Shelby Club goes to the Movies Saturday November 16 1:30pm Matinee

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.

 

SAAC45 INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY JUNE 17-19, 2020

STOP THE PRESSES!

Dates changed to 17th-19th.

2020 National Convention
SAAC-45
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?

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Snakes in the Grass Fizzles in the Drizzle.

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.

Mr. & Mrs. Hermans didn’t let a little rain stop them.

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

Despite the rain, Snakes on Telegraph was an unexpected pleasure.

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.

Brian would have preferred the Factory Five Cobra, but did win a Fitbit Versa. So while he’s not riding, he’ll know how many steps he’s walking.
David Thomas was another hourly drawing winner. Four tickets to the McLaren PGA tournament at Warwick Hills.
Scott Adams brought Marlys out for dinner and drinks, when they’re free you can afford gas for the GT500.

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Phil Jacobs and Dale Rabe present Mr. Pasteiner with a Letter of Appreciation from SAAC-MCR.

Thank you Gorno Ford, for 37 years of support.

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.

John Yarema, Cindy Gorno-Czarnik, and Craig Shefferly

NATIONAL MUSTANG DAY (OBSERVED) Saturday, April 13, 2019

55th anniversary of the first Mustang was observed starting at Ford World Headquarters beginning at 10:00 AM. From there we cruised to the Ford Assembly Plant in Flat Rock in honor of today’s Mustang. From there we went to Pete’s Garage for something to eat and a chance to socialize. Ran into the Great Lakes Cobra Club having their meeting.

National Mustang Day at Ford World HQ

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