James Ireland, President called the meeting to order at 7:00pm with 19 members in atten-dance. The June minutes were approved as published in the Pony Express.
Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Carol Sipes was out of town. Last month’s report read by James. James stated two more members had been added. Report approved.
MCA Report: MCA Representative Tom Sipes was out of town attending a Fox Body Convention in Ohio.
New members present: Ricky Pridemore of Mabelvale, owner of an 2004 GT Convertible.
Johnathan Durey of Conway, owner of a 2009 GT.
James reminded members of the rally with the Four States club coming up in August. Pavilion #1 on DeGray Lake is reserved 10am to 2pm(Editor note - This event has been cancelled and possibly moved to October). Our club participated last year with approximately 10 to 13 members. Members brought picnic lunches and reported having a lot of fun. James invited the Red River (Louisiana) club to join us as well. We will follow up on the invitation to confirm participa-tion.
Dale Mashburn gave a report on the events at Tulsa, in particular the cruise Thursday night of the meet. The cruise ran along the riverfront area and ended in the historic downtown. Starting at about 5pm, the Tulsa Police Department did an excellent job of defending the route, including pull-ing a few wayward minivans that squeezed in to the cruise out of the line and on to side streets. Aside from lots of late model Shelbys, there were two 1968 1/2 factory 428cj drag cars sitting alongside one of the new CJ cars, at least 3 Torinos, and an Australian Falcon. A large array of Mustangs with race history. Something for everyone to enjoy. Dale contrasted this year’s cruise to the cruise in 1979. That year was lead off by a 427 Cobra and traveled one half mile down Peoria Avenue.
Our own Brian Harris got to spend some quality time on the Hallett Road track. Kevin Olson rode along on some laps.
Participation at the Tulsa Dragstrip was slightly down from previous years, most likely credited to the intense heat experienced last year.
Show Chairman Report: Dale Cole reported no show meeting was held last month. Dale pointed out we are in the three month window before the show. Issues to be dealt with in committee in-clude ordering trophies and tee shirts. Brian has agreed to work for the show handling the sound package. He will take care of any licensing issues as needed.
Tina Cole was the winner of the door prize, a beautiful 1966 Mustang puzzle with tin box.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:00pm.