The Galloping Gazette

     The Official Newsletter Of The

     Central Virginia Mustang Club

September 2004 
Issue 213





Mustang Week, Myrtle Beach S.C. – July 24th!  Kathy McWilliams attended for CVMC in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC.  This was the third annual Mustang Week and their first car show.

          I heard from car show participants the cruise received a great turnout!  My husband – JC and I had a short in the trailer running lights which delayed us in Hanover County long enough to miss the cruise. I will sure be glad to have an uneventful road trip someday!

          The car show had just over 100 cars there contrary to the heavy advertising of over 300 cars!  The morning started great, hot and hot! As the afternoon went on, we received 3 heavy downpours which kept us busy drying our vehicles.

          Since this was Mustang Week’s first show, the participants experienced several bumps in the road such as no food/drinks initially, low vendor and participant (lower than expected) turnout.

          The show turn out was mostly newer Mustangs and they had terrific raffle prizes for newer Mustangs such as a $4000 supercharger, Flowmasters, and a convertible roll bar just to name a few.

          Llew, they had two very interesting ’69 and a ’70 convertibles!  The ’69 had a customized interior (pictured below in burgundy and gold).  The ’70 convertible was a frame off restoration and had a beautiful red paint job (also pictured below).



          Since we have many interested in the late models, I took pictures of all Mustangs with unusual features and paint jobs.  I hope you enjoy!



          All in all, I missed having the club members around to chat with during the day.

          They gave out awards similar to the top 50 cars, best paint, best early model, best late model, etc. I won an award from the top 50 class.

          I hope we can go as a club next year, put it on your calendar; it’s the last full week in July!

By Kathy McWilliams



Victory 7 Car Show – August 7th! Victory 7 could not have asked for better weather than what they got for their show. It was bright and sunny and not a cloud in the sky when the show started. It also wasn’t very hot & humid.

          They had a fantastic turnout. All makes and models of cars, from Chevy’s to Imports to Street Rods to Model T’s to the one and only Mustang! I believe they had 150+ Show cars there.



          This was more about raising money for Junior Diabetes and the Children’s Myracle Network than competing for trophies. Victory 7 gave out Appreciation Awards to those who came to the show. They also gave out some Best Of Show Awards also. I believe Victory 7 raised over $1,200.00 for Junior Diabetes and about $800.00 for the Children’s Myracle Network. Victory 7 gave CVMC a great Trophy for participating in their show.



          CVMC did a great job in supporting Victory 7’s Show. I believe we had about 30 Mustangs there. I was very happy to see a really good turnout because Victory 7 always supports what we do and it was nice to return the favor.

          We better be ready for them at our Show in September because they will be there in force!

          Be sure to check out more pictures on this show at the CVMC website CVMC Photos and the CCCCVa website CCCCVa Photos

By Tony Hall


CVMC Display At The Heritage Gardens In Hopewell – August 14th! Well, it seems like it wants to rain every time we try to do the Display at The Heritage Gardens in Hopewell, Va.

          On August 14th we were suppose to have the display and the remnants of Hurricane Charlie ruined that party. So, it was postponed to the following Saturday, August 21st.

          As the week progressed it looked bleaker and bleaker for the Display. Being Rain shy the folks in charge decided to cancel it all together in favor of a later date.

          The day started out fine and it was beginning to look like the rain wasn’t coming. Then it came in the afternoon and man did it pour down. It was a good call by the folks in Hopewell.

By Tony Hall


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



CVMC Cruise Ins – August! 8/22/2004 - Cruise In at Famous Dave’s. We had great weather at Famous Dave’s BBQ at Virginia Center Commons for CVMC’s Cruise In. We had about 15 Mustang this time and Victory 7 came out for some BBQ and fun in the sun.

          If you were not there then where were you? These Cruise In’s that Mike Cole and Michelle Meyer have been organizing for CVMC have been a lot of fun.

          Be sure to check out the pictures at the CVMC website Famous Dave's Photos

By Tony Hall


8/28/2004 - Cruise In at River City Diner Check back next month for a report on this Cruise In.




9/5/2004 - Cruise In at HOOters on Huguenot Rd. from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. In need around 25-30 cars for this. Everyone that comes, Please bring your membership card for a 15% discount compliments of Manager Mark Silver. He will be helping us with spaces with cones and Discount. Bring em' all out, Lets have a great time.


9/12/2004 - Cruise In at Famous Dave’s on West Broad St. from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Lets show Broad what we did at Virginia Center Commons.


          Lets see all years 1964½ to 2004.  Let everyone that drives a Chevy know that they want a Mustang! Lets give the Pony’s a little exercise.

By Mike Cole







New/Old CVMC Sponsor! Richmond Ford is back as a CVMC Club sponsor. Present your CVMC membership Card and get 22% off your purchase of Genuine Ford Parts from their Parts department.

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



News From The Blue Oval


Ford Shelby GR-1 Hints At The Future

Execs May Look To Build Second Supercar


By Eric Mayne

The Detroit News



          Ford Motor Co.’s storied relationship with racing legend Carroll Shelby has inspired the development of a third high-performance concept car in two years — the Ford Shelby GR-1.

          Unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Thursday, the two-seat fastback features the same dynamic underpinnings as the Ford Shelby Cobra shown at the North American International Auto Show in January.

          It also shares engineering advances the automaker developed for the 2002 GT40 concept car, which led to the 2005 production Ford GT Supercar.


          “The Ford Shelby Cobra concept was a small step in our plans for the Ford GT Supercar architecture,” said J Mays, group vice president of design at Ford. “The Ford Shelby GR-1 is a giant leap toward the future.”

          The automaker hasn’t confirmed plans to market a second Supercar. But Ford executives have said the company’s investment in the GT warrants at least one more program based on its design.

          Ford began shipping the $140,000 GT to dealers last month and it’s already sold out, underscoring the viability of the exotic car market — even during uncertain economic times.

          DaimlerChrysler AG unveiled a two-seat Supercar — the ME Four Twelve — at the Detroit auto show. And there are signs that it will go into production.

          “The sports car market is not going to go away, no matter what happens,” said George Saridakis, the designer of the GR-1. “You’re beginning to see cars which have got a little bit more soul and some history associated to them.”

          The GR-1, which features a 605-horsepower, V-10 engine, was built atop a spare chassis originally assembled during the Shelby Cobra’s development. It’s both a tribute to Carroll Shelby and a nod to time-honored sports car proportions, Saridakis said.

          “What this car represents is a truly classic sporty proportion — the engine really up front, the wide wheels, the track, the short wheelbase, the relatively short overhang.”

          Saridakis spent his early childhood in Greece before moving to Scotland.

          “I have an affinity to both the vibrant and passionate Mediterranean culture and also the more restrained yet dynamic Scots,” said Saridakis, 33, who works out of Ford’s advanced product creation center in California.

          A graduate of Glasgow University with a degree in aeronautical engineering, Saridakis said the GR-1 “has been in the back of my head” since he was a boy.



          “When you’re growing up and you have a passion for cars like I do, all you do every day in school is draw cars on your jotter,” Saridakis said.

          “George produced this completely resolved sketch — the best I’ve seen in 10 years,” Mays said.

          Normally, initial sketches are reworked repeatedly before a clay model is made.


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.


FOR SALE: 1965 FORD Mustang Convertible:  289 4-BBL, Automatic Transmission, Power Top, Frame on Restoration, 103K Original Miles, Optional Pony Interior, New Tires, Rebuilt Original Engine and Transmission, Very Good Driver and Show Car Contact:  George Cosier, Cell:  804-651-6154,

Home:  804-271-2139.

Asking $18,900 OBO (willing to negotiate)




News From MCA


Mustang Club of America National Board of Directors Meeting


          President Bill Johnson called the meeting to order. Secretary Beverly Bragg called the roll and announced a quorum was present. Regional Directors and guests were asked to stand and introduce themselves, stating their name, club affiliation and where they were from.

          Mr. Johnson welcomed everyone and thanked them for coming. He spoke about MCA’s task and goal. MCA is dedicated to helping others. Mr. Johnson asked that we remember in our prayers our members, Randy Jacobson and Kay Kleschka who are recovering from surgery and illness. Congratulations to the folks in Biloxi. They put on a wonderful National Show. Mr. Johnson expressed his appreciation to the entire BOD for their dedication and help during the past several years. Our future tasks for MCA are serious matters and will require just as much if not more effort from the BOD and MCA’s members.

          Mr. Johnson presented the resignation of Board member, Carol Barker and introduced our newest member, Ken Signor to the BOD for acceptance to fill the position and serve the remainder of the term. Motion was seconded and carried. Mr. Signor accepted. He is an active member of the judging staff.

          Mr. Hampton spoke of Roush’s 4th of July Celebration, cost reduction for active duty, National Guard and Reserve Status program.

          Chuck Brenner made suggestions to the BOD regarding the restructuring of BOD meetings in order to have a more productive end result. The Long Range Planning Committee had taken this under advisement several months ago. The Executive Committee will take the matter into consideration for presentation at the September BOD meeting in Illinois.

          Secretary Beverly Bragg presented the minutes from the May 8th BOD meeting in Flat Rock, MI for acceptance. With the correction of the word County in regard to the Imperial Mustangs of Polk County, Florida being made, the minutes were approved.


Treasurer’s Report Arley Whitsell


Mr. Whitsell gave his report covering the period January 1, 2004 through June 30, 2004.  Operating receipts for the six month period amounted to $283,929 with expenses amounting to $258,106 for a net gain of $25,823.  If this trend continues MCA’s zero based budget will be achieved for the year. He commented that the 40th Anniversary Event was a moneymaking undertaking. The proceeds will be kept separate of the MCA’s operating account in order that the operating budget can be measured against actual for the entire year.


Membership Committee – Chuck Micele


          Membership has taken a slight drop over the last two months. Membership is 10,675.


40th Anniversary – Jim Chism


          Mr. Chism reported on the great success of the celebration in Nashville, Tennessee in April 2004. Progress is being made regarding the production of the DVD. Target time for the completion is mid July. Delay is due to the amount of material being reviewed. Mr. Chism presented the officers of MCA a ceremonial check in the amount of $304,065.41 - proceeds from the 40th. MCA treasurer, Arley Whitsell, received the actual check. Mr. Chism turned over the event books and records to MR. Whitsell. Mr. Whitsell spoke for all of MCA when he thanked Mr. Chism, Art Hyde, Austin Craig and everyone else involved in the 40th event. Mr. Whitsell made a motion that having done his job well that at this time the BOD will release him and the 40th committee and their show treasurer from their respective duties. Motion was seconded and carried. Letters of appreciation are to be written to April and the State of Tennessee.

          Mr. Johnson made a motion to allow Treasurer Arley Whitsell authority to handle part of the proceeds ($200,000) and split it up as necessary into savings account and other investments. Motion seconded and carried.

          Mr. Whitsell made a motion to restrict the $200,000 from being used in the operating budget account and that MCA continue to be run on the zero based budget system. Motion seconded by Dean Hillestad and carried. The remaining $100,000.00 will be held to supplement service needs of the growing MCA. Mr. Whitsell made a motion to donate $10,000.00 of the remaining $100,000.00 to St. Jude Hospital, Nashville, TN, Music City Mustang Club’s children’s charity. Motion seconded and carried.

          Mr. Prewitt brought up a subject for discussion regarding monies not paid to National Shows held last year due to a sponsorship change. Mr. Prewitt made a motion that MCA make up the difference to the respective clubs that came up short. Motion seconded and carried.


Executive Committee Report - Chuck Micele


          Mr. Micele presented the Pony Car project to the BOD. The small car is available for sale to the membership. Details are in the Mustang Times. Ad copy sent to Olympia. Price of car is $8,700.00 and can be financed through MBNA. MCA will receive a commission.


Publishing Committee – Austin Craig


          In his absence, Beverly Bragg read Mr. Craig’s report. Multiple advertisers have come on board the Mustang Times. Look for them. Many are color ads.


Marketing & Promotional Committee – Austin Craig


          MCA ads are appearing in Mustang Monthly, Mustangs and Fords and Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords. MCA ads are generating tremendous interest on their web sites. A Trader Publications sponsorship will bring MCA tremendous exposure.


Finance Committee – Jim McFarland


          Executive Committee approved funds for new software for Mike Keown to develop a program to simplify financial reports, etc. Also the committee comprised of Jim McFarland, Chairman, Greg Sullins, Beverly Bragg and Arley Whitsell as consultant, are looking into the aid of a bookkeeping service and a financial advisor. After program is put in use, we can look at specifics.


Long Range Planning – Mike Keown and Laurie Slawson


          Mr. Keown gave an extensive report regarding the future of MCA over the next ten-year period. He made a motion that MCA adapt steps 1-6 as written. Arley Whitsell made a motion to amend the motion as to allow the Executive Committee to have time to consider the steps of the program and to then bring their findings before the BOD. Motion seconded and carried.


Internet & Web Committee – Mike Keown


          Mr. Keown made a presentation regarding MCA having its own software and server, which would be compatible with the office’s current program. Chuck Brenner made a motion that the BOD accept the IT upgrade and Mike’s proposal at a cost not to exceed $10,000.00. Motion seconded – 21 yes – 3 no – motion carried.


Accessory Report – Beverly Bragg


          Mrs. Bragg asked Wanda Whitsell to talk about the new Polonaise hand blown 1964 ½ Mustang Christmas ornament recently acquired for sale through MCA and our web site. Products purchased by BOD are discounted at time of purchase.


Administration Committee – Lark Bragg


          MCA has leased under a 36-month contract a Panasonic DP2010E copier for the MCA office.


Annual Banquet – Chuck Micele


           Mr. Micele moved that MCA deviate from the By-Law provision that requires the annual meeting of the MCA in January 2005 be held in the State of Georgia so that MCA is allowed to hold the annual meeting in any state of choice. Motion seconded and carried.

           Annual meeting is January 7, 8, and 9, 2005, in Ocala, Florida in conjunction with the Silver Springs Car Show. Rick Schmidt at National Parts Depot is going to provide the BOD with a trip through the theme park and a box lunch. This will be a two-day event and a registration form will be published in the Mustang Times with details.


By Laws Committee – Pete Roberts


           The proposed By-Law changes are expected to be available for the September BOD meeting in Springfield, Illinois. The format will show existing By-Law and proposed change for easier comprehension.


Club Charter Committee Report – Jim McFarland


  1. The Saddleback Mustang Club of Mission Viejo, CA, applied for a Regional Charter; however it was not received in time to be brought to the May BOD meeting. They have requested that we suspend until next year. They will again consider if they want to renew the request.


  1. Other clubs interested in becoming MCA regional clubs since the May meeting:

•  Jack Underwood, The Mustang Club of MD, Fallston, MD

•  Len Dodson, Mustang Club of Maryland, Inc., 2317 Bull’s Saw Mill Rd, Freeland, MD 21053

•  William Day, Southern Mustangs and Fords Club, Charleston, SC


  1. Sandhills Regional Mustang Club, Fayetteville, NC Last President: Lauren Cooper (19552) 349 Rock Hill Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301 (910) 483-3854 MCA Regional Director: same Meeting Info: Club Information last updated: 9/00


Notice was posted in MT for any member of the Sandhills Regional Mustang Club, Fayetteville, NC to report to MCA by July 10, 2004 or risk having their charter revoked to make it possible for a new club to be chartered in the area. No one has come forward; therefore, it is motioned to revoke their charter effective today, July10, 2004. Motion seconded and carried.


  1. The Southwestern Area Mustang of Pennsylvania (SAMP) has requested to be chartered as a MCA Regional Club. Their territory will be a portion of the territory assigned to the Greater Pittsburgh Mustang Club (GPMC). The BOD of GPMC has agreed to the territory split. SAMP will be a 100% MCA chartered club. Committee recommends that the Southwestern Area Mustang of Pennsylvania (SAMP) be chartered; therefore, it is motioned to charter SAMP as a MCA Regional Club. Motioned seconded and carried.


  1. The Mustang Wranglers of Oregon has requested to be chartered as a MCA Regional Club. There is no territory or other disputes. Committee recommends that the Mustang Wranglers of Oregon be chartered; therefore, it is motioned to charter Mustang Wranglers of Oregon as a MCA Regional Club. Motion seconded and carried.


  1. The Hoosier Mustangs Car Club has requested that their rejection to become a chartered MCA Regional Club be reconsidered. Their meeting place continues to be in the heart of the Michiana Mustangs club territory. The Michiana Mustangs club contests their charter. The Committee recommends that the Hoosier Mustangs Car Club be rejected as a MCA Regional Club; therefore, it is motioned that the Hoosier Mustangs Car Club not be granted a charter. Motion seconded – vote 14 yes – 12 no. Mr. Micele suggested that request for approval be resubmitted with different meeting location specified.


Driving Events Committee – Mike Keown


           Motion to accept Mustang Club of Central Iowa’s request for insurance only for their event July24-25, 2004 at Mid America Motionplex, Council Bluffs, Iowa was presented. Motion seconded and passed.


Club Support Committee – Roberta Silverman


No Report


Hall of Fame – Dean Hillestad


          Work has begun gaining information regarding John Force for possible induction into the Hall of Fame. The Committee awaiting more information.


Legal Committee – Don Hartman


No report


Chuck Micele – regarding MCA parts




          During a conference call this week with the following members: Wally Short – Jim Silverman – Mike Keown – Wes Alford – Chuck Micele and chaired Bill Johnson it was unanimously decided to discontinue the MCA practice of approving various parts for various manufactures, vendors and suppliers. The primary concern of this August panel was the continuing and expanding liability of such approvals, with little or no advantage to MCA.

          Bob Perkins was originally invited to be part of this conference call, but was unavailable during the time of the actual call. However, contact following the call, and after explanation of what the discussion was about, he agreed completely with this decision.




          It was proposed to the BOD that “MCA discontinue the program if approving anything for vendors, suppliers, or manufacturers”. Motion seconded and carried.


Judging Committee – Chuck Micele


          Negotiations going on to firm up meeting October 16, 2004 at the S. Hilton Inn (airport area), St. Louis, MO.


Nomination Committee – Kay Kleschka


          Kay is working in conjunction with Editor, Josh Bolger, in regard to bios being published in MT. Contact Kay and submit your Bio – ASAP.


Show Committee – Chip Hill


No report at this time.


2005 Shows:


Huntsville, AL – May 13-15

Kansas City, KS – June 24-26

Olympia, WA – August 12-14

Youngstown, OH – Sept 2-4 Grand National


          Steve Prewitt - speaking about a situation that occurred at a National Show - brought to the attention of the BOD a matter that should be discussed at the Judges Meeting in October, 2004 in St. Louis, MO. Inconsistencies in judging and judging operations need to be addressed. The matter will be taken into consideration.

           Chuck Brenner – regarding BOD meeting in Springfield, Illinois – The BOD meeting will be from 8:00 am to 10:00 am Sunday, September 5, 2004. Room to be announced.

          Chuck Micele – comments regarding an ad in MT that needs reviewing.

          A possible disclaimer may be necessary. Determination to be made after review.

           A review of renewal costs will be presented to the Executive Committee in September and the BOD meeting.

          Motion made to adjourn. Motion seconded and carried. Vice President, Chuck Micele called meeting adjourned.

          Next meeting will be held in at the Grand National Show in Springfield, Illinois on September 5, 2004 from 8 am to 10 am. To be held at Host hotel. Room to be announced.


The 20th Annual Mustang & Ford Show Update

By Dave Dickey


          The following CVMC members have agreed to graciously donate their time & talent to help make our 20th anniversary show a success.


Co chairmen: Dave Dickey & Rusty Wiseman

Head Judge: Don Lane; Assistants:  David Lythgoe (supplied A. C. generator for trailer & PA system); any & all volunteers are welcome to learn to judge, please see Don Lane.


Registration & Membership Chairwoman: Karen Lane

Assistants:  Cindi Coleman, Kim McDaniel, Judi Dickey; Tallying:  Rusty Wiseman


Show Promotions & Parking Chairman: Steve Coleman; assistances – Jim Myracle

SHOW CARS parking:              

TRAILER parking:        

VENDOR/food parking:

Tom Enroughty, Andy Phaup, George Cosier, Ray Weidman, George Godsey, Jeff Phaup, Richard Jones, Mike Noble, Ted Roberson, Mike Cole, Larry Noble, Llew Stakes, Jimmy Clements, Dickie Yates


          Most of the above individuals will be doing double duty as judges for the show cars.


          Show setup chairman:  George Bobrovsky; any & all volunteers are welcome to come to the Anthem Blue Cross & Blue shield parking lot at the corner of W. Broad & Staples Mill Road on September 17th (Friday) @ 6 PM to help.


Club merchandise:  Judi Weidman & Sharon Burke; Show shirts – Tony Hall


Chairwoman for door prizes; hotel arrangements; PA system & entertainment; Port a Johns & Miscellaneous:  Brenda Jones


Chairwoman Goody bag:  Kathy McWilliams – goody bag assembly will be @ Jones Auto Service, 5005 W. Marshall St, on 13 September @ 6 PM.  Any & all volunteers are welcome to come & help assemble these bags.


One of the food vendors is Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que.


Golf carts:  Jorgen Jorgensen  (see Dave Dickey for use of the carts).


Printing of show flyers & posters:  Bob Overbey.


Show program designers: Tony Hall, Dave Dickey.


Trophies & dash plaques: Tony Hall.


Trailers: Carroll Lipscombe & Johnny McGrath.


Majors show sponsors:  Richmond Ford & Universal Ford.


Trophy sponsors:  Auto Appraisals, Bill Johnson; Burford Exxon; Chesterfield Trailer & Hitch; Foster & Miller; Bill Jarvis Mustang Parts; J & J Body Shop; Jones Auto Service; JRW Computer; Mustang Bill’s, Inc.; National Parts Depot; Performance Auto; Rick’s Restorations;


Sponsors donating door prizes, gift certificates, & merchandise for our raffle ticket sales:  AMF Sunset Lanes; Anthony & George’s Restaurants; Applebee’s Restaurants; Dale Jarrett Racing Jacket; hand made Fleece Blanket; male & female watches from Cowardins Jewelry store; 40 year Mustang Book; J & S Tools; National Parts Depot; Red Robin Restaurants; Ukrop’s Grocery Stores;


          If I have left any volunteer of this list, I apologize.  Please let me know so I can add you to the list.

By Dave Dickey


Dave’s Mustang Trivia

By David Lythgoe


1.        When was the last year Ford offered the coverage roof for the Mustang?


  1. When was the first year Ford offered the heated back glass in the Mustang convertible?


  1. When was the first year Ford started using twin spark plugs in the four-cylinder engine of the Mustang?


Rick’s Tip’s

By Rick Nochta


Tune in next month for more Rick’s Tips!


News From The CCCCVa

By Fred Fann


          During the last General Assembly session we were able to get a bill passed to allow us to keep parts and project cars in our own backyards. I think we should have another legislative forum to hear from our legislators and to thank those that helped us with the inoperative vehicle bill. We can’t predict the future so we do not know if any bills will be introduced that would be bad for the car hobby. But we do know that we should keep in touch with our legislators just in case we need them to fight against or for a measure in the Assembly. Details on the forum will be out next month. Keep October 25th open on your calendar.

          I’ve warned people about this one before. A bar in Newport News is in trouble for playing songs. BMI, Broadcast Music Inc., has sued because the bar is playing music without paying for the licensing rights. Other restaurants in the area have also been in trouble. If you download music off the Internet without paying you can get in trouble. The average fine has been in the $3500 range. If you have a car show and you are playing music, have a band or a DJ you need to be careful. I have learned from an event my wife chairs every year to NOT ADVETTISE that you are having music at the event. Your ad gets on the Internet, in the newspaper and other places and you could end up in trouble. My wife’s organization got out of paying a fee but your group or club might not be as lucky.

          The federal agency that oversees auto safety has decided that we don’t need to know about warranty info, customer complaints and info about defects in vehicles. Why would we need to know that the new car or truck we just bought is unsafe?

          VDOT is under going a major reorganization. This change is due to the long delays and cost increases for projects.  Hampton Roads has the highest cost overruns in the state. Its overruns average 17.2% and the state average is 9.7%. The same area also has the longest delays. The average project in the Hampton Roads area was 137 days behind schedule. The agency is going to put one person in charge of a project from start to finish and other changes will be made to make sure projects are done on time with no cost overruns.

          We’ve all heard about the haze over the Shenandoah Parkway. Now a half a million bucks has been budgeted for a federal agency to work with state agencies to find out why the air is hazy. Although power plants in the Ohio valley have been blamed for the foul air apparently the experts aren’t sure where the pollution is actually coming from. Air quality monitors are going to be set up so that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration can find the source of the pollution. Keep in mind that the Shenandoah Valley exceeded the new ozone standards while producing no pollution of its own in the area.

          Why the high oil prices? There are several reasons but the one that bothers me the most is lack of refineries.  A refinery has not been built in the US in the last 28 years. A combination of government regulations and the fact that more refineries mean more oil and lower prices have kept construction from taking place.


Central Virginia Mustang Club

Minutes of Meeting, August 4, 2004

By Brenda Jones


          Tony called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.  He asked if we had any visitors. We had 8. They were: Tony Flint, 1992 GT; John Whitt, 1970 Mach I; Jim Hart 1966 Hardtop; Phil Wood 1997 Cobra; Nic Bennett 2002 Mustang; Grady Bennett 1998 & 2003 Mustang; Paul G. 1993 LX Hatchback.

          Tony called upon Karen for the Treasurer's report. We had a beginning balance of $4102.84. We had Income/deposits of $1745.00 (race tickets, $340.00, sponsorship, $850.00, membership $100.00, car show registration $325.00, merchandise $130.00) we had expenses totaling $447.20 (printing letterhead $107.18, printing flyers $101.37, Petals and Bows for flowers for George Cosier's mother $107.05, newsletter $44.60, MCA $50.00, postage $37.00) this gave us an ending balance of $5400.64.

          Jan and Nick Romano gave a presentation of jackets and caps that they could sell to the club with our logo on them. The members looked over the samples at the break and will decide later on a choice.

          We now have 133 members and 29 car show registrations to date. 

          Llew - Parades - Harvest festival - Display downtown in the 17th street market. We would be sitting still and people would walk around and look at the cars. Chesterfield County Fair, August 27th, Lane Ramsey wants us to do a 2-lap parade. Parade will start at 7:00 p.m. We have to be there by 6:45 p.m. Llew has a sign up sheet. Gate 4 at Chesterfield Fairgrounds is our entry point.  Each car will receive 2 passes to the fair.

          Tony talked about the Dyno day at Performance Autosports. We had 13 cars. The week before was the open house for the Performance Autosports. We will be trying to set up another one in the near future. 

          Tony brought up the Target cruise in - We can't go there anymore. The Chesterfield police were called the last time (along with a paddy wagon) and we informed that the lot belonged to Target and that we couldn't have the cars out there without permission.  Hardee's is planning on having a cruise in and so is the Sideline Café in Chesterfield Meadows Shopping Center

          Saturday August 14th - Heritage Gardens in Hopewell.  The rain date will be August 21st. Set up around 11:30.  Directions are in the Newsletter. Take a can of food for the food bank. 

          Dave Dickey - Show - We have Famous Dave's on board as a food vendor. We have 2 golf carts. These are electric carts.  We have the check from Mustang Bill as a sponsor. We still need a sponsor for the Best of Show Modified. Cards are being gotten for the program. Steve is getting goody bags from vendors. Dan Cameron has taken over for Universal Ford. Rusty said we need people with laptops and people to enter the information.

          Tony informed us about the Cruise Ins that were coming up:

        8/22 - Famous Dave's 12-4 p.m. - Virginia Center Commons

        8/28 - River City Diner - Huguenot Road - 12-4 p.m.

        9/5   - Hooter's - Huguenot - 15% discount for everyone

        9/12 - Famous Dave's -West Broad Street - 12-4 p.m.

          August, Victory 7 show. - 9-4 - registration starts at 8:00 a.m. Pre registration $15.00, registration day of show $20.00. Meet at Willow Lawn to cruise to show. Meet at 8:00 leave by 8:30 a.m.

          Paul Oliver - MCA - September 5 - next board meeting.  Grand National will be in Springfield Illinois.  Paul said he met with Virginia Blood Services this week.  They are excited about being in our show.  We will try to combine a shirt for CVMC and VBS. 

          George Cosier talked about his and Linda's trip to Las Vegas and seeing the Imperial Palace car museum.  He also went to the Shelby Museum. He saw a mustang at Imperial Palace that he asked permission to get closer and see the price on it.  It was only $49,000.00.

          Rusty said he has received an email for A & D Performance about having a Mustang Dyno there.

          Tony adjourned the meeting at 9:00pm.


New Member’s


Joan McGrath, Mark Szafranski,

Steven Wisniewski, Ben Bruno and Bob Walker


          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. 1982


  1. 1994


  1. 1991


August Birthday’s


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


September 1st Richard Jones, September 2nd Donna Smiley, September 5th Stephen Murphy, September 10th Gregg McMillen, September 11th Mary Donatella, September 12th Scott Forshaw, September 14th Nancy Overbey, September 15th Tom Randler, September 16th Llew Stakes, September 17th Joe Helbling, September 17th Cody Randler, September 19th George Cosier, September 19th Angela Lent, September 22nd Herbert Hudson, September 23rd Matt Joyner, September 26th Carroll Lipscombe, September 26th Rachel Shaver, September 26th Megan Phaup, September 29th Marvin Smith, September 30th Betty Harris, September 30th Sarah Marsteller


Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!


Upcoming Car Shows For August & September


MCA Events


MCA Grand National

September 3rd to the 5th
"Prairieland Roundup" MCA Grand National

Springfield, Illinois
Hosted by the
Central Illinois Mustangers. Host hotel and show site is the Crowne Plaza Springfield (800) 589-2769 (you MUST mention the 'Mustang Show' to receive a special rate). For more information, contact Chuck Brenner at (309) 836-6606 or or go to


September 18th
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.


September 18th
31st Annual Fall Regional Shelby, Mustang & Ford Show

Cherokee, North Carolina
Hosted by Northeast Georgia Mustang Club at Great Smokies Center Cherokee, North Carolina. Event hours are
8:30 am till 4:00pm with check-in running 4:00pm till 5:30 pm on Friday and 8:30 am till noon on Saturday. Registration fee is $20.00 (pre-registration $15.00 before September 1, 2004). Popular vote with typical classes including special interest and awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Goodie bags, dash plaques and door prizes. Host hotel Best Western (828) 497-2020. For more information, call David or Jodi Anne Osborn at 770 962-7556 or email


September 18th
All Ford Car Show sponsored by Capital Ford of
Wilmington, North Carolina
Hosted by Southeastern NC Regional Mustang Club at Kmart Parking Lot,
815 S. College Rd. Event hours are 9am - 3:30pm with check-in running 9am - 12noon. Registration fee is $20 (pre-registration $15 before September 10, 2004). For more information, call Fred Koch at 910-392-2345 or email or call Earl Gurkin at 910-655-2738 or email


September 18th
Music City Mustang Club All Ford Show

Franklin, Tennessee
Hosted by
Music City Mustang Club at Cool Springs Mall. Event hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm with check-in running 8:00 am - 12:00 noon. Registration fee is $15.00 (pre-registration $10.00 before September 11, 2004). The Music City Mustang Club invites you to participate in the 23rd Annual All Ford Show sponsored by Two Rivers Ford and Sears of Cool Springs Galleria. Show location is the Sears parking lot at the Cool Springs Galleria. Rain or Shine. Classes for all Fords. Modified MCA judging rules will be used. For more information, call Ken Peters at 615-867-1426 or email or call Scott Lickteig at 615-867-1058 or visit the website at


September 19, 2004
Mustang and Ford Show
Leesburg, Virginia
Hosted by National Capital Region Mustang Club at Jerry's Ford. Event hours are 8:00-3:00 with check-in running 8:00-11:00. Registration fee is $15.00 (pre-registration $12.00 before September 13, 2004). Judged and participant vote classes for all Ford bodied and powered vehicles. For more information, call Rachel Emmons at 703-768-3984 or email or call Allen Ackelson at 703-590-2651 or email or visit the website at


September 25th
24th Annual CRMC Mustang and All-Ford Show

Indian Trail, North Carolina
Hosted by Carolina Regional Mustang Club at Dale Jarrett Ford (Rte 74 Indian Trail, NC 5-miles east of I-485). Event hours are
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM with check-in running 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Registration fee is $15.00 (pre-registration $12.00 before September 15, 2004). Judged Classes, Display Class, and Pony Corral. Trophies in judged classes and several categories such as best paint. Radio controlled car contest. For more information, call Woody Woodruff at 704-541-5842 or email the or call Mary Stewart at 704-846-8609 or email or visit the website at


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 or call Bob Hawsey at 865-856-8770 or email or visit the website at


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 email or call Wayne Demers at (919) 462-3210 (Please call before 9:00pm) or email or visit the website at


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 or visit the website at


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 or visit the website at


Non-MCA Events


September 10th - (rain date September 17) 50's Night Cruise In at Pietro's Pizza located at 11700A Jefferson Davis Highway (corner of Osborne Road) directly across the street from the new WAWA station. . We will have 50/50, hula-hoop, limbo and dance contest. Everyone come in 50's attire and have a great time! More info at the Oldies But Goodies Classic Cruizer website:


September 10th to the 12th - Historic Old Towne Petersburg will host Nostalgia Fest – The Festival of Family Fun and there is no better way to show off you little piece of nostalgia then entering your Antique or Classic Auto in the show for all to see. Registration is free, the autos will be judged, and prizes will be awarded for the different categories. Go to to see the bands and other activities planned for this popular family weekend. If you are interested in entering your auto, please contact Frannie Rawlings at or call 804-731-5610. Space is limited so register early. All registrations must be in by August 30, 2004.


September 11th - 29th Annual Edgar Rohr Memorial Antique Car Meet - Sponsors Bull Run AACA - Location be held at the Prince William County Fairgrounds, Manassas, Virginia. Registration opens 8 AM, spectator gates open 10AM. Free spectator admission & parking. Crafts, Food & Drink available too! - Info web site at


September 17th to the 19th - Field Day of the Past in Rockville, VA. Vintage Vehicles are invited to participate at no cost. For info on entering a vehicle contact Curtis Black at 804-751-9089 or 804-347-4149.


September 18th - Powhatan Fair Association Car Show - Info: Charles Goins 804-748-8539


September 25th - 2nd Annual Christmas In September Cruise-In and Car Show at the Children's Hospital located on Brook Road in Richmond, Virginia sponsored by the Oldies But Goodies Classic Cruizers. Last year all the kids and staff at the hospital and car hobbyists enjoyed it. The event raised over $2000 in money and wish items needed for the kids and hospital. This year the hospital has these items on their "Wish List": Children's Movie Tickets, Tickets to the Children's Museum, Tickets to the Science Museum, Tickets to Busch Gardens, Tickets to Kings Dominion, Children's DVD Movies, Cash Card for Targets, Cash Card for WalMart, Cash, Card for K-Mart, Diecast. Help us help the children at the hospital with your attendance at the show! Club website: or contact the club president Bill Rackley


September 26th - 3rd Annual Ferguson Benefit Car Show and Family Fun Day. 12500 Jefferson Ave. Newport News, VA 23602. This year benefiting the Virginia Living Museum and Greyt Expectations Greyhound Rescue. OPEN TO ALL CARS AND TRUCKS, $20 registration, $15 if pre-registered by Sept 17. Registration opens at 9:30am, Ballots passed out at 11:00am, Awards at 3:00pm. Car Show participants will receive a free pass to VLM, Dash Plaque (1st 100), Door Prize Ticket. Events planned are: Silent Auction including many items autographed by Richard Petty, Free Kids Play land with giant inflatable toys and face painting, Live Animals from the Virginia Living Museum and Greyt Expectations Greyhound Rescue, Participants Choice plus Sponsor's Choice Awards, Raffle Drawing for a restored 1965 Mustang after the awards ceremony. Contact Nancy Cole or Tony Watson for registration forms, raffle tickets, or questions at 757-989-2539 or e-mail at


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.



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, September 1st, 2004 at 7:30 PM
At The Science Museum of VA,
2500 West Broad Street .
See Ya there!!