Front Range Mustang Club
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FRMC Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date and Location

May 10, 2019  - Submitted by Tom Ferguson, Secretary/Treasurer
President Larry Standiford called the meeting to order at 7:25 pm at McCoy’s Family Dining at 4855 Federal Blvd in Denver, Co.

Attendees Included

Larry Standiford
Tom Ferguson
Gary Spencer
Larry Snodgrass
Art Apple
Greg Watson
Cheryl Watson
John Bates
Tina Marie Bates
Wendell Salas
David Schmidt
Kirk Linkevich

Old Business

Membership dues for 2019 are due at $30 per family with $570.000 collected to-date.  So far for 2019, the club has 19 paid family memberships and 3 approved non-paying memberships including 2 members who joined in the last third of 2018. 
Wendell Salas updated the Club on Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup developments with Adams Polishes holding a detailing clinic for FRMC members and Roundup participants  scheduled for May 18th at 9:30 am.  The event organizers are experiencing some challenges with assigned parking in Steamboat since the event layout has changed and there is a need for parking for at least 400 cars based on enrollment to-date.  This could lead to a possible relocation of the Roundup from Steamboat in 2020 with Snowmass, High Plains Raceway, the Adams County Fairgrounds, and the Budweiser Event Center possible candidates. 
The Club was forced to postpone its visit to the Erie Spirit of Flight Center in April due to an inability to achieve contact with the facility.  Eventually, they responded to President Standiford’s calls and it is possible the event will be rescheduled this year.  For May, at least five Club members are planning on attending the Mustang Enchantment by Rio Grande Mustang Club Show in Albuquerque, NM May 25-26.  Members will meet at 8 am that Saturday at Rosie’s Diner in Monument for a 9 am group departure.  Information on this event can be found at riograndemustangs.org.

New Business

Art Apple reported that the St. Jude’s Benefit Car Show at Landmark Lincoln in Englewood has been slow to organize this year.  Tom Ferguson described the first ever Highlands Ranch Hot Rod Club Classic Car Cruise  which was held on April 27th and featured over 100 cars including many Mustangs, Shelbys and Cobra replicas.  The event will be repeated each 4th Saturday of the month through September.  Mr. Ferguson also noted a track day is scheduled at High Plains Raceway on June 1st with enrollment open for any interested parties.  Larry Snodgrass and Kirk Linkevich described two different film products they use to provide temporary protection to the front ends of their cars for track event or long drives.  Interested members can contact them for more information.
The following list represents some of the most likely events to be pursued by the club in the upcoming months.  Times and dates will be determined closer to the events based on club input and site availability.
May 25-26 – Rio Grande Mustang Club Show, Albuquerque, NM
June 13-15 – Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, Steamboat Springs, CO
July 27 – Highlands Ranch Hot Rod Club Classic Car Cruise
September – St. Jude Car Show, Landmark Lincoln, Littleton, CO
October – FRMC Chili Feed
December – FRMC Holiday Party
In addition, former member Dan Ryal has issued an offer to host a club event sometime in the summer or fall.  Other upcoming events of interest, with details posted on the FRMC website Bullett-n Board where possible, include:
May 25 – 2nd Annual Coffee, Cars, & Pancake Breakfast – 8:30-10:30 am at 8 Larkdale Drive, Littleton 80123.  Proceeds to benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research, $10.  Rsvp John Wilson at johns.ssgarage@gmail.com.
June 8 – the 12th Cruiz’n Havana – details to come from the Collector Car Council of Colorado (CCCC).
June 9 – North Side ROMEOS’ 2019 Vehicle Show in Wheat Ridge 9am-2pm.
June 9 – 36th Annual Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Sports Car Show at Arapahoe Community College, 9am-3pm.  Club members John McNurney, Tom Ferguson, and Frank Herbst have shown their Cobras, and Shelby Mustangs at this event and more Shelby’s and Boss Mustangs are always welcome.
June 20 – Tour of Clayton Classic Cars, 1751 W Wolfansberger Rd, Castle Rock from 10 – noon.  Rsvp Harry at hedwards1932@gmail.com or 970-381-3416. 
June 23 – All Ford Picnic and Car Show, Arapahoe Park 44th and Indiana, Golden.  Information from Carlos Vera 720-281-0940.
July 12-14 – Mecum Classic Car Auction in Denver at Convention Center.
August 3 – Air & Ground Show at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport & CCCC Swap Meet.
August 17 – 3rd Annual Holy Rollers Charity Car Show, S. Midway Park, Broomfield, CO.   
If you’d like an event you are interested in posted to the website Bullett-n Board, bring an informational flyer to an upcoming Club meeting. 
The next Club meeting will be held on Friday, June 7th  at McCoy’s at 7pm.  The July meeting will tentatively be held at the Highlands Ranch Hot Rod Club Classic Car Cruise July 27th starting in the parking lot at 9405 S. University Blvd.  More details on the cruise are included in the Bullett-n Board section of the Club’s website at frontrangemustangclub.org.

Treasurer's Report

The club had $1,348.33 in the checking account with Vectra Bank as of the meeting date.  There was one check written since the last club meeting for $350.00 to Heacock Classic Insurance and one membership check for $30.00 was received from new members Rory and Lori Berges of Highlands Ranch.  The Berges own a 1970 Mach 1 with a 351 Cleveland engine.

MCA Report

Nothing new to report.  FRMC Club members are encouraged to attend one of the three National Club Shows within driving distance of Colorado with the Topeka, Kansas show on July 18-20 being the closest.