Gleaming beauties and a step back to the '60s on USA Day

AS Ford gears up to release its sixth generation Mustang next year, 50 years of the iconic pony car will be remembered this Saturday at the annual USA Day Festival at Aurora Stadium.

The event, run by Van Diemens Street Rod Club, has been held for more than 20 years and raised tens of thousands of dollars for several charities over that time.

Metallic steeds and other gleaming motoring beauties won't be the only visual feasts at the event with 1960s pin-up modelling, dancing and rockabilly musical entertainment included on Saturday's bill from 9am.

Blackstone Heights car enthusiast Wayne Burrows owns a Mustang that was manufactured in San Jose within 12 months of the car maker's existence.

Despite its American heritage, the V8 car has spent more of its time in Tasmania, having arrived here in 1988.

Mr Burrows said its appeal was its steel, style and sound - an indescribable V8 roar.

USA Day will cost adults $10 for admission.

Free entry is available to children under-14 and anyone who brings a vehicle for display.

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