FRMC Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date and Location

The Saturday, March 9th FRMC Member Meeting was called to order by President Larry Standiford during lunch at Romano’s Italian Restaurant at 5666 S Windermere Street in Littleton, CO.  Minutes were prepared by Larry in Tom Ferguson’s absence.

Submitted by Tom Ferguson, Secretary/Treasurer

Attendees Included

Larry Standiford
Karen Standiford
Gary Spencer
Jillian Spencer
John McNurney
Mike Thomas
Nadine Bride
Larry Snodgrass
Lee Davis
Caleb Davis
Art Apple
Travis Reeder

Old Business

The Club has 32 paid family memberships so far for 2024.  Tom has been approached by 3 more prospective members, but the bad weather has kept them from attending meetings.  Our newest members are Mike and Sandy Adragna, who have a 2016 Shelby GT350 and Danny and Shirley Gaddy, who have a 1966 Shelby GT350.  Both Danny and Mike attended the Vehicle Vault Tour on March 2nd and Mike picked up his name tag and polo shirt.  The tour was well attended with 19 members and several continued the day for lunch at the Hickory House in Parker.  Tom is still holding polos for members Lehnerz, Lackman and Snodgrass and will attempt to deliver them at the April 11th Club Meeting.
Occurring in early April is the MCA’s 60th Anniversary Celebration of the Mustang at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama and a caravan is organizing to drive there from Denver starting April 1st (details below in Events of Interest).  Also, on Sunday the 14th, the Early Mustang Club of Colorado will be conducting their Annual National Mustang Day Cruise.   We’ll publish more details as they develop.  SAAC Colorado has expressed an interest in both our clubs joining to celebrate Mustang Day either through this cruise or something else.  Stay tuned for more developments. 
Mike Thomas is developing plans for 2024 Mustang Enthusiast outings including an early Spring Guanella Pass/Georgetown cruise with a breakfast stop at the Shaggy Sheep Restaurant off Hwy 285 and a Memorial Day weekend Yellowstone Mustang Rally Run to Cody, Wyoming including overnight stays in the historic Irma Hotel.  Past rallies are featured in the Yellowstone Mustang Rally Facebook page and the website and dates for the 2024 event are now listed in the Events of Interest section in these minutes.  Mike is also working on a “once in a lifetime” Route 66 “The Mother Road” excursion that could be done in sections or the whole route from Chicago to Santa Monica around the second week in September.  Mike will be reporting periodically on these plans as they develop (see below under new business).
Wendell Salas provided an update on the upcoming Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup to be held on Thursday to Saturday June 13th to the 15th.  The Mountain Tour will be a drive up Pikes Peak from 10 to noon on Thursday, June 13th with the Autocross held on Friday at Pikes Peak International Raceway.  There will be no open track day at PPIR this year, but the popular Show ‘n Shine and other concluding activities will finish off in Cripple Creek with the host hotel, the brand new Chamonix Casino Hotel.  Also, the 2024 Bullitt Nationals will be held at the Roundup.  The website for registration and event details is included in the Events of Interest section at the end of these minutes.
With the driving season getting closer every month, your officers are looking for ideas for driving/show events to keep our Mustangs busy.  Some suggestions discussed so far include:
  • A road trip to Colorado Springs to view the National Museum of World War II Aviation
  • Visit the Colorado Model Railroad Museum in Greeley
  • Tour the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden
  • Visit the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver
  • Tour Cars Remember When in Englewood with their always changing inventory
  • April Event suggestions include touring the Shelby American Collection in Boulder, Celestial Seasonings, and/or Fat Tire Brewing.  Email to follow confirming event.
  • Wendell Salas volunteered to look into arranging a track day at High Plains Raceway for members this summer.  We had an extended discussion during the meeting about what this would entail and the enthusiasm level was high.

Other suggestions are very welcome.  Contact one of the officers with your ideas as FRMC is always looking for more volunteers and input.

New Business

Congratulations to John McNurney for writing and submitting his aforementioned article on his 1965/66 carryover Shelby GT350 for publication in the MCA’s Mustang Times magazine.  It has been accepted and John brought a copy of the article for all to read and shared the story of his 2 1/2 year restoration project.  Thank you, John, for submitting your story and we look forward to seeing the publication and pictures in a future issue.
Gary Spencer shared the need for volunteers at the Roundup Cripple Creek Show ‘n Shine in June and noted that FRMC hats are available to Club Members at $20 each.
Mike Thomas provided updates on the Memorial Day weekend Yellowstone Mustang Rally Run to Cody.  He is saving 3 room reservations if anyone needs one still.  Please let him know if you are going by sending him your name as he is creating the driving route and where to meet the day of the drive to Cody.  There will be a poker run over Bear Tooth Pass in Montana and a chuck wagon dinner at the Red Lodge Inn.  Saturday night is the Awards Dinner and Sunday is the autocross to loop through Yellowstone.  Mike is working on 5 or 6 additional events for 2024 including the Route 66 Drive, and will keep us appraised of dates and events.  Thank you, Mike!!
Larry shared his 50th Anniversary Book of the MCA Meeting in Las Vegas and everyone enjoyed looking at the car pictures within.
The next FRMC meeting will be Thursday, April 11th at 7pm at Romano’s Italian Restaurant in Littleton at 5666 S. Windermere Street. 
      The following list represents Upcoming Club or other Events of Interest  
February 1 – April 29 – Hurrah for the Red, White & Buick Exhibit, Forney Museum of Transportation, 4300 Brighton Blvd,
April 1 – Begin Stampede to the 60th Caravan Drive to Birmingham, AL, - 8:10am Phil Long Ford, 7887 W Tufts Ave, Denver 80123, Register at
April 4-7 – Denver Auto Show at Colorado Convention Center,
April 5-7 – Mustang 60th Anniversary Celebration, Birmingham, AL – Barber Motorsports Park,
April 11 - FRMC Member Meeting at Romano’s Italian Restaurant, 5666 S Windermere St, Littleton, CO at 7pm
April 14 – National Mustang Day Cruise 10am – 1pm coordinated by the Early Mustang Club of Colorado, Denver, Register at
April 21 – Pending Joint Club event with SAAC Colorado.  Details to come via email.
April 27 – 11th Annual Lincoln Tech Car Show, Lincoln College of Technology 11194 E 45th Ave, Denver, CO,
May 18-19 – Rio Grande Mustang Club MCA Regional Show, Albuquerque, NM,
May 23-26 – 5th Annual Yellowstone Mustang Rally including overnights at the historic Irma Hotel in Cody, Wyoming.  Details should be appearing soon in the Yellowstone Mustang Rally Facebook page and are at  
May 24-26 – MCA National Show/Track Event, Gravois Mills, MO – Ozark International Raceway
May 29 – Taste of Philly & Max Taps Charity Car Show, 10am-1pm at 2680 E County Line Rd, Highlands Ranch.  Organized by the Highlands Ranch Hot Rodders Club
June 9 – Colorado Concours d’ Elegance Car Show, Arapahoe Community College
June 13-15 – Annual All Ford Car Show & Colorado Mustang Stampede, Steamboat Springs, register at
June 13-15 – Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, CO,
August 9-11 – MCA Mustangs at the Crossroads National Show, Des Moines, IA –
August 17-18 – Pikes Peak Regional Airshow featuring the Blue Angels at Colorado Springs Airport.
October 11-13 – MCA National Show, Savannah, GA –
October 27 – Fairmount Cemetery Trunk or Treat, 430 S Quebec St, Denver, 7pm-9pm
Standing Events
Last Saturday of every month in Englewood, CO - Caffeine & Chrome at Gateway Classic Cars, 14150 Grasslands Drive, 9am-12pm weather permitting,
Second Saturday of every month in Parker, CO – Expresso & Exhaust at the Vehicle Vault, 18301 Lincoln Meadows Parkway, 9am-12pm weather permitting,
Second Saturday of every month in Littleton, CO – Littleton Car Show at Old Crow Antiques, 10081 W Bowles Ave at 1pm,
The first Highlands Ranch Hot Rodder’s Cruise Night starts April 27th from 5pm-9pm at the Rusty Tapp BBQ, 311 E County Line Road, Littleton and will continue into the Fall on the last Saturday evening of the month
       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 website calendar.

Treasurer's Report

Per Treasurer, Tom Ferguson, the Club had $1,521.82 in the Vectra Bank checking account as of the meeting date.  Since the February meeting, the Club paid for 17 FRMC polo shirts, the annual Mustang Club of America Club Liability Insurance policy ($483), the Vehicle Vault Tour on March 2nd, and website domain renewal with Website Palace.  FRMC dues for 2024 are $50.00 and can be sent to Tom at 525 Fox Hunt Circle, Highlands Ranch 80126.  Please make the dues checks out to FRMC rather than Tom. 
Tom is holding the name tags for new members Todd Griffin and Jim and Susan Johnston.  Please come to a future event to get your tags, guys!

MCA Report

President Larry reiterated his hope that FRMC could earn another coveted MCA President’s Award in 2024 and cited some progress on that front with two members already registered for the MCA National in Des Moines in August and John McNurney having submitted an article on his 1965/66 carryover Shelby GT350 to the MCA’s Mustang Times magazine.  Also, although it doesn’t count toward the President’s Award, several FRMC members have already registered to attend the Rio Grande Mustang Club’s MCA Regional Show in Albuquerque May 18-19.