Could be worth - Mustang Found aFter 50 years

Could be worth - Mustang Found aFter 50 years

earlymustangclub.com september 2018 next EMC event: The Fall cruise mustang found after 50 years, could be worth millions The first Ford Mustang owner kept the car

Could be worth - Mustang Found aFter 50 years

2 I September 2018 president’s letter What’s on the President’s Mind EMC president I dan bybee Next Meeting Friday, Oct, 5th Larry Miller Ford 6th & Simms 11595 W 6th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215 at 7:00pm How was Horsefeathers this year? From all accounts it was a success, however there was some small issues, like we needed more food and drinks at our end, it sure was hot and we lost our shade, strong winds blew down the tent we had set up and we had issues with our online judging format.

At the end of the day however the club made money and we also made money for our charity. Lot’s of wonderful awards were given out among the 132 cars that were present. Of those 100 were registered for judging.

The online registration worked fantastic. We had 48 early Mustangs and 31 late model Mustangs and 21 cars were other Ford models to be judged. 32 cars were display only and I believe the quality of cars on our end were better than the other car show vehicles. Once again want to thank all the volunteers who helped with the show. Looking forward to our event this month and know it’s going to a blast. Thanks in advance to Darrell and Jon for setting this up for the club  Hope all is well with everyone  Later DAN the BOSS

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September 2018 I 3 BOARD REPORTS Vice President Election dinner will be at Bennetts Barbecue on Oct 20th.

Anybody who has a desire to be an officer for the upcoming year 2019 let Jon know and he will get you on the ballot. Time will be 6:00 P M Director Bob Bettinger has stepped up to take over for Dave and has a spot for us at the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport where we had the event before. It will be Dec 2nd from 2-5 pm Full details later. Treasure General account 6,145.22 Charity Account 2,232.43 Tourmaster Sept: Fall Cruise Oct is election dinner at Bennetts. See details in newsletter. Nov 7 Forney Museum Dusting and then out for lunch. Dec 2nd is Xmas party at Rocky Mountain Airport CCCC One of the things in the Council News this month is an interesting resume of the Beach Boys car songs from all the years the Beach Boys were spinning out their songs.

Featured are short bios of the albums and the way they came about. For those of us interested in cars, I think this is an excellent review of what the Beach Boys were doing during the 1960’s. It brings back a lot of memories for me, at least.  If you would like to receive the monthly newsletter, send an email to Greg Akiyama at gakiyama@earthlink.net and include name, club affiliation, and phone number. It’s FREE. Thanks, Bob B., CCCC representative General notes Two club members got trophy’s at the applebee car show. Congrats to Glenn Cobb and Denny Lobben .

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4 I September 2018 Mustang street news ‘Little Red’ 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 found after 50 years, could be worth millions By Gary Gastelu | Fox News Seek and ye shall find.

Eventually. A legendary Ford Mustang that many thought was destroyed 50 years ago has been discovered rotting away in a Texas field. And it could be worth millions. Affectionately called Little Red, the 1967 model was an experimental car that Ford loaned to Carrol Shelby to use as a test bed for the development of performance parts. Little Red and a later car, unofficially known as the Green Hornet, were the only two Shelby GT 500 notchback coupes of their era, each sporting a snazzy vinyl roof. Shelby’s crew tinkered with the cars, trying out different body parts, engines and transmissions.

Little Red was primarily configured with a supercharged 428 V8 and 3-speed automatic transmission, while the Green Hornet was fitted with a prototype independent rear suspension that never made it into production, but remains on the car today.

Bidding for the Green Hornet reached $1.9 million at a 2013 auction. (Barrett-Jackson) Little Red made an appearance at a Ford preview event in Los Angeles, where it inspired the creation of the first California Special Mustang, which aped its styling, if not performance. Shelby eventually sent the cars back to Ford for a date with the crusher, as was standard practice for prototype cars, but they both stood it up. Little Red appeared at several promotional events. (Martin L. Schorr) The Green Hornet showed up at a Ford employee auction in 1971 and was resold several times until it ended up in the garage of Barrett-Jackson Auction House CEO, Craig Jackson, about 15 years ago.

Little Red just disappeared.

A half-century of failed attempts to find it seemed to back up the prevailing view that it had been crushed. But like any good mystery, all that was missing was the right key to unlock it. Then Jackson got his hands on it. Jackson and classic car specialist Jason Billups were doing research on the Green Hornet recently and found an inventory sheet from Ford listing its VIN along with those of some other cars. It dawned on Billups that everyone who’d been looking through records for Little Red were using its Shelby-issued serial number, rather than the original Ford VIN, which they now had.

(Kevin Marti) And just like that, they found it.

It was registered in Texas, where they connected with its current owner this past February — and the rest of its story unfolded. Jackson told Fox News that Little Red, naturally-

Could be worth - Mustang Found aFter 50 years

august 2018 I 5 mustang street news aspirated again, was sent to Courtesy Ford in Littleton, Colo., where a wounded Vietnam vet decided to treat himself, not knowing the car he was about to buy was any more special than the other Shelbys on the lot. After driving it for a couple of years he then sold to a man who lived in Wyoming at the time. The second owner later moved to Texas and had it put away in a storage container that got broken into, the thief taking a few parts from the car, which was no longer in running condition.

After that, he brought it to his cousin’s house in Weatherford, Texas, and left it in his yard among a bunch of other old cars, where it was sitting when Jackson and his team arrived.

Along with Billups, he’d brought along renowned Mustang expert Kevin Marti to authenticate the find. Marti last year confirmed that a Mustang shell that had been sitting in a Mexican junkyard for years was one of the stunt cars used in the Steve McQueen film “Bullitt.” This one wasn’t in much better shape. The engine and transmission are out, the front fenders and hood are missing, and you’d never give it a second look if not for the Shelby badge on the roof pillar. The owner told Jackson he had a hunch that it might be Little Red about 25 years ago, but when he reached out to the folks at Shelby, they gave him the crusher story.

Confident that it was the real deal, Jackson said the owner sold it to him for a fair price and was glad to be a part of what’s to come. Jackson wants to bring it back to life in as close to its ideal condition as possible. Of course, he’s not really really sure what that is, since it morphed many times while Ford and Shelby were working with it. So he’s launching a website to document the work and crowdsource information from anyone who has any.

If your dad worked for Ford or Shelby, talk to them. Or look in your closet and see if you have any old pictures of it. Anything might help,” he said. One hint he already has is the presence of two fuel pumps, which supports a rumor that it was twin-supercharged at one time. As for the rest, the work will likely be a yearslong project that Marti thinks will rewrite Mustang history. Jackson didn’t say what he planned to do with it when its done, but he did put Green Hornet up for auction in 2013 and the bidding got as high as $1.9 million, which wasn’t enough to meet its reserve. Don’t expect him to offer a discount for the pair.

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6 I September 2017 monthly EMC events SEPTEMBER EVENT EMC FALL cruise (FMPSTR) DARRELL SCHWARTZKOPF / JON MEDIN EVent info SEPTEMBER 22nd & 23rd Place: TBA Meet: Larry Miller Ford Cost: $250.00 Per Couple Contact: Jon Medin j.medin@comcast.net 303-906-2066 As announced at the club meeting on Friday, 3/2, Darrell Schwartzkopf and I are putting together a fall cruise (FMPSTR) for the EMC. The dates for the cruise (FMPSTR) will be September 22nd & 23rd, 2018. We will be starting out at Larry Miller Ford in Lakewood and heading out from there. Participants will not know the route or destination, once at Larry Miller Ford, you will be given directions to the first checkpoint.

At that checkpoint and all others after, you will receive directions to the next checkpoint. There will also be items to check off and things to do at each checkpoint that you will get points for. Points get you prizes. Another way to get points is to figure out what FMPSTR means and if you do, don’t tell anyone else, keep it to yourself! Everyone is welcome, kids included. We just need to know how many and ages. You are not required to drive your Mustang but we would love it if you did. We are trying to arrange covered parking at the hotel but this may not be an option. Plan to drive up to 150 miles each day.

Attached is a registration form and we are requesting this form back along with a $100 deposit by our club meeting on May 4th, 2018. The remainder will be due by August 25th, 2018. Total cost has not yet been determined as we do not have a hotel selected at this time. Once we know how many will be attending, we will be better able to get final costs. We are trying to keep this cost to around $250.00 per couple. At last nights meeting, it was said that the cost would be per person, this was incorrect, the cost will be per couple.

What is included in the $250.00 per couple cost? Dinner Saturday night 1 - Hotel room Saturday night (double occupancy) Lunch Sunday Prizes, great scenery and lots of fun! Once again, please return your 2018 FMPSTR registration along with a $100.00 deposit by 5/4/18.

Any questions, Please contact Darrell or myself. Jon Medin

Could be worth - Mustang Found aFter 50 years

September 2018 I 7 Monthly EMC events The dinner will be held Saturday October 20th, at 6:00 pm and will be at Bennett’s BBQ in Arvada. Cost will be a bit higher this year as they have raised their prices, it will be $22.00 per person but includes the dinner and non-bar drinks (soft drinks, lemonade, milk). Please let me know on/by the October meeting, 10/5 if you will be attending so that I can get the restaurant now how many will be attending. Either email me at j.medin@comcast.net or call 303-906- 2066.

Payment will be made directly to Bennetts at the time of the dinner. Any questions, let me know.

Hope to see you there, Jon october EVENT election dinner JON MEDIN EVent info Saturday October, 20th Place: Bennett’s Barbeque Cost: 22.00 per person Address: 7490 W 52nd Ave Arvada, CO 80002 Phone: 303-906-2066 j.medin@comcast.net Time: 6:00 pm

Could be worth - Mustang Found aFter 50 years

8 I September 2018 Mustang street news The first Ford Mustang owner kept the car. It’s now worth $350,000 DETROIT – Tom and Gail Wise disagreed about whether a broken-down car should be stored in a family garage for 27 years or sold for junk. He insisted they keep it because, he promised, one day he would find the time to fix the vehicle himself. It was her skylight blue convertible Ford Mustang, purchased at age 22 in 1964, that their family of six drove for 15 years. One day, it just stopped running. And there it sat until Tom retired. When he started hunting for car parts on the internet, he discovered a story about someone with a similar car who claimed to be the very first Mustang owner, with a purchase date of April 16, 1964.

Tom came to me and said, ‘I think you bought the car a day earlier,’ ” Gail Wise recalled. “And, sure enough, he went down to the basement and found the receipt and the owner’s manual. Sure enough, I had purchased the car on April 15.” They called Hagerty Classic Insurance, experts on collector cars, and learned a paper trail was essential. “We had everything,” Gail Wise said. “We didn’t know it was anything special. But we kept the new car invoice, the registered owners manual. Tom’s a saver.” So now, as Ford celebrates production of the 10 millionth Mustang, Gail Wise is back in the spotlight.

She was at company headquarters last week and, from Thursday through Saturday this week, her Mustang will be on public display in Royal Oak, Michigan.

It’s like being a movie star at 76,” she said with a tiny laugh. “I felt like a movie star at 22 when I bought the car. I mean, that was 54 years ago and we’re still talking about it.” Her story, she notes, is filled with luck and mystery. ‘That convertible was for me’ The new third-grade teacher was living at home with her parents on the northwest side of Chicago and sharing her father’s red and black 1957 Ford. But she had accepted a job in the suburbs. So Helen and Cleadis Brown agreed to lend their daughter money for a new car, and they headed to Johnson Ford on Cicero Avenue.

I told the salesman I wanted a convertible, and he said, ‘I have none on the floor.

Come into the back room, I have something special to show you,’ ” Gail said. “There were two Mustangs, one was a hard top. And he didn’t even bother to show me that one. He lifted the tarp, and I knew that convertible was for me.” Back then, new cars always came out at the end of September, and Ford wanted to shock the world with an April reveal. The company had distributed Mustangs to dealerships around the country so salespeople would have something to show when Lee Iacocca unveiled the car at the World’s Fair in New York on April 17, 1964.

This was two days before, and it was all top secret,” Wise said. “But he sold it to me. I drove out of that showroom with everyone waving at me and asking me to slow down. TV ran a lot of advertisements for Mustang, but they never showed the car. They just showed the logo and said, ‘It’s coming.’ For this to be out in April was a really, really big thing. People were so happy, giving me The Wise family shot a Christmas card picture in July 1979 with the Ford Mustang. Shortly after, Tom pushed the car into the garage, where it remained for 27 years. (Photo: Gail Wise) Ford CEO and President James Hackett, left, talks with Tom and Gail Wise of Park Ridge, Ill., on Aug 8.

2018, about their 1964 Ford Mustang convertible at Ford world headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. Ford is celebrating the building of its 10 millionth Mustang. (Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press)

august 2018 I 9 mustang street news thumbs up, even the police. I don’t remember having the top down, so it must’ve been cold. I wanted to keep driving, but I only had to go about 3 miles to get home.” She married two years later, bought a home and used the Mustang as a family car with four kids. “You just didn’t go out and buy new cars,” Wise said. “Tom was using it for work. We could fit three kids in the back seat, and I’d hold the youngest on my lap. We would go to McDonald’s and eat in the car. And then one day, he pushes it into the garage. I wanted to get rid of it because we needed space for children’s stuff.

He kept saying, ‘It’s my retirement project.’ “ He built an addition onto their two-car garage for the Mustang.

Today, the car has just 68,000 miles. “When I was young and single, I enjoyed driving that car,” she said. “The highways were brand new. We had no traffic and you could fly. The first time I saw that Mustang, I thought it was so sporty, with bucket seats and a transmission on the floor. Usually sports cars were expensive, and I could afford this car.” Now the fully restored (but not altered or modified) classic pony car that cost $3,447.50 is worth $350,000 to $450,000, according to Jonathan Klinger, spokesman for Hagerty in Traverse City, Michigan.

Bookends of models’ “It can be difficult to place a specific value on such a unique car and story,” Klinger said.

A car with significant provenance like this – being the original owner of the first-ever sold Ford Mustang – would likely have a premium of around 10 times the current market price,” he said. “Enthusiasts are drawn to the bookends of models. It is stunning that the first-ever sold Mustang is still owned by its original owner.” Gail Wise said she only wishes her mom and dad could be here.

I’d like to ask them questions,” she said. “We went out on Wednesday, April 15, 1964, to buy me a car. Right in the middle of the week.They worked such long hours.” Her father worked as a cook, and her mother worked as a waitress in their family-owned restaurant near Armitage and Grand Avenues. “When Mustang hit in 1964, it created a global sensation,” said John McElroy, a longtime auto industry observer. “It was a car designed and developed by young people, hotshots. Ford blew through production estimates, selling like 600,000 the first year.” The insane love for Mustang reflects nostalgia for a time when the muscle car war was just getting going and America had a can-do attitude before Vietnam and Watergate.

I remember when I was a little kid, Dad worked for Ford and brought it home on a Friday night, and I remember getting up on Saturday morning and going and sitting in the car for hours,” McElroy said. “I was, like, 11 years old. We lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was the only Mustang in the country, and when we drove, it was like the day the Earth stood still. Everybody was paralyzed looking at this car.” So it’s no surprise to anyone that Gail Brown stopped traffic in Chicago.

When you look back at the history of the Mustang, the very first car was purchased by a young professional that totally represented that era.

Is there a more perfect person?” said Ted Ryan, Ford historian, whose father had a 1965 yellow Mustang. “America had a sense of optimism. Baby boomers were coming of age. Mustang was this beautiful combination of time and place.” Invitation to visit Ford invited Tom and Gail Wise to come to Detroit this month to celebrate the Mustang milestone, and the Dearborn, Michigan, automaker shipped the Mustang out from Illinois.

It’s just amazing that this Mustang has been built continuously all these years,” said Tom Wise, 76, an electrical engineer who served in the U.S. Navy as a submariner in the Atlantic. “Ford builds a reliable car.” Their garage these days houses a 2013 Ford Escape and a 2015 Ford Edge. They can’t believe that, for so many years, the family stacked lawns chairs on the Mustang. “Anything you didn’t want on the garage floor, it was piled high on the car,” Gail Wise said. “Tom drives us now. I saw how hard he worked to put this car together. I don’t want to be the one to put a dent in it.” The grill on the 1964 Ford Mustang owned by Gail Wise, the first Mustang sold.

It is at Ford world headquarters in Dearborn during the event celebrating the building of the 10,000,000 millionth Mustang. (Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press)

10 I September 2017 monthly EMC events Hollywood goes big on Carroll Shelby Hemmings contributor on Aug 17th, 2018 There have been Hollywood films about automakers, say Preston Tucker. And there have been Hollywood films about race-car builders. It is now confirmed that Hollywood is going to combine the two genres in a feature film about Carroll Shelby, being filmed as you read this. Don’t expect it to start with Shelby’s life as a lad in a small Texas town outside Dallas, or to dwell too much on his short-lived career as a failed chicken farmer. Or even to contain much about his winning the 24 Heures du Mans.

No, this one is built around the famous fouryear period when a Detroit automaker took up the challenge of building a race car that could unseat Ferrari at LeMans. It likely won’t have much on the Cobra, either, since Ford’s focus was on winning at the Circuit de la Sarthe, and even the 170-mph Cobra Daytona Coupe wasn’t fast enough to catch the Ferrari prototypes there. What exactly pushed Henry Ford II from sponsoring the Cobras into creating an endurance car might be revealed if they do this correctly. Some say it was a wisecrack by “The Deuce’s” Italian wife, who pointed at the Ferraris during an earlier LeMans event, maybe 1963, and said something to the effect of, “Ford could never build a car that will beat those red cars.” Other historians say what pushed HF II over the edge was having the door at Maranello slammed in his face.

He thought he had a deal to buy out Ferrari in ’63, at least the road-car side of the operation, but Ferrari abruptly cancelled negotiations. That’s when HF II summoned his aides and told them Ford would make their own damn endurance racer. It took them two years of trying—1964 and 1965—before they had a car that could beat Ferrari to the finish line. That happened in ’66, with the legendary threeabreast finish.

Proof that this 20th Century Fox project has been green-lighted came when the State of California promised the film producers $17 million in tax credits if they would film the majority of the film in-state. Filming has already begun at California’s Willow Springs Raceway, and will include several more tracks and locations in the Golden State, some indoor shooting in New Orleans, and more outdoor scenes at a track in Savannah, Georgia. Nothing can double for France, so there’s a second unit there, and they may “recreate” Italy and Great Britain (since the GT40s started out being built in GB).

As far as the cars you’ll see on-screen, one California replica maker has supplied several GT40 Mk I and Mk II coupes, but it is unknown what the producers are going to do about the 1964 car (which differed in appearance) or the J-car, the flatback prototype that driver Ken Miles was killed in while testing. It is also unknown if the script will include the ’67 24 Hours of Le Mans, where Ford earned its second victory. The ’68 and ’69 Ford GT40 victories at LeMans were by the Gulf Oil-sponsored team, with minimal support from Ford. (One Ford official told me “We sent them an engine, that’s the one they used to win the race.”) The movie stars one of the biggest box-office celebrities available—Matt Damon—playing Shelby, and Christian Bale playing his test driver/ race driver, British-born Ken Miles.

The project has been slow to get rolling. Studio 20th Century Fox bought the rights to Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans by A.J. Baime more than a year ago. The working title for the film is “Ford vs. Ferrari” but that’s not going to be the final title on release; they’re being coy about that decision until closer to the release date. Oddly, 20th Century sold the rights to Baime’s book to a TV production firm, Legendary Entertainment, who are reportedly making a 10- part TV series based upon it, but there’s been no announcement of when filming will begin.

Jon Bernthal of The Punisher series on Netflix and previously in The Walking Dead was being looked at to portray HF’s right-hand man Lee Iacocca (who later went on to “save” Chrysler). Caitriona Balfe from Outlander has the role of Ken Miles’

august 2018 I 11 mustang street news wife. There’s even a young actor cast as their son, which gives you a clue there is going to be some family drama in addition to racetrack action. Director James Mangold scored big with Logan, 3:10 to Yuma, and Walk the Line, so there’s high hopes among Shelby fans that he can turn a racing story into a compelling drama (especially after the public reaction to Rush, another racing drama, wasn’t ideal). The screenwriting team consists of two brothers, Jez and John-Henry Butterworth, who are credited with previously writing the Tom Cruise sci-fi flick Edge of Tomorrow, while Jez had a screenplay by credit on the James Bond movie Spectre.

They’re located in England, so hopefully they’ll run across veteran mechanics and such who can give them more insight into the behind-thescenes of racing.

There’s some wreckage along the road to Hollywood left over from scuttled earlier projects aimed at capturing the Ford vs. Ferrari battle. Tom Cruise announced an effort in 2013 for a Shelbythemed project for release in 2015. Although Cruise couldn’t match Shelby’s 6-foot stature, he was pedal-to-the-metal on the project, pegging himself for the part of Carroll Shelby, but it came to naught. Some feel it was the inclusion of Brad Pitt in the plans that led to a canceling of the project, since both are “leading man” types. The inclusion of Christian Bale as Miles is ironic because, back in 2015, Bale had signed on with Michael Mann to do a cinematic adaption on the book Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races by famous Car & Driver writer Brock Yates.

The story would have dealt with the fatal crash of Ferrari driver Alfonso de Portago at the 1957 Mille Miglia, where his co-driver, Edmont Nelson, and nine race spectators were also killed.

Mangold’s company, Chernin Entertainment, is producing Ford vs. Ferrari for 20th Century Fox, using other sources for historical content besides the Baime book. (Begging the readers’ indulgence, the author tells of his own role in pursuing this theme. ) A HISTORIAN LOOKS FROM THE OUTSIDE IN... I thought it would be amusing for Hemmings readers if I told of my own efforts to get involved with a feature or TV series on this theme. Way back in 1977, I wrote a book called Shelby’s Wildlife: the Cobras and the Mustangs. It was only the second book on Shelby available then (Shelby’s own book The Cobra Story was the first, but that was published before Ford won at LeMans).

Shelby even wrote the forward for me.

Decades later, I wrote another, entitled SHELBY: The Man. The Cars. The Legend., which followed Shelby’s life after leaving Ford, including the replicas, the Olds fiasco, and other business wheelings and dealings. The revised edition was printed within days of Shelby’s death. It was that one that I got a phone call on. Seems a Hollywood production company, in concert with a huge British production company, wanted to option the book. Not buy it, mind you, just pay $5,000 a year to be first in line to buy it, so to speak. But alas, they decided to do a TV series instead, one from a famous Philip K.

Dick sci-fi novel. After three years and three checks, I never heard from them again... And then, in June 2018, I read that Fox is going top speed on this feature. My radar was a little faulty and I found out a little late, as they announced it in January.

I read all I could find on the net and was alarmed that the storyline described in several articles has Shelby and Miles developing the GT40 from scratch. Anyone who has read my books knows Ford designed it in Dearborn, and built it in England, all without Shelby. And Ford fell flat on their face in the car’s inaugural ’64 season, sheepishly bringing it to Shelby in the winter of ’64 with a terse order: “Fix it.” Another area of concern by purists is the character arc of Ken Miles. From advance publicity, it seems Fox wants to portray him not only as a race driver and test driver but as a key strategist, where in real life he was not involved with Ford’s high brass (Henry Ford II, Iacocca, etc.) and was more a wrench-turner and racer.

So I’ve tried to reach the producers, to let them know of my books and to say I’m the guy waving at their window offering my services as a consultant. (Heck, I’ll throw that in with the purchase of an option on any one of my books.) Hollywood is expert at erecting walls to keep out those with unwanted scripts, synopsis, etc. and if I send a letter, it comes back unopened with the added mystery of their address having been redacted, as if they didn’t want anybody to see their precise location as it comes back through the postal system.

But there is the net. I’ve published a couple stories on the progress of the Fox project.

My latest idea is to send posters, using my Shelby art (I forgot to mention I’m a fine artist) with the names of the books and contact info discreetly added to the printed image. I figure the producer or one of his minions might be at the track talking to the manager about upcoming filming and he’ll look up, see my poster on the wall, and viola—the call comes. Now some of my more cynical friends hear this and say: “That train has left the station, buddy.” And they are probably right, but as long as they are filming I’m going to try to reach them, because I don’t want to see a film or TV show that’s off-track history-wise...

I live in hope.

12 I September 2018 Mustang street news For Sale 1967 High Country Special convertible Thetimehascomeforsomeoneelsetobeabletoenjoyowningmy1967HighCountrySpecialco nvertible. This mustang is a 2-owner car with only 89k miles and a new 289 engine last summer. This is an older restoration but it still receives much attention at shows. It was appraised at $45k plus and I will listen to any reasonable offer. Call Ron at 303-238-8739, Lv. msg. Wanted FE block Ford FE block, either a short block or a bad block the could be used for a mock-up.

Email Terry at dtsnydersr@ msn.com For Sale Lots of early Mustang Parts for Sale. Large and small parts, give Dan Bybee a call (720 319-1000), I just may have what you need and will sell for less than most others in town.

2018 car shows / Swap Meets Location Date Golden Super Cruise City of Golden 1st Sat. of Month Cars & Coffee FREE Sponsored by Adam’s Polishes Lafayette 355 W. South Boulder Rd 8-10am 1st Sat. of Month Brush Oktoberfest 2018 Cruise, Car Show, Poker Run. Brush CO 970-842-2666 Sept 21-23 Hot Rod Rock & Roll Rumble, Pre ‘72 Car Show, Cruise, Swap, Etc. PPIR, Fountain CO Sept 21-22 Forney Museum Car Dusting Forney Museum Brighton Blvd / I-70 Nov. 17th For more info and list of more car shows, check out coloradocarshow.com Mustang Owner’s Museum update In the next couple of months, the Museum will be going through a number of major exterior changes, with windows, front entrance awning, and signage going up.

The windows for the top floor are expected to be installed after Labor Day, along with the pouring of the first floor foundation. After the first floor foundation completion will be the installation of the windows.

September 2018 I 13 event schedule 2018 OFFICERS and COMMITTEE DIRECTORY Dan Bybee President 720-319-1000 Jon Medin Vice President j.medin@comcast.net Mary ann Savinsky Treasurer skygirlknits@hotmail.com Lisa Capano Secretary lisacapano@aol.com Dave Synder Director davids914@q.com Lee Nelson Tourmaster Open Parade & Show Bob Cloutier Web Master bob@protsys.com 303-430-0433 Steve Widman Newsletter 303-947-7441 mroctane@earthlink.net Rocky Mountain Roundup Clif Albrandt www.rmmr.org Mike Morris CCCC REp Bob Bettinger Charity Committee Bob Teets, Bob Bettinger CLUB STORE Tim and Connie Sauer 2018 Monthly EVENTS January Tech Session / Pot Luck Saturday, January 13th Marty & Mary Ann Savinsky / Dan Bybee FEBRUARY Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum Saturday, February 10th Lee Nelson MARCH Adams Mystery Playhouse Saturday, March 24th Lee Nelson Pepsi Center Tour Saturday, March 31st Lee Nelson APRIL Flight for Life Tour St.

Anthony Hospital Saturday April 7th Ron Bettinger MAY OPEN TBA JUNE Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup June 14th-16th in Steamboat www.rmmr.org JULY Spirit of Flight Air/Car Show Saturday, July 14th Lee Nelson AUGUST Horsefeathers Car Show Saturday, August 4th SEPTEMBER Fall Cruise September 22nd & 23rd Darrell Schwartzkopf / Jon Medin OCTOBER Election Dinner Bennett’s Barbeque Saturday, October 20 Jon Medin NOVEMBER Forney Muesem Dusting Saturday, November 17th Bob Bettinger DECEMBER Christmas Party Sunday, December 2nd Rocky Mountain Metro Airport Bob Bettinger

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