FRMC Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date and Location

The Saturday, March 12th meeting was called to order by President Larry Standiford at approximately 12:30pm at Café Del Sol (608 Garrison St, Lakewood, CO).  Attendance was quite good considering many of us had been together the previous Saturday for the Club Tour of the Vehicle Vault in Parker followed by lunch at the nearby Hickory House. 

Attendees Included

Tom Ferguson
Art Apple
Gary Spencer
Greg Watson
Wendell Salas
Larry Standiford
Larry Snodgrass
Chuck Warren
Michael Bateman
Melinda Bateman
John McNurney
Gordie Kellogg
Michael Kish
Jack Redmond
David Schmidt
Beth Schmidt

Old Business

As noted above, the Club attended a guided tour of the Vehicle Vault on March 5th with 11 members in attendance.  Two more museum tours are included in the “Tri-Power Tour” and Gary Spencer and Larry Standiford have volunteered to coordinate the next two visits to the Rodz & Bodz Movie Car Museum and Forney Museum of Transportation, respectively.
The most recent developments on the June Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup per Wendell Salas are that the host hotel, the ALTA, has reduced their room rate to $99 since they won’t be providing food service beyond the lobby Sweet Tooth Café.  Nevertheless, plans are being made for the Saturday Banquet to be catered by an outside vendor.  Additional hotel accommodations are available nearby at the Double Tree and Antlers Hotel.  All event activities as described on the event website are unchanged, and plans are proceeding to have a craft show and multiple food trucks at Saturday’s Show ‘n Shine.
There was additional discussion on the upcoming Rio Grande Mustang Club MCA regional show they are planning for Memorial Day weekend (May 28 & 29) in Albuquerque, New Mexico (see Tom Ferguson’s December 20th email on this).  Many FRMC members have participated in this event in the past and it is highly recommended.  The Club wants to schedule a caravan down south for this and would like to bring other local clubs such as the Mustang Car Club of Colorado into the drive.  Club volunteers are needed to organize this.
Michael Bateman provided more information on the upcoming April 16th Early Mustang Club Scenic Mountain Drive including a route map and signup sheet.  This is open to all Mustangs or other Fords and will start at Boss Auto Designs in Wheatridge at 11am and conclude at the El Rancho Brewing Company in Evergreen around 1:30pm.  A lot of us signed up for the drive at the meeting, but if you missed the chance, contact Michael (
Michael also provided a little more info on the private Steamboat Springs Car Show he is coordinating for August 19-20 with additional details and a signup sheet probably available at the next FRMC meeting in April.

New Business

The Club noted the recent passing of Bob Teets, one of the foremost experts on California Special Mustangs and the closing of Hold on Tight Performance as the owner is relocating to Texas.
The next FRMC Monthly Club Meeting will be held on Friday, April 8th at Landmark Lincoln , 5000 S Broadway in Englewood.  This will be the first meeting of the year using our 7pm Spring/Summer evening schedule so members can attend upcoming weekend car shows/events.  Tom Daniels, the owner of Landmark, is making his pre-owned vehicle sales shop with its nice meeting facilities available to us.  After the meeting, members can avail themselves of local eateries including the Black Eyed Pea across the street.
The following list represents upcoming club or other events of interest.  
April 1 – 3 – Pee Dee Roundup MCA National Show, Florence, SC,
April 8 – Monthly FRMC Meeting, Landmark Lincoln, 5000 S Broadway, Englewood @ 7pm
April 16 – Early Mustang Club Mountain Drive, contact Michael Bateman, 303-895-7697 or
May 20 – 22 – The Biggest Little MCA National Show, Suisun City, CA
May 28 – 29 – Rio Grande Mustang Club MCA Regional Show, Albuquerque, NM, Contact Eric Shirley, Show Director @ 505-268-2595 or or
June 14 – 18 – Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, Colorado Springs, CO
July 29 – 31 – Nickel City Mustang Roundup MCA National, Buffalo, NY
August 6 – Rocky Mountain Car Show and Swap Meet, Rocky Mountain Metro Airport, 11755 Airport Way, Broomfield 80021, 10am – 2pm.  Contact Collector Car Council of Colorado or
September 2 – 4 – Ponies in the Plaza MCA Grand National, Evans, GA
If you have an event you’d like posted to the above list or the Club website Bullett-n Board, bring an informational flyer to an upcoming Club meeting.  Updates on future Club Meetings and activities of interest will be posted on the calendar.

Treasurer's Report

 The Club had $1,065.15 in the checking account with Vectra Bank as of the meeting date after paying the Club’s Hagerty Insurance invoice for general liability coverage ($435) and the WebsitePalace domain hosting fee ($14.17) for the year.  The $30.00 FRMC dues for 2022 can be sent to Tom Ferguson at 525 Fox Hunt Circle, Highlands Ranch 80126.  Please make the dues checks out to FRMC rather than Tom.

MCA Report

Nothing to Report.