The Drive Home

The Drive Home to The Mustang Stampede

America's Automotive Trust - The Drive Home - LogoAmerica’s Automotive Trust is proud to announce that not only is our annual The Drive Home back in full force for 2022, but this time we are teaming up with Ford Motor Company for the cross-country trip from Tacoma, WA to The Stampede, Ford’s global debut of the all-new, seventh-generation Ford Mustang, at the Detroit Auto Show on September 14.

The Drive Home to The Mustang Stampede

The Stampede is the global debut of the all-new, seventh-generation Ford Mustang, taking place at the Detroit Auto Show on Sept. 14. It will be the culminating finish line for The Drive Home to The Mustang Stampede.

This year, the route kicks off with a Cruise-In at ACM in Tacoma, WA and the Mustangs will take off around 6pPST to begin the journey to Detroit.

Since 2015, The Drive Home has historically been an annual cross-country road trip featuring vintage vehicles with stops at automotive points of interest along the way to the Detroit Auto Show. Each tour is designed to showcase the importance of automotive heritage in the United States, and its relationship to the car culture of today.

This year, The Drive Home to The Mustang Stampede is quite special in that it is an all-Mustang run, representing all six generations of Mustangs, culminating in Detroit on September 14 with The Stampede from Ford World Headquarters to Detroit for the global debut of the all-new, seventh-generation Mustang.

Mustang owners interested in attending The Stampede debut event can find more details and registration information here:

Another highlight of  The Drive Home, includes Take A Spin on September 17, where ticket holders can experience automotive history in motion between the Detroit Auto Show and Cars & Community. The Drive Home cars will be on display at the Detroit Auto Show September 18 – 25.

The Drive Home will stop at several exciting points of interest as it stampedes across nine states. Consider joining The Drive Home for a leg of the journey via the Rallista app, or plan to meet up with The Drive Home at one of the public events if the caravan rolls through an area near you!


Please note that not all stops listed on the planned itinerary include public events, as some are rest stops for The Drive Home crew, or they are private events. As plans for each stop are finalized, if they are open to the public, we will include event details below. Check back often, we update this itinerary regularly!


Interested in driving with The Drive Home crew for a leg of the journey? Car clubs and enthusiasts are invited to join in their own vintage vehicles, and this year Ford Mustangs are especially encouraged! Join via the Rallista app or email [email protected] for more details. If driving the route is not an option, meet The Drive Home crew at one of the stops above along the route.

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America's Automotive Trust and entities

America’s Automotive Trust was founded with the goal of securing our automotive heritage for future generations. We bring together like-minded organizations that honor the past, celebrate the present, and drive the future of car culture to make a greater impact. Founding member organizations LeMay – America’s Car Museum, RPM Foundation, America On Wheels Museum, and our premier membership programs Club Auto and Concours Club, as well as our affiliated partners, work together to foster a strong community where any enthusiast can thrive – from the classroom, to careers, to the open road. America’s Automotive Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.



The Drive Home to The Stampede: America's Automotive Trust joins Ford Motor Company to journey across the United States starting Sept. 6 from LeMay - America's Car Museum. The all-Mustang convoy representing six generations of Ford Mustangs will culminate in Detroit for the The Stampede on Sept. 14, the global debut of the all-new, seventh-generation Ford Mustang, at the Detroit Auto Show.