Let’s look back at 2019.
Let’s look back at 2019.
All enjoyed Ford vs. Ferrari at the MJR Marketplace Cinema in Sterling Heights, MI on Saturday at the matinee. We then went to El Charro of Fraser for dinner and discussed the film.
Most agreed that it was an excellent film. If you ever met Carroll Shelby, heard him speak, heard or read stories about him, you know the events of the past are not static. So if someone points out a discrepancy or two in the movie, it’s unlikely that Mr. Shelby would have concerned himself about a few details. He would approve of it as a good story.
Thanks to Rich Tweedle putting this plan together.
And a thank you to our friends at Team Shelby for posters, shown below, handed out after dinner.
STOP THE PRESSES!
Dates changed to 17th-19th.
2020 National Convention
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
June 10-12, 2020 June 17-19, 2020.
The Shelby American Automobile Club returns to Indianapolis for SAAC-45, offering 3 days of motorsports fun. Two full days of Open Track, Indoor Concours Judging, Popular Vote car Show and the opportunity to run parade laps on the most famous track in the USA
“The ‘Brickyard’ provides the perfect venue for history, track action and car shows.”
New features to be added to our favorite activities
We are planning a Night at the Museum, an evening program like no other that will pack the room, and extra driving activities like Cruise Tours, Poker Run and Autocross..plus a few more surprises. Mark your calendars and watch for updates as they are finalized.
Initial Schedules and Hotel Information will be announced shortly.
NOTE: The iPhone says it’s 304 miles from Little Daddy’s to IMS and should only take 4 hours and 49 minutes to get there. What’s your next excuse?
SAAC-MCR held it’s Fantasy Trans-Am around noon at Waterford Hills on Sunday, October 6, 2019 during Half-Time of the Open Track Day.
A beautiful sunny Sunday. Fun was had by all.
For more pictures of the Fantasy Trans-Am Click Here.
Thanks to Mike Nyberg (yellow cap, yellow car) for putting this all together.
While not all of us got the memo that deleted meeting at Canterbury Village, those that did show up enjoyed the hot cider and donuts.
Official start of the cruise became Neal Porter’s collection. Mr. Porter took the time to give a short history / report on each car in the building. Quite a diverse group of cars, from a ’37 Packard that two sailors on 30 leave bought in New York, to a ’53 Buick Skylark Sports convertible that was part of the General Motors “Promise of Tomorrow”, to a Dual Ghia that Chrysler should have produced, but ended as a private deal with the Italian firm. With a Boss 302, a Canadian Ford, and several other cars in between.
The cruise continued following the maps supplied by our coordinator, Mike Nyberg, there is an unconfirmed report of one member who refused to believe it was raining and made the journey to Greg’s Restaurant with the top down.
It has been confirmed that the ribs were good and the onion rings, huge. Those that went agreed it was an excellent event, in spite any complications.
Mr. Tweedle has more photos of event: Neal Porter Collection
This snake event wasn’t even on our calendar of events, but then Jeff Grice, president of the Great Lakes Cobra Club, invited us to join them in a joint car show along with the Viper Club for the Grand Re-Opening of the Southfield Dealers Body Shop.
Several Shelby Club members attended, taking advantage of the refreshments and enjoying the music provided by the DJ.
Looking for books or magazines on automobiles? An exotic model or die-cast? How about a gift for your car loving friends?
PASTEINER’S is the place you want to go. Located at 33202 Woodward Ave. Birmingham, MI 48009 (just north of 14 Mile Rd.) (248) 646-2886
Saturday mornings from 8:00 to 10:00 is either the best or worst time to go. The parking lot is overflowing with all types of interesting vehicles and the store is packed. If you’re actually interested in seeing what they have, you may want to come on another day from 10:00AM to 7:00PM. For more information go to http://www.pasteiners.com
Click on SHELBY LIFE to see how our newsletter reviews our big event for 2019.
Monday, June 3,2019, was brought to you by the Motor City Region.
We at SAAC-MCR have had the use of Gorno Ford’s facilities to hold swap meets for the last 37 years. In recognition of that, John Yarema and Craig Shefferly present an official SAAC-MCR clock to Ms. Cindy Gorno-Czarnik so, hopefully our friends at Gorno Ford won’t forget us.