August 24th-26th, 2023 | The Bend XPO Center, East Moline, IL

Boss Nationals 2023

 

Organized by Rick Ybarra and Finley Ledbetter

Mark your calendar to attend the national gathering of Ford’s best high-performance true Boss Mustang and Cougar cars – stock, modified and Cougar cars – past and present. Taking place at The Bend XPO Center, East Moline, IL from August 24th through August 26th, 2023.   Showcasing 1969, 1970, 1971, 2012 & 2013 Boss Mustangs and Cougars.  Also spot lighting 427 SOHC Cammer powered Ford and Mercurys.

Schedule Overview

Wednesday, August 23

9am – 5:30pm: Early onsite registration, setup swap meet spaces, and park arriving cars.  If you’re going to be late for registration please text us at 940-736-0941.

  • Registration Location: Coming soon
  • Show Parking: Coming soon
  • Swap Meet Parking Assignment: Coming soon

 

Thursday, August 24

8:00am: Opening Ceramony

8:30-ish – 12 noon: Everyone mingling and having a great time!!

12 noon – 4pm: Judging for those cars entered for judging.  Everyone mingling and having fun!

7:30pm – 10:30pm: Band playing

Friday, August 25

8am – 4pm: Wrap up judging.  Everyone mingling and still having a great time!!

7:30pm – 10:30pm: Band playing

Saturday August 26

8am – 12noon-ish: Judging ends.  Mingling and having fun!

12noon-ish – 5pm: Mingling and having  more fun!

5pm – 6pm: Awards presentation

7:30pm – 10:30pm: Band plays

Sunday, August 27 Everyone Heads Home

Location

The Bend Expo Center:
922 Mississippi Parkway | East Moline, IL 61244
Click for Map

Event

Free for all spectators. Activities include car show with featured cars and multiple judged car classes including a limited number of MCA judging slots; swap meet; live music; beer garden; lots of food; and more! See JUDGING page for more details on MCA judging.

Start Planning

Car Show

Featured cars and multiple judged car classes such as stock, modified, restored, survivor, and MCA. See JUDGING page for more details on MCA judging.

Live Music & Beer Garden

Time to meet friends, both old and new. Entertainment includes a beer garden, live music, lots of food, and more!

Swap Meet

Ready to buy, sell, and trade? Reserve your space at the swap meet.

Save the date

August 24-26, 2023

 

Lodging & Eats

Food Vendors Are Most Welcomed. If you’re interested, please email us at Info@BossNationals.com.

Local Information in and around East Moline, IL will be added soon.               PLEASE IGNORE WHAT IS SHOWN BELOW.

Heritage Inn Express

785-562-5588

Marysville Surf Hotel

785-562-2354

Oak Tree Inn

785-562-1234

Thunderbird Motel

785-562-2373

RV Hookups

Blue Rapids – 10 miles south of Marysville

Camping

Marysville City Park – free camping with water & electricity

RV Hookups

Waterville – 15 miles southwest of Marysville

DON’T MISS THE NATIONAL GATHERING OF FORD’S BEST HIGH-PERFORMANCE TRUE BOSS MUSTANG AND COUGAR CARS – STOCK, MODIFIED, RESTORED – PAST AND PRESENT.

Get In Touch

(940) 779-3441

Address

2023 Boss Nationals
C/O Finley Ledbetter
P.O. Box 321
Graford, TX 76449

Email

Info@BossNationals.com

Have a question or need more information?