Tasca Ford to Host 12th Annual Mustang & Live Music Event on Saturday, September 12

CRANSTON, RI – September 3, 2009 – Bob Tasca III first caught sight of a Mustang many years ago in his grandfather’s Ford dealership and fell in love with the pony car.

Now as the driver of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car and Vice President of Tasca Automotive Group in Rhode Island, Bob Tasca III, along with his grandfather, Bob Tasca Sr., are hosting the 12th Annual Mustang and Live Music Event on Saturday, September 12 from 10am to 4pm at the Tasca Automotive Group in Cranston, RI.

“This is the 12th Annual Mustang show and food drive that we’ve done at our dealership,” said Tasca. “It’s a car show with some of the finest Fords on the east coast. We’ve had people from Florida, Virginia and even Michigan that drive out to put their car on display.”

Over the past 12 years the event has grown in both display vehicles and attendance. In addition to the Mustang car show, Tasca has invited some of his fellow Ford Racing family members to participate in the day’s activities. Special guests at this year’s show include the entire Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team, 14-time NHRA Funny Car Champion John Force, two-time 2009 race winner Tim Wilkerson, Eddie and Len Wood, co-owners of Wood Brothers Racing and the legendary No. 21 Ford, and four generations of the Tasca family.

Admission to the 12th Annual Mustang & Live Music Event is two non-perishable food items, which will be donated to the Rhode Island Food bank. In previous years, the show has donated more than 10,000 pounds of food to the local food bank.

“A lot of Rhode Islanders don’t get to experience what we do every week because there isn’t a track that is real close, so we’ll fire -up the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang at the dealership,” said Tasca. “The fans at NHRA they know what to expect, but you’ll see thousands of people surrounding the Mustang and then we hit the throttle. It’s like an earthquake. Everyone jumps two feet off the ground. It’s fun for me to bring our Shelby Mustang Funny Car to Rhode Island, to my hometown and at the same time help such a worthwhile cost with the Rhode Island Food Bank.”

12th Annual Mustang & Live Music Event
Saturday, September 12: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tasca Automotive Group

1300 Pontiac Avenue

Cranston, RI 02920


For more information, visit www.tascaford.com

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