NEGMC provided support to three charities in 2021; Toys for Tots, Hot Rodders Children’s Charity, and Eagle Ranch. After a fun shopping trip at Wal-Mart, club members presented toys to Fritz Hammersen at Jacky Jones Ford in Cleveland, Ga.
For the third straight year the club was also able to support the Hot Rodders Children’s Charity. HRCC is a 501c3 and their primary mission is improving the lives of children. By harnessing the enthusiasm and innate sense of responsibility found in the automotive enthusiast community, the HRCC successfully raises funds and awareness of the various children’s causes at events throughout the year.
This is the first year that we were able to work with Eagle Ranch. Eagle Ranch is also a 501c3 that is located in Flowery Branch, Ga. and provides support to children and their families.
We will have our next meeting at Jackie Jones Ford in Cleveland, GA after the Toys for Tots shopping event which is scheduled for December 4th.
We will be cruising from Quick Trip at 3446 Mundy Mill Rd, Gainesville, GA 30507 (close to the intersection of 985 and Hwy 53) leaving promptly at 8:30 am to arriving at the Walmart in Cleveland, GA (260 Donald E Thurmond Pkwy, Cleveland, GA 30528) shortly before 10:00 am.
After we shop and display the toys at Jacky Jones Ford, we will have our December club meeting at the dealership.
If you want to meet us at Walmart, we plan on arriving before 10:00 am.
Wear your blue club T-shirts and bring chairs for the meeting
NEGMC 48th Annual Fall Regional Shelby, Mustang & Ford Meet.
This show was a fantastic event, Great participation, Great vehicles, Great people, Great vendors, Great music, and Great Weather! This year Saleen was the featured make with a huge turnout of 38 Saleens from all over the U.S.A.
Many thanks to the Volunteers, Participants and Sponsors without whom the Car Show could not have been successful. Special thanks to Ronn for the photos.
In the words of our club members – this was an incredible event! Everyone had a great time and are looking forward to the next NEGMC event. It was great to hang with club members again after so long. We refreshed old friendships and made new ones during the day.
Our NEGMC had 11 cars cruising to the Mustang Museum of America and to Barber Motorsports Park. People came from many different places and met us along the way. They traveled from Newnan, Hartwell, Cumming, Braselton, Suwanee, Cedartown, Cornelia, Gainesville and Loganville. We met people along the way at entrances to the interstate, at welcome centers and met some at the Mustang Museum of America. One members brother came, who didn’t have a Mustang but wore a Mustang hat so he would fit in. It was so cool to spend such quality time together with the NEGMC club members. After we spent time at the Mustang Museum of America we decided to make another stop at Buc-ee’s to refuel and eat lunch. The Buc-ee’s gas station was something to see with over 100 gas pumps and a huge convenience store. Then off to Barber. We toured the motorcycle museum, parked together in the fan zone, watched the Historic’s race and showed our driving skills while doing 3 parade laps around the track. It was a full day ending with dinner as a group. Great fun!!
To view Ronn Lippman’s pictures from the trip, click on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10158642115897182&type=3
Our first meeting for 2021 was a huge success. We had close to 40 people in attendance and 15 cars on the cruise. We discussed many things happening with the club and how well the membership is going. As of today we have 104 members, way ahead of last years membership on this date. We also went over the calendar that was sent out prior to the meeting and the events we plan on attending this year. We have 16 members that answered my email stating they were attending the MCA event at Road Atlanta in April.
Three new members attended the meeting, Nathan Jenkins, Chris Ring and Tim Ochipa. Welcome to the club!
The new board members were introduced, Shirley Rider Treasurer and Gary Dyck Secretary.
The annual awards were handed out to members that achieved over 100 points that are necessary to receive pins. There were 14 recipients this year.
The three Prestige Award winners were:
Take a look at the awards program on the NEGMC website to see how you can receive your pin or win the Prestige Award this year. The awards program will be reset starting with this meeting going forward.
The cruise was awesome, as always, thanks to Gary Dyck for planning our route. We managed to stay together throughout the cruise, which made the cruise even more fun. Ronn and Will were able to take some incredible pictures. Their Mustang was running very strong as Ronn passed everyone while Will was taking pictures of all the cars on Hwy 365. As we drove through Helen people were taking pictures of our cars. It’s always fun to see a string of Mustangs coming down the road. What a a great day to cruise as we were not the only club out for the day. We saw a Corvette club and passed a 4Runner club out cruising, as well.
Don’t forget to sign up for the March show at YEARONE on Motosho. Also if you haven’t renewed your membership, go to the NEGMC website to register.
Please click on the highlighted areas above to view and sign up for the different items I discussed.
The car of the month is a white 1966 GT Fastback belonging to one of the new members, Nathan Jenkins. Congratulations!
Our final activity for 2020 was the Toys for Tots shopping trip and December club meeting. Many NEGMC members participated and attended the meeting at Jacky Jones Ford. As you may know NEGMC has supported Jacky Jones Toys for Tots and the White County White Christmas initiative for over 10 years. Its incredible how the members of the club are always ready to give back to the community.
Ronn and Will Lippman’s 1965 Red Mustang was voted car of the month.
Thank you NEGMC for such an outstanding year!!
It was a great weekend for a Car Show. Thanks to YearONE for allowing the NEGMC to utilize their facility. Also many thanks to the Georgia State Patrol for bringing their restored GSP Fox Body Mustang to the Car Show.