The Snake Pit

Tony Hall


’65 Shelby GT350
We Flog the ’65 Shelby GT350 Just for Fun

By C. Van Tune
Photography: C. Van Tune & The EMAP USA Archives
Brought to you by Mustang & Fords



          It wasn’t the first. There were Muscle Cars long before the Shelby GT350 put tire to tarmac. The Pontiac GTO beat it to market by a year, the vicious 409- powered Chevy Bel Air debuted in 1961, and the fuelie ’Vette appeared way back in 1957. Likewise, Carroll Shelby’s modified Mustang never set a lasting high mark for performance. There were larger-engine and faster-accelerating cars built during the GT350’s production lifetime of 1965-1970. In fact, Shelby created many of the faster ones himself. So how can we have the audacity to suggest that the ’65 GT350 might be the best Muscle Car ever? Read on.

          What began on April 17, 1964, was simply Ford’s best runaway sales success since the Model T. More than 100,000 Mustangs sold during their first four months on the market. However, by August of that year, Ford’s marketing

Execs felt that the magic sales bubble was about to burst. They feared being on the hook with huge numbers of Mustangs that had no buyers.



          Someone mentioned Shelby’s name. It seemed a natural. The pugnacious Texan had worked wonders with the Ford-engined Cobra project and had kicked tail on almost every road circuit across the globe. So what could he do with a chance to modify a limited run of Mustangs? Race a few of them to build an image and sell some to the public at Ford dealers--right next to the regular Mustangs. With big bags of FoMoCo development money poised to arrive at his door, Shelby gladly agreed.

          His first call was to the Sports Car Club of America. Its B-Production class seemed perfect for the Mustang’s size and power, though existing rules stipulated that only two-seat cars were allowed. That was no sweat--undo a couple of fasteners and the rear seat could be tossed out. What was next? The cars could only be campaigned with either modified engines or modified suspension, not both. In other words, the production suspension would have to be stout enough to handle the high-horsepower engines that Shelby planned to install in his racing versions. That seemed doable too. Lastly, the SCCA demanded that at least 100 production versions of each of the eligible race models be completed to meet homologation requirements.



          Shelby-destined Mustangs began life on regular Ford production lines, but they were assembled without hoods, grilles, rear seats, exhaust systems, or emblems. Items scrounged from Ford’s parts bins included a Borg-Warner close-ratio four-speed, a Detroit Locker differential, 11-inch front disc brakes, larger drums at the rear and special bracing under the hood. The cars arrived at Shelby-American’s Los Angeles facility with stock 289-inch, 271-horse V-8s, but they were soon treated to the Texan’s recipe of a cast-aluminum oil pan and valve covers, tri-Y headers, glasspack mufflers (exiting to the side of the car just forward of the rear wheels), and a healthy 715-cfm Holley four-barrel on a Cobra aluminum intake. An open-element air cleaner ducted to the fiberglass hoodscoop. Engine output was 306hp at 6,000 rpm, 0-60 mph times came in at 6.8 seconds, the quarter-mile happened in 15 flat at 91 mph, and top speed was close to 135 mph.

          Chassis improvements included relocating the front-suspension mounting points and installing Koni shocks, traction bars, larger anti-rollbars, and special Goodyear Blue Dot tires on 15-inch steel or aluminum wheels. A quote from Motor Trend magazine’s original test of the GT350 (May ’65) stated: "Handling is much improved over even the best-handling, kit-equipped, normal Mustang. There’s so much cornering force that the idiot light came on and the gauge wavered due to oil surge in the sump."



          A total of 562 Shelby GT350s were built in 1965, 37 of which were the lightweight race or "R-model" cars. But is this machine the fastest Muscle Car ever? Not by a long shot. The best handling? It’s certainly close to the top. The best looking? You be the judge. Simply put, what makes the ’65 Shelby GT350 a strong contender for "best Muscle Car ever" is that there’s a bona fide race record to back it up, not merely catchy phrases from an advertising copywriter’s pen. Before all you foamy-mouthed Z28 and Boss 302 lovers start with the poison-pen letters, let us point out that the GT350 won races with a mechanical setup closer to that of its street versions than any of the famous SCCA Trans-Am series Camaros, Firebirds, Barracudas, Challengers, or Javelins could ever boast. The GT350 accomplished its Mustang- image-building task flawlessly, led directly to the creation of the Boss 302 and Mach 1 models, and positioned Carroll Shelby as the man to lead Ford’s huge motorsports push, which included a two-time win at Le Mans. If that doesn’t rank the GT350 among the best, then you tell us what would.


A View From The Inside… SVT

By Dave Dempster SVT/Engineering


Dear Dave,
           As an owner of a 1999 SVT Lightning, I would like to know if there is anything that I can retro fit to my engine that will increase my horsepower from 360hp to 380hp?


Don Lane


Hello Don!

          There are several different ways to achieve the 380 horsepower number on your 99 Lightning. Judging by the way your question is worded; I'm assuming you are talking about retro fitting with "factory" parts. This can be accomplished, but may be prohibitively expensive for a moderate 20 HP increase. Things you'll need to change include: Lower intake manifold, upper intake manifold, supercharger assembly, intercooler, MAF sensor, intake tube and PCM. (If you have the service intercooler kit already installed you can skip that part and if you have a competent machinist available, you can utilize your existing supercharger too)  Many Lightning owners turn to the aftermarket for parts that can help them reach extended horsepower goals. If you choose the aftermarket route, use discretion in selecting your hardware and find out what the interactions are before purchasing. Some basic exhaust and induction system flow improvements can help get the extra horsepower you're looking for without compromising the integrity of your powertrain. A good catalyst back exhaust system and a less restrictive air filter are fairly easy to install and relatively inexpensive. Give that a try and see if it doesn't increase your SPH (smiles per hour!)


          Digging a hole to China... one burnout at a time!




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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.


June 7th

July 12th


          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.



By George Bobrovski


April 28th

          Well Sunday morning wasn't so sunny. The rain was coming down in sheets as I was waiting at Willow Lawn Shopping Center. By the time we got to Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) around 10 AM the sun was peaking between the clouds and the rain had stopped coming down. The course in set up in the HUGE VMP parking lot. The course was long and FAST.

          After parking in the "paddock" area, I want through registration. Here I signed the release form, paid my $15.00 and signed up as a course worker for the first heat. Every one who participates in the events is required to help. Helping includes working the starting grid workers, starting line, announcing driver times and course cone workers (cone chasers).

Next was the car tech inspection.  Tech consisted of a quick safety check that the Club performs on all cars that participate in the Autocross. They check items like the battery mounts (no lose batteries.... make a mess), brake peddle "feel" (no peddles that go to the floor) and throttle linkage (no sticky accelerator linkages). Check that battery mount on those 3ed generation Mustangs). Takes all of 5 minutes.

          There were a total of 97 cars registered for last Sundays (April 28) event. As always a super showing from the Blue Oval Crowd. Several Mustangs, Probes, Escorts and Focuses showed up for the soul purpose of tearing up the Autocross course. The April 28th event was sponsored by Richmond BMW Club, so there were 20 or so Bemmers at the event. The first car is off at 12 noon. The event is divided in to 4 heats, with 25 cars per heat. We wrapped up a fun filled day around 6:00 PM.

          I signed up as numbers 75 and 92, which gave me a total of 8 runs against clock (4 runs per number). I managed to shave 15 seconds off my first run. Most driver times during the day were between 55 sec and 69 sec. Now remember folks, this is a twisty courses, not 1/4 mile straightaway. My best time is 55 sec (two weeks ago). Yesterdays course was a little too tight (sharp, tight turns), and my times suffered. Yesterday’s best time was 68 sec.

          The next Autocross is June 16th. The club will meet at 9 AM at Willowlawn Shopping Center, in front of Starbucks Coffee at the intersection of Willowlawn Drive and Broad Street. Anyone interested in participating in the event, can per-register at (strongly suggested) at The cost is $15 for VMSC members and $20 for non-members.

          Check out the Virginia Motor Sports Club web site for more autocross details at

           Hope to see everyone at the meeting!


Cruise In’s For June And July

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.


June 1st Target on Midlothian; Tony Hall

June 8th Shell/Bill’s BBQ on Route 250 in Centerville, Goochland, Co.; Tony Hall

June 15th SUPER CRUISE; To Manassas, Va.; Billy McDaniel

June 22nd Garden Ridge; Tony Hall

June 29th Zero’s on Route 36 in Hopewell; TBA

July 6th Target on Midlothian; Tony Hall

July 13th Shell/Bill’s BBQ on Route 250 in Centerville, Goochland Co.; Tony Hall

July 20th Garden Ridge; Tony Hall

July 27th Zero’s on Route 36 in Hopewell; Tony Hall


          That’s the schedule for June and July.

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

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


Super Cruise

By Tony Hall


          On June 15th (weather permitting) CVMC is having a Cruise to Manassas, Va. Billy and Kim McDaniel will be the Cruise-Masters. We will be meeting at the Howard Johnson’s on Parham Road near the I-95 interchange at 3:45pm and leaving at 4pm. There will be maps provided.

          It is rumored that a few hundred cruisers meet in Manassas every Saturday Night. So, CVMC come on out for a great Cruise to Manassas and lets have some fun.


Mustang Round-Up In The “Star City Of The South”

By Tony Hall


          On May 4th, I took a little trip to Roanoke, Va. The weather was ok when I left but the further west I went on I-64 the worse it got. I hit a few showers before I got to the mountains. By the time I crossed Afton Mountain it started to rain steadily. As I went south on I-81 the rain got heavier.

          After I got a motel room and something to eat I settled down to watch the Winston Cup Race. Well, we all know what happened there.

          As I woke up Sunday morning I looked out the window and see bright sunshine with just a few puffy white clouds. Time to find a “Do-It-Yourself-Car-Wash”. I found one and proceeded to clean my Cobra up then off to the show.

          The show was located at “The Transportation Museum of Virginia” in downtown Roanoke. After setting up my Cobra. I looked up the president of The Roanoke Valley Mustang Club and introduced myself. I told her about our show in September and that I was going to pass out fliers. I went around the show and talked to the participants and invited them to our show. I hope many of them will come. I gave the Roanoke Valley Mustang Club the left over fliers. They also announced over the PA that our show was being held in September and that they had fliers at the tent.

          The show was great they had about 80 beautiful Mustangs and Fords. The people were as friendly as they could be. I know that I will be returning to their show next year.

          Donnie Nichols and his father and myself represented CVMC at the show. Laura Thompson and her mother and cousin came to see the show. We all had a great time. Donnie Nichols won a First Place in his class. I took a Third Place in mine.

          The ride home was great. I took US 460 to Appomattox. Then I took State 24 east through Appomattox National Battlefield Park to US 60. Then US 60 east to Richmond. I highly recommend taking this route. The countryside is beautiful. Nothing like Virginia in the springtime.

          Congrats to Donnie Nichols and thanks to Laura Thompson for attending the show.         


18th Annual CVMC Car Show Update        

By Tony Hall


          CVMC earned $500 for our show by helping the Hot Rod Magazine with their show at Virginia Motorsports Park May 18th and 19th. CVMC helped park and judge the show cars for Hot Rod Magazine.

          The weather was terrible Saturday morning. Heavy rain and cool temperatures kept a lot of participants away. The show had a total of 39 beautiful cars for the weekend.

          Hot Rod Magazine and I would like to thank the following people for helping out. George Cosier (for coordinating and helping), Billy & Kim McDaniel, Chris Byrne & his father Ned, Rusty Wiseman and Don & Karen Lane. All did a great job and on behalf of CVMC I extend a hearty THANKYOU!

          The next judge’s clinic will be held at Don Lane’s Lay Oak Warehouse on June 8th. I encourage everyone to attend and learn about judging a Mustang. We will need all the help we can get September 14th. To get directions contact Don or Karen Lane at 748-6889.

          Three and a half more months 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


          June 27th to the 30th The National Capital Regional Mustang Club will be hosting the Stars, Stripes & Stangs MCA National in Fairfax, Va.

          I hope many CVMC members have plans on attending this great gathering of Mustangs. If you have never attended an MCA National Show then you need to attend this one. MCA National Shows usually attract between 250 to 350 Beautiful Mustangs. You will see Concourse Mustangs, Rare Mustangs, Modified Mustangs, Limited Production Mustangs, 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th Generation Mustangs. The only thing better (other than going to Mustang Heaven) is a MCA Grand National or Anniversary Show.

          The Show is only two short hours away in Fairfax, Va. So get those applications in. All of the contact information is listed below in the Upcoming Car Shows And Track Events Section.

          I will be leaving for the show on Friday June 28th. Anyone wishing to cruise with me to the show can meet me at Willowlawn Shopping Center (the same place as the Cruise In’s) at 10am. We will be leaving at 10:15am.

          I hope to MANY CVMC Members at this show. It would be nice to win the Best Club Participation Trophy for CVMC!


June Birthday’s


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


June 1st   Linda Cosier

June 3rd   Andrew Helquist

June 6th   Scott Byrnes

June 12th   Marie Crow

June 19th   Lane Ramsey

June 21st   Denise Godsey

June 22nd   Ralph Gilliam

June 27th   George Bobrovsky

June 29th   Linda Jones


Congrats and Happy Birthday to all.



Regional MCA Shows

June 1st    Calhoun, GA
Cherokee Regional Mustang Club and Prater Ford will host a one day show Saturday, June 1, 2002, 8:00 am til 4:00 pm at Prater Ford in Calhoun, Ga. Registration will be from 8:00 am til 12:00 pm. For more info please e-mail Sandi Dillard at ( or call 706-625-2677, or e-mail Jeff Kirkland at ( ) All Fords and special interests welcome. There will be a shuttle bus provided for registered car family members to the Outlet Mall of Calhoun for your convenience.

June 2nd    Luray, VA 
The Annual Shenandoah Valley Mustang Club Show Luray Caverns, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Open to all makes and models of cars. Dash plaques to first 100 cars. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies in each class. Selection by popular vote. For further information, call (540) 662-0584 or (540) 662-1790.

June 8th    Staunton, VA
Valley Mustangs Unlimited 8th Annual Mustangs and Ford Powered Car Show sponsored by Paul Obaugh Ford Lincoln Mercury Chrysler, 1400 Greenville Avenue, Staunton, VA, Saturday, June 8th 2002 (rain date: June 9th), 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Registration from 10:00 to noon; registration fee of $10.00 payable to Valley Mustangs Unlimited. Vendor's fee: $25.00. Dash plaques to first 100 registrants and free event tee shirts to first 50 registrants; and door prizes. Trophies awarded in five classes: Top 10 Mustangs '64-'73; Top 10 Mustangs '74 up; Top 10 Modified Mustangs; Top 5 Ford Powered Cars; and Top 5 Ford Powered Trucks. Also Best of Show awards given. Judging is by participant's choice. Registration by mail: send payment payable to Valley Mustangs Unlimited, 411 Round Hill Road, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477. For additional info. Contact Tim (540) 337-2743 or Steve (540) 943-0712 or email:

June 8th    Jacksonville, NC
Southeastern North Carolina Regional Mustang Club presents its 2nd Annual All Ford Car Show at Sanders Ford, 1135 Lejeune Boulevard.  Sponsored by Sanders Ford, Inc.  Pre-registration $15; day of show $20.  Registration 9 a.m. - noon; judging begins at 12:30 p.m.; awards approximately 3 p.m.  Fire extinguisher is a must.  Trailer parking is available.  1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards in 13 classes.  50/50 raffle, door prizes.  For additional information contact Carl Zavalney at (910) 347-1264, or Dick Steinkopf at (910) 796-0134,

June 9th    Lyndhurst, NJ
The Garden State Region Mustang Club will be hosting their 2nd annual Meadowlands Motor Show & Swap Meet for the benefit of the Muscular Dystrophy Association on June 9, 2002 at the Whiskey Café, 1050 West Wall Street, Lyndhurst, NJ.  Rain date is 6/23/2002.  Pre-registration is recommended.  Dash plaques to the first 250 cars registered. Classes for all makes and models (cars & trucks), stock and modified., plus 6 Mustang classes.  All classes will be judged.  Over 100 trophies to be awarded.  For more information, please call John at 201-265-8550 or Greg at 973-334-4073.  Or e-mail: or visit:

June 22nd    Burlington, NC
The Gate City Triad Mustang Club, in cooperation with co-sponsors Colonial Mall of Burlington N.C. and the Piedmont area Ford Dealers are proud to announce that the 2002 Mustang, Shelby, Saleen, and Roush performance Car Show will be held at the Colonial Mall parking lot, 180 Colonial Mall Burlington, N.C. (Exit 141 I-40/ I-85 East or West) on Saturday, June 22, 2002. (Rain date June 23) The gate will open at 8:00 am, gate closes and judging begins at 11:00 am, autos will remain on the field until 3:30 PM.  This will be the 20th annual event sponsored by the Gate City Triad Mustang Club. The show will feature classes for all Mustangs, as well as Shelby, Saleen, and Roush performance cars. Judging will be by Mustang Club of America modified rules. Awards will be given out for the 1st - 2nd - 3rd in each class. In addition to the judged classes, there will also be a display only class, and a pony corral for cars that are for sale. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars registered. The club hopes to build on the success of its last four shows, which have averaged over 150 cars and 3,000 people in attendance. This attendance makes our show the largest gathering of vintage mustangs in the surrounding states. It is hoped that the 2002 show will be even bigger and better. Show chairman Randal Stone says that this event is to celebrate the Mustang for being one of the most popular cars in automotive history. The public is invited to attend at no charge. For information contact Randal Stone - 151 Wolfetrail Road Greensboro, N.C. 27406 - phone 336-275-5590 - fax 336-275-5593.

June 23rd    Pittsburgh, PA
The Greater Pittsburgh Mustang Club (GPMC), an Official Mustang Club of America (MCA) Regional Club, is proud to host our 4th Annual "All Ford Powered Show". The show is held rain or shine at McCrackin Ford – 7209 McKnight Road (Business Rt. 19) in Ross Township, 8 miles north of downtown Pittsburgh. Awards given for First, Second, and Third place using the modified guidelines of MCA’s Street Driven Class for most years of Fords and Mustangs. Current and last years models (2001 & 2002) will be judged by participant ballot. Proceeds raised benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter. Entry fee is $15.00 and pre-registration is recommended. Those registered by June 9, 2002 will receive a dash plaque, T-shirt, goodie bag and a free lunch sandwich. Day of registration is from 8:30 AM till 11 AM, judging at Noon, Awards at 4 PM. We will have music, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, great food & beverages, and a Chinese Auction! For car show forms or more information, contact Bob Kacinko at (412) 247-0771, E-Mail or Duane Lashua at (412) 299-7942, E-Mail and visit to learn more about our club.

MCA National

June 27th to the 30th, 2002 Fairfax, VA 
Stars, Stripes, and Stangs hosted by the National Capital Regional Mustang Club at Hyatt-Fair Lakes (703) 818-1234, ($89). Friday evening hospitality, Saturday evening banquet and dance. Awards Sunday afternoon. . Contact Joseph Tashjian at (703) 256-7373 or Patricia Porter at (703) 590-4512 or

MCA National

July 12th to the 14th, 2002, Youngstown, Ohio  
National Mustang Stampede hosted by the Mahoning Valley Mustangs at Holiday Inn Metroplex. Contact Joe Horne at (330) 792-1004 or John Hougelman at (330) 448-0215. Show website:


Non-MCA Events


June 2nd     Crew, Va.

Crew Car Show & Swap Meet at Hooper Park, Route 460


June 7th to the 9th    Biglerville, Pa.

Kustom Kemps Of America Car Show at Oakside Park. Customs & Lead Sleds.

Info: (717) 637-5229


June 8th   Richmond, Va.

1st Annual Car Show at Fairfield Commons Mall. Registration begins at 9:00am. Open to all vehicles. Located at Nine Mile Road & Laburnum Avenue.

Info: Charles Green (804) 222-2201


June 8th to the 9th   Dinwiddie, Va.

2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Cruise In at Virginia Motorsports Park. Car Show & Drag Race presented by Mattos Pro Finishes and DuPont Performance Coatings. Pre-1972 Street Rods, Street Machines, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars & Antiques. Nostalgia Gambler’s Race. Family Midway, Swap Meet and Manufactures Midway.

Info: (804) 862-3174


June 9th   Orange County, Va.

Orange County Cruisers Annual Car Show. More info. Later. Check their new website


June 13th to the 16th Richmond, Va. Eastern Spring Meet Sponsored by Richmond Region AACA at the Richmond Int'l Raceway, Laburnum Ave, 10 am-4 pm, $17 registration AACA members only, this is a 4-day event expecting to attract over 800 entrants from the entire eastern area of the US, plus several thousand spectators, all stock AACA classes, free admission, info: Dayton Leadbetter, 10508 Telegraph Rd, Ashland, VA 23005, PH/FAX: 804-550-0252; e-mail: or or Reggie Nash, 804-320-2636.


June 15th   Richmond, Va.

Richmond Region 33rd Annual Swap Meet. This will be held at the Richmond International Raceway the same time and near the AACA National Spring Meet. Cars and old car enthusiast are expected from throughout the East Coast and beyond. Free admission to the public, vender spaces $30 each, early registration recommended. Contact Kenny Baker at or by phone at (804) 747-6177.


June 22nd   Fredericksburg, Va.

8th Annual Classic Car Giveaway - Virginia's Rockin' Oldies 95.9 and Thunder 104.5, Country That Rocks! present the 8th Annual Classic Car Giveaway on Saturday, June 22, 2002 from 5 - 9 PM at Uptown Central Park in Fredericksburg, VA. This year, listeners will have a chance to snag a classic 1968 Dodge Charger with 35,000 original miles. This legendary car has been museum kept and is going to be going home with one lucky listener at the giveaway. Registration is only $10 and benefits the United Way. For info call Jim Herring at 540-891-9696 x23 or email at


June 23rd   Colonial Heights, Va.

2nd Annual Make A Wish Benefit Car And Motorcycle Show. Sponsored by Wal-Mart of Colonial Heights and Oldies But Goodies Classic Cruisers Car Club. 9am to 3pm in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Show open to all years. Appreciation Plaques to the first 75 entries. Live Auction, DJ with Oldies Music, Live Band, Good Food.

$1. Vendors are welcome. Info. Debra Harper Pre-registration $12.50 Donation to Make A Wish Foundation before May 20th. $15 the day of the show. Spectators Admission Donation of Creech (804) 526-0844.


June 28th   Carlisle, Pa.

Carlisle All-Truck Nationals at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. 717-243-7855


June 29th to the 30th Dinwiddie, Va. 4TH Annual Old Dominion Fun Ford Weekend at Virginia Motorsports Park.


June 29th   Newport News, Va.  Classics at Lee Hall Auto Show, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newport News at restored Lee Mansion. Tours of the mansion house will be available. Show time is 10am to 4pm. Awards at 3pm. No spectator admission. First 100 participants will get a goodie bag, dash plaque and a t-shirt. Door prizes will be drawn during the day. There is also a swap meet, raffle and craft show. For info. Contact Clay Drnec at (757) 249-3930 or E-mail:

June 29th   Powhatan, Va. Free Sprit Equine Rescue Shelters 2nd Annual Benefit Car Show at the Powhatan Fairgrounds. For more info, please contact Marie O’Brien at (804) 598-8132.

June 29th to the 30th   Leesburg, Va. 16th Rod Run & Car Show. Hosted by Custom Cruisers of Northern Virginia. Located at Ida Lee Park. For info. (703) 777-1664.

July 3rd to the 4th   Roanoke, Va.    Big July 4th Celebration in Roanoke! July 3rd is a cruise around the main strip in Roanoke. The police have set aside their cruise restrictions for this event. There will be bands plus free food and refreshments. On July 4th the downtown area will be closed for a car show. Registration is 8 to 10 and the show ends at 2 PM. There will be lots of vendors and food. All money from the show goes to help the auto gallery of the Transportation Museum. The cost is $25 before June 15th. You will receive a dash plaque, special t-shirt and goodie bag. After the show you can participate in a parade. That evening there will be fireworks and you can visit the Salem Fair. I will post the application for this show later. If you wish to go please email me at

July 4th   Yorktown, Va.        Yorktown Auto Show & Forth of July Celebration. Sponsored by The Classic Cruisers Car Club & Gloucester Toyota. Awards to the Top 25 (provided by York Awards). Open to the first 80 Antique, Classic or Muscle Cars (pre-1982). $15 registration only on the day of the show. Gates open at 9am. Cars must be in place by 11am. Judging starts at 11:30am. Awards given out at 3pm. Dash plaques, goodie bags and door prizes will be available. For more info. Call Yorktown 4th of July Celebration Committee, Debbie Hipple at (757) 898-4562, or Dave Arnold at (757) 820-3909; E-mail , Hal Hartel (757) 867-6336; E-mail , or visit the Classic Cruisers Car Club website at

July 12th to the 14th   Ohio            5th Goodguys PPG Nationals at he Ohio Expo Center, Ohio State Fairgrounds. Rods, Customs & Classics through 1972. Friday Night Drags. Info. (925) 838-9876 or Fax (925) 820-8241 or website at

July 13th    Frederick, MD
3rd Annual All-Makes Car and Truck Show and Vendor Swap Meet Hosted by the Mid-Maryland Ford Club with 32 classes, 150 trophies, to include all years, makes and models. Participant voting. Walkersville Fire Company Carnival Grounds. Route 194 and Frederick Street off US 15. 9am – 3pm. For show info call weekdays before 5pm (410) 760-0072 and after 6pm Dave (301) 570-2077 or Ron (301) 694-7093.

July 13th to the 14th   Dinwiddie, Va. Muscle Car Power fest at Virginia Motorsports Park. All makes and models Car Show. Celebrate the history of horsepower. Car Show and Nostalgia Drag Racing. Info: (804) 862-3174 or visit VMP website at

July 26th to the 28th   Carlisle, Pa.   Summer Carlisle Show at the fairgrounds. For info: (717) 243-7855 or the website at

Track Events

June 16th Dinwiddie, Va.        Autocross at Virginia Motorsports Park

June 29th to the 30th Rising Sun, MD
Mod Motor Shootout and all Ford Extravaganza at Cecil County Raceway. $50,000 purse! $10,000 to go to all Ford Bracket racers 7 heads up Mod Motor classes. 2 All Ford Bracket classes. Focus class. Lightning truck class. Huge car show.

July 28th Dinwiddie, Va.        Autocross at Virginia Motorsports Park


Central Virginia Mustang Club

Minutes of Meeting,

May 1, 2002

By Brenda Jones


          President Tony Hall called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. He asked if we had any visitors - We had two Nigel Harris 98 Coupe and Jim Myercle with a 68 Shelby GT500KR.

          Karen gave the Treasurers Report.  We started out with a balance of $2097.27, we had an income of $147.00, and expenses were $115.78 leaving us a balance of $2128.49. We have 77 paid members.

          Llew gave his report on parades. The Autumn Harvest Festival will be coming up on October 11. There will be a parade in Bon Air on May 11 with the lineup starting at 9-10 a.m. with the parade starting at 11:00. We need 8 cars. There will be a parade in King William the last weekend of May. We need 8 cars for that one also.

          Kenny gave his report on the upcoming car shows.

      May 4 --Augusta Georgia

       May 4 - Virginia Beach Sam’s Club

      May 5   Chesapeake - Sam's Club

       May 11 - Steward School  - 10-3

       May 19 - Richmond Dragway - Ford Day

       May 24-26 - Atlanta Georgia - Mall of Georgia

       May 25 - Gloucester - Car and Craft Show at Ware Academy.  Meet at New Kent rest area at 9:00 with a pullout time of 9:15

       May 25 - Wal-Mart 3rd annual Children's Miracle Network show

       June 27-30 - Fairfax VA - National MCA show.

          Don Lane gave a report on his judging clinic.  He had 7-8 people to show up. They had an old mustang to judge after going over the sheet. The next clinic will be held on June 8th. We will be working on a concourse car. Need some ladies to help the judging crews (writing numbers and comments on the sheets for the judges) the clinic will be at 10:30 a.m.

          The next Director's and show meeting will be held on May 19th at Shoney's in Bermuda Square shopping center.  All members who would like to help with the upcoming car show along with the board of directors and officers are invited to the meeting. The time of the meeting is 3:30 p.m.  We will eat and then have the meeting.

          We have had a pretty good turnout for the Cruise In’s.  Kim McDaniel said there is a new one starting up on Rt 5 and 295 on Friday nights.  The next cruise will be at Bill's Barbeque in Centerville at the Shell Station.  The next one after that will be at Garden Ridge near the airport.  Any member who is not close to the cruise site meet at Willow Lawn shopping center at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and you may cruise with the rest of us. 

          George Cosier talked about the Hot Rod Magazine. They are coming to Dinwiddie on May 18th. They are going to need guys to help park cars etc. They usually donate $500.00 to the club that helps them. They also need us to bring cars.



          George Bobrovski talked about the autocross.  May 12th is the next one.  They will be having Drag racing on June 7th.  Meet at Willow Lawn at 5:30 if you are interested in going. Art Hyde is leaving Team Mustang and going to another part of Ford.

          Kenny had the invoice for the September 7th Nascar Race. He has 4 tickets left. Tickets are 80.00 apiece.  Need to have the money by June 14th.  Tony is going up to Walgreens on Azalea and then going to the Busch race this Friday May 3rd.

          Door prizes were drawn and Jim Myercle won the 50/50. It was a little pot this meeting, hopefully more members will come next month and it will be larger.

          Tony adjourned the meeting at 8:45.




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