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  • 1. “THE PONY EXPRESS” August 2004 -Published by Mustangs of East Texas P.O. Box 8970 Tyler, Texas 75711 FROM THE EDITOR your Mustang and your family. The pool will be open so bring your swimsuits. I know it will be a lot of fun and I August is heating up with some great Mustang events! look forward to seeing everyone there. Mitch, I am The annual Mustang Owners Club of Austin Roundup is counting on you to provide the “Parking Lot” always a great show if you find yourself down that way, entertainment, so bring those old tires! and the Yellow Rose Classic is a great indoor air- conditioned event that always draws a mix of all kinds of Everyone mark your calendars for September 12th and Fords and Ford powered show cars. If you are looking to we will see you there! see Camaros, don’t go to Yellow Rose! - President Dan Hardiman Our Club Picnic has a date and a location now, and it is in September, so maybe the heat will dissipate a little before then! Robert Owens brought his digital camera to the last meeting and took some pictures in the parking lot and some “action shots” while we were cruising, and he has shared them with me, so if you have been missing our monthly club meetings, maybe these pictures will show you what you really have been missing! - Harold Phillips, Editor MUSTANG CLUB PICNIC Mustangs of East Texas is once again hosting a Club Picnic. It will be held Sunday September 12th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Reunion Harbor on Lake Tyler. The Club will provide the food so all you will need to bring is 2005 MUSTANG GT PACE CAR 1
  • 2. Minx of the 60’s to the more contemporary ’04 Toyota Solara. Various model years of the Mustang easily topped the list, with 25 percent more votes than the second-place Mazda Miata. Add in ballots for the Shelby GT350 and the GT500 of years ago, and Ford’s margin of victory was even stronger. CORAL GABLES, FL, July 21, 2004 – Ford Motor Company, today unveiled a special 2005 Mustang GT to serve as the official NASCAR pace car during the Ford Championship weekend in November at Homestead- Miami Speedway. The Mustang unveiling marks the kick- off event for various Championship Weekend community activities targeting local youths, teens and families. One reader told us of his ’99 Mustang GT rag top, noting its looks, speed, and enough “animal magnetism to make any man want to own one.” He noted that a “25 year old beauty queen jumped over the door and into the passenger seat at a stop light.” The Miata came in just one vote ahead of the Corvette. The just-on-the-market PT Cruiser was fourth, tied with its relative, the Chrysler Sebring. The all-new pony car, along with the all-new Ford Five Readers felt passionately about their rag-tops. One Hundred flagship sedan and flexible all-wheel drive Ford wrote that “if you want to become the car” the car to Freestyle, were also on display and will serve as official own was a ’58 MGA. Wrote another: “My favorite Year of the Car feature vehicles during the convertible… was the first car I ever owned… a 1969 Championship Weekend when NASCAR series fans Mercury Cougar with the 351 V-8. It turned out to be a descend on the state of Florida. rust bucket, but man, that car was a hot rod.” And there were some classics! The Karman Ghia, Austin MUSTANG TOPS READER LIST Healy 3000, the ’57 Chevy, Triumph TR6, and the little ’69 MG Midget were all mentioned. Not to mention the favorite of one reader, the 1957 Desoto Adventurer. FORD MUSTANG TOPS READER LIST OF FAVORITE CONVERTIBLES “The car was so symmetrical, and those long flowing fins, wow!” wrote its admirer, making us wonder if DARNESTOWN, MD (CBS MW) – Fire up the grille and Detroit stylists might be missing a new retro trend here. run up the flag – the Fourth of July is here! And that most All-American of cars, the Ford Mustang, has Our favorite e-mail came from Helen Wallick, who emerged as the clear winner in our month-long poll of wanted us to know that she has a 1928 Model T Touring readers’ favorite convertible. car, plus a 1967 Ford convertible, “and if I am still alive in 2007, and Ford still makes a convertible, I’m going to In an informal survey, we asked readers to name their buy one of them” (to keep the 40 year streak going). all-time favorite “drop-top.” They mentioned more than She asked, “Can you imagine a 75 year old woman 70 different models, from the mostly forgotten Hillman 2
  • 3. going in and buying a new convertible?” We replied in OUR NEXT MEETING IS SET FOR TUESDAY, just three words, “GO FOR IT!” AUGUST 3, 2004. COME AT 6:30 TO EAT, THE -Ron Amadon,, July 5, 2004 MEETING STARTS AT 7:00 PM. BRING YOUR MUSTANG AND CRUISE WITH US! MUSTANGS OF EAST TEXAS Minutes of July 6, 2004 Meeting President Dan Hardiman opened the meeting at 7:05 and welcomed guest David Flores. David drives a 69 Mustang convertible, he lives in Greenville and met up with the Mustangs Across America caravan here in Tyler. The Club Picnic was discussed. It was decided to have the picnic in September, possibly at Reunion Harbor. The SCAT meet is October 28-30 at Texas Motor Speedway. The first day is a Track Day and the 2 nd day is Show Day. MONTHLY CLUB MEETINGS Robert Owens shared a story about the new “racing law” – his friend lives in Houston and has a son that is 17. His son was stopped for racing a Corvette, clocked Our monthly club meetings are held on the first Tuesday at 85 in a 45. The policeman stopped them, took their of each month at Traditions on South Broadway, Tyler, keys and hauled them to jail. The kid turned 18 that just down the street from Lowe’s and Best Buy on the night in jail. After the court hearing, they could have as other side of Broadway. The meetings are open to all much as 3 more days in jail, fines and possibly club members, friends, family, and other interested restrictions placed on their drivers license. parties. If you have not been attending meetings, you The Yellow Rose Car Show is in August, a couple of our owe it to yourself to come and join us. This is the place members are planning on entering cars this year. to come for help with your Mustang or to suggest and help us plan club events. If the weather is good we like The meeting was adjourned and we moved to the to cruise up Broadway and back down to the parking lot parking lot to compare Mustangs and cruise. at Broadway and Rice Rd. If you are unable to make the - Harold Phillips, editor, for Lu Wegmet, Secretary meeting and have something of importance, please call one of the club officers listed on the back of this newsletter. I would like to wish the following people a happy birthday for the month of August: 8 Mitch Ardoin 17 Gary Goodman 19 Sandra Hardiman 21 Debra Johnson 22 Jason Land 25 Mikki Ardoin 3
  • 4. 30 Cheri Henderson CLASSIFIEDS The ads below are placed free of charge to all members of Mustangs of East Texas. These ads can be items for 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 and ad, please call Harold Phillips at 903-509-8212, or 903-714-9677 cellular 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 email FOR SALE: 1963 Ford Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe, 2 dr hardtop. Rangoon Red with like new Red/White interior, new + .030 289 short block, balanced, 351W heads (pocket ported – big valves), new C-4 trans, 3.55 posi, Torque Thrust D’s with BFG Radials. Asking $10,000. COMING EVENTS Call 903-245-5547 FOR SALE: 1968 Mustang GT, 289 High Performance, Austin, TX – Aug 7, 2004, the 24th annual MOCA American racing rims, B&M shifter, MSD Ignition & Mustang Roundup, sponsored by the Mustang Owners Distributor, Yellow, call 903-565-4381 home or Club of Austin, at Great Hills Baptist Church, 10500 903-372-4874 cellular (try first) Jollyville Rd, Austin, for more info see or to register e-mail FOR SALE: 1996 Mystic Cobra (#1828 of 2000 produced), 25K miles, excellent condition, all original Fort Worth, TX – Aug 14-15, 2004, the 15 annual th except K&N filter, $18,500. Terry Hawkins Yellow Rose Classic Southwest All Fords Nationals, 903-566-5665 or e-mail sponsored by North Texas Mustang Club, at Amon G. Carter, Jr. Exhibit Hall, for info or registration form call FOR SALE: 1962 Thunderbird Coupe, white, 17,300 817-595-6900 or visit their website miles, has never been outside at night, listed on ebay, Bill Storment, Amarillo, TX 806-359-4829 or e-mail Lindale, TX – Aug 28, 2004, the Crossroads Classic Car Show in downtown Lindale, proceeds benefit the FOR SALE: 1973 Ford Ranchero, 400 CID, Auto, PS, operating budget of the Lindale Library. $15 pre- PB, tan with white top, new tires, brakes, battery, front registration until Aug 20, $20 at the gate. 10 AM to 3 end, 70K actual miles, 2nd owner, needs paint, PM, judging ends at 11 AM. Contact Crossroads Classic restoration, $2500, call Orville Smith 903-342-5634 or Car Show, PO Box 1042, Lindale, TX 75771 or e-mail 903-725-6638. for questions. FOR SALE: 1964 Ford Fairlane 4 dr hardtop, 6 cyl, 3 Rosanky, TX – Sep 9-11, 2004, the 7th annual spd, all original with A/C, major maintenance was Rosanky Swap Meet, Car Corral & Car Show, rebuilt front end as needed in 2000, good condition, sponsored by the Central Texas Museum of Automotive clear title & numbers match, kept maintenance records History, Fastest growing meet in USA, over 300 acre and collected receipts of parts, owned for 20 years. Dent site, for more info call Bo or Susan Franks at on driver’s side rear, mileage calculated about 140,000, 512-360-3562 or e-mail inspected and license tagged till 2004, runs good, driven daily, dependable car. Without A/C $950 or with A/C add 800. If want it w/o A/C I will pull out the A/C and install Fort Worth, TX – Oct 29-30, 2004, the 27th annual in another Fairlane. Contact James Hutchins e-mail Shelby Texas Nationals Performance Driving School & Car Show, sponsored by the Shelby Cobra Association of Texas, at Texas Motor Speedway, for info contact FOR SALE: 4 Factory 17 X 8 Ford wheels from a 98 GT, Don Arnold at 817-341-1888 or e-mail Nice, $250, 4 Factory 17 X 8 Ford wheels from a 97 GT, Nice, $250, Original cast iron 4 bbl intake for 289, C6 cast number, nice $100, Harold Phillips 903-714-9677 4
  • 5. cell or e-mail 2004 MUSTANGS OF EAST TEXAS OFFICERS President – Dan Hardiman 903-839-3956 Vice President – David Hartsell 903-597-3896 Secretary – Lu Wegmet 903-586-5114 Treasurer – Donna Alexander, CPA 904-509-4680 Newsletter Editor – Harold Phillips 903-509-8212 DIRECTORS Mitch Ardoin 903-566-6468 Robert Owens 903-565-0078 John Pritchard 903-592-8267 Mike Stroup 936-462-7266 Jim Voit 903-581-9515 5