FRMC Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date and Location

The Saturday, November 11th 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.

Submitted by Tom Ferguson, Secretary/Treasurer

Attendees Included

Larry Standiford
Tom Ferguson
Travis Reeder
Lee Davis
Caleb Davis
Frank Herbst
Keith Johnson
Paul Revesz
John Revesz
Jim Dowdell
Carol Dowdell
Terry Frank
Joyce Morales-Caramella
Ben Caramella
Wendell Salas
Mike Thomas
Don Wuebker

Old Business

 The Club has 35 paid family memberships for 2023. 
The Annual FRMC Holiday Party returns to The Club at Rolling Hills in Golden on Saturday, December 9th at 10am.  This will again be a brunch event with an optional white elephant gift exchange and has been a lot of fun in the past.  Tom Ferguson and Art Apple met with representatives from The Club at Rolling Hills on November 1st to arrange the menu and Tom sent out invitations to RSVP later that day.  A copy of the invitation is attached to this email.
With the driving season coming to a close very soon, your officers are looking for ideas for monthly events to keep the club active until Spring.  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 or The Vehicle Vault in Parker with their always changing inventory
  • Road trip to Wyoming next April 8th to view the Total Solar Eclipse

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

Ford Performance is to be congratulated for winning all three driver’s championships on the 2023 NASCAR racing circuit the weekend of November 3-5th.  It’s always nice to have bragging rights when your vehicle prevails over its rivals from Toyota and Chevrolet and this result was especially sweet as the Ford teams had lacked the speed and success of their rivals through most of the long NASCAR season.
Mike Thomas discussed his 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, a Memorial Day weekend Yellowstone Mustang Rally Run to Cody, Wyoming including overnight stays in the historic Irma Hotel (details on past Rallys are in the Yellowstone Mustang Rally Facebook page), and 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.
Wendell Salas provided an update on next year’s Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup which will be shortened a bit to events held on Thursday to Saturday May 13th to the 15th.  The Mountain Tour will be a drive up Pikes Peak from 10 to noon on Thursday, June 13th.  As of now, there is no open track day planned at PPIR, however, that could change if the Bullitt Mustang Club decides to integrate their annual national meeting with the RMMR.  Most activity will be run out of Cripple Creek where the host hotel, the brand new Chamonix Casino Hotel, and Show n’ Shine will be located.  More details will follow soon.
The next FRMC meetings will be the Holiday Party on December 9th at The Club at Rolling Hills in Golden at 10am followed by Saturday, January 13th at Romano’s Italian Restaurant in Littleton at 5666 S. Windermere Street at 11am. 
      The following list represents upcoming club or other events of interest.  
December 9 – FRMC Holiday Party, 10am at The Club at Rolling Hills, 15707 W 26th Avenue in Golden 80401.  Party Announcement is attached to this email.  Please RSVP by November 20th.
January 13 – FRMC Member Meeting at Romano’s Italian Restaurant, 5666 S Windermere St in Littleton at 11am.
February 3-4 – 53rd Annual Tri-State Swap Meet, National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver,
April 5-7 – Mustang 60th Anniversary Celebration, Birmingham, AL – Barber Motorsports Park,
May 24-26 – MCA National Show/Track Event, Gravois Mills, MO – Ozark International Raceway
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 –
October 11-13 – MCA National Show, Savannah, GA – more information TBA
       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 $1,471.91 in the Vectra Bank checking account as of the meeting date.  FRMC dues for 2024 will be $50.00 and can be sent to Tom Ferguson at 525 Fox Hunt Circle, Highlands Ranch 80126 starting in November.  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 reported on the MCA Regional Directors Summit Meeting he attended on October 21-22nd at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Alabama.  He also took the opportunity to drive the famous Tail of the Dragon scenic drive in Tennessee while out East.  Vice President Gary Spencer drove his Boss 302 to the October 6-8th Stampede to the Heartland II MCA National Show in Topeka, Kansas which also served as the first MCA event of 2024 for some reason.  Gary said the weather was pretty spotty which may have caused the attendance to suffer, but it could have also been due to the MCA recently holding an earlier National in the same location.  Nevertheless, Gary’s Boss scored a silver in the judging for his class despite being pelted by every grasshopper between Denver and Kansas which made cleaning for the judging quite a challenge.  Interestingly, the fee for taking part in the open track portion of the Topeka show was $400 which underscores what a bargain the open track days for past Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundups at PPIR have been.  The remaining 2024 MCA National Show schedule is set with 4 locations including the 60th Anniversary of the Mustang Celebration at Barber Motorsports Park next April.  A full list of the shows is included in the Events of Interest at the end of these minutes.