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Central AZ Mustang Club
Home of the Mustang-Only Cruises of the Summer
Volume 3 Number 1
There are two asphalted parking lots around the Jeep Posse Clubhouse on which we can park our pride and joys. The area immediately around the Clubhouse is dirt and gravel (it is the Jeep Posse Clubhouse, after all).
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Mustang-Only CRUISE NEWS
This newsletter is the result of requests by (a lot of) local Mustang Owners to figure some way to keep us all connected now that they have found my Mustang-Only Cruises the first weekends in May and Oct. Happy to do it.
from the Editor
A special thanks to all of you who came out to the last Mustang Project Cruise on May 2, next to In-N-Out Burger, to sample some of our Severe Clear weather, and show off all those terrific rides. We had 131 different vehicles throughout the day. An insane number of Mustangs for an event that's only in its third year. Thanks to you all for making it such a huge success.
I've set up a slide show of all the cars that we have pictures of (239 photos) at:
Debbie and I will be at the Jeep Posse Meeting tonight to give them a check representing 100% all of the Mustang Project Cruise donations and Raffle Ticket proceeds, to assist them in their Search & Rescue and Recovery work in Yavapai County.
I figure that our NEXT MEETING will be June13. I'm on the lookout for a GURU who can help present for about half an hour on some aspect of our Mustangs.
I got a request for someone who can talk about front end suspension and how to tune the 20XX 'tractor' GT for easier handling and trouble-free operation. If you have this kind of experience, let me know and we'll set you up to talk for 30 minutes - Digital overhead projector is available for your Powerpoint presentation (or just bring enough handouts - or both!).
I'll probably do another presentation on Auto Electric 101 at this meeting, this time on Charging Systems.
We'll spend some time getting to know each other with our 30-second elevator speeches, and get to know some of your rides on display before and after the meeting.
If you have a suggestion for a speaker for a future meeting, please let me know. If you want to Pony Up yourself to present on some topic that is of interest to the rest of the club, let me know that too:
Coming up in October is the Pony Only Cruise on the First Saturday in October (Oct 3, 2015) next to In-N-Out Burger in the Walmart Parking lot on Highway 69 at Prescott Lakes Parkway. KKLD will be there playing all of our favorite Oldies! The event will run from 10am-3pm. Pre-Parking for registered Mustangs starts at about 8:00am. No cost to be in the show, no cost to attend the show. We are going to be full again, so Register your Mustang NOW free at
We have several Commercial vendors interested, and they understand that, because of the nature of our Permit with the City, they cannot sell. They can talk to you, show off their stuff and take orders, but no cash sales. Galpin Ford will be there with a couple of their Killer Mustangs, including Zane Galpin's 67 Mustang .......... And a bunch more folks. If you know of a business that wants to show off in our Cruise, send them to the registration page at
so I can reserve some space for them.
I'd like to keep all
the selling in the Vendor Area, so if you want one space in the show area for your car and another space in the vendor area to sell your personal items, submit two registration forms, and I'll make room for you. Be sure to remember to bring your own
table and chairs.
We usually staple a few discount meal coupons to each strip of 10 tickets, but they go really fast first thing in the morning, so don't miss out. Winner need not be present for all but the heaviest of the prizes, but your ticket must be readable! Print your phone number CLEARLY on the back of the ticket stubs. And be sure you drop the correct part of your ticket in the tubs.
I'll make a couple 10-band numeric rubber stamps available at the Registration Table so you can set your own phone number and stamp all of your tickets. Buy More Tickets - No Hand Cramps!
With heartfelt thanks for your ongoing support, see you at our Next Meeting on June 13 and at the Pony-Only Cruise on Saturday, Oct 3th.
The next meeting of the Central AZ Mustang Club will be June 13. Watch for the Date Announcement.
Email me --> Don@CentralAZMustangClub.com
Our next Cruise/Car Show is the Pony Only Cruise, to occur on Saturday Oct 3, 2015 from 10am-3pm. Mark your calendars now. If you would like to register your car for the Mustang Project Cruise, please do so now. REGISTRATION OF YOUR MUSTANG IS FREE:
The Pony Only Cruise will be held at the Walmart parking lot next to In-N-Out Burger on Highway 69 at Prescott Lakes Parkway (google it) in Prescott. This is the Last Mustang-Only Cruise of the Summer. Don't miss out.
(Just to clarify): This a Cruise in the sense that you Cruise from home in the morning, Park yourself for the day, and Cruise on home after it is over.
Nobody really knows what to call this type of event. It's like a Car Show, we all park in one place, the general public comes out to oogle your handiwork, but without the judging, without the spit & polish (although that's ok too), without the new paint, maybe some dings here and there - you get the idea.
But it's also like a Cruise, a lot more laid back, informal, but we don't drive around as a group (some projects are just not drivable), and the public is way more involved in your project.
Word is getting out to surrounding areas that our last event had an extremely good turnout, and worth the trip to Prescott to participate.
Same deal as last Oct's Pony Only Cruise - No fee for vehicles or attendance (as in FREE), but I would appreciate it if you would sign up at www.PonyOnlyCruise.com so I know how many Mustangs to expect.
Everyone who turns in their Registration sheet at the Registration Table after they are parked on Saturday morning gets 2 free tickets to the Killer Raffle.
Also, while there is no mandatory charge for getting a stall for your car, we would really appreciate that you donate whatever you can at the Registration Table to benefit our nonprofit sponsor (the Yavapai County Jeep Posse) when you get to the event, with my thanks.
100% of the proceeds from this Cruise go to the Jeep Posse. They need the cash for all the GREAT behind-the-scenes things that they do to help everyone in this community (from Search & Rescue to Evacuation Planning and Implementation).
The Posse's communication gear costs an arm and a leg to run and replenish, and their mobile command and communications truck needs to be kept maintained to provide the high level of service that we have grown to expect.
The Posse will have one of their Search & Rescue vehicles at the event (unless they are out on a search) and will be happy to talk to you about what they do, and how you can join their team.
Don't be shy, show off all the great things you have done to your Mustang!
If you can Push it, Pull it, Trailer it, or Drive it, your Mustang should be at this cruise.
Any Year Mustang, Any Model Mustang, Any Condition Mustang is Welcome at this cruise.
You are welcome to sell any of your PERSONAL stuff at the Cruise (including your Mustang), but caution, NO COMMERCIAL SELLING.
Businesses are welcome to get a free booth to show off their products, hand out their literature and take (pay-later) orders but, please, NO COMMERCIAL SELLING. (The City is getting pretty focused about such infringements.) Only Mustangs will be allowed to park within the show boundaries - be prepared with table and chairs if you are NOT bringing a Mustang.
Debbie and I are continuing to scour the countryside for prizes for the Raffle that we hold during the Cruise, also to benefit the Jeep Posse. We typically get close to fifty prizes for the Raffle!
Killer Raffle - Killer Deal - 10 Raffle Tickets for $5!!!! Pick-Your-Prize style Raffle. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE YAVAPAI COUNTY JEEP POSSE.
If you are a business or individual that has a hankering to donate goods or services to the raffle and get all that great publicity, I will be pleased to arrange pickup of your valuable item(s) if you would please email me at
Understand that this is more a Car Show than a Cruise. We all stay parked during the event, showing off to everyone who comes to drool. While we would like everyone to get their Mustangs there during the 8-10am Pre-Parking, if you get there late, we're still happy to see you. If you just have to leave a little early to get to a wedding, we understand.
The event is open from 10am-3pm (vehicle pre-parking at 8am). Please mark your calendars and plan to be there. Admission is FREE, Registration is FREE.
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I'm thinking of featuring at least one Mustang here for each issue. It might be a Mustang that found its way to one of our Club Meetings, or one I saw at a local show, or one I stopped out on the highway just so I could take pictures.
Sonny & Cher Mustangs (How can you look that angry when you own TWO Mustangs?):
1968 Mustero (Mustang/Ranchero), slick cut & tunneling and superclean tonneau cover:
Ben Smith produced a kit to make retractables from coupes. When Shelby considered using this system to make the GT350CR (convertible retractable), Jon Wilhelm redesigned the system to have more of a Shelby flair, softer corners, etc. This car has the Wilhelm designs. The hardware is mostly billet aluminum, and is heavy duty:
This 1968 Ford Mustang 4X4 Convertible was mated to a 1967 Ford Bronco sometime back in the early 80ís as a Summer project in Alaska:
If you want me to consider your Mustang for the Featured Column, send me a (high resolution) photo of your ride along with a couple of sentences that explain what makes it so cool. If I have an opening, your Pony gets in.
If I can't find anywhere else to put some juicy Mustang tid-bit, it will go here:
From Buck in Mesa <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
From Roy Cirincione <email@example.com>
What's In Our Future
If you have an idea for something that you would like the club to be doing, the best way to get it done is to let me know what you want to do. The best way to do that is to email me with the details.
I'm a cost/timeline kinda guy, so what's going to convince me to be involved in a new project is a timeline of what needs to be done, what it's going to cost, and what the return on the investment (ROI) of time/money might be.
Understand, though, that you have to believe that it is a good enough idea that you will be willing to step up and head the committee to get it done if I don't have the time or experience.
For most folks, that's a deal breaker. Too bad. Lots of really good ideas self-destruct from fear of trying them out. But I also need you to understand that if you PONY UP to lead an activity, you won't be in it alone. In addition to my help, you will also be able to cultivate other volunteers from the rest of the club. If you can't find the cohorts that you need, then maybe the time isn't quite right for your activity - sometimes timing is everything!
So, if you have an idea whose time has come, then be the hero, PONY UP and we'll figure out a way to get it done.
I have been asked several times about who I would recommend to perform an appraisal of one of our Mustangs. The fact is I don't know. The last request was for an independent appraisal on a '65 convertible, but I have been queried for a wide range of models and years. Anybody know who is doing vintage Mustang appraisals in the community? How about outside our immediate area, or down in the Valley? Your input would be appreciated.
I've tried this a bunch of times on my websites and newsletters in the past, and everyone kinda gets shy. But I will persevere:
If you have something Mustang to Sell, feel free to email me a decent photo and one sentence description and I'll try to fit it here. In addition, I need another sentence that gives your contact info: Name (or nickname), Phone, Price, Location (just city is fine - no addresses). Anything missing and the adv won't run.
If you want to list your car for sale, no problem, but I need you to also send me a sentence that says that you have Clear Title (that's a legal term) and in what state the car was last registered. Don't waste a lot of time trying to sell a car where the VIN on the title doesn't match the ID (or VIN) on the body.
71 Ė 73 MUSTANG PARTS FOR SALE:
1. Rear Disc Brakes $120.00
From: Will Grommes<firstname.lastname@example.org>
FOXBODY PARTS FOR SALE:
1 used power dock lock actuator with bracket. $10
FOR SALE: 2000 Mustang Coupe
This beautiful 2000 Mustang Coupe
has spent its entire life in the southwest (CA and AZ). Excellent inside and out - absolutely rust-free. Interior: Good seats, headliner, dash, radio with CD player, carpeting, & door panels are like new. Exterior - newly painted, new tires, new head lights, new sequential brake lights, aluminum alloy muscle car wheels, new suspension, new brakes, bearings, rotors, good glass all around, no dings, like new. Everything is working perfectly.
More pictures can be found at:
From Don Stewart <Don@AZ-Mustang.com>
FOR SALE: 2003 Mustang Coupe
This is a gorgeous 2003 Mustang Coupe that has spent its entire life in the west (CA and AZ).
Great condition, inside and out - absolutely rust-free. Interior: Good seats, headliner, dash, radio with CD player, carpeting, & door panels are like new. Exterior - newly painted, new tires, new head lights, new sequential brake lights, aluminum alloy muscle car wheels, new brakes, bearings, rotors, good glass all around, no dings, like new. Everything is working perfectly.
The paint color is Clear Coated over Electric Blue Metallic basecoat. Just stunning! Side and top stripes are painted Black, with Blue accents on side stripes. Not yet in the photos are a new flat black spoiler for the trunk lid, and new driver's seat.
This is a terrific car. 166K miles - this 3.8L (232 cu in) V-6, Automatic is smooth and quiet . Runs Strong, Smooth and Straight. You will love this car.†
I have the clear Title to this car in my name, so Title\Transferring & Registration will be smooth. Asking $7,000 OBO
More pictures can be found at:
From Don Stewart <Don@AZ-Mustang.com>
'66 MUSTANG PARTS FOR SALE:
289 Motor (disassembled) + 3 boxes of engine parts $200 (Make Offer)
From Lyle Gilson (928) 636-4155 (Chino Valley)
If you have something that you need to get rid of, and want to replace it with something else, here's the place to put your For Trade Adv. No Charge. Just email me what you want to say. If I have room, it will get in the next issue.
WTB - Wanted to Buy
This is the home shopping network approach to looking for Mustang things to buy. But sometimes it is the only way to connect, so here goes:
If you are looking for something specific from a Mustang (and you have checked the For Sale list above) then give me a one sentence description of what you are looking for and how much you are willing to pay. Include the Make, Model, Year, Body, Color, Size, and Condition and I'll try to squeeze it into the newsletter. Be sure to supply an email or phone number so folks can get back to you.
And don't hold your breath for a response, WTB advs are not usually very well read, but probably an ok way to go if you are in a real bind for a part.