June 8th was the FOP’s Cops For Kids car show at the Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant in Starlight IN. The weather was not good this year with lots of rain and wind so the attendance was way down. We had 8 cars out of the over 200. As usual our club helped with the judging and registration. Lots of winners came home with a trophy, Jim, Kamos, Marty & Brenda, Phil, Scott, Tim & Sam, and Wendell. Steve and Nancy didn’t want to be judged. After the show we went to the Yellow Cactus for dinner.
On May 11th FCMC went to Nick’s Museum of Treasures Car Show in Jeffersonville IN. What a beautiful day it was warm sun mingled with a few clouds. Nick’s museum is quite a fascinating place to see, he has everything under the sun in his collection, if you never have been there it is worth the trip. Great food, great music and especially great friends to spend the day with what else could you ask for. For their first car show they had over 125 cars, we had 9 Mustangs there. Tim and Sam won a Top 30 trophy by default and Scott won Best Ford, congratulations to all.
Well our Mustang Birthday Bash was a total washout!! On April 20th we attempted to honor the Mustang for its 55th birthday but the weather just wouldn’t cooperate with us. We did have several members of the club show up and also two other Mustangs. We sat inside the show room eating cupcakes made by Heather, Steve called the show at 10:30 and everyone went home.
Mason did an extraordinary job on his first Broughton Family Classics car show on April 6th, there were 112 cars and trucks. Couldn’t have asked for better weather, sunny and temps in the 70’s. FCMC had 15 Mustangs winning the Club Participation Award. Congratulations to all the winners: Top 40 Trophy winner were Amy & Lewie, Brandon, Craig, Glenn & Pat, Kamos, Tim & Sam. Winning Best of 1990’s was Bill, winning Best of 2000’s were Marty and Brenda, Winning Best Ford was Heather and Mark, Congratulations to Mason and his family for a job well done.
The 1st MCA National held in Huston TX at the Lone Star Flight Museum March 29 – 31. The weather was the coolest that I’ve had in the last three years of going to Huston in March. At least the rain side-stepped the actual show field. As part of the show the museum offered flights on some of their aircraft. A B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang and a Stearman biplane. When the flights took off they circled around and flew over the show field. MCA national director Tim Hahn piloted the last B-17 flight on Sat. A side from the usual nice selection of Mustangs, there was one that totally jumped out at me. There was this one 1970 Warbird Tribute Mustang. It started out by me over hearing someone say “He’s going to start it”. From about thirty feet away I heard what sounded like a P-51 airplane starting. I was thinking, I got to see how they stuffed a V-12 Merlin into this car. To find out the car only has a 302 in it. But what the car does have is one heck of a sound system and some assume sound tracks of an actual P-51. The 302 sounded pretty good all by its self. Thanks to some bad ass cams and other internal goodies. It has wheels the match the P-51, custom steering wheel & dash and exhaust that exited thru the fenders. I’m trying to see if I can get some video of this car to bring to a club meeting later on. Bill the owner told me that he also had some very impressive sound tracks of the machine guns firing. He was instructed not to play it during the show. The very dirty 1967 Shelby GT 350 is a 1 of 1 barn find. Wonder what it will be worth when restored. Then to top it all off, during the awards presentations, when Steve Prewitt got to the ODF class awards, he called Roland Rodriguez’s name. He then proceeded to instruct him to bring a friend, or two, or three. Steve then proceeded to inform the crowd that Roland had 21 cars entered in the show. Roland racked up a bunch of gold and silver awards. I managed only one gold, but that brings me to needing just two more points to get my first medallion………..Kamos
Mustangs & Mustangs, Lakeland FL. On Saturday Feb. 23rd I attended this 22nd annual show. The show got off to a very slow start. Crazy Horse the P-51 was 2.5 hours late getting to the show because of FOG. I met up with my friend from Florida with her # 99 HPGT. Like last year the airport put on a bit of an air show right above the show field...……….Kamos
On Sunday Feb 24th I drove to Fort Myers for a cruise in the Historic Downtown part of Fort Meyers. I just love these Florida shows that are held in town, they have a very homie feel to them. There are plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from, including the original Fords Garage Restaurant. In attendance at the show were some different cars. There were two street legal Bumper Cars, one gas and one electric. A “Radio Flyer” that had a 350 V-8 to get it going. But this one wasn’t as big as the one we spotted in Mississippi at Cruising The Coast a couple of years ago. There was a half Cessna 172 airplane, half VW car...………….Kamos
Towards the end of the week I headed toward Key West. On my way I stopped at Homestead Miami Speedway. Upon walking thru the front gate I was shown the 2019 Black Bullitt that will be the pace car for this November Championship race. I could still see the doughnuts that Joey Logano left on the front straight after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Championship the past November, IN A FORD. The next day I concord the 7-mile bridge (Go Janet). So, so far I’ve had my GT/CS down to the southernmost spot of the continual U.S. Also had to get me some Everglades chicken “Gator Tail) while Iwas down there. It might have been this gator’s cousin...………….Kamos
On March 2-3 I went to the NMRA Spring Break Shootout in Bradenton FL. Drag racing, with a car show on the side. Lots of Cobra jets and Mustangs that could for sure get you improper acceleration tickets in Somerset, were there. The Candy Apple Red fastback looked real good in the sun. Oh, it got best paint. The white Shelby GT-300 parked next to me is his daily driver. He runs B-2 bracket and he also road races it...………..Kamos