The Galloping Gazette

     The Official Newsletter Of The

     Central Virginia Mustang Club

October 2004 
Issue 214




The 20th Annual Mustang & Ford Show








CVMC At G-Force Karts! WOW, I was surprised! When I got to G-Force Karts. There wasn’t anybody there except George Godsey and myself.

          We will try this again next month, maybe we will have a better response then we did in August.

          For those of you who have not been before it is a blast and we have a great time. Hope to see you there next time.


BLT = Best Lap Time

ALT = Average Lap Time


          Our next foray into G-Force Karts will be September 26th. 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


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 svt95cobrava



News From The Blue Oval


CVMC Classifieds


FOR SALE: 1965 Mustang Convertible It is original condition and needs some work. It is a 289 automatic with A/C. The owner is asking $13,500 for the Mustang. If interested please contact Ann Cox at 804-673-2912.



News From MCA


          Very few things can get me to leave the island of Oahu, but Chuck Brenner of Central Illinois Mustangers Central Illinois Mustangers made a major statement (boast) to me that they would deliver an awesome show.  I took him up on his challenge with a smile and a handshake and said that I would be there!

           Well, we have all heard the realtor statement of “Location, Location, and Location!” stated before!   What can you say to a parking lot set up for 500 cars with 4 hotels and 6 major restaurants surrounding the area? Even the weather cooperated! No rain, No extreme heat and humidity.

          Everything was within simple strolling distance, I thought, “Wow, This club hit the nail on the head when dealing with the logistics!”  That was before going through the show grounds and booths!

          Of great importance were the totally upbeat attitudes of the club members working the show!  Logistics are always important, but when you combine that with such a well-balanced plan of running a show, you cant lose!  Club members were available to anyone with a question and they rushed to make things happen. There was always a smile to be found and follow up to ensure people had satisfaction for their needs. For those members in the Central Illinois Mustangers, now that you have a chance to breath, I certainly want to thank you for the excellent show that you hosted!

          This Grand National Show was the final show that MCA will have with Bill Johnson as President and Arley Whitsell as Treasurer. According to the bylaws, “No Officer may serve more than two (2) consecutive full terms in the same position; the member may be reelected any number of times to office in a lifetime,” which means they would need to run for other positions to stay as one of the officers. 

          We have grown as a national club greatly under Mr. Johnson’s leadership and he stated that he would move on to becoming the past president and fully supporting MCA’s endeavors! His commitment to counting every member as important to MCA as anyone could be was a shining example. He was often be seen at shows listening to a family’s wonderful tales of getting a car ready for their first National Show or be found lying under a car pointing out important information for how something should be correctly mounted, stamped, painted or even clean! Nothing was too menial and no one was his junior, that’s the respect he holds for people! Everyone was treated as equals. 

          Mr. Whitsell has yet to decide on his future with MCA, but his financial leadership through some tough times has been extraordinary! Being a CPA, he was a natural for being the Treasurer and he kept MCA afloat and brought us from having our head under the water to walking on the shoreline! Through budgeting and grants, MCA was able to give “seed” money to clubs hosting National Shows, knowing the up front expenses are what usually keep clubs from even enquiring about putting on a show.   His leadership, regardless of the many varied situations around him is one to emulate!  I hope he decides to seek another officer position and continues to keep MCA rolling to the forefront of all worldwide clubs!

          And speaking of national/grand national shows, here is next years listing with Internet links the shows for next year.


April 8th to the 10th

Polk City, FL

Imperial Mustangs of Polk County

E-mail contacts e-mail HarMarine, e-mail MHoulahan


May 13th to the 15th

Huntsville, Alabama

Rocket City Mustang Club

Rocket City Mustang Club


June 24th to the 26th

Overland Park, Kansas

Vintage Mustang Club of Kansas

Vintage Mustang Club of Kansas


August 12th to the 14th

Lacey, Washington

Mustangs West Car Club

Mustangs West Car Club


September 2nd to the 4th

Youngstown, Ohio

Mahoning Valley Mustang Club

Mahoning Valley Mustang Club


          As many of you are aware, MCA’s bylaws have been under review for eighteen (plus) months. In some of my newsletters, I have asked you, the Regional Directors if you would read through the present bylaws and send me your questions, ideas and responses. Once I got some of your thoughts, I then came back to you for some of your honest inputs and suggestions to your ideas.  I must say, I was overwhelmed with the concern and thought that many of you put in your research.  We took your ideas to MCA’s Bylaws Committee along with inputs from National Directors and began our work.

          Once everything was laid out on the table, we asked the Executive Committee if we could in essence do what would be considered a rewrite so we could make grammatical corrections, additions and deletions throughout the document, as suggested by professors in parliamentary law and MCA’s legal consultant.

          Once completed, the whole package was to be presented to the Board of Directors requesting further ideas and concerns prior to taking a final vote on the changes before sending them to all clubs to review and vote on. 

          We took the existing bylaws and did a line-by-line analysis. Lots of teleconferences; lots of professor and lawyer questions/comments and loads of e-mails between committee members. I appreciate the hard work that they all put forth reading a document several times, looking for better wording, less wording where needed, streamlining, etc. It was, for lack of better wording, an experience!

          After consulting with several members on the National Board of Directors and officers, the whole packet was e-mailed to the full board in the last week of August and then at the past National Meeting, we discussed what our findings were, made some more changes/deletions and presented a final product. It was a great meeting with the Board, lots of high spirited and informative questions, comments and concerns. That also mattered a lot in the final product. 


          This week, I will send an advance copy of the finished product along with a sheet explaining the changes to you via e-mail.  You will soon get it in the mail with a proxy ballot to vote on it. It will be an accept/reject vote for the whole package and this will give you time to ask any questions before the deadline to mail it in.  I realize sometimes when we read things, it doesn’t sound clear or may even sound different than what we think it’s intention is, so I will want time to go ahead and field your questions and concerns so you can be an informed voter.

          Remember, if your club has a new President or Regional Director; please let me know so I can update your MCA web page links!


Jim (22619)
MCA Club Support Co-Chair
MCA Parliamentarian
e-mail Mustang Club Guy

e-mail MCA bylaws
Fax 1-435-304-0974
Home 1-808-672-0442


Dave’s Mustang Trivia

By David Lythgoe


1.        How many styling studios worked on the 1964 ½ to 1965 Mustang?


  1. What was the name of the Mustang before it was called Mustang?


  1. How many Mustangs were sold in the 1964 ½ to 1966 model years?


Rick’s Tip’s

By Rick Nochta


Tune in next month for more Rick’s Tips!


News From The CCCCVa

By Fred Fann


          Let’s think back to 10 years ago, before this council was formed. Antique vehicles could only be driven to and from shows and to take in for repairs. The only antique license plate was the big black one with white letters. Localities could tax vehicles registered as antiques if they wished. Vehicles in Northern Virginia had to be smog tested even if they were 25 or more years old. If you stored parts or future project vehicles hidden in your own back yard you could be fined and the vehicles could even be removed and destroyed.

            Now let’s look at how things are today. You have a choice of two different antique plates (the old black and white and the new orange plate that is sized for more modern vehicles and there is one for motorcycles) and can use vintage plates for cars up to 1974. You are allowed 250 miles of pleasure driving each day even if your vehicle is registered as an antique. There is no mileage limit if you are going to or from an event. Localities can no longer tax any vehicle registered as an antique. Vehicles 25 years old and older do not have to go through smog testing. It took three tries in the General Assembly but we now can store parts and future project cars hidden in our own backyards.

            Also consider that antique vehicle registration is a one-time fee and there are no annual fees as some states have. You also can purchase antique full coverage insurance at a much lower rate than for daily drivers. Safety inspections for vehicles registered as antiques is optional. 

            Ten years ago if you wanted to find a car show to attend you looked in the “Antiques and Classics” section of the classifieds for the Richmond newspaper. Now anyone can go to the council website and find several shows within driving distance on nearly any weekend. There are now several cruise-ins to select from on Friday, Saturday and even Sunday evenings.

            Communications between the car clubs have improved greatly since the formation of the councils in this state. Last year’s Polar Bear Run was attended by over 90 hobbyists from about a dozen clubs. Ten years ago clubs didn’t join together to participate in events like they do today.

            The formation of the car councils had definitely had a big positive impact on the hobby in this state. Why bring this up now? Because the officers of the councils can’t do it all by ourselves. We need your participation in the October 25th legislative forum.

            Hobbyists need to thank Senator Quayle and the members of the general Assembly for fighting for the rights we want. This is your opportunity to show that when the officers of the council say hundreds or even thousands of hobbyists are behind us there really are lots of hobbyists. We can’t have a successful forum and keep the legislators watching out for us without your attendance at the forum.

            Please mark your calendar now for Monday October 25th. I know it’s easier to sit on the sofa with a remote control in your hand than it is to get in the car and drive to the forum. But think back at how things would be if no council were ever formed in Virginia. Do you think things would be as they are now?


Central Virginia Mustang Club

Minutes of Meeting,

September 1, 2004

By Brenda Jones


Minutes of Central Virginia Mustang Club meeting held on September 1, 2004 at Science museum of Virginia


Tony called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.  He asked if we had any visitors. We had 5. They were: Ryan Phillips, Joe Dasher (88 Conv.) Cody, 90 LX, Mike ( 02 GT) and Steve (03 mach I, 67 coupe, 93 hatchback). 

Karen gave the treasurer's report.  We had a beginning balance of $5400.64.  We had income/deposits of $1406.00.  ( Car show registrations $850.00, sponsorship $350.00, membership $100.00, merchandise $106.00)  We had expenses of $2039.00 ( show shirts, $1680.25, printing, $191.75, supplies for show $55.05, newsletter, $63.00, website, $48.95)  We had an ending balance of $4767.64.  We have 138 members.


New Member’s


Jesse Lockhart, Kenny Kupinskis, Joe Dasher, Cody Pruden, Steve Pruden


          Welcome! We at CVMC hope you will be a member for many years.


Renewed Member’s


          Thanks everyone for joining and coming back for another great CVMC year! CVMC has 132 Members who have signed up so far this year.


Dave’s Mustang Trivia Answers

By David Lythgoe


1.        Four, Ford Division, Lincoln / Mercury Division, Corporate Projects and Advanced Styling.


  1. Cougar and Torino


  1. 1 million


October Birthday’s


Looks like we have a bunch of birthday Guys & Gals!


October 1st Melanie Oliver, October 1st Nick Meade, October 2nd Patricia Papazian, October 2nd Donna Young, October 7th Tom Vanover, October 9th Jeffrey Phaup, October 12th Patsy Murray, October Denise Byrnes, October 14th Debbie Vanover, October 16th Gary Lane, October 19th Debbie Shaver, October 21st Denise Greentree, October 25th Marlene Tidd, October 25th Miriam Sherman, October 26th Dickie Yates, October 26th Lynnette Sherman, October 30th Richard Dawson, October 30th Kathy McWilliams


Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!


Upcoming Car Shows For August & September


MCA Events


October 2nd To The 3rd
Great Smoky Mountains Regional Mustang and All Ford Show
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Hosted by Tennessee Valley Mustang Club at Country Inns and Suites, 204 Sharon Rd, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Event hours are Saturday 7-5, Sunday 9-2 with check-in running Sat 7-12am. Registration fee is $30 (pre-registration $25 before September 1, 2004). In the Heart of the Great Smoky Mountains and Action Packed Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Sat.10/2 dinner/show Dixie Stampede. Cut off date for dinner/show is September 15. Vendors must pre-register for guaranteed space. For vendor questions contact Jim McFarland at 865-925-3334. For more information, call Joann Antrican at 865-482-9445 or email e-mail AAMUSTANG2 or call Bob Hawsey at 865-856-8770 or email e-mail bob.hawsey or visit the website at Tennessee Valley Mustang Club


October 2nd
HCMC's Annual Mustang & All Ford Powered Show
Cary, North Carolina
Hosted by Heart of
Carolina Mustang Club at Dillard's, Cary Towne Center Mall. Event hours are 8:00am until 3:00pm with check-in running 8:00am until 11:00am. Registration fee is $20.00 day of show (pre-registration $15.00 before September 25, 2004). Bring (4) cans of non-perishable food for a $5 discount day of show, 50/50 drawing with proceeds going to the Food Bank of NC. Dash Plaques will be given to first 100 entries. Judging 12:00pm until 2:00pm Awards at 3:00pm. For more information, call Carl Bishop at (919) 556-7275 (Please call before 9:00pm) or e-mail crbshp or call Wayne Demers at (919) 462-3210 (Please call before 9:00pm) or e-mail wdemers or visit the website at Heart Of Carolina Mustang Club


POSTPONED to October 9th
20th Annual Mustang & Ford Show

Richmond, Virginia
Hosted by the
Central Virginia Mustang Club. Will be held at the Anthem Complex 2015 Staples Mill Road located at the intersection of Staples Mill Road (U.S. Route 33) and Broad Street (U.S. Route 250). Pre-registration will be $15 and due no later than September 1, 2004. Registration will be $20 the day of the show. Judging will be modified MCA Rules. There will be close to 200 Mustangs and Fords at the show. So, don't miss one of the best Mustang & Ford Shows on the East Coast. For further information please contact; Show Co-Chairman: Dave Dickey at 804-730-1450; E-mail: or Show Co-Chairman: Rusty Wiseman at 804-357-6196; E-mail: be sure to check our website at for further updates to the Show.


October 9th

Annual Fall Mustang and Ford Powered Car Show
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Hosted by
Southeastern Virginia Mustang Club at Beach Ford in Virginia Beach. Event hours are 9am - 3pm with check-in running 9am-noon. Registration fee is $20.00 (pre-registration $15.00 before October 2, 2004). This is a judged car show. All Ford-powered cars and trucks. For more information, call Stan Baker at 757-850-3479 or email e-mail SEVMC-pres or visit the website at Southeastern Virginia Mustang Club


October 16th
9th Annual Show
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Hosted by
Thunder Valley Mustang Club at Riverpark. Event hours are 8:00 A.M. till 4:00 P.M. with check-in running 7:30 A.M. till 12 Noon. Registration fee is To Be Determined. This year the show is being held at the Chattanooga Riverpark's Show Field. This is a large grass field that has room for cars, vendors, and clubs/individuals that would like to setup a Tent. We will be located next to the Tennessee River off of Amnicola Highway from Highway 153. Flyer will be available at our website at a later time. Thank You. For more information, call Jeff Cardwell at 423-344-5585 or email e-mail jsc91 or visit the website at Thunder Valley Mustangs


Non-MCA Events


October 16th - Gloucester Car & Craft Show - Ware Academy, Gloucester, VA Info: Daniel Carmine 804-693-2168


October 29th To The 31st - 3 Day Automotive Flea Market Wilson County Fair Grounds 2331 Highway 301 South, Wilson, N.C. 8 AM to 6 PM all three days. 40,000 square feet of inside spaces. 40 acres of free parking. Admission $5 or $12 for all three days. Car Show with Top 25 trophies and 1st 100 get dash plaques. For info contact Charles Rogers at 252-975-6665.


October 30th - Varina Car Show - Varina High School Varina, VA. - Info: Henry Nelson 804-795-1673.


October 30th - Halloween Havoc Car Show - Open to all makes and models, 4 PM to 10 PM at Books-A-Million, Midlothian Pike & Pinetta Drive. Trophies for Best Costume and Best Decorated Car, registration $20, General Admission $5, 50/50, door prizes. Info Mark Hagan 804-543-1967. Proceeds for the Children's Hospital.


November 7th - First Annual Raider Rides Car Show Benefiting the Warwick High School Band from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, rain or shine and will be held at Warwick High School, 51 Copeland Lane, Newport News, Virginia, 23601 Registration begins at 9:00. Directions:

Open to all makes, models, and years. Admission Fees Spectators: Free; Pre- registration: $10 (until Thursday, November 4); Day of show: $15 each spectator and participant will receive one ballot on which to indicate the entry number/s of his/her favorite cars. The 25 favorite cars will be announced and awarded identical trophies at 3:00pm. First 100 participants will receive a dash plaque for the event. Lots of food and music. For more info: Paul Burgener 757/599-1166 (days), 249-8835 (home), e-mail P_Burgener


November 13th - Ford Truck World Trucks and Firestone along with the US Marine Corp Reserve 3rd Annual Toys for Tots Car, Truck and Bike Show. This year Firestone will be sponsoring awards. It will be held at Virginia Center Commons Mall On Route 1 just north of I-95 (North of City of Richmond). Open to all makes, models and years. Registration is a new unopened toy. Door prizes and food vendors. Contact Michael Houk 757-592-0185 e-mail mhouk



By George Bobrovsky


          Virginia Motor Sport Club (VMSC) will be launching their yearly AutoCross Season in Mach. Listed below are the Event Dates.


September 26th – AutoCross @ VMP

November 21st – AutoCross @ VMP


          Come on out for a great time AutoCrossing with VMSC!!!



President: Tony Hall
Phone: 804-285-0759
Phone: 804-282-0592 (leave message)

Vice President: George Bobrovski
Phone: 804-794-0350

Secretary: Brenda Jones
Phone: 804 740-2096

Treasurer: Karen Lane
Phone: 1-800-379-5353

MCA National Director: Paul Oliver
Phone: 744-8016


Carroll Lipscombe
Phone: 804-329-5901

George Cosier
Phone: 804-271-2139

Linda Cosier
Phone: 804-271-2139

Don Lane

David Lythgoe
Phone: 804-781-0105

Bob Overbey
Phone: 804-272-3598

Rusty Wiseman
Phone: 804-357-6196

Jimmy Clements
Phone: 804-790-1115

Dave Dickey
Phone: 804-730-1450


Newsletter Editor:
Tony Hall
Phone: 804-285-0759
Phone: 804-282-0592 (leave message)

Rusty Wiseman
Phone: 804-357-6196

Awards and Trophies:
George Bobrovski
Phone: 804- 794-0350

Club Merchandise:
Sharon Burke
Phone: 804-779-3400

Judith Weidman


Karen Lane
Phone: 1-800-379-5353

George Bobrovski
Phone: 804-794-0350

Llew Stakes
Phone: 262-5789
Email: Llew.Stakes@SSCOOP.COM

Cruises Ins:
Michael Cole
Phone: 804-639-1577

Track Events:
George Bobrovski

Show Chairpersons:
Rusty Wiseman
Phone: 804-357-6196

Dave Dickey


Don Lane
Phone: 1-800-379-5353

Monthly Door Prizes:
Brenda Jones
Phone: 804-740-2096

Social Events:

Technical Advisors - 1st Generation Mustangs

Sonny Coble
Phone: 282-4932

Bill Jarvis
Phone: 262-2137

Carroll Lipscombe
Phone: 329-5901

Rick Nochta
Phone: 321-5383

Richard Jones
Phone: 740-2096

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

Mustang Bill's, Inc.
10% Discount when you present your CVMC Membership Card at the time of purchase.
Phone: 804-749-3673

H+M Performance
Phone: 804-358-7223
Contact Rusty Wiseman
Phone: 804-357-6196

For Discount Information

Rick's Restorations
Mustang Restoration, Part's, Appraisal's,
MCA & SAAC Judging Experience.
Give Rick Nochta a call for all your Mustang needs!

Be sure to present you CVMC Membership Card for a 5% to 15% discount!

For all of your Hardwood Flooring needs give
Don Lane a call at!

1-800-379-5353 or

Be sure to present you CVMC Membership Card
for a $0.05 per Sq. Ft. discount!

Looking for a pristine Late Model Mustang or Saleen? Then give Mark a call!
Phone: 804-784-8851

Be sure to present you CVMC Membership Card for a club discount on their Dyno!
3 pull for $65.00

Richmond Ford
Phone: 804-358-5521

4600 West Broad St .
Richmond , Va. 23230

Be sure to present your CVMC Membership Card for a 22% Club Discount on parts in their parts department

Ray Broyhill Ford
Hopewell, VA

First Class Towing
Lloyd Liggan

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

Weaver Transmission
2406 Mechanicsville Pike

Advance Mobile Glass

Midas Muffler & Brake Shop
3700 Hull Street Road

Dave's Upholstery Shop
5702 Mechnicsville Pike

C.P.'s Mufflers
3320 Mechanicsville Pike

Dockside Mobile Marine
Hanover Industrial Air Park

Capital Windshield Repair
Richmond Steve Fine

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

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

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

Beach Construction
Roof Contractor
Jimmy Beach 271-5225

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

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

Batteries Plus
10% discount to club members
10070 Midlothian Turnpike

Harold Sales
Kar Kraft & Mirror Glaze Products

NAPA Genuine Auto Parts
Reference Cash Account #1918

Next Meeting

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004 at 7:30 PM
At The Science Museum of VA,
2500 West Broad Street .
See Ya there!!