Well, no one can say that I can't get dirty with the best of them! When I bought my SVO I decided that I wanted to learn as much about the car as possible and that also included working on it. I have always been interested in that part of car ownership but never had any good teachers. Thanks to Lou Medina, Dean Cofer, Tony Partida, Harry Davis and Dean Rogers I think I am getting there.
DVMA Board Member & NorCal SVOOA Events Coordinator
Vallejo. CA -- Saturday afternoon a group of us were mapping the parking arrangements, posting signs and laying out the barricades and the wind was howling through the parking lot with enough force to down barricades. This didn't bode well for Fun Ford Sunday. However, Sunday
dawned with clear skies and just cool breeze. There was no sign of the blustery day that preceded.
Many members of the Nor Cal Ford Car Council had expressed worries that the crowds wouldn't show up to the new Solano Fairgrounds venue, but their fears proved groundless. There were well over 400 cars in attendance. Galaxies, Falcons, Fairlanes, A's, T's, Thunderbirds, Trucks. assorted other Fords. Lincolns, Mercurys, Jaguars and, of course, Mustangs filled the fairground's parking lot when our parking chores came to an end. We had to keep stuffing Mustangs into the Mustang rows until they seemed ready to burst from overfilling.
One of the most popular attractions was the pre-production 2002 Thunderbird that S & C Ford brought to the show. The crowd never seemed to drift away from it. Elizabeth Cofer and Donna Baker and Bruce Baker got to take the Thunderbird for a drive; Debbie Guyton only got to ride shotgun on one trip. You should have seen the envious looks from the bystanders. The drivers had nothing but praise for the new car.
The crowd of Ford fans was cheerful and enjoyed a great day.
Antioch, CA -- The participants started showing up at a quarter to 8am and kept coming, and coming and coming until about noon. All in all we had 126 registered Mustangs from 1964 to present day. There was some first class restorations and some great mods represented.
Everyone knew their spot and helped! DVMA's store was busy all day, selling raffle tickets. Over 70 items were there to give away donated by various vendors throughout the day which ended at 2 pm. We had fun, doing that.
We had a tech session by Bruce Couture, from Nor Cal Shelby and VMQA on T-5 transmission installations in eariy model mustangs. There were various clubs in attendance from, BAMA, SAC, VMOA, Sierra, Nor Cal Shelby and Golden Hills. The NorCal SVOOA was out in force with 12 vehicles including 2 from LA. There were people there from Sacramento to San Jose.
What a turn out!!