The NE Georgia Mustang Club’s 47th Annual Fall Mustang Car Show Update

WE ARE MOVING THE SHOW!!!

It has been different this year with COVID-19, shelter in place and all the other disruptions. Car Shows are still cancelling, which has caused everyone to reassess their plans. Like me, many of you have been out driving your cars and some clubs, like the NE Georgia Mustang Club, have put together cruises just so we could see each other and drive our cars.

Many of you are wanting to know if the Maggie Valley Car Show is still on and the answer is NO and YES! The NE Georgia Mustang Club’s Fall Car Show will not take place at the usual location at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. That is the NO part of the answer.

The YES part of the answer is we are moving the show to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds at 1311 Music Hall Rd, in Hiawassee, GA 30546.

The Additional good news is that we are adding Friday, October 2, as a second day full of activities. The car show will be held on Saturday, October 3 as usual. We are excited!!!!

NE Georgia Mustang Club has been in contact with John Clor, Enthusiast Communications Manager / FORD PERFORMANCE ; Steve Prewitt, President of the Mustang Club of America  and our vendors. After several discussions and calls, we have decided to move our event to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee, GA. Everyone is excited. Ford Performance has committed to coming and John Clor is planning to speak just before the awards. John even mentioned that Dick Nesbitt the designer of the Mustang II is interested in the show.

This year the Mustang II Club will be holding their Mustang II Reunion V at the show and they are pumped to be coming to Hiawassee, GA. FYI, The first people to register on Motosho this year were Mustang II owners. Steve Prewitt, president of the Mustang Club of America  is bringing his Mustang II. Many vendors have called and said they are coming and some have offered some cool goody bag stuff. We are well on the way to a very successful show.

This is how the show will play out. We have a drop dead date of August 14th as this is the latest that we can wait before we have to commit to having shirts and awards made. Georgia as you know is calling the shots for social gatherings and that will be the determining factor for our decision. Right now, Georgia is open to car shows as long as everyone social distances and wears a mask.

This year the show will be popular vote show. At the show, clubs and friends can park together or in close proximity to each other. That way you will most likely be next to someone you know.

We are asking everyone to register on Motosho so that we can have dash cards prepared when you arrive which will help avoid large gatherings of people around the registration desk. We want to have a fun show and at the same time keep everyone safe. We are forging ahead as usual continuing our planning for the show. The host hotel is the Lake Chatuge Lodge .

Details:

 ·     Hiawassee is a cool vacation destination. Here is a link for things to do and see around Hiawassee.

·     If this is your first time coming to Georgia, check out the scenic Richard Russell Parkway and Brasstown Bald which is the highest point in Georgia and Helen, GA known for its vineyards and Bavarian-style buildings.  If you have time it is only 58 miles to the Tail of the Dragon and 68 miles to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

·     We are having a meet and greet from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, on Friday afternoon with John Clor and others.

·     Preregistration is on Motosho and there will be registration at the show from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Friday and from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday.

·     We have a location to park trailers

·     Jacky Jones’ private car collection tours will be available

·     Memory Lane Museum

·     Cruise on Friday

·     There is camping on the site and a Georgia Clogging Competition at the music hall Saturday night.

·     Motels are booking up fast so go ahead and register.

Lake Chatuge Lodge – Hiawassee, GA – 800-613-4349, host hotel

Holiday Inn Express – Hiawassee, GA – 706-896-8884

Chatuge Mountain Inn – Hayesville, NC – 828-389-3000

Georgia Mountain Fairground Campgrounds – Hiawassee, GA – 706-896-4149

Other information will follow as details become finalized.

If you have already registered your registration will go towards this event in its new location. Please pass this on to your friends, as we may not have their contact information. If you have any questions, call me, Steve Harrison, at 404-427-2264.

We will send monthly email updates from this point forward. If you know of anyone that would like to be on the email contact list, send me their name and email address to Steve Harrison at steve66shelby@gmail.com

April Car Shows

With a number of the Car Shows either cancelling or being postponed it would be a good idea to check with the Car Show organizers before driving to the Car Show location.

Here are a few selected Car Shows that may peak your interest, just click on the Car Show name to be taken to a different page with additional information.

If the listing is highlighted in Bold print, the NE Georgia Mustang Club will be attending that Car Show or Cruise-In as a Club event.

04/04 – American Street Rodders Cruise In – Hoschton, GA – 5:00PM-9:00PM

04/04 – Miles Through Time Automotive Museum Grand Re-Opening – Clarkesville, GA – 11:00-4:00PM
04/05 – Cool Cars and ‘Cue – Lawrenceville, GA – 12:00PM-4:00PM
04/05 – Caffeine & Octane Cruise-In -Dunwoody, GA – 7:00AM-11:00AM

04/11 – Duluth Rotary Car Show – Duluth, GA – 10:00AM-2:00PM

04/18 – Jackie Jones Car Collection Visit – Hinesville, NC – 8:00AM-5:00PM
04/18 – Cars for Critters Car Show & Swap Meet – Gainesville, GA – 10:00AM-3:00PM

04/25 – NE Georgia Mustang Club Cruise to the 2020 Atlanta Motorama – Hampton, GA – 9:00AM-4:00PM

NE Georgia Mustang Club’s 2018 Toys for Tots Buying Trip

Thanks for everyone who came out in the miserable weather on Saturday (12.08.18) to make our annual Christmas shopping trip a great success!

A special Thank You goes out to Fritz and the folks at Jacky Jones Ford for providing us with a great new Transit van, a fine photo op, and acting as our drop-off point for Toys for Tots and White Christmas goodies.

Another special Thank You to the Ford Owner’s Association for adding additional Christmas toys to bring our donations “over the top.”

Following our shopping trip, Jacky Jones Ford hosted our December meeting and elections. There were no further nominations so your 2019-2020 officers were elected as nominated:
President – Steve Harrison
Vice President – Keith Corkern
Treasurer – Emily Priebe
Secretary – Dan Capps

Our new officers will be installed at our January 19th after-Christmas party. Over the next month our Secretary and President will work with their successors to assure a smooth transition.

Until then: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Holidays!

Lou

P.S. Our Spring Show will be held at the Year One campus on 3/16/2019.