Tasca Ford to Host 13th Annual Mustang & Live Music Event on Saturday, September 11

CRANSTON, RI – September 9, 2010 – Three-time NHRA Funny Car winner Bob Tasca III has been a Mustang driver all his life. Tasca grew up in his family-owned Ford dealership and has earned the moniker of the ‘All-Ford kid that drives the all-Ford hot rod.’ Tasca’s passion for Fords and Mustangs comes from his grandfather, who first showed Tasca the pony car many years ago.

Continuing his grandfather’s legacy, the driver of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car and Vice President of Tasca Automotive Group in Rhode Island, Tasca, is hosting the 13th Annual Mustang and Live Music Event on Saturday, September 11 from 10am to 4pm at the Tasca Automotive Group in Cranston, RI.

“This is hard to believe, but we’ve done this annual Mustang show and food drive at the dealership for that past 13 years,” said Tasca. “Ford was my grandfather’s passion and we’re doing our best to carry on the tradition my grandfather started many years ago. This will be a bittersweet year because this is the first show we’ve done without my grandfather. I know he will be looking down on us, smiling and proud that we are continuing this Tasca tradition.”

Over the past 13 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 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team, 14-time NHRA Funny Car Champion John Force, three-time 2010 race winner Tim Wilkerson, up-and-coming driver Daniel Wilkerson, NHRA emcee Alan Reinhart and three generations of the Tasca family.

Admission to the 13th 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.

“This is a real treat not only for us, but the people of Rhode Island,” said Tasca. “The entire Motorcraft/Quick Lane team is coming and we’ll fire-up our Shelby Mustang and let the show attendees experience the sights, sounds and smells of a Nitro Funny Car. 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.”

13th Annual Mustang & Live Music Event
Saturday, September 11: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tasca Automotive Group
1300 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
401-681-1300

For more information, visit www.tascaford.com

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