MCCPA Events from 2014
2014 was a banner year for MCCPA. We added new members, attended a lot of events and had lots of fun!
The Final MCCPA meeting for 2014
On November 22 MCCPA held the final meeting of 2014. Before the meeting, the members met at Performance Motors of Hanover.
Tony Conover and Dale Spahr graciously gave a tour of their facility. The club was treated to some rare and interesting Mustangs, housed
in a Mustangs lover’s décor.
The club cruised up to the Appalachian Brewing Company in Gettysburg for an appetizer reception and banquet. President Charlie Boyd presented Project SHARE with a $700 donation from MCCPA. MCCPA members who attended 6 or more meetings received CJ Pony Parts gift certificates. The club voted in the MCCPA officers for 2015. The Officers for 2015 are: Charlie Boyd President, Max Remington Vice President, Paul Bellis Vice President, Erin Boyd Treasurer/Membership and Bill Schiel Secretary.
2014 was a great year for MCCPA, we hope to make 2015 even better!
Dyno runs at Southern Stables Automotive
On Saturday November 1, 2014 MCCPA members Charlie and Erin Boyd, Bob and Deb Kuhn and Duane and Diane met at Southern Stables Automotive in Shrewsbury, PA to meet Brad Bennett to take their Mustangs on to the dynamometer. Southern Stables has a built in Dynojet chassis dynamometer. Brad, Don and Greg prepped each Mustang for three Dyno runs. The setup runs and tear down took about an hour and half per car.
The 2014 Covered Bridge Cruise
The 2014 Covered Bridge Cruise was held on October 26th and was incredible! MCCPA member Mike Cole once again outdid himself with a new route design going over 13 covered bridges. The year we had a record amount of cars, and of course mostly Mustangs! The weather was beautiful fall day with the colorful leaves falling. The cruise started Oregon Dairy cruising for about 55 minutes to Plain and Fancy. From Plain and Fancy the cruise headed to Mussers taking about a hour and twenty minutes. From Mussers the cruise made the final leg to Hershey Farm. By tradition most all the participants enjoyed a Lancaster style buffet at Hershey Farm.
Thumbtober…I mean Foxtober Fest
On Saturday October 18, MCCPA members Charlie and Erin, and Dale and Carlene traveled to Locust, North Carolina to attend the Foxtober Fest. Foxtober Fest was a celebration of Fox body Mustangs. There was 252 fox bodies in attendance. The Group also toured Daniel Carpenters low mileage fox body collection!!!
Bethany Village 50th Anniversary Cruise In
On Saturday September 27th, MCCPA helped Bethany Village celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Bethany Village with a Mustang cruise in. This also being the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang, a Mustang Cruise In was great way to celebrate the Bethany Village Anniversary. We had a great turn out of MCCPA members and nonmembers and thank MCCPA member Jeff Turicik for organizing this event and for all that helped make it a fun day.
10th Annual Advanced Auto Car Show
A MCCPA group shot at the Advanced Auto Car Show in Shrewsbury PA. The all 10th Annual Advanced Auto Car Show proceeds goes to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
2014 MCCPA MUSTANG ROUNDUP
2014 MCCPA MUSTANG ROUNDUP was a success! On August 30, the Saturday of Labor Day, the Mustang Club of Central Pennsylvania held the 2014 Mustang Round Up. The weather cooperated and a large variety of Mustangs participated. The Mustang Round Up had 130 Mustangs in the show field, was a huge success and lots of fun. Congratulations to all the class winners.
American Muscle 2014 Mustang Show
On August 16th, American Muscle held their annual show at the Maple Grove Raceway. MCCPA had another strong showing with over 30 Mustangs participating. The group cruised from Harrisburg to Lancaster to Mohnton. The American Muscle show was huge with 2200 Mustangs pre-registered. The big news was MCCPA own Paul Bellis won 1st place in his class, 1999-2004. Paul is at the far left of the picture.
CJ's Customer Appreciation Day
CJ's Customer Appreciation day August 9,2014, MCCPA had a super turn out. The club met at the diner
for a breakfast at 7:00 and Cruised across the street to CJ’s at 8:00. With over 20 members participating, MCCPA
mustangs wrapped the Service building. We picked up some new members and caught up with some old friends. The big
news is that MCCPA members walked away with five of the sixteen available trophies. Most notable is Barry Klunk
whose 2004 GT Roush, Best in Show. Barry’s Roush has won many trophies but this is his first Best of show.
MCCPA Club winners: Carlene Warner, 1991 LX, First Place, 1979 – 1993, Barry and Cathy Klunk, 2004 GT Roush, Best in Show, Dennis Snyder, 2005 GT Conv, First Place, 2005 – 2014, Charlie and Erin Boyd, 1992 GT Conv, Third Place, 1979 – 1993 and Bob Benedict, 1969 Mach I, 1964 1/2 - 1978
MCCPA Club Picnic
On the weekend of July 4, several members of MCCPA gathered for a club picnic. The picnic was held at the property of members Dennis and Diane. Nothing like burgers, hotdogs and Mustangs! MCCPA is an active club, the previous Friday, MCCPA club members attended a double feature at Haar’s Drive in. Check the calendar to see upcoming events.
MCCPA was in force at the Anniversary Ford Nationals!
What a weekend!
With Beautiful weather the Ford Nationals had record attendance and cars in the show field. MCCPA members Mustangs could be found in the 50 years of Mustang exhibit as well in the Special Mustang exhibit. The MCCPA tent was busy all weekend. Over 45 members signed in! We had a cookout Saturday at lunch time. The 2015 Mustang came by our tent with a Police escort, Also MCCPA welcomed thirty new members!
The Mustang Club of Central PA really stepped it up this year. MCCPA had 18 members and 19 cars receive awards on Sunday. Congratulations to all the winners!
MCCPA Club Cruise
MCCPA held the first cruise of the year was on April 26. The cruise included at tour of Three Dog and the annual feed at Grumpy's. The MCCPA members are pictured at the Pagoda in Reading
MCCPA members at the 50th Anniversary in Charlotte!
The Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration at Charlotte Motor Speedway. During the week of April 16-20 thousands of Mustangs converged to Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Members Dale and Carlene Warner, Berry and Kathy Klunk, Jon Ruffner and Sons, Patrick Gill and Tom Elledge attended.