Presidents Report May 2009

Well I hope you all wished your Mustang "Happy Birthday" last month as without the 64 ½ model released on April 17 we would not have all the subsequent models we enjoy so much today.


It's sad to hear that Pontiac will become defunct with the auto world losing an iconic name, and one that inspired the GTO, recognized as the worlds first Muscle Car.

Well I hope you all wished your Mustang "Happy Birthday" last month as without the 64 ½ model released on April 17 we would not have all the subsequent models we enjoy so much today

It's sad to hear that Pontiac will become defunct with the auto world losing an iconic name, and one that inspired the GTO, recognized as the worlds first Muscle Car.

We are fortunate to be passionate about a car that has weathered all the ups and downs of the economy, many fuel crisis and changing automotive trends to be continuously produced for 45 years.

We will celebrate this achievement at the Vineyard Hotel on May 24 in fine style.

The 45th Anniversary Pony Round up will be a family fun day and all stops have been pulled to make it a real celebration.

With support from Jeremy, the Manager of the Vineyard Hotel we will have a Jumping Castle, twin Bunjii Jumping stations as seen and enjoyed at the All Ford Day as well as 2, yes 2 Racing car simulators (one for me and one for everyone else!!!)

The venue has also expanded their permanent play gym and will provide a DJ to play music all day.

All this will be FREE for Mustang drivers, with non-members who drive their Mustangs to the venue able to join up on the spot to enjoy these benefits.

Everyone who drives a Mustang to the event will receive a $10 voucher to go towards lunch at Billy's Bistro inside the hotel.
We will not have the club BBQ this year so no-one has to lug it there, cook and serve.

And of course the traditional great trophies and commemorative plaque.

This is the club's way to give back to the members and we have catered for everyone so make an effort and come along to this great celebration.

Nominations are now open to join the committee of this great club so if you are interested, fill out the form in this magazine and get involved.

Judging from the new members below, we will have a huge turn out at Vineyard AND many potential new committee members:

Welcome to:

Christopher & Patricia McKay 1966 Coupe
Tony & Bridgette Nicolas 1970 Sportsroof
Brett & Cathy Chapman 2004 Convertible
Claude & Jenny Baldovin 1966 Coupe
Phil & Jenny Waite 2008 Convertible
Michael & Melanie Taylor 1968 Convertible
Anthony Rudic 1965 Coupe
Brian & Lizzy Delfanso 1967 Fastback
Joe & Carmen Delfanso 1965 Fastback
Aldo & Lily Ciaschetti 1966 Coupe
Fiona & Rod Kelly 2002 Convertible
Stephen & Diana Galea 1966 Fastback
Ray & Gail Wilson 1966 Coupe
Chris & Jeanette Percival TBA
Andrew & Linda Pandazopoulos 1964 1/2 Convertible & 1967 Fastback
Steve & Kylie Riley 1966 Coupe
Con & Jenny Goussis 1966 Coupe
Jim & Lynette Minato 1965 Fastback
Trent & Rose Bailey 1969 Sportsroof
David & Kristen Turner 1965 Coupe

Enjoy those Mustangs, whether they be 45 years old or 1 year old.

David