FRMC Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date and Location

The Saturday, May 13th FRMC Member Meeting was called to order by President Larry Standiford at approximately 11:16am at Romano’s Italian Restaurant in Littleton, Colorado at 5666 S Windermere St.

Submitted by Tom Ferguson, Secretary/Treasurer

Attendees Included

Larry Standiford
Tom Ferguson
Larry Snodgrass
Frank Herbst
Melinda Bateman
Michael Bateman
Lori Revesz
John Revesz
Paul Revesz
Tom Rupprecht
Wendell Salas
Gary Spencer
Jillian Spencer
John McNurney

Old Business

The Club has 28 paid family memberships so far in 2023. 
        The Mustang Cruise to Rosie’s Diner in Monument on May 6th was well attended with 29 ponies and 61 folks showing up for the drive and late lunch from 5 different clubs plus 4 cars with no club affiliation.  FRMC had 11 members take part and SAAC Colorado had 7 members plus two vintage GT350s attend.  Pictures from the event are posted on the Front Range Mustang Club Facebook page. 
          Wendell Salas reported on final preparations for the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup on June 14th through the 17th.  Additional volunteers for the attendee check-in, track day and autocross at PPIR on Wednesday and Thursday would be appreciated as well as vote counters for the Show and Shine Awards Saturday in Cripple Creek.   Michael and Melinda Bateman reported that arrangements for the June 15th through 17th Colorado Mustang Stampede in Steamboat Springs are all in place.  With the MCA National and these two shows all in June, there are plenty of opportunities to get your Mustang some exercise next month.      

New Business

John and Paul Revesz are still working on leading a weekday Club Cruise into the mountains via Deer Creek Canyon later this summer with Monday or Wednesday looking like the most likely options.  Last summer’s similar cruise was a great time and ended up at a nice Italian restaurant in Conifer.   Gary Spencer is researching a possible Club outing to help with the cleanup and polish on a 1923 Ford Delivery Truck later this summer.   
        Chuck Warren’s annual 4th of July Party will be deferred to a date to be determined as Chuck does not believe his deck enhancement construction will be completed in time for the 4th.  Stay tuned for updates.
       The possibility of increasing the Club Dues for 2024 to somewhere in the range of $40 or $50 was discussed as cost increases for insurance, the Holiday Party subsidy, and the FRMC website have bitten into the Club’s cash reserves in the last two years.  The current $30 cost for Club Dues has been in place as long as anyone could remember and there was broad support for an increase among the members in attendance.
       With next month being extremely busy with events, it was decided not to hold a regular June member meeting.  Therefore, the next FRMC meeting will be Saturday, July 8th at Romano’s Italian Restaurant, 11am.  FRMC is sticking to the Saturday meeting schedule as opposed to switching to Friday nights because Romano’s is such a great place to gather and eat, and with the meetings concluding by 1pm at the latest, most of the day is left for other activities.
       The following list represents upcoming club or other events of interest.  
May 21 – Max Taps /Taste of Philly Car Show, 2660 County Line Rd, Littleton, 10am – 1pm
June 4 -  Colorado Concours d’Elegance, Arapahoe Community College, 9am to 3pm $10/person or $50/entrant. Flyer in FRMC website Bullitt-N Board
June 9-11 – Mustang Enchantment MCA National Show, Albuquerque, NM Balloon Festival Park
June 10 – 41st Annual Canon Car Club Car Show, The Abbey, Canon City, CO. Flyer in FRMC website Bullitt-N Board
June 11 – Veteran’s Appreciation Car Show, 3141 Centennial Blvd, Colorado Springs, 10am-2pm,
June 14-17 – Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, Pikes Peak International Raceway and Cripple Creek, Flyer in FRMC website Bullitt-N Board
June 15-17 – Colorado Mustang Stampede, Steamboat Springs, Flyer in FRMC website Bullitt-N Board
June 24 – Ye Olde Auto Club’s 14th Annual Car Show, Adams County Historical Society Museum, Brighton, CO, 9601 Henderson Rd,
July 8 – FRMC Monthly Meeting, 11am Romano’s Italian Restaurant, 5666 S Windermere St, Littleton, CO 80120
July 16 – El Paso County Fair Car Show, Fair & Events Center, Calhan, CO, 10am-2pm,
July 27-30 – Race to Indy MCA National Show, Plainfield, IN Hendricks County Fairground,
July 29 – Red Lion Run Classic Car, Truck & Bike Show, Leprino Foods, 1830 W 38th Ave, Denver, 10am-3pm,
August 5 – 6th Annual Rocky Mountain Car Show, Swap Meet, Rocky Mountain Metro Airport, Broomfield, CO.  Flyer in FRMC website Bullitt-N Board
August 5 – 47th Annual Horsefeathers All Ford Car Show, Westrail Tap & Grill, 195 South Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228, Flyer in website Bullitt-N Board
September 8-10 – Fun In The Sun MCA Grand National Show, Melbourne, FL American Muscle Car Museum,
October 6-8 –  Stampede to the Heartland II MCA National Show, Topeka, KS.  Heartland Motorsports Park.

       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

Treasurer, Tom Ferguson, reported the Club had $806.69 in the Vectra Bank checking account.  The $30.00 FRMC dues for 2023 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.  Tom is holding the name tags for new members, Jim and Susan Johnston, Don and Joyce Wuebker, and has ordered tags for Joyce Morales-Caramella and Ben Caramella.  Please come to a future event to get your tags, guys!

MCA Report

The Mustang Enchantment MCA National Show in Albuquerque on June 9th through the 11th is fast approaching and President Larry has this message for any members or friends planning on attending:
Hi Gang,
For those of you going to the Rio Grande Show in Albuquerque- and would like to drive down with others, I am going down on Thursday, the 8th of June.
Plan on meeting at Rosie's Diner, June 8th at 9 am. Hoping to leave by 9:30 am, at the latest, so if you want breakfast- which is quite good- get there earlier.
The first planned stop is just before Raton Pass, this is about 160 miles. I am sure a few more stops will happen before reaching Albuquerque, including a lunch stop. 
I understand that Art and Chuck are also going on Thursday, let us know who else is driving down on Thursday. 
If you are going down on Friday, I suggest the same meeting times at Rosie's Diner. Let me know what day you are going, and contact me if you need more information.
See you all soon,
    Larry Standiford ( or 303-660-5326)