The Manawatu Mustang Owners Club was formed in late January 1979 when a couple (Ash & Louise Williams) with a passion for Mustangs hosted 15 Mustangs, 8 of those quests from the Taranaki Club with the aim of starting a club. The first official meeting took place on 14th February 1979 at Graeme and Trudie Ponds home where the 7 foundation members started the club. The club has constantly grown in numbers over the years as Mustangs become the passion of more and more New Zealanders.

At June 07 the club had 236 members including 99 couples. Every month there is an addition to the club, either a new member or another vehicle purchased.