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