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  • 1. “THE PONY EXPRESS” February 2003 -Published by Mustangs of East Texas P.O. Box 8970 Tyler, Texas 75711 www.mustangseasttexas.com IT’S WINTER NOW, BUT… the Mustang, Dearborn, Michigan. Every Day there will be lots of activities to do and see, for example: A special Ford Racing Night, see 50 vintage race cars on display including Trans-Am and drag racing Mustangs Meet current and former Mustang racers along with the current Ford Racing drivers Special Mustang parking and display area New Mustang Concept cars, the hit of the autoshow circuit Dearborn Area Assembly Factory Tours Dearborn Proving Grounds special events, with opportunity to drive your Mustang on the test track Shuttles to the Henry Ford Estate-Fairlaine and Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, with discounted admission Live entertainment every night, including Motown, rock and other forms of popular music It’s winter now, but this is East Texas. That little bit of Toby Keith concert on Sunday evening snow on my 97 GT is hopefully all we’ll see. This is a Heritage tour in a Model T, experience the people, good time to be in the shop working on your Stang products and achievements of Ford Motor Company’s getting ready for the coming seasons! My 65 is coming first 100 years, plus a look at the promising road ahead along, slowly but surely. I have seen Lindsey Bradley’s Opportunity to display your Mustang in special area GT/CS making some real progress and Craig Chesley’s Special discounts on all Ford 100 Anniversary Mopar should be coming home from the paint shop merchandise soon. Now is the time to visit the Ford Centennial website, Coming up is Swap Meet season as well as Cruise www.fordcentennialreg.com and sign up for the run. nights. A lot of cool events are coming up so don’t just Don’t delay, sign up and get your Mustang application hit the couch and grab the remote, it’s time to get on submitted today. Remember all Mustang owners those projects and get them all done so when the interested in displaying their cars must fill out and thermometer rises you can get out and show it off! submit the application to Ford by MARCH 15, 2003. -Harold Phillips, editor Let’s turn Dearborn into Mustang City and show the true spirit of America’s Original Pony Car. CALLING ALL MUSTANG OWNERS! Feel free to include the above in your newsletter (so long as it comes out BEFORE March 15, 2003… the last day to register your car). Also, feel free to send a copy This coming June 12-16 Ford Motor Company is of that newsletter to the address below so we know! celebrating its 100 Anniversary. The Ford Division Mustang Brand would like to invite Mustang owners to Hope to see you at the Centennial! bring their cars to join what will be a huge four day event. The Celebration will be held on the grounds of Sincerely, the Henry Ford II World Center, in the spiritual home of Dave Marchand 1
  • 2. Mustang/Thunderbird Club Center Coordinator Phone: 1-800-576-PONY/1-800-TBIRD10 ANNUAL CLUB DUES FOR 2003 Fax: 1-248-488-3696 Address: PO Box 2909 Farmington Hills, MI 48333 Yep, it’s that time of year again, time to pay your E-mail: dmarchand@minacsusa.com Mustangs of East Texas annual dues. The dues are due in January 2003. You will find an application form at the end of this newsletter. Please fill it out entirely so we can update our database with any changes or new information. MUSTANGS OF EAST TEXAS WILL NOT MAIL YOU A BILL, so please use the membership form in this newsletter or ask me for one at the club meetings and send in your dues early so you don’t forget. Annual club dues are $20 and include your whole family. What a deal! MONTHLY CLUB MEETINGS Our monthly club meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at Traditions on South Broadway, Tyler, EAST TEXAS CRISIS CENTER SHOW just down the street from Lowe’s and Best Buy on the other side of Broadway. The meetings are open to all club members, friends, family, and other interested parties. This is the place to come for help with your Mustang or to suggest and help us plan club events. It The East Texas Crisis Center is once again sponsoring you are unable to make the meeting and have the East Texas Auto & Cycle Show on February 21-23, something of importance, please call one of the club 2003 at the Harvey Convention Center in Tyler. This is officers listed on the back of this newsletter. an annual show to benefit the Crisis Center and is always a great show. They are trying to restrict entries to cars which have not been in the show in the last 3 OUR NEXT MEETING IS SET FOR TUESDAY, years so that it is an all new show each year. FEBRUARY 4, 2003. COME AT 6:30 TO EAT, THE MEETING STARTS AT 7:00 PM. WE WANT TO SEE The Raffle Car this year is a 1965 Mustang Fastback, red YOU THERE! of course, and tickets are $5 each. It will be prominently displayed at the car show and the drawing will be held at about 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 23, 2003. Mustangs of East Texas Minutes for January 7, 2003 The East Texas Crisis Center is a non-profit United Way agency assisting victims of family violence, sexual abuse The Honorable Jim Voit, President of Mustangs of East Texas, opened and violent crime. Services include individual and group the January meeting at 7:00pm, in Traditions Family Restaurant, in Tyler, TX. counseling, emergency shelter, legal and medical and court advocacy, public education, a 24-hour Hotline and President’s Comments: two resale shops. • MOET President Jim “I really need a vacation” Voit reminded everyone that it was time for annual dues to be paid. THE PONY EXPRESS ON CD (Secretary’s note: Please remember that the great camaraderie of devoted Mustang Did you miss a newsletter or was your car featured in fans, the wise technical assistance of fellow one of the newsletters? Maybe you would like the whole MOET members, and the AWESOME collection of 2002 on CD. Send your request to monthly newsletter of our fine club are all haroldbob@hotmail.com and I will put all of the well worth the paltry annual fee of just newsletters from 2002 on one CD. I am only doing these per order so please let me know if you would like one. $20.) By the way, there is no charge! • President Jim “I go through a pair of rear tires on my Cobra more often than I 2
  • 3. change my socks” Voit also passed around the vehicle whenever it is on the road, as it is a set of pictures of the new 2004 (2005?) against the law to impersonate a law enforcement officer—whether you are trying to or not. Colin’s Mustang GT, in both convertible and car also sports a police radio, First Aid kit, and non- fastback form. These pictures were taken functional, radar gun—all correct for the era. He of a real prototype car (rather than just has entered his baby in many car shows and often computer generated) that Ford revealed at brings home trophies for his efforts. the 2003 Detroit Auto Show in January. Upon seeing that no more new business was pending, The design of the front end, hood scoops President Jim Voit adjourned the meeting at 7:40 pm. - Mike Stroup, Secretary and rear sail panels are reminiscent of the ’67 Shelby Cobra fastbacks, with the dual exhaust exiting the rear valence like the ’65 GT trumpet exhaust. These beautiful pictures can be found on-line at www.corral.net or at www.stangnet.com or many other mustang club sites. Old Business: • President Jim “Doesn’t anyone else wanna be MOET President—please?” Voit reminded everyone that the usual elections of officers for 2003 that usually takes place in the I would like to wish the following people a happy November meeting (traditionally there is no birthday for the month of February: December meeting) was postponed until the January meeting. However, nobody 2 Arnold McCollaum volunteered at this meeting for any elected 3 Bobbie Chesley position whatsoever. As a result, the 8 Lillian Blevins 8 Obie Starr directors of MOET agreed to meet this 13 Kandi Owens month in order to “draft” someone for each 16 Leslie Jeffcoat of the elected positions. 16 Phil Lehart • MOET member Lindsey “I never met a 24 Alan Sorkey Cobra I didn’t like” Bradley mentioned that the Crisis Center Car Show, scheduled for February, will feature an “Eleanor” look- COMING EVENTS alike GT500 Cobra, as seen in the latest remake of the film “Gone in 60 Seconds” Tyler, TX – Feb 21-23, 2003, East Texas Auto & starring Nicolas Cage. (Secretary’s note: Cycle Show sponsored by the East Texas Crisis Center, at Harvey Convention Center. For more information Kinda like his marriage to Lisa Marie contact Irene Howard at ETCC 903-509-2526 or Presley!) 903-539-4796. New Business: Palestine, TX – Mar 22, 2003, 18th annual People’s • Roman Collins, from Lufkin, Texas, discussed his Choice Car Show sponsored by Cars of Palestine on pride and joy: a 1993 Mustang 5.0 LX that was Spring Street, 10 AM-3 PM, $10 pre-registration, $15 at retired from the Texas Highway Patrol in 1998 (the the gate. Music, close to downtown activities, parade at car, that is—not Roman, who works in law 10 AM, celebration of Annual Dogwood Trails Festival, enforcement as a Reserve Police Officer in Diboll, trophies, contests, food, door prizes, $3 admission. For Texas). Collins himself has restored this fine piece more info contact Candis Wells, PO Box 2112, Palestine, of law enforcement history, which comes complete TX 75802, ph 903-729-0386, fax 903-545-1307 e-mail with magnetic Highway Patrol decals for the doors cwellspsi@icountry.net or Gary Whitten 903-729-8183 and a detachable flashing light bar. Collins explained that these things must be removed from Houston, TX – May 22-25, 2003, Lone Star National hosted by the Mustang Club of Houston. Host hotel and 3
  • 4. show site is Adam’s Mark Hotel. Contact Ed Hockaday FOR SALE: 2 rear deck lids and a rear valance for 281-342-0753 or Les Blankenship 281-463-4245 for 67-68 Mustang coupe. Dan Tatham 903-581-2795. more details. Augusta, GA – Aug 29-31, 2003, Peach State FOR SALE: 1964 ½ Mustang Coupe – been in the Stampede Grand National Mustang Show hosted by family since new. 3 spd, 6 cyl, Wimbledon White with the Central Savannah River Area Mustang Club. Show Red interior, Engine was rebuilt in 1969, original radio, site Augusta Richmond County Civic Center. For more spare tire & other features. Manufactured just days after information please contact Keith Hazelrigs 706-556-3755 initial production of the Mustang began. A Mustang lover or James Aldridge 706-854-9597. must have this car in order to give the current owner peace of mind. Owner has neitherthe skills or the money to keep the car in the condition it deserves. Needs a SWAP MEETS little TLC, but will be a great spring project for someone with the skills to fix her up! $4500 Serious inquiries only please, 903-561-8989 Decatur, TX – 28th Annual Antique Auto Swap Meet sponsored by the Wise County Antique Auto Club at the FOR SALE: 1964 Ford Fairlane, 4 dr post, 170ci 6 cyl, 3 Sheriff’s Posse Grounds, Hwy 51 S. Contact Wise Co. spd manual trans, white/light blue, all original, front end Antique Auto Club, PO Box 360, Boyd, TX 76023 rebuilt as needed in 2000, local 2nd owner drives as work car. $1800. Call Mike Hutchins at 903-561-2061. Fort Worth, TX – Apr 24-27, 2003, 31st annual Pate Swap Meet at Texas Motor Speedway, I 35 at Exit 72 (new entrance). For more info call Don Moore at 713- FOR SALE: 1973 Mustang Convertible, aqua blue with 649-0922 or visit www.pateswapmeet.com. white top and interior, 351C Auto, Asking $11.500. Call Rocky Craig at 903-566-9213 or email rccraig@risecom.net. CLASSIFIEDS WANTED: 1967 Mustang underdash main wiring harness for a tach instrument cluster with GT option. The ads below are placed free of charge to all members Prefer used as opposed to repop. Charlie Schlund of Mustangs of East Texas. These ads can be items for schlund65@hotmail.com. sale or items you wish to purchase, or ads for assistance or services. All ads will run for two months unless otherwise noted. If you would like to place an ad, please call Harold Phillips at 903-509-8212 or Craig Chesley at 903-561-3200 before the 20th of each month for ads to be included in the next month’s newsletter. Or you can write to me at: Harold Phillips, 729 Joel Dr, Tyler, TX 75703 or e-mail haroldbob@hotmail.com. FOR SALE: 67 GT350/500 complete taillight assembly which includes panel, box housings, light assemblies, harness, lenses, and frames. $300 Colin 903-629-3962 or e-mail colinscobras@att.net FOR SALE: 1 new, still in the box, Edlebrock 75mm throttle body for 94-95 Mustang GT, $125 or trade for 75mm throttle body to fit a 95 5.0. Also, 1 new Motorsport Z303 Cam, $125, and a 14” chrome air cleaner for carbureted engine. Contact Michael Jones at 903-984-2000 or dustyrhodesford@hotmail.com. FOR SALE: 302 engine - $800, T-5 trans - $600, pony wheels - $175, and other parts from a 93 GT Mustang. 53K miles on motor, has 24 lb injectors, 80 mm Mass air sensor, and 1 inch intake spacer. Donny Balfay. E-mail donny@tyler.net. 4
  • 5. 2002 MUSTANGS OF EAST TEXAS 0FFICERS PRESIDENT – JIM VOIT --------------------------------------------------- 903-581-9515 VICE PRESIDENT – DAN HARDIMAN ------------------------------------ 903-566-4209 SECRETARY – MIKE STROUP --------------------------------------------- 936-462-7266 TREASURER – DONNA ALEXANDER, CPA ------------------------------- 903-509-4680 NEWSLETTER EDITOR – HAROLD PHILLIPS --------------------------- 903-509-8212 DIRECTORS EDDY FRANKS --------------------------------------------------------------- 903-534-5103 MARK WHITT ---------------------------------------------------------------- 903-566-0569 TERRY JOST ----------------------------------------------------------------- 903-566-5459 DAVID HARTSELL ----------------------------------------------------------- 903-597-3896 YEARLY CLUB MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR 2003 - DUE JANUARY 2003 - $20.00 (Mail to: Mustangs of East Texas, P.O. Box 8970, Tyler, Texas 75711) Name: ____ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Birthday: ____ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Spouse’s Name: ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Birthday: ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Address: ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (Month and Day only) ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Telephone Number: ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Number of Children: ___ _ _ _ _ _ Work Number: ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Ages: ____ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Occupation: ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ E-Mail Address: ____ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ E-Mail Newsletter Yes or No Please list number and types of Mustangs owned. Ownership is not required to be a club member. Number of Mustangs: ___ _ _ _ Car #1 Car #2 Car #3 Car #4 Year: ____ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ____ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Bodystyle: ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ____ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ____ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Color: ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ____ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Engine: ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ____ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ____ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (Feel free to use the back to list any special features of any cars or additional cars.) Total Enclosed: ____ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 5

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