The Galloping Gazette
The Official Newsletter Of The
Central Virginia Mustang Club
CVMC Condolences! On March 27, 2005, CVMC lost a long time member and a really great guy. His name was Alan Brough.
Many of you may remember him as a quiet guy with a mustache who always had a Mustang hat on and a smile on his face. He also loved his pipe. Alan was a member of CVMC for 20 years.
CVMC extends our deepest condolences to Alan’s wife, Kay Brough and the Brough family. We will miss Alan very much.
By Tony Hall
Virginia MCA License Plate! The Roanoke Valley Mustang Club (RVMC) was able to get a Special License Plate passed in the Virginia General Assembly using the MCA Logo. The following is what was sent to me…
Great news!! The Virginia General Assembly has approved the MCA plate. The plate will have the Mustang Club of America logo and will say Mustang Club of America. It will probably look similar in layout to the Harley Owners Group plate; check the link below to see what it looks like.
You DO NOT have to be an MCA national member to participate in the plate (though, MCA membership is encouraged by our club). We now must have 350 pre-paid orders within 180 days (6 months) before the plates can be made. If we are unable to reach the 350 plates required, you will get your check back! Roanoke Valley Mustang Club as the sponsor must submit all forms throughout the state. We are limited to 6 characters for specialty plates. Please check out the Virginia DMV website below to see which 6-character combinations that you are interested in are available if you do not have already 6 characters or less. You can check your combos using any specialized plate. The website will tell you if that combo is available or not. You can request up to three choices. Keep in mind it will be no problem to update your current vanity plate if you have 6 characters or less. You also do not need to personalize it, and can order just a standard MCA plate with a number on it.
Out-of-state members can participate by ordering what is called a souvenir plate. This plate is for display only and not for use on a motor vehicle. Only a single plate is issued. The form needed is VSA 10, available from the DMV website below.
You must specify on the form which type of plate you want, and where it says “check type of plate” indicate “other” and write in Mustang Club of America. Please mail your completed application and check to...
500 Daytona Drive
Hardy, VA 24101
I can also be reached at 540-309-8980
I will have copies of the form that you have to fill out at our April Meeting.
By Tony Hall
CVMC Highway Trash Pickup – March 12th! CVMC had a great turnout for the “Adopt a Highway” trash pickup. We must have had 11 CVMC Members out there doing their Civic Duty! We even had a Red 2005 Mustang Convertible show up! Never know what you might see picking up trash.
I would like to thank everyone who came out to help. I hope you enjoyed the Pizza!!!
By Tony Hall
CVMC Welcomes HCMC to Richmond at PAS! CVMC helped to welcome the Hill City Mustang Cruisers to Richmond along with the Victory 7 Mustang Club.
HCMC came to Performance Autosports to do some dynoing and to hangout
CVMC At G-Force Karts – March 20th! CVMC invaded G-Force Karts again this month for another round of Tire Squealin, Bunpin and Slidin fun!
We doubled our attendance this month to 4 members. We had a ball as usual and the difference in the track is for the better! Well, that’s enough small talk here are the times…
BLT – Best Lap Time
ALT- Average Lap Time
Tony Hall: BLT-0:25.973; ALT-0:26.931
George Godsey: BLT-0:26.306; ALT-0:27.582
Rusty Wiseman: BLT-0:26.584; ALT-0:28.419
Dave Dickey: 0:27.472; ALT-0:28.993
CVMC’s next foray to G-Force Karts will be April 17th at 2:00pm. Oh yeah, you former regular racers that have not been to G-Force lately all we can say is. Come and show us what you got!
4245 Carolina Avenue, Bldg B
It is always a blast! Be sure to be there! Here’s Tire Smoke in your eyes!
By Tony Hall
CVMC Takes To The Sky’s! CVMC Member and Director David Lythgoe took to the skies with NBC 12’s Traffic Copter. He got to fly with them one afternoon and saw how it was done from the inside.
David had a fantastic time! The next time you see their NBC 12’s Helicopter in the sky be sure to smile, David may be taking a picture of you!
By Tony Hall
CVMC Judge’s Clinic – April 9th!
CVMC will be conducting our first Judge’s Clinic of the year on April 9th, at Dave Dickey’s house from 10:00am to 1:00pm,
Directions are as follows. From: The intersection of Interstate 95 & 295 head East toward Norfolk/Rocky Mount, N.C. for about 1.8 miles to exit # 41A Hanover (Route # 301 North). Take exit # 41A North (Hanover) about 1.2 miles passing the Burger King on your right to 2nd traffic light (Atlee Road/Route # 638). Take a right on Atlee Road for about .7 miles to Atlee Springs housing development (on Left). Take a left on Atlee Springs Road for about .1 mile. Take a right onto Meadowsweet Road, then an immediate left onto Winter Spring Drive. Continue about .2 miles into Atlee Lake Estates & our pinkish brick home is immediately to the right, just pasted the Atlee Lake Estates brick signs @ 9062 Winter Spring Drive. Park in the driveway or down & around the corner on Squire Passage. If you get lost our telephone number is 804-730-1450.
I sure hope to see many CVMC members at our first Judge’s Clinic of the year. See you there!
By Tony Hall
CVMC Cruise In @ Bottoms Up Pizza – April 2nd! Yes, it was a cloudy dreary day and it rained like you know what that morning but yet when it was all said and done CVMC still had 10 Mustangs at Bottoms Up Pizza.
This was the first time CVMC had a Cruise In at Bottoms Up Pizza and I must say we were very well received. Oh yeah and the Pizza was great and the company of fellow CVMC members was great as always!
CVMC ever recruited a new member Mark, from Woodbridge, Virginia. He drove his 2005 Mineral Grey Mustang GT all the way down to hang out with us today. I hope you will enjoy CVMC Mark!
I would like to thank Mike Cole for arranging this Cruise In, Bottoms Up Pizza for having us and all of the CVMC members who came out!
By Tony Hall
CVMC At Paradise Road Speed And Custom Shop – April 23rd! CVMC will be holding a cruise in at Paradise Road Speed and Custom Shop on April 23rd. It will be a little different because the times are 10am to 2pm. After that I figured we could go somewhere and find something to eat. He has a great shop and will be giving us a tour of facility. He also has a vast assortment of parts in stock. We will meet at the Willis Road McDonalds at 9:45am. It takes about 5 minutes or less from the McDonalds to get to the shop. Should be fun. See you there!!
By Rusty Wiseman
CVMC Merchandise! Jacket and Show T-shirt Update!
There are still show shirts available in sizes L, XL and XXL. These will be available at the next meeting. The price has been reduced to $10.00. You can also e-mail me at JWEI516560@aol.com or call me at 804-379-7480 if you would like me to hold a particular size.
Remember to contact Judi Weidman for information on our new CVMC Club Jackets. We are planning to offer a lightweight blue & khaki jacket and a fleece lined blue & khaki jacket. Be sure and come to the next meeting to see the jacket and place your prepaid order.
Jacket with front logo only: $50.00
Jacket with front and back logo: $65.00
With your name: add $5.00
Same price for both kinds of jackets.
By Judi Weidman
2005 CVMC Cruise In’s! For 2005 Cruise Ins, I like to get all CVMC Club members involved. What I like to do is a little different. In need of all suggestions that any club member may have to hold the cruise ins and I will do my best to set it up. Last year I have posted suggestions on the forums and received a couple. For 2005 I would like to see more. This is your club to, lets all get involved. You can either post on the forums or my e-mail address is Mustangmlc99@aol.com. Lets make 2005 a great year.
By Mike Cole
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
GT500 REBORN AS
A MODERN THOROUGHBRED: SHELBY, SVT CREATE MOST POWERFUL
"Mustang Dream Team" of Carroll Shelby and Ford SVT develop a worthy successor to the legendary Shelby GT500 of the late 1960’s Shelby Cobra GT500 has modern performance credentials: 450-plus-hp, supercharged V-8, 6-speed manual transmission, SVT-tuned suspension, SVT functional features with Shelby design flare - LeMans racing stripes, aerodynamic enhancements and 19-inch wheels with cross-drilled brake rotors The driving zone - red leather seat and door trim, titanium-faced gauges.
The most powerful factory-built Ford Mustang in history
takes to the street next year, following a unique collaboration between
performance car legend Carroll Shelby and the Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT).
Ford took the wraps off the 450-plus-horsepower Ford Shelby Cobra GT500 show car at the New York International Auto Show March 23. Designed in the unmistakable image of Shelby Mustangs of the 1960s, the Shelby Cobra GT500 melds SVT's modern engineering with the big-block performance that made the original GT500 the king of the road.
"The all-new 2005 Ford Mustang is one of the
hottest cars in many years,"
says Phil Martens, Ford group vice president, Product Creation. "Its chassis was engineered from the beginning to be the basis of a high-performance, world-class sports car from SVT, and the Shelby Cobra GT500 is it."
Carroll Shelby lends his support to SVT, adapting his earlier role as a senior advisor on the "Dream Team" that was assembled to develop and build the 2005 Ford GT. "I've worked with the SVT guys for several years now, and I know they have the guts, the talent and the passion to deliver the best performance Mustangs ever," says Shelby.
A production version of the GT500 will go on sale in 2006, continuing the
high-performance lineage of the SVT Mustang Cobra model line. It will be
followed by a steady stream of performance products developed by SVT,
including Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin, the industry's first performance sport-utility truck, in 2007.
"SVT led the modern-day factory performance trend with the Mustang Cobra and the industry's first high-performance truck, the F-150 Lightning," says Hau Thai-Tang, director, Ford Advanced Product Creation and SVT. "Today, we're building on that pioneering vision with vehicles like the Ford GT,
Shelby Cobra GT500 and Sport Trac Adrenalin - great performance machines
that connect with enthusiasts in a way no other companies or vehicles can match."
The production GT500 will be the first in a string of specialty Mustangs that SVT will help deliver. This will create Ford Motor Company's - and one of the industry's - broadest product portfolios, stretching from under $20,000 for the V-6 Mustang coupe to the 450-plus-horsepower GT500, each offering performance and value.
The GT500 and the production-intent Sport Trac Adrenalin teaser accelerate the wave of momentum at SVT since the launch of the 2005 Ford GT supercar. SVT also now will develop non-SVT branded Ford Division performance
vehicles - including heritage-based performance Mustangs in the spirit of
the 2001 Bullitt GT and 2003 Mach 1 - as it becomes more directly integrated into Ford's mainstream product development process.
Shelby Cobra GT500's supercharged 5.4-liter DOHC V-8 produces over 450-plus horsepower
Just as the original Shelby GT500 was the "step up" to big-block power from the GT350, the new Ford Shelby Cobra GT500 steps up to Ford's 5.4-liter "MOD" V-8. The result? The GT500 is the most powerful factory Mustang ever.
Its supercharged 5.4-liter, 32-valve V-8 evolves from SVT's experience with supercharging the "MOD" engine to deliver more than 450 horsepower and 450 foot-pounds of torque.
The cast-iron-block, four-valve engine is force-fed an
air-and-fuel mixture via a screw-type supercharger at 8.5 pounds per square
inch of boost.
Aluminum cylinder heads, piston rings and bearings sourced from the Ford GT
program bring a high level of proven durability to the drive train, while
upgraded cooling components promise longevity. "Powered by SVT" camshaft
covers are the finishing touch to the engine.
"This version of the 5.4-liter V-8 has a higher horsepower rating than any
other factory Mustang in history," says Jay O'Connell, SVT chief vehicle engineer. "It really delivers on the essence of two great names in Ford
performance - a mix of SVT's modern-day experience with supercharging and
the Shelby GT500's heritage of big-block power."
The engine has been further tuned from its first application in a Mustang,
the 2000 SVT Mustang Cobra R, a limited edition model of 300 units.
Helping to put the power of the GT500's supercharged V-8 to the pavement is a T-56 six-speed manual gearbox. The evenly spaced gears mean less stirring is needed to find the "sweet spot" in keeping the revs "on cam" for power to pass, while at the same time making the most of the engine's broad
torque curve. The heavy-duty transmission has proven itself a willing
companion to V-8 power in Mustangs in both road and track environments,
including the 2000 SVT Mustang Cobra R, 2004 SVT Mustang Cobra and the new
race-winning Ford Racing Mustang FR500C.
Great power requires great control
the great Shelby Mustangs of the 1960s were anything but one-trick ponies. They earned their stripes on twisty roads and racetracks across America and Europe. The Shelby Cobra GT500 show car continues that legacy of all-around performance.
The GT500 starts with the solid 2005 Mustang underpinnings. The all-new Mustang's platform was designed from the beginning with performance derivatives in mind, providing an exceptionally rigid, well-engineered
starting point for SVT chassis engineers.
Using real-world experience gained during more than 12 years of building
great-handling SVT Mustang Cobras, SVT engineers retune and upgrade key chassis components. Improvements such as revised shocks, spring rates and upgraded stabilizer bars help the GT500 stop and turn with the same authority as it goes.
The GT500 features a MacPherson strut independent front suspension with
"Reverse L" lower control arms, and a solid-axle, three-link rear suspension with coil springs and a Panhard rod for precise control of the rear axle.
Ford Racing has validated this rear suspension design on the track. The
race-prepared Ford Racing Mustang FR500C was purpose-built from the base 2005
Mustang body structure and suspension geometry to run in the Grand-Am Cup
series, a class of road racing for production-based cars. Competing against the
best from Germany and Japan, a Mustang FR500C competed in and won its first
ever race in the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway in February
"SVT and Ford Racing will be working closer than ever as we go forward on future projects, especially Mustangs," says Thai-Tang, a Ford Racing alumnus who served as the race engineer for the Newman-Haas Racing team in 1993. "The Mustang FR500C racing program is an exact demonstration of the capability we engineered into the mainstream Mustang to be capable of. Now, we have both a Daytona victory and the return of the Shelby Cobra GT500 to showcase Mustang performance possibilities."
To match this power and handling ability, SVT fitted some of the biggest
brakes in the business to the GT500. Fourteen-inch cross-drilled Brembo
rotors up front and 13-inch discs in the rear continue SVT's legacy of
great-braking Mustangs. 19-inch wheels wrapped in high-performance tires provide secure footing.
The snake is back - Legendary looks with SVT function The Shelby Cobra
GT500 combines the dramatic design genes of the all-new Mustang with Carroll
Shelby's legendary performance image to create an SVT Mustang that broadens the
power brand's design approach and appeal.
"The restrained, performance-oriented SVT design theme has become instantly recognizable to enthusiasts without brash styling cues," says Doug Gaffka, design director, Ford SVT vehicles. "The GT500 takes a huge leap forward by combining the modern Mustang muscle car with the classic Shelby performance look to expand SVT's reach to a much bigger audience."
The 2005 Mustang design team drew inspiration from classic 1968 Mustangs, the models that transformed the mild-mannered pony car into a muscle car with attitude. Envisioning an SVT model, the team tested GT500 design cues on the Mustang GT coupe concept that was unveiled at the 2003 North
American International Auto Show. In 2004, designers further developed the
GT500 look on the Mustang GT-R, a race-bred concept with the dual purpose
of foreshadowing SVT's Mustang design direction and Ford Racing's plans to
return Mustang to road racing.
The GT500 now comes into full light, punctuated by the classic Le Mans-style white stripes that race along the top of the show car's "SVT Red" paint from nose to tail. The stripes recall the Shelby Mustangs that marked another important 1960's Mustang transition when Ford put it on the track to becoming a racing legend. The GT500 nomenclature is prominent in the lower body side racing stripe, another cue from the classic Shelby Mustangs.
"The new Mustang has classic design cues from some
of the best-looking
Mustangs of all-time, including the Shelby’s," says Keith Rogman, Ford senior designer. "The design of the GT500 has been at the forefront of our minds since the outset of the entire Mustang program."
The Shelby design elements alone are enough to tell the GT500 story but are not the only visual cues that set this Mustang apart. The reworked front fascia features a functional air splitter and the unique hood has heat-extraction ducts, combining to provide improved airflow and
aerodynamics. Revised headlamp insets offer a more aggressive look and result in symmetrical upper and lower grilles with large air openings, creating a visual connection to vintage Shelby Mustangs.
The unique rear fascia features strakes inspired by the Ford GT's integrated rear airflow diffuser, and a rear spoiler reminiscent of a classic GT500. To mark the collaboration of two Mustangs performance icons, the GT500 features Shelby and SVT badging.
Continuing the snake logo tradition of past-generation
SVT Mustang Cobras,
as well as late-model Shelby Mustangs, the fenders each feature an updated
design of the Cobra. For the first time on any SVT Mustang, the front grille features an off-center snake in place of the standard running horse. "GT500" is emblazoned inside the side rocker stripes, and the name "SHELBY" is prominently featured across the rear deck. The SVT logo can be seen on the wheel center caps, a signature SVT location, as well as on the doorsill plates. To top if off, the "gas cap" medallion between the taillights reads
"Shelby GT500" centered on the Cobra image.
The interior is completely wrapped in ebony black leather, including the top of the dash, door panels and center armrest. Also wrapped in ebony leather are the shift lever, shift boot and parking-brake handle. SVT Red
leather seating surfaces and door panel inserts provide a marked contrast
to the rest of the leather-trimmed cabin, surrounding the performance enthusiast with luxury and comfort. Snake logos embroidered into the seat backs finish the package.
"We've taken leather design trends to a new level by using it on almost every exposed surface in the GT500," says Rogman. "Leather has long been a performance fashion accessory for enthusiasts, from jackets to racing
gloves, so it perfectly matches all the other driving oriented cues."
The Shelby GT500 script and Cobra image are repeated on the steering wheel
cap. Behind the wheel are titanium-faced gauges swapped in location so that the tachometer is dominant visually for the driver. The chrome accessories inside the cabin have been replaced with a satin aluminum finish, including the aluminum shift lever knob that is nicely positioned for quick, positive shifts of the six-speed transmission.
SVT and Shelby: The Legends Grow
With the look and legend one would expect from Carroll Shelby and the kind
of power and performance enthusiasts have come to expect from SVT, the GT500 show car points to a brand new era in Ford Motor Company's performance future.
"Carroll Shelby is truly a living automotive legend, a Ford performance
legend," says Martens. "It's a dream come true to be able to put the Shelby name on a Mustang again."
Carroll Shelby first put his name on a Mustang back in 1964 when he was asked to inject some high performance into the brand-new pony car. The result was the GT-350R, a lightweight, handling-focused racecar that earned the Mustang its first performance credentials. Subsequent Shelby Mustangs included a street version of the racecar, the GT-350, and what was known as the "rent-a-racer" Mustang, the GT-350H, a joint project with the Hertz rental car corporation.
The ultimate Shelby Mustang of the era was the GT-500KR,
or "King of the Road." Powered by a big block 428-cubic inch
"Cobra Jet" V-8, the GT-500
was one of the most powerful, and memorable, muscle cars of that period.
Shelby Mustang production ceased in 1970 with a total volume of 14,559
The Ford Special Vehicle Team brought performance back to Mustang in 1993. After 12 years and with nearly 80,000 high-performance Mustangs on the streets, and a total SVT vehicle production nearing 145,000 vehicles, SVT
is primed for growth with the GT500 serving as the foundation for other
performance Mustang projects.
By bringing together Carroll Shelby and Ford SVT, the company's commitment
to performance becomes as powerful as at any time in its history - including the famed "Total Performance" days of the 1960s. From the Ford GT super car, the GT500, to a rejuvenated Ford Racing Performance Parts program - performance and racing adds luster to its proud brand heritage.
"SVT has been and will remain the leader in
performance vehicle engineering
and marketing," says Martens. "SVT remains unique in offering the total
performance experience. The return of Carroll Shelby to our performance family only strengthens our firepower."
About Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With more than 327,000 employees and 110 plants worldwide, the company's core and affiliated automotive brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Its
automotive-related services include Ford Motor Credit Company and Hertz. For more information regarding Ford's products including the 2005 Mustang,
please visit www.fordvehicles.com
Article & Photo’s Provided by Ford Motor Company.
Greetings, to those with a mild winter and those with a wild winter. Watching the weather reports lately that covers just about everyone! I send out newsletters to MCA regional Directors periodically to pass on information and ideas that may come from other directors! You will also get minutes of MCA meetings, notices of upcoming meetings and anything else I can toss at you! I won’t send junk, nor will I forward on junk mail to you.
You are listed on the MCA web page as your clubs regional director or point of contact if the regional director does not have e-mail. I offer to you any assistance that you may need and will hand you to the correct person if I am unable to assist you. E-mail me any time!
We at MCA value all of our members equally and through the regional clubs we get to touch base with many! We also keep the web page current with your information, (as much as you send it in!) so when someone is new to your area, they will know how to contact a club representative. Our goal is to help your club membership grow so you in turn can get new members to join MCA and help our national membership continue to grow. We have had greater than a 20% membership increase in the last few years and believe that we all can do better all around. That's where we all need to work together.
Nice to know items:
If you are in need of insurance for a show or items for goodie bags, contact the MCAofficemanager@cox.net for assistance. Also contact her for magazine related questions!
If interested in hosting a driving event, you can e-mail email@example.com
Club updates or questions? Contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
And now a word from the Northeast Ohio Mustang Club)
The NEO Mustang Club, in association with the Kidney Foundation of Summit County, Ohio, will raffle a New 2005 Mustang Convertible on Saturday, June 25, 2005, at 2:00pm at Montrose Ford, located at 3960 Medina Road, Montrose, Ohio.
The tickets are $25.00 each. Only 1500 tickets will be sold. Winner does not need to be present to win.
For tickets make checks payable to NEO Mustang Club.
NEO Mustang Club
364 Washburn Road
Tallmadge, Ohio 44278
For Information Call:
The proceeds will benefit the Kidney Foundation of Summit County, Ohio.
NEO Mustang Club reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the raffle if sufficient tickets are not sold in advance of this event.
Direct from your MCA web page....
Need to set up travel plans? MCA is pleased to announce this free service to all members! Simply click the below to access discounted hotel and travel services.
Also, visit the web page for discounted MCA merchandise! If you haven’t been there lately, now is a good time! www.mustang.org
News From The CCCCVa
The big news is that gasoline prices are hitting record highs plus prices are expected to continue to climb higher as the weather warms. Instead of doing something to lower gas prices and help the economy the Senate has approved drilling in the Artic Wildlife Refuge. I assume this is their way of “doing” something about gas prices while not really doing anything at all but covering their political backsides. It is too bad our Congress is more interested in appearances and politics instead of taking action to actually solve serious problems.
Even if drilling began today in the artic it would take 7 to 10 years before that gas hits the pumps. And the estimated amount of crude oil in the Artic Refuge is less than what this country uses in one year. Plus no oil companies really want to drill in the artic. It would be very expensive and troublesome. The number one reason not to invest in drilling there is that the oil companies don’t have to do so. They are already making record profits so why spend money to find more oil and therefore lower the price of crude, which would lead to lower profits? The oil companies don’t have to do much of anything to continue to make a ton of money.
The real reason gasoline prices are climbing is the price of crude is at record levels. Some members of OPEC would like to increase production but even doing that wouldn’t lower prices very much. Unless something big happens we can look forward to $2+ a gallon gasoline for a long time. We’ll adjust to it just like we adjusted to $1 a gallon gasoline. I can remember when gas was less than a quarter a gallon. Prices have gone up over 800% in about 30 years.
They are finally starting to “get it”. The EPA has issued stricter rules aimed at reducing smog and soot - and they are aimed at power plants. Apparently they have figured out that they need to do something about stationary polluters if the EPA really wants to clean up the air and reduce ozone levels. Just making vehicles cleaner has not done the job. Again - for the third time - the Bush Clear Skies program that would give stationary polluters more time to reduce pollution has been killed by a Senate committee - a Senate controlled by the same party as the president. I can honestly say it’s about time they started to “get it”.
Speaking of the EPA, President Bush has appointed a new EPA director. Stephen Johnson becomes the first person to head the agency who is a scientist and not a career politician/bureaucrat. Johnson has been with the EPA for 24 years. He has accepted one of the toughest federal jobs.
The Kyoto treaty was meant to reduce pollution worldwide but it has ran into problems caused by “pollution credits”. I bet you’ve heard that term before. Under the Kyoto credit plan a rich polluting nation can buy credits from a poor country that doesn’t pollute much. Somehow this is supposed to make the air cleaner. This sounds just like the program where companies would crush non-running cars to get pollution credits so the companies could continue to pollute at the same levels. It really makes you wonder if the same idiots keep coming up with the same ideas over and over again.
CVMC Guess the plate
The object of this game is to guess which CVMC member the license plate belongs to.
Dave’s Mustang Trivia
By David Lythgoe
1. What is the wheelbase for the 1965 to 1970 Mustang?
1964 to 1973
Wiring… When to replace?
The engine compartment wiring began to become brittle in the mid 1970’s. It is now 35 years later and the wiring has become rock hard. The under dash harness is usually still ok. The engine compartment harnesses are subject to heat and will definitely need to be replaced. The trunk harness should be replaced if the rope covering has begun to unravel.
In the last “Rick’s Tip’s” the opening paragraph did not make much since. What I was trying to say was that besides rust in the lower parts of the doors there is also cracking at the latch. There are three locations where the latch bolts to the door shell. At these locations is where stress cracks will occur. The cracks can be repaired but the welding will show on the early cars (1964 ½ to 1968). There is no way to hide the welds. I apologize for the previous error in the bulletin.
I have MCA and Shelby Club judging experience to help with those difficult questions. I can be reached during the day at 804-321-5383.
Central Virginia Mustang Club
Minutes of Meeting,
March 2, 2005
By Brenda Jones
Attendance at the meeting was 44 members. We now have 98 paid up members.
Tony called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. He asked if we had any visitors. We had 4. They were: Jason Fickett with a 2005 GT, Gary Dedrick with a 99 GT, William McCauley with a 01 GT and Steve Clayton.
Karen read the Treasurer's report. Rick Jones made the motion to accept the Treasurer's report and George Bobrovsky seconded. A majority approved the motion. We have 5 new members tonight.
Gordon Martin gave a report on the Asphalt Angels Show. We had 8 cars in our display. Everybody placed and the attendance was good.
Tony gave the schedule for upcoming events.
March 7th - Director's meeting at Joe's Inn - Mechanicsville 7:00 p.m.
March 12th - Trash pick up on Otterdale road. We will meet at the old K Mart lot on Midlothian at 9:00 a.m. Lunch at Pizza Hut afterwards.
March 12th Performance Autosports 10:00 a.m. for a Cruise In with HCMC and Victory 7.
March 20th - G Force Go Karts - 2:00 p.m.
Llew gave his report on upcoming parades.
April? Holly Grove Car Show - This was a combination parade, car show display last year and this year they have decided to just make it a car show. Details on date later.
April 16th - Car Show - VA Classic Cruisers, Southside Nazarene Church
May 8th - Bon Air Parade
Tony told us about the MCA National coming up in May. It will be in Huntsville, ALA. On May 13th, 14th, & 15th.
Judy Weidman - Club merchandise - still has some of the old show shirts as well as some tee shirts with the logo silk screened on them. The tees are $5.00 each and the show shirts are $10.00. She would like to have several orders for the jackets before she sends in another order. The jackets are $70.00 with your name, small logo on front and large logo on back.
Tony talked about the 2005 mustang. He told us that Ford Motor Company had pulled the plug on the Pony Drive where you could go to the plant and order your mustang and then drive it off the line. He also told us about the General Assembly passing an ordinance where the cameras at various intersections would be taken down. These were for the purpose of catching red light runners. MDA is having a car show in Roanoke this weekend.
George Bobrovsky has the schedule for the auto crosses. Rusty will be posting it on the website.
Tony called for a break. We came back from break and had the drawings. Greer (one of our new members) won the 50/50. He received $47.00. He said he needed gas money. It apparently pays to come to the meetings.
Tony adjourned the meeting at 8:45p.m.
Central Virginia Mustang Club
Minutes of Director’s Meeting,
March 2, 2005
By Brenda Jones
Tony called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m. Members in attendance were: George Cosier, Gordon Martin, Tony Hall, Richard Jones, Brenda Jones, Dave Dickey, Jimmy Clements, Don Lane, Karen Lane, Joan McGrath, Johnny McGrath, Kathy Morton, Carroll Lipscombe, Rusty Wiseman, Betty Wiseman and Steve Coleman.
Tony brought up about club members not getting return calls or emails. Members, if you receive a phone call or email from another member, please return either the phone call or email as soon as you receive the message.
Trash pick up is this Saturday. We will be meeting at the old K Mart on Midlothian at 9:00 am. Richard Jones will be riding with someone to the site.
George Bobrovsky will be getting a professional photographer to take the picture for the dash plaque and poster. He also is getting the date for the display at the Science Museum that we have to have to pay our rent for the usage of the building.
Rusty talked about expanding our web site. He has been charging 3.00 for the site and that is 400mg for the page. He is looking to go to 2000mgs for 9.95 per month. This would give us secure sockets to protect members. He is looking at a cost of $30.00 a year to $120.00 a year. The reason he is looking to increase is that spammers have gotten on the site and are using our address to send spam to other sites. He may be able to make it easier to use by increasing. We took a vote on increasing. Tony made the motion, Steve Coleman seconded. The board approved the motion.
Tony, Dave and Gordon went to several trailer businesses to get prices on a trailer. Gordon had a list from 4 different trailers. Commonwealth Trailer gave us the best price. The price they quoted was $2490.00. Permanent license would be $52.00 and registration would be $20.00. Insurance on the contents would not be necessary since the items depreciate so fast. Tony asked Karen if we have enough in the treasury to cover the cost of the trailer. She said we did but that it still will have to go before the membership before we purchase the trailer.
Tony said we still have not lined up any dealers for the show sponsors. Richmond Ford has said they do not want to participate since Universal and Bill Talley are crossing territorial lines. We will be talking to Bill Talley and Universal. We will need them to cover the cost of the programs and trophies for the show.
We have 111 members. We finished last year at 152 members.
Jimmy Clements brought up about the nametags. We are looking into cheaper nametags. Charles is also looking into other items to give to new members.
Brenda brought up about a fundraiser coming up on April 2nd. This will be held at Union Bank and Trust Co. at Harbor Pointe shopping center. It is being held for 3 children who live in Chesterfield County and who have catastrophic diseases. One child is 12 years old and has Cerebral Palsy, one is 9 and has Pfizer Syndrome (brain disorder) and the 3rd child is 8 months old with Hydrocelphus (Water on the brain). They will be having a silent auction and bands out on the site that day. The event will run from 10 - 2 and they would like to have a few of our cars on display. All three of these children have already had several surgeries and will have to have more as they grow.
Tony adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m.
Jason Fiffick, Bill McCauley, Steve Clayton, Karen Savoy, Thomas Hodges, Mark Pipich
Welcome! We at CVMC hope you will be a member for many years.
Amy Blumenthal, Mike Barton, Fred Fann, John Papazian, Danny Garner, Victor Williams, Jeff Greentree, Paul Meade, Debbie Shaver, Mark Oliver, Larry Kidd, Alan Kidd, Graham Marsteller, Ed Carroll, Sharon Burke, Chris Byrne, Marvin Smith, Lane Ramsey, Charles Agee, Mike McKinney, Tim Posey, Scott Akom, Tom Vanover, Bill Broughton, Jorgen Jorgensen, Randy Odom
Thanks everyone for joining and coming back for another great CVMC year! CVMC has 111 signed up so far for 2005.
Dave’s Mustang Trivia Answers
By David Lythgoe
CVMC Guess the plate answer
Ben Brown’s 2001 True Blue Mustang Bullitt
Looks like we have a bunch of birthday Guys & Gals!
April 7th Mary Bosher, April 9th Ethan Gantt, April 12th Ronald Martin, April 20th Cody Pruden, April 21st Larry Boyd, April 22nd Paul Oliver, April 23rd Mark Oliver, April 25th Donnie Nichols, April 27th Tim Posey, April 28th Scott Akom, April 30th Steve Pruden
Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!
Upcoming Car Shows For April & May 2005
April 8th to the 10th
Mustangs and Mustangs - Legends Havin' Fun
Polk City, Florida
Hosted by Imperial Mustangs of Polk County
At Fantasy of Flight. Event hours are Friday 8-5PM, Saturday 7-5PM & Sunday 8-2PM with check-in running Friday 8-5PM, Saturday 7-10AM. Registration fee is to be announced soon. Come join us for one of the most popular Mustang and all Ford shows in Central Florida elevated to the status of MCA National for 2005. The Fantasy of Flight aviation attraction becomes the perfect backdrop to celebrate Ford's top selling vehicle of all time, the Ford Mustang. See website for hotel information. For more information, call Patricia Rego at 863-838-6817 or email email@example.com or call Mark Houlahan at 863-838-6817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at http://www.imperialmustangs.org
May 13th to the 15th
Mission: Mustang, 2005 MCA National
MCA National hosted by Rocket City Mustang Club. Show will be Friday through Sunday. Registration is Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-10am. Registration fee is $40. All entries will receive two FREE weekend passes to the US Space & Rocket Center Museum, and if you register before April 15, you'll receive 1 FREE pass to our MCA-exclusive Saturday Night Party, where we get the museum to ourselves to enjoy IMAX movies, simulator rides, BBQ, cash bar, live entertainment. We negotiated a great $77 rate at the first-class Marriott 256-830-2222 right next door to the show site. "Mission: Mustang" is sure to be an awesome show for the entire family! For more information, call Mark Dorner at 256-722-5586 or email email@example.com or visit the website at http://www.rocketcitymustang.com/2005nationalshow/2005nationalshow.html
Neill Sandler Show and Shine
Hosted by Tennessee Valley Mustang Club at Neill Sandler Ford Lincoln Mercury, 3699 Alcoa Highway. Event hours are 9 AM - 2 PM with check-in running 9 AM - 11 AM. Registration fee is $10.00. All proceeds will be donated to The Second Harvest Food Bank of Knoxville. Judging will be by popular vote. The first 50 entries will receive a dash plaque. Neill Sandler Ford Lincoln Mercury sponsors this show. For more information, call Travis McBay at (865) 970-2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at http://clubs.hemmings.com/tvmc
Annual NCRMC spring Mustang & Ford Show
Hosted by National Capital Region Mustang Club
At Montgomery College. Event hours are 8:00am-3:00pm with check-in running 8:00-11:00am. Registration fee is 15.00 (pre-registration 12.00 before April 18, 2005). Rain Date May 1st. Concours, street, and modified Mustang classes and Participant vote for all other Ford powered vehicles. For more information, call Victor DiSanto at 301-862-3235 or email email@example.com or call Jim Bridgett at 410-721-1196 or email JBRIDGETT@aol.com or visit the website at http://www.ncrmc.org
All-Ford Car and Truck Show
Newport News, Virginia
Hosted by Styling Stangs of Hampton Roads Inc. at Newport News/Williamsburg Airport. Event hours are 9:00 to 4:00 with check-in running 9:00 to 11:00. Registration fee is $15.00. 40 classes will compete for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place awards. New this year is a class for Restomods. A car corral and free swap meet space will be available. For more information, call Mark Falin at 757-988-0989 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
14th Annual Spring Car Show & Swap Meet
Hosted by Mustang Club of Tidewater at YRC Theater, Rte 17. Event hours are 9 am - 4 pm with check-in running 8 am - 12 pm. Registration fee is $20 + 2 cans of Food. Car Show and Swap Meet. Clean out your garage, here's a chance to share what you have collected over the years. For more information, call Chuck Quinley at (757) 766-2663 or email Hottrod6@aol.com or call Doug Sample at 825-9930 or email Hottrod6@aol.com or visit the website at http://www.mustangcluboftidewater.com
Open Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show - Rain or Shine
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Hosted by Chrome Pony Mustang Club at Albemarle 4-H Building, 102 Sun Gro Drive. Event hours are 8 am to 4 pm with check-in running 8 am to 12 noon. Registration fee is $15.00. For more information, call Mark Cooper at 252-331-1022 or email email@example.com
For more information on other MCA Car Shows and Events please visit the Mustang Club of America’s website at…
April 2nd to the 4th, 2005
Cruising for a Cure Relay for Life Team Is having a car show & sock hop to raise funds for the Peninsula's American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The car show and sock hop will be April 2 at the Clarion Hotel in Williamsburg, VA. We are developing a flyer now. More details to follow for all these fun events! This will be a great weekend event. All Proceeds from all the events go to the American Cancer Society. The Clarion Hotel has a block of rooms available at a group rate of $89. Info: Clarion Hotel & Conference Center 500 Merrimac Trail in Williamsburg, VA 23185 Phone: 757-220-1410 or call TOLL FREE 1-800-663-4230 for Reservations. Then join us on April 3rd for the 4th Spring Forward Run shown below. If you have questions or want more information, please call Ron Graham, Team Captain Cruising for a Cure Relay for Life Team at 757-874-6464 or Email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org - Watch for updates. Cruising For a Cure is a member of the Virginia Peninsula Car Club Council http://www.vpccc.org
April 2nd, 2005
The Cruise In at the Port Road Liberty In Harrisonburg, VA - Time: 6:00 PM Until 9:30 PM - Sponsored By Kevin Kim - Dash Plaques, Door Prizes, 50/50s, Music By DJ "DOUBLE J" - Info: Club Web Site: http://mysite.verizon.net/res0jjb2/thevalleycruisers/id2.html
April 9th, 2005
Northern Virginia Auto Show
Times Community Newspapers. 10 am - 6 pm Rain Date Sunday, 4/10/05 Rain Date
Time 11 am - 6 pm. Location Dulles Town Center (Route 28 & 7), 21100 Dulles
Town Circle, Dulles, VA 20166. This signature springtime showcase will feature
auto dealers, suppliers and services situated within the Northern Virginia
region. Admission is free along with all of the activities found in the Family
Entertainment Area (24' climbing wall, Turbo Tub ride, face painting and
balloon twisting clowns).
Joe Gibbs Racing show cars will be on display, in addition to exciting raffle activities and all day entertainment, so there will be something for everyone at this show. The 2005 Northern Virginia Auto Show Charity Recipient will be Youth For Tomorrow, a residential group village for at-risk teenage boys and girls, established in 1986.
Contact: 703-472-7938 or visit www.timescommunity.com for more details.
April 10th, 2005
At Varina Ruritan Building located on Recreation Road behind the Varina Elementary School on Route 5 between Laburnum and Route 295. - Sponsored By Varina Ruritan. Time: 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM - Come join the Fun! No Entry Fee! Food and drinks will be Available - Info: Waverley Payne 804-795-5306 or Chip Tatum 804-795-1475
April 16th, 2005
Virginia Classic Cruisers 2005 Car Show At Southside Nazarene Church, 6851 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, Virginia at intersection of Route 288 and Courthouse Road. For info contact Pat at 804-492-3549 or email email@example.com. Club website: http://www.vaclassiccruisers.com
April 16th, 2005
Hill City Mustang Cruisers Show & Cruise
Car show at 2113 Lakeside Dr in Lynchburg, VA - All Ford Show and Cruise, free food, door prizes, 50/50 raffle - Time: 9 am-3 pm; free admission, Registration Fee: $15 - Info: Randy Mills 850 Knollwoods Drive Rustburg, VA 24588 or Phone: 434-847-6750 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or website at www.hillcitymustangcruisers.com
April 16th, 2005
To the BAR B QUE RANCH Harrisonburg, VA - Time 3:00 PM Until 600: PM - Just a Benefit Cruise with all Proceeds Being Donated to 2 or 3 Different Charity Organizations - Dash Plaques, Door Prizes, 50/50s Music By DJ "DOUBLE J SOUND" Info: Club Web Site Valley Cruisers
April 17th, 2005
14thAnnual Car/Truck Show Charlottesville High School – Info: Frank Upman 434-296-8074 or 434-293-3975
April 23rd, 2005
20th Annual Early Bird Rod Run
Location is the Ruritan Club at the intersection of Route 10 and Chippenham Parkway in Chesterfield. 9AM - 4PM (rain or shine). Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Ruritan Club at a minimal cost. Registered participants (cars) will receive a beautiful Dash Plaque along with one of our famous "goodies bags". Also, each of the registered cars will be eligible for Virginia Street Rods Club Awards. Vehicles must be pre-73. NSRA inspections will be available. For more info visit the club website at www.virginiastreetrods.org or contact Larry Balch 804-526-4318 or email@example.com
April 30th, 2005
Annual Vinton Dogwood Festival Car & Truck Show
This has been one of the Roanoke Valley Regions main shows for going on 50 years and this year show looks to be as great as in past years. Plans are still being finalized at this time but it looks like again this year the show will be a non-judged event with all participants receiving plaques that register. Of course the car show will not be the only event for that day. The entire town of Vinton will be celebrating the Festival with arts, crafts, games, food, carnival and of course the ending event that is the Dogwood Festival Parade through downtown. - Info: Robert Dye 540-966-3901 or Website www.aaca.org/roanoke/events.htm
April 30th, 2005
3rd Annual North Anna Power Station Car, Truck, & Bike Show
Will be held at Mineral Fair Grounds (Fire Station at Mineral VA) on Saturday April 30th (rain date Sunday May 1st) 9:00 to 3:00. Spectator judging with trophies to top 20 cars & trucks and top 10 bikes. Also best in show trophies. Also 5 trophies will be given as “Managers Choice”. DJ & moon bounce for kids provided. 50/50 raffles, hotdogs, hamburgers, sodas, tee shirts, & hats available. $12 entrants fee for cars/trucks/bikes and $2 adult spectator fee. ALL proceeds go to Habitat For Humanity. Please no pets or alcohol. Limited number of entrants so come early - we had over 80 cars/trucks/bikes last year! Contact Frank Errico 540-894-2936 or email for a flyer Frank_Errico@dom.com
April 30th to May 1st, 2005
Chase City "ARIVA" Annual 2 day Car, Truck, and Bike Show
At Star Scientific, Inc. warehouse on Duckworth Drive off Hwy 49 North. For information call Roger Queen 434-372-5801 or Chase City Chamber 434 372-0379. Also there will be a Poker Run that Day for Project Playground and they are starting and finishing in the Parking Lot across from the Car Show. Any bikers interested in participating should contact Glenn Wood 434-372-2232 or Chuck Ryan 434-372-3534. Saturday night you may want to attend the Annual Haw-Hee show at the Robert E. Lee Auditorium. $5.00 admission.
May 1st, 2005
The 24th Hot Rod, Custom and Classic Car and Truck Cruise In/Show
Sponsored by The Bull Run Street Rods will be held from 8 AM to 3 PM rain or shine at the Manassas VA Burger King on Rt.28 (Nokesville Road and Route 234 intersection, near the airport). Goody bags and dash plaques to the first 150 registered vehicles. There will be awards for Top 50; President's Pick, Long Distance, Club Participation, Under Construction, Ladies Choice, BK's Pick. There will also be door prizes, food, music, and a Chinese auction. Pre-registered cars will be eligible for $$ drawings. $10 fee before April 30th, $13 fee after April 30th up to day of show. Spectators will be $3 admission. For more info call (703) 590-3513 or (540) 937-4878.
May 2nd, 2005
23rd Annual Rod Run and Custom/Classic Car Show
At the Catlett Virginia Volunteer Fire Hall. Catlett is located west of Manassas on Route 28. Time 8 AM to 3 PM, Rain or Shine - Pre-registration prior to April 30th is $10; after April 30th or day of show--$13. More info: call Kurt 703-590-3513 or Jimi 703-257-9670 or Bob 540-788-4140.
May 5th to the 8th, 2005
AACA Southeastern Division National Spring Meet
Roanoke, Virginia, hosted by the Roanoke Valley Region - Info: Web site www.aaca.org
May 6th, 2005
Relay for Life Cruise-In
Harrisonburg Fairgrounds Harrisonburg, VA. - Info: Club Web Site Valley Cruisers
May 8th, 2005
14th Annual Fredericksburg Rod Run & Car Show
Walker Grant School, Fredericksburg, VA. - Info: Ron Wactor 540-972-2546 Or Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Web Site www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Boulevard/1151/FSR.html
May 21st, 2005
5th Annual Car & Motorcycle Show
Goochland Fairgrounds. Open to all antiques, classics, muscle, imports, trucks & motorcycles. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration $12.00 paid by May 14th 2005. $15.00 day of show, Registration from 9a.m. to Noon. General admission $5.00, Kids 12 & under FREE. Dash plaques to the first 100 entries. 3 trophies awarded in each class also BEST OF SHOW & BEST PAINT. Door prizes, Cash drawings and games. ASTRO JUMP for the kids. Food and beverages available. Bring the family and enjoy a fun filled day. For more information and registration call Charles Shelton at 804-512-5477 or email L296M26@aol.com
May 21st, 2005
Car, Truck, Bike Show
At Faith Landmarks Ministries 8491 Chamberlain Road, Richmond VA 23227. Contact Charles Green 519-1534, 644-5659 or Eddie Hinton 550-3203 for more information. The registration form can be printed from www.faithlandmarksministries.org Early registration is only $15. Trophies given to the top 25 cars, 3 to top bikes and 3 to top trucks and a best in show. Rain or shine!!!
May 21st, 2005
Amelia Lions Club 2005 Car Show
At Village Square Shopping Center, Route 360, Amelia Virginia. All proceeds benefit White Cane Days. For information contact Becky at 804-561-0801 or 804-513-0962, e-mail: email@example.com
May 28th, 2005
Gloucester Car & Craft Show
Ware Academy Gloucester, VA - Info: Daniel Carmine 804-693-2168
May 28th, 2005
5th Annual Car, Truck and Bike Show Saturday, (9:00AM - 6:00PM) Gates open at 7:30AM - Location: Fredericksburg Fairgrounds. Help the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) and Children's National Medical Center (CNMC). Trophies for Top 25 Cars, Trucks, and Bikes and Trophies for Best In Show Car, Truck, and Bike. $12.00 per Car, Truck, Bike, money goes to CMN. Games, Face painting, Tattooing and Rides for the Children, Crafts for Sale, and Bands Performing, including "Memories of Elvis" with Mr. Michael Hoover. Pre-Registration Make Checks Payable To: Children’s Miracle Network, Mail to: Burleigh Kay, 5517 Cedar Ridge Drive, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407-7700. Info: Michael Kay 703-704-2573 or Burleigh Kay 703-704-1779 or 540-898-2324 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
For more information on other Non MCA Car Shows and Events please visit the Car Club Council of Central Virginia’s website at… www.carclubcouncil.com
President: Tony Hall
Vice President: George Bobrovski
Secretary: Brenda Jones
Treasurer: Karen Lane
MCA National Director: Paul Oliver
Awards and Trophies:
Assistant Show Chairperson:
Monthly Door Prizes:
Technical Advisors - 1st Generation Mustangs
Present your club membership card at the following business to receive valuable discounts.
Be sure to present your CVMC Membership Card for a 22% Club Discount on parts in their parts department
Ray Broyhill Ford
First Class Towing
Seredni Tire & Auto
Advance Mobile Glass
Midas Muffler & Brake Shop
Dave's Upholstery Shop
Dockside Mobile Marine
Capital Windshield Repair
Air Conditioning Services
W.B. & Son Auto Care & Detail
Carroll's Tree Service
NAPA Genuine Auto Parts
Reference Cash Account #1918
Wednesday, April 6th, 2005 at 7:30 PM
At The Science Museum of VA,
2500 West Broad Street .
See Ya there!!