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HorseTales August 09 issue
HorseTales
August 2009
Official Newsletter
Denver Mustang Club
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© 2009 DMC
All rights reserved.
MUSTANG TO APPEAR IN NASCAR
From ford.com
Mustang is already the most successful single nameplate brand in professional racing history, but
it hasn’t competed in NASCAR – until now.
Brian Wolfe, director of Ford North America Motorsports, made the announcement today that
Mustang will debut as part of NASCAR’s “new car” limited rollout in the 2010 Nationwide Series.
“We’re excited about Mustang coming to NASCAR,” said Wolfe. “It’s the most successful product
nameplate in racing history, and it seems only right that it should be coming to the most popular
form of racing in North America.
“We had been talking with NASCAR for some time about Mustang as part of its vision for a
‘muscle car’ rollout for the Nationwide Series. We both saw it as a way of differentiating the series
from Sprint Cup,” said Wolfe. “We loved the idea, so we jumped on the chance to extend Mustang's racing legacy to a new series reaching a huge and loyal audience. Mustang has dominated
other forms of racing, including NHRA drag racing, Grand-Am Cup road racing, and Formula D
drifting, and now it’s coming to NASCAR Nationwide.
“I think race fans – and Mustang loyalists - will be very pleased when we publicly roll out the first
car later this fall.”
Ford Racing has gone through the official NASCAR submission and approval process for the new
car, and, once templates are finalized, production of Mustang parts will start so teams can build
the first cars for testing later this fall.
Reminders
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AUGUST
CLUB MEETING
Friday, August 7
Phil Long Ford, Denver
Tufts & Wadsworth
2nd Floor Meeting Room
7 PM to 8 PM
BRING YOUR
MUSTANGS!
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Horsefeathers Car
Show
Saturday, August 8
"We're excited about the new car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and particularly the new
body styles such as the Ford Mustang," said NASCAR President Mike Helton. "It's going to be
one good-looking race car."
Downtown Longmont
The 2010 Ford Mustang will join the 2010 Fusion (Sprint Cup) and the 2009 Ford F-Series
(Camping World Truck Series) as Ford’s competitive entries in NASCAR’s three major professional series.
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“We’re excited about being able to race Mustang in front of our loyal NASCAR fan base and know
it’s going to win races and championships just like it has in every other series it has competed,”
said Wolfe. “The Mustang created the pony car movement when it debuted in 1964. Now, the
NASCAR Mustang has the opportunity to create a whole new look to stock car racing at its highest levels.”
Mustang in Racing
From the time the very first Mustang rolled off the assembly line in 1964, it was destined to
race. Whether it be from the 1960s drag racing cars and the Shelby GT350-R SCCA racers, to
the Trans-Am Boss 302 Mustangs of the seventies, to the IMSA and Trans-Am cars of the eighties and nineties, to the drag race and sports car racing Mustangs of today, Mustang has been a
winner.
Mustang currently competes professionally in the NHRA Funny Car and Pro Stock divisions and
places like the Grand-Am KONI Challenge, SCCA World Challenge, and the Mustang Challenge
Series. In addition, thousands of Mustangs see action by grassroots racers at road courses and
drag strips all across America.
Since its debut in 1964, Mustang has compiled more than 2,000 professional racing victories in
NHRA, Grand-Am, IMSA, SCCA, NMRA and NMCA, as well as other racing series.
10 AM to 2:30 PM
Club Clash
Friday, August 14
Gates open at 3 PM
Eliminations begin at 7 PM
Bandimere Speedway
3051 South Rooney Rd
Morrison, CO
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OCCC Swap Meet
Saturday, August 22
Adams County Fairgrounds
9755 Henderson Road (124th)
Brighton, CO
8 AM to 5 PM
Admission $5 per person
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August’s Message — from the President
Hi awesome DMC members!
Below are the details of our biggest event of the year. Next month we will host one of Colorado's best car shows. In
order to make it a success we rely on you the amazing members of this great Club. We have some SUPER committee
members who work all year to pull this together, but in the end it’s you all who make it work and
make people want to come back again & again.
This event has allowed us to have great picnics, events and parties throughout the year. This is our main source of income, so we all work very hard to make it a success. I know we ask a lot of you all at the show but I can't tell you how
much we appreciate you and all that you do! I hope you know how much you contribute to this great event.
“Thanks For Everything
You All Do!!!
- THANK YOU!!
Please put Sept 18th and 19th on your calendar and see the details below. I'm looking forward to seeing you all at the meeting this month and at our
great car show!!
Thanks For Everything You Do!!!
Mike
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Come One Come All to our annual DMC dinner and per car show meeting , Friday Sept 18th 5:30 PM the club will provide the main course along
with water and soda. Early Mustangs bring dessert. Late Mustangs bring a side. Dinner starts at 5:30, the meeting starts at 6:30. We will then be going
over the car show plan, make a few announcements then most importantly we will be enjoying the park and the great company.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
CALLING ALL MEMBERS ....
Team, we really need your help Saturday September 19th from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It takes a huge number of people to park cars, work registration,
setup, cleanup, and the biggest task of all, judge the cars. We need as many DMC members as possible starting at 6:00 AM and ending at 5:00 PM Saturday. Your help is very much appreciated and it’s what makes it possible for us to do the fun things we do each year. Please come out and lend your
support. We’re counting on all of you.
We also need help Friday Sept 18th to set up the field and the show. We’ll be starting at 9:30 AM. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Car Show Things To Remember:
1. Please wear your club T-shirt and name tag on Saturday.
2. If you bring your Mustang to the show, we will have a club display area in the grass. Note, none of our club cars will be judged, so we can focus on
the participant’s cars. You can bring your car right up on the grass as you arrive Saturday morning as long as it’s prior to 6:30 AM
3. Please bring lawn chairs on the day of the show If you have an awning or EZ up you might want to bring that as well for shade. Bring sunscreen!
4. Start Time: Saturday - we need people starting at 6:00 AM or earlier for parking and registration. We'll have donuts & coffee. If you can't make that
but can help with judging please be at the park by 10:00AM.
5. We need judges! If you have friends who would like to help judge please bring them along. They will get a free T-shirt for helping us. We need
them to the judging area next to registration at 10:00 AM
6. After the awards we will need help cleaning up. Anyone that can stay and help would be very much appreciated.
7. The Club will provide soda and water for everyone working on both Friday for set up and Saturday for the show.
8. WILD WEST AUTO FEST CAR SHOW T-shirts: Every DMC member who works the car show Saturday Sept 19th will receive a free car show
shirt. Additional T-shirts for club members will be $5.00.
9. The club will provide lunch on Friday for those who come out and help.
10. Note: the show will go on rain or shine! Please keep your fingers crossed for great weather, but either way we will need help the day of
the show.
Thanks All! I will see you this weekend. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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Show Ponies
By Tim Steenson, DMC Newsletter Editor
Saturday, July 11th, we held our annual show at Phil Long Ford. We had nearly 30 cars present, and made quite a few contacts
with prospective new members who stopped by to admire the Mustangs. We even got a chance to break in the Club’s new
sound system! Phil Long again provided a BBQ lunch. We did break up a few minutes early, as some threatening-looking clouds
to the south, along with talk of hail, had most of us dashing back to the stables. But it was still a great day with some good
friends!
Photos courtesy
of Ken Smith
July 30 to August 2, the Saleen Club of America held the 6th Annual Saleen Nationals in Castle Rock. There were nearly 100
cars were present, including Saleens, Ford GTs, Mustangs, and even a few Saleen trucks. The event was held at Castle Rock
Outlets and featured a golf outing and welcome party on Friday, the show on Saturday, and a cruise on Sunday. There are
plans already in the works to return to Castle Rock next year!
Photos courtesy
of Tim Thiessen
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Brunch Options
By Rich Vaughn, DMC Member
There were some issues reported with the location we had previously voted on for our brunch in October, so we’re going to
take a vote at this Friday’s club meeting to select a new place. Please review the options below:
Broadmoor- Colorado Springs- $38.00, $16.00 kids - Menu: Prime rib, honey-baked ham, and a variety of hot entrees,
made-to-order eggs benedict and omelets, patés, Belgian waffles, blintzes, bagels and lox, fresh fruits and salads, and a wideranging pastry and dessert selection, highlighted by The Broadmoor's famed Bananas Foster and a splendid chocolate fountain.
Roosters Country Grill and Steakhouse – Keenesburg - $14.95 – Breakfast station- omelets, meat carving station, 2-3
meats, pizza, chicken ,pasta, 16 foot dessert table, 10-2 lunch brunch menu
Chautuqua Dining Hall- Boulder - $16.95, all you can eat, breakfast and lunch, eggs benedict, smoked salmon, waffle, pancakes
Boulder Broker Inn – Boulder ( inside Rodeway Inn and Suites) - $24.95 may get 20 per cent discount at $19.95, $12.95
kids 2-13, all you can eat, breakfast, omelet station, seafood, prime rib, carving station,
Sunbird- Colorado Springs- $24.50, breakfast and meat station, all you can eat, desserts, salads, champagne, minmosa
Lucille’s of Jersey- Conifer - $18.95- $19.95 – 1 meat ( either prime rib, pork, sirloin) 2 hot pastas, 2 cold pasta, scrambled
eggs, pancakes, bacon ,sausage, crab legs, shrimp, cold salmon, pasta salad, seafood salad, potatoes, smoked trout – one drink
with meal, either mimosa or Bloody Mary.
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Pictures to accompany Geri’s story on the next page:
In the staging
lanes (yep…it’s
a Chevy!).
Nitro Intern
names on the
funny car body
Watching our car go down the track
(closest lane, I have my hands on my hips).
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Membership Update
By Geri Durbin, DMC Membership Chair
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Members Present at
the July Meeting
44 members and
FIVE DAYS IN THE PITS
5 guests in attendance
In November of 2003 I was enticed by an interesting proposition in an article I read at NHRA.com. Bob
Gilbertson, driver/owner of the Trick Tank professional funny car team was sponsoring a contest called the “Nitro
Intern of the Week”, a program that allowed a pair of drag racing fans at each event on the NHRA Powerade tour
August Birthdays
the opportunity to experience what it would be like to be a part of a professional drag racing team. The article
stated the team was looking for someone who was familiar with the sport (raced or knew something about racing),
was strong, and willing to work from dawn to as late as it took for 5 days. The basic duties would include cleaning
parts and the body, helping the crew unload and load the rig, and lots of other grunt work. The article concluded
that the applicant must have an out-going personality, get along well with others and be willing to do anything
asked. To apply an e-mail or letter was required telling a little bit about yourself and what you would bring to the
team. I said what the heck and fired off an e-mail. My approach was straightforward, yet I also injected a splash of 8/1 Jeannie Strange
humor. Since one of the duties was cleaning the body and parts, I stated in my application that women make very
8/5 Wendy McCauley
effective “cleaning agents”. I think that line won them over. In late June of 2004 something absolutely extraordinary happened, the phone rang and I had been selected as one of the winners of the nitro intern contest for the
8/5 Jerry Penberthy
Mile High Nationals at Bandimere. I was told to report to Kevin (the car chief) at the track Wednesday before the
8/7 Sue Strankman
race for set up and to begin prepping the car for the event.
I arrived on Wednesday, found the Trick Tank pit and Kevin and was introduced to the team. We began unloading 8/10 Terry Palko
the trailer and setting up our pit, including flooring, canopy, lights, tables, multiple tool chests, parts cleaner station, 8/18 Mary Dietz
clutch grinder, pit vehicles, and finally our funny car. Immediately my job became cleaning everything up, and I
8/20 Alicia Ellsworth
mean everything (trailer/inside and out, pit vehicles, funny car body and of course the bathroom!). Each day my
duties included loading ice into our ice chests for our water and other beverages, polishing the funny car body and
8/29 Ron Ellsworth
the pit vehicles, keeping the trailer spic and span inside and out all day (fans put fingerprints all over the outside
constantly), checking the funny car body, struts and burst panel for cracks or other potential safety issues, remov- 8/31 Mark Gomez
ing burn out rubber from the underside of the body, and any other thing that needed to be done. Each day many
engine parts required cleaning and I spent a lot of time at the back of our pit at the parts washer. Brake parts
cleaner became my best friend. Combined with water it virtually cleaned up any part. The professional teams
2009 Paid
were required to run a new tire at Bandimere due to a tragic accident two weeks earlier in St. Louis. Scott (crew
member who became my mentor) and I headed up to the Goodyear trailer to get the new slicks. Upon returning
Membership
to the pit Scott, Jeremy and I changed over all the tires to the new slicks, quite an undertaking. Thursday and Fri72 paid members/
day I got to add the new Trick Tank graphics package and sponsor decals to the funny car body, a hot and sticky
families
job. If not done properly, they would peel right off as these cars reach speeds of over 300mph.
It ended up raining all day Friday, therefore we lost 2 of the 4 qualifying runs. It was a battle royal to get into the
Welcome New
show during Saturday’s qualifying. On our first run on Saturday a parachute came out. The L shaped bracket that
Members
holds the pack on the bottom broke. Bob knew the chute had come out but kept his foot in it and got the 16th
spot. It came at a price as the car burnt up 8 pistons and the pressure blew out the oil tank. It was Gilby’s secFred Gates
ond oil down of the season, cost him a grand. Needless to say we had a mess, and I was responsible for cleaning
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1964 Coupe 289/4speed
up the oil that was all over the underside of the body. Second lap moved us up to 13 , pitting us against Densham in the first round on Sunday. First round Sunday Densham smoked the tires at the hit, Gilberson had to
(red/black)
peddle a few times but got the win. We had to change an engine when we got back to the pit, yet in a mere 61
1967 Fastback
minutes we were warming up the car. I was cleaning engine parts frantically including both sets of header pipes.
289/4speed
Unfortunately Bob was edged out in round 2 and our racing weekend was over. The only thing left to do, clean
up everything in preparation for the next race and break down our pit. It took several hours to complete and
(green/tan)
was hard work (tougher than set up as you are completely worn out by this time).
What a great experience. The Trick Tank team included Bob Gilbertson (driver/owner), Nick Boninfante (crew
Scott LeTendre
chief), Dave Fletcher (asst. crew chief), Mike Kenaga (clutch specialist), Kevin Fenstermacher (car chief, bottom
end & short block builder), Scott Gaddy (clutch & motor), J.R. Todd (nitro technician & back up driver-now races
1966 Convertible
a top fuel dragster), Ron Petersen (cylinder heads), Jason Hamilton (videographer), Bob Doerrer (PR & logistics),
Geri Durbin and Jeremy Oldham (nitro interns). At NitroMater.com, Bob Doerrer, Gilby’s PR man, wrote, “Our
interns were cool, Geri Durbin, a 50-something female was joined by Jeremy Oldham, a 20-something male and
our Phoenix Intern, Brandon Haliburton who stopped by to visit. Turns out we needed all the help we could get
as we changed engines twice over the weekend and they all worked super hard and had the time of their life.
Geri is a body cleaning machine, the guys want to hire her.” Yep…I would do it again!
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Race Horses
By Tim Steenson, DMC Newsletter Editor
Friday, July 31st, Bandimere Speedway attempted to hold the fourth Club Clash of the 2009 season. I’m beginning
to sound like a broken record, but we got rained out again! We’ve only managed to get one of the four races this
season into the books. There was no change in point standings, so after accounting for ties, the Denver Mustang
club is still in 8th place for 5 man team points.
We had a good turnout. Jeff and Carrie Jacobucci, Mike Rhynard Jr., Steve Katz, Wes Thornton, David Ivener and
your editor were all present, along with a few non-members that regularly race with us. Jim and Tammy Cosper,
and Jim’s parents, came out to visit with us. We did get to run our two time trials per racer, and we made it
through the first round of the Top Street class. We were about one quarter of the way through the Hot Rod class
when the rains started, we sat in Jeff and Carrie’s trailer, waiting for the weather to clear. We did get to watch
Jessie James and crew convert a fox body into a lawn mower on the TV in the trailer, so the evening wasn’t a total
bust! The next Club Clash is Friday, August 14th. Come out and race with us, or at least come to cheer us on!
Upcoming Shows
By Tim Steenson, DMC Newsletter Editor
We still need judges for this year’s Horsefeathers to help out our friends in the Early Mustang Club. The Show is
is Saturday, Aug 8th from 10:00 to 2:30 in downtown Longmont. The show is open to all makes, models & years
of Mustangs/Fords. The Early Mustang club has invited us to show our cars as well if you would like to. In return
the Early Mustang Club helps us with judging at our show in September. We need 10 to 12 people. If you can help,
please let Mike Rhynard, Jr. know.
Interested in attending the Sturgis Mustang Rally, in Sturgis, SD, September 3rd through 6th? If so, Dan Ambrosio
and a few other Mustangers would like to ride up together with you. There will be drag racing, autocross, the
show, a poker run, another cruise and a lot more! You could win a 2010 Mustang GT, or a 24 ft enclosed trailer.
Dan may only be going if he can get more people to drive up with, so if you are planning on going and would like to
caravan, please contact him ASAP. His contact info is on his ad on the last page of the newsletter.
Tack Shop
Cars, Parts, Tools — For Sale or Wanted
For Sale—Edelbrock Torker II manifold for 351 Cleveland—$100
Contact Harold Wood at [email protected]
————————————————————————————For Sale—1999 SVT Cobra Convertible—very well kept, one owner car—
17,408 miles—$19,500—for details, see www.99cobra.com
Contact Tim Thiessen at [email protected] or 720-878-8322
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Free—Nice set of metal ramp stands, just want to get them out of the garage.
Contact Ken Roth at 303-791-4434
—— 2009 Events ——
August 8 :
August 9 :
August 15 :
August 14 :
August 22 :
Car Show— Longmont, CO
Car Show— Old Towne Arvada
Car Show—Palisade, CO
Club Clash—Bandimere Spedway
OCCC Swap Meet-Adams County Fairgrounds
Check out the DMC website for the complete
calendar and event details for 2009!
Founded in 1965, the Denver Mustang
Club is the oldest Mustang club in Colorado.
Club activities include car shows,
swap meets, picnics, autocross events,
drag racing, the Rocky Mountain Mustang
Roundup and our own annual Wild West
Auto Fest car show each September,
featuring a large display of all types of
vehicles — cars, trucks, and motorcycles.
Need a tow? Call Troy Grote
He’ll get your baby home safely
“Family” rate for DMC Members
303-482-7169
Denver Mustang Club
P.O. Box 621111
Littleton, CO 80162
www.denvermustangclub.com
Info Line: 303-933-5631
Club Sponsor
Phil Long Ford of Denver
7887 W. Tufts Ave.
Denver, CO 80123
(303) 932-3673

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