The Pony Express
A Publication of the Wild Horse
Mustang Club of America
Special Show Attendee!!
Back in mid-March, we were notified that our April
show was featured in the "Clubs and Events"
section of the Fast News e-blast from Ford Racing,
which was sent out to some 230,000 Ford
enthusiasts. John Clor, a Ford Communications
Manager, was responsible for promoting April show
and also inquired whether he could come down and
set up a table there to sell and do a book-signing
for his Mustang Dynasty book? Wow! It didn’t
take us long to say “heck, yeah!”
John Clor has confirmed that he will be in
attendance at our show for a "Meet Ford Racing"
opportunity for our attendees!
We will have him set up at the show with his
display and pop-up. Expect for him to have copies
of his Mustang Dynasty book and will do a Ford
Racing giveaway (2010 parts catalog CDs or Ford
Racing posters) to the first 100 people who come
to my tent to say HI or to visit (-- no purchase of
my Mustang Dynasty book is necessary, of
course.) If possible we may be able to set up a
He will also cover our event (including doing
member/car owner interviews and taking photos)
for possible use in Mustang Times or on Ford
Racing's www.FordPerformanceGroup.com web
In his book, The Mustang Dynasty, auto journalist-
turned-Ford insider John M. Clor provides context
to the story behind every Mustang generation,
from the original 1964 pony car to the heralded
2009 Shelby GT500. But rather than just rehashing
years of production info, Clor uncovers some of the more compelling tales surrounding
Mustang's development. Several long-held beliefs are challenged, and new light is shed
on behind-the-scenes dealings. Featuring a foreword by the father of the current
Mustang, Ford’s Hau Thai-Tang, this book offers a unique perspective on the roller-
coaster ride that has marked Mustang's storied product life.
John Clor is a longtime journalist and automotive editor who now serves as
Communications Manager for the Ford Performance Group, where he works with Mustang
clubs and develops content for the www.FordPerformance.com website. A former PR man
for the Ford Special Vehicle Team and owner of three ‘70s Mustangs, Clor is also a
columnist for Mustang Times, Mustang & Ford Trader and Mustang Enthusiast
magazines, plus editor of SVT Enthusiast magazine.
Ford Performance Group Communications Manager
www.FordPerformance.com Website Manager
313-594-9884 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Ford Performance Info Center / Ford Racing Technology
Annual Show Planning
We need all members to clear their schedules and attend this year’s show at Kinsel Ford
on April 17th. We have advertised heavily and are expecting a record-breaking turn-out.
As always, Friday night prior to the show, we will clean and inspect the lot. Watch your
email for more details. It’s not too late to get on board with door prizes, silent auction
items or t-shirt sponsorships. Contact Todd Quick for more details. The club will make a
major donation to our charity, Heartbeats of Hope that will make lives better for some
very appreciative sick children and families.
Blue Bonnet Cruise – Saturday, April 10th
Every year we cruise over as a group to the Blue Bonnet Festival in Chappell Hill. This
festival is one of the nicest arts, crafts and food festivals in the state. And the bluebonnets
on the drive over are beautiful. The organizers always reserve a nice shaded area for us
to park our ponies. While departure time and location has not yet been set, we should
have this determined at our next club meeting or contact Ronnie Woods.
Our club’s MCA regional director, Todd Quick, will be attending the MCA Board of
Directors meeting in Dallas on April 10.
While we don’t believe that any club members own one of the new Camaro’s, please pass
the word on to any of your so-called friends that may own one.
Government (formerly General) Motors recently announced a major recall of all 2010
Chevrolet Camaro’s in a safety recall similar to that issued for Toyota. Apparently, the
vehicle is subject to sudden accelerations faults, but with a strange twist. This only occurs
after a Mustang has passed the Camaro. The vehicle will accelerate rapidly, but will be
unable to overtake the Mustang and will then suddenly die….of embarrassment. GM
dealers are providing Camaro owners with a rebate coupon, good at Ford dealerships, as
they are unable to correct the problem.
Club Member Open Car Show
3rd Annual Joe P. Collins Memorial Car Show
Benefiting Hospice in the Pines of East Texas
Saturday, May 1st, 2010
9am to 3pm Entry Fee: $20.00
Petsmart Parking Lot Corner of Tulane Drive and South Medford (loop 287) in Lufkin
Judges Classes and Popular Vote Trophies; Twelve Classes for all Makes
For more about the charity, see www.hospiceinthepines.org
Club Meeting Notes
The club held our March meeting at Red Lobster in Beaumont. A very large group
was in attendance that including some of our new members and some
• The Club has $4122.88 in the treasury. Dues are due!
• A calendar of all upcoming events was reviewed. These included a
Operation Graduation show in Silsbee organized by club member, Johnny
• Primary topic was the upcoming show and how the Wild Horse show
committee is making this one bigger and better than ever.
Our next club meeting will be on Thursday, April 8th @ 6:30pm – at The
Schooner in Nederland.
2010 dues of $20 per family membership are to be paid to our
club treasurer, Donnie Tipton . You can pay in person at the
next meeting or send a check to Donnie at 3490 Riverbend Dr.
Vidor, TX 77662. (payable to Wild Horse Mustang Club)
Upcoming MCA Mustang Events in Detail
April 17, 2010
6th Annual Mustang & All-Ford Show
Hosted by Wild Horse Mustang Club at Kinsel Ford. Event hours are 8a - 2p with check-in running 8a - 11a.
Registration fee is $20. Classes for all years of Mustangs and other F-L-M vehicles. Must be Ford Powered.
There will be food, music, door prizes, 50/50, dash plaques/t-shirts. Class winner and runner up awards. For
more information, call Todd Quick at 409-755-1256 or email email@example.com or visit the website at
May 15, 2010
Welcome Back 5.0 All Ford Car Show
Hosted by Mustang Club of Houston at 10496 Old Katy Rd - The Great Indoors Lot. Event hours are 8 AM with
check-in running 8 AM to 10 AM. Registration fee is $25 (pre-registration before May 7, 2010) MCA/MCOH
members receive $5 discount per entry. MCOH celebrates the return of the 5.0 Mustang with an All Ford Car
Show and sponsored by Mac Haik Ford. Goody bags for the first 100 cars. Download registration form from web
site and send to MCOH, P O Box 2671, Bellaire, TX 77402. It must be received before May 7th. There will be
food on site, apparel vendors, music with DJ, 50/50 drawing and door prizes For more information, call Ted
Fontenot at 832-549-0639 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Keith Howard at 281-413-1429 or email
email@example.com or visit the website at http://mcoh.org.
May 29-29, 2010
12th Annual Texarkana Mustang Stampede
hosted by Four States Mustang Corral at Central Mall 2400 Richmond Rd. Event 8 am - 4 pm; check-in 8 - 11
AM. Registration $25 first vehicle, $20 each additional. Awards, Drawings, Raffle, 50/50, Goodie Bag, Dash
Plaque and Hat to First 100 Cars. Mustangs will be classed and judged using MCA modified rules. For more
information, call Mac at 903.293.1595; Email firstname.lastname@example.org; visit www.4statesmustang.com.
June 4-6, 2010
Chisholm Trail Mustang National
Held at the Mustang Town Center Complex, hosted by the Oklahoma Mustang Club. Host hotel: Holiday Inn
express, Yukon, OK, 405.494.7171. Registration $55 MCA members, $65 non-MCA members (before May 1,
deduct $5), Conservator $20, Vendor (15x30 space) $50; Pony Corral $25; Display $45. Friday night Chuck
Wagon $20 (children 5 and under free).
June 16-20, 2010
36th Annual Mid America Ford and Team Shelby Nationals
Hosted by Mid America at Southern Hills Marriott . Event hours are (Run till you drop) with check-in running
(See web site). Registration fee is (See web site) (pre-registration (See web site) before May 28, 2010). Fords,
Family, & Fun. 4 days of Open Track, Drag Racing, Tulsa cruise night, car show, swap meet, evening programs,
and Shelby Auto's. For more information, call David Apgar at 405-946-3382 or email
email@example.com or visit the website at http://www.midamericafordmeet.com.
2010 Calendar of Events
1st Saturday of the Month @ Office Depot in Port Arthur/Nederland
3rd Saturday of the Month @ Weinerschnitzel in Orange
4th Saturday of the month @ Weinerschnitzel in Beaumont
5th Saturday – Vidor Cruise
Quarterly Cruisin’ Silsbee Rally and Parade
March 17 Wild Horse Mustang Club
27-28 Spindletop Rod & Classic ALL FORD Show
Car Show, Boston Ave,
26-28 O’Reilly Spring Nationals 1 3rd annual Joe P. Collins
Houston Raceway Park Memorial Car Show
benefiting Hospice in the
April Pines. Lufkin, Texas
1 Club Meeting – The Schooner 1 Bud Classic Car Show,
10 Club Cruise To BlueBonnet Budweiser Brewery, Houston
Festival in Chapell Hill 1-2 Keels & Wheels Concours d’
10 Bayshore Fine Rides Car Elegance, Seabrook
Show Baytown, TX 6 Club Meeting
10-11 Midnight Fantasies Show 15 MCOH Spring Show, Houston
Lake Charles Civic Center
AAMCO Transmissions – The Rayzor’s
AFLAC Insurance –Marty Jones
Go Burgers LLC (Burger King) - Don O’Brien
Grinnell Computers – Kevin Grinnell
House of Power/Performance – The Brown’s
Kinsel Ford – James McNutt
Parson’s Differentials – Cliff Parsons
Snap-on Tools – Donnie Tipton
Woods Supermarket and Mini Storage – The Woods
Wild Horse Mustang Club
Sue Quick, Editor
90 Beech Dr.
Lumberton, TX 77657
THE PONY EXPRESS
President – Ron Roth 751-0447
Vice President – Ronnie Woods 769-5961
Secretary – Sue Quick 755-1256
Treasurer – Donnie Tipton 656-9961
MCA Regional Director – Todd Quick