Last year, we brought you coverage of the third annual Mustangs After Dark car show hosted by Southern California-local car club, Strictly Stangz. The club’s president and SoCal native Alvin Munoz, recently invited us out to experience the fourth installment of the Mustangs After Dark event which took place this year at Raceway Ford in Riverside, California.
Albeit Alvin did inform us that the show’s turnout might have been a bit shy from last years, due to a handful of cars not being ready for the show (or having last minute issues), that wasn’t a big concern, given the donations were up from the previous years. If you’ll recall, Strictly Stangz – a club of more than 100 members across the nation – uses this show to collect back-to-school supplies donations for SoCal families who are in need.
While the sixth generation S550 Mustangs seemed to be a big hit this year, many of Strictly Stangz’ members are owners of various generations of Mustang. From first generation coupes all the way up to the latest Shelby GT350s, there was plenty to see on display for all.
The crew which makes up Strictly Stangz has a respectable reputation amongst local law enforcement as well – something not every car club can boast about, no doubt. So much so in fact, that the Inland Empire-based California Highway Patrol precinct plays a large part in the car club’s annual show every year.
Being backed by the blue (or in this case, tan?) is a huge advantage for Alvin and his members – it shows that car enthusiasts can stay out of trouble, and local law enforcement can assist in supporting the hobby.
Vendors On Deck This Year
• Audio Extreme
• Cal Pony Cars
• Carbon Driven
• Feal Suspensions
• Grams Performance
• GTR High Performance
• NOS Energy Drinks
• Stang Hub
• Surf City Garage
“We contact them, and we let them know we are here to help, and we think it makes a huge impact,” Alvin told us last year. For this show’s efforts, Alvin and his team reached out to Rosemary Children’s Services, a non-profit organization in Perris, California, which is one of the oldest children’s foster homes on the West Coast.
Of course, having celebrity appearance Noel Gugliemi doesn’t hurt either! Noel, who is best known for his roles in several “Fast and Furious” movies throughout the franchise, is always happy to make an appearance for the Strictly Stangz family.
Mustangs After Dark is an annual car show hosted by Strictly Stangz in the Southern California area. You can find more information on the organization and its mission by visiting them online here. And, while you’re down here, checkout our prodigious gallery below!