We traveled to Columbus IN for the Hoosier Mustang Club’s annual Summer Slam on Aug 11th. Weather a was a bit warm but if you found some shade it was tolerable, at least we had no rain this year. Steve and Nancy won the TV this year. Bill won a cash prize and Kamos won the 50/50 pot. Kamos, Mason, Marty & Brenda, Scot, Tim & Sam all won a Top 40 award. Bill won Best 90’s Era award and Steve won Best of 2000-2009 Award.
Race to Indy car show was just that, on Friday July 27 we traveled to Indy via I65 the traffic was very heavy with lots of construction everywhere. Friday afternoon we went to the Street Car Takeover at the Twin Peaks restaurant, I must say that was quite the experience. On Saturday we went to the car show at the Hendricks County Fairground hosted by the Mustang Club of Indianapolis, they pulled in 175 cars, FCMC was well represented with 10 Mustangs, would of have 11 if Brandon hadn’t got sick and had to go home. Bill, Justin, Kamos, Marty & Brenda,& Scott all got a Top 50 award, and Rich & Bonnie receiving a special award called “Harley’s Just Because” for Late Model Mustang. On our way home we stopped at the Bonanza Steakhouse for dinner.
June 29 & 30th FCMC traveled to West Chester Ohio to the Queen City Mustangers Pony Trail and car show. We started on Friday leaving at 7:30 am to get to West Chester just in time to catch the Pony Trail. Starting at the high school we took a scenic drive thru areas around West Chester stopping at Beechmont Ford for lunch where they served hot dogs, burger and drinks after everyone got their filled we continued on to Eastfork Lake for some photos opts. We then traveled on to the War Bird Museum to see several airplanes including the P-51 Mustang. Later that evening we went to the Welcome Bash for dinner. On Saturday up early to get to the show, which started an hour later than when we got there, oops. Other than the very hot temps the show was great as usual. Steve& Nancy, Kamos won trophies in their classes. Mason won his first trophy for 20 and under. Congratulations to all. After the show and before heading back home we had dinner with Queen City at Smokin Bones. Thanks to Queen City for putting on an awesome show again this year.
FCMC continued the day June 23rd at the Backyard Classics Open Car Show at the Clark County fairgrounds after leaving the parade. They had very nice weather bringing out 150 cars. Mason, Kamos, Scott, Phil Bill, Steve & Nancy, Marty & Brenda all came home winners, the club also won Club Participation. After the show we went to the Pizza Hut for a bit to eat and bumped into Ralph & Linda Hines whom we had dinner with.
The MCA Pony Express National was held in Lincoln NE, July 13-15. I arrived in Lincoln one day early, so that I could have some time to sightsee On Friday night they had a tour of the Speedway Motors Museum, along with a BBQ dinner. Speedway Motors was one of the first speed shops in Midwest, opening in 1952. The museum was an amazing place with three floors, of which I only had time to see two of. We had two hours to eat and see the museum. I was in the museum an hour and a half and if I wanted to eat I had to get over to the BBQ. The weather was dry and temps were high for the whole show. I think there were about 300 cars in attendance, I know 240 got awards. I spent a good portion of my time with Mike & Marie from Fort Collins CO. Their car was parked next to me and we had a lot of things in common to talk about with our cars. Mike is Pres of the Colorado club and I now have an invitation to stop by on any of my trips out west. After the show I headed west for a little sightseeing and driving fun. Major stops were United States Air Force Academy, Pikes Peak, Ford Performance Driving School, Bonneville Salt Flats, Old Faithful, Little Big Horn, Devils Tower, Mount Rushmore and the Badlands of SD. Along the way I visited five Air or Aerospace museum. I took 1877 pictures on my little 5000 mile road trip. Thank goodness for the 32GB SD card in my Cannon. It won’t be long and I’ll be heading north to Merrimack NH and the MCA national over Labor Day weekend.
I want to THANK each and everyone who came out to make our Falls City Mustang Club ‘s 23rd Annual Car Show a great success. With temperatures reaching 114 degrees on the show site, with the show participants cleaning their cars and the club members working the show, it took great team work from everyone to make sure that everybody had a great time. In spite of the heat we still had 94 cars at the show. We hope that everyone had a great time and look forward to next year’s Show………THANK YOU, Steve
We had our Pony Trail on June 15th starting at Jim O’Neal Ford in Sellersburg IN from there we took a leisurely drive thru the back roads of Southern Indiana. Our first stop was at Huber’s Family Farm for shopping and stretching. We continued on to our next stop at the Georgetown Drive-in for some photo opts. Leaving the drive-in we drove to an antique store that had some very interesting items after all of this we went to the Overlook for lunch and then headed back home.
New Creation Addiction Ministries Car Show was Monday May 28th. Marty & Brenda, Tim & Sam represented the club. FCMC presented a $200.00 check to the cause. Weather was hot with very little breeze and some clouds but it didn't stop over 100 cars showing up to support the Ministry. Elvis was in town and preformed a 2.5 hour concert. Tim & Sam won a trophy that was picked out by one of the Marine Veterans with their 66 Mustang. Congratulations.
May 25-27 2018. The show was hampered with thunderstorms all three days. Rain did manage to stay away for judging on Saturday. I don’t know if it’s my boy hood dreams taking over from my subconscious, or if there are more 69-71 MACH I and BOSS’s coming to the shows. But I find myself taking more pictures of those cars. I didn’t get a car count, but I would guess about 300. The awards were a nice looking etched crystal piece. I’m pretty sure it’s not Lenox crystal. Oh, who am I kidding? I bet that it’s just glass. But it’s still nice in the right light. The white GT350 is the only picture I threw in from road trip home. Like me, it was parked out in the back of the parking lot at the USS Lexington Museum in Charleston NC. $44 rolled 50,000 on the odometer this trip. The picture I took was washed out because of the sun on the dash, so it didn’t make it in the pictures…………..Kamos
On a windy, chilly and sunny April 28th FCMC traveled to Columbus IN to the Hoosier Mustang Club’s Spring Mustang and All Ford Show at Renner Ford, with well over 100 cars and trucks. We had a great turnout (11) for the first car show of the season. Several members received a Top 40 award and Garry & Pam Bushau won a “Best In Class” trophy and Steve & Nancy on the “Best of Show” trophy, congratulations to all winners and participants on job well done. After the show we stopped in Seymour to have dinner at the Bonanza Steakhouse.
McAllen TX March 16-18 2018 It wasn’t the largest show by MCA standards, only about 150 cars. The fact that it was almost in Mexico may have had some effect on the turnout. It was a pretty uneventful 1350 mile drive down for me, until 9:30 pm on my second day. I had a knock on my hotel door. When I answered it the gentleman ask me if I was driving a black Mustang. He proceeded to tell me that he had backed into it. Well the damage wasn’t at all like what came to mind. You have to be looking for it, but it’s still a BOO-BOO. Nice to know that there are considerate and responsible people out there. The Pony Trail was just a short drive over to Harelingen TX, to visit the original working model of the Iwo Jima statue. Which is located on the marching grounds of the Marine Military Academy. Also on sight was a Iwo Jima Museum of which I wish I could have spent more time visiting. But my mind kept telling me that I needed to get busy cleaning the car. The host hotel had some activities at night that the Mustangers took full advantage of. The one I liked the most was each evening between 5:30 – 7:30 and was free. If you don’t know what I’m referring to here’s a hint “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.” The awards were also functional as well as decorative. If you were a cowboy or cowgirl you could take the belt buckle part off and wear it. I don’t think I’ll be wearing mine anytime soon. On my way back home, I stopped by to see the USS Texas Battleship Museum. Little did I know that I would be just as impressed by the 590 ft tall San Jacinto Monument that was just next door. I can’t tell you how many times the thought “They like things big here in Texas” crossed my mind...................Kamos
On a rainy warm day on April 14th FCMC hosted their annual Mustang Birthday Bash. With all the threatening forecasts for really bad storms our attendance was down this year. We truly want to thank the Hoosier Mustang Club, Derby City Mustang Club, and all others for braving the weather and coming to support us. A special thank you to all our devoted members that came to help. Hopefully next year the weather will cooperate with us.
I have wanted to attend this show for a couple years now. Between my Mustang hobby and my attraction to air craft, this show was a match made in Florida. This show had about 170 cars and there was another show/swap meet going on next door. Number 44 got plenty dirty driving down in the rain and a navigation error that took me over a dirt road for a couple miles. I again met up with my friend from Bradenton with her HPGT #99. Each car entering the show had their picture taken with Crazy Horse, a 1944 built P-51. This P-51 never served in Europe and was converted to a two seat trainer. There were from time to time vintage airplanes doing aerial displays overhead. From what that #44 looked like the day before the show, I really can’t believe I took best in my class. I called the “Snowbirds” Paul and Jenny and discovered they were 40 miles from me. I drove over and had lunch with Paul, Jenny was off shopping with the girls. I visited with Paul for about 3 hours and met several of his “Snowbird” friends. Now it’s time to head southwest to MCA show in McAllen TX…………Kamos
This was the last year the NPD was sponsoring this show. It was their 24th year of the Ford & Mustang Roundup. The pony run on Friday to Cedar Key ran into rain, that didn’t stop the 244 cars from making the drive. This was a record by nearly 80 cars for the run. Rick Schmitt drove a very nice Blue Mach 1 from the NPD collection of cars. Saturday’s weather was better than last year, but it still wasn’t Florida’s best. Like last year, my friend Norma from Bradenton Fl brought her HPGT to the show to see its brother. If you look closely you’ll notice that this isn’t the same car she had last year. Last year she had #129, this year she owns #99. #129 ran into problems on Valentine’s Day last year and now lives in Lithuania. I’ll miss going to this show next year, I’ve always had fun down there. What I won’t miss is the white wonderland that covered my driveway when I got home………….Kamos