MCCPA Events from 2016
2016 was even a better year for MCCPA. We are at about 250 members and attended over fifty events and had lots of fun!
2016 was even a better year for MCCPA. We are at about 250 members and attended over fifty events and had lots of fun!
This color denotes a MCCPA event.
On Saturday November 12, MCCPA held the Annual Member's Banquet. The day started a guided tour at
the AACA Museum in Hershey, and then headed to Hometown Family Restaurant in Palmyra, PA. After an excellent buffet
dinner the meeting was called to order. The current board was reelected, club participation awards were handed out and
a check was presented to the MCCPA Charity Leg Up Farms. Some members headed to the Hershey's Chocolate Tour followed
by the Sweet Lights Trolley light display.
2016 was a great year for MCCPA, 2017 will be even better.
On Sunday November 6, Several MCCPA members attended the Show before the Snow. The show was presented by the Mid MD Ford Club at the Town Mall of Westminster MD. This show is certainly the last show before the snow, time to put the Mustangs into the garage. ):
On Saturday November 5, Several MCCPA members participated in the RMR Gettysburg Battlefield Cruise at the Gettysburg National Battlefield in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. Mustangs rumbled over the historic battlefields of Gettysburg. A great way to spend a fall day!
On Sunday October 30, MCCPA held the Annual Covered Bridge Tour. The Tour was held just two days before November but had Sun and temperatures in the 80s, it seemed more like a day in July. The event again was capped to 100 cars and sold out long before the event. Registration started at 8:15 am at Oregon Dairy led to a wonderful day of cruising through covered bridges. By tradition, the cruise ended around 3 at Hershey Farms for great meal! Thanks to Mike Cole and all the supporting staff for organizing the Covered Bridge Tour.
On Saturday October 29, the night before Covered Bridge Cruise, several MCCPA members and friends form out of town headed to Scoops Ice Cream and Grille for the Trunk or Treat Car Show. All the show cars brought wrapped candy for the little Goblins. All in costume received a free scoop of Ice Cream.
On Saturday October 22, A few MCCPA members attended the Car Show at Porky's BBQ, MCCPA members also had three winners!
On Saturday October 22, Several MCCPA members a braved rainy blustery day and cruised to Sizzle N Chill. The cruise started in Fort Hunter and ended with all having lunch and ice cream at the Sizzle N Chill Drive In. The owner and a guest judge reviewed the cars. MCCPA had three winners!
On Sunday October 16, MCCPA members headed to Lancaster for the last Lancaster Cars and Coffee of the season.
On Saturday October 15, Fox bodied MCCPA members headed to FOXTOBERFEST in Kannapolis, NC, The Only All-Fox Show. FOXTOBERFEST draws around 350 Fox bodied Mustangs.
On Sunday October 9, Several MCCPA members braved a windy, chilly day to attend the FordTober Fest at Maguire's Ford/Lincoln in Palmyra PA.
On Saturday October 2, Several MCCPA members attended the Ride and Rumble Show at The TownMall of Westminster. The Ride and Rumble Auto Show was sponsored by Carroll County American Muscle. The show was open to all makes and models cars, trucks, motorcycles, street rods and customs. Portion of all Proceeds go to Live Hope Laugh.
On Saturday September 24, Several MCCPA members meet in Jonestown, PA to cruise up to Pottsville PA. The main attraction was Yuengling Brewery which is America's Oldest Brewery. Yuengling Brewery provided a tour that including the hand dug storage caves that the government walled off during prohibition through the brewery to bottling and ending with the tasting room.
On Saturday September 24, Some MCCPA members attended the 3rd Annual Thomasville Fire Company Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show. The show started at 8am, but had pancake dinners on hand to make the morning go great. All the proceeds go to the Thomasville Fire Company.
On Sunday, September 18, Several MCCPA members attended the CVCCC Show at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. The weather held out and of 13 MCCPA members that attended the show, 8 members received awards. MCCPA also won the Club Participation Award.
On Saturday September 17, Several MCCPA members attended the 15th Annual Neffsville Car Show and Picnic. The show was presented by the Lancaster Northeast Rotary and was held at the Manhiem Township Community Park. The day was a much more comfortable temperature than the previous weeks. The Neffsville Car Show and Picnic was open to all cars and trucks. The Show registration included lunch. There was also many food and auto related vendors on hand. A nice break after two MCCPA run shows.
On Sunday September 11, MCCPA members attended the Mid-Maryland Ford Event Show at the Mason Dixon Dragway in Boonesboro Md. MCCPA members Tom Anderson and Garren Anderson with their 2015 California Special won third and Dale Warner with his 1984 SVO also brought home a trophy.
On September 10, MCCPA held the Fall Muscle Car Mayhem. The event was the held at Performance Motors of Hanover. This show was open to all Muscle cars and trucks. The Fall Muscle Mayhem was the second yearly MCCPA event held at Performance Motors of Hanover, MCCPA appreciates Performance Motors of Hanover for their support and making their facility available. Fall Muscle Car Mayhem is an after labor day show, but had summer weather. It was hot, but soon, we will be only remembering warm days.
On Saturday, September 4, MCCPA held the 13th Annual Mustang Round Up. The Hurricane Hermine was a no show and the weather was beautiful. The turnout was a recent high, the exhaust competition was loud and fun, and we had a great selection for the basket raffle and auction, overall a great day. This year we added a Focus class and had a nice row of the Mustangs younger siblings. We appreciate the participation of our sister clubs RMR, Berks County and Valley Forge. We even had one member of a Georgia Mustang club.
On Saturday August 28, We Won! Several MCCPA members attended the Camaro Vs. Mustang Car Show at Scoops in Mountville. The day started with a meet up at the Turkey Hill Experience and cruise up to Mountville. The show is based on the revelry of the Mustangs and Camaros. The Mustangs won, of course!
On Saturday August 27, MCCPA members attended the Cruise in at Crabbs Tropical Treat. Proceeds benefited Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. The event had a respectable 111 registered cars and trucks.
On Friday August 26, almost a dozen MCCPA members attended the Markets at Shrewsbury Cruise In. The Markets at Shrewsbury Cruise In is a monthly event that is always a large turnout. Club members arrived before noon to get a spot on the asphalt. By the show official start, the only open spaces are on the grassy hill, which fills up by dinner time. Speaking of dinner time, the Markets at Shrewsbury is known for Amish food and produce as well as furniture and crafts. Club members also made sure all attended Mustangs left with a Round Up flyer.
On Saturday August 20, Several members showed at 12th Annual the Reese Volunteer Fire Company’s car show. The Reese Volunteer Fire Company’s car show was held at the Carnival Grounds in Westminster, MD and was open to all Cars and Trucks.
On Sunday, August 14, 3 MCCPA members, Mike Cole, Mike Raspanti, and Rosemary and John Yakubowski attended the Lancaster Cars and Coffee this morning. What a great way to wake up!
On Saturday August 13, almost twenty MCCPA members attended CJ pony Parts Customer Appreciation day. The day started with a breakfast at the Skyline Family Restaurant. MCCPA Jim Nelson led the group to the CJ pony Parts. I was a hot day, but CJs provided drinks, donuts, sandwiches, hotdogs and even Rita’s Italian Ice. The showroom was open and air conditioned. CJ’s also provided tours, a kids zone, prizes and large scratch and dent tent all of which went to their charity four diamonds. MCCPA had four members win trophies!
On Saturday August 13, MCCPA members attended the American Muscle Show. Everyone met up at the Shady Maple for breakfast at O Six hundred early. The group then headed over to the Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton for the show. The American Muscle Show is expected to have over 10,000 Mustang Enthusiasts, making this on of the biggest shows around. The proceeds Benefit Make-A-Wish®
On Wednesday, August 10, Sizzle -N- Chill Drive In hosted a Cruise In for Mustang Club of Central PA. Sizzle -N- Chill Drive In is located in Harrisburg and known for their yummy food. Some midweek Mustang fun with Ice Cream to boot!
On Sunday August 7, Several members attended the 4th Annual Olympic Skating Center Show in Enola. MCCPA won the club participation award! MCCPA member Chris Gamber on won the Best Mustang trophy! What a great day.
On Saturday, August 6, several MCCPA attended the Chicken show. Chicken Show is held at St. David’s Lutheran Church in Hanover and is known for the Chicken Dinners for the show participants. 2 MCCPA members left with Trophies.
On July 30, Several MCCPA members Cruised to Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, PA. Knoebels is an old style amusement park with the rides requiring tickets, picnic tables and lots of good food. The Cruise up had a couple of stops to gather everyone up and a little near off roading.
On July 23, Some MCCPA members attended the Helping Hometown Heroes car show in Littlestown. Congratulations to MCCPA members Rosemary Yakubowski on her 1st place win in her class, and Mike Warner on his 2nd place win in his class.
On July 23, Some MCCPA members headed up to Berk's County Mustang Car Club’s Dairy Queen - Kenhorst Car Show. What is better to do on a hot Saturday night besides have some Dairy Queen treats and lot at some cool cars. The show was open to all cars and bikes. The folks at Berk's County Mustang Car Club did a great job running the show. All the proceeds went to the Four Diamonds charity.
On July 16, Several MCCPA members attended the Back to the 50's Classic Car Show. The show was located at the Brightside Baptist Church in Lancaster. The show provided the show field with a fish or chicken dinner. MCCPA members met for Breakfast and cruised up to Lancaster together. MCCPA member Rich Gentile for winning the Best in show trophy.
July 16-24, Several MCCPA members are having a Mustang Week…literally. This is the 15th Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. A week of daily Mustang events and fun. This year some of the members rented a house together…A Mustang Reality Show.
On Sunday, July 10, several MCCPA Mustangs cruised up to the PennMustang Show in Allentown. The show was held at Haldeman Ford Lincoln. This is the 9th Annual PennMustang Show and drew cars from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Eleven MCCPA members participated in the show.
On Saturday July 9, after having fun at Haar’s drive in on June 30, MCCPA members headed to Haar’s Drive-in in Dillsburg again for a showing of "The Secret Life of Pets" and "Independence Day". The night started with a couple of showers, but by dark all was clear. Haar’s has a great snack bar. So the night can be summed up with, good food, good movie and good friends (and a bunch of Mustangs).
On Monday July 4, MCCPA held its annual Meet and great Club Picnic. This year the Picnic was held at H. M. Levitz Memorial Park in Grantville, PA. By tradition the day included a cruise and of course, ice cream. Fitting for the 4th of July, the main attraction of the cruise was a stop to the Fort Indiantown Gap Cemetery. Fort Indiantown Gap is the national cemetery for the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania donated Land for the 677-acre site to the Veterans Administration. The Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial is the largest monument in all the VA’s National cemeteries. On the way back to the park, we stopped at Mt Gretna and had ice cream at The Jigger’s Shop. I understand the Chocolate Explosion Sundae lived up to its name. After Ice cream it was time for Burgers, Hotdogs and all kinds of salads and treats.
On Sunday July 3, Several MCCPA members headed to the Country Cruisers of Lebanon Co.'s Campbelltown Show at the Campbelltown Fire Company grounds. It was a beautiful day for a car show. The show was open to all with Motorcycles, Tractors, Hot Rods, Trucks, Muscle cars and the best Muscle car…Mustangs! Three MCCPA members walked away with trophies.
Thursday June 30, How to MCCPA members prefer to see a movie? Outside with their Mustangs of course. Several MCCPA members headed to Haar’s Drive-in in Dillsburg. All enjoyed a perfect night for an outdoor movie watching Dirty Dancing. The Mustangs lined up by the concession stand (just picture the Volvo as a 1993 Reef Blue GT Convertible). The black convertible spotted us leaving Rite Aid, and asked if she could park with us. How could we say no?
On Saturday June 25, on a beautiful sunny day, MCCPA members helped run the Leg Up Farms car show. Leg up Farm is a non-profit therapy center in York County, Pennsylvania for children with special needs. MCCPA is proud to have Leg up Farm as our charity. The show was a great success, every possible parking spot was filled on the asphalt, some cars needed to park on the grass. There was also a good selection of Motorcycles.
Also on June 18, several other MCCPA members attended the 3rd Annual Thunder on The River Car Show in Columbia, PA. One of the advantages of becoming a larger club is being able to cover two events on the same day. On June 18, 2016, MCCPA participated in two events the BCMCC 7th Annual Haldeman Ford of Kutztown Show and the 3rd Annual Thunder on The River Car Show in Columbia, PA.
On June 18, several MCCPA attended the BCMCC 7th Annual Haldeman Ford of Kutztown Show. MCCPA had a great showing and took home six trophies. One of the advantages of becoming a larger club is being able to cover two events on the same day. On June 18, 2016, MCCPA participated in two events the BCMCC 7th Annual Haldeman Ford of Kutztown Show and the 3rd Annual Thunder on The River Car Show in Columbia, PA.
On June 12, several members of MCCPA attended the 17th Annual LCBC Motorsports Show and BBQ. The show is located at the main campus of LCBC Church in Manheim, PA. The show is open to all types of autos, trucks, motorcycles, remote control airplanes and models. The church provides free coffee and donuts in the morning and ice cream in the afternoon. There is also some great BBQ to purchase for lunch. MCCPA Joe Cressler won 4th overall in the Auto category for his 2015 GT Mustang.
Is it possible for MCCPA to top last year’s great Ford National event? YES!
For four fun Days, June 2-5, MCCPA participated in the Ford Nationals held at the Carlisle fairgrounds. The Ford Nationals is one of the premier Ford events in the USA that just happens to be in MCCPA home turf. This year we expanded our club tent to 20x40. The theme this year is a Barn Find. MCCPA members out did themselves, many dressed for the part, Cheryl and Tim created some incredible art work (which will be auctioned at the MCCPA roundup). Andy and Pat supplied the hay bales, Kathy again organized the cookout, Bob brought a second grill and Jen among other things, supplied the barn yard sounds. Too many MCCPA members contributed to list. Great job everyone!
On Sunday May 29, Cruised out to the VFMC 35th Chester County Mustang Show at Kimberton Fairgrounds in Phoenixville. This is unique show in that it is two shows in one, a Mustang show run by Valley Forge Mustang club and Chester County Antique Car Club hosts an antique/classic/muscle car show. MCCPA had seven class winners, MCCPA also won the club participation award again this year.
On Saturday May 28th, Several MCCPA members headed to the 12th Annual Fireman's Festival and Country Cruise at Oregon Dairy. I turned out to be a beautiful sunny day. Oregon Dairy is known to MCCPA members as the starting point of the Covered Bridge Tour.
On Saturday May 14, MCCPA held the Spring Muscle Car Mayhem show. The show was located at Performance Motors of Hanover. The morning was Sunny and perfect for a Car Show. Mother Nature was nice enough to hold the rain until after the show. We thank Performance Motors of Hanover for the use of their beautiful facility and all the help they do. Performance Motors holds monthly Cars and coffee. The show had more cars than last year! All profits went to the MCCPA charity Leg Up Farm.
MCCPA was asked by NRMA to give support to the 16th Annual NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading PA. MCCPA is currently a NMRA Host Club. On the Weekend of April 28-May 1 several MCCPA members headed to Reading and started Friday night getting ready for the show. Saturday started with an early setup, day was spent with all the tasks of running a Car Show, like directing the Fords into the Show. Unfortunately the Pennsylvania spring weather rained out Sunday.
On April 22 members from MCCPA took a long cruise to the Road Trip to Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. While there the group also went through the Ford Rouge Factory tour. The group cruised home on Sunday.
Happy National Mustang Day! What does MCCPA do on National Mustang Day, the Day after a Cruise? We go on another Cruise of course. On Sunday April 17, MCCPA members started the Day started at the same meeting place as the day before. The MCCPA members then cruised up to Roadside America in Shartleville, PA. Roadside America is an incredible .027 gauge train layout designed to capture the American landscape. The next stretch of the cruise headed to the America on Wheels Museum in Allentown PA. The America on Wheels Museum was also hosting a Bulldog parade. The last part of the cruise headed for where else but Grumpy’s Bar-B-Que Roadhouse. MCCPA has a tradition of including Grumpy’s in a Spring Cruise.
On Saturday April 16, MCCPA members cruised to the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine and Steam Train in Ashland, PA. The cruise was led by MCCPA members Ira and Barbara Bloom. The day started at Perkins in Harrisburg where several members enjoyed breakfast together. The group then cruised on back roads to Ashland PA. The Cruise ended at the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine. MCCPA members took a steam train ride that included history of the mine and the surrounding area. All then took a ride to 400 feet deep coal mine for more interesting facts. The mine was a bit nippy. Once back in the sunlight the group saddled up to cruise to Kaufman’s Barbeque Restaurant. One the way we stopped for an ice cream appetizer at Dairy Queen. Once a Kaufman’s it was time for dinner. It was a great day and the best part there is another cruise tomorrow!
On April 10, the day after snow, some MCCPA members joined 200 other hardy fords for the Spring Thaw in Westminster Maryland. The show was put on by Mid-Maryland Spring Car Show.
On April 9,a snowing morning, several MCCPA members braved the snow to attend the April Cars of Coffee at Performance Motors of Hanover. The folks of PMH opened their showroom to the public. They have a very cool collection of Mustangs and Shelby’s including some very rare cars. The hot coffee and donuts was very welcomed on a chilly snowy morning. Next month, the May Cars and Coffee is followed by the Spring Muscle Car Mayhem.
On January 30, several MCCPA members attended the Ford’s Mustang Private Preview at the Philadelphia Auto Show. The Group shared breakfast and a presentation by Wally Hagen, Marketing Manager East Market Area. Jon Clor of Ford Performance/ Ford Motor Company was the guest speaker at the preview, and his talk was about Ford Mustang concepts that never were produced. MCCPA staff photographer won a paper weight from John for knowing that Ford produced some Mustang IIs that were convertibles.