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March 2010

  1. 1. The Pony Express A Publication of the Wild Horse Mustang Club Mustang Club of America March/April 2010 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 presentation also. 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 web site. 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
  2. 2. 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 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. Contact Info: John Clor Ford Performance Group Communications Manager Website Manager 313-594-9884 / 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. MCA Update Our club’s MCA regional director, Todd Quick, will be attending the MCA Board of Directors meeting in Dallas on April 10. Recall Notice 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
  3. 3. 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 Roman Collins Show Director 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 prospective members. • 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 Ruggles. • 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)
  4. 4. Upcoming MCA Mustang Events in Detail April 17, 2010 6th Annual Mustang & All-Ford Show Beaumont, Texas 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 or visit the website at May 15, 2010 Welcome Back 5.0 All Ford Car Show Houston, Texas 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 or call Keith Howard at 281-413-1429 or email or visit the website at May 29-29, 2010 12th Annual Texarkana Mustang Stampede Texarkana, Texas 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; visit June 4-6, 2010 Chisholm Trail Mustang National Mustang, Oklahoma 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 Tulsa, Oklahoma 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 or visit the website at
  5. 5. 2010 Calendar of Events Cruise Nights 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, Nederland MAY 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 Club Businesses 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
  6. 6. Wild Horse Mustang Club Sue Quick, Editor 90 Beech Dr. Lumberton, TX 77657 THE PONY EXPRESS
  7. 7. WHMC Officers 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