2015 Year End Review:
October 3rd, 2015:
Wild Horse Fall Open Show
Stable Spirit Cookoff and Benefit
August 8th, 2015:
Bolton Ford Wounded Warrior Project show
May 23rd, 2015:
Silsbee Ford all Ford show
May 2nd, 2015:
Cruise to the Pickett House
February 7th, 2015
Wild Horses receive an Award!
Our 2014 Year End Review
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2014 WHMC Christmas Party
December 6th, 2014
The club members seem to have a fetish with boxes…
Cruis’n Silsbee Show
October 11th, 2014
Annual Silsbee Ford Fall Show
October 4th, 2014
Beaumont Chamber of Commerce BBQ Cookoff and Car Show
September 13th, 2014
Rao’s Night Version of Coffee and Cars
August 2nd, 2014
Benefit for Stable Spirits at Elk’s Lodge in Beaumont
August 1st & 2nd, 2014
Mustangs VS Camaros Car Show in Houston at Fuddrucker’s
July 27th, 2014
Mustangs took the win!!!
Cruise to the San Jacinto Monument, Battleship, and Monument Inn Restaurant
July 19th, 2014
Steve Flores Appreciation Benefit at Classic Chevrolet
July 12th, 2014
May 18th, 2014
Aeros & Autos
May 17th, 2014
Lumberton High School Project Graduation Car Show
May 17th, 2014
Boy’s Haven Car Show
May 10th, 2014
Rao’s Sweet Rides Car Show
May 3rd, 2014
Congratulations to our club for the highest attendance award!!!
Wild Horse Mustang Club 10th Annual Mustang and all Ford Show
May 3rd, 2014
Gullo Ford 5th annual show in Conroe
Presented by the Northside Mustang Club
Fun Ford Weekend at Royal Purple Raceway
March 29th and 30th
30th Spindletop Rod and Classic Car show in Nederland
March 22nd & 23rd
Vidor “Woods” Car show and benefit for Lexi Bertrand
March 9th, 2014
Sterling Family Car show and benefit at Lumberton High School
February 23rd, 2014
2014 Pickett House Cruise
Wild Horse Mustang Club 2013 Year Review
Ponies in the Park – aka Mr. Todd’s Wild Ride
In April of 2013, The Wild Horse Mustang Club hosted its very first Mustang Club of America National Show at Ford Park in Beaumont, TX. As all MCA national events are, this was a 3 day show. While the club is well versed in hosting the single day shows, filling 3 days was going to be a challenge.
The adventure began in the summer of 2011 when a group of officers had the bright idea that we could do this after having attended some other national MCA shows. WE put together a bid proposal and submitted it to the MCA National Show Committee in July of 2011 for consideration. At the October Board of Directors meeting in Dallas, it was recommended and approved by the MCA BOD to award this event to our little club. It was at this point we suspected we may have the tiger by the tail.
We formed our show committee and read, reread, digested, and condensed the 45 page show guidelines document for putting on National Shows. We began meeting 18 months out from the show opening. Our Webmaster had already registered the domain name before we could get back from Dallas, and worked to set up “Ponies in the Park” We had roughly 10 sub committees for all the various aspects of putting this show on. Our first order of business was to let the contracts with Ford Park and a host hotel. The rental fees for Ford Park were going to be a chunk of change that had to be covered. That was a big hurdle for us. We had a lot to do over the next 18 months to get dinners, banquets, vendors, sponsors, attendees, you name it. There is a ton of planning that goes into doing one of these, especially if you’re going to do it right.
When the big day finally came, Thursday April 18, 2013 was move in day at Ford Park. The club showed up in force to help make final preparations and the weather also moved in. It got cold, windy, and aquatic. Not ideal weather for a car show. We got vendors and show logistics set up. Friday dawned clear and cold and we opened for business at 8:00 am sharp. It was not long and we had contestants lined up waiting to get in. MCA showed up with their entourage and began getting their stuff ready. Judges meeting started at 10:30 and judging began at noon. Judging committee was handled by our friends from Mustang Club of Houston. At the close of the day at 5:00, our Jefferson County Sheriff’s officers began the night watch and everyone else motored over to Spindletop/Gladys City for the BBQ dinner. That was a huge success other than it was too windy to blow the gusher for the attendees.
Saturday was a big day for everyone – We had cars getting parked inside and out, unexpected vendors showing up, expected vendors not showing up, but believe it or not, it was pretty much hitting on all cylinders as everyone knew what their job was and they were taking care of business. 7:00 in the morning quickly progressed to 5:00 in the afternoon once again. Show Chairman, Todd Quick, was scurrying around the entire venue checking on things and answering questions. By the close of on-site registration, we had over 275 cars in the show. Some drove in, some were trailered, some were dropped off straight from the restoration shops. The spectators were showing up all day long to look at the cars and shop for souvenirs with the vendors. Attendees were making the rounds on vendors and to check out all the other fine rides entered in the show. All in all everyone was having a great time and the show was going well.
Saturday evening held another surprise for attendees of the banquet. In addition to having some reptilian encounters with some of Gator Country’s inhabitants, a Cajun feast was put on by the Holiday Inn staff that was superb. For entertainment, we had Mr. John Clor, from the Ford Performance Group in Dearborn Michigan give a talk and slideshow all about the Ford Mustang and where it might be leading to for the 50th anniversary edition. He gave a very enthusiastic presentation to the audience which was well received. There were numerous gifts and door prizes handed out and entertainment was provided for those that wanted to linger and hang out. For the show committee it was off to bed.
Sunday dawned with excellent weather. Here was the home stretch of the show. We spent the morning getting ready for the awards ceremony in the exhibit hall. Boy was everyone shocked when they saw the gorgeous running horse awards that were designed and assembled by the Northside Mustang Car Club group for the show. People were drooling to get their hands on one and those quickly became prized possessions once they were awarded. We gave out around 150 awards to show attendees. MCA officers got up and said some very nice things about the show and how it was put on. But, 3 day shows, just like one day shows, become a foot race to get loaded up and gone as soon as the 50/50 ticket gets drawn. It was amazing to see how quickly everyone gathered up their stuff, loaded it on trailers, and hauled tail. The show committee made one last round of Ford Park to make sure we didn’t leave anything behind and then we adjourned for some well-deserved adult beverages.
Over the course of 2013, numerous show attendees and MCA personnel continued to comment as our paths crossed at various places, what a great show it was and how well we did for a first time show. Everyone who was associated with Ponies in the Park and helped put it on should be very proud of their efforts put forth on behalf the Wild Horse Mustang Club. The club took the proceeds from this event and some others and was able to make in excess of $16,000 in charitable donations throughout the Golden Triangle area for children’s charities. The big question everyone keeps asking us now is “When are you going to do this again?”