02/24 – NE Georgia Mustang Club Judging Clinic – Prepping Your Mustang for MCA & Other Judged Shows

At the January meeting our resident MCA National Gold Card Judge, Steve Harrison, offered to conduct a workshop about preparing your car to be judged at a MCA National Show.

The NE Georgia Mustang Club is pleased to announce that a “Going for the Gold” Judging Clinic will take place on February 24th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Steve will discuss general judging guidelines such as the new 2018 scoring process for Occasional Drivers and Daily Drivers; how judges score your car; judging professionalism and the different levels of judges that make up the judging team.  Steve, along with Rick Schmidt and Keith Corkern will describe the tools and techniques that they use on their own prize-winning cars and will, if requested, informally judge your show car to give you an idea of what areas of your car may need attention.

Whether you are thinking about attending your first MCA National Mustang show and are wondering how to achieve a top score at a judged show; this clinic is for you.

The clinic will take place at Steve and Jan Harrison’s home at 4211 Lantern Hill Drive, Dacula, GA 30019 on February 24th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

If you’re interested, we’d like to have an approximate head count so please send an e-mail to Steve at steve66shelby@gmail.com and let him know you are planning on attending and please bring your car show chairs.

03/21 – Ponies in the Smokies Mustang Show – Sevierville, TN

For those of you who may have missed last year’s Ponies in the Smokies Mustang Show, the 2018 show will be held on March 21 thru March 24, 2018.

Registration is now open using the following link: https://poniesinthesmokies.com/registration/

There are several options available for registering your Pony for our event!

If you only wish to participate in the Friday car show & Saturday cruise in, you just need to purchase option number 1, the “outdoor show field ticket”. This is $30 dollars and gets you access to the car show on Friday and the cruise in on Saturday as well as three extra general admission tickets will be provided for guests. Show field spots will be limited to around 600, so don’t hesitate, register now! Once they are gone, they are gone!

If you also wish to participate in the Shine run on Wednesday & Thursday, you will need to purchase a “shine run ticket”. This is $20 dollars and gets you your “shine run” card so you can participate. If you choose not to buy a ticket for the car show or the car show is sold out, you may still purchase a shine run ticket. This ticket will also come with general admission tickets and will gain you free access into Saturday’s cruise in.

If you wish to only participate in the cruise in on Saturday there will be a $10 entry fee due at the gate. This will include entry for car and driver. All extra passengers will be $5 each. Kids 12 and under are free.

Please Note: All show field & shine run tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

PLEASE NOTE! You will need to register for each one if you plan on doing them both! Please print out your tickets and bring them with you the weekend of the event!!

 

04/28 – First Annual Rally at the Ridge Auto Show for Angels Among Us Pet Rescue – Suwanee, GA

Please join us for the First Annual Rally at the Ridge Car / Truck / Motorcycle Show which will be held in the Front Parking Lot of Peachtree Ridge High School.

Peachtree Ridge High School is located at 1555 Old Peachtree Rd NW, Suwanee, Georgia 30024.

All years, makes, and models of Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles and SUVs are welcome.

Registration will open at 9:00 AM and close at 12:00 PM.  The show hours are from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM with the awards presentation at 2:00 PM.

The Awards selected by popular vote and include: Top 20, Kids Choice, Principal Choice, AAU Choice.

Your $20 Registration fee will go to and help support ANGELS AMONG US PET RESCUE.

If you are a student with a valid school ID your Registration fee will be $10.

AAU Pet Adoption will be available on site from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

05/25-05/27 – MCA National Show – Grovetown, GA

It is not too early to begin planning on attending the MCA’s only 2018 National Car Show that will be held in our part of the country.

The Georgia On My Mind National Mustang Show will take place on Friday May 25, 2018 – Sunday May 27, 2018.  The location for the car show will be the Columbia County Exhibition Center at 212 Partnership Drive, Grovetown, GA, 30813

For more information please visit: https://motosho.com/event/59504afb0a0be

06/09 thru 06/15 – 2018 Hot Rod Power Tour – Southeast Edition

Hot Rod Magazine has finally brought the Hot Rod Power Tour to the Southeast!  If you have ever thought about attending all or part of this annual gathering this is the year as the Power Tour route will circle through the Southeast.

The 24th annual HOT ROD Power Tour will continue in 2018 with exciting new features for auto enthusiasts worldwide, as the highly anticipated seven-day, seven-city journey is expected to bring together more than 6,000 vehicles and 100,000-plus spectators. The 2018 event will take place from June 9-15.

2018 Dates and Venues:

Saturday, June 9 – Bowling Green, KY – Beech Bend Raceway Park

Sunday, June 10 – Chattanooga, TN

Monday, June 11 – Birmingham, AL – Hoover Metropolitan Stadium

Tuesday, June 12 – Hampton, GA – Atlanta Motor Speedway

Wednesday, June 13 – Darlington, SC – Darlington Raceway

Thursday, June 14 – Raleigh, NC

Friday, June 15 – Concord, NC – zMAX Dragway

Hotel Information: Hot Rod’s official travel partner, Anthony Travel can assist you in arranging your travel and hotel for this year’s Power Tour. Visit Anthony Travel – Hot Rod Power Tour page to get started on booking your trip. If you have any questions, contact Anthony Travel at hotrod@anthonytravel.com or call 844-406-6850.

What is the Hot Rod Power Tour? Interested to find out more? Click on this link for a short video summary of the Hot Rod Power Tour.

12/02 – Unstabled Mates Toys for Tots Car Show – Doraville, GA

Unstable Mates is a HUGE supporter of the NE Georgia Mustang Club’s shows at Mustangs Unlimited, so we want to get as many of our cars as we can to attend and support their show!

We will be meeting at the parking lot next to the McDonald’s near the intersection of I-85 and Pleasant Hill Rd.  I believe this is Venture Dr.  You head west on Pleasant Hill from I-85 and the McDonald’s is on the left.  Turn at the next light down the side street and take the left past the McDonald’s then right into the shopping center parking lot.  We will be leaving from there at 9:00 AM sharp for the cruise down to the show site.

When:

The show will be held on Saturday December 2nd from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

This year there will be a ‘All Mustang Toys for Tots Cruise-In’ held in conjunction with the City of Doraville as part of their holiday tree lighting celebration weekend.  Come out and show off your ride while meeting other Mustang owners and giving to a great cause at the same time.
Donate one unwrapped toy to display your vehicle.

All Mustangs and Ford vehicles (Cougars, Capris, SVT Lightnings etc.) are welcomed.

Food vendors will be available

Where:

Doraville Library front lots
3748 Central Ave
Doraville, GA 30340

12/10 – NEGMC Toys for Tots Shopping Trip & Monthly Meeting ****UPDATE DUE TO THE SNOW****

Hello Everyone,

Due to the worsening weather forecast, especially for White County, we will be postponing our Annual Holiday Shopping Trip by one day until Sunday, December 10th. .

We will have to make 2 important changes to the itinerary:

We will push everything back about a half-hour so plan to leave Regions Bank around 9:00 AM on Sunday, arriving at Wal Mart around 10:00 AM.

We will move our meeting to Hawg Wild so we won’t tie up the good folks at Jacky Jones Ford who will open up especially for us.

Lou

 

This year we will be holding our Toys for Tots Shopping trip and Monthly Meeting on December 10.

If you would like to caravan to the Walmart in Cleveland, we will meet at the Regions Bank parking lot located next to the Oakwood QuickTrip which is on the NE corner of GA-53 and I-985.

We will leave that location at 9:00 AM.

We should arrive at the Walmart in Cleveland GA at about 10:00 AM.  Once there we will hand out assignments for shopping and amounts to spend.

After shopping we will take the toys to Jackie Jones Ford in Cleveland for distribution to Toy for Tots. For those who are new, Jackie Jones donates bike and helmets every year as well as our toys.

After placing the toys in the showroom, we will have our December meeting in the Jackie Jones break room.

After the meeting the club will caravan to Clarksville, GA to the Hawg Wild BBQ for lunch.  The Hawg Wild BBQ is located at 575 Grant ST, Clarksville, our reservation is for 1:30 PM.

01/20 – NE Georgia Mustang Club After Christmas Party – Sugar Hill, GA

Your NE Georgia Mustang Club After Christmas Party will be held on January 20, 2018 at the Sugar Hill Community Center which is located at 1166 Church St, Sugar Hill

The start time is 12:30 PM, if you can come early we can use help to set up tables and chairs etc. We are also responsible for clean up afterward so please plan to stay and help.

The club will provide meats and drinks. Please bring a side or desert to share. There is a full kitchen with a convection oven if you need to heat up food.

We will have our gift exchange as usual. Please bring a wrapped gift value no more than $20 to join in the fun. Couples can bring a gift each if both want to participate. Gifts can be gag gifts if you want. We have some gifts that keep coming back.

If you are bringing children that want to participate please bring a child appropriate gift for them to exchange. I can tell you from past experience that some of our gifts are not child appropriate.

See you there!

**** 01/13 – The LAST National Parts Depot Silver Springs Mustang & Ford Car Show – Ocala, FL ****

NPD has announced that the upcoming 2018 Silver Springs Mustang and Ford Car Show will be their LAST show.

Although this will not be an “official” NE Georgia Mustang Club outing, several members have indicated they will be attending this LAST Silver Springs Mustang and Ford Car Show.  If you are planning on driving down to Ocala please let either Lou Manglass (lou@manglass.net) or Scott Mossbrooks (mossy8930@gmail.com) know via email you are attending, also please include your cell number.

We will try to get together as a group for the Friday drive over to Cedar Key for lunch and any other events.  An example would be to drive down to the Don Garlits Drag Museum, which is a short drive south of Ocala, on Friday afternoon after returning from Cedar Key.

If you have not made your room reservation yet, the most convenient group of hotels and restaurants are at I-75 Exit 93 on Florida State Road 200.

No single aspect can be attributed to NPD’s decision, it is a mix of dynamics that brought us to this fork in the road. There are fewer activities for families within the park, and an apparent slow-shrinking of interest/activity for car shows in-general. For this show in particular, every year the ratio of cars-preregistered to cars that show-up shrinks. These dynamics, juxtaposed against the time and resources that we have historically invested in administrating and putting-on the show, made this a tough but necessary move.

With this being the “Last Hurrah”, we hope to see a large turnout, and we intend to bake some “special” features into the cake to make it a worthy and fun send-off. If you’ve ever attended a Silver Springs show, the 2018 event should be a must.

Our Silver Springs shows have always been intended as a huge “Thank You” to our loyal customers, and to the hobby in-general. And we assure you, our gratitude and our emotion for this hobby has not swayed an inch. The shows have simply become too large of a burden, with diminishing returns.

We cannot overstate our appreciation for our customers and for all the loyal participants of our Ford and Mustang shows. We would also like to express our appreciation to all who contributed to the genesis of the original Silver Springs event, and who helped volunteer in the early days.

THANK YOU TO ALL!! NPD