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November Newsletter

Greetings fellow Club Members:

The weather is starting to cool down and the Holiday Season is rapidly approaching. This November newsletter, along with our upcoming Club meeting on Thursday, November 17, marks the end our 2016 “Club meetings year.” Please remember that there will not be a December Club meeting. Instead, we invite all members to come together for our annual Christmas dinner/party scheduled for December 10, 2016.

Christmas Dinner / Party:

This year the event will take place at Hermitage Church of Christ, 4004 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage, TN. Although the address says “Lebanon Pike” the entrance to the Church is off Bonnaspring Rd. near Gabes Electronics. The time will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. As in the past, the Club will provide the main dish, one side as well as refreshments and all dinnerware. We ask each Club member to bring a side dish and/or desert dish for all to share. Last year we had more desserts than side dishes so be mindful of what you bring this year – however, it is still potluck. In addition, we will be playing “dirty Santa” (a game where your chosen gift from the tree may be taken by someone else until all gifts are distributed-its fun). Your entry to play is one wrapped gift with a value not to exceed $25.00. If you are planning to attend the party, please try to respond to me with a “yes” by December 5 so we can get an idea of how much food we should purchase. THANKS!

Final Board Meeting – 2016:

This past month your Board held its final official Board meeting. The following comments reflect a RECAP OF NOVEMBER 1, 2016 MCMC BOARD MEETING

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1. Christmas Party – all agreed to use the Hermitage Church of Christ @ 4004 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage TN for the party. This is the same location as for the past two years.
a. Dirty Santa will be the game of choice – each participant is to bring a gift no greater in value than $25
b. Club will provide meat, drinks, paper ware, ice, and one side dish
c. Club members will be notified to bring side dish and / or dessert dish
d. A head count no later than December 5 of who is coming so food can be ordered and church set up
e. Time will be from 6:30 to 9:30 on December 10, 2016
2. Final 2016 contribution to the Phil Utley Memorial / MCMC MTSU Endowment fund
a. The amount agreed upon was $7500
3. Gary Alsobrook Award
a. Selected member was XXXXXXXX (TBA at Club meeting 11/17)
b. Award will be purchased and presented at November 17 meeting
c. Discussion regarding continuation and process for on-going Gary Alsobrook award – discussion tabled to first quarter 2017 board meeting
4. Board nominees for next term
a. Newsletter of November 12 will contain full list of names and positions applying for board membership Randy and Kevin will hand out ballots at Nov. 17 meeting – votes counted and announcement made at end of meeting.

Fun Events:

Our “Coming Home” open track event (October 22) at the Nashville Superspeedway was a tremendous success!! Although a crisp morning, the sun and our club hoodies kept us pleasantly warm. A beautiful day provided us with a sell-out crowd. In fact, we had some participants waiting for a “no show” in order to take their place. This event would not have been as successful without the excellent management and direction of our MCMC Track Team Volunteers. They along with the direction of Jim Chism enabled all participants to enjoy a day of safe high speed driving. Our thanks to all of you that volunteered participated and enjoyed this activity. Our “net proceeds” from this event came to $8707!!!

On October 29 several of us Club members came together to participate in our Fall Cruise. We left the Cars and Coffee site in Franklin at 10:00 a.m. and traveled some beautiful Williamson County country roads. The weather was perfect for the cruise with blue sky and a gentle breeze. After our 40+/- mile drive, we stopped at Garrison Park on the Natchez Trace for some games, food and visiting. Pictures are posted on our facebook page. Looking forward to having our Spring and Fall cruises become a yearly event.

Remember, all it takes to plan an outing, drive or event is an email to Randy Pickens ( or me ( with (1) where you are going; (2) type of event; (3) time, place and date to meet – we will make sure that all Club members are notified.

Upcoming Events:

As mentioned earlier, the November 17 Club Meeting marks the day of voting for our 2017 – 2019 Board term. Each active and paid member (if you are receiving this email, you are qualified to vote) must vote for a total of nine (9) members. As part of this newsletter, we are providing each of you with a ballot. In addition, Randy and Kevin will have ballots at the November meeting. Those that have agreed to run as an “officer” are noted next to that position. There is one officer position without a name, the VP position. For your vote to count, you must vote for nine (9) board members from the nominees on the ballot.

Since some of you may not be able to attend the Club meeting, it would be helpful if you would complete the ballot attached and email your vote back to Randy Pickens by this Wednesday night. Randy’s email is

Presentation of Gary Alsobrook Award:

As noted last Club meeting, the nominees for the Award were collected and reviewed by your Board at its November Board meeting. The results of the Board selection, based on Club member’s nominees, will be announced at our November 17 meeting.

Should there be other events anyone wishes to post on our webpage, please send dates and information to Jeff Billings at and to our newsletter editor, Jay Arnold at

New Members:

This past month we had a number of new as well as renewing previous members. Please extend a warm welcome to our new members when you meet them:

Kristy Bruce – 2016 GT Convertible
Warren & Lisa Dickinson
John Pitt – 2014 Roush Convertible
Martin & April Shoener – 1969 Coupe
Scott Zimpfer – 1965 Convertible + 1966 Fastback

As of this month, our active Club members now number a total of 104 including significant others.

Name Tags:

Please note that nametags for all members that joined this year or requested a new nametag are in --- I will have them with me at all meetings and club events, so please see me to obtain – thanks.


Keep visiting and patronizing our key club sponsors – support them as they support our club! All our sponsors are posted on our website.

1. O’Reilly Auto Parts
2. Two Rivers Ford
3. Streetside Classics
4. Motorbooks
5. Pull-A-Part

In closing, please remember to send to Jay Arnold or me any articles, news events of interest, stories of trips you have taken, projects you are working on as well as any items wanted or for sale. All must be in Jay’s in-box no later than the Saturday prior to our monthly Club meeting (or sooner) in order to be inserted in the newsletter.

Please continue to post pictures and events in which you have participated to our facebook page. The more pictures and stories we post, the more traffic we generate to our website. Promotes us and attracts new members.

In addition, we would like to have a picture of all Club member cars, so please send a picture (peg or gif file) to Jeff Billings at for posting on our website.

The newsletter is your “vehicle” to communicate to other Club members what is happening in your world. Please send us any and all articles of interest on events, shows, work in progress, etc. for all club members to enjoy.

Take care and drive safe!!


November “Mustang Trivia”

In what year was the Mustang production moved to Flat Rock, MI?

In 2005 production of the all-new Mustang was moved to Flat Rock. The Mustang V6 increased to 4.0 Liters and the V8 grew to 300 HP.

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