The Snake Pit

Tony Hall


From Mustangs & Fords Magazine


Carl Platt’s Restored ’66 Convertible
The Perfect Daily Driver
By Wayne Cook
Photography: Wayne Cook



          Did you ever wonder what near-perfection might look like? Look no further than Carl Platt’s ’66 Mustang convertible. This car combines some of the early Mustang’s most desirable features, and it really knocks your socks off in the fit-and-finish department.



          The car didn’t always look so good, however. It had deteriorated to the point of being what Carl called a "total wreck." Carl latched on to the car 10 years ago and began the laborious process of restoration. It would have been hard to find a car more worthy for restoration. This one has several attributes that make it especially sought after. Of course, being a Mustang is reason enough, but who could pass up a Candy Apple Red convertible?



          Besides the terrific original color, the red ride was outfitted with an A-code four-barrel 289 V-8 for power. This represents a considerable upgrade in power over the C-code two-barrel or base six-cylinder engines. The engine in Carl’s rig was freshened up for the refurbishment with a complete rebuild. It is backed by the venerable C-4 three-speed Cruise-O-Matic transmission.



          Other interesting features found on the outside of the car include styled-steel wheels, a GT light bar out front, and true dual exhaust with trumpets and bezels out back. These goodies were dealership-installed when the car was new. All this goes along nicely with the optional 289-4V engine and leads one to suspect that the original owner wanted true GT performance while preserving the smoother ride quality found on non-GT cars.



          Although these enhancements conspire to make this a beautiful car on the outside, the interior appointments shine brightly as well. Just the red pony interior would be enough to spiff up the car’s inner world, but this Mustang is embellished with other great interior appointments. You don’t have to look hard to notice the Rally-Pac mounted on the steering column. The interior also includes a full factory console and a rare optional wood grain steering wheel. A factory steering wheel of this type will set you back a bundle for an original if you can find one, and they are highly sought after by those of us stuck with the plain-Jane’s.

          We can tell you that a complete restoration project can be a long and difficult undertaking, and we admire anyone who completes one as beautiful as this. Carl really enjoyed "breathing new life" into his sweet ’66 convertible and plans to keep the car in excellent condition. In addition to top-down motoring anytime he likes, Carl enjoys showing the car and rubbing elbows with other Mustang enthusiasts. The first-generation Mustang, when in convertible form, may have been the most exciting car of the day and perhaps of all time. We just can’t find anyone who wouldn’t love to own one as well restored as Carl’s. He plans to give the car to his two sons someday. We guess they’ll have to flip a coin for the keys.



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A View From The Inside… SVT

By Dave Dempster SVT/Engineering


Greetings Richard and all CVMC members!


          "Breakthroughs" on Mustang?  Whew, where do I start? I guess the beginning is the best place. There's a ton of history so I'll try to hit on some of the significant highlights of this great American classic that has been in existence for over 38 years. (That's right, I said 38 years!)  I'll stick with the factory stuff since the Shelby offerings are a whole other great story unto themselves.



          1964 Ford Motor Company introduces its newest creation... The 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang. Phrases like "overwhelming success" and "overnight sensation” are common throughout the auto industry that year when the word "Mustang" comes up.

          1967 Big block power becomes available in the Mustang in the 390 cu. in. GT and GT-A model.  Uh Ho Ho!  (Apologies to Tim Allen)

          1968 Excuse me Mr. salesman?  Did you say I could get a 428 Cobra Jet in the new Mustang? (Uh, honey? Leave that Galaxy Ranch wagon alone and come here a minute will ya please?)  

          1969 The Mach One and the venerable Boss 302 debut. (Can it get any better?)

          1970 Mustang adds a Boss 429 (!) to its line up of already great tire shredding power train combinations. (I guess it does!)

          1971 A new Boss in town? Ford adds the 351 'Cleveland' to its line up.  Also available as the "Boss 351” model. The Boss 302 and Boss 429 unfortunately exit the scene.

          1974 - 1978 A new nimbler platform billed as "the right car at the right time”, the Ford Mustang II debuts.  Purists cringe. Tree huggers delight. The first 4-cylinder (no, that's not a typo either) 2.3L OHC engine becomes the standard power plant.  ("Power" plant?)

          1979 The new 'fox' body makes it debut. Waning interest in an old friend is rekindled thanks to turbocharged availability on the 2.3L as well as a trusty 302 V8.

          1982 Mustang GT is reintroduced with an aggressive front fascia and hood scoop, a 2V 302 V8, fatter tires, a dual inlet snorkel air cleaner, and a (gulp!) twin tipped single exhaust.

          1983 Honest to goodness 4-barrel power on the GT Mustang.  (We're getting warm...)

          1984-1992 The Mustang GT continues to flourish with cool things like dual exhaust, quad shocks, and bigger and better brakes to name a few. (You're getting warmer...)

          1993 Enter Ford's Special Vehicle Team and the Mustang Cobra becomes the first SVT product to hit the showrooms. (Remember, the Lightning was not technically an SVT product in 1993)  A limited version (107 I believe) Cobra R model was also unleashed that year.  (Now you're talking...)

          1994 The much-ballyhooed SN95 Mustang finally arrives!   Killer sweeping looks coupled with a hot 5.0L V8?  How could Ford go wrong? It didn't.

          1995 250 units of the 1995 Cobra R models become available for those lucky enough to have a racing license.  (Hey, it wasn't my idea...)  Get 'em in any color as long as it's white with tan interior.  (Time to go racing!)

          1996 An old friend passes. The beloved pushrod reluctantly steps aside for the new generation modular OHC 4.6L V8. Available in 2-valve per cylinder on the GT and 4 valves per cylinder in the Cobra. As expected, mixed reviews from the die-hards, but power junkies love the look, sound, and smooth feel of modular performance. (Hey, 305 hp is hard to ignore...)

          1999 The next evolution begins with a completely redesigned body for Mustang. Road racers and chassis freaks delight in a fully independent rear suspension (IRS) as standard equipment on the 1999 Cobra. Quality and power output issues surface on the Cobra and SVT aggressively steps up to make amends. All Cobras are retrofitted with upgrade kits that include, a new intake manifold (sans casting flash) new mufflers (with the correct backpressure) and a revised power train calibration. A decision is made to cancel production of the 2000 Cobra until quality concerns can be corrected. Customers are annoyed at having to wait at having to wait for their vehicles. Dealers are not amused by lost revenues.

          2000 Despite the horsepower turmoil, SVT produces 300 units of the Mustang Cobra R. 385 horses of 5.4L DOHC engine stuffed into the engine bay with a T56 6 speed behind it is no small feat.   Gutted of non-essentials like A/C, radio, back seat, etc. it's the hottest, fastest, best handling factory Mustang produced to date.   This however comes at a price. At $55,000 it's also the most expensive Mustang ever built. (But man, are these an absolute kick to drive fast!) A 'full spectrum' of color choices are available once again on the R model, as long as it's performance red. Many people don't realize that the Cobra R was the only Cobra available for 2000.

          2001 Quality and power concerns now corrected, the long awaited Mustang SVT Cobra returns to the Ford stable for 2001.  Owners and dealers rejoice! The one-year only limited production Bullitt model is introduced.  A great exhaust sound, bitchin' looks, and handling that the late Steve McQueen would have loved while dogging those bad guys in the black 68 Charger. (I say we're overdue for a sequel) Available in green, black or blue, they went fast. No pun intended.



          2003 Uh, Mr. Coletti, you want to do what? SVT introduces the supercharged 2003 Cobra. The first application of supercharged power in the Mustang platform. 390 horsepower and 390lb/ft of asphalt torturing torque. An Eaton roots type supercharger, cast iron block, and Manley connecting rods w/ ARP fasteners, new improved flow cylinder heads, 6 speed T56 manual transmission, fat 275 Goodyear F1 tires, great brakes, seats, and styling. Question now is... what will we do for an encore? You'll have to stay tuned for that chapter. I likely missed a few points in the evolution if the Mustang, but I think you get my drift. This is a great car! An American icon with a cult like status. It's survived multiple Presidents, CEO's at Ford, a couple of wars, numerous economic swings, and a whole host of changes to its own being. Is the Mustang different today than the first generation car?  Certainly. Has the spirit of the Mustang changed? Never.


          Digging a hole to China... One burnout at a time.          Dave


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CVMC Friday At The Track

By George Bobrovski


          The goal is to get club members together and go to Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) Friday after work.

          We will meet at Starbucks in Willowlawn at 5:30 pm or 6:15 pm (for the Southside folks). So, don’t be shy and come on out and have a great time Racing at VMP.


Cruise In’s For August & September

By Tony Hall


          Ok folks it’s time to go Cruise In. Come on out and join other club members as we tour the area’s Cruise In’s. We will meet every Saturday (weather permitting) at Willowlawn Parking Lot in front of Starbucks at 5:30 pm. We leave at 5:45 pm. Those members who live close to the Cruise In can meet us at the site. But, the idea is to Cruise together. Nothing like seeing a long line of Mustangs pulling into the Cruise In parking lot.


August 3rd Target on Midlothian; Tony Hall

August 10th Shell/Bill’s BBQ on Route 250 in Centerville, Goochland Co.; Tony Hall

August 17th Garden Ridge; Tony Hall

August 24th Zero’s on Route 36 in Hopewell; Tony Hall

August 31st Target on Midlothian; TBA

September 7th Shell/Bill’s BBQ on route 250 in Centerville, Goochland Co.; Tony Hall

September 21st Garden Ridge; Tony Hall

September 28th Zero’s on Route 36 in Hopewell; Tony Hall


          That’s the schedule for August and September.

          I would like to thank everyone who participated in all of the Cruise In’s for July.

          Be sure to attend as many as you can. Let’s show Richmond that CVMC is a club to be in.

          I also want to let the club know that there are other Cruise’s on Friday Night’s. There is one at the Ukrop’s off of Route 10 near the Chippenham Parkway Interchange in Chesterfield County. There is another one at South Park Mall in Colonial Height’s. There is yet another one at a new gas station/store on Route 5 near the I-295 Interchange in Henrico County (Varina).

          So, be sure to check these little hot spots out and see what’s cookin.


18th Annual CVMC Car Show Update        

By Tony Hall


          It’s time to start registering for the show. Besides getting a $5 discount you will not have to worry about getting it in at the last minute.

          A month and a half till SHOW TIME so, spread the word, pass out fliers, tell them about the website .






MCA National

Stars, Stripes & Stangs

Hosted By: The National Capital Regional Mustang Club

By Tony Hall


          It was the end of June. The weather was HOT & MUGGY. But, that didn’t deter a hardy group of CVMC members from trekking northward to Fairfax County, Virginia for the 3rd MCA National Show of the season. MCA National “Stars, Stripes & Stangs” hosted by The National Capital Regional Mustang Club was under way.

          We had a nice little caravan going up I-95. Myself in my Cobra, Mike Young in his Saleen, Ben Brown in his Bullit and Don & Karen Lane in their Lightning towing the Silver Bullitt. We arrived at the Hyatt in Fairfax County about 12:30 pm went through Tech Inspection, got to our parking spaces.

          People were busy cleaning their cars, socializing, checking out the site. Later in the day a Thunder Storm rolled through and totally soaked all those sparkling clean Mustangs.



          NCRMC had a fantastic turn out for the show. Over 350 Mustangs entered the show. SVT was there with their Trailer and the 2003 Cobra, 2002 Focus and the 2002 Lightning, also sitting by the trailer was an interesting looking Mustang called the 2003 Mustang Mach 1. Living Legends showed up on Saturday with the Ford 49 Concept, 2003 Mustang Mach 1, 2003 Mustang with the Mach 1000 Sound System, and the 2003 GT-40.



          Being a Mustang lover like you are. You would have loved this show. They had beautiful Early Model 2+2 Fastbacks, Coupes and Convertibles and lets not forget the Boss’s, Mach 1’s, and Shelby’s.



         There was a couple of Mustang II’s. I think it’s great to see people restoring the Mustang II’s.



          The third generation was well represented at the show. Most were 5.0 Liter GT’s or LX’s. There were some fine looking SVO’s, SVT’s, Saleen’s and at least one Mustang Police Car.



          Of course we can’t forget about the fourth generation. There were GT’s, Cobra’s, Saleen’s, Roush’s and some mighty fine Modified’s.



          CVMC did very well at the National Don & Karen Lane got a Gold for their 1965 Silver Bullit. A.C. Harris got a Gold for his 1965 Fastback. Steve & Debbie Shaver got a Bronze for their 1967 Coupe and a First for their 1994 Cobra. Lonnie & Joan Tucker got a First for their 1966 Modified Coupe. I got a First with my 1995 Cobra. Ben & Cynthia Brown got Art Hyde to sign their Bullit. Mike & Donna Young got Steve Saleen to sign their Saleen’s.

          All in all it was a great show and a good time for all. I would like to thank all of the CVMC members who entered their Mustangs and those who came to the show just to see the great looking Mustangs.

          Please check out our website for more great pictures of the MCA National, Fairfax, Va.


The 20thAnnual Car Show

Hosted by the Gate City Triad Mustang Club

June 22, 2002


          It was a hot time in Burlington, N.C. Ben and Cynthia Brown took a little trip down to North Carolina to check out the GCTMC Car Show held at the Colonial Mall in Burlington, N.C.

          They had 150 cars at this show. Sounds like a heck of a good time.

          Ben and Cynthia got a First Place in their class with their 2001 Bullit. Congrats to Ben and Cynthia.


Directors & Show Committee Meeting

August 11, 2002


          CVMC will be having our Directors & Show Committee meeting at the Shoney’s Located at the intersection of Route 10 and Route 1, in Chester, Va.

          The meeting will start at 3:30pm. ALL Directors and Show Committee Members are encouraged to be at the meeting. Any CVMC members wishing to come are welcome.


August Birthday’s


          Looks like we have a bunch of birthday boys and girls this month.


Aug. 1st Becky Wagner

Aug. 4th George Godsey

Aug. 5th Ray Wierman

Aug. 8th Sam Amos

Aug. 23rd Karen Lane

Aug. 26th Jane Akom

Aug. 26th Jorgen Jorgenson

Aug. 27th Charla Cutright


Congrats and Happy Birthday to all.


Upcoming Car Shows And Track Events For August & September

Regional MCA Shows

August 3rd      Chesapeake VA
Mustang Club of Tidewater proudly hosts The Mid Atlantic Car show at the Chesapeake City Park. All makes, Models and vendors welcome 1st, 2nd and 3rd places awarded in all classes, best in show, Judges Choice and Club Participation awarded also. Entry fee $20.00 and 2 cans of food for the Oasis Food Bank. For more information contact Jim Ray at 757-468-6719 or

August 4th     Erie, PA
Lake Erie Mustang Owners Club and Sears Tire & Auto Center present the 14th Annual Mustang Round-Up at Sears Tire & Auto Center at Millcreek Mall.  Nine Mustang classes (164 1/2 - present) three trophies per class plus two Best of Show (1964 1/2 - 79 and 1980 - present) and other special awards.  Awards presented at 4 p.m.  Wall plaques to all participants.  Registration 9 a.m. - noon.  Preregistration $10; day of show $12.  All proceeds benefit Greater Erie Area Habitat for Humanity.  For more information call (814) 825-5421, (814) 838-8153, or (814) 664-9460

August 10th to the 11th      Atco, NJ 
2nd Annual NMRA Ford Nationals at Atco Raceway. Car show hosted by South Jersey Mustang Club. For more information, visit or call Herb Sharp at (856) 768-8428.

August 11th     Lithia Springs, GA
Georgia Regional Mustang Club's 15th Annual John Bleakley Ford Summer Mustang and Ford Show.  Judged show with typical classes and awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.  Show located at John Bleakley Ford on Thornton Road.  Gates open 8 a.m.  Registration 8:30 a.m. - noon; awards at 4 p.m.  Registration $20; early registration postmarked prior to July 27th, $15.  For information, contact Joe Krumpelman at (770) 578-1354 or e-mail

August 17th     Newport News, VA
All Ford Car/Truck Show and Swap Meet at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.  Show sponsored by Styling Stangs of Hampton Roads.  Show and vendor information - Mark Falin (757) 988-0989 or Jeff Whitt (804) 693-7864, or visit

August 17th     Chattanooga, TN
The Thunder Valley Mustang and Ford Club hosts its 7th Annual Mustang and Ford Powered Show to benefit the Barth Syndrome Foundation. Located at Hamilton Place Mall parking lot, between Sears and Just For Feet, off of I-75. Judging with modified MCA rules. 25 Classes with photo plaques for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Award of Excellence. Trophies for Best of Show, Best Engine, Longest Distance Traveled, Best Club Participation, and Sponsor's Choice. Registration 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Registration for all classes $25, Pre-Register $5.00 off, MCA Members $5.00 off, Vendors Fee $25.00. Registration form available online. For more information contact Ralph Flynn at 423-870-4946, Sherry Dickey 423-332-4474, or visit

August 18th     Coopersburg, PA
The First Pennsylvania Mustang Club Presents: The 26th Annual Coopersburg Collector Car Show and Flea Market on Sunday, August 18th, 2002 from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. at Southern Lehigh Living Memorial Park Route 309, Coopersburg, PA.  For more info contact: Blair Rittenhouse (President) 2600 Northwood Ave. Easton, PA 18045 (610) 923-6255 (BEFORE 8:00P.M. EST) or visit our website

2002 MCA Grand National
August 29th to September 1st, Charlotte, NC

Thunder in Carolina hosted by the Carolina Regional Mustang Club at Lowes Motor Speedway.  Jack Roush will be the banquet speaker.  Contact Carol Barker at (704) 542-8093, Pat Suddeth at (704) 455-1232, or Betty O'Neal at (704) 0474-5929,  
Application Form
Hotel Information
Show Highlights
- updated 5/21
Vendor and Sponsor Application
Kids Night Out

Sponsor Levels

Track Event
- updated 5/17
Mustang Madness


September 7-8    Bristol TN
The First Tennessee Regional Mustang Club, Thunder Valley Mustang & Ford Show & Drags will be held at Bristol Dragway, Bristol TN.  Come to the famed "Thunder Valley" Bristol Dragway for the time of your life.  Car show will have numerous classes & will be judged with modified MCA rules.  Drag racing will be both heads up and bracket style with classes for novice to experienced.  For more information contact Mark Marcus (423) 323-8345 or visit and


September 8   Mt. Laurel, NJ
The 22nd Annual Mustang and Ford Fall Car Show hosted by the South Jersey Mustang Club at Holman Ford, Rt 73.  Dash plaques, door prizes, and three trophies per class.  Ford-powered vehicles only.  Pre-registration only $8; day of show $12. Rain date September 15.  For more info,, or call Gail Lokaj at (856) 468-3971 or write to SJMC Fall Show, 8 N. Lincoln Ave., Wenonah, NJ 08090.


September 13-15    Carrollton, KY
5th Annual September in the Park All Ford and Mustang Show of General Butler State Resort Park, 50 miles northeast of Louisville, Exit 44 off I-71.  Sponsored by The Derby City Mustang Club and Bill Collins Ford.  Family oriented show with cabins, camping facilities, and lodge rooms available. Door prizes and 50/50 drawing.  Registration Friday noon - 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. - noon.  Welcome bash Friday night; dinner and entertainment Saturday.  Free train rides, putt-putt and paddle boats courtesy of sponsors for all registered attendees and their families.  Awards Sunday.  Vendor spaces available.  For more information call Larry Watson at (502) 228-5281; Dave Schmitt, show chairperson, (502) 222-6504; Gene Smith, club president, (502) 222-3283, or visit to register.


September 14     Richmond, VA
The Central Virginia Mustang Club invites you to our 18th Annual Mustang and Ford show. The SVT Team will be with us this year! All Ford and Ford powered vehicles are welcome. Mustang Club of America relaxed rules with special judging of several classes including Antique, Custom and Classic. Dash plaques for the first 100 registered. Show site at the Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield office building at Staples Mill Road and West Broad Street approximately ½ mile off of interstate 64 in Richmond. Site opens ay 7:30 AM and judging starts as soon as cars are ready. Contact Tony Hall (804) 282-0592 or email at, identify email as show information. Club web site or hotline (804) 743-9444.

September 14     Winchester, VA 
18th Annual SVMC Fall Spectacular Car Show at Jim Barnett Park. Registration 9 a.m. - noon; show hours noon - 3 p.m. Dash plaques to first 100 cars registered. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies in each class. Judging in six classes. Show open to any make of car. Rain date September 15. (304) 876-6830 or (540) 662-0584.


September 15    Randolph, NJ
The Garden State Region Mustang Club will host their 13th Annual Fords at Trebour Show for the benefit of the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Sept. 15, 2002 at Jack Trebour Ford, 906 Route 10 West, Randolph, NJ. 9:00 am to 4:00pm. Rain date is 9/22/2002. Space is limited; pre-registration recommended. 12 Mustang and 7 Special Interest (Ford powered only) classes will be judged using modified MCA rules, plus an AACA Senior/MCA Gold class. NO VENDORS OR CARS FOR SALE. For more information, call Wendy at 201-666-8022 or Eddie at 973-267-7146. Or e-mail: or visit:


September 21    Franklin, TN
The Music City Mustang Club invites you to attend the Regional All Ford Show. Sponsored by Two Rivers Ford and Sears of Cool Springs Mall. Show location is the Sears parking at the Cool Springs Galleria in Franklin, TN. Classes for all Fords. Judging will be modified. Registration 8:00 a.m. to noon and awards at 3:30 p.m. Registration $10.00 before Sept. 13; $15.00 after Sept 13, vendor space is FREE and car corral is $10.00. For more information contact Scott Lickteig 615-867-1058, Rick Bosshart at 615-595-6226 or check out our web site at if it’s powered by Ford it should be here.


September 21    Cherokee, NC
Northeast Georgia Mustang Club's 29th Annual Fall Regional Shelby/Mustang Meet, September 21, 2002. Sponsored by Jacky Jones Ford. Show location is at the Great Smokies Center in Cherokee, N.C. Rain or Shine. Motel accommodation arrangements are to be made directly with the motel. Specify that you are with the Shelby/Mustang Meet for discount rates. Contact Great Smokies Best Western Inn at 828-497-2020. Note: rooms will be held through September 1, 2002 only. Show Registration will be Friday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Saturday 8:30 am - noon. Popular Vote Car Show and Parts Swap from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. on Saturday. All show cars must be registered by noon on Saturday. Over 25 car show classes including Shelby’s, Bosses, Cobra-Tiger-Pantera, Early and Late Model Mustangs, and Special Interest (Ford-powered & Bodied only). Saturday's evening program: an all you can eat buffet dinner at 7:00 pm (Pre-registered only by September 1, 2002 for banquet tickets) & awards presentation at 8:00 pm after banquet (trophies not mailed.) Through Sept. 1, 2002 vehicle entry $15.00; after $20.00. Vendor spaces $20.oo each. Also pre-register for show sweatshirts and size medium show T-shirts please.) Please contact John Garrett 770/967-2809, Randy Church 706-776-7379, and Eddie & Meghan O'Neal 770/972-6603/ We hope to see you our show! The scenery and shopping is terrific, besides all the beautiful cars...

September 28    Spotsylvania, VA
NCMRC Mustang and Ford show Saturday, Sept 28, 2002 Spotsylvania VA (Rain Date Sunday, September 29th) Sponsored by National Capital Region Mustang Club at Rt 3 Exit 130-B off Route 95 at the Spotsylvania Mall from 9am-4pm. Open to Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury products, Mustang classes for concours stock, street, modified and daily driven ($12 pre-registration, $15 day of show). Popular vote classes for other FOMOCO cars/trucks ($10 pre-registration, $12 day of show). Display class & car corral for sale area ($8), swap meet spaces ($15), spectator free admission. For more info call Mo @ 540-972-6242 or Rex Turner @ 703-319-3338 or email or or see


Non-MCA Events

August 1st to the 4th   Louisville, Ky. 33rd NSRA Street Rod Nationals - Louisville, KY Fair & Exposition Center Info: 901-452-4030 or web site at

August 3rd     Charleston, WV
The 6th Annual Fall Intl. Late Model Mustang Owners Club & Registry Mustang car show and Cruise-In will be held at the Southridage Center. In front of Hampton Inn & Toy-R Us parking lot in back lot store, in Charleston, WV. The show part is open for all 1979-2002 Mustangs and the Cruise-In is for all fox body’s cars. The show will be held from 10:30pm-4: 30pm. 1st 50 get dash plaques. The cost for the show is $10.00 and $5.00 for the Cruise In. All proceeds from the show goes to the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston. WV. From interstate I-64 take exit 58A Oakwood RD. then take US RT 119 South 4 1/2” MI South from the exit. For info 304-562-6742or 304-610-3508 e-mail

August 3rd    Radford, Va.          Ninth Annual David "Pud" Memorial Car Show. Top 50 Awards, best in show, best paint, Fire Chief's Award, best engine, longest distance traveled and much more. Early entry is $12, $15 day of show. Location is Bissett Park, Radford VA. For more Info call (540) 731-3617 or (540) 731-3618 or email Michael Walters at

August 11th   Danville, Va.       Piedmont Vintage Tin Street Rods Run In the Park, Danville, VA

August 17th   Chesapeake, Va.         Khedive Autos Presents the 11th Annual Shriners Fun & Shine Car Show. Khedive Temple 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Va. Dash Plaques first 150 entrants, Peoples' Choice Award, 20 Dealers Choice, Free T-Shirt 1st 100 registered Vehicles. Registration starts at 8:30 AM, all cars on field by noon. $15 Pre-reg. By 8/15, Day of Show $20. 50 classes call Greg Cowell 482-4556, Jack Peed 543-6032, and Charles Nissen 340-1331 for info.

August 17th to the 18th   Colonial Beach, Va.                          Colonial Beach Rod & Custom Show Info: 804-224-9691

August 10th     Kernersville, NC
The SVT Cobra Mustang Club (Carolina Chapter) announces its First annual SVT Cobra/Mustang Car Show at Ciener-Woods Ford in Kernersville, NC. The event starts at 08:00 am and has 9 Mustang/Cobra classes and 1 Special Interest class. There will be three trophies per category, raffle prizes, 50/50 drawing, and more to be given out. The awards presentation will be at 4:00 pm. For more information and a registration form go or contact John Pearson at or call (336) 712-4109

August 24th   Chester, Va.    MDA Benefit Show at a new location at the old Safeway Warehouse on Route 10 near I-95 in Chester, VA. More info on the web site

August 24th     Hagerstown, MD
6th Annual All Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Mustang Car and Truck Show and Vendor Swap Meet. Hosted by the Mid-Maryland Ford Club at Mason-Dixon Dragway on US 40, 5 miles East of Hagerstown, Maryland with 43 show classes, all years. Participant voting, drag racing all day – Ford Powered ONLY. 9am – 3pm. For show info call weekdays before 5pm (410) 760-0072 and after 6pm Dave (301) 570-2077 or Ron (301) 694-7093.

August 25th   Newport News, Va. Menchville House Charity Car Show, a family oriented benefit for Menchville House Ministries, Inc.; it is a fundraiser. Show to be held at Saints Constantine & Helen, Greek Orthodox Church; 60 Traverse Road; Newport News, VA 23606. The show is open to the general public from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The event is open to pre-1982 vehicles. No Rules (if you think it's special-bring it!) Dash plaques to first 100 participants. Registration of only $10 per vehicle day of show. Three awards: People's, Participants' and Sponsors' Choice trophies. Directions to the site are from I-64 take exit 258B to J. Clyde Morris or Rt. 17 North and take a left (just past Ramada Inn) on to Traverse Road, follow signs for show cars. For more information call or email: Hal Hartel at 757-867-6336, or Al Mignogna at 757-595-0506, Visit the sponsoring club's website at : CCCC is a member of the Virginia Peninsula Car Club Council:

August 31st Littleton, N.C. 8thAnnual Littleton Craft & Car Show Route 258, Littleton, NC Info: 252-586-5785

September 2nd   Clifton, Va.     Cruising Clifton, Cruise-In in the town of Clifton to benefit the Clifton Lions Club. For info contact Steve Dodson at 703-369-2014.

September 6th to the 7th   Pigeon Forge, Tn. Shades of the Past Rod Run Pigeon Forge, TN Info: 615-995-2209

September 7th   Ft. Monroe, Va. September Roundup Hosted by the Historic Virginia Peninsula Region, Ft Monroe VA, Info: Steven Clarke at 757-868-6809

September 7th    Chesterfield, Va. Bellwood Athletic Association and Diverse Reality Car and Truck Club Present the Dog House Car Show at Lloyd C. Bird High School, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Pre-registration $20.00 day of show $25.00 Classes: Classics, hot rods, 4X4, stock and low rider classes; special awards for paint, interior, engine, longest distance, club participation, best car, best truck, under construction and ugliest car or truck. Games, food, 50/50, goodie bags and vendors. All proceeds go to benefit the Bellwood Athletic Association. Info at 804-271-6796 2 to 8 PM or email

September 8th   Hopewell, Va.        3rd Annual Open Car Show Presented By Oldies But Goodies Classic Cruizers Location: Zero's Sub, Oaklawn Plaza, Rt. 36, Exit 9B off Route 295, Hopewell, VA - Info: Don White 804-862-4385

September 12th to the 15th   Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte Auto Fair Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC Info: 704-841-1990

September 13th to the 15th   Chesapeake, Va. 29th Annual Summer Meet sponsored by the Tidewater Region AACA for vintage and antique automobiles, trucks and motorcycles. Location is Chesapeake City Park, 500 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320. For more info contact Richard Hall at 757-482-2821.

September 15th   Petersburg, Va.    3rd Annual Food Lion Benefit Car show Route 460 East of Petersburg at the Distribution Warehouse 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Info: Judy Plague 804-861-2352 or email

September 15th   Yorktown, Va.      The 2nd Annual Kiwanis Club of York Car Show 1:00 - 4:00 PM, registration starts at 11:30 AM, $15.00 Entry Fee Per Vehicle, Spectators Free. Corner of Route 17 & Goodwin Neck Road, Yorktown, VA. Contact Ron Graham at or phone 757-874-6464.

September 20th to the 22nd   Rockville, Va. Field Day of The Past in Rockville, VA. Last year over 450 special vehicles were there and 30,000 people attended the event. You are invited to display your special vehicle. Contact Curtis Black at for info.

September 21st   Manassas, Va. Twenty-seventh Annual Edgar Rohr Memorial Antique Car Meet, sponsored by the Bull Run Region of AACA, at the Prince William County Fairgrounds, Dumfries Road, Manassas, Virginia. Free spectator admission & parking, awesome flea market, great food & drink, door prizes, and awards for each class of vehicle. Come be part of the fun!
Car Show, Car Corral and Flea Market
Online registration on website
Contact: Show Chairman, Leonard Paquette, or 703-670-5051

September 21st   Powhatan, Va. Powhatan Fair Association Car Show Info: Charles Goins 804-748-8539

September 28th   Suffolk, Va.       10th Annual Southeastern Streetrods Car Show and Picnic 1972 and older vehicles - Goodie Bags and dash Plaques Lone Star Park off Route 10 west of Route 58 bypass in Suffolk, VA Time - 9 - until. Info: call - Joe Vitale 757-426-7674

Track Events

August 2nd to the 3rd   Bristol, Tn.

11th Annual Thunder Valley Fun Ford Weekend.

August 25th   Virginia Motorsports Park


September 22nd   Virginia Motorsports Park



Central Virginia Mustang Club

Minutes of Meeting,

July 2002

By Brenda Jones


          Sorry, no minutes for July. You just had to be there (big grin).





President: Tony Hall

Vice President: George Bobrovski

Secretary: Brenda Jones

Treasurer: Karen Lane

MCA National Director: Paul Oliver


Carroll Lipscombe

George Cosier

Don Lane

David Lythgoe

Bob Overbey

Mike Rowe


Newsletter Editor: Tony Hall

Assistant Webmaster: Rusty (Obi-Wan) Wiseman

Webmaster: Tyler (Yoda) Owen

Awards and Trophies: Mike Young

Club Merchandise: Nellie Fischer

Car Shows: Kenny Fischer

Membership: Karen Lane

Door Prizes: Brenda Jones

Cruises: Tony Hall

Parades: Llew Stakes

Judging: Don Lane

Track Events: George Bobrovski

Refreshments: Brenda Jones

Technical Advisors

Sonny Coble 282-4932

Kenny Fischer 743-1490

Bill Jarvis 262-2137

Carroll Lipscombe 329-5901

Rick Nochta 321-5383

Richard Jones 740-2096


Club Sponsors
Present your club membership card at the following business to receive valuable discounts.

Harold Sales
Kar Kraft & Mirror Glaze Products

First Class Towing
Lloyd Liggan

NAPA Genuine Auto Parts
Reference Cash Account #1918

Ray Broyhill Ford
Hopewell, VA

Richmond Motor Company
4600 West Broad St.

Rick's Restorations
1400 Valley Rd.

Seredni Tire & Auto
Northside 266-4955
Southside 232-4515
Mechanicsville 730-1440

Lay Oak
Don Lane

Advance Mobile Glass

Weaver Transmission
2406 Mechanicsville Pike

Dave's Upholstery Shop
5702 Mechnicsville Pike

Midas Muffler & Brake Shop
3700 Hull Street Road

Dockside Mobile Marine
Hanover Industrial Air Park

C.P.'s Mufflers
3320 Mechanicsville Pike

Air Conditioning Services
All Types
Mike O'Conner 743-8339
Kevin Kean 271-0771

Capital Windshield Repair
Richmond Steve Fine

W.B. & Son Auto Care & Detail
Detail Shop
Gary Sager 354-0980

Jeffe Locke
Professional Appraiser of Antique, Classic and Special Interest Vehicles. $50 a car when in group of four.

Carroll's Tree Service
10% discount to club members
Carroll McCauley

Beach Construction
Roof Contractor
Jimmy Beach 271-5225

Batteries Plus
10% discount to club members
10070 Midlothian Turnpike

Truck Outfitters
10% discount to club members
2025 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA

Next Meeting

Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at 7:30 PM
Upstairs at Richmond Ford On West Broad Street!
See Ya there!!

September Meeting
Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at 7:30PM