The Northstar Mustang Club started in 1989 when three friends, Greg Adams, Kevin Erickson, and Gary Heyd who were interested in Mustangs, wondered if there was anyone else also interested. An ad was soon placed in the Midweek Eagle for other people who were interested in Mustangs to meet at Shakey's Pizza in downtown Fargo. There are rumors that this loose knit group met at several places including Moorhead Tech (Northwest Technical College) and the YMCA before a more permanent site was found in South Fargo at the Eagles Club. After this, the ball really got going and membership grew steadily. Gary Heyd started and published a monthly newsletter, which has continued ever since.
As membership grew, ideas of a car show were entertained. In 1992, with sponsorship from the Eagle's and several area businesses, a show was organized. The first shows were in the Eagle's parking lot with lots of fun, automotive type games: creeper races, piston ring toss, lifter toss, camshaft balancing and others in addition to the car show. These were shows that were open to all makes and models of cars and drew a large number of cars and spectators.
After several years of meeting at the Eagles, the club moved to the local Ford dealership, WW Wallwork. No car show was held that first year. The first All Ford Car Show was held in 1996. In 1998 when Wallworks was sold, the club continued to meet at the same dealership whose name was changed to Valley Ford. The new ownership continued to support the club as well as the All Ford Car Show. With the Valley Ford move in 2002, the club also moved to what is now Luther Family Ford, located at 3302 36th Street S.W. in Fargo. In the summer of 2003, the club joined forces with the Downtown Community Partnership and hosted in conjunction with the Street Fair, the Downtown Street Fair Car Show. Hosting this show, along with the annual All Ford Car Show, keeps club members very busy.
Club membership has varied over the years between 20 and 70 members. Northstar Mustangs has members members that live in Fargo, West Fargo, Horace, Harwood, Grand Forks, Wyndmere, Wheaton and Wahpeton, North Dakota. Club members residing in Minnesota are located in Moorhead, Pelican Rapids, East Grand Forks, Crookston, Ada and Ogema. Over the years the club has expanded to include all who are interested in Fords, Ford Trucks and all other related Ford, Mercury and Lincoln vehicles and products.