Mr. Deary Gets A New Ford GT

The month of October can never be counted on for nice weather. But the 21st of 2017 provided an excellent day for William Deary to roll out his new Ford GT.

He brought some other cars as well.

Also provided a chance to join him at MIS.

And a good time was had by all.


Gilmore Museum Event


Had a nice turnout on a nice September Day

Gilmore Museum IMG_1315-group W Mk IV

  • Saturday, September 30
    • Come join us at one of the premier automotive themed museums in the country! Located in the rolling countryside of Hickory Corners, the huge museum complex includes many buildings, a number that are marque specific & several designed in the theme of an era specific dealership. New museums & displays are being created all the time, so if you’ve been there before you’ll see some familiar friends & new ones too!  Selecting a location on the west side hopefully enables those not in the SE MI area to meet with us, & encourages Team Shelby – Great Lakes Region members on the west side & neighboring states to meet with their Motor City Chapter brethren!  For those traveling from the Detroit metro area, we will pick a meet up location – somewhere west of Ann Arbor off I-94, & time (likely 9:30AM?) – both to be identified later.For those traveling from other directions or solo, target is to arrive at Gilmore by 11:30AM.More details to follow.Please use the “Going” feature on the club Facebook page so we can get an idea of how many people to expect.
    • We will have special parking inside the complex on the museum grounds, so you won’t have to worry about pedestrian parking door dings! We will be parking as a group on the grassy center court of the museum grounds, & add eye candy for other visitors to the museum!!
    • Admission is $11/adult (regular admission is $13)!
    • We will have a limited number of door prizes to share with lucky participants!



Mustang Man – Giuliano Zuccato


UPDATE:  On January 14, 2017, Giuliano was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer  (see Wikipedia for more info on the disease).  Treatment is underway.  This is another of life challenges that he is faced with – please pray for him! 

On December 1, 2016, we were treated to a return visit by Giuliano Zuccato, one of the sculptors on the original Mustang.  In addition to sharing the inside story of working on the first Mustang with the Heros of History, & his total career in the automotive industry, almost more important was the challenges in life he overcame & his giving back to the country that made it all possible.  We were also joined be members of the Mid-Michigan Mustang club that drove down from Frankenmuth, as well as Jason from Team Shelby.  If you ever get a chance to listen to Giuliano’s story, don’t pass it up!

Gail Halderman’s Mustang Museum


MOCSEM invited SAAC-MCR members to join them for a cruise to Gail Halderman’s “Man Cave”, better known as Halderman’s Mustang Museum, located near Tipp, Ohio, on Sept. 24. We caravanned with 20 or so Mustangs and other Ford vehicles, making quite a sight.

Steve & Cathy White and Rich & Sandy Tweedle joined with Mike Rey, John Clors and MOCSEM members at the museum where Mr. Halderman, who designed the ’64-1/2 Mustang style, has put on display some vehicles, including a red 1964-1/2 Mustang convertible, a couple of Model A’s, and a Thunderbird, many of his styling drawings of future products through his career, and models and other collectable items relating to the Mustang.

Gale Halderman gave a talk on his career, starting with how he was hired (including showing us the car design he did the night before his interview), grew into designing and how he came to be the one to draw what became the Mustang.

We were also treated to a Roast Pig, pulled pork sandwich lunch.

MOCSEM President Mike Rey and John Clor presented Mr. Halderman and his wife with MOCSEM club jackets

The day started cool, but changed to sunny & warm.  Sorry that many of you missed a great experience.  A larger presence of SAAC-MCR members would have been great.

Rich Tweedle

Get Ready for our Fall Cruise


Saturday, October 22, kicking off at 10:30AM

The leaves are finally peaking, & should make for colorful & fun drive + activities!

For more details, see the “Upcoming Events” page under the “Events” tab in the header above, & also please “register” on our Facebook events page (Shelby American Automobile Club – Motor City Region) so we know approximately how may & whom to be looking forward to participating.