SAAC-MCR Helps Young Enthusiast with Heart Condition

Proud that SAAC-MCR was able to assist MRT in making a ’65 Mustang safer for a young heart transplant patient in Kansas, by donating a collapsible steering column to the build.



Show & Go 41 -Track (GO) Results

4 of the 5 New Generation GT350’s showed what they’re made of at the track!

Monday June 13, 2016, the day following the Show, was the Go at Waterford Hills Road Racing Course.  A mild day made for good track time, with a few sprinkles briefly mid day that scared away a few participants.  However, we had an astonishing 5 new GT350’s attend the event – 1 GT350R & 4 street GT350’s of various flavors.  That’s a full 25% of the total participants were new GT350’s – living up to their heritage & intended purpose!!!!!!!!




Show & Go 41 – Car Show Results

Large group of attendees at this years event.

180 cars represented 45 of 50 possible classes of Ford powered vehicles, & 300 spectators, with absolutely perfect weather on June 12, 2016 for our 41st annual Show at Ford World Headquarters (the “Green House”).

We had a record of 10 sponsors for Best of Show awards this year, with representatives from 4 of the sponsors to help select & present their awards to the recipients.  We’d like to thank the sponsors & congratulate the winners represented in the list below (to be added soon).

Car # Owner Car Color Car Description Class #
Best Shelby Award sponsored by The Carroll Collection
51 148 Dale Jerome Black ’08 Super Snake 11
Best Early Mustang Award sponsored by National Parts Depot                         ’65-73
52 298 Lori Jameson Laser Red ’65 Convertible 17
Best Fox Mustang Award sponsored by National Parts Depot                        ’79-93
53 281 Dave Stinson Red/White ’95 GT Convertible 23
Best Late Mustang Award sponsored by CDC                                                         ’94-09
54 263 Ed Kasputis Blue ’07 Convertible 26
Best Latest Mustang Award sponsored by MRT                                                         ’10-16
55 289 Mike Magei Red/Black ’15 Outlaw 28
Best Ford Award sponsored by Total Performance
56 126 Frank Smith Cream & Gold ’76 Grand Marquis 32
Best Truck Award sponsored by National Parts Depot
57 158 Scott Cantrell Red & White 73 F-100 43
Best Engine Award sponsored by GR Auto Gallery
58 111 Mike Torsell White/Blue stripes ’06 Roush 16
Best Paint Award sponsored by Jack Demmer Ford
59 110 Rick Smith Root Beer-Cream ’57 Fairlane 31
Best of Show Award sponsored by Tom Holzer Ford
60 285 Jim Westfall Black ’08 GT500KR 11

We also had a number of special awards involving the next generation of enthusiasts: places 1-3 for the Kid’s coloring contests, Kid’s Choice award, & Kid’ pick of the vehicle they’d most like to see as a Hot Wheel.

Kid’s Choice Selections
Car # Owner Car Color Car Description Class #
Kid’s Choice – Best of Show Award sponsored by SAAC-MCR
61 151 Mark Harper Red ’72 Gran Torino 39
Kid’s Choice – Most like to see as a Hot Wheel Award sponsored by SAAC-MCR
62 292 Mark Laskosky Teal & Red ’79 F-250 43
Kid’s Choice to see turned into a Hot Wheel.
Kid’s Coloring Contest
1st Place Kaylie Harper Age = 9 1966 GT350S Supercharged 1/24 scale diecast – Green
2nd Place Jack Bearman Age = 10 1965 GT350R Prototype 1/24 scale diecast – White
3rd Place Hunter Podczervinski Age = 11 1965 Cobra Team Truck & Trailer w/GT350 1/43

(We may provide a complete list of all class winners, but need a volunteer to transcribe the hand written list to digital – unlikely)  

For more information on the event, click on the link below to read the report in Ford Performance’s Fast News weekly newsletter:

Show 41 Event Report in Fast News




Klassic Haulers “Meet & Greet” at MRT

Thanks to everyone who came out from Klassic Haulers truck club & Shelby American Automobile Club – Motor City Region (SAAC-MCR) for a “meet & greet” at MRT, hosted by Scott Hoag. We had 45 people show up, & after a brief meeting by Klassic Haulers, SAAC-MCR’s Mark Kulwik discussed our upcoming Show & Go 41 & invited their members to attend. The evening ended with a detailed tour of MRT’s facilities & description of their businees model by Scott.
As both a former member of Klassic Haulers in the late 70′ – early 80’s, also serving as their newsletter editor for two years, & current President of SAAC-MCR, I was happy to see the two clubs come together & see some old friends!
Many thanks to Richard Teeple for arranging the event & providing the food & drinks (& cookies too!). Hope we will see many classic trucks at our show on June 12th!