On November 25th Ed and I both attended this show in Davidson N.C. Both of us were in the area for Thanksgiving so we stopped by to help support Ray Evernham's charity show. We heard that 600 cars & trucks were in attendance. There were several personal cars from some NASCAR drivers there, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and Joey Logano to name a few. The Ingeroll Rand r an open show of this type. It did take some time to walk around to see all the cars..........Kamos
Super Woman, Aliens, Firemen, Fish, Snow White and a whole lot more were at the FCMC first annual Trunk or Treat cruise-in at McDonalds in Sellersburg on October 20th. The parking lot was full of cars and little as well as big goblins. Trophies were presented to the best costume, and two runner-up costumes. We also had trophies for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd best decorated cars. If you missed it, put it on your calendar for next year October 19 2018.
We had great weather every day up until Sunday. On Sunday rain had moved in but everyone was going to be inside anyway for the closing and awards. Things started off on Thursday evening August 24th with Weld Racing Wheel hosting a BBQ and plant tours at their facility in Kansas City. I didn't attend any of the show sponsored events until Sunday morning's brunch. It was the best attended MCA National of the year. I understand that of the no show cars most were from Texas. I guess with hurricane Harvey making landfall had a little to do with that. Most closing ceremonies are somewhat dry to sit thru, but this one was different for me. It started with the Overland Park police departments' presentation of colors. Then Ayden Ethridge a 16 yr old heart transplant recipient and his mother were introduced. He has a unique tie to his 65 Mustang which I'm sure will be covered in the next tissue of Mustang Times. Then Children's Mercy Hospital was presented with donations from Mustang Club of Greater Kansas City, MCA and Shelby America. This was the hospital that helped Ayden. Then Mark Schuler, Ford Mustang Marketing Manager gave a very informative presentation on the 2018 Mustang. After 4 attempts with my black 2014 GT, I finally broke thru to take a Gold award!!..........Kamos
A large group of FCMC members traveled together to Somerset KY for the annual Mustang Alley at the Somernites Cruise on Aug. 25th. After checking into our hotel we went to the Friday night cruise-in at the mall, we had dinner at the Old Town Grill inside the mall. Then came Saturday morning we were up and ready, leaving at 7:45 to get line for Mustang Alley, we had more members who came down Saturday morning to join us, we were able to be the very first cars in Mustang Alley. That evening we lined up as usually to watch all the cars, trucks and motorcycles cruise up and down the highway. The police were very lenient this year letting people do a lot of burnouts and racing on the highways, made for a very fun and exciting night. Sunday morning we traveled back home together as a group.
An awesome day for a car show, on Aug 12 FCMC traveled to Columbus IN for the Hoosier Summer Slam, with temps in the 80's and low humidity and sunny skies. Out of over 100 cars FCMC took 12 Mustangs to the show. Several members came home with Top 40 trophies, Garry Bushau, Scott McGloshen, Bill Grant, Tim & Sam Livingston, Phil Schieber. Steve & Nancy Merritt won the 1990's era trophy with his 2004 Mach 1. Kamos won the 2010-17 era trophy. Marty & Brenda Clegg won a 32" TV. Congrats to all winners.
Bill Grant and I went to the Showin For Eli car show at Central Hardin H.S. in Cecilia KY on Saturday August 5th. The weather was great and they may have had about 100 cars, trucks and cycles total. They had a small burnout competition, I almost had Bill convinced to enter. But I wouldn't agree to clean his car afterwards. They also had a motorcycle precision riding group perform on the school parking lot, sorry no pictures of the bikes. Bill brought home a Top 25 and I managed a 1st place. The thing weighs 15 lbs, no plastic!...................Kamos
July 8th FCMC went to New Washington IN for the Mustang Street Machines Car Show. Phil Schieber won the Team's Choice trophy and Marty & Brenda won the Team Captains trophy. Our club donated $150.00 to the wrestling team. All the proceeds go to the wrestling team. Beautiful weather made for a great day to sit back watch the parade and enjoy the car show.
June 23rd & 24th a group traveled to West Chester OH to the Queen City Mustangers Show. Starting on Friday we went on their Pony Trail to Clifton Mills Restaurant for lunch then to the Gale Halderman Museum where we were greeted by Gale Halderman and told some interesting stories behind the concept of the Mustang. Later we went to the Welcome bash for dinner. Though it rained ALL day we had a good time. On Saturday we went to the show at Lakota High School. We had great weather with plenty of sunshine and temps in the low 80's. Everyone came home a winner. On the way home stopped at Maverick's in Lawrenceburg for dinner.
Saturday June 17th started early at Jim O'Neal Ford with setting up the Show Site. We had a rain free hot day and the show atmosphere was great. There was lots of good food provided by the Boy Scouts, great music, and best of all GREAT CARS by you.....THANK YOU and see you next year and THANK all that work so hard to make the Show a success........STEVE
We had great weather for a change for our Pony Trail and Car Show. we started off on Friday with 40 cars Traveling to Salem Speedway for some hot laps. After our hot laps we ended up at Porky's BBQ in Paoli for a fine lunch then traveling to West Baden to check out the restoration of the old Hotel. A BIG THANK-YOU Tim for organizing such a fine event......STEVE
FCMC traveled to Starlight to the Cops For Kids Car Show on June 10th. We were well represented with 12 club cars out of the record total of 538 vehicles making this year's show a big success. Weather was wonderful low humidity and temps in the 80's. After the show we went to the Chicken House for dinner.
Headed to Tucson AZ for the MCA show in May. For those that don't like windy roads like the Tail of the Dragon. Just head out west, no shortage of straight roads. Had to stop in at the Cadillac Ranch outside of Amarillo TX. The 1800 mile drive to Tucson ended up being a dirty job, but somebody had to do it. Guess the same someone has to now clean the car. No rest for the retired. The Pony Trail started out by going to the Pima Air & Space Museum. With a second stop at the San Xavier Mission, on the way back to the show. I stayed at Pima for 6.5 hours and didn't get to see every plane. The show was held at the Casino Del Sol. With lots of space and cool places inside to cool off in. I found that between the heat and low humidity, it was very difficult to detail the car without getting streaks. I came away with a Silver Award and glad to get that.......Kamos