The Galloping Gazette
The Official Newsletter Of The
Central Virginia Mustang Club
News From The Blue Oval
NEW MUSTANG “UNLIKE ANYTHING WE’VE SEEN BEFORE”
Public introduction of 2005 Ford Mustang creates craze, slows sites Muscle car enthusiasm translates into loyalty, better business
DETROIT, January 15, 2004 – When Ford introduced the Mustang in 1964, a Chicago dealer closed his doors early as customers bombarded the showroom to see the new sensation.
Last week, when Ford introduced the all-new 2005 Mustang at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the modern version of America’s car evoked similar fanfare as enthusiasts worldwide flooded websites to get a first look at the new car.
When Paul Eisenstein, publisher of thecarconnection.com posted images of the new cars, the stampede of Mustang fans overwhelmed his system, nearly knocking it off line, and forcing long waits for about three hours.
"The response to Mustang photos on our website has been unlike anything
we’ve seen before," says Eisenstein. "We just beefed our servers for the show but we still struggled to handle the traffic."
He retells the story at http://thecarconnection.com/index.asp?article=6735&sid=176&n=156
After months of speculation and concern about the design and performance direction of the new Mustang, these enthusiasts rushed to confirm their hopes and squash fears.
"Mustang customers are the most passionate auto enthusiasts in the world,"
Says Phil Martens, Ford vice president of advance product creation. "They’ve been so eager to see what we’ve done with the new 2005 Mustang to make sure we didn’t screw it up.
"Based on the responses I’ve seen on different websites, I think we got it right. And, they haven’t even driven the car yet."
The Detroit Free Press also witnessed Mustang mania firsthand as customers poured over photos at three times the rate of new Corvette images. After just one day, more than 21,000 visitors’ accessed Mustang images as the car took the download title. Mustang actually swept the first two spots as the
GT edged out the base V-6 model.
"Mustang always has been successful because it’s true to its heritage and core customers," says Steve Lyons, vice president, Ford Motor Company and president, Ford Division. "These customers created and nurtured an image that appeals to the mass market and helps Mustang remain as on the only muscle car on the planet."
This enthusiasm translates into loyalty. At trade-in time, Mustang customers repurchase a blue oval product 55 percent of the time. More than 30 percent buy another Mustang. Both figures are double the segment average in the small sporty car market.
That helps explain why Motor Trend’s website ( www.motortrend.com ) visitors voted twice as much for Mustang (39 to 22 percent as of today) than its closest competitor, the new Chevrolet Corvette, when asked to pick their favorite Detroit show production vehicle.
Surfers can still vote at http://www.motortrend.com/multimedia/polls/040107_poll_detfavcar/
The Legend Captures Hearts Again
Since its dramatic 1964 introduction, Ford Mustang has been the icon of American performance and style, capturing hearts worldwide. For 2005, Mustang combines an all-new, fully modern architecture with all the soul that makes a Mustang a Mustang – bold style, a brawny engine and rear-wheel-drive excitement.
In short, every inch of Mustang is new – yet it staunchly remains the genuine article – "America’s Car" for 40 years.
Based on an all-new, fully modern body structure and chassis system featuring advanced MacPherson struts and a three-link live axle with Panhard rod, Mustang boasts an overall ride sophistication unmatched by any of its ancestors. Its braking and handling are nothing short of world class.
It produces all the tire-smoking power the rear wheels – and most drivers – can handle, with a better-breathing 300-horsepower, 24-valve MOD V-8 or 200-horsepower SOHC V-6 engine.
With power comes responsibility, and the new Mustang takes occupant protection to a new level. A stout safety cage, Ford’s Personal Safety System™ with passenger weight-sensing technology, available side air bags and a front structure designed for demanding offset impacts, provide drivers and passengers with the most comprehensive protection ever offered in a muscle car.
What’s more, all this unrivaled driving excitement will continue to come at an attainable price. The base V-6 model will remain the best performance car for under $20,000, while the Mustang GT will be the most affordable 300-horsepower car made today.
Ford and legions of worldwide fans will celebrate Mustang’s 40th Anniversary on April 17, 2004, in Nashville, Tennessee at a huge birthday party hosted by the Mustang Club of America. The 2005 Mustang will hit showrooms in the fall of 2004. It will be built at the Auto Alliance International assembly facility in Flat Rock, Mich., just miles from its current home at the Dearborn Assembly Plant on the Rouge River.
Pricing will be announced closer to launch.
Ford Motor Company, headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, is the world’s second largest automaker, with approximately 335,000 employees in 200 markets on six continents. Its automotive brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Its automotive-related services include Ford Credit, Quality Care and Hertz. Ford Motor Company observed its 100th anniversary on June 16, 2003.
CVMC At G-Force Karts! CVMC invaded G-Force Karts yet again on February 22nd. We had eight members and two guests this time. I think this may be the largest turnout yet. It was a very clean and FAST race. We had some rubbin and spinnin but not too much.
Check out times and see for yourself...
BLT = Best Lap Time
ALT = Average Lap Time
Mike Nobel BLT-0: 25.184; ALT-0:26.233
Tony Hall BLT-0: 25.580; ALT-0: 27.128
Rusty Wiseman BLT-0: 25.928;
Mike Cole BLT-0: 26.371; 0:27.531
Ted Roberson BLT-0: 26.419;
Pam Doser BLT-0: 26.485; 0:27.993
Michelle Meyer BLT-0: 27.710;
Laura BLT-0: 28.099; ALT-0: 30.990
Harold BLT-0: 28.645; ALT-0: 32.002
Angela Lent BLT-0: 32.085;
We had some really good lap times and we all had a great time. For the first timers, every time you go back your times will improve.
Come on out folks and have a blast Go-Kart Racing. If you don’t feel like racing come on out anyway and watch the excitement. Besides we usually go out to eat after the Racing.
The next foray into G-Force karts will be March 21st. We will do the usual. Meet at Willow Lawn at 2:00pm or you can meet us at G-Force Karts at 2:30pm.
Till Next Time!
“Here’s Tire Smoke In Your Eye”
By Tony Hall
42nd Annual Asphalt Angels Rod & Custom Car Show! CVMC had a great turnout for the Asphalt Angels “42nd Rod & Custom Show”. Billy & Kim McDaniel, Gordon Martin, Ed Adams and David Lythgoe did such a great job setting up our display area that CVMC won the “Most Creative Special Interest Club Display” Award. Great Job everyone.
CVMC passed out plenty of our “20th Annual Mustang & Ford Show” fliers and plenty of CVMC Membership Applications.
CVMC did rather well when came time for the Awards. Below is how everyone did.
Carroll Lipscombe 1st Place
Bob Rigsby 2nd Place
Ed Adams 1st Place
Gordon Martin 2nd Place
Ted Roberson 2nd Place
Billy McDaniel 2nd Place
Mike Cutright 2nd Place
Mike Nobel 1st Place
Kathy McWilliams 1st Place
Steve Coleman 2nd Place
Ben Brown 1st Place
Rusty Wiseman 1st Place
Congratulations everyone, Job well done. I hope many of you got to come by the show and see the Hot looking cars among other things at the Show this year and to support your fellow club members.
By Tony Hall
Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show! This show is shaping up very nicely. We have 17 Mustangs Lined up for the show. The Mustangs we have lined up for the show are as follows...
Steve Coleman – 1999 Black 35th Anniversary Mustang GT Coupe; George Bobrovsky – 1989 Black Mustang GT Convertible; Dave Dickey – 1967 Aqua Mustang Sprint Coupe; Richard Jones – 1964 ½ Red Mustang Convertible; Llew Stakes – 1969 Green Mustang Convertible; Rusty Wiseman – 2003 Blue Mustang Mach 1; Ben & Cynthia Brown – 2001 Blue Mustang Bullitt; Billy McDaniel – 1970 Yellow Mustang Mach 1; Carroll Lipscombe – 1964 ½ Blue Mustang Convertible; Tony Hall – 1995 Red Mustang SVT Cobra; Don Smith – 1970 Blue Mustang Boss 302; Thomas Victory – 1984 Black Mustang SVO Hatchback; Kendall Turner – 1985 Red Mustang Saleen Hatchback; Mike Rowe – 1999 Red Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible; Lane Ramsey – 1969 Blue Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback; Lee Hardy-1993 Mustang SVT Cobra; Jim Myracle - 1968 Mustang Shelby GT500KR
CVMC is listed as one of the Feature Attractions at the Virginia International Auto Show. Be sure to check out their website by clicking the logo above.
This is an excellent line up for the show. Like last year this is a great opportunity to let people know about CVMC and to recruit members.
Be sure to check out the Virginia International Auto Show and to support your fellow CVMC Members. Remember this is a “Celebration of 40 Years of the Mustang”.
By Tony Hall
40th Anniversary Update! Hello CVMC Members, as you know I have taken it upon myself to plan a trip to the 40th Anniversary Celebration on the Mustang in Nashville, TN at the Nashville Super Speedway. I had reserved 9 rooms at a Hampton INN and 9 rooms at a Super 8. They were gone, but do to some cancellations I now have 2 rooms. I do have some people to check with and should know by the meeting if at least one has been taken. I do have 9 rooms reserved at a Days Inn but they are a lot more expensive then the previous rooms. For the entire stay the Days INN will run around $635+tax. I will be canceling these rooms if no one requests them after Wednesday’s meeting. The following people are slated to be going.
Bill and Billie Jarvis, Paul Oliver, Steve Coleman, Ted and Cathy Roberson, Rusty Wiseman, Betty Wiseman, Billy and Kim McDaniel, Mike Noble, Ray and Judy Weidman, Tony Hall, Don and Karen Lane, Don Smith and family, Melissa Riddle, Kathy McWilliams
The hotels are approximately 16 miles from the Nashville Speedway. As I found out the Host hotel, which is more expensive (although the Days Inn comes close), is over 30 miles from the speedway. The plan is to Cruise up on Wed April 14th and leave Monday Morning April 19th. If this does not work for you then I may be able to change the room dates, but I don’t think you will want to miss a thing. There will be a meeting on March 13th at the Famous Dave’s on Broad Street for all going on the trip. If you are interested please let me know. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 804-357-6196. This is a very special celebration you won’t want to miss and Ford is slated to Debut the Next Generation Mustang on April 17th at the Event. Thank you for reading and be sure to check back next month, same Mustang time, and same Mustang channel!!
By Rusty Wiseman
MCA’s 2004 Pony Drive II! There will be more on this event next month.
Thanks! I would like to take a minute to thank everyone who has contributed to the Galloping Gazette and let everyone know that if you have an article that you wrote on anything Mustang and or Ford related please send it to me to be used in the newsletter.
Ideas for articles are but not limited to the following… Car Shows that you attended; Parades; Restoration Projects; Unique Mustang’s and or Ford’s; Unique people connected with Mustang’s and or Ford’s; etc… Please include any pictures.
Be sure to send your articles to Tony Hall at 7702 Hudson Drive Richmond, Va. 23229. Or hand them to me at the next club meeting. You can also e-mail them to me at email@example.com
News From MCA
Warm Greetings to one and all!
Previous letters: I thank all of you who responded with questions from my last newsletter covering bylaws and updating them. The most important item I can stress is to make sure that it becomes a whole club project after the committee recommends changes. No one likes changes made behind their backs so include your people on everything!
Important News: Also news of late has come to me about links to web sites. While many clubs have some awesome websites, there are a few who for various reasons have declined to keep the domain names that they own. We had a case this week where a club that was linked through many other clubs, but they had previously dropped the web address. It was picked up by some company that specializes in porn and anyone who clicks the link gets quite the shock when looking up "mustangs!" The bottom line is, if your club has a section for links, please check them regularly. You never know what may happen. Your club is respectful and when someone is poking around. It tarnishes your club, MCA and the whole Mustang hobby! Lets definitely be careful out there!
Great News: Remember just a few years ago when MCA's membership was hovering around 8000? Well, how does membership totaling 10,324 sound? That is what happens when regional clubs work at local memberships and when MCA gets people headed in your direction. The teamwork is astounding! There is lots of ways to credit this new total, such as the MCA website, www.mustang.org and the ability to join and renew online! The new magazine layout has people loving the articles and the articles we place in other publications are great. The MCA office has membership applications that you can write for and get and they are beautiful examples of a club going places! Lets keep up the great work!
40th Anniversary Celebration: Meat and potatoes time! Do you realize it is just two and a half months until the 40th Anniversary celebration in Nashville?
http://www.mustang.org/specialevents/MCA.cfm?home I am working as the Volunteer Coordinator for the event. What that means is we need bodies to help pull this off! Can you spend a day helping out? A few hours even? We will need people to help with parking, fielding questions, registration traffic control, judging, and track events... just about everything! An event this large needs many people in many places helping out. Wear your club tee shirts and get others to lend a hand. Nothing looks more professional than 5 or 6 people from the same club directing others with logistics.
(And did I mention the tee shirt you may just get for helping out? Yes, you can say
"Been there. Did that and got the tee shirt!)
Please talk with your club members that are attending. See what you can come up with and let me know. I will get you in touch with the best person for your specialty, or if you just name a day/days that you want to help out, I'll get you assigned where most needed!
Remember, this is a large club comprised of many members and members clubs. It is the volunteer spirit that keeps us all going and celebrating this 40th anniversary of the introduction of the Mustang. Lets make this show become the
Hallmark of what the GM guy’s only wish they could pull off!
Drop me a line as soon as you can.
Jim Keenan (22619)
MCA Club Support Co-Chair
The 20th Annual Mustang & Ford Show Update
There will be more on this event in the coming months.
Dave’s Mustang Trivia
By David Lythgoe
1. How many 1974 Mustang II’s were made?
How many of you saw the Barrett Jackson Auction on Speedvision a couple of weeks ago? Can I see a show of hands (just kidding)? What a shock! A 1967 Shelby GT500 sold for $230,000.00. Somebody should have taken the mixed drinks out of the two bidders hands a couple of hours before the bidding ever started. The new owner of the Shelby has probably realized or he will eventually that he paid $150,000.00 too much. I’ll spell that out. He overpaid One Hundred And Fifty Thousand Dollars! Yipes!
Determining values on Mustangs can be determined from several sources. I like to use two magazines. Hemmings Motor News, which can be found in large, book stores in the magazine sections. I also like the Ford Auto Trader, which can be found at 7-11.
Cars Of Particular Interest (CPI) and the Antique & Classic Car NADA are updated every couple of months and can give you a good idea of value also.
Lastly the best way to assume value is to have someone who is knowledgeable on Mustangs to examine the car and to determine the actual condition. From there you can use the magazines & price guides to make a realistic offer on a Mustang. I always remind myself when I look at a car “Buyer Beware”
I have MCA and SCCA judging experience and can help with those difficult questions and problems. Please feel free to call me during the day at 804-321-5383.
News From The CCCCVa
Senator Quayle sponsored SB 204 that would allow car hobbyists to keep parts
and project cars in their own backyards without the fear of localities fining
the owners or forcing the cars to be towed. This piece of legislation was our
major goal of the 2003 General Assembly session.
During the first week of February the bill had it’s hearing before the Senate Local Government Committee. It would have to get out of this committee; the past two years a bill failed to make it out of committee. Senator Quayle and the four presidents of the car club councils spoke in favor of the bill. There were many car hobbyists in the audience who waited over 4 hours for the bill’s hearing. Two people spoke against the bill - the lobbyist for the Virginia Municipal League and a county attorney from Fairfax. There was an attempt to amend the bill to exclude Northern Virginia but it failed. The bill passed 11 to 4.
The next step was to get the bill through the Senate. The bill kept coming up but was always passed by. We discovered the lobbyist from the municipal league was working against the bill. Despite hundreds of calls, emails and faxes to the senators the bill was stalled. Quayle said the bill needed to be amended to make it through the senate. Tom Cox of the Southwest Council and myself had discussed this possibility. Tom faxed Quayle a possible solution. We would change the language to include not only not visible from the street but also not visible from the second story of neighboring homes and we would change all vehicles to only vehicles 25+ years old or racecars. Quayle was supposed to get back to us but did not. Instead Quayle amended the bill to allow us to only keep cars for 6 months. The bill was engrossed, voted on and passed the Senate. Quayle said this was the only way to get the bill through the Senate.
The bill was sent to the House. There it was assigned to a committee and Senator Quayle was able to get the bill amended (substitutions) and it has passed that committee 17 to 4. If the bill passes the House then a conference committee would have to meet and work out the differences in the bill between what passed both houses of the Assembly. As this is being written we are waiting to see the substitutions to the bill. We will continue to work to try and get this bill through and you will get updates and requests as needed for your input into the process.
The officers of all four councils thank the many car hobbyists who contacted their representatives. If they had not done so we would not have gotten this far with the bill.
You can keep up with legislation by going to the Virginia Association of Car Councils website. The legislation page has been updated. Bills that have been killed have been marked through; others have been marked as continued to next year or combined with other legislation. You can click on the bill number to read about the bill and its progress. The site is www.vaacc.org and you can click on the legislation button.
Late Model Tech
4.30 Gear Install
Tools needed; Lift and jack stands, impact gun, deep sockets set with long extensions, PB blaster, mallet, bearing press, pry bar, needle nose pliers, and dial caliper.
Gear set should include ring & pinion, shims; crush sleeve, friction modifier, rearend bearing kit, 2-3 quarts of gear oil.
1. First place the car in neutral, and the E brake off. Chock the front tires, and either jack the car up, or on the lift.
2. Remove both rear wheels, and remove the brake calipers, rotor clips, and rotors.
3. Before you remove the drive shaft, index its current position on the d/s and yoke. If you do not do this, you will have a vibration because the d/s is now out of balance. Then remove the drive shaft from the rear pinion. Then open the rear end cover and drain the oil (this will have a foul odor in most cases).
4. Once the oil is drained remove the c clips & pinion shaft that allow the axles to slide outwards by pushing in on the axle flange. Remove the U bolts that hold the differential in place, and pull on the differential ‘(this should take a little bit of pressure and not just fall out).
5. Once the differential is out, remove all bearings, shims, and the ring gear off the diff. Then remove the pinion gear, race bearing.
6. Take brake cleaner and thoroughly clean the rear housing, and differential.
7. Now you can either measure the entire rear to get the proper shim or, you can shim the pinion gear and measure it that way with a dial caliper.
8. Install the pinion gear with race bearing and outer bearings.
9. Install the new bearings, carriers, and ring gear on the differential and install that and shim to proper specs (usually FRPP gears will shim out with no issue and you won’t need shims), test the wear pattern, by adding shims for pinion depth, and then for checking backlash. This will take the longest, and must be done correctly for a long lasting rear gear.
10. Once the wear pattern is good remove the pinion gear and slide on the crush sleeve, and tighten down the pinion gear. Install the differential, and u-bolts. Double check wear pattern.
11. Reinstall the axles, c clips and rod, and rear end housing, drive shaft, rotors, rotor clips and brake calipers, and wheels. Then add enough gear oil (whatever you prefer, I used Mobil 1, but RP has modifier in it and it has to be of the proper grade 80w-90 aka GL5) and the entire bottle of friction modifier (Ford modifier is the best) until you feel the fluid with your finger.
With this your speedometer will be off, so you need to correct this. For 1994-1998 Manual transmissions you can use a Speedo gear to correct this up to a 4.10 gear. Anything steeper will require a DMP Speed cal (best) or an Abbott ERA. For the 99+ Mustang you CAN NOT use a Speedo gear. If the car is an automatic (manual it will not work), then a chip can be used to correct this. The DMP speed cal will work on all 96-98 Automatic transmission and all 96+ Manual transmissions.
You must give the gears at least 3 cycles of warming up and then cooling down (roughly 100 miles, commonly know as heat cycling) to establish the wear pattern before you decide to get on it. If you don't the gear will not cure and will become soft, causing troubles down the road.
Central Virginia Mustang Club
Minutes of Meeting, February 4, 2004
By Brenda Jones
Tony called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m. He asked if we had any visitors. We had one. His name was Phil Wood and he had a 1997 SVT Cobra.
Karen gave the Treasurer's report. We had a beginning balance of $4585.20. We had income/deposits of $1703.00 (Race tickets, $935.00, Membership $675.00, Merchandise, $68.00, and Vendor $25.00) we had expenses totaling $2054.60 (Race tickets, $1705.00, Merchandise $275.00, Newsletter $37.60, and Postage $37.00). This gives us an ending balance of $4233.60.
Tony talked about the Director's meeting. He discussed the bylaws change. It was brought to the membership for a vote. Jimmy Clements has agreed to fulfill the term of the director that resigned. Donnie Nichols made a motion to vote on the new bylaw change. Steve Coleman seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.
Tony called on Mike Cole to tell us about the Cruise Ins. Mike will be handling them this year.
Billy McDaniel - Asphalt Angels - Weather permitting, meet in the front of the Showplace 1:30- 2:00 p.m. on Thursday to go in as a group. We have 12 cars to be in our display.
Tony told us that the next foray to the G Force Go Karts will be February 22, 2004. Tony told us that even if you don't ride, to come out and cheer the rest on and see who runs into the wall.
The Virginia International Auto Show, March 5-7 - We will be towards the rear of the Convention Center and to the left. We will meet at The Science Museum and then go down to the Convention Center. We will be going in on Thursday.
Rusty brought us up to date on the 40th Anniversary. We have 18 rooms booked. Rusty asked for a date to meet to see all who are going. The date of March 13th was chosen. We will meet at Famous Dave’s at 1:00 - 3:00.
Rusty and Dave Dickey gave a report on our show. Dave has flyers for us to take. We have Universal Ford on deck for sponsorship. We have a verbal on Richmond.
George Bobrovsky - Pony Drive- June 4th. We will have the Science Museum. We will be parking at the back and where the trains used to come in. Famous Dave's will be catering the Pony Drive. They will be providing food here at the Museum. Richmond Ford may be handling the dash plaques and are going to be responsible for them. This display will cover our annual commitment to The Science Museum.
Paul Oliver talked about the Virginia Blood Services. We need to sign up for the van. They will be bringing a van from Charlottesville. Virginia Blood Services is the main reason we have the lot at Anthem.
Paul then talked about the MCA. They have a new number and address in Pensacola, Florida. MCA has 10,000 members and they are shooting for 14,000. The Mustang Museum is a separate entity for MCA. The MCA meeting was in Atlanta. People came in from everywhere. Bill Johnson came in from Washington State. They have $165,000 in the treasury of MCA. Josh Bolger is the new editor for Mustang Times. Jim Silverman is the National Judge for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th generation and Bob Perkins is the judge for the 1st generation. Austin Craig is doing the advertising and promotional items. The new rulebook for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th is online now. 1st generation will be available soon.
George B. - Auto Cross - Starting in March at Virginia Motorsports Park.
Fred Fann gave an update on legislation Bill on keeping parts cars on our property. 60 car hobbyists showed up. Senators were flooded with emails. Quayle introduced the bill after sitting for 4 hours. The bill did pass. It now goes to the Senate and then to the House. Fred then talked to us about a bill that says that mileage will not have to be on the bill of sale to sell a car. They still haven't done anything about the emissions testing here.
Tony asked Ford Motor Company about the possibility of sending Team Mustang down here for our show. SVT will not be able to make it this year since they have a commitment in Texas for the same weekend.
We had the drawings. Dave Dickey won the 50/50 again!!!! He received a total of $27.00 this month. We need more people to participate so Dave can be retired.
Tony adjourned the meeting at 9:00 p.m.
Welcome! We at CVMC hope you will be a member for many years.
Larry Kidd, Mike Noble, Larry Noble, Fred Fann, George Godsey, Sonny Coble, Ed Adams, Chris Byrne, John Papazian, Mark Oliver, Manuel Nichols, Rick Nochta, Danny Garner, Marvin Smith, Debbie Shaver, Scott Akom, Mike Young, Charlie Agee, Marlene Tidd, Victor Williams, David Stankovic, Michael Mathe, Sharon Burke, Joseph Helbling
Thanks everyone for joining and coming back for another great CVMC year! CVMC has 99 Members who have signed up so far this year.
Dave’s Mustang Trivia Answers
By David Lythgoe
Looks like we have a bunch of birthday Guys & Gals!
March 6th Mike McKinney; March 10th David Devereaux; March 11th Walter Harley; March 12th Polly McMillen; March 14th Lora Joyner; March 22nd Terry Wagner; March 24th Rick Jones; March 24th Joshua Hanes; March 25th Jim Myracle; March 27th Michael Chandler; March 28th Irene Liebold; March 29th Peter Marshall; March 31st Eric Byrd
Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!
Upcoming Car Shows For March & April
March 5th And 6th
10th Annual Coming Out of Winter Spring Fling, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
The First Tennessee Regional Club will host the 10th Annual Coming Out of Winter Spring Fling at the Capri Motel in Pigeon Forge. (NOTE: THIS IS A SOCIAL EVENT AND NOT A CAR SHOW) For reservations, call Kim McCown at (800) 528-4555 or (865) 453-7147. You must mention the Mustang Club to receive the special rate of $44.64 including tax for double occupancy. Continental Breakfast included. Reservations must be made by Feb. 5, 2004. All cancellations must be made by March 2, 2004 for a deposit refund. Come on out for a great weekend with a choice of excellent restaurants, entertainment, and shopping outlets. For further information Contact Margaret Davis at (423) 323-2262.
8th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Mustang & Classic Ford
Show Macon, Georgia
Hosted by the Flag City Mustang Club at Central City Park. Music, Food, Door Prizes, Top-50 Popular Vote Awards. Visit our website at http://pages.prodigy.net/cobrastang/flag.htm and click on "Cherry Blossom Festival" for details and registration forms. For more information, contact Show Chairman Harris Yaughn at (478) 474-2718.
Sail into Spring Show
Hosted by Thunder Valley Mustang Club at Sale Ford. Event hours are 8:00-4:00 with check-in running 8:00-12:00. Registration fee is $20.00/MCA$15.00. This is a popular vote show. It is located at Exit 348 on I-75. The dealer is located just off the exit ramp. This will be the Second Show at this dealer. For more information, call Jeff Cardwell at 423-344-5585 (Leave Message) or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at http://www.ThunderValleyMustangs.com
April 15th to the 18th
40th Anniversary Celebration
Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Mustang with MCA, Ford and thousands of your closest friends! This is NOT an MCA National (so no grille medallion points), but it will be the biggest Mustang party of the year! For more details, go to http://www.mustang.org/specialevents
10th Annual Mustang and Ford Spring Show and Shine
Georgia Regional Mustang Club's 10th Annual Allan Vigil Ford Mustang and Ford Spring Show and Shine to benefit the Children's Hospice of Atlanta. Popular vote with typical classes and awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Show located at Allan Vigil Ford, Exit 231 (Mt Zion Rd) off I-75, Morrow, GA. Gates open 8am. Registration is from 8:30am to 12noon. Awards at 4pm. Registration $20. Early registration available at $15 postmarked prior to April 12. Hot dogs and soft drinks furnished by Allan Vigil Ford. For information, contact Joe Krumpelman at 770-578-1354 ( email@example.com ).
"Blue Oval Over Butler" Show
Butler, New Jersey
The Garden State Region Mustang Club presents their 4th Annual "Blue Oval Over Butler" Show on Sunday, April 25, 2004 at the Route 23 Automall, Rt. 23 South, Butler, NJ, for the benefit of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Show hours 9am to 4pm rain or shine. Registration is from 9am to 11am. Pre-registration is $10. Registration is $15 day of show. Over 20 judged classes. NO VENDORS OR CARS FOR SALE. There will be a special appearance by Bigfoot the Monster Truck. The show is limited to 125 cars. For more information, call Mike at 201-933-6915 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gsrmc.org
March 5th to the 7th - Virginia International Auto Show - The Greater Richmond Center, Richmond, VA By Motor Trend International - Info: 804-783-7300 or web site at www.autoshowusa.com
March 6th - Tidewater Region AACA Annual Swap Meet - Khedive Temple Activity Center, 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA. For info call Neil Sugermeyer at 757-486-5456.
March 13th - "RACE TO THE RESCUE!" - Benefit Stephens City Fire & Rescue sponsored by CB's Deli, T & H Auto & the Winchester Speedway - pre-register at CB's Deli-$5.00 or $10.00 at the gate- free BBQ lunch for all registered cars (1 per car) - Auction, bake sale, kid's games, Virginia Lottery, raffles, 50/50, special guests, Music hosted by the Valley Cruisers. Open for race cars, antiques, muscle, classics, etc. - NO PETS PLEASE - NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS entry forms also available at: www.winchestervaspeedway.com
March 13th to the 14th - SCMC on Track in Kershaw, SC. Join the SCMC at it's second annual "SCMC on Track" driving school at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, SC. Drive your Cobra at speed in a safe controlled environment with "in car" instruction. For more information on this event contact John Pearson at email@example.com or Jeff Finkelstein at firstname.lastname@example.org this event is open to all makes and models.
March 18th to the 20th - Pee Dee Street Rodders Car Show, Thursday - Saturday, Location Waccamaw Factory Shoppe’s, Highway 501 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. AKA "Run to the Sun" car show. Help the Children's Miracle Network and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For more information contact Fred Turner 843-667-9720 or Email email@example.com or web site at www.peedeestreetrodders.com
March 20th - Spring Run to Fred's Car Museum. We will leave Chesterfield and drive to the museum in Appomattox, Virginia and arrive about 10 AM. The admission cost is $5 per person. After touring the museum we will eat at Appomattox Buffet. This is still in the planning stages - more details later. Email Fred Fann if you are interested.
March 27th - Hanover High School’s Car Show from 1 to 5 PM, rain date March 28, location is Hanover High School, $10 entry fee per vehicle, $5 general admission, 12 and under are free. For info contact Darby Labbe at 804-723-3710. Website: http://www.hanover.k12.va.us/hhs
April 1st to the 4th - Charlotte Auto Fair - Charlotte Motor Speedway - Charlotte, NC Info: 704-841-1990 or web site www.charlotte-autofair.com
April 17th - Virginia Classic Cruisers 2004 Show will be on Saturday, April 17th, 2004 at Southside Nazarene Church (same location as last year). Show flyers with registration forms will be distributed starting with the Asphalt Angels Show in 2004. More info on the website: www.vaclassiccruisers.com
April 17th - (rain date April 18th) – 2nd Annual North Anna Car, Truck & Bike Show, Benefit the "Habitat for Humanity" Location - Mineral, Va. Fair Grounds, Gate Opens @ 7:30, Show 9:00-3:00, Registration at gate closes @ 12:00,Trophies to the top 20 cars/trucks & best of show, Trophies to the top 10 motorcycles & best of show, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Sodas, Booth Space Available for Craft Sales, Music provided by DJ, 50/50 Raffle, Open Show, No Alcohol, No Pets, $2.00 Donation for Spectators, Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles $12.00 entry fee, For more info contact: Willie Byers - 540-894-2770, Gary Seay - 540-894-2711, Franks Errico - 540-894-2936.
April 18th – 13th Annual Car/Truck Show Charlottesville High School - Info: Frank Upman, 434-296-8074 or 434-293-3975
April 21st to the 25th - Spring Carlisle Show - Pennsylvania Fairgrounds Carlisle, PA Info: 717-243-7855 or web site at www.carsatcarlisle.com
April 24th – 19th Annual Early Bird Rod Run by Virginia Street Rods, Inc. (pre-‘73, a new format for our show) Dale Ruritan Club, Route 150 & Route 10 Richmond, VA, Info: Larry Balch 804-526-4318 or Email LARRYSRODS@aol.com. More info on the website: www.virginiastreetrods.org
April 24th - The Classic Cruisers Car Club hosts the Poquoson Auto Show. The proceeds are to benefit charity. See the Classic Cruisers website for more info! http://communities.msn.com/ClassicCarClubofVirginia. Contact Larry Hanson 757-890-9434; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Motor Sport Club (VMSC) will be launching their yearly AutoCross Season in Mach. Listed below are the Event Dates.
March 5th to the 7th – Car Show @ Richmond Convention Center
March 21st – AutoCross @ VMP
April 4th – AutoCross @ Cloverleaf
April 24th – Novice Driver School @ Cloverleaf
April 25th – AutoCross @ Cloverleaf
May 9th – AutoCross @ Cloverleaf
June 6th – AutoCross @ Cloverleaf
June 27th – AutoCross @ Cloverleaf
July 18th – AutoCross @ VMP
August 1st – AutoCross @ VMP
August 29th – AutoCross @ Cloverleaf
September 26th – AutoCross @ VMP
October 24th – AutoCross @ Cloverleaf (possible VMSC Championship 10/23 & 10/24)
November 7th – AutoCross @ Cloverleaf
November 21st – AutoCross @ VMP
Come on out for a great time AutoCrossing with VMSC!!!
President: Tony Hall
Vice President: George Bobrovski
Secretary: Brenda Jones
Treasurer: Karen Lane
MCA National Director: Paul Oliver
Awards and Trophies:
Monthly Door Prizes:
Technical Advisors - 1st Generation Mustangs
Present your club membership card at the following business to receive valuable discounts.
Richmond Motor Company
Ray Broyhill Ford
Seredni Tire & Auto
First Class Towing
Advance Mobile Glass
Dave's Upholstery Shop
Midas Muffler & Brake Shop
Dockside Mobile Marine
Air Conditioning Services
Capital Windshield Repair
W.B. & Son Auto Care & Detail
Carroll's Tree Service
NAPA Genuine Auto Parts
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004 at 7:30 PM
At The Science Museum of VA,
2500 West Broad Street .
See Ya there!!