cards to your home. If you use PayPal, you’ll get Custom Shipping of your registrant packet (in September), a Bonus 500 set of Chromium Cards™, PLUS Priority Mail® shipping.

What are Chromium Cards™ — and what do they look like?
Chromium Cards™ are professional-quality automotive enthusiast cards that allow you to meet others, hand them a card and never write your phone number or e-mail address down for those you meet at car shows or onboard the USS Lexington. Because “car people” usually remember each other by their car (much more than by their face), Chromium Cards™ serve a very practical purpose — and, they feature YOUR Mustang... shown in full color!

What about shipping — can my packet be sent directly to my home before I depart?
Yes. You may opt for Custom Shipping when you register — it’s $12.90 and includes a Priority Mail® tracking number when it ships to you in September. 
If you use PayPal, Custom Shipping is included in your purchase. If you opt not to upgrade, your packet will ship in groups of 15-25 for pickup at check-in. One specific benefit of Custom Shipping is entry into our Thursday night Gala in San Antonio — you’ll need official credentials for free entry at Cowboys. If you opt for Group Shipping (it’s free) instead of Custom Shipping, you will not receive your credentials until you arrive in Corpus Christi for event check-in.

Do registrants have discount lodging options?
Yes. When you register, we’ll call you to welcome you aboard and to provide you with lodging information. We have multiple contracts with hotels that are located as close as 500 ft. from the entrance to the USS Lexington! We have 4-star, 3-star and 2-star discount lodging options to suit almost anyone.

What about Saturday night’s VIP Reception aboard the USS Lexington?
VIP Reception is an optional activity, limited to 500 persons seated for dinner at giant 10-person round tables. Dine with us in air-conditioned comfort, in Hangar Bay #2 with dinner catered by the Texas Roadhouse® national chain, LIVE entertainment and dancing! Music by Jerry Diaz & Hanna’s Reef from Galveston, featuring original Texas Beach Music (even a steel drum)... based on the life experiences of the band leader and members of Hanna’s Reef. Discount tickets for Chromium Registrants (limited time). Non-A beverages included during dinner. No-host wine, beer & cocktails bar will be available. A great way to meet other Mustang owners, relax over dinner or celebrate a special date like a birthday, anniversary or the purchase of a new Mustang!
Check our home page ( for current discount ticket prices. Must be 21 to drink. Please drink responsibly. Limited to 500 seated for dinner. After dinner, a short stroll to your hotel makes for a memorable evening. Happy Hour: 6:30p • Dinner served: 7:00p • Band starts: 8:00p • Dress: Casual!

What about “secret gift” registrations — is that possible?
Yes. Just call us about the “secret gift” and we’ll keep your secret. We have MANY registrants who have received gift registrations as a surprise gift!

What about the Family Plan — can we add a 2nd Mustang for just $125?
Yes. When you register, we’ll call you to welcome you aboard and to provide you with lodging information. Tell us then, and you may mail in your family’s information about the 2nd Mustang you’ll be adding. Family plan includes TWO Mustangs on the Flight Deck with ONE Chromium Registration package.

We use a car trailer — is that possible?
Yes. We have a car trailer option for you at Emerald Beach Hotel. Discount lodging still applies. We suggest a tongue lock for ALL trailers when they’re disconnected from tow vehicles. As always, only you are responsible for your car, trailer, tow vehicle, pets, guests, friends, enemies, behaviors & lifestyles.

Can I use a car cover for my Mustang?
Yes. You may install a car cover as early as 4pm on Saturday afternoon. No car covers are allowed until after the aerial photos are taken on Saturday. We recommend car covers for those with special paint, or for a convertible with operational issues requiring the top to remain down while on the Flight Deck. As with each year at MustangFest, we will have CLEET-certified peace officers in plain clothes. Only the producer knows who they are — for your security. The producer has direct access to police chiefs, sheriffs, constables and private security officers — that’s why we’ve never had a security breach in 6 yrs.

My car is a clunker — can I put it on the Flight Deck?
No. No junkers. No “project” cars. No primer paint jobs, unless they’re show-quality primer paint intended for effect. Race cars are allowed — but must be washed and presentable. Daily drivers are allowed, even with minor dings, minor or moderate scratches or minor dents... NO MAJOR DAMAGE, please. The fact that you drive your Mustang daily is a PLUS — we want ALL Mustang owners who are PROUD Mustang owners, PROUD Americans or just PROUD!

What if my plans change — what is a rollover?
MustangFest is the only show of our kind — if your plans change or you can’t make it, we offer a FREE rollover to the next year. No questions asked.
The Lex is a “Once-In-A-Lifetime” event. We will not repeat the aircraft carrier next year — our MustangFest 2015 celebration will be on Mustang Island.
If you must rollover, we don’t ask why — you’ll be invited to celebrate with us OCT 2-3-4, 2015 on Mustang Island (across the bay from Corpus Christi).

Can I call with questions?
Yes. Call us at 210-399-7500 with any questions. We take calls all day long.

I tend to be a knucklead when I don’t have a babysitter to control my misbehavior — is that OK?
Not so much. We have a “no knuckleheads” policy each year at MustangFest — and the producer enforces it. Don’t be a knucklehead and all is well. We are a family-friendly, pet-friendly and socially-friendly event for adults, children and seniors. We are a Destination Event... much like a cool vacation!
MustangFest makes event decisions for the greater good of our registrants... and we’re in our 7th year because we look out for our group’s best interest. 
If you have ever been removed from or denied entry to our annual MustangFest shows for immature or unacceptable behavior, nothing has changed. 

When you want a great escape to Mustang Island, think of MustangFest 2015... swaying palm trees, cool ocean breezes, tropical sunsets, beach strolls, fresh air and affordable lodging options during your “vaca” on the Island, we have it all. Let the troublemakers hang out in the retail store parking lots.

After YEARS of annual events with THOUSANDS of spectators and muscle car owners who love their vehicles, we’ve earned our reputation for quality. Internationally recognized, nationally attended & locally respected... MustangFest is the ULTIMATE Mustang getaway — and it’s on Mustang Island!

Rest assured, the Producer of MustangFest does not allow those few “problem children” to repeatedly hang out with the rest of us at MustangFest... 
so relax and enjoy your annual escape to MustangFest in early October — typically cool and dry — it’s the Island locals’ favorite month of the year!

Throw out those hamburger wrappers, splash some Windex on the side glass, run your baby through the car wash and PUT YOUR MUSTANG IN GEAR!
As we like to say each year... DESTINATION: MustangFest!