Mustang Club of America’s 45th Anniversary National Car Show (04.03.21)

This past weekend’s Mustang Club of America’s 45th Anniversary Car Show saw over 200 Mustangs attending the event which was held at the Road Atlanta track in Braselton, GA.  The NE Georgia Mustang Club was well represented with members both showing their Mustangs and dropping by as spectators.  Those members included three board members; a past president; a past treasurer and past grille medallion winners.

Each of the NEGMC members that entered their Mustangs in the judged portion of the car show received an award in their respective classes.

Those members are:

  • Steve & Jan Harrison
  • James Price
  • Rick & Georgianna Schmidt
  • Kim & Terry Gamble
  • Rick & Cher Hayslip
  • Neil Hoppe
  • Robby & Darlene Tavenier
  • Suzanne & Frankie Newsom
  • Kenny Shoufler

Congratulations to Rick & Cher Hayslip who received a Grille Medallion for their Black Saleen coupe.

Attending the car show in the non-judged Display Only category were:

  • Henry & Tina Gosnell
  • Ronn & Will Lippman

NEGMC members attending as spectators were:

  • Scott Mossbrooks
  • Larry Manning
  • David Weigand
  • Paul Wilbanks
  • Jerri Lynn Forrester

Additionally two of the NEGMC’s Sponsors attended as spectators:

  • Pat Staton – YearONE
  • Bill & Kathy Harris – Harris Mustang

18th Annual NEGMC Spring Regional Open Car Show Results (03.20.21)

Yearone 2021 was an awesome show with 174 cars in attendance. Even though the weather was a little cool and windy, everyone seemed to enjoy showing their cars.
The money raised at this show will go toward NEGMC’s annual goal for the charities we support, Toys for Tots, White County White Christmas and Hot Rodders Children’s Charities.
Many thanks to YearONE for hosting this event. Thank you for attending and make sure to check our website and social media pages for other club events scheduled for 2021.

Most popluar early Mustang: 1970 Boss 429
Most popluar late Mustang: 2004 Mach 1
Most popluar Ford: 1956 Ford Victoria
Most popluar Cougar: 1968 Convertible
Most popluar Classic: 1966 Chevy Nova

NEGMC February Meeting & Cruise (02.20.21)

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.

  • Kim Gamble
  • Will Lippman
  • Ronn Lippman
  • Henry Gosnell
  • Keith Corkern
  • Richard Rider
  • Emily Priebe
  • Suzanne Newsom
  • Georgianna Schmidt
  • Rick Schmidt
  • Steve Harrison
  • James Price
  • Gary Dyck
  • Dan Capps

The three Prestige Award winners were:

  • Henry Gosnell – 641/2 – 1978 Mustang
  • Rick Schmidt – 1979 – 2004 Mustang
  • Suzanne Newsom 2005 – 2020 Mustang

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!

2020 NEGMC Toys for Tots Buying Trip (12.05.20)

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!!

47th Annual Fall Regional

The 47th Annual Fall Regional Shelby/Mustang and Ford Meet was a huge success. Above are photos of the show favorites for each class. Feedback from the show has been overwhelmingly positive. Participants enjoyed the venue, the extra activities on Friday and how well our club orchestrated the event. Spectator responses were also very positive.

We had 280 cars and 32 Mustang II’s at the meet. People liked the blue grass music, home made ice cream, boiled peanuts and of course the Nut Man’s roasted peanuts. The booths were a huge success as was the cruise (over 40 cars participated in the cruise), the visits to Jacky Jones collection and the Meet and Greet at Memory Lane Car Museum. It was an action packed two days. The campers loved the venue, many have made reservations for next year and the Lake Chatuge Lodge was a great host hotel as well.

The Mustang II reunion drew 32 cars from as far away as Michigan ,Illinois and Florida. The cars looked impressive as the participants and spectators entered the fairgrounds. We called the area Mustang II Alley. Doug DeLorme who worked for Ford for 30 years, displayed the only Western addition 1976 Mustang II along with his 1976 Western addition Ford F-150. Across from him, inside the fairgrounds was John Clor with the Ford Performance tent. It was an honor to have John there with the Mustang II Reunion and in addition, to have the President of the MCA Steve Prewitt, there with his Mustang II.


Friday’s events were awesome and the Meet and Greet was a great addition with more than 100 people attending. In addition, John gave everyone in attendance a Ford Performance face mask. John and Steve both spoke to the crowd. It was very impressive seeing some of the Mustang II’s parked in front of Memory Lane Car Museum as everyone entered the door. Jerry Smith was a great host and spent time talking about his cars as well.
Jacky Jones spent the entire day on Friday talking to people that came to see his car collection. There were two couples that were hearing impaired at the event and we were fortunate to have an interpreter at both Jacky Jones and Memory lane to assist. One of the hearing impaired asked who owned all those cars at Jacky’s and one of our volunteers pointed to Jacky. They began talking to Jacky via the interpreter and Jacky spent plenty of time answering all their questions. Jacky was a great host! After the show on Saturday Jacky invited all the volunteers to his house Sunday morning to see even more of his private collection and again spent a great deal of time telling us about all his cars.


This year’s show was a great event with a lot of moving parts, which kept everyone busy. At the end of the day the board voted along with all the volunteers at the show to keep this show in Hiawassee at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. The vote was unanimous.
See the great photos on the gallery page .

Up coming events;
17th Annual Spring Regional Pony Round-Up at YEARONE November 14th. Club meeting to follow.

Toys for Tots shopping trip December 12th at the Cleveland Walmart. Club Meeting to follow.

After Christmas Party – January 16th at Simpson’s Farm in Gainesville, GA
More information to follow.

Amercian Muscle’s 2015 GT Build

PAOLI, Pa. (December 9, 2020)-Aftermarket Mustang parts authority, AmericanMuscle (AM) releases a new episode in their“Customer Builds” YouTube series. The video features a Zoom call with Darron Finley Jr., owner of a ruby red, 2015 Mustang GTS550. The video gives viewers the inside scoop on Darron’s appearance and performance mods with bonus sound bites,professional photography, and more. Viewers can cruise on over to AM’s customer build pages to see more of Darron’s modsalong with additional images, and product specs.Darron has been throwing mods on his ride since its purchase in 2018. As the virtual walkaround begins, AM host, Justin Duganzeros in on Darron’sair suspensionkit. Darron controls the system with his cell phone and says,“the peace of mind of being ableto raise and lower the car whenever I want to is great. I love it.”They discuss other key upgrades includingMustang wheels andtires, his 4-inch cowl hood, grille, and chin spoiler. TheLED headlightswith different show modes were retrofitted by a friend.Mustang enthusiasts will also draw inspiration from the exhaust (sound clip included), cold air intake, carbon fiber spoiler, andinterior upgrades. The interview finishes with Darron dishing on his future mods and the name he’s chosen for his ride.As an AM customer since high school, Darron is a willing spokesperson for the brand. By showcasing authentic customer buildslike this bagged 2015 GT, AM hopes to inspire the muscle car community with ideas for their own ride. Additional images andinformation, including a full breakdown of Darron’s mods, can be found on AM’s website. Viewersare encouraged to subscribeto AM’s YouTube channel to be notified when a new video is released.

View it here: https://www.americanmuscle.com/ford-mustang-builds-profiles.html?imageid=361734&from=0

Turn5’s Scholarship Winners for Spring 2021

AmericanMuscle, AmericanTrucks & ExtremeTerrain, are proud to announce their bi-annual college scholarship program winners with 3 additional student scholarships awarded for Spring 2021. Recipients in this round earned an additional $7,500 in funding for a total of $117,000 in scholarships awarded from Turn5 (home of AmericanMuscle, AmericanTrucks & ExtremeTerrain) since the programs’ inception. 

Based on original essay submissions, the Philadelphia-based e-commerce retailer has selected MyKenna Zettle, Andrew Pankratz, and Daniel Hartman to receive $2500 towards their tuition fees for the upcoming semester.

ExtremeTerrain’s scholarship is awarded to students pursuing biology or a related environmental studies degree. In response to the essay question, MyKenna from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford talked about her interest in translational ecology and her own experiences growing up in rural Pennsylvania. She believes that “science should be made accessible for any audience, no matter their socioeconomic or educational background.” MyKenna’s $2500 award will be applied towards her double-major in environmental studies and biology.

Daniel Hartman from the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) is the recipient of AmericanMuscle’s $2500 auto-focused scholarship program. Daniel’s interest in cars was piqued at an early age watching his father do engine work and help his friends mod their vehicles. Eventually, this inspired him to take performance classes as UTI. Fueled by his passion and curiosity, Daniel aspires to apply his education to do outstanding work while working toward his goal of making an all-electric American muscle car.

Finally, Andrew Pankratz is AmericanTrucks’ scholarship winner and will receive $2500 towards his spring 2021 tuition. Andrew’s essay focused on how he plans to use his education to contribute to a thriving community of trade workers who are dedicated to a hands-on approach to learning. Andrew is a fourth-generation woodworker who is turning his passion into a career by majoring in Architectural Carpentry at the American College of the Building Arts.

Turn5 unveiled its first scholarship program in 2013 and since then has given $117,000 to students across the United States. The AmericanMuscle, AmericanTrucks & ExtremeTerrain scholarship programs are awarded bi-annually with application deadlines in June and October. Interested high-school seniors, or full-time university/college/tech students pursuing relevant degrees, are invited to send in their essays for the fall 2021 semester.

AmericanMuscle Launches $5,000.00 Holiday Giveaway

Winners will be Announced Weekly

Enter Daily Until 11/19/2020

Aftermarket parts retailer AmericanMuscle (AM) announces its 5K holiday giveaway. Muscle car enthusiasts will have 5 chances to win a $1000 in-store credit with winners announced every Monday beginning October 26th.Entries are accepted daily until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 19, 2020. Entries are limited to one (1) per person, per day during the promotional period.

Founded in 2003, AM has established itself in the online aftermarket space serving the needs of Mustang owners from its 115,000+ sq. ft. warehouse located 45 minutes outside Philadelphia, PA. Popular categories include wheels and tires, tuners, lights, suspension mods and more.

AM’s newest giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States, District of Columbia, and Canada who are age 18 or older at the time of entry, excluding residents of Florida, New York, Rhode Island, and Quebec. Official sweepstakes rules are available on each entry page. Winners of the $1000 in-store credit will be announced on October 26, 2020, November 2, 2020, November11, 2020, November 16, 2020, and November 23, 2020.

Mustang owners are encouraged to enter daily via their respective entry page below.

https://www.americanmuscle.com/mustang-sweepstakes-holiday-2020.html

MMD Carbon Fiber Trim Panel Kit for 2015+ Mustangs

https://www.americanmuscle.com/carbon-fiberterior-trim-1518-w-performance-pack.html

AmericanMuscle’s (AM) newest video is a walk-through guide for 2015-2020 Ford Mustang owners looking to level up the trim on their doors and dash. The video features an 8-piecegenuine carbon-fiber trim kit from MMD designed to fit GT, EcoBoost, and V6 Mustang models equipped with the standard 3 vent center dash. The kit comes pre-installed with 3M tape for a peel-and-stick application. Mustang owners can give their vehicle a luxurious, high-end appearance with a relatively easy installation that can be accomplished in just under an hour. AM host Justin Dugan, assures the viewer that MMD’s $900 price range, while not inexpensive, is “one of the highest-quality interior kits that I have personally seen over the years here at AM.” The 100% genuine carbon fiber weave results in a dramatic impact to the interior and is “finished off in a beautiful clear coat, polished to a beautiful shine, and then measured out and cut perfectly. ”Customers on the lookout for more affordable options can visit AT’s website for a selection of alternatives from vinyl to carbon fiber hydro dip plastic pieces. Justin reminds the viewer that beginning with a clean surface is key, and that taking the time to get everything lined up will ensure success. Justin hands off the remainder of the video to his colleague who outlines the 3 items needed for the installation before walking the viewer through the preparation and careful installation of each piece. AM’s newest review and installation video gives Mustang owners the confidence to spruce up their interior trim with a high-end carbon fiber trim kit from MMD. Their website offers a wide range of Mustang aftermarket parts, along with expert advice designed to increase the luxury and appeal of their ride at any price point.