May 2014 Presidents Report

dlivianAnother huge month in the Mustang Club with golden anniversary celebrations local and abroad, the Nationals in arguably Ford’s Australia’s spiritual homeland, Geelong, and a great night at the April general meeting at the Merrylands RSL.

The April meeting was certainly special with Ford Australia historian, Michele Cook joining us to present to the 80 plus members a slideshow and videos on the history of Ford and the Mustang with some very rare footage and photos. Her stories were captivating and we greatly appreciated Michele coming up from Melbourne to be with us.

The meeting was very well attended considering so many regular attendees were either in the US or on the way to Geelong.

We handed over a cheque to Robert Stammel, President of the Menai Bush Fire Service and we may be helping them with a car show in the future to help raise funds to continue not only fighting fires but all the other community services they provide.

Unfortunately Leo Geoghegan couldn’t join us due to health issues but he will in the future.

Thank you Jess Neave (from Cakealicious Cakes), daughter to Mel Taylor who made a great cake to celebrate the Mustangs 50th and to Bryn Miller and the staff of the RSL for providing an excellent buffet dinner.

The Saturday following the GM was the “Nudie Run”, named such because until the last minute we didn’t really know what was going on. (We weren’t really going nude, thank goodness!!!). I have written a separate story on the day but encourage other members who attended to write their own recount as everyone had a different experience. Thank you again to Peter Cooke for his organisation for the MOCA NSW participation for the day.

Congratulations to all who competed at the Nationals in Geelong with winners from NSW being Sam Kafrouny winning Gold in Original and being elevated to Thoroughbred, David Lodge taking out Silver in the same class and Joe and Bronwyn Capizzi winning Gold in Modified.

The Muscle Car Show at the Entrance will have come and gone by the time you get this magazine so we will look forward to the Anniversary celebrations at The Vineyard Hotel; 50 years of the Mustang and 20 years of this show at this venue.

To make it special we are extending the trophy categories, having more entertainment, up to $20 for 2 to enjoy lunch at Billy’s Bistro (first 100 Mustangs) and of course a cake!!!

Breakfast and toilets will be available from 9am and if you want to stay the night before mention the Mustang Club when you book at the Gateway Hotel next door.

There’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy your Mustang so take advantage of it.

Enjoy those Mustangs,

David Livian