When Wilson Pickett's Mustang Sally hit the airwaves in 1966, the iconic muscle car had not yet made its debut in WA.
The Ford Mustang, which became one of the fastest-selling cars in history after its release in 1964, first appeared on Perth roads in 1967.
Since then the all-American classic has garnered a cult following across the State, bolstered by its popularity in films, television and music.
The likes of Steve McQueen, Nicolas Cage and Jack Nicholson have saddled up to a Ford Mustang on big screen while Jim Carey drove a rare Saleen S7 playing God in the film, Bruce Almighty.
Making a reference to the movie, WA Mustang Owners Club member Harry Martin makes his car bias clear.
"The Pope may drive a Ferrari but God drives a Mustang," he quips.
Mr Martin, proud owner of a '98 Saleen S281speedster, one of only 60 made, will compete in the Mustang Nationals.
Hundreds of car enthusiasts will gather in Perth on the Easter weekend for the annual meet, where the nation's top Mustangs will be judged and awarded.
From its inception, the Mustang was made to appeal to women so it is no wonder the cars have a legion of female fans.
Mr Martin's partner Helen Doyle and Julie Bloxham are long-term members of the WA Mustang Owners club.
New convert Ruth Clarke, an artist, said the originality and design won her over.
She has created several artworks featuring the vehicles."The aesthetic and feel of the cars just drew me in," she said.
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