The Galloping Gazette

     The Official Newsletter Of The

     Central Virginia Mustang Club

March 2005 
Issue 219







CVMC Membership Drive! Yes, folk’s it is that time again. Your membership is Past Due. The membership fee is a mere $25.00 shamoli’s. You can send your dues to the address below.



P.O. Box 35-474

Richmond, Virginia



          So, sign up now so you will not miss out on all the FUN in 2005! We have 92 CVMC members signed up for 2005 so far. Let’s make our 20th year a record setting year.

BY Tony Hall


CVMC At Barrett-Jackson! Top Highlights/Observations from Barrett-Jackson



          Humble Observation: I don’t make enough money. There were thousands of people buying cars and parts like there was no tomorrow. For the most part, each



of these purchases would put me in the poor house. This lack of funds is a mixed blessing, as excessive money does not necessarily equal taste. Seeing a rusty, ugly, dinghy microbus go for 17K while an enthusiastic crowd cheered on is a painful sight. The same can be said for the 3 million dollar olds-corvette creation.



        Note to Self:  Apparent prerequisites for street rod ownership are:



          These guys were out in force. The lesson I learned from watching these old guys is that money may not buy happiness in your older years, but it will get you a tasty babe and a cool car. Wait a minute, isn’t that true happiness?

          Largest Regret:  I should have bought a Shelby when they were affordable. Even buying one 5 years ago would have been a good business decision.  (At that time I thought the prices were unrealistic).

          Major Disappointment: Barrett-Jackson does not screen their cars well.  I saw a ’66 mustang convertible sell for 18,360 (lot number 36) that had rust floors & frame rails, severe runs in the paint, windows that would not roll up and a passenger quarter that was installed on top of the existing quarter. There were a few more cars that sold for high money that had obvious flaws. Obviously the owners were clueless or going only by the photos. Always keep in mind that a car will look better in photos and never trust a seller’s description without validating yourself.



          Biggest Surprise: Boyd Coddington’s shop does excellent work. I would have never guessed from watching their TV show, but I got to check out several of their cars up close. They were all stunning in both quality and workmanship. I spoke to Mike (the young guy with the repaired jaw from the TV show), and complimented him on their work. When I told him I was surprised at seeing the quality after watching the TV show he replied that they heard that all of the time since the series began.

          No Surprise: The Sanderson continuation Shelby’s are not as nice in person as they appear in the magazines.  The drive train and suspension parts are enviable, but their overall fit and finish was average. For example, their engine compartments are coated in truck bed liner which had flaked off and been patched in several obvious places. Their fiberglass pieces were also fitted poorly.  Andthese were their show cars.

          Close Call: Friday morning I had to dodge a cobra-nosed golf cart while standing in a line. It was driven by an elderly man in a cowboy hat (Carroll Shelby).

          Famous Faces: I saw several notable car personalities: Dan Gurney, Carroll Shelby, Alain de Cadenet, the Boyd Coddington Crew and Randy Johnson (now playing for the NY Yankees). 

          Best Car Moment: Hearing a Shelby Cobra with their new 427-aluminum engine. The car literally shook the ground.  That sound gave me chills.



          Coolest Experience: Being able to have up-close access to so many great cars. I cannot begin to explain how cool it is to see so many historic cars up close.  While they were on display I was able to walk right up to each of the cars. 

          Saddest Moment: Some visitors were opening doors, hoods and touching the cars. I was surprised to see no guards for the cars in the tents. I saw two incidents of damage/theft. There was a nice Pantera that had the driver’s mirror broken off, and a fuel-injected corvette had the air cleaners stolen. The Corvette owner had up a sign offering a 10,000.00 reward for tips.

By Steven Gray



CVMC At G-Force Karts – February 20th! Well, I did it again. I planned a

G-Force Karts Events on an important date. This time it was the Daytona 500.

          I went out to G-Force just to see if anyone would show up. As it turned out Dave Dickey showed up ready to race. We waited a few more minutes to see if anyone else would show up, none did so off we went to have some fun.

          We had a great time. I spun out a couple of times, did a little bumping, did a little rubbing and squealed some tires.

          So without further to do hear are the times…


BLT = Best Lap Time

ALT = Average Lap Time


Tony Hall: BLT-0:27.396, ALT-0:30.512

Dave Dickey: BLT-0:27.438, ALT-0:29.438


          CVMC’s next foray to G-Force Karts will be March 20th at 2:00pm. Oh yeah, you former regular racers, there is a BIG surprise waiting for you the next time you race at G-Force!


4245 Carolina Avenue, Bldg B
Richmond, Virginia


          It is always a blast! Be sure to be there!

By Tony Hall



Asphalt Angels – February 11th to the 13th! CVMC had a Great Display at Asphalt Angels again this year. We had 8 Mustangs in the show.

          Asphalt Angels had a Great Show again this year. Many Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Corvettes and of course Mustangs.



          I would like to thank all of the CVMC members who came out to see the show and support your fellow CVMC members!

          I would like send out a special thanks to Gordon Martin for all of the hard work he did to enter all of the Mustangs and make the CVMC display look great!



          Lets give a big CVMC congratulation to the following CVMC Members who did very well at the show.


Ben & Cynthia Brown  – 2001 Mustang Bullitt - 1st Place

Mike Cole & Michele Meyer – 2002 Mustang GT – 2nd Place

Gordon Martin – 1995 Mustang GT Convertible – 1st Place

Betty Wiseman – 2003 Mustang Mach 1

1st Place

Ed Adams – 1969 Mustang Mach 1

2nd Place

Steve Coleman – 1999 35th Anniversary Mustang GT – 2nd Place

Kathy McWilliams – 1969 Mustang Convertible – 1st Place

Dave Dickey – 1967 Mustang

1st Place

Llew Stakes – 1966 Mustang Convertible

1st Place


         Congratulations everyone!!!

By Tony Hall


CVMC Director’s Meeting – March 7th! CVMC’s next Director’s meeting will be held March 7th at Joe's Inn in Mechanicsville at 7:00pm.

          ALL Officer’s and Director’s are encouraged to attend! Any CVMC member who would like to attend and let their voice be heard is welcome!

          Look forward to seeing you there!

By Tony Hall


CVMC Highway Trash Pickup – March 12th!  CVMC will be doing our Civic Duty by picking up trash on Otterdale Road in Midlothian.

          After the trash pick up we will go to Pizza Hut to chow down on some pizza.

          We will meet at 9:00am at the old K-Mart Shopping Center on Midlothian Turnpike about ½ mile west from Coalfield Road.



          Come on out and help your fellow CVMC members do our Civic Duty! See you there!

Tony Hall


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. You can also e-mail me at 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 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


Mustang Convertible Begins Production


Feb 17, 2005

By: Ford Media


Mustang Convertible Begins Production The celebration included receiving Car and Driver's 10 Best awards



          FLAT ROCK, Mich., Feb. 17, 2006 -- Just in time for spring, the 2005 Ford Mustang Convertible has begun production. At the Job One celebration this week, the pony car was named one of Car and Drivers "10Best" Cars for 2005.

"To succeed today you need a car that's hitting on all cylinders. It has to deliver style, quality, utility -- even if only a little bit -- as well as performance and value," said Csaba Csere, editor-in-chief of Car and Driver magazine. "Mustang does all of that, and that's why we selected it to our 10Best list as Best Muscle Car for 2005."

Csere spoke to Ford employees at Mustang's new home, Auto Alliance International (AAI) in Flat Rock, Michigan. He described the new Mustang's quality and also reviewed the car's history going back to April 17, 1964 -- the day the first model went on sale,


          "Back in the '60s that car cut across demographic bounds," said Csere. "It was an affordable car, and everyone could buy a Mustang. But you saw a lot of Mustangs in the driveways of very rich people because the car was cool. The new Mustang has the potential for doing that as well. But it has to have a certain level of quality and refinement, and this car has achieved that. After touring the plant this morning I can see how that happened. This is a thoroughly modern facility that totally keeps track of the quality of the car."

          "We've known for a long time we had a hit with the 2005 Mustang," said Matt DeMars, vice president of Vehicle Operations, in accepting the award. "And while customer excitement, and recognition like making Car and Driver's '10Best' confirms what we always knew, it is still very gratifying,"

          The 2005 Mustang Convertible has a more rigid body structure and is more solid than most coupe-derived vehicles. This was accomplished by engineering it in tandem with the coupe. The result is the most quiet and solid drop top Mustang has ever produced, according to DeMars.



          The 2005 Mustang was an instant hit since going on sale last October. More then 33,000 units have been sold and more than 12,000 retail customer orders have been taken for both the coupe and the new convertible.

          Some AAI employees attending the event said the Car and Driver award added to the pride that has been building since Mustang production began.

          "It gave me goose pimples, and this gives us the chance to show people what we can do at this plant," said Dwayne Johnson, unit trainer.

          Another employee, Alfreda Bronson, a QLS coordinator, said she's already tested out the convertible and loved it. "I rode with the top down the other day, in the middle of winter," she said. "So you know I've got to feel good about it. I was like the guy in the commercial who froze. That was me!"



           AAI President Phil Spender said the Mustang would begin shipping to dealers immediately. In addition to the new Mustang Convertible, AAI builds the Mustang Coupe and three body styles of Mazda6. Ford Motor Company invested $700 million in the plant last fall. It is now a flexible facility capable of building half-dozen vehicles on two platforms. AAI houses a new body shop with 380 robots and flexible tooling, as well as an upgraded stamping operation. Major upgrades to the final assembly area include programmable platforms that hold the car's body on a scissor lift that can be adjusted to the operator's height making it more ergonomic.



More MCA News next month!



News From The CCCCVa

By Fred Fann


          It looks like we won one and lost one in the Assembly this year. The exhaust bill, which would have allowed aftermarket exhaust components, failed in committee. I spoke with the bill’s sponsor Delegate Fralin and he told me that the problem was with testing. The police felt that they would have to purchase equipment to test vehicles to see if they met the 95-decibel limit on noise. Of course no agency wants to spend the money to purchase this equipment. I feel the concern is valid since I know of at least one state that did purchase equipment and did begin testing cars for noise.

          Of course this was not our intention with this bill and I am hopeful that another bill can be introduced next session that can avoid the testing and equipment issues.

          We did win big with the photo red programs. A House committee killed every photo red bill including the ones that had never been killed before - the ones that allowed certain localities to use photo red at certain intersections for a limited amount of time. Those were killed so after July 1st there will be no photo red programs in this state.

          Photo red programs have gotten a bad reputation nationwide. The programs have made a lot of people angry plus they simply do not make intersections any safer. They do bring in a lot of cash to the localities that use them and the companies that run the programs. Photo red is about dollars and not safety. If you want a safer intersection then extend the yellow light times and put in a delay between the lights going from red to green. These programs are so hated that there is a cottage industry that has grown up to combat them with license plate covers and sprays to prevent the camera from taking the photos. Bottom line photo red doesn’t work and we should be proud that we were against it.

          The Assembly really killed a bunch of bills this time. It’s easier to talk about what did pass instead of the many items that didn’t. There will be a procedure for correcting titles that are in error. This was very much needed as DMV clerks have made errors on titles but it seemed to be “Mission Impossible” to get the things corrected. There will be electronic titles - we will have to investigate to see exactly how this will affect us.

          A bunch of special license plate bills also go through - again! There will be a Mustang Club of America plate for you pony car lovers.

          Spring is on its way so we need to turn to our old foe ozone. Last year the ozone levels were down due to the rainy weather we had most of the year. The fear is that if we exceed the ozone limits that emission testing of vehicles could come to the Richmond area. This is something we don’t want and we need some help with stationary polluters. The Clean Smokestack Bill sponsored by Delegate Reid was killed this year. It was based on a similar bill that past the North Carolina legislative body in 2002. The federal government wants cleaner air but is not going after the stationary polluters and power plants and that is why the states are taking action. The Bush administration needs to come up with a good plan that will clean the air. Already the Bush “Clear Skies” has twice failed to pass because Republicans in Congress think it isn’t enough. It is time for the White House to come up with a winning plan.


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.        How many 1973 Mustangs were made?

  1. How many engines were offered in the 1973 Mustangs?
  2. In 1973, how many colors did the convertible tops come in?


Rick’s Tip’s


1965 to 1966 Reproduction Doors


By Rick Nochta


          Trying to find a good used door is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. They DO NOT exist. Besides rust problems there is also crouching problems at the door latch, which cannot be fixed and is undetectable.

          The other day I needed doors for a Mustang and ordered a right and left door. I sent both of them back because of dents on the interior side. I received two new doors and both of these looked ok. I mounted the doors and noticed on both a concave in the middle of each door. I then ordered three more doors and found these also to be concave. To repair this stamping problem requires three quarters of the outside to be reworked. Buyers beware!

          If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 804-321-5383 during the day. I have MCA and SAAC judging experience and can help with those difficult decisions.


Happy Cruising!



Central Virginia Mustang Club


Minutes of Meeting,

February 2, 2005

By Brenda Jones


          Tony called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. He asked if we had any visitors, we had 4. They were:  Chad Lovell - 1999 Saleen, Danny Nagle - 1997 Cobra, Rick Allen 1998 Mustang GT Convertible, and Fred Gant 1965 Convertible. 

          Karen gave the Treasurer's report.  A motion was made by Herbert Hudson to accept the report. Jimmy Clements seconded the motion. A majority passed the motion. We have 82 renewed members and 8 new members. 

          Tony called on Llew for a report on the parades. The only one Llew had was for May 20th, Southern States. He will be getting more details later.

          We will be going to G-Force Go Karts again on February 20th. Any members who have not tried this fun activity, meet at Willow Lawn at 2:00 on Sunday or either go on out to the track on Carolina Avenue (one street behind RIR) and meet the group at 2:30 p.m. 

          Gordon Martin gave a report on the Asphalt Angels show coming up on Feb. 11-13. We have 8 club members who have signed up. 


          Kathy McWilliams asked if we had any interest in going to a couple of parades in DC. Two of the ones coming up would be Memorial Day and Fourth of July. She got a good response and will be getting back with us on this. 

          Tony said that George Bobrovsky, Dave Dickey and himself talked to the people at Virginia Center Commons about our show. Show date is September 24 with a rain date of October 8th. We will be near the Dillard's end of the mall. We are planning on roping off a section on Thursday night and setting up on Friday.  We won't need the food vendors since we will have the food court at the mall as well as the restaurants on the property. 

          Tony talked about the Director's meeting. We have to vote on a bylaw change. Gordon Martin made a motion to accept and Rusty seconded. A majority passed the motion. 

          Tony gave us a list of dates for the trash pick-ups this year. They are:

March 12th

June 11th

October 17th

          Tony also gave us a list of dates for the Director’s meetings for the year.  Those dates are:

March 7th - Joe's Inn Mechanicsville

June 6th - River City Diner - Huguenot

October 24th - River City Diner - Parham

          Dave Dickey was elected to the AACA board.




          Tony talked about the Barrett - Jackson Auction. Steve Grey (one of our members) went out to the auction. He will be sending articles to us at a later date. 

          Karen mentioned about our 20-year party. We are thinking about having the party in the summer. We are trying to find the charter members. Details forthcoming. 


          Herbert Hudson won the 50/50 of $42.00. It really does pay to come to the meetings. 

          It was announced that Kim and Billy McDaniel are going to be grandparents in April. It will be a grandson. 

          Tony adjourned the meeting at 8:45 p.m.


New Member’s


Steve Barley, Raleigh Cook, Kadie Puffenbarger, Greer Fullerton, Fred & Kim Gantt, Bob Havey, Wayne Potter, Ryan Durbin


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


Renewed Member’s


Greg McMillen, Alan Brough, Mary Bosher, Brenda Jones, John Daly, Luther Sims, Dickie Yates, David Koogler, Mike Noble, Joan McGrath, Leroy Sherman, Joe Helbling, Gary Ross, John Witt


          Thanks everyone for joining and coming back for another great CVMC year! CVMC has 92 signed up so far for 2005.


Dave’s Mustang Trivia Answers

By David Lythgoe


1.        There were 134,867 made in 1973!

  1. 4 Engines; 250CI 1V 6CYL 99HP; 302CI 2V V8 141HP; 351CI 2V V8 177HP; 351CI 4V V8 266HP(CJ)
  2. 2 tops; Black & White


CVMC Guess the plate answer


Joan McGrath – 1964 ½ Gold Mustang Convertible


March Birthday’s


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


March 4th Leroy Sherman, March 6th Mike McKinney, March 10th Cliff Adair, March 11th Walter Harley, March 12th Polly McMillen, March 14th Lora Joyner, March 19th Randy Odom, March 24th Rick Jones, March 25th Jim Myracle, March 25th Buddy Trent, March 28th Irene Leibold, March 29th Peter Marshall, March 30th Debbie Hart, March 31st Eric Byrd


Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!


Upcoming Car Shows For March & April 2005


MCA Events


March 11th & 12th
11th Annual Spring Fling

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Hosted by First Tennessee Regional Group at MainStay Suites 410 Pine Mt Rd. Event hours are 8-5. Pre-register before February 25, 2005. FTRG will host the 11th Annual Spring Fling in Pigeon Forge TN on Mar. 11-12. NOTE: THIS IS A SOCIAL EVENT & NOT A CAR SHOW. For reservations identify yourself w/ Mustang Club. The room rate for Fri & Sat March 11-12 is $65.00+ tax per night. If you want to come in on Thurs the rate will be $49.00+ tax. Reservations must be made before Feb. 25, 2005. Cancellations up to 24 hours prior to arrival. For more information, call Margaret Davis at 423-323-2262 or email or visit the website at



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 or call Mark Houlahan at 863-838-6817 or email or visit the website at


April 24th
Annual NCRMC spring Mustang & Ford Show

Rockville, Maryland
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 or call Jim Bridgett at 410-721-1196 or email or visit the website at


For more information on other MCA Car Shows and Events please visit the Mustang Club of America’s website at…


Non-MCA Events


March 4th to the 6th, 2005

25th Annual Car Show to Benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Location: Roanoke Civic Center, 710 Williamson Road, NE, Roanoke, VA - Car corral, car show, flea market, model show, motorcycle show, swap meet - Sponsored by Roanoke Valley Charity Car Show Committee, Inc, - Time: Friday 5 pm-10 pm, Saturday 9 am-10 pm, Sunday 10 am-5 pm; Spectator Fee: $8, Registration Fee: $10 - Info: David Jenkins - Address: 6536 Back Creek Road, Boones Mill, VA 24065 or Phone: 540-774-3380 or Email: or check Web Site at :


March 12th, 2005

Tidewater Regional Swap Meet

(Collector Car Parts and car-related items only) to be held at Khidive Temple Activities Center, Chesapeake, VA. - Info: Neil Sugermeyer, Telephone 757-486-5456 or Terry Bond 757-482-5222 or


March 13th, 2005


Benefit Stephens City Fire & Rescue sponsored by CB’s Deli, T & H Auto & the Winchester Speedway - pre-register at CB’s Deli-$5.00 or $10.00 at the gate- free BBQ lunch for all registered cars (1 per car) - Auction, bake sale, kid’s games, Virginia Lottery, raffles, 50/50, special guests, Music hosted by the Valley Cruisers. Open for racecars, antiques, muscle, classics, etc. - NO PETS PLEASE – NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS entry forms also available 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: - Watch for updates. Cruising For a Cure is a member of the Virginia Peninsula Car Club Council


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:


April 10th, 2005

Car Show/Cruise-In

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 Club website:


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: or website at


April 16th, 2005

Benefit Cruise

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 or contact Larry Balch 804-526-4318 or


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


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


For more information on other Non MCA Car Shows and Events please visit the Car Club Council of Central Virginia’s website at…


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

Dave Dickey
Phone: 804-730-1450

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

Steve Coleman
Phone: 804-737-8558

Richard Jones
Phone: 804-740-2096


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

Assistant Show Chairperson:
Dave Dickey
Phone: 804-730-1450

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, February 2nd, 2005 at 7:30 PM
At The Science Museum of VA,
2500 West Broad Street .
See Ya there!!