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874 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN

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September Newsletter

Greetings fellow Club Members:

The month of July and August found me traveling during our normally scheduled Club meetings. On one of these trips, I was able to attend the Monterey Car Week in Carmel, CA along with the Pebble Beach Concours. Definitely an event that should be on all auto enthusiasts “bucket list.”

Although many of us have participated in local and regional car shows, there is something magical about viewing vintage Mustangs sitting side by side with multi-million dollar vehicles in down town Carmel. The event not only included a full day car show in Carmel, but numerous races in Laguna Seca as well as the finale, the Pebble Beach Concours with Mecum, RM Sotheby and Gooding conducting auctions.

Combined, the auction houses sold and collected over $248,000,000. Ford fared well compared to some very exotic vehicles, for example: The Ferrari California Competizione (vintage Ferrari California) brought $18,150,000; a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB brought $13,500,000; the 1956 Le Mans-winning Ecurie D-Type Jaguar set a record for British cars at $21,780,000; and the very first (original) Shelby Cobra (CSX2000) brought $13,750,000. This Cobra is one of three of the most sought after cars for any collector. Good to see Ford can compete with our overseas friends.

My second trip was with family and friends spending time in Pasadena, CA. Of course, the Hollywood Walk of Stars along with Rodeo Drive is always fun attractions. Needless to say, Mercedes, Jaguars, Shelby’s are overshadowed by Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s and Bugatti’s in the parking lots on Rodeo Drive. I have posted some pictures of both these trips on our facebook page.

This coming Thursday, September 15, at our monthly Club meeting, we have a special guest, Jeff Mays. Jeff is the current President of the national Mustang Club of America (MCA). Many of you that attended and participated at the MCA Spring Expo Event in conjunction with our High Speed Fun Event at AMP this past summer may have had the opportunity to meet and visit with Jeff. Jeff was also in attendance and active at the recent MCA 40th event in Indianapolis. As you may have noticed from the many photos posted on our facebook page, the MCA 40th turned out to be a successful event with hundreds of participants and visitors. Our Club’s “HPDE Team” led by Jim Chism did an outstanding job of conducting the HPDE for MCA at Indy. In one of my conversations with Jeff, he was extremely complimentary of the professional manner in which the “Team” conducted itself and for the direction it provided to this high profile event. Kudos to all club members that made up the “MCMC HPDE TEAM.” You have made us proud!!

Our August event Mustang Alley in Somerset, KY has come and gone. There were over 15 total Club member cars in attendance this year. Thanks to Chuck and Melinda Pelham as well as Randy and Peg Pickens for leading the caravan and grabbing a “shady spot” for our Club cars to park while at the show. Randy created a great sign promoting our Club that we will use at other events. Due to their help, I was able to participate in the Saturday morning drag races at the London drag strip. First time for me and I must say, it was lots of fun!!!

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.

This past month brought on a number of new members. Please extend a warm welcome to our new members when you meet.

Christopher Gatelock
Brian Baker
Patrick Taylor
James Brown
William Smith
Kenneth Ford
Janet Schuster
Scott Fiscus

As of this month, our active Club members now number a total of 92!

Club Events:
Our 37th Annual Mustang and All Ford Show is scheduled for September 24 at West Wilson Middle School, Mt. Juliet, TN. Lots of volunteers are needed for this event. Please sign up with Tim Forkum to volunteer. This year, Randy Pickens has prepared some “recognition trophies” for our member cars. Remember, we do not compete; so all Club members will be parking in a Club designated area within the show arena. All monies generated at this event go to funding our Endowed Scholarship Fund at MTSU.

On October 1, the “Dickson Fly-In & Cruise-In Show” in Dickson TN takes place. This is a Club supported event and this year, thanks to Jim Chism, the Music City Mustang Club “Phil Utley Memorial – MCMC Endowed Scholarship” will be the recipient of 30% of all food proceeds. This is an excellent opportunity for us to grow our funding. I look forward to seeing 100% participation at this great event by Club members.

On October 22 the Club will be hosting another high speed driving event at the Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, TN. As recent news articles have indicated, the Speedway has been sold. This may be everyone’s last opportunity to run this track before it is closed. So far we have an outstanding number of participants already signed up for this event. With good weather, it should be great fun. A flyer is attached as part of this newsletter – please show and share with friends.

All of the above will be posted on our website calendar –

Local Upcoming Events:
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

Sponsors: 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
6. Gateway Tires

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.

Take care and drive safe!!


September “Mustang Trivia”

Question: What was the engine displacement in liters for the Boss 429 in 1970 and how many total Boss 429’s were built in 1969-1970?

The total engine displacement was 7.0 Liters (known as a “semi-hemi”) and identified by its large factory hood scoop. Ford manufactured a total of 859 original Boss 429’s.

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