Sunday, April 15, 2018 came with rain and ice, making the observance of National Mustang Day less than ideal.

A cold and wet Bullitt Mustang keeps vigil at Ford World HQ.

Mike Berardi provided us with a warm and dry spot. So while we weren’t driving Mustangs, we did have many fine examples to look at. And even some not so fine.

Our host, Mike Berardi, gave us a warm welcome on a cold day. Rich Teeple served us a sumptuous lunch.

After having our fill, it was on to the Emagine Theatre in Canton for our private screening of BULLITT.

If you weren’t there, we had front row seats for you. With popcorn and drinks.

After the show we had a discussion period and a Jay Leno trailer to tease us about an upcoming episode featuring the 2019 Bullitt Mustang.

Read Chuck Griffiths’ account in Shelby Life



Thanks to our friends at Gorno Ford for allowing us to put on another swap meet.

Thanks to John Yarema for heading up this event.

Thanks to the vendors that brought their wares to sell.

Thanks to those who came to browse and more importantly buy.

Thanks to the volunteers who came out and worked.

Thank God it didn’t snow.

Read all about it in Shelby Life



John Yarema, after many years of effort for the Motor City Region, is leaving to pursue other interests.

We thank him for all he has done for us, not only for producing both the Gorno Ford and Show & Go Swap Meets. But also inviting us to his home so that we could cruise the Eastside.

While we will miss John, we need to fill his large shoes with someone or maybe some two. Please consider stepping up to help our club.



Not quite the same as last summer. Nobody had their top down today.


Enjoyable afternoon with members and friends.


Special Thanks to Rich Teeple for the incredible SAAC-MCR ice sculpture.

Dinner was excellent,

President White used his influence so that Brad Keselowski not only won in the #2 Ford,

but Ford was 1-2-3-4 at the finish of the Daytona Clash.

See Newsletter for the full story.

 2018 Shelby Life Newsletter

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!