Long weekends in Australia are best served with a good ol’ fashioned road trip, which is why Ford are taking heading up and down the east coast with a couple of sweet rides for the upcoming Australia Day Long Weekend. The company is offering up Mustangs for free to loan to Aussies so they can drive up and down some of the coast’s most iconic trails, including the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, the Northern Beaches in Sydney and Coolangatta in Queensland: all locations where Ford have set up three separate pop-up locations to welcome test-drivers who register for the loan ahead of the weekend.
Any Australian driver aged 25 years or older, with a full unrestricted driver’s licence, is able to reserve a Mustang (which fits four people) for a free loan over the Australia Day Long Weekend. Both the Mustang GT and Mustang EcoBoost variants are available, and all will be loaned out for two hours each, with over 380 test drives available. That’s a pretty sweet deal there, coupled with the pop-up destinations which drivers (and their friends) can visit along the way (addresses below).
It’s a play on Ford’s forthcoming 2nd Car program, where eligible buyers will be provided access to a second Ford vehicle for up to two weeks during their first two years of vehicle ownership. You can learn more about that initiative HERE.
Anyone keen on taking a Mustang out on a free test drive and a little road trip can register their interest over at eventbrite.
The “Ultimate Mustang Road Trip” pop-ups can be found at the following locations:
New South Wales: St Ives Showground, 450 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives, NSW, 2075
Victoria: Mount Eliza Secondary College, 204 Canadian Bay Rd, Mount Eliza, VIC, 3930
Queensland: Victory Ford, 10-20 Minjungbal Dr, Tweed Heads South, NSW, 2486 (near the Queensland border)