FRMC Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date and Location

  The Friday, May 14th meeting was called to order by President Larry Standiford at approximately 7:35pm at Café Del Sol (608 Garrison Street, Lakewood, CO).

Attendees Included

Larry Standiford
Karen Standiford
Tom Ferguson
Art Apple
Chuck Warren
Larry Snodgrass
Wendell Salas
Michael Bateman
Melinda Bateman
Gary Spencer
Jillian Spencer
Greg Watson
Cheryl Watson
John Bates

Old Business

The Club has 29 paid family memberships for 2021 and 1 approved non-paying membership through the meeting date. 
We have a large supply of Club jacket patches for sale at $5.00 and magnetic name tags can be ordered at $12.00/tag.  We also now have FRMC window and windshield car stickers available for free.  Gary Spencer has an inventory of FRMC ball caps for members to purchase at $18 each.  Each hat carries the Club logo on the front with unique design work on the brims and side depending on the color.  Colors are black, red, and pink and are available by contacting Gary at 
Tom Ferguson recently sent out an email announcing the availability of Club Logo Polo shirts from our new vendor R&D Embroidery in Englewood.  The shirts are available in several different colors with size specific pricing ranging from $25.49 to 30.29.  Tom will be submitting an order around May 24th so contact him if you desire a shirt and haven’t told him yet.
The 2021 Rocky Mountain Mustang RoundUp takes place as the Club’s monthly event for June on the 14th through 21st in Colorado Springs.  FRMC’s own Wendell Salas is the 2021 Roundup Chairperson with able assistance from Club VP Gary Spencer and they are looking for volunteers to assist with the daily event registrations.  So far roughly 336 cars are registered for the event with details posted on the RMMR website (  The only change to previously announced activities is the Friday night Social has been moved to the Hotel Elegante Ballroom from the Penrose Mansion to accommodate more people.  Registration for RMMR closes on June 1st so if you haven’t signed up, you need to hurry.

New Business

   Larry Standiford awarded the 2020 289 Pins to members that had earned enough points from event attendance last year.  He also shared information on two events that our sister MCA Club, the Mustang Car Club of Colorado is participating in over the next few weeks.  These are a Grand County High School Graduation Parade in Granby May 29th and a Stang & Stangs Event at Centennial Airport on July 24th.  Tom Ferguson sent out an email on these events and other upcoming shows to the members on May 17th.
Art Apple and Chuck Warren reported on their participation in the  April 25th Mayhem Racing Charities Colorwerks Rally to the Royal Gorge Bridge, Ludlow Monument, and the Car Topia Museum.  Some 50 sports and muscle cars and Fast & Furious rice burners took part in the drive which mostly used backroads and featured some sustained triple digit driving.  Chuck claimed Art nearly scared him to death pushing his GT500 convertible to keep up with the pack, but a great time was had by all and some new friends were made.
The members discussed possible Fall Drive locations and decided that with May weather being so changeable, the Club would wait until June to begin monthly Club activities outside of the regular monthly meetings.  A list of possible activities follows.
Tour of the Vehicle Vault Facility in Parker
Return to Cars Remember When Classic Cars in Littleton
Return to the Shelby Collection in Boulder
Fall Royal Gorge Bridge Drive
Rambler Ranch Tour in Elizabeth
Cussler Museum Classic Car Tour in Arvada
Gateway Classic Cars Caffeine and Chrome Tour in Englewood (last Saturday of the month)
Club Cruise Up to Golden Gate Canyon State Park from Golden
Club Cruise South on 83 to Monument Up on 105 to 85
Upcoming discussions at Club Meetings will determine the times and dates for activities agreed upon.  The next meeting will be at Café Del Sol at 7:00pm, Friday June 11th prior to the kickoff of RMMR.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:33pm.
The following list represents upcoming club or other events of interest.  
May 22 – Rumble at Berkeley Park Car Show, 48th and Tennyson, Denver
May 29 – Grand County Graduation Parade, 765 North 2nd St, Granby, CO contact
June 11 – Front Range Mustang Club Monthly Meeting, 7:00pm Café Del Sol, 608 Garrison Street, Lakewood, CO
June 12-13 – Tri-State Swap Meet, National Western Stock Show
June 14-21 – Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, Colorado Springs, CO
June 27 – All Ford Picnic and Car Show, Arapahoe Park 44th and Indiana, Golden, CO
July 23-25 – Follow the Yellow Brick Road National MCA Show, Overland Park, KS
July 24 – Stang & Stangs, Wings Over the Rockies Hanger, Centennial Airport, contact
July 25 – Bank of Colorado/Highlands Ranch Hot Rodders Club Charity Show, Union & 6th Ave
July 30 – August 1 – SAAC 46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
August 15 – Fairmount Cemetery Car Show, 430 S. Quebec St contact 720-323-4634
August 21 – Holy Rollers Charity Car Show, Broomfield, CO
August 28 – Golden Oldies Car Classic, O’Meara Ford 400 W 104th Ave, Northglenn, CO contact 303-254-5045
September 3-5 – The Great Mustang Roundup National MCA Show, Mustang, OK
September 12 – Ability Connection Colorado Concours d’ Elegance & Exotic Sports Car Show, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO
October 7-10 – Spirit of the West National MCA Show, Tucson, AZ
If you’d like an event you are interested in 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.  Note, some events in the calendar like standing Coffee and Cars shows may not be currently active due to the pandemic so it is good to check before going.

Treasurer's Report

The Club had $1,652.32 in the checking account with Vectra Bank as of the meeting date.  All state registration fees, insurance premiums, website costs, and club affiliation dues for FRMC have been paid for the year.

MCA Report

President Larry noted that the MCA has posted an opening for the Office Manager job for the national headquarters.  MCA Nationals and local Mustang and car events of interest are posted on the FRMC Website Event Calendar to encourage participation.