For 31 years, Mustang and Ford owners in the Columbus, Ohio, area have headed to National Trail Raceway on Labor Day weekend for a big all-Ford race and car show. In the late '70s and '80s, the Performance Ford Club of America staged the original Ford Expo at the quarter-mile track on the east side of town. For a while, the club split from the track and instead held a car show at a local Ford dealership while National Trail continued with its own all-Ford race. Today, however, everything is happily back together under the NMRA banner.
This year's Exedy Racing Clutch NMRA Ford Nationals was held over the September 4-6 weekend. As usual, there was a large turnout of Northeast-based Mustangs and Fords for both the drag racing and the car show.