31st Annual Yellow Rose Classic Car Show - History
The North Texas Mustang Club, a nonprofit organization with over 250 members, hosts the 31st Annual Yellow Rose Classic All Ford Nationals. Our goals are to promote the restoration, preservation, and enjoyment of classic Ford automobiles and to enhance the community in which we live. The club was formed in 1982 and has steadily grown to be one of the largest Mustang clubs in North America. The club has members from all areas of the D/FW area, as well as beyond. We produce numerous car shows, cruises, road trips, a monthly newsletter, and tech seminars. The club also participates in parades transporting parade dignitaries and works with other area car clubs at various events around the D/FW area. We are a member of the Mustang Club of America.
The Yellow Rose Classic is the North Texas Mustang Club’s answer to the demand for a quality indoor show-featuring classic, antique, and collectible Ford automobiles and trucks. This annual event began in 1990 with 50,000 square feet of display space at the Amon G. Carter, Jr. Exhibit Hall. Demand exceeded space and this show grew to 100,000 square feet of space in 1992. In 2014 the show moved to the Arlington Convention Center which is more central to the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex. Show participants include individuals, Ford enthusiast car clubs, and both local and nationally known vendors.
Previous milestone shows produced by the club include the 25th Anniversary Mustang Show at the Arlington Convention Center, 29 Annual Yellow Rose Classics; the 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, and 50th Anniversary “Mustang” Shows, the 30th, 40th, and 50th Anniversary “Cougar Celebrations”, and the 100th Anniversary of the Model T. In 2019 previous winners of peoples, and participants choice. In 2018 we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Ford F-Series Truck, the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Torino, the Cobra Jet, the Shelby GT500KR and the Bullitt Car.
The club works throughout the year with many charity organizations in the D/FW area. Profits from the Yellow Rose Classic are used to help support these various charities. Show proceeds will be used to assist needy individuals and local programs throughout the year. Some of the past charities supported include the Shelby Children’s Fund, American Cancer Society, and the Helen McGraw Kidney Foundation. The club also assembles and distributes food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas and adopts a needy family at Christmas. Donations have also been made to family members of police officers who are in need of serious medical care, families of police officers killed in the line of duty, and other individuals in need. These activities are just a part of our total charitable and community service work. The past three Yellow Rose Classic shows have focused on the Scottish Rite Hospital.